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December 10, 2014

BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014!


December 10, 2014

BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014!

We consider BGC as our home and it's also home to the best restaurant concepts in Manila. Here's a wrap-up of our favorite new restaurants in BGC & Taguig in 2014:

Read Related Post: BEST OF MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014!

1. MECHA UMA

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MECHA UMA is a Chef-Driven Restaurant by Chef Bruce Ricketts of Sensei Sushi fame. The name is a Japanese expression for absurdly delicious food.

They serve predominantly Japanese food but are not limited to it. Foodies have raved about the Tasting Menu served Omakase-style (but is still dependent on the chef and what's freshly available that day). They also serve an a la carte menu of the best dishes featured in the Tasting Menu.

Read More: MECHA UMA: "Absurdly Delicious" Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts! 

MECHA UMA
G/F RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center,
25th Streets, cor. 6th and 7th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
(beside Starbucks Coffee) 
Telephone: +632 801-2770
Mobile: +63 917 544-3226

 

2. WHOLESOME TABLE

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THE WHOLESOME TABLE is an Organic Comfort Food Restaurant by Bianca Araneta Elizalde of Aria Boracay Fame.

All the produce comes from organic sources; they use free-range chicken and eggsgrass-fed beefwild-caught seafood, and local artisan products. All the sauces are natural and made from scratch, and they don't use high fructose corn syruprefined sugar, or trans fats.

Their passionate commitment to all things wholesome and healthy is contagious. 

Read More: THE WHOLESOME TABLE Organic Comfort Food Resto by Bianca Araneta Elizalde (A Review)

THE WHOLESOME TABLE
30th St Corner 7th Ave Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(Former Aria Cucina Italia Restaurant location beside Elias)
Telephone: +632 867-0000
Email: eatwell@thewholesometable.com
Website: http://www.thewholesometable.com
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Note: Credit Card Accepted. No Reservations.  

 

3. BLACK SHEEP

Update March 9, 2016: Black Sheep BGC is now closed and moved to Black Sheep Manila.

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I was so impressed with the "Bahay Kubo" that Chef Jordy Navarra served during the Lifestyle Asia Gala Dinner, we had to go back to Black Sheep and try their most raved-about degustacion.

The first time we tried Black Sheep, the chef was still feeling his way into the Manila food scene. This time around, Chef Jordy was able to express his culinary brilliance, celebrating Filipino ingredients and our culture through food.

Read More: BLACK SHEEP Degustacion: The Culinary Brilliance of Chef Jordy Navarra! #BlackSheepBGC

BLACK SHEEP
The Penthouse at W Fifth Avenue, corner 32nd and 5th, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 
Telephone: +632 478-4498 
Mobile: +63917 871 4388
Email: dine@blacksheepbgc.com
Websitehttp://www.blacksheepbgc.com
FacebookBlack Sheep Bar and Restaurant
Instagram@BlackSheepBGC

 

4. TODD ENGLISH

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TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL is officially Manila's first Celebrity Chef Restaurant opening at the SM Aura Premier! It is also the first restaurant that sets the trend for the Food Hall concept in Manila.

A Food Hall is a communal dining space with well-curated stalls or food stations. It is NOT a buffet, because you can order from one or any of the stations. It is NOT a food court, because the food is typically handmade, with a cohesive theme.

Todd English Food Hall is all about quality of food with provenance, and a mix of cuisine that is eclectic and inspired across 9 food stations.

Read More: TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL MANILA: What you Need to Know About the First Celebrity Chef Restaurant in Manila! @SMAuraPremier

TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL
5/F SkyPark, SM Aura Premiere, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Operating hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday to Sunday
Email: toddenglishfoodhallmnl@gmail.com
Twitter@TEFoodHallMNL
FacebookFoodHall ToddEnglish
Instagram@toddenglishfoodhallmnl
Telephone: +632 621 4002

 

5. VA BENE

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VA BENE is a yummy artisan Italian pasta deli by Chef Massimo and Carolyn Veronesi. Originally located at Petron Gas Station on the corner of Edsa and Pasay Road, it is best known for serving what many consider the Best Italian Pasta in the Metro

After 3 years of operation, they finally opened their 2nd branch near the BGC Cinemas, with a bigger kitchen, a bigger dining area, and more offerings. We recently visited the new branch with our La Salle Engineering batchmates and we all loved it!

