The most memorable restaurants, bars, snacks, and food halls Coconuts Manila tried in 2018

There’s never a shortage of new restaurants in Metro Manila to try, and here at Coconuts Manila, 2019 has been particularly busy with hitting up trendy new hot spots, cafes, fancy joints, and trying out the latest F&B gimmick. Some were misses, but many were hits — offering delicious food and, often times, Insta-worthy interiors, to boot. From ...

Food Guides

The Coconuts Taste Test: Here’s the lowdown on Christmas hams worthy of your noche buena feast

The Coconuts Taste Test: Here’s the lowdown on Christmas hams worthy of your noche buena feast

One of the best things about a Filipino Christmas is the noche buena tradition, an opportunity for the whole family to gorge on delicious food on the midnight of Dec. 25. Local...

Wine not?: Wine-drinking tips from the sommelier of La Petite Parisienne, Isagani Natividad

Wine not?: Wine-drinking tips from the sommelier of La Petite Parisienne, Isagani Natividad

After a stint at a San Francisco Bay Area winery and 15 years of working in a cruise ship as a cellar master, sommelier, and wine educator, Isagani Natividad is back in the...

10 Manila restos and cafes with seriously divine desserts: Ice cream, macarons, bingsu, cakes, shakes, and souffles

10 Manila restos and cafes with seriously divine desserts: Ice cream, macarons, bingsu, cakes, shakes, and souffles

A lot of desserts are often made to look cute and froofy nowadays, and even if they are — we Manileños do not mess around when it comes to getting a proper serving of sweets....

What’s good at The Grid, Rockwell’s new curated, minimalist chic food hall

What’s good at The Grid, Rockwell’s new curated, minimalist chic food hall

Food parks and food halls don’t usually go for that minimalist chic look — it’s usually multi-colored LED lighting, bold colors, and a converted shipping...

Manila’s Jollibee introduced a purple yam pie today that’s everything

Manila’s Jollibee introduced a purple yam pie today that’s everything

Manila’s favorite colorful root vegetable, the ube, or purple yam, has found a new home today: stuffed deep inside a flaky, crusty, warm pastry and served up hot, fresh, and...

Sundays mean unlimited steaks at this multi-awarded steakhouse in Manila

Sundays mean unlimited steaks at this multi-awarded steakhouse in Manila

Looking for a way to indulge with family and friends on weekends? Marriott Manila’s multi-awarded fine dining restaurant Cru Steakhouse is bringing the beloved British...

¡Oye! Tapas and Grill celebrates the bold flavors of Spanish-Filipino cuisine

¡Oye! Tapas and Grill celebrates the bold flavors of Spanish-Filipino cuisine

From Andrew and Sandee Masigan (of XO 46 Heritage Bistro fame) comes another restaurant that will surely turn into your go-to tapas place in Bonifacio Global City. The concept for...

Brunch in Manila: Where to find the best eggs Benedict, avocado toast, waffles, and mimosas

Brunch in Manila: Where to find the best eggs Benedict, avocado toast, waffles, and mimosas

Brunch used to just be a way for restaurants to get rid of food left over from breakfast. Not anymore. Today, it’s an event on its own — the preferred meal...

An unforgettable staycation and chef’s table lunch at Seda Vertis North

An unforgettable staycation and chef’s table lunch at Seda Vertis North

Seda Vertis North is the latest — and largest — addition to the growing Seda Group of Hotels in the Philippines. Set right between two Ayala lifestyle malls in Quezon City...


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Coconuts Manila Food Guides

We do the leg work so you don’t have to end up lost and hungry. In the Coconuts Manila food guides and features, read about our explorations as we search for the best beef pares in Quezon City or the undiscovered watering holes in Marikina. Coconuts Manila loves to go deep into the Manila food scene- from surveying out-of-town restaurants that make long trips worthwhile, to checking out the best milkshake places in town. Our food guides and features will help you plan your next food adventure. Whether you’re a tourist wanting to experience the best of Filipino cuisine or a local looking for a new place to add to your regular spots, we’ll make sure you get to try all the best eats in the country's capital.