61 Best Restaurants in Metro Manila: T&C's Fabulous Dine Around
Manila is quickly becoming a hotspot for great food, with another exceptional restaurant opening every other month. This makes the diner’s task more difficult—where is the best place to dine in manila? We’ve narrowed it down to the list below, from 210° Kitchen + Drinkery to Your Local.
On its second year, T&C’s Fabulous Dine Around delivers a grander celebration of great food and equally good company tapping more of Manila’s favorite restaurants.
T&C and Globe Platinum have invited over 250 guests to dine at intimate tables at one of 61 host restaurants. After dinner, guests will converge for a nightcap at an after party at the Sage Bar at Makati Shangri-La.
210° Kitchen + Drinkery
Much has evolved behind the scenes of this restaurant by day, watering hole by night establishment. There are definitely fresh ideas brewing,
Icon Plaza, 25th Street corner 6th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 0995.015.2129
Having recently crossed its four-year mark, the brainchild of young couple Gab Bustos and Thea de Rivera is constantly proving it’s got more to dish out. In honor of its anniversary, the izakaya-style eatery along Guijo Street in Makati has released a new menu of dishes available until further notice. Apart from its new offerings, the Asian-focused dishes Bustos serves up remain enchanting in both taste and plating.
7635 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, 0915.663.2823
A staple favorite in Makati’s dining scene, Azuthai has always been known for its delicious traditional Thai recipes prepared by chef
Milky Way Building, 900 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati, 817.6252
The mere mention of tapas and pintxos already cause one to daydream of the Spanish fare at one of Bar Pintxos’ outposts. Three years ago,
Don Gesu Building, Don Jesus Boulevard, Muntinlupa, 831.0065; Fairways Tower, 5th Avenue corner McKinley Street, Bonifacio Global City, 810.1307; Paseo Parkview Tower, San Augustin Corner Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, 845.4952
BCN by Rambla
If Rambla serves up Spanish food attractions like paella, its littler sister BCN takes the road less traveled with more obscure offerings. This contemporary dining space named after the airport code of Barcelona is the place to get your unpretentious tapas fix on a special night out. Perhaps one of its highlights, aside from the small plates, is the well-stocked cellar that houses about 100 labels of Spanish wine, personal favorites wrangled up by co-owners Uri Singla and Dani Aliaga. If you have trouble deciding, the in-house sommelier will gladly offer his knowledge. Some of the crowd-pleasers include the Arroz de Bogavante a La Parrilla with grilled lobster, and the BBQ
Grand Midori, Bolanos Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
Situated at the historic Nielson Tower, once the country’s first airport, the glamorous Blackbird has fittingly become a place where memories are made and celebrations commemorated. Intimate venues such as its Cabin or Garden and Terrace have, time and time again, served as backdrops for many a special occasion. Romantic art deco interiors aside, the food by Scottish chef Colin MacKay remains the star of this quaint restaurant. MacKay and his team have consistently maintained a menu of no-fail Asian dishes served with a contemporary twist.
Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle, Makati, 828.4888
Canton Road is one of the dining establishments to cement Shangri-La at the Fort as a food force to be reckoned with. At the helm of its kitchen, executive chef Wei Qing Wang practices his expertise in Chinese cuisine, which he gained from working as a sous chef at Le Royal Meridien, Shanghai and as chef de cuisine at Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou. Canton Road has always been known for its crossover between traditional and modern Chinese dining, highlighting cuisine from the region of Huaiyang.
Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 820.0888
Conrad Manila’s China Blue by Jereme Leung is a whole experience for the senses. From the high ceilings to the picturesque views of Manila Bay, there’s always a treat waiting to be discovered. The elegant Chinese restaurant offers Leung’s modern take on the traditional cuisine’s dim sum, appetizers, cold dishes, and barbecue dishes. On the menu, Leung’s signature Australian candy heart abalone with dried fish maw in
Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, 833.9999
The wave of Hong Kong-based establishments entering Manila does not seem like it’s going to die down anytime soon. The recent arrival of CHINO, Hong Kong’s much-lauded Mexican joint, is a testament to that trend. Behind the kitchen is chef and owner Erik
What’s special about CHINO is that it marries Japanese ingredients and techniques with Mexican recipes, and you can taste and see this unlikely combination in some of its tacos—a light tortilla topped with crispy fish, or topped with wagyu beef and Japanese mayo.
