Where to Spend New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Welcome 2011 with a bang at these restaurants, bars, and events.
Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. Tel. No. 528-3000
Join Diamond Hotel’s New Year’s Eve party (P750 net/person) at the 27th Floor Sky Lounge. The lobby coffeeshop will also offer a New Year’s Eve dinner at P2,011/head.
Dusit Thani Manila
Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 238-8888
Dusit will offer a Crossover Buffet (P2,500) on New Year’s Eve, which will include dishes from Basix, Tosca, Umu, and Benjarong. Pay P3,800 to join the countdown festivities at the lobby. Live bands will perform from 10 p.m. onwards.
Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 813-8888
Makati Shangri-La will ring in the new year with a dinner buffet (P5,000++/person) at the lobby lounge with live performances by Arthur Manuntag, Karylle, and the Version 4.0 band.
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil Corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila. Tel. No. 245-1234
Hyatt will be offering a New Year's Eve Rendezvous room package. Rates start at P8,500++ per night for a minimum of two nights. This package will be offered from December 30 2010 to January 1, 2011 only.
Market Café will offer a New Year’s Eve dinner buffet (P1,888 net/person) on December 31 and a New Year’s Day lunch buffet (P1,688 net/person) on January 1. Indulge in an abundant feast of international dishes such as Rosemary Leg of Lamb, Roast Turkey, Seafood Paella, Lechon de Leche, Pastel De Lengua, Sheek Kebob, Baby Lobsters, and Prawns and Beef Wrapped in Bacon, among others. The buffet comes with free-flowing Jacob's Creek red and white wines, sparkling wine, soft drinks, iced tea and local beers.
The Li Li Royal Banquet will offer authentic Cantonese dishes in an eight-course set menu and 11-course lauriat menu to be prepared by Chef de Cuisine Andy Chan. The set menus will be available on December 31, 2010 for dinner and on January 1, 2011 for lunch. Dishes include Wok-Fried Beef Tenderloin with Shrimps, Steamed Cod, Imperial Peking Duck, Taro and Scallops with Golden Mushrooms, Steamed Garoupa, and Crispy-Fried Sea Mantis Lobster. All set and lauriat menus come with a complimentary glass of Jacob's Creek red or white wine, sparkling wine, soft drinks, iced tea or local beer.
Celebrate the New Year with an intimate seven-course dinner menu featuring Foie Gras Au Torchon, Tomato Consommé with Egg and Herb Royale, and Organic Greens and Vegetable Pearls with Hazelnut Dressing at The Fireplace.
Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 637-7888, Oakroom direct line 719-1160
Oakroom will offer a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner (P2,356 net/adult; half the price for children ages four to 12) from 7 to 10 p.m.. There will also be a New Year’s Eve countdown party at the Oakroom bar (P2,356.22 net/person) from 11 p.m. (December 31, 2010) to 2 a.m. (January 1, 2011).
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Tel No. 551-5555 exts. 1991 to 1994
Stuff yourself at the Spiral New Year’s Eve buffet (P7,231.94 net/adult and P3,615.97 net/child), which starts at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a fireworks display at midnight.
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. Tel. No. 828-4774
The Brasserie Boheme will offer a dinner buffet (P990+/person) on December 31. There will also be a Roof Deck Countdown to 2011 where you can get a complimentary glass of Champagne for the New Year toast. On January 1, there will be a brunch buffet (P690+/person).
The Peninsula Manila
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. Tel. No. 887-2888
Join the New Year’s Eve Gala Ball and Dinner (P6,700/adult inclusive of a glass of Champagne, P6,200/adult, and P3,700/child) from 9 p.m. (December 31) to 3 a.m. (January 1) at The Lobby. The event will feature Nonoy Lopez and his band, and Hyperbeat. The dinner buffet will be open from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. On January 1, there will be a breakfast buffet from 10 a.m. to 12 noon (P990/adult and P599/child under 12).
Escolta will offer a lunch buffet (P1,250/adult and P750/child under 12) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 31. There will also be a dinner buffet (P3,400/adult inclusive of a glass of Champagne, P2,900/adult, and P1,700/child under 12). On New Year’s Day, a breakfast buffet will be available (P990/adult and P599/child under 12) from 5 to 10 a.m.
Old Manila will offer a five-course set dinner menu on December 31, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Rates are P4,500/adult inclusive of a glass of Champagne and P4,000/adult.
