18 Picture Perfect Restaurants in Manila That are as Beautiful As Your Mom


Beautiful inside and out, just like your mom!

Mother’s Day is coming up very soon and as foodies, we’re always on the lookout for new and hip restaurants where we can treat our wonderful moms. We all have our favorites, but taking the plunge and trying something new is always an adventure waiting to happen!

It’s important that the food is good, but if the interiors are easy on the eyes, then that’s a big plus. Here’s a curated selection of restaurants with beautiful interiors that deserve a spot on your feed. 

Insider tip: Make sure you book a table at these restaurants in time for Mother's Day! This is not the time to disappoint your mom.

Borough – BGC

Borough is a snazzy spot that serves NYC comfort food like bagels, all-day breakfasts, grilled cheese and tomato soup. They’re most known for their milk and homemade cookies and pastries. For anyone looking for a bit of comfort in the big city, Borough is the place for you.

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C2 Bldg, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0966) 400-1150

Namoo House – Uptown Mall

Namoo House, a famous Korean franchise, is a chic and modern, Korean barbecue restaurant from Seoul, Korea.

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G/F Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 946-3733

Basil – White Plains

Basil is Katipunan’s once secret garden restaurant gem. It serves authentic and traditional Thai cuisine in a beautiful garden-inspired house designed by the owners who are both plant and art enthusiasts. Some of their bestsellers include the tom yum, pad thai, and sticky mango rice!

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White Plains Ave. cor. Katipunan Ave., Ugong Norte, Quezon City
+63 2 911-4158

Akrotiri – Commerce Center

Akrotiri brings real and authentic Greek dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Discover Greece with your taste buds and choose from their selection of wines, spirits, and beer.

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G/F Commerce Center, Commerce Ave cor Filinvest Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 851-5449

Rambla – Rockwell

Rambla  is a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that applies modern techniques to create their well-loved specialties like the Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras, Egg Bomb, Octopus Carpaccio and their signature paellas and cochinillo. The Catalan restaurant’s Barcelona-inspired cocktails are some of the best in the city.

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G/F Joya building, Rockwell, Makati
(02) 823-6468

Single Origin – multiple branches

Single Origin is a commonplace for lovers of alcohol and coffee. It serves a hefty all-day breakfast menu, international comfort food, Lamill coffee, wines and draft beers. Read more here.

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La Spezia MNL – Tomas Morato

La Spezia is an Italian hole-in-the-wall that serves timeless pasta dishes and dessert standouts.

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90 Scout Dr Lascano St, Laging Handa near Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 960 6903

LoLa Cafe + Bar – Tomas Morato

LoLa Cafe is a destination restaurant that offers specialty Filipino cuisine helmed by Chef John Mangibin, his first under the LoLa Group. Food is prepared fresh and locally-sourced. They’re ideal for private events and special occasions. 

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99 Sct Lozano St, Quezon City
(02) 501-2620

The Food Hall by Todd English – BGC

Named after the famous celebrity chef, Todd English incorporates the food hall setting with 9 different food stations to choose from–raw bar, pasta section, sushi, burgers and more. 

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5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 621-4002

Green Pastures – multiple branches

Green Pastures is a farm-to-table restaurant concept created by Chef Robby Goco of crowd-favorite Cyma. 

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FOO’d by Davide Oldani – BGC

FOO’D is a Michelin-star contemporary restaurant that serves Italian dishes with a modern twist. It aims to provide quality Italian dining at an affordable price. Their 3-course menu starts at P800 only! Read our full feature here.

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G/F Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort, 30th St corner 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 950-8492

Little Flour Cafe – BGC

Little Flour Cafe is Wildflour’s little sister – bringing Wildflour’s best-selling brunch meals, pastries, desserts, coffee, wine and drinks together with new locally-inspired dishes, such as Filipino rice bowls and delicacies.

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G/F World Plaza Bldg., 4th Ave cor 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 777-7383

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge – Loyola Heights

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine, headed by Chef Niño, serves up his take on modern Asian and European dishes with 100 of the world’s great wines. For romantic dinners, make sure to get one of the outdoor private gazebos.

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66 E Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 426-0301

Little Owl Cafe – New Manila

Little Owl Cafe is a relatively new cafe that serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner fares. They also have pasta, sweet Belgian waffles, burgers, cakes, and coffee.

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65 Broadway Ave, New Manila, Quezon City
(02) 501-2036

The Wholesome Table – multiple branches

The Wholesome Table is an organic restaurant serving healthy comfort food and an early breakfast menu by Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. All produce is organic and sourced locally where possible, the meat is pasture-raised and ingredients are not processed or refined.

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Gourmet Gypsy Cafe – Diliman

Owned by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco, Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe serves food from around the world. Read our full feature here.

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25 A Roces Ave, Quezon City
(02) 662-0880

Earth Kitchen – Katipunan

Earth Kitchen, a joint project of the Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s catering, is a farm-to-table concept restaurant dedicated to promote the products of local farms and indigenous people. 

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Lot 10-B-10 White Plains, Katipunan, Quezon City
(02) 577-9138

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