G/F One Bonifacio High, 28th Street Corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Another one of chef J. Gamboa’s culinary contributions to the Manila dining scene, Cirkulo has become an institution for Spanish cuisine, being the first to offer tapas and sangrias to Manila in 1995. While many Spanish restaurants have come and gone, Cirkulo proves to be unfazed by the trends, and it might have to do with the meticulous attention to details provided by brother and sister duo J Gamboa and Malu Gamboa Lindo. A few dishes not to be missed during a visit to Cirkulo include the roasted bone marrow with beef mole
Milky Way Building, 900 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati, 817.6252
The multi-awarded CRU Steakhouse prides itself in its hand-cut, hand-seasoned, and carefully prepared quality steaks. Aside from meat, the restaurant serves fresh seafood, loaded salads, and decadent desserts. Must-tries include the rib-eye, marbled potatoes for sides, and apple pie. Pair your steak with the restaurant’s extensive wine menu that will perfectly go with any of your viands. What separates CRU from the
Marriott Manila, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay, 988.9999
The recently rebranded NÜWA at City of Dreams wisely chose to keep its two F&B establishments, one of them being Crystal Dragon. The moody atmosphere adds mystique and a hint of intimacy to the venue. The restaurant features casual Chinese cuisine with a focus on Cantonese dishes, and diners can expect to find a recently revamped dim sum and a la carte menu that features mouthwatering favorites like
NÜWA, City of Dreams, Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque, 691.7782
Donosti takes its name from Donostia, a town located in the Basque region of Spain. The tapas and pintxos restaurant, which is managed by the M Group, takes pride in their specially made sausages such as the
NAC Building, 32nd Sreet, Bonifacio Global City, 856.0206
Elbert’s Steak Room
Since 2007, Elbert Cuenca’s namesake steakhouse has been a quintessential fine dining spot nestled along H.V. de la Costa Street in Salcedo Village. Its specialty lies in preparing USDA-certified prime grade meat, which its chef cooks to perfection and which can easily be enjoyed on its own. The premium meat is painstakingly prepped days before, when it first undertakes a slow-defrost process for 24 hours, it later sits in room temperature before it is wiped down and seasoned, cooked in a broiler until it reaches medium-rare in two minutes total, and served after resting on a hot plate for five minutes. Elbert’s Steak Room caters to lunch and dinner services. It is highly advised that you call for reservations beforehand.
Sagittarius Building III, 111 H. V. de la Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
What’s a hotel without a few fine restaurants for guests to feast in? For Solaire, one such place is Finestra, an Italian steakhouse that boasts of the culinary magic of chef Alan Marchetti and his team who put their own modern touches to classic Italian recipes. The star dish would, of course, have to be the impeccably served steaks, which come from cuts of Japanese Omi and U.S. Snake River Wagyu beef. The restaurant itself exudes opulence, with crystal chandeliers and dim lighting adding to the romantic ambiance. For more intimate gatherings, private dining spaces are available.
Solaire Resort, 1 Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Tambo, Parañaque City, 888.8888
Standing tall in the center of bustling Makati, Discovery Primea’s premier dining establishment, Flame, provides unparalleled views of the city 16 stories below it. The latest menu leaves behind European flavors and focuses solely on modern Asian cuisine. Executive chef Luis Chikiamco playfully takes familiar concepts and makes them his own. Some of the most ordered dishes at the revamped Flame include the tuna yukhoe tacos, grilled halibut jaw, char kway teow, and foie gras chawanmushi.
Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, 955.8888
Gallery by Chele
Known until recently as Gallery VASK, Gallery by Chele reopened this summer with a renewed look that traded in its once glamorous interiors for a more relaxed,
Fifth Floor, Clipp Center 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 0917.546.1673
Located at Okada Manila’s restaurant promenade, Ginza Nagaoka promises no-fuss traditional sushi and sashimi much like the
Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque, 555.5799
A little over five years ago, Grace Park by Margarita Forés came bursting onto the dining scene with a game-changing concept that forwarded the idea of “farm to table, seed to plate.” Forés, namedAsia's Best Female Chef in 2016, practices her knowledge of Italian cooking techniques to create culinary masterpieces out of locally-sourced ingredients. Some of our recommended dishes include the roast organic duck and fruit and the river prawns with anchovy butter. There is a hint of sentimentality to the restaurant, as it was named after the Caloocan neighborhood where its owner’s grandmother used to reside.
One Rockwell, Rockwell Center, Makati, 843.7275, 939.934.7223
Only a few months old, Helm is chef Josh Boutwood’s latest and most ambitious venture yet. In contrast to Boutwood’s Savage, which sits just one floor above, Helm is a streamlined 10-seater restaurant that permits front row seats for an intimate group of diners to watch the seasoned chef prepare their meal. Boutwood uses locally sourced ingredients, which he keeps displayed in clear jars on a nearby shelf. Boutwood certainly does not scrimp on ingredients, nor does he hold back on the intricacy put into each dish, which he plates elegantly. The entire affair is a feast for the eyes, as it is for the
The Plaza, Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City. 0906.234.1900
Inagiku started as a humble tempura restaurant in Asakusa, Japan back in 1866. Over a century and a half later, Chef Wataru Hikaru has been running the Makati branch at Shangri-La Makati with years of experience under his belt. The restaurant draws in Filipino and Japanese locals alike with its authentic flavors. For almost two decades, Inagiku dominates as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila. Sample the tempura dishes which put the restaurant’s name on the map. The
Makati Shangri-La, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati, 814.2580
Headed by a Michelin-starred restaurant chef Hirofumi Imamura, Kappou Imamura is a Japanese restaurant that uses premium ingredients and sophisticated techniques to make enticing well-finished dishes. What sets the restaurant apart is its successful fusion of traditional Japanese delicacies with modern elements. “My duty as the chef of this restaurant is not only to create delicious
Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Parañaque; 888.0777
From the people who brought us Mendokoro and Yushoken comes this three-part dining concept that highlights Japanese cuisine. Quirkily located within a Mazda showroom, Kazunori gives its diners a casual-cool experience with its industrial interiors that feature wood accents and
2301 Chino Roces Extension Avenue, Magallanes, Makati, 0917.836.2695
You could say Carlo Calma Lorenzana and his wife, Julia Quisimbing, brought the Argentinian
6750 Ayala Avenue, Glorietta Complex, Makati, 833.8946
The former owners of Barcino opened Las Flores back in 2012. They kept things trendy with their contemporary interiors and their modern take on Spanish cuisine. Hailing from Cataluña, Spain, the team stood out in a country heavily saturated with Spanish food. Vibrant decorations splashed across the white-washed walls and mismatched chairs make
One McKinley Place, 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 0916.619.3365; The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Full windows showcase the dramatic interiors of Lusso. Gleaming golden light and fascinating curved ceilings draw curious looks from people walking about Greenbelt. Margarita Forés does not disappoint with her exquisite dishes that make use of European flavors. Whether you’re there for afternoon tea or dinner, the meal is
Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Makati, 756.5893
At its newer and bigger location, M Dining continues to please its patrons with its continental cuisine and cozy ambiance. Fans of the former Masseto menu can still dine on their favorite classic dishes. With chef Tippi Tambunting as operations manager, executive chef Tom Bascon continues to breathe new life into its carte du jour by infusing Japanese flavors. Masseto classics like the
Allegra Alpha Building, 2294 Chino Roces Extension, Makati, 810.3565, 0917.843.3565
Marriott’s award-winning Chinese restaurant Man Ho is one of the best choices for top-notch traditional Chinese and Asian fusion dishes. You can rely on favorites like sweet and sour pork and yang chow fried rice, but give experimental dishes such as sautéed lobster with supreme sauce, steamed pink
Marriott Hotel Manila, Resorts Drive, Pasay, 988.9999
Delhi native Ranjit Chimni took his time before finally starting this venture in 2016. Mantra Bistro highlights Northern Indian flavors, heavily utilizing ingredients like tomatoes, ginger, onions, and garlic. At the heart of it all is the restaurant’s use of tandoor, which makes everything all the more authentic. One can never go wrong with classics like vegetable samosas, chicken tikka, and naan. The
The Grand Midori, Bolanos Street, Legaspi Village, Makati, 0926.049.9357
Bruce Ricketts is a culinary star in Manila’s Japanese food scene. The highly lauded Mecha Uma is a chef-driven Japanese fusion restaurant. Jorge Yulo designed the space, which showcases a unique ceiling installation. Dim lighting and raw materials add warmth to the restaurant’s modern aesthetic. While fun dishes are regularly on the menu, Ricketts likes to keep himself on his toes by working on daily blackboard specials, which have been created with market-fresh ingredients in mind. Truly absurdly delicious.
