Manila is an old vibrant city that is famous for its chaotic charm. Its neighboring cities such as Makati, Mandaluyong, Alabang, and Quezon City comprises Metro Manila. This destination is dotted with old colonial buildings and boasts world-class museums. If you’re looking for a quick, relaxing stay, Manila also has some of the best romantic staycation options. Moreover, Manila is a good place to embark on a dining adventure as the city has a variety of good restaurants. Being colonized by different nationalities in the past and home to some ex-pats at present, this cosmopolitan city has now a plethora of restaurants that serve dishes from around the world. If you are set to have a culinary escapade in this destination or just curious about the best places to eat here, check out our list of the best hotel restaurants in Manila, the Philippines.
Feast on different cuisines while staying under one roof. Spiral is one of the romantic places that serves a variety of international cuisines that are sprawled out on its 21 themed stations. This elegant restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat buffet. Some of its stations are called La Boulangerie Atelier, Filipino Atelier, Korean Atelier, Japanese – Sushi and Sashimi Atelier, Chinese Wok Atelier, Asian Noodles Atelier, Wood-Fired Oven Atelier, and Churrasco Atelier. For dessert, they have chocolaterie, creamery, and la patisserie. Each dish in this restaurant is cooked to perfection by its stationed chefs. Spiral is the in-house restaurant of Sofitel.
Enjoy an air of elegance while feasting on steak in this restaurant located at the third level of Shangrila Fort. This restaurant inspired by Manhattan-style in the 1960s is perfect for those who like dining in a classic, nostalgic ambiance. Perfect for carnivorous eaters, scrumptious steaks made from premium quality meat are served in this restaurant. Other than steak, it offers grilled seafood and gourmet comfort food, while its bar has a variety of cocktails and wine selections. Some of the decadent dishes here are the beetroot salad, roasted Atlantic salmon, and pistachio creme brulee.
Have a delightful authentic Japanese culinary adventure in this restaurant located at Diamond Hotel. The restaurant has glass-walled rooms and an elegant interior with a theme of a rock garden. Dishes in this restaurant are prepared by a Japanese chef. The restaurant is famous for teppanyaki and provides you options to enjoy either all-you-can-eat dining or ala carte. Endearing dishes here include tuna and salmon sashimi, California maki, and tamago sushi rolls. Other good options include gindara with teriyaki sauce, kani salad, seafood platter, and beef tenderloin.
Diamond Hotel - Multiple-Use Property
Address: Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1000
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If you are looking for a romantic place that is perfect for date nights, then this elegant restaurant is a good choice. This hotel is embellished with paintings and crystal chandeliers. You will also comfortably dine on its lovely tables and upholstered chairs. This sophisticated hotel restaurant is matched with impeccable service. It is serving European cuisines and allows you to choose either a degustation set menu or a la carte. Some of the well-loved dishes here include ravioli, risotto, and sweet potato bisque. For a sweet treat, you can have warm chocolate pudding with ice cream.
Enjoy a Chinese fare feast in this elegant and well-lit restaurant. It is famous for its dim sum, live seafood, roasted duck, and teas. Among its signature dishes include sautéed lobster with supreme sauce, pan-fried shrimp in soya sauce, shredded chicken with jellyfish, and roasted flambéed Peking duck served with Chinese pancake. This restaurant is located on the ground floor of Marriott Hotel. The dress code on this fine-dining restaurant is smart casual.
Tapenade is the in-house restaurant of Discovery Primea Hotel. It serves Mediterranean cuisine and sources its spices from countries such as Morocco, Turkey, Provence, Italy, North Africa, and Greece. A signature cooking feature of this restaurant is the use of a brick oven. During your visit, don’t miss out on trying their salad as this is one of the top picks in this restaurant. Tapenade serves a wide variety of dishes and consistently introduces new cuisines to make sure they always have something new to offer.
Sitting on the ground floor of Azumi Hotel is a themed cafe that serves Filipino favorite dishes. It is furnished with the old furniture of the owner’s grandfather. This restaurant features different dining spaces that you can choose from. You can enjoy dining indoors or in open areas. The cafe also serves drinks and bar foods on the roof deck of the hotel. Some of the top favorites in this restaurant are beef kaldereta with keso de bola, and gising-gising. For refreshment, you can have cucumber drinks and calamansi shake.
Azumi Boutique Hotel, Multiple Use Hotel Staycation Approved
Address: 2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park Alabang
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
This fine-dining restaurant serves Italian cuisine and famous for its pizza. It has a classy interior with a glass ceiling and walls. Its elegance is matched with good service and scrumptious dishes. Delightful dishes you can have here are bruschetta, pasta, gamberetti, and woodfired pizza. For dessert, frutta con ricotta is a must-try. While dining, you will have views of the historic walls of Intramuros. This restaurant is nestled on the former veranda of the third floor of Bayleaf Hotel.
Serving an array of delectable international cuisine is this all-day dining restaurant with an open theatre kitchen. This hotel-based restaurant is serving both a la carte and buffet dining. It has different stations including Continental station, Japanese station, Indian station, Filipino station, and Southeast Asian station. Other stations include noodle soup station, pasta station, and dessert station. This restaurant is located on the ground level of Makati Shangri-La.
Makati Shangri-La Manila (Staycation Approved)
Address: Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue
Physical distancing in dining areas Kid meals Car hire Live music/performance Cashless payment available 24-hour front desk Snack bar WiFi available in all areas
Comfort food and rustic ambiance is what Apartment 1B offers you. It is silently tucked in the compound of Henry Hotel in Pasay City. This warmly decorated restaurant exudes a rustic vibe. It is perfect for intimate dining with your family or friends. The restaurant has a limited seating capacity and it is often not crowded. It offers gourmet comfort food from around the world. Among the delightful dishes you can order are eggs benedict, spaghetti carbonara, bolognese, and baby back ribs.
The Henry Hotel Manila
Address: 2680 FB Harrison St. Pasay City, Philippines
Embark on an enticing culinary adventure
Manila is a welcoming destination that has a variety of surprises and offerings that would please every kind of palette. There are plenty of rooftop restaurants and 24-hour restaurants to choose from. Take a closer look at its food scene and you will learn more about its culture. Discover the food and heritage of this city and you will surely find something that will delight your taste.
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