Tucked away from the busy business district, I’m Angus Steakhouse is a frequent dining destination for those who love steak and those who do not like dining in crowded places.
Howzat is a sports bar that clearly caters to an international crowd. Located in the Jupiter-Burgos-Kalayaan HotSpot, it shows international sport events, has a good selection of imported beers, an international menu, and a deli with rare goods from Europe.
Eating and Drinking like home? At least if you are coming from Europe or Northern America, this promise can be fulfilled. As shown in our HotSpot section, there are a lot of good restaurants featuring international cuisine. Even if you don't like to go out, you can have a more Western lunch or dinner.
Doing the groceries in Manila means visiting either one of the supermarkets inside the shopping malls or going to a stand-alone one equally big. There are also smaller grocery stores in Metro Manila that serve villages and communities in the area. These grocery stores usually have basic items in their inventory. However, if you want to buy imported goods because you miss having them, going to one of the following supermarkets is probably the best idea.
Just called "Shang" by its patrons, the Shangri-La Plaza Mall features high-end boutiques and houses many of the metro’s best fine dining restaurants.
The residences of Serendra provide low-density living in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (the Fort), with gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping areas just around the corner.
Eastwood Mall marks the very center of Eastwood City and is dubbed as the heart of this work-live-play enclave in southern Quezon City. With its four floors it has just the right size: big enough to fit in some restaurants, shops and boutiques, and small enough for you to pleasantly find your way around without getting lost.
InterContinental Manila closed its doors in December 2015 to make way for a mixed use development.
The award-winning hotel Dusit Thani is yet another luxury hotel in the shopping district of Makati - offering comparatively affordable accommodation. The hotel is well-known for its Sunday buffet and its five specialty restaurants serving authentic Thai, Japanese, Italian, Filipino, Asian and International cuisine.
Urbanites and Megacitizens alike are anticipating the completion of Century City in Makati. It's a mixed-use development envisioned to have four luxury condominium buildings a medical center, and an upscale mall. One residential tower, the tallest in the Philippines, is already up. The mall has also been launched, housing local and international brands and a diverse mix of restaurants.
Greenfield District is fast rising as one of the most vibrant mixed-use developments in Metro Manila. The name of the district is derived from the open park located in the area.
Manila is a Megacity, therefore you will find all kinds of different restaurants and bars spread over the metro area. Whether international cuisine, hard rock cafè or local bar - the Megacity has it all. There are also some specialities that you might not find in every Megacity and that is what we would like to point out here.
This HotDot combines things you expect to find in Makati and things you definitely do not expect to find in Makati. The western corner of Makati (San Antonio Village) hosts not only a selection of international restaurants, wine stores and shops selling delicacies such as fresh meat and cheese from all over the world – but also alternative music.
A dainty little house with a lush garden and small terrace in front, tucked away in a side street of Tomas Morato Avenue: welcome to Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Café, one of the first addresses for vegetarian dining in Quezon City.
This beautifully designed park, bordered by Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue, is a green refuge for office workers and businessmen frequenting Makati. It hosts a string of upscale restaurants right smack in the middle of the Philippines’ major business district. The park is also a favorite spot for joggers, dog owners, and young families.
The park in the middle of the busy streets of Salcedo Village appears to be the green lung of the business district. At any given time, you will be able to spot Megacitizens roaming around this place, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Quaint and dimly lit, Corner Tree Café is a great place for vegetarian comfort food. The café and restaurant serves a range of dishes inspired by the different cultures of the world.
Bugsy's, located in the heart of Salcedo Village, is a favored place for casual after-work dinners and weekend night outs into the wee hours.
Located in Salcedo Village, Apartment 1B is known for its prize-winning gourmet comfort food and classy yet comfy ambience.
Spätzle are egg noodles, a popular side dish in parts of central Europe. They are not only the name giver but also the specialty of the Spätzle Euro Market Cafe in Shangri-La Mall.
The European sausages, cold cuts and sandwiches of Earle's Delicatessen are a great choice for many expats in Metro Manila.
No matter if you look for a trusted Hard Rock Café, an authentic English Pub or a noble French Cuisine, the Megacity has it all.
A mixed group of expats and Filipinos met for the Megacitizens Stammtisch in October to talk about everything that's fun in Manila and the Philippines.
Chesa Bianca is an authentic Swiss restaurant located in Yakal Street. Since it is tucked away from Makati’s busy streets, the establishment is the perfect place to go to if you want to get away from the hordes of people at the malls or any of the more crowded night spots in the area.
On March 13 - 16, German cuisine was served in several places over the Metro. Those platters were carefully created by Chef Michael Kruger of Cologne (Germany) and matched with Katipunan Indio Pale Ale. The German Festival meets Manila Nightlife took place in Cravings (Katipunan Avenue branch), Fraser Place (Makati) or LaB Gastropub (San Miguel by the Bay) as well as in C2 Summit Circle Hotel (Cebu), on March 16 - 18.