Get the Salon de Ning Rose Champagne and Asian-inspired tapas at P1,500 (consumable) from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City Cybertourism Zone, Pasay City. Tel. No. 836-6333
Watch Kaos at Resorts World Manila on December 31, 3 p.m. and January 1, 3 and 9 p.m. Ticket prices are P1,057.16 for upper balcony, P1,271.16 for balcony, P2,020.16 for deluxe, P2,876.16 for premiere, and 3,090.16 for VIP. The production features Gian Magdangal, Martha Joy, Joel Trinidad, the Manila Symphony Orchestra, and other international performers. For inquiries, call Resorts World Manila at 836-6333 or TicketWorld at 891-9999.
General Araneta Avenue Corner General Roxas Avenue Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. Tel. No. 11-2819
Catch The Grand China National Circus Splendide! on January 1, with shows at 1, 4, and 8 p.m. The show will feature performers from the Beijing Olympics.Ticket prices are P1,340 for patron VIP, P1,100 for patron side, P950 for lower box, P750 for upper box A premium, P550 for upper box A regular, P350 for upper box B, and P150 for general admission. For ticket inquiries, call TicketNet at 911-5555.
SMX Convention Center
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Tel. No. 556-8888
Don't miss the Great American Circus on January 1, 12 noon, 3, 6, and 8:30 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center. The 90-minute show features jaw-dropping acts like aerial performances, comedic sketches, and daredevil stunts. Ticket prices are P350 for silver, P750 for gold, P1,350 for SVIP, and P1,750 for tingside. For tickets, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or www.smtickets.com. For more information on the show, visit www.takemetothecircus.com or go to the Great American Circus Facebook page.
Libis, Quezon City
Join the Eastwood City-QC New Year Countdown to 2011 on December 31, 5 p.m. onwards at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. There will be performances by Arnel Pineda, Freestyle, True Faith, K 24/7, Kiss Jane, 3rd Avenue, Dream Carousel, and The Ammo Band. For inquiries, contact 709-9888, 709-0888, (0918) 839-2489 or (0917) 838-0111.
SM Mall of Asia
SM Central Business Park I, Island A, Bay City, Pasay City. Tel. No. 831-3340
Attend the GMA 7 New Year Countdown to 2011 to be hosted by Tim Yap on December 31, 11 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia. Network talents will be performing at the event plus a 15-minute fireworks display will be shown at 12 midnight. The veranda restaurants will be open until 1 a.m. on January 1. For inquiries, contact 556-0680.
Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Bonifacio High Street, and TriNoma
For the New Year, Ayala Malls will be having a sale from January 1 to 16. Get up to 50% off in participating establishments at Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Bonifacio High Street, and TriNoma. For inquiries, call your chosen Ayala Mall’s Concierge.
RESTAURANTS, BARS AND CLUBS
Unit F, The Fort Entertainment Complex, Bonifacio Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Tel. No. 887-6838
Party at Amber UltraLounge for their New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Mark Doyle. Gates will open at 11 p.m. For table reservations, call (0917) 572-6237 or 887-6838.
Bliss Ultra Club
Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City
The New Year’s Party at Bliss Tomas Morato starts at 1 a.m. on January 1, 2011.
Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City
G/F Greenbelt 2 Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 757-4813
Welcome the New Year at Izakaya with Kamikaze Friday featuring Hip Hop, Mashup, and Electro music hosted by Jess Manzano.
Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. Tel. No. 421-3180, (0915) 727-1430
Join the party at Manor on December 31, 11 p.m. onwards for their New Year’s Eve countdown. Drink all you can at P1,000/head. For inquiries, call (0917) 8160-2667.
Mandarin Oriental Manila, Makati Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City. Tel. No. 750-8888 extension 2457
Join the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Martinis. Cocktails will be served at 11 p.m. on December 31 at the MO Lobby Lounge. The countdown street party will start at 11:45 p.m. featuring Sinosikat. There will also be a fireworks display. At 12:15 a.m., DJs Elian Habayeb and Cocoy Puyat will spin beats for the dance party.
Robot Japanese Restaurant
7912 Makati Ave, corner Sto. Tomas St., Somerset Bldg., Makati City. Tel. No. 812-8800
The Countdown to 2011 at Robot Japanese Restaurant will feature a special New Year’s menu by Chef Ninyo Laus from 7 to 10 p.m. on December 31. The event will also feature music by DJs Euric, Julio Villafuerte, Drew Allado, Paco Gancayco.
Resorts World Manila, Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Cybertourism Zone, Pasay City. Mobile No. (0917) 550-8888.
Be at Republiq for the New Year’s Eve Ball featuring music by Martin Pulgar, Johnny Verse, Ace Ramos, and Mars Miranda. The countdown begins at 11 p.m. on December 31, 2010.
Photos courtesy of Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, Eastwood City, Resorts World Manila, Ayala Malls, and Amber UltraLounge.