Corner 25th Street and 6th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 964.9605, 0917.855.7230
Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant Nikkei is the perfect hip spot for dinner. On the menu, you’ll find dishes such as seared tuna with sea urchin risotto, salmon tiradito, and the potato roll topped with wagyu that will titillate your taste buds. Apart from sushi and sashimi, Nikkei is known for its desserts. Try the sesame ice cream or the tres leches. Not to mention the warm ambiance that draws you in and invites you to indulge in after-hour snacks and drinks.
Rada Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, 880.0231; One Rockwell, Rockwell Drive, Makati, 0916.636.9817; The Podium, Ortigas Center, 571.8588
Renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa is famous for his fusion of Japanese and Peruvians flavors. He opened his first restaurant in Peru back in 1973, and today, with the aid of Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro, his namesake restaurant is in over 30 different locations around the world. Popular dishes include black cod in miso, toro tartare, and Nobu tacos.
Nobu North Tower, City of Dreams, Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque, 691.2882, 691.2885
No. 8 China House
No. 8 China House, Grand Hyatt Manila’s take on fine Chinese cuisine, offers an excellent modern take on traditional cooking methods. Though spacious, No. 8 China House still manages to feel intimate, thanks in part to the attentive staff, stylish function rooms, and delectable dishes. Our picks include the wok-fried mud crab and Peking duck, fending with the restaurant's grand dessert platter.
Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Ave cor 35th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, 838.1234
While recently renovated, the restaurant still tastefully hints at what its name suggests. It is contemporary but with art deco influences, and pays homage to its status as one of Manila’s oldest fine dining establishments.
Old Manila does modern Filipino food well under the direction of chef Allan Briones. Signature dishes include miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, foie gras torch, frozen key lime pie, and Davao chocolate. Choose the perfect pairing from the restaurant’s award-winning wine selection to complete your meal.
The Peninsula Manila, corner Ayala
Smack in the center of Salcedo Village, the bistro maintains a relaxing ambiance while keeping things trendy with wood parquet floors and industrial walls and ceiling.
Head chef Amado Garcia Fernandez curates the menu, which showcases multinational flavors. Pablo takes pride in keeping things fresh and changing its menu based on what’s in season. Some of the restaurant’s signature dishes include
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, Salcedo Village, Makati, 403.0626;
Q&A Kitchen + Bar
Michelin-starred restaurant chef Alain Rayé perfectly balances rustic and sophisticated with his newly-opened Q&A Kitchen and Bar in Makati. With interiors designed by Eric Paras,
ACCM Building, 102 San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, 0917.859.5678
Raging Bull serves some of the best steaks in Manila. The
Shangri-La at the Fort; 30th corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 820.0888
The owners of Las Flores are no strangers to success in Manila’s food industry, and Rambla, their restaurant at Rockwell, serves Catalan Spanish cuisine that integrates Mediterranean flavors. Diners on the ground floor can watch chefs work on the food as the kitchen and bar is open-type. Like Las Flores, this restaurant also tries to stand out by introducing diners to the less familiar contemporary Spanish dishes. Try the egg bomb, inside out cannelloni, and the octopus carpaccio. If you are a cheese lover, you should definitely get the ricotta
Joya Lofts and Towers, Rockwell Center, Makati, 823.6468
In his three years of tenure, chef Jimmy Chaw has continually taken those who dine at Red Lantern on a gastronomic journey through the different regions of China. Red Lantern’s authentic Chinese suckling pig,
Solaire Resort & Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque, 246.9069
Steaks at Sage are manually cooked to your liking on charcoal-heated Josper grills. Keeping in theme with heat, international firm Hirsch Bedner Associates decorated the steakhouse’s interior with earthy reds and warm wood, which give the steakhouse its romantic atmosphere. Sage makes use of sustainable local ingredients in its must-try dishes such as the pan-seared duck breast, stuffed dolmas, and foie gras and apple burger. For dessert, try the banana sticky toffee pudding, or the gorgeous chocolate sphere.
