A Running List of Restaurants Open for Outdoor Dining During the GCQ Bubble
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(SPOT.ph) ICYMI, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are now under one "General Community Quarantine Bubble" dubbed "NCR+" from March 22 to April 4. Indoor dining in restaurants are prohibited; restaurants are only permitted to open for al-fresco or outdoor dining, aside from takeout and deliveries. Your best bet for now is to stay home—but if you must eat out, we've rounded up establishments with outdoor dining in Metro Manila.
These Metro Manila restaurants let you dine outdoors in light of the GCQ bubble:
Las Casas Quezon City
The Quezon City outpost of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a great place for local and continental eats. For now, they're offering open-air dining by reservation—just give them a call beforehand.
Las Casas Quezon City is at 134 Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. For inquiries and reservations, contact 0917-136-6796 or 0933-822-4522. For more information, check out Las Casas Quezon City's Facebook page.
The Frazzled Cook
With their one-of-a-kind takes on comfort eats and their pasta, The Frazzled Cook is a fast favorite among kids and adults alike. They're open for outdoor dining from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, as well as for takeout and delivery orders through their website.
The Frazzled Cook is at 78 Scout Gandia Street, Quezon City. For more information, check out The Frazzled Cook's Facebook page.
With reliably well-made pastries and savory dishes, Wildflour's one of those places you can find solace in just about any time of the day. Their Uptown BGC, Net Plaza BGC, Rockwell, Salcedo, and Greenhills branches are open for al-fresco dining.
Little Flour is Wildflour's sister restaurant, with modern takes on Filipino classics. Their BGC branch is open for al-fresco dining, so you can get your fix of their famous Sisig Rice Bowl and Coconut Pie.
Little Flour's BGC branch is at G/F World Plaza Building, 31st Street corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. For reservations, fill out this form. For more information, visit Little Flour's Facebook page.
Another sister restaurant of Wildflour but with Italian eats (which include some of the best pizza and pasta in town!), Wildflour Italian remains open for outdoor dining. Pro tip: No order here is complete without their N'Duja Sausage Pizza!
Wildflour Italian is at The Finance Centre, 9th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City. For reservations, fill out this form. For more information, check out Wildflour Italian's Facebook page.
Pink's Hot Dogs
Got the hotdog hankerings? Pink's serves some of the best hotdog sandwiches (with truly snappy 'dogs) in Manila, and their BGC branch remains open for when the cravings hit.
When in Quezon City and looking for freshly baked breads and brunch eats, Prologue has got your back. They're open for al-fresco dining from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Prologue is at 87 Scout Gandia, Quezon City. For reservations, contact 0961-379-9889 or 8693-2014. For more information, check out Prologue PH's Facebook page.
If you've got a special occasion you'd like to celebrate (safely!), you can hit up award-winning contemporary Filipino spot Toyo Eatery. The restaurant is open at dinnertime from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Toyo Eatery is at G/F The Alley at Karrivin, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati City. For reservations and inquiries, contact 0917-720-8630 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check out Toyo Eatery's Facebook page.
You can fill up on artisanal and playful takes on classic panaderya breads at Panaderya Toyo, a.k.a. Toyo Eatery's Filipino-style bakery. They're open for outdoor dining from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Panaderya Toyo is at G/F The Alley at Karrivin, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati City. For reservations and inquiries, contact 0917-720-8630 or send an email to email@example.com. For more information, check out Panaderya Toyo's Instagram page.
The Grid Food Market
The Grid Food Market is open for al-fresco dining via Rockwell Goes Streetside—just find yourself an outdoor table, then place your orders online by visiting the Rockwell Streetside section of The Grid's website. Spicebird, The Sunny Side Cafe, and EDSA BDG are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the rest of their brands are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rockwell Goes Streetside takes place at Lopez Drive, Rockwell, Makati City. For orders, visit the Rockwell Streetside section of The Grid Food Market's website. For more information, check out The Grid Food Market's Facebook page.
Mad Mark's Creamery
Known for their affordable steaks and burgers as well as their topnotch ice cream, Mad Mark's Creamery is popular among carnivores and dessert fans alike. They're open for outdoor dining at their Kapitolyo, UP Town Center, and Quezon City branches.
Lola Café gives Filipino eats their own creative spin. Craving their Truffle Lengua or Humba Glazed Belly? Their three branches—Tomas Morato, The Podium, and S Maison—are all open for al-fresco dining.
Lola Café has branches at 99 Scout Lozano Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City and 5/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. See a list of Lola Café branches. For more information, visit Lola Cafe's Facebook page.
Bar Pintxos is the place to be for great tapas and other Spanish eats made with quality ingredients. All their branches—Greenbelt, Salcedo, BGC, and Alabang—have outdoor dining.
Bar Pintxos has branches at G/F Fairways Tower, 5th Avenue corner McKinley Road, Bonifacio Global City and Paseo Parkview Tower, San Augustin corner Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. See a list of Bar Pintxos branches. For more information, check out Bar Pintxos' Facebook page.
For great wine (and equally great savory bites to go with it!), you can't go wrong with Dr. Wine in Makati. They're open for al-fresco dining from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Mondays to Wednesdays, and 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Thursdays to Sundays.
Dr. Wine is at 5921 Algier Street, Poblacion, Makati City. For inquiries and reservations, contact 0917-563-8811. For more information, check out Dr. Wine Manila's Facebook page.
For Italian fare from the different regions of the country, add a mano to your list, which is open for outdoor dining. Don't forget to add in an order of their Tagliatelle al Ragù or Classic Margherita con Bufala Pizza when you drop by.
a mano is at Power Plant Mall, Lopez Drive, Rockwell, Makati City. For more information, check out a mano's Facebook page.
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