Mondays (or perhaps, the entire workweek) can sometimes be a pain in the ass but at least there’s something you can look forward to: lunch! Ditch your office desk and leave all the stress behind—even for just an hour.
There’s nothing like heading out with your girls for a good and hefty meal, which can power you through the rest of the day. If you can’t decide where to have your much-needed lunch out, we scoured through the prettiest and the yummiest lunch spots in the Metro so you won’t end up eating just anywhere! You’re welcome.
5. Little Flour Café
Let’s face it: as much as we “try” to eat healthy, lunch for us Pinoys is certainly not complete without a filling rice meal! Take a diet break and treat yourself to this cozy all-day brunch café’s best-selling Filipino rice bowls. The flavorful Sisig Rice Bowl, with its braised pig’s head, onions, fried egg and chilis for that extra-kick, is a huge hit among BGC locals. And like its older sibling, Wildflour, Little Flour carries a wide selection of pastries so make room for dessert!
4. Grape Escape: Wine Lounge and Kitchen
Wine for brunch? Wine not? Start your weekend early at the Grape Escape! Here, you can enjoy a tall glass of imported wine, while munching on Spanish-Italian dishes like Beef Salpicao for that perfect wine-and-meat pairing. The laid-back, countryside ambience makes this bistro a great spot to chill out in. Take note, though: the Grape Escape is only open for lunch every Friday, Saturday and Sunday! For the rest of the week, the restaurant opens its doors starting 4 p.m.
Where to find it: 99 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City
3. Harlan+Holden Dine
In need of a quick escape from work? Take a breather at Harlan+Holden Dine’s the Glasshouse in Rockwell where its bright and chic interiors won’t fail to refresh your mood. Weekday lunch breaks feel more like a chill Sunday morning here, especially with the menu’s all-day brunch offerings. Fill up your bellies with the restaurant’s top-selling Home Made Corned Beef Rice Bowl or for something lighter, the tasty French Toast with Country Sausage is worth trying!
Where to find it: R1-GH, The Glass House, Rockwell Center
2. Apartment 1B
If you’re feeling fancy AF, round up your girls and head straight to Apartment 1B! The upscale restaurant, which serves hearty gourmet comfort food, is sought-after for their mouthwatering Eggs Benedict. Arguably one of the best in the Metro, the Western dish is made of wheat English muffins and capers-hollandaise, and home fries; you can also choose whether to have it with Canadian ham or smoked salmon and spinach. Yum!
Where to find it: G/F 1 Lafayette Square, L. P. Leviste corner Sedeno Streeet, Salcedo Village; G/F One East Tower 1, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center; 2680 F. B. Harrison Street, Pasay City, Philippines 1300 (the Henry Hotel Manila)
1. Las Flores
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Entering Las Flores is like being transported to a cozy old home in Spain. With its wooden furniture and white windows, the ambience itself will make you want to stay for hours—what more when you’ve tasted this Spanish restaurant’s flavorful tapas! For starters, try their crowd favorite Angus and Foie Minis, wherein you’ll get chunks of Australian beef tenderloin that’s topped with foie and caramelized apple. Pair it with a glass of sangria and you’ll surely come back to your office desk feeling satisfied!
Where to find it: G/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City; G/F One Mckinley Place, 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City.