Buy me this and you’ll be char-cute to me.
There’s nothing like cured meat, cold cuts, and cheese on a Valentine’s date— because honestly speaking, it’s essentially a prerequisite for a romantic evening. That is, if you’ve saved a ton of money for a special rendezvous at a pretentiously overpriced Italian restaurant, only to eat thin slices of meat and grapes for the rest of the night.
If that’s not the case, here’s an idea for a playful and portable Valentine’s gift bound to give charcuterie lovers a munching good time. Look to BGC’s Poco Deli and their mini Charcuterie Cone, which you can customize with the variety of cold cuts and cheeses available in their deli.
You can get Poco Deli’s Charcuterie Cone for just ₱150 with all the crackers, cold cuts, olives (if you’re into that), and dried fruits you can take. If you want to know more about Poco Deli, check out their Facebook page. For more restaurants in BGC, read on!
Your Ultimate Guide to BGC Restaurants
From office buildings to open parks, one can see that BGC almost has it all – including restaurants you can’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re craving for ramen or looking for a romantic date place for you and your significant other, BGCs sure to have the perfect restaurants for you.
Check out this month's Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in BGC!
Whatever reason you may have, if you need some help figuring out which restaurant to go to then allow us to help you. Check out our Ultimate Guide to BGC Restaurants and know more about the restaurants, why you should visit, their recommended dishes, an idea of how to get there via commute, and more!
Near One Parkade or The Fort Bus Stop
L’Opera Ristorante Italiano – The Fort Strip
A fine-dining Italian restaurant with an elegant ambiance that’s been around since 1994, L’Opera Ristorante Italiano serves up classic Italian dishes from risotto to handmade pasta. Have a taste of Tuscany from its flavors to its romantic atmosphere.
Why visit? The place is on point when it comes to giving you and your significant other the memorable and romantic dining experience.
Notable dishes they offer: Gnocchetti Di Patate Ai Quattro Formaggi (₱510), Risotto Alla Cream Di Tartufo (₱590), and Osso Buco Alla Milanese (₱1,200)
Vatos Urban Tacos – G/F Net Park Bldg.
A restaurant conceptualized by three Korean-Americans who grew up on Mexican food, Vatos Urban Tacos serves up addictive Korean-American fare for the Korean food fanatics and partially adventurous.
Why visit? They have their version of a samgyeopsal but in a taco form as well as loaded kimchi fries.
Recommended dishes: Kimchi Carnitas Fries (₱350), Korean Pork Belly (₱430 for 3 tacos), Honey Tequila Chicken Wings (₱490) and Mixan Lumpias (₱320)
Insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Tacos and Buy 2 Tacos for less with Booky!
Pinot – The Spa Bldg.
A restaurant that’s more than what meets the eye, Pinot is one of BGCs hidden fine-dining gems. Dine in classy interiors while enjoying luxurious Italian fare prepared with love and utmost care.
Why visit? They have a prix fixe menu for adventurous eaters and whole roasted dishes for those who want to stick to the classics.
Notable dishes they offer: Whole Rack of Lamb (₱5,900) and Kurobuta Pork Belly
Mecha Uma – RCBC Corp.
Mecha Uma – a restaurant that means “absurdly delicious” – is a restaurant that offers predominantly Japanese dishes and international dishes with a Japanese touch. Head on here and sample the dishes conceptualized and prepared by Chef Bruce Ricketts.
Why visit? Their omakase is one of a kind and is the talk of those who visit the restaurant.
Recommended dishes: Sake Kasu Ice Cream (₱280), Aburi Hotate (₱680), Tori Nanban Zuke (₱550)
Borough – C2 Bldg
Days become infinitely better when you have a good breakfast. A place perfect for both early birds and late risers, Borough offers up NYC comfort food including all-day breakfasts and their bestselling sweet treats like cookies and pastries.
Why visit? They have vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Recommended dishes: 4 Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna (₱400), Baked Mac and Cheese (₱310), Grilled Portobello Mushroom (₱430)
Mulberry Door – Burgos Circle
Mulberry Door is a restaurant with plush interiors and comfort food finds perfect as a venue for girls’ night out or a fancy date place for couples.
Why visit? Their food isn’t only mouth-watering but they, along with their interiors, are Instagrammable.
Recommended dishes: Negra (₱660), Eggplant Parmigiana w/Ciabatta (₱350), Crab Fat w/Chicharon Crumbles (₱590)
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱500 off your bill!