Makati Shangri-La, Ayala corner Makati Avenue, Makati, 813 8888
Renowned chef Colin Mackey first opened the doors to his beloved Malate restaurant in 1997. Now appropriately located in the heart of Makati, Sala's recently renovated interiors are sleek and luxe. After all these years, diners are still in love with the phenomenal menu, with signature dishes that include blue swimmer crab, sweet shrimp, apple, and mustard remoulade, roast lamb loin and confited shoulder with ras el
LV Locsin Building, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati, 750.1555, 893.0242
Naples native Chef Salvatore “Pizza Man” Cuomo drew culinary inspiration from his Japanese-Italian parentage. Using his uncle’s pizzeria, he trained himself in the art of making pizza, starting off with what he called the “Original Neopolitan pizza.” Fast forward and Cuomo is now a celebrity chef with restaurants across Asia, including the Philippines. The interiors are trendy and inviting with brick walls and dark leather seats. Start off with a
Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City, 246.9069
Seasoned Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray is in charge of executing contemporary dishes that showcase flavors from his home country of Peru. Peruvian cuisine has been starting to catch people’s attention with its diverse cultural influences, brought about by years of immigration.
Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street Corner, 5th Avenue, Taguig, 820.0888;
What differentiates Savage from chef Josh Boutwood’s other restaurants is its unique return to pre-industrial cooking methods. Using fire, smoke, and ash, Boutwood once again proves just how creative his mind is. “When it comes to Savage’s menu, sourcing locally, understanding provenance and working with zero waste are not marketing taglines. They are our bible, our way of thinking,” he shares. The menu is overrun with flavor-filled slabs of charred meat, and several surprising elements in between such as the carabao burrata, scallop
The Plaza, Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 0915.333.9456
EDSA Shangri-La’s opened Senju nearly 12 years ago, and it hasn’t slowed down since. Senju, which means “feast of a thousand pleasures,” has always elegantly transformed the Japanese dining experience turning it into an art form. Senju’s classic offerings range from sushi and maki to sashimi, and robatayaki but if you want to try something a little more special, the restaurant’s kaiseki menus are a delight to the senses. Today, the restaurant is headed by chef Hiromi Yokenawa who recently created new dishes inspired by the many different regions in Japan.
EDSA Shangri-La, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 633.8888
Shang Palace at Makati Shangri-La Manila is known for serving some of the best dim
Makati Shangri-La, Ayala corner Makati Avenue, Makati; 813.8888
The Peninsula Manila brings the flavors of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and India together with flagship restaurant Spices. Apart from the Asian-India offerings, Spices is known for its Balinese-inspired décor which utilizes floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a view of the hotel’s garden. The Goa Vindaloo, a lamb curry spiced with peppercorns, is one to try. For milder options, order the crispy catfish salad, lamb shank curry, or the deep-fried codfish. The Peninsula Manila,
Ayala corner Makati Avenue, Makati, 887.2888
With its spectacular selection of dishes,
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, 551.5555
Through the years, EDSA Shangri-La’s Summer Palace has preserved Cantonese tradition with various dishes from Southern China. The recently renovated restaurant has always been a family favorite for its fresh ingredients and delectable dishes. With over 15 years of culinary experience, the restaurant’s executive chef Tony Sum serves up bold and traditional flavors as well as contemporary takes on Cantonese dishes. Order the braised sea cucumber stuffed with shrimp mousse, fried crispy beef, wok-fried crab with Kan Xiang sauce, and the restaurant’s medley of chilled desserts.
EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 633.8888
The Artisan Cellar Door
The Artisan Cellar Door is a wine shop that doubles as a lounge for wine enthusiasts. While shopping, you can enjoy a juicy rib-eye while sipping your wine of choice—and you can choose from an extensive list. Don’t forget to visit the shop’s website, as private wine dinners are offered every now and then. Apart from the wine, our picks include the selection of specialty cheese,
Narita Building, 2276 Don Chino Roces Extension, Makati, 880.0619
The Black Pig
The Black Pig remains to be Alabang’s best destination restaurant. The casual, contemporary bar and restaurant doubles as a charcuterie that offers cured meats and curated wines by
The Commercenter Alabang, Filinvest, Muntinlupa, 808.1406
One of the newest additions to the Bonifacio Global City skyline is the Grand Hyatt, which has become an exciting new destination for gourmands. For after-hours libations, The Cellar should be on your radar. This wine bar is supplemented with provisions by seasoned chef Mark Hagan, who whips up small plates and tapas that are out of the ordinary. The drink selection features an expansive collection of wine, specialty cocktails, and even handcrafted beer. The atmosphere of the main dining area treads a thin line between formal and cozy, respectively attributed to its sleek fixtures, and its warm, wooden elements.
Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue Corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 838.1234
The Tasting Room
This year, seasoned chef Frederic Thevenet took over as The Tasting Room’s chef de cuisine at NÜWA in City of Dreams Manila. The menu has been revamped to give contemporary French flavors a surprising Asian twist by balancing a medley of savory, acidic, and sweet flavors. Try the ravioli with green curry, endives, and coconut milk as well as the lobster bisque flavored with ginger and Espelette pepper. The new space includes a main dining room for 40, an area for more intimate gatherings, and a cozy bar that’s home to an extensive selection of wines.
NÜWA, City of Dreams, Aseana Avenue corner Macapagal Ave., Entertainment City, Roxas Blvd, Parañaque, 800.8080
Two years in and Tomatito continues to innovate the Spanish tapas scene with a series of special dinners featuring acclaimed chefs. On November 7, the ‘80s-inspired tapas bar will feature a six-hands dinner with chefs Alfons Reyes of Tomatito, Brad Turley of Hai by Goga Shanghai, and Willy Trullas Moreno of El Willy F&B Group. The following week, Tomatito will host a paella cook-out between Reyes and Ruben Castellnou, head chef of Rambla. On a regular day, however, diners can always count on Tomatito’s popular small plates.
BGC Corporate Center, 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 805.7840
Early this year, Jordy Navarra’s Toyo Eatery was named Miele’s One to Watch by Asia’s 50 Best. After successful collaborations with the likes of Hiroyasu Kawate and Margarita Forés, it’s clear it’s just the beginning for the innovative restaurant. One of Toyo’s signature dishes, an inventive salad, uses fresh produce inspired by Filipino nursery rhyme Bahay Kubo and is a fitting start to Navarra’s other offerings. Continue the gastronomical journey with your choice of grilled loin and belly of
The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Chino Roces Extension, Makati, 0917.720.863
Wildflour Café and Bakery
This brunch staple comes from the minds of chefs Walter and Marge Manzke with Ana Lorenzana de Ocampo. Offering more than the typical casual spot, Wildflour has an extensive menu that can satisfy any craving from
8 Rockwell, Rockwell Center, Makati; 111 Rada Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, 833.9799; L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, 808.7072; Net Lima Building, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 856.7600; The Podium, Ortigas Center, 571.8588; O Square Greenhills, San Juan, 775.3543
The opening of New York’s Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener was highly awaited, and the excitement hasn’t really dissipated since. Founded in 2004, Wolfgang’s has been known to present
Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay, 0995.610.2361; The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 505.6272, 0917.702.8913
You’re sure of a treat with chef Nicco Santos’ mix of Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, and Cantonese flavors at Your Local. Located on a quaint Makati street, the hip space makes use of wood and industrial design elements as a stylish backdrop. Feel free to ask for the chef’s recommendation or pick out the torched salmon donburi, steak fried rice, and lamb rendang. Your Local also offers an innovative mix of desserts from cereal milk ice cream to chocolate Earl Grey pudding and lime mousse.
Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, 823.6206