Looking to escape the office and get down to business over an indulgent meal? Bid farewell to the boardroom and opt for a meeting in one of Manila’s most impressive lunch locations. Whether you are toasting to a team success, wooing new clients or closing a lucrative deal, Manila has plenty of inner-city dining options to suit every corporate occasion.
Plan your next power lunch with Pan Pacific Manila’s guide to the city’s best business-friendly venues.
Paseo De Roxas Ayala Center, Makati
Enviably located amongst the storefronts of Manila’s luxury shopping precinct, The Green Belt, Sala Bistro is an ideal location to entertain your associates. Headed by Scottish celebrity chef Colin McKay, the pristine white linens of this elegant venue are brought to life with contemporary takes on European classics, from succulent confit lamb shoulder to grain-fed wagyu beef.
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900 A Arnaiz Avenue Corner Paseo De Roxas San Lorenzo Village, Makati
A pioneer in the popularisation of Spanish cuisine in Manila, El Cirkulo’s share-style tapas dishes were practically made for a celebratory team lunch. Sip on flavourful Sangria in the brightly-coloured dining area, or opt to host your event in more formal surrounds with their takeaway catering packages. Whether you choose to dine on or off-site, generous portions of saffron-scented paellas and slow-roasted short ribs are sure to leave your guests feeling satisfied.
5/F Clipp Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Dedicated to promoting the sustainability of Manila’s local produce whilst showcasing the works of emerging artists, this conceptual venue provides an ideal environment to think creatively and generate new ideas all while indulging in world-class cuisine. Named one of six inspirational restaurants in Australasia and South East Asia by “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”, Gallery Vask’s dual degustation menus are amongst the most prestigious dining experiences in all of Manila.
Malvar St, Malate, Metro Manila
A multi-level gourmet emporium nestled within Pan Pacific Manila’s luxurious 5-star accommodation, Adriataco Square is a stunning venue guaranteed to impress the most discerning diners. Specialising in a wide variety of international cuisines, every taste will be catered to in this four storey foodie paradise – from fresh-caught Japanese sashimi dishes to flavourful Cantonese classics. Moreover, if there is still business to take care of once the dining has been done, Pan Pacific Manila’s state-of-the-art meeting rooms are only a few steps away.
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The Black Pig
Commercenter Building, Filinvest Ave. corner,, E Asia Dr, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Specialising in charcuterie plates and elegant European fare, this stylish wine bar and gastropub is one of the trendiest new venues to open its doors in Manila. Perfect for a mid-week lunch,
The Black Pig’s sophisticated, industrial-chic décor is met with exceptional service, an effortless ambience and one of the most extensive boutique beer offerings in the country.
La Cocina de Tita Moning
San Rafael St, San Miguel
Set within an opulently decorated heritage home in the heart of Metro Manila, this living relic offers patrons a rare glimpse into the Philippine’s extravagant past. A fascinating atmosphere in which to entertain international guests, La Cocina de Tita Moning is renowned for its unparalleled hospitality, extensive wine list and its alternative spin on traditional Filipino cuisine.
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Muralla corner Victoria streets, Intramuros
A sensational restaurant if you want to complement your corporate outing with a view, 9 Spoon’s modern dining spoils guests with a panorama of Manila’s Old Town and historic City Hall. Also a feast for the eyes when it comes to the food, this all-day dining institution exceeds expectations with elegantly plated a-la-carte items and an impressive seasonal buffet.
Featured image courtesy of The Black Pig.