2017 has been really exciting for foodies so far with all the new restaurants and food parks opening recently. And as we approach the last month of summer, it’s time to let go of all effort we’ve been exerting (or trying to exert, at least) to keep our bods beach-ready. Here’s where you should head to on your next date or barkada HOHOL!
8. Dario Restorante Italiano
Serendra Shopping Center, Between 11th Avenue and Mckinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(+632) 856 08 65, (+632) 856 06 76 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 11:30 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Nothing is ever more romantic than a fancy date over pasta and wine. At Dario, you’ll fall in love with the mouthwatering pizzas, delectable pastas, and great wine, as well as the soothing ambience that fills the restaurant.
7. Ibiza Beach Club
6th Floor, W City Centre, 7th Avenue corner 30th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(+632) 755 17 77, (+63) 917 633 7499 | Website, Facebook, Instagram
Open for Lunch from 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. (until 3 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays)
Open for Dinner from 5:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. (until 3 A.M. on Fridays and Saturdays)
From its breezy location in Cebu City, this beach club has made its way to the hip and happening Bonifacio Global City — and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. With space big enough to comfortably accommodate a thousand people, a Jacuzzi overlooking the city skyline and its famous 15-course Balearic grill meal serving food like lamb shoulder, Angus steak, cuttlefish, and even ostrich meat, Ibiza Beach Club is the luxurious food and party destination fit for your special occasions.
You can also opt for the 3-course or 4-course meals for lunch which can go as low as PHP 500 nett but no more than PHP 1,100 nett.
6. SGD Coffee
5 Maalalahanin St., Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(+63) 917 826 9537 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
SGD Coffee, hidden in a quiet side street in Teacher’s Village, is an attempt to give more uniqueness to and emphasis on its coffee than what third wave cafés do these days. They make use of authentic Philippine-grown beans and sell bags of ground coffee in-store to promote our own creations. The place is rather small, but it’s cozy enough to spend the entire afternoon there reflecting on life.
5. Hapag Heritage Cuisine
GF, 140 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
(+632) 813 96 72 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Nothing beats the flavors of home. Hapag Heritage Cuisine serves a wide variety of traditional Filipino recipes for a price that’s easy on the wallet. Better keep this resto in mind when your overseas relatives and friends come home to visit, or when planning your next family gathering!
4. Kyo-to Kaiseki
GF 119 C. Palanca Jr. St., Legaspi Village, Makati
(+632) 805 77 43, (+63) 917 596 9697 | Website, Instagram
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Kyo-to Kaiseki is unlike all other Japanese restaurants you’ve eaten at in the Metro. It’s an intimate dining experience where you can choose to eat at the counter and watch its resident chef, Chef Kawamoto, cook up your dishes right before your eyes. Here, you get to indulge in the more high-end food fare of Japan through the kaiseki ryori, which is a traditional Japanese multi-course haute cuisine.
If you’ve always wanted to taste authentic, luxurious Japanese dishes, book a table at this restaurant today.
3. Mulberry Door
GF 8 Forbestown Centre, 26th St., Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(+63) 917 315 2258, (+63) 918 998 7474 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Burgos Circle is already full of great food destinations, and the addition of Mulberry Door just gives us more reasons to head to that area as soon as possible. This newly-opened restaurant specializes in luxe comfort food such as rib-eye, paella, and porcini penne to name a few.
2. Steak 77
GF, Trans-Orient Maritime Agency Bldg., 66 Timog Avenue, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(+632) 282 55 22, (+63) 915 453 2476 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 P.M. to 12 midnight
Steak77 is poised to be your ultimate steak destination in the Metro. Don’t be tempted to browse through their Instagram feed; you just might go crazy hungry from all the photos of their rib-eye, wagyu, and bone marrow!
GF, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
(+632) 958 57 13 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M., Friday to Sunday from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Amidst the hip and happening environment of UP Town Center, you can seek refuge in Nono’s which serves your favorite comfort food, from mac and cheese to homemade fried chicken to Pepito steak sliders.
Where are you planning your last summer diet-wrecking food getaway? Tell us all about it below!
Content of this article originally appeared in Booky.