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The Lobby at Manila Peninsula Hotel

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Ayala Avenue, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
63 2 887 2888 Ext 6759
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coffee Bonding Treat !

My husband and I enjoyed our coffee bonding experience here! We both love the coffee and the pastries ! And he loves the pancit canton most!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our coffee bonding experience here! We both love the coffee and the pastries ! And he loves the pancit canton most!

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Hong Kong, China
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219 reviews 219 reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I love that you can eat a meal here or just sit and enjoy people watching and the music. While staying at the The Peninsula Hotel one night we had drinks here, we ate lunch here, we just sat and read books here. From the marble balconies, the crystal-like windows, hyper high ceilings, the red lantern style hanging lamps, the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I went back to the Lobby at the Penn because I missed the halo- halo shaved ice, ice cream and fruit. It was as good as I recall from 30 years ago. The live music was still there. Not many things in Manila have stayed as good. I did not like the inflated prices of other items in the menu,... More 

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Manila
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187 reviews 187 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

For first but old world charm, The Lobby always works. Tip: always specify your brand when ordering a cocktail. That way you get your money's worth. The family will always love the desserts as well.

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Manila Philippines
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323 reviews 323 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were fortunate to be able to get a table at the lobby for our early dinner. It is the 2nd week of December and it is peak season . We had our experience last year when the place was fully booked even it was a late evening. i know it is the meeting place of the elite , and... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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131 reviews 131 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The whole place was festive with Christmas decor. Some of the waiters had Santa Claus caps and service was excellent as usual. My wife had fish and chips. She liked it but the portion was too big so I had to help her finish. The fresh juices were really fresh and my club sandwich was okey. Nice place to relax... More 

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Dubai
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a late lunch here and food came fast but poorly presented for the value and staff were chitchatting and not paying attention. Lobby looks overly decorated with fake palm tree. I could not help but compare it to what i experienced in peninsula hongkong. I was so proud to bring my foreign friend to this hotel but turns out... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was quite impressed at how well the hotel management were able to keep the restaurant vibe even if customers are basically dining in the lobby. Service is top notch. Food is good, familiar and nothing too ambitious. I've tried their pasta and like it. Our american friend tried the adobo and enjoyed it :) Though I prefer more intimate... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Lobby Club and Eggs Benedict are my favorites. Super delicious but its a bit expensive. The lobby ambiance is very good even if the hotel is a bit old. Highly recommended for business travellers.👍😊

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Especially when band is playing. Open 24 h. Very convenient. Very accommodating. We had breakfast at midnight and it was no problem. The tapa was tough, the Ticino delicious and the bangus was too salty. 1 out of 3 when it came to breakfast. Had afternoon tea. Very good spread for buffet. Sandwiches were alright. The pastries were so so.... More 

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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: Contemporary

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