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Best Essential Places to Eat in the Philippines in 2022

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The Philippines, as one of the many countries having varieties of top-tier gastronomic food, is no doubt every adventurer’s dream destination. The country is a perfect example of many cultures living together. For this article, here are some best places to eat in Philippines that you must try. So, let’s jump straight in!


Eng Bee Tin (Manila City, Metro Manila)

Eng Bee Tin
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Behold, the best hopia shop in Chinatown. Eng Bee Tin is the renowned pastry shop whose delicious delicacies have been part of Pinoy celebrations over the years. Immerse yourself in great Chinese cuisine at this place. According to visitors’ opinions, good pork is the dish for anyone to enjoy when dining in this restaurant. And to start off with your meal, pair it with a hot, delicious coffee. A number of guests suppose that the staff is competent at this restaurant. Enjoyable service is something that people highlight in their reviews.

Location:  628 Ongpin Street Binondo, Manila, Philippines

Contact Number/s: (632) 8288-8888 | (632) 8241-9999

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Google Business Link: Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli


The Nesting Table (El Nido, Palawan)

The Nesting Table El Nido
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Located in El Nido, Palawan, The Nesting Table features a fusion of Filipino and Western Dishes. The restaurant is a bayside restaurant that boasts the best hilltop views of Bacuit Bay. It is the in-house restaurant of The Birdhouse El Nido, a tranquil glamping hotel in Marimegmeg Beach. Getting there would require you to take 200 steps on a bamboo stairway, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views on top.

This hillside jungle restaurant has a rustic charm and serene ambiance, perfect for those who want to read a book and indulge in good food. Nothing beats the view you’ll get when lounging on the cushioned seats and hammocks by the oceanfront balcony.

The Nesting Table offers coffee and refreshments paired with your choice of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. One of their best-sellers is their local version of ceviche (fresh raw salmon fish cured with citrus juices). Their breakfast menu is also highly recommended, including their Ube Champorado, Breakfast Burger, Pancakes, and Eggplant Bistek.

Location: Sito Pakalsada, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan

Contact Number: +639206061186 

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday: Breakfast Menu – 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Lunch/Dinner Menu – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Google Business Link: The Nesting Table – Birdhouse El Nido

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Antonio’s Garden (Tagaytay City)

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From rustic and classy interiors to a lavish menu, Antonio’s Tagaytay is the definition of fine dining. This restaurant offers an elegant atmosphere and a truly remarkable dining experience meant especially for special occasions. Antonio’s offers a menu that features local and international bistro grubs, sweets, and its signature all-day breakfast selections.

Other than their chic interiors, don’t miss out on the restaurant’s main highlights, the food! Their best sellers according to their customers are: Smoked Salmon Benedict, Roesti with Housemade Pastrami and Smoked Salmon Bagel. Indeed, this is the best place to celebrate those special moments in your life!

Location: Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay City

Contact Number/s: +63 917 899 2866 | +63 918 899 2866

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Google Business Link: Antonio’s Group of Restaurants



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CookPub Modern Korean Bistro & Bar seeks to set itself apart from the other Korean restaurants in the city by offering a modern take on Korean cuisine, infusing it with Filipino flavors. You can be sure that the food here is great because the chef owner of this place used to be a chef de cuisine in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Chef Alvin Lee.

The roomy interiors complemented by huge glass windows are unlike those of a typical Korean restaurant. One wall is covered in caricatures of the restaurant’s staff, with their own personal messages for the guests—a fun and creative way to show their dedication to thoughtful service. The fullness of savory flavors, the authentic high-quality ingredients and the generous servings are just some of the factors that made everything served at CookPub commendable. 

Location:  Island Central Mall, Mepz Ecozone, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Contact Number/s: (032) 340 1264 | 0966 377 8933 | 0921 708 7088

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Google Business Link: CookPub: Home


Baguio Craft Brewery (Baguio, Benguet)

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Baguio Craft Brewery is Baguio’s first and only craft brewery with freshly-brewed beer from having at least 72 kinds of beer, but only some are available and made public seasonally or occasionally. Since they opened their tasting room in 2015, they’ve become a favorite watering hole among locals and tourists visiting the Cordillera region. 

