Updated: Mar 9
Beautiful interior design can do as much for a restaurant as good food and drinks can. We handpicked this list of 10 places to show you some of the best restaurant interior designs (a couple of bars slipped into the list too) in the Philippines.
Creating an amazing interior design is akin to making award-winning food. There are thousands of factors to juggle – What will your restaurant be like? How can you make the interior as beautiful and decorative as possible without disrupting the staff’s workflow? Will safety regulations even allow your intricate designs to take form?
When you think about just how much goes into the design of the perfect restaurant interior, you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for these beautifully designed interior spaces.
Salon de Ning – Peninsula Manila
Salon de Ning is a unique entertainment venue that evokes an intriguing and luxurious atmosphere of sophisticated pleasures and indulgences. Superbly crafted and exquisitely detailed, the “Salon” beautifully combines an audacious opulence with a whimsical sense of a lifestyle of privilege and glamour, creating an experience of dramatic aesthetic originality. They offer a discerning clientele an exceptional entertainment experience of style and drama- distinctively different from the mainstream of nightclub venues.
The refreshments at Salon de Ning include the exotic signature “Ning Sling” cocktail creations of the bar. Another highlighted drink is the Salon de Ning Rose Champagne by Deutz of France. Further selections of wines, champagnes and premium spirits are all served from the bar and are complemented by selections of small snacks and platters for sharing.
The Peninsula Manila, Makati Ave, Makati (02) 887-2888
Champagne Room – Manila Hotel, Manila
The Manila Hotel’s famed Champagne Room has a rich history in Manila’s social scene. Long favoured by the fashionable set, it is well-known for its impeccable service and lavish décor, including crystal palm trees, tasselled ceiling fixtures and floral upholstered chairs, which perfectly reflect its sumptuous classical offerings.
A favourite venue for elegant gatherings and celebrations, the Champagne Room best embodies the Grand Dame’s decades of tradition and devotion to providing guests with only the finest dining experience.
Manila Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila (02) 527-0011
Buddha-Bar – Poblacion, Manila
Buddha-Bar Manila was inaugurated in January 2012. Located at Picar Place on Kalayaan Avenue, this establishment is impressively spacious, with two floors, numerous balconies and an outside terrace with a pool, offering local and foreign clients the possibility of enjoying diverse atmospheres.
Picar Place, Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati (02) 856-6859
BlackBird Restaurant Nielson Tower, Makati
The newest of the Chef Colin Mackay’s esteemed roster of restaurants, Blackbird occupies the historical Nielson Tower, the first international airport this side of the world, and offers exceptional day and night dining in a setting that exudes classic elegance and simplicity all at the same time.
Their menus are inspired by the aviation history of the building, combine world-class with contemporary Asian cooking. The aviation-themed restaurant has a clean black and white aesthetic, that serves as the perfect backdrop for Blackbird’s mouthwatering dishes. Get shots inside the Blackbird Restaurant, where the interiors are chic, sophisticated and uber-modern.
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati Ave cor Ayala Ave. Bel-Air, Makati (02) 828-4888
Cafe Voi-La – Crosswinds
A quaint cafe in the middle of Crosswinds Leisure Resort is a new alternative to the usual dining spots in Tagaytay. Cafe Voi La welcomes guests to a warmth reminiscent of local eateries in Thailand or Vietnam, with its Asian-inspired interiors. It is a quickly rising one-of-a-kind concept by Ica Sebastian, who took its name from ‘boi la’ which means ‘to cook with leaves’ in Hoi An, Vietnam.
The picture-perfect indoor decor compliments the outdoor charm of the restaurant. Cafe Voi La’s menu is also Asian-inspired but infused with culinary ideas from the owner’s many travels. Among its specialties are Garlic Beef Tapa, Massaman Back Ribs, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, and for dessert, Black Sticky Rice with Mango.
Iruhin Crosswinds, Tagaytay
+63 905 331-4457
Hill Station – Session Road, Baguio
Hill Station is a restaurant inside Casa Vallejo, Baguio’s oldest hotel which was established in 1909. The hotel is one of the American structures in the city. It was established as places of rejuvenation and as enclaves for the European lifestyle in former Southeast Asian colonies.
Baguio was among the last hill stations to be established in Asia, during the Spanish and American colonial periods of the Philippines. Hill Station offers you robust dishes that blend the flavours of Asia’s hill stations with the tastes of Old World Europe and New World America.
Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio (074) 423-9100
Antonio’s – Tagaytay, Cavite
Antonio’s is Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine-dining food destination that features the best of international cuisine from top Chef Tony Boy Escalante. Its impeccable food, elegant interiors, scenic gardens and great service are what make them exemplary.
Antonio’s is a well-established restaurant whose gastronomic selection contributes to the overall charm of the locale, rather than vice versa. It is one of Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine dining destinations that features the best of Filipino and international cuisine. Using quality ingredients that are mostly sourced from its own farms.
Marcia Adams – Tagaytay, Cavite
Marcia Adams’ is a tucked away Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant that serves Mediterranean dishes prepared by owner Marcia. It’s for a romantic getaway. It’s not for people who don’t like European infused dishes.
The Marcia Adams restaurant is a cluster of vine-covered adobe bungalows that overlook the idyllic countryside. Its main dining hall has a rustic Tuscan look, with earthen flooring bordered with Machuca tiles. It has a textured stone wall finish and exposed trusses. The bamboo beams give it a local touch.
JP Rizal St., Barangay Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite (0917) -8011456.
Don Limone Grill, Tagaytay
Don Limone Grill was originally a popular neighbourhood restaurant in Parañaque. After years of good business, their famous cheesecakes found a new, more obscure home in Tagaytay. The move turned out to be a great decision as Tagaytay’s green environment served as a more appropriate background for Don Limone’s Mediterranean fare.
Start with one of their platters and then follow it up with a standout main like lamb chops. Don’t leave without trying their famous New York Cheesecake.
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