Tsuta Ramen – UG/F C3 Bonifacio High Street Central
The first ramen restaurant to win a Michelin Star in 2015, Tsuta Ramen serves up flavorful, rich, ramen broths perfect for when you want to warm up. And don’t you worry about feeling weighed down after draining your bowl, according to Tsuta, their ramen is much lighter because of their broth.
Why visit? They serve a different kind of ramen that’s not Tonkotsu based but still quite delectable.
Recommended dishes: Char Siu Ajitama Miso Soba (₱670), Char Siu Ajitama Shio Soba (₱620), Char Siu Ajitama Shoyu Soba (₱620)
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Konbo for only ₱499!
Washoku Musashi-Tei – Forum South Global
Considered as one of the underrated restaurants in BGC, Washoku Musashi-Tei will transport you to Japan with their authentic and value for money Japanese dishes.
Why visit? It’s a restaurant that’s not so crowded given that’s a hidden gem in the city.
Recommended dishes: Teppan Oroshi Katsu (Fillet) Lunch (₱380 for 2 pcs.), Yaki Gyoza Set (₱120), and Kuro-Ton (₱350)
Fun fact: One of the most frequent kinds of customers who dine are Japanese.
Near the Net One Bus Stop
Fun fact: The Mind Museum, one of the most interesting Science museums in the metro, is near this bus stop. If you're planning to visit rhere before your food trip, here's a guide to Everything You Need to Know About the Mind Museum.
FOO’D by Davide Oldani – Shang-La Hotel
Foo’d by David Oldani is a restaurant that serves up masterpieces both your eyes and your tastebuds will enjoy. Savor the flavors of familiar Italian dishes tweaked for the modern palate.
Why visit? The restaurant is the brainchild of a Michelin starred chef and the dishes are nothing like you’ve ever tasted before.
Recommended dish: Dolce: Dark Chocolate Mousse (₱200), and their 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu (₱800)
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱100 off!
If you prefer a more hip and relaxing ambiance, then head on to Noor. It’s a restaurant that offers up Middle Eastern food with a touch of European flavors. At this restaurant, we suggest you get ready to know this familiar cuisine better with their various dishes that aren’t just shawarma.
Why visit? Their deep-fried cauliflower and knafe are the talk of the town.
Recommended dishes: Cauliflower Tabbouleh (₱290), Chicken Skewers (₱570), Roast Beef Carpaccio (₱490), Lamb Baklava (₱470)
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱500 off your bill!
La Picara – Bonifacio High Street
With their motto like A modern taste of Spain kissing Manila, La Picara puts words into action as seen in their dishes. Enjoy their Spanish dishes with a Filipino twist that features the best of what each cuisine can offer.
Why visit?Their bright, simple, and homey interiors and big servings are perfect for simple family gatherings.
Recommended dishes: Bone Marrow Meloso (₱460), Sisig Pibil Tacos (₱290), Chili Crab Paella (₱890)
The Bowery NYC Comfort Food – Forbeswood Heights
If you dine during the day at this infamous BGC pub/bar, The Bowery, you’re sure to be welcomed with delectable NYC comfort food. We suggest that you pair them up with the different alcoholic drinks they offer to elevate the present flavors.
Why visit? Their dishes and interiors are a brunch lover’s dream.
Recommended dishes: Classic Mac and Cheese (₱360), Short Rib Grill Cheese (₱490)
Insider tip: Get up to ₱100 off your bill with Booky!
Nikkei Nama Bar – 2/F One Bonifacio High Street
Can’t choose between two cuisines? Enjoy a fusion! Go to Nikkei Nama Bar, a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant that specializes in value for money rice bowls and rolls.
Why visit? They have a spectacular view you can marvel at while dining, their dishes are filling, and their food is prepared fast enough for you to enjoy it during a quick lunch break.
Notable dishes they offer: Kakiage Bao (₱220), Iberico Pork Ribs (₱420), Salmon Belly Bowl (₱395)
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱300 off your bill!
Sagana Epicerie and Bistro – G/F Net One Center
Sagana is a French restaurant that makes use of local produce to create masterful, flavorful, yet approachable French dishes. Once you look beyond the French names on the menu, you’ll be surprised to find out that French dishes can be more close to home than you think.
Why visit? They have two menus that change weekly so expect something new every week.
Notable dishes they offer: Souffle (₱380), Coq-Au-Vin (₱580), Mille-Feuilles (₱360)
Chino – G/F One Bonifacio
Hailing from Hong Kong, Chino is a fusion restaurant gem in BGC that offers up Japanese-Mexican dishes. Prepare to be introduced to a plethora of Hong Kong dishes you may not have thought would possibly exist.
