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10 Restaurants With Private Rooms for Your Next Party

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Whether you’re looking for a casual spot for an intimate get together or a large gathering with friends or family, one of these 10 restaurants with great private dining rooms will surely suit your needs.

Blackbird

Going with Blackbird’s running aviation theme, the restaurant’s private room is named The Cabin. The space can seat 22 guests at one long table, and those who reserve are offered a selection of set menus or a bespoke menu with matching wine pairings. Additionally, the restaurant’s garden and covered terrace can seat up to 70 people.

6752, 1229 Makati Avenue, Makati; 828-4888;

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Cirkulo

Chef J. Gamboa’s Cirkulo has been an institution for Spanish cuisine since it opened in 1995. The restaurant allows 10 to 16 persons in its private room. Classics to try include the roasted bone marrow with beef mole asado, the slow-roasted beef belly with horseradish cream, and the cochinillo.

900 A. Arnaiz Avenue corner Paseo De Roxas, San Lorenzo Village, Makati; 810 2763;

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Elbert’s Steak Room

Elbert’s, one of the city’s favorite steakhouses, has a private room that seats about 15 to 16 people. Unlike other private rooms, it’s located in another floor adjacent from the restaurant’s cigar and single-malt whiskey bar. While you’re there, order the USDA-certified prime grade meat which is prepared days in advance.

3A Sagittarius Building III, 111 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati; 519-8665;

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Chef Chele Gonzalez’s test kitchen inside the restaurant, Studio Lab, doubles as a private dining room. It seats 10 people and you can choose between three, five, and eight-course degustation menus. For a special treat, book the monthly Chef’s Table where you’ll be delighted by the special menu.

5/F Clipp Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig; 218-3895;

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Grace Park

Margarita Forés “farm to table, seed to plate” concept is great for casual gatherings. The mezzanine at Grace Park can accommodate 15 people. Must-trys include the roast organic duck and fruit and the river prawns with anchovy butter.

Rockwell Drive, Makati; 843-7275;

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La Cabrera

The newly-opened La Cabrera at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila has several private rooms for any occasion. Each can seat up to 14 people and the rooms can be combined to accommodate more. For starters, order the provoleta then the asado del centro and cuadril for the main course. End the meal with the degustacion, a dessert sampler.

Edsa Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong; 633-8888;

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M Dining

M Dining’s private room is perfect for a group of your closest acquaintances which can accommodate a maximum of 10 people. The restaurant does have other options for a larger crowd including the M Bar (25 persons) and the Main Dining Room (70 people). M Dining’s classics like the tagliolini bottarga and duck confit are a must-try.

3/F, Alegria Alta Building, 2294 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati; 810-3565;

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Toyo Eatery

Named the Miele One to Watch by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Toyo Eatery is go-to for chef Jordy Navarra innovative use of Filipino flavors and traditions. On the second floor of the restaurant is a private dining room that can fit up to 14 guests. Start with the restaurant’s signature dish, a salad inspired by Filipino nursery rhyme Bahay Kubo. After, choose between the grilled loin and belly of bangus, lightly grilled mackerel in grass-fed butter, or three-cut pork BBQ

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2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati; 0917-720-8630;

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Wildflour Café + Bakery

Wildflour in 8 Rockwell is the only branch with an upper floor. There, you can reserve the upstairs bar together with the private room for 30 to 35 people. For a more intimate gathering, you can opt for the private room in its newly reopened BGC original branch which can seat 15 to 20 guests. Try the bacon gruyere tarte flambee, kimchi fried rice, and steak frites for the full experience.

Rockwell Center, Ground Floor, 8, Plaza Drive, Makati; Net Lima Building, 26th Street, Taguig;

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

For a special event, book a private room at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. The restaurant’s branch at Resorts World Manila has two private rooms, each can sit up to 12 to 15 people. Our favorites include the classic Wolfgang burger, petite filet mignon, and shrimp and pomelo salad.

Newport Mall, Newport Boulevard, Pasay; 908-8888

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