Read More: VA BENE Pasta Deli by Chef Massimo Veronesi @ BGC Cinemas

VA BENE PASTA DELI
Cinema Level, 3/F (same level of 4DX Cinemas)
Bonifacio High Street, 5th Ave. corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig
Contact Person: Carolyn Veronesi
Mobile: +63 917 722-5780
Telephone: +632 556-9442 | +632 216-9879
Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 11.00am - 11.00pm
Email: vabenepastadeli@yahoo.com
FacebookVA BENE PASTA DELI
Instagram@VaBenePastaDeliPH
Websitehttp://www.vabenepastadeli.com/

 

6. PERFECT PINT

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My Perfect Pint Combination: Lengua with Crispy Garlic x Craftpoint Liberation Pale Ale.

THE PERFECT PINT is a gastropub by the Tempongko brothers. It showcases Filipino Food by Chef Gene Gonzalez, paired with the best of Craft Beers in the Philippines.

It's inspired by research on the ideal environment to drink a pint of beer, which concluded that: 

"The maximum satisfaction is found to occur at an ambient temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius, with just over two days until you are due back in work, between three and four people with youall in good spirits, with quiet music and widely available food and snacks."  (via Mindlab Intelligent Insights)

The Perfect Pint envisions setting the standard in providing that experience to every customer in the Philippines.

Read More: THE PERFECT PINT: Philippine Craft Beers x Filipino Food by Chef Gene Gonzalez @ThePerfectPint_PH

THE PERFECT PINT. Craft Beer. Fine Food.
2F Crossroads, 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 823-1320
Mobile: +63 936 940-3406
FacebookThe Perfect Pint: Craft Beer + Fine Food
Instagram@theperfectpint_ph
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 2.00am

 

7. MARMALADE KITCHEN

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MARMALADE KITCHEN is a comfort food resto and kitchen studio by Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweets fame. I like the simple, home-cooked goodness of the food prepared by the chef. 

The name of the resto is inspired by Chef Aileen's love for breakfast, brunch food and marmalade. She loves the color orange so you can see different shades and forms of it throughout the store. 

It's a cafe with a kitchen studio -- a place where people can cook, learn and eat, something the chef loves doing until this day.  You can have a kids' birthday party or a private cooking session with the chef in the studio.

Read More: MARMALADE KITCHEN: Comfort Food by Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweets :)

MARMALADE KITCHEN
Unit 2-5 Forum South Global corner 7th Avenue and Federacion Drive
Bonifacio South District, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 622-9196
Mobile: +63 917 837-0959
Emailmarmaladekitcheninc@gmail.com
Websitewww.MarmaladeKitchenInc.com
FacebookMarmalade Kitchen

 

8. BOWERY

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THE BOWERY is Chef Cuit Kaufman's American Bistro Pub concept, which serves fine New York Comfort Food inspired by the chic Bowery Street in New York. It's a "Higher-end Borough" that aims to answer the need of foodies for better quality food in Manila. It's also a great venue to hold meetings during the off-peak hours.

Read More: THE BOWERY: Fine New York Comfort Food by Borough's Chef Cuit Kaufman @thebowery_ph

The Bowery NYC Comfort 
F151 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive cor. Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Mobile: +63 936 929-6073
Email: thebowery.ph@gmail.com
Instagram@thebowery_ph
FacebookThe Bowery NYC Comfort

 

9. CRISP ON 28TH

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CRISP ON 28th is a neighborhood BGC cafe by Erwan Heussaff. The sister restaurant of Hatch 22, it offers breakfast and healthy all-day dining food. It's making a buzz for its healthy quinoa salads and beautiful plates.

Read More: CRISP on 28th BGC (A Review) @ErwanJHeussaff @Crisp28ph

CRISP ON 28th
G/F Alveo Corporate Center, 28th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +63 917 584-6883
Operating Hours: 8am to 11pm daily
Instagram@Crisp28ph
FacebookCrisp on 28th
Twitter@Crisp28ph

 

10. NIU BY VIKINGS

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NIU is a high-end buffet of the Vikings group, located on the topmost floor of SM Aura Premier in Taguig. The name literally means "nine" in the old Norse language and refers to the "Cloud 9" experience the buffet provides. Coincidentally, the buffet also has 9 stations with over 300+ dishes.

Read More: NIU Birthday Celebration by Vikings Buffet (First Look) @SMAuraPremier

NIU by Vikings
6F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway, 1630 Taguig
Telephone: +632 478-3888, 847-3888
Mobile: +63 917 586-6888, +63 919 999-6888
Email: niubyvikings@gmail.com
Websitehttp://niu.ph
FacebookNIU by Vikings: SM Aura
Twitter@VikingsBuffet
Instagram@NIUbyVikings

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Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Any recommendation on a restaurant in BGC and Taguig area that opened in 2014 that you think should be included in this list?


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