You have no getaway plans for the weekend? Great! We found the restaurants where you will still give your friends and family the Instagram pictures they will definitely love! So get your hair done, wear that amazing dress that has been in your closet for that “special occasion” and get out there with your loved ones. Enjoy the interiors of these beautiful restaurants as well as some amazing food. You don’t have to travel far, they are all in the convenient confines of Makati, simply an uber away. The best part? You can get a discount at most of them of up to 50% for free, just because we think you deserve it!
Fill up your feed with these great restaurants in Makati!
1. The Wild Poppy
Wild Poppy is a place of colours, joy and delicious cocktails. This restaurant is a Pinterest dream, embodying every unicorn loving girls’ fantasies. From the yummy snacks with funny names off the menu such “pok pok bites” (fried bite-size fillets topped with shallots and cilantro), “Hoi, Belly! Rice Bowl” (braised and pan-seared hoisin-glazed pork belly with Wild Rice) as to the even more yummy drinks in pretty colours, (we can recommend our favourites Cucumber Frost and Hornet’s Mojito) this place should be the first on your list of Instagram worthy images to grace your feed.
The Wild Poppy
Address: Second Floor, 5666 Don Pedro St. Poblacion, Makati City
2. Milky & Sunny
Milky & Sunny is your typical every-neighbourhood-should-have-one restaurant in Legazpi Village, tucked away in the pillars of the Eton Building. But don’t let the hidden door fool you, inside it’s a party for your eyes! On your left is the perfect background for you to sit and sip on one of their shakes and look pretty for that perfect Instagram shot. Their food is even more instagram worthy, we can recommend their “Custaroons French Toast” and the “Classic Dollar Pancakes” to brighten up your feed and leave your friends drooling.
Milky & Sunny
Address:Ground Floor, Eton Parkview Greenbelt Building, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
3. Pink Panda
Pink Panda will transform you to the vibrant cool scene of South East Asian countries, although the strongest vibe we get is Vietnam. It’s interiors are a mix of the 60’s with the comfy booths on the side and the modern seats and tables in the middles. The dark light offers a dramatic look to the pictures you can take here. Our favourites here that will definitely make you remember this place are their “Pad Thai” (We’ve tried Pad Thai in a lot of places and we can tell you – this one is a hidden treasure you will be happy to discover!) and their adorable “Pink Panda Pork Bun” that are shaped like cute Panda’s.
Address:Ground Floor, Y2 Residence Hotel, 4687 Santiago Corner B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City
4. iTrulli Fashion Food & Wine
Entering iTrulli makes you elegant in one go! With its beautiful iconic chairs, glass tables with golden ornaments and the faces of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn gracing the walls – yes you are in 1960’s Italy! Also super handy to know, they sell beautiful bags and jewellery directly at the restaurant, so you can sneak in a little shopping while you wait for your “Chicken Parmigiano” or “Crocchette di Prosciutto San Daniele” (croquettes flavored with regional Italian ham).
iTrulli Fashion Food & Wine
Address:LRI Design Plaza, Suites 102/104, Nicanor Garcia Street, Makati City
5. Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna
Most of you will be already familiar with the tiny Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna in Legazpi Village where their interiors have impressed many. But, brace yourself, they have opened a new branch! This one is much more spacious with 2 stories and finds itself in the heart of Poblacion. Also more space means more room for you to pose in this classy restaurant. They serve some of the finest dishes of Liliw Laguna. Our recommendation is to definitely try out their “Pork Sinigang” & “Suman sa Palaspas” for dessert!
Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna
Address:6060 R. Palma St. Poblacion, Makati City, Makati City
6. Grace Park
Grace Park is our artsy spot whenever we found ourselves in Rockwell. This small restaurant really distinguishes itself with its beautifully rustic image. It’s basically Tim Burton’s dream restaurant where he can quietly think of more amazing movies to make with a cup of coffee. Also we have to add that it’s pretty cool their logo involves a cat! Here are our top recommendations we enjoyed are “Lamb Adobo Rice” and “Fettucine, Truffle Cream & Organic Egg”.
Chaplin is an unexpected explosion of class on the 4th floor of Century City Mall. The classically themed restaurant after Charlie Chaplin has many funny quotes about eating on their wall and some comfy couches on both sides. Their food is even more Instagram worthy as it is delicious, with dishes such as “Chicken Shislik” (grilled chicken steak marinated with cinemon and paprika, served with majjadara rice, tahini and amchur) and “Shrimp Shawarma” (sauteed ground beef, chicken and shrimp on lafa bread with tahini and amchur sauce).
Address:Fourth Floor, Roof Deck, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue Corner Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati City
8. Unna’s Corner
Hurry up to Unna’s Corner for not just its super comfortable couch, great menu or their big terrace – but for it’s doggy pug Unna! This restaurant owner has to be by far the cutest we’ve come across and is as charming as he looks. He will sway you over to try out their salads, sandwiches or pasta’s in a second! In return you only receive eternal gratitude by the four footed fur-baby who will wait patiently by the door until you return. Unna and we would be happy to recommend their “La Cucaracha Salad” (Cheesy quesadilla, jalapeno and greens) and “Matcha Frappe”.
Address: Third Floor, Oakridge Plaza, Paseo De Magallanes, Magallanes, Makati City
9. Black Bird
Black Bird’s clean and classy design deserves that Sunday dress hanging in the closet! You will love posing in front of its symmetrical glass doors or in the lobby that reminisces one of the Great Gatsby movie. The light pouring in from all sides of the circular shaped dining area will light up your photos as a natural photoshop and their artistically plated food. You have to try “Lamb Rendang, Fried Egg, Pickles, Rice” and “Grilled Pork Belly, Noodle Salad, Chilli Sauce” on your next visit.
10. Bondi & Bourke
Obviously we have saved the best for last. Bondi&Bourke is an all-time-favorite. First of all, it’s perfect for a Sunday family dinner where you can dine across your loved ones on one of their circular table or chill at the iconic yellow benches at the wall. Then, this place has the magic to make you instantly feel like a movie-star. It’s not just because of the perfect soft lightening or the impeccable manners of its staff… most of all, the high class food in big portions: for affordable prices! Feel instantly that Sydney vibe of this Australian restaurant with their “Meat Pies” and “Prawn Salad”, our go-to-meals whenever we frequent this gem.
Bondi & Bourke – Taguig
Address:Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
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