10 New Restaurants You Need to Try This July
New picks for your eats list this month.
(SPOT.ph) Stumped for ideas on where to eat? Are there too many choices? We’re breaking down Manila’s extensive dining landscape with a list of places to try every month. Always keep your restaurant index fresh!
Though this restaurant is the founders’ ode to Balestier Road in Singapore, it’s by no means a straightforward Singaporean joint. Balestier features a mix of Eastern and Western dishes you’ll surely love. Some are familiar—like the Salted Egg Wings, Hainanese Chicken and Cereal Prawns, while some are completely new and innovative. Their "soup-less" laksa called Laksa Tsukemen is a cross between the famous noodle dishes of Singapore and Japan.
Balestier is at 14 Nicanor Roxas Street, Marikina City.
Any Any is the place to visit when you want some good ol’ Malaysian-Singaporean dishes. You can get yourself some pretty no-frills choices—just two, in fact. Feast on beloved classics, the Nasi Lemak and Roti Prata, and their many variations. Trust us, next time you and your friends can’t decide where to eat and someone says, “any any,” this Any Any should be your next stop.
Any Any is at 4/F Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
Three Guys and a Grill
Like the name suggests, this humble joint in Makati is owned by three guys who want to serve great grilled sausages the way most Filipinos love it—sitting in a cozy bun and sprinkled with great toppings. Featuring some custom-made sausages care of Santi’s, as well as delectable bread and organically made sauces, you’ll appreciate how much attention Three Guys and a Grill puts to every sandwich they serve.
Three Guys and a Grill is at 4364 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
You might already be familiar with the well-loved home bakery, Bakere. Now, they’re officially a full-fledged brick-and-mortar café joining the ever-growing food community of Kapitolyo. On top of their cult favorites, cheese cupcakes and ensaymada, Bakere Café is including some dishes inspired by mom’s home cooking—like a hefty lechon sandwich!
Bakere Café is at 3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Le Jardin Café
Remember Le Jardin at The W Fifth Avenue in Bonifacio Global City? Well, Le Jardin Café is an even better reincarnation of the joint, if we do say so ourselves. On top of old favorites from the original restaurant, the café features new Asian-inspired flavors like tocino and karaage that will make you fall in love all over again.
Le Jardin Café is at G/F Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center, 31st Street corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
When you’re looking for simple but satisying meals at an affordable price, head to Salty, the newest restaurant near Tomas Morato. You’ll find all kinds of classic dishes here, from your go-to comfort food when you’re craving a taste of home, to some cool coffee fixes when you just need that burst of energy.
Salty is at 34C Scout Gandia corner Scout Tobias Street, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Batter or Dough
Got a sweet spot for waffles? Batter or Dough is the new dessert hub for anybody who wants to take their waffle game to the next level. You’ll love the special recipe that makes these waffles crisp on the outside but mega-soft on the inside. After you try one, you’ll want to order every flavor on the menu.
Batter or Dough is at 4/F The Block, SM North EDSA, Quezon City.
Coffee lovers, rejoice because this café brings you a taste of Italy right here in Manila. An Italian coffee franchise, Café Barbera serves more than just authentic European coffee. Fall in love with the décor as you feast on their traditional Italian dishes and yes, we definitely mean pasta.
Café Barbera is at G/F Uptown Parade, Uptown Bonifacio.
If you’re looking for a chill place in the city to grab a drink then jot Early Night? right on your list of places to go. This new restaurant and bar is perfect for anyone looking for some good time along with delicious and affordable meals. Bring friends or come on your own because Early Night? will welcome you just as you are.
Early Night? is at Fort Bonifacio Unit C, The Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.
A new addition to The Fort Strip roster, this casual al fresco joint highlights some seafood favorites like shrimp, crab, and the hard-to-get lobster (in the Philippines, at least). When you want to satisfy your hankering for crustaceans without all the splurging involved, this fast-food stall has its doors (or lack thereof) open for you.
Lobster Station is at G/F The Fort Strip, 26th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.