More reasons to smile in QC!

One of the largest cities in Metro Manila, Quezon City is sure to give you a whole bunch of places to eat in and explore!

Also read: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Quezon City

With many food hubs such as Maginhawa and Tomas Morato, it can be quite daunting to choose so we’ve decided to round up the top 10 restaurants you should try for this month!

10. Stoned Steaks – Tomas Morato

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Stoned Steaks lets you cook your own steak on a 350° lava rock right at your table. Also offering mouthwatering starters and sandwiches like Baked Veal Bone Marrow and Wagyu Foie Gras Burger, you can choose from wide selection of Angus Steaks, Wagyu, and Surf & Turf!

It’s for people who enjoy their steaks but want a new dining experience.
It’s not for those looking for plant-based meals.
We recommend their Ribeye and Banoffee Moelleux.

Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱500 off your bill!

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55 Sct Rallos St., Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8866-3807; (0915) 376-1500; (0917) 707-3837

9. LoLa Cafe + Bar – Tomas Morato

Last month’s #7

Humba Glazed Belly from LoLa Cafe + Bar
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Lola Cafe + Bar is a converted restaurant offering reinvented Filipino dishes made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients by Chef John Mangibin. It’s one of QC’s hidden restaurant gems and a must-visit dining place.

It’s for families and couples looking for a charming lunch or dinner place.
It’s not for diners looking for live music.
We recommend their Wagyu Salpicao, Bone Marrow Sisig, and Tartufo Pasta

Insider tip: You can get up to ₱300 off your bill with Booky!

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99 Sct Lozano St., Quezon City
(02) 7219-3254; (02) 7501-2620; (0917) 817-6045

8. Above Sea Level – multiple branches


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Craving for seafood but on a budget? Above Sea Level is perfect for you! Above Sea Level delights their customers with an array fresh seafood at affordable prices without compromising its quality.

It’s for people who absolutely love seafood but don’t want to break the bank to satisfy their cravings.
It’s not for those who prefer a higher end setting.
We recommend their Butterfly Squid.

Insider tip: Enjoy TWO (2) orders of Giant Butterfly Squid Meals for ₱360 ₱252!

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7. POPS Beyond Better Burgers – Katipunan

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POPS Beyond Better Burgers proves that great dining can come from the most unexpected places. Located in a gas station along Katipunan, buckle up and visit POPS for a food trip filled with great burgers, filling meals, and friendly faces!

It’s for those who enjoy their burgers with diner-themed restaurants.
It’s not for those looking for a romantic and intimate setting.
We recommend their Moo Melt and milkshakes.

Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱300 off your bill!

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G/F Petron Gas Station, 355 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
(0917) 862-0828

6. Xocolat – Katipunan

Last month’s #9

Xocolat Chicken Pasta topped with cocoa-rubbed chicken and cocoa shavings
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Introducing hot chocolate in all its glorious forms and flavors, Xocolat serves a variety of innovative chocolate-infused savory dishes such as white chocolate Blanco Pasta, Xocolat pork belly with cacao-bagoong sauce, and many more creative chocolate concoctions.

It’s for anyone looking for comfort food with a twist.
It’s not for people who don’t have a sweet tooth.
We recommend their Xocolat Cake, Churros con Xocolat, and Xocolat Pork Belly.

Insider tip: You can get up to ₱300 off your bill with Booky!

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155 B Gonzales St., cor Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8929-4186

5. Grape Escape – multiple branches


Last month’s #4

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Grape Escape is a Spanish-Italian inspired local wine bar that serves unique and straightforward cuisine. It is a place where you can explore the world of wine without any pretenses or complexities while celebrating life over that perfect little food and wine combination. 

It’s for friends who want to catch up over comforting food and super good sangria.
It’s not for people who prefer beer with their food over wine.
We recommend their Salpicao, House Sangria, and Blueberry Tiramisu.

Insider tipEnjoy up to ₱500 off your bill!

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4. La Creperie – multiple branches


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La Creperie is one of those restaurants that you can depend on for extra early morning breakfasts. It’s a restaurant that serves up familiar crepe combinations, a make your own crepe option, and home-style French food for those who want a taste of France without having to go there. 

It’s for those who love breakfast food, crepes, and having breakfast as early as 7 AM.
It’s not for people looking for a wide selection of alcoholic beverage to pair with their food.
We recommend their Angus Beef Tapa, Angelina’s (hot chocolate)

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3. Victorino’s – Tomas Morato

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Victorino’s is a fine dining restaurant with old fashioned Filipino home interiors. They serve Ilocano-Filipino cuisine and desserts from partner Chef Heny Sison.

It’s for families and other big groups who are eyeing to catch up over classic Filipino comfort food.
It’s not for those looking to have a quick meal to go.
We recommend their Bagnet, Poqui-Poqui, and Mango Chocolate Torte.

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114 Scout Rallos cor 11th Jamboree St., Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8922-8558; (02) 3414-7465

2. Earth Kitchen – White Plains

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Earth Kitchen, a joint project of the Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s catering, a restaurant dedicated to promote the products of local farms and indigenous people. Earth Kitchen offers farm-to-table cuisine. Some of their most talked about dishes are the Bulgogi Wrap, Fresh Spring Rolls, and Squid Ink Pasta.

It’s for those who are looking for more sustainable options when it comes to dining out.
It’s not for those who are craving for greasy food.
We recommend their Squid Ink & Aligue pasta, Shrimp Spring Rolls, and Mushroom Ravioli.

Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱200 off your bill!

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Lot 10-B-10 White Plains, Katipunan, Quezon City
(02) 7577-9138; (02) 8961-0572; (0917) 584-3278

1. Soru Izakaya – Maginhawa

Last month’s #1

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Soru Izakaya is a modern Japanese restaurant offering innovative takes on cuisine classics. The culinary style is referred to as the “new Nippon” which translates to new Japanese.

It’s for Japanese food enthusiasts craving a different approach to their favourite dishes.
It’s not for loyalists to traditional Japanese cooking.
We recommend their Udon Carbonara, Salmon Belly Sashimi

Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱300 off your bill!

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140 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8296-2737; (0917) 704-0515

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