The beer and food pairing menu brings another level of taste to beer and converts who enjoy both. Baguio Craft Brewery is a good place for crafted beers, perfectly located on the cliff that gives you an amazing view of the city. So the next time you crave for well-crafted beers and want delicious snacks to go with it, visit Baguio Craft Brewery. It’s a place you’d love to keep coming back to.

Location: 4 Ben Palispis Hwy, KM 4, Baguio, Benguet

Contact Number: 0945 165 1538

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Facebook Page: Baguio Craft Brewery


Xin Tian Di Restaurant (Quezon City, Metro Manila)

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Xin Tian Di Restaurant, the premier Chinese restaurant of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, is the signature Chinese restaurant of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria located on the fourth floor. The hotel is connected to the Robinsons Galleria mall so you can park at the basement levels which are also connected to each other.

It has an opulent ambiance, designed with rich colors and decor blending traditional and modern Chinese aesthetics. The whole area is spacious and can accommodate large crowds at a time, ideal for business travelers and families looking for a sumptuous treat. Their Chinese Lauriat Set Menus are the best options when dining with a big group, so it’s always a treat to come back and see what new combinations they have for their guests.

Location: Fourth Floor Crowne Plaza Galleria. Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City, Luzon Philippines

Contact Number: +63 2 633 7222

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Google Business Link: Xin TIan Di – Crowne Plaza Manila

Wave Bar & Lounge at Hennan Regency Resort and Spa (Boracay, Aklan)

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Wave Bar & Lounge (formerly MO2 Bar) is located by Henann Regency’s beachfront area. This bar is a modern beach lounge equipped with state of the art speakers with plane wave technology. It features multiple areas including an Al-fresco bar area and an indoor club located on the upper floor. The bar also serves delicious food and tapas and bar specials. Party the night away with the music of the best DJs.

Location: Beachfront, Station 2 Henann Regency Resort & Spa, Boracay, Aklan Province

Contact Number: +63 36 288 6111

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 5:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Google Business Link: Wave Bar & Lounge – Henann Group of Resorts


Benjaron Thai Restaurant in Dusit Thani Manila (Makati, Metro Manila)

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Benjarong is the signature Thai restaurant of Dusit Thani Manila. In recognition of the authenticity of its Thai dishes, Benjarong was given the Thai Select seal by the Thai government. Benjarong serves both Classic Thai and Royal Thai cuisines. And aside from serving amazing Thai food, it also has a bar that serves famous cocktails using Thai and local ingredients. 

Benjarong’s bar; it’s where the magic happens before, during, and after a sumptuous Thai meal. Make sure to ask for the bartender’s recommendations, they have an amazing selection of in-house cocktail creations. Intimate, elegant, and royalty-like interiors, for us, it’s what best describes Benjarong.

Location: Dusit Thani Manila Ayala Centre, Makati, Luzon

Contact Number: +63 2 238 8888

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 12:00 NN – 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Google Business Link: Benjarong – Dusit Thani Manila


Feria at Radisson Blu Hotel (Cebu City, Cebu)

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Feria restaurant is the all-day dining and buffet restaurant of Radisson Blu Cebu. The restaurant serves Mediterranean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and other Asian cuisines. Guests can choose to dine from the buffet or from the a la carte menu. Feria is also the main breakfast venue of Radisson Blu Cebu.

Prepared by the skilled team that has brought both local and national accolades to Feria restaurant, this tasty trip around Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will have guests rediscovering Filipino flavors anew with an occasional dash of innovation.

Location: Serging Osmena Boulevard Corner of Juan Luna Avenue Radisson Blu Hotel, Mabolo, Cebu City

Contact Number: +63 32 402 9900

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 06:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Google Business Link: Feria Restaruant – Radisson Blu Hotel


China Blue by Jereme Leung in Conrad Manila (Pasay City, Metro Manila)

China Blue by Jereme Leung
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Elegant and sophisticated yet warm and welcoming. China Blue by Jereme Leung offers a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese cuisine, tailored by celebrity master chef Jereme Leung. The restaurant also features glittering blue chandeliers as the focal point in the main dining area, floor-to-floor ceiling glass windows with views of the Manila Bay in the horizon, and private dining rooms that can seat from 8 to 18 guests–ideal for business lunches or special occasions.

Location: Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Luzon 1300 Philippines

Contact Number: +63 2 833 9999

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Google Business Link: China Blue by Jereme Leung – Conrad Hotels & Resorts


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