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The Lobby at Manila Peninsula Hotel

#45 of 1,015 Restaurants in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
Asian, Contemporary
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Ayala Avenue, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
63 2 887 2888 Ext 6759
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Good food

Food is usually very good, but service is super slow. Also expect to pay twice as much for food here than restaurants at Greenbelt or other places close by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peninsula hosted our event early this year and stayed overnight..had a great time and enjoyed the buffet breakfast..got to taste all the breakfast meal they served ...oh so yummy...

Thank elizabethv136
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is usually very good, but service is super slow. Also expect to pay twice as much for food here than restaurants at Greenbelt or other places close by.

Thank Jilleyfish
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live music, great ambience. Food is excellent. I just sat there for hours working on my computer. Wait stuff were unobtrusive but helpful during late dinner. Afternoon tea was strange as the staff seemed disorganized and we hardly got anyone checking on us. Tea selection pathetically limited. too bad.

Thank Cloudatlas2013
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lobby at ManilaPen is one of the places in Makati that is perfect to end the week. You can have a quiet and intimate conversation while drinking coffee, tea or cocktails, while a quartet is playing at the balcony. Having an Afternoon Tea at this grand lobby is also an experience but make sure to reserve in advance.

Thank WhoooopsyDaisy
Makati, Philippines
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217 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Had dinner at the lobby to celebrate my sons birthday. The food, ambiance and service was good. I was even surprise that the quartet played happy birthday plus a free birthday cake was give to my son. Still a 5star plus hotel.

Thank Bent G
Irving, Texas
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We ordered a table for 6 but it took about 15 minutes after we sat before someone took our order, and another 45 minutes of working with several staff members in order to get the order - and 5 of the 6 of us were having the afternoon tea buffet. Quite expensive for the 'level' of service we received

Thank srwemail
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I came here with my cousin for afternoon tea and absolutely loved the service! Wait staff was phenomenal and the food was delicious - afternoon tea with a Filipino twist! They offer an afternoon tea buffet and I thought it was worth it. You can make a late lunch or early dinner out of it so it wasn't just "merienda."... More 

Thank Deana I
Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Had the chicken congee after arriving at the hotel past dinner time. Nice atmosphere with live jazz. Seats are spaced out so ideal for a short biz meeting as well. Food was good and service excellent.

1 Thank Dan E
Quezon City, Philippines
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118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The lobby of The Peninsula Manila is simply wonderful. High ceiling huge cathedral like expanse with a band playing high above setting the ambiance.for the duration of your stay. The Lobby café is open 24 hrs serving breakfast buffets, sumptuous lunch, wonderful afternoon teas, local favorites for dinner delightful desserts and coffees for night caps. The menu might be limited... More 

Thank davehwan
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The lobby is airy and stunning. Great place to grab a drink after a day out or even some drinks after dinner. Seems to get busier at night. The staff is not pushy and you can enjoy the the atmosphere without having to order anything.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ayala Avenue, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: 63 2 887 2888 Ext 6759

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Contemporary


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