By Thea Andrea C. Magueriano
Mouths are fed and breaths are taken in restaurants whose menus include a side of breathtaking views.
The spectacular views, day or night, up the dining experience to one that feels premium and exciting. If you have a view that spans the city or showcases the setting of the sun, every bite of the meal could be more indulgent.
Take Quezon City’s favorite rotating restaurant for example.
Seoul Sky 100 Revolving Restaurant on the 33rd floor of MDC 100 building in Libis treats diners to a 360-degree city view while they dine without leaving their seats, as the restaurant rotates ever so slightly.
Aside from the view and the merry-go-round experience, the restaurant delights with Korean dishes such as bibimbap, japchae, samgyetang, and pork and beef barbecues, among others in a la carte and set menus. The meals come with generous serving of banchan or Korean side dishes.
For a sweet ending, Seoul Sky offers bingsu, a milk-based shaved ice dessert, available in sweet red bean, mango, strawberry, and chocolate flavors.
Meanwhile, in Makati, on the 32nd floor of City Garden Grand Hotel, guests are treated to international cuisines and a view of Metro Manila at the Firefly Roofdeck.
Equally breathtaking morning and night, the city view is a welcome addition to the Filipino and Spanish food, barbecues, burgers, pasta, and pizzas served to diners. The rooftop restaurant also has a wide drink list, from coffee and tea to healthy drinks and alcoholic beverages.
It is open in the afternoon till before midnight for dine in, takeout, and delivery.
The architecture and design of La Cathedral Cafe in Intramuros makes each visit seem like a leap into another era.
During the day, customers can get a full glimpse of the view surrounding the café, including the Manila Cathedral towering beside. Fairy lights add romance to the ambiance in the evening, perfect for date night or intimate conversation with friends.
The café serves hot and cold drinks, pastries, rice meals, and pasta.
Another restaurant with a view in Intramuros is Sky Deck, located on top of The Bayleaf Hotel.
The al fresco lounge and restaurant combines the view of Manila skyline and Intramuros surroundings, with a good variety of cuisines and live entertainment. Dishes include local and international cuisines such as crispy binagoongan, Vietnamese wings, and chicken tandoori salad.
It also serves a variety of wines, spirits, classic cocktails, and local and imported beers.
Finally, over in the south, diners enjoy food “31 floors above the ground” at The Nest Dining in the Sky, Vivere Hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant.
The view from the top can make sparks fly as the lights from the busy Alabang flicker while foodies dine. Diners will be filled with butterflies from the romantic view and good food from the restaurant’s menu that includes a variety of local and international fare.
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