Why visit? Their cocktails and tacos pairings are not just flavorful but also quite refreshing on a hot night.
Recommended dishes: Market Fish Ceviche / Citrus Dayap / Cashers (₱545), Blue Corn Chips or Chicharrones (₱175), and Wagyu Beef / Guacamole / Pickled Jalapeno (₱285)
Steak the First – G/F Net Park
Are you on a tight budget but you’re craving for steak? Then head on to Steak the First, a casual steakhouse serving up affordable US steaks, different kinds of pasta, salads, and more. Claiming that their steaks are second to none, if you must know, Steak the First is considered the Number 1 Steakhouse in Japan.
Why visit? You can adjust the doneness of your steak because they serve their steaks rare on a sizzling plate.
Notable dishes they offer: Hamburg Steak (₱380 for 200g), Napolitan Pasta (₱150 for solo), Detox Salad (₱100 for regular)
M Bakery – G/F One Bonifacio High Street
A dessert shop hailing from New York, M Bakery serves up a variety of desserts from cakes, cheesecakes, and their famous banana pudding. Sweet tooths, we suggest that you don’t miss out on this dessert shop especially if you’re going to make the trip to BGC.
Why visit? The different flavors of their banana pudding and their ube cake with real halaya in between.
Recommended desserts: Famous Banana Pudding (₱145 for small), Classic Icebox Cake (₱245), Calamansi Icebox Bar (₱275)
Cheateau 1771 – 2/F One Bonifacio High Street
After relocating several times, moving from one business district to another, Chateau 1771 has finally found its home right in BGC. Now, BGC locals can finally have their fill of European dishes with a twist.
Why visit? Their dishes are made to please every type of palate.
Notable dishes they offer: Butter-Baked Oysters (₱570), Smoked Duck Breast & Croquette Salad (₱490), and Coffee Pie (₱280)
Near the McKinley Parkway Bus Stop
Savage – G/F The Plaza
Another fine dining restaurant in BGC, Savage makes quite the impression on its customers through the international food fare they offer.
Why visit? They prepare most of their dishes above an open fire which results in the creation of components such as smoked oil and onion ash.
Recommended dishes: Deviled Eggs, Smoked Oil & Ask (₱260); Barramundi, Arugula, Preserved lemon & Olives (₱1,200), and Kladdkaka (₱190)
Martin Place Social – The Plaza Arya
Martin Place Social is one of the unique restaurants in BGC that can seamlessly transition from being a cafe in the morning to a pub at night. No matter what time you arrive, however, you’re sure to get a taste of familiar dishes with an Aussie flair.
Why visit? For the cuisine and for the drinks since they also double as a whiskey-sake bar.
Recommended dishes: MPS Benny (₱560), Bogan Beef Burger (₱490), D' Best Pavlova Pancakes (₱450), Dark Chocolate Brownie (₱220)
Near the St. Michael’s Bus Stop
Gallery by Chele – Clipp Center
Formerly known as Gallery VASK, Gallery Chele sports a new look that matches with their dishes – both looking quite posh and refined. Marvel at the Filipino food you know and love, reinvented from their flavors to their presentation and even their form.
Why visit? It’ll reignite your love for Filipino food through whimsical and creative dishes.
Notable dishes they offer: Fired! Pulpo (₱550), Sour Ribs (₱1,100/100g), and Ube Torrija (₱350)
Near the 3rd Ave. Bus Stop
Raging Bull Burgers – Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort
Looking for a good, honest to goodness burger? Then head on to Raging Bull Burgers, a restaurant that offers creative and complex burgers packaged in a simple and approachable manner.
Why visit? They have a vegetarian burger even meat-lovers will like. Also, they have a variety of hot sauces you can use to spice up your burger and fries.
Recommended dishes: Kickass (₱225), Messy Fries (₱150), Pretender (₱225)
Near the Market! Market! Bus Stop
Motto Motto – Serendra Piazza
Are the Japanese options in BGC not enough? Here’s Motto Motto, a restaurant meaning “more more” that serves up a selection of Japanese comfort food. Choose from their offers of sushi, teriyaki, and even international comfort food with a Japanese twist.
Why visit? They serve delicate and appetizing souffle pancakes.
Notable dishes they offer: Souffle Pancakes (₱195), Solo Okinawa "Taco Rice" (₱175), Solo Mentaiko "Carbonara" Udon (₱350)
In case you’re in the area and you’re looking for more restaurant options, simply open the NEARBY tab in the app and check out the different BGC restaurant where you can get a discount with Booky.