CHECK IT OUT: The Lobby Lounge at Diamond Hotel, Manila
Spend a perfectly quaint afternoon with quietly elegant good food
The Lobby Lounge
Diamond Hotel Philippines, Roxas Blvd. cor. J. Quintos St., Manila
Tel No. 528-3000
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) There’s no stopping it: the Christmas season is upon us, and these days, there’s no place you’d want to avoid more than a crazily crowded mall. So say hello to what might be your latest favorite hangout: the newly opened Lobby Lounge invites guests and visitors alike to sit and unwind while indulging in good food and divine desserts.
For cold, rainy days, there's nothing more comforting that a cup of Zucchini Cream Soup (P250), warm and comforting with every spoonful and topped with a crispy parmesan cheese tuile. Pair this with a shared order of their famous Truffle Fries (P200), perfectly crispy and crunchy as you bite. When you're looking for the ultimate comfort food, there's the Reuben Sandwich (P435) with the Emmental cheese melting into your mouth. For heavier fare, we recommend the Lamb Pot Pie (P620) and its paper-thin pie cover. Also available is their famous Foie Gras Macaron (P150).
Of course, no meal at the Diamond Hotel would be complete without desserts. If you were looking to go a bit overboard, start with their Guia Cheesecake (P250 for an individual cake) which is perfectly rich and dense, with walnuts and a hint of maple syrup. For ice cream, we recommend the Salted Caramel ice cream (P180 for 2 scoops) and the Ispahan, the perfect palate cleanser of raspberries and lychee.