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The German Club offers the best German food in Manila. It’s for members only, so you have to be accompanied by a German host to be able to eat here.

We were invited by Michael Hasper, Deputy Head of Mission, and Carmina Barcelon, Press and Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila, to recap and reminisce our Berlin trip with Camille Co. 🙂

Here’s our German Club experience in Manila, as a teaser to the OAP Berlin Series entitled “BERLIN – The Best Kept Secret City in Europe!“… 

THE GERMAN CLUB MANILA 1906
5f Penthouse, Eurovilla II Building , 118 V.A. Rufino
(formerly Herrera Street), Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 817-3552, 818-3552 
E-mail[email protected]
Websitehttp://www.germanclub.ph/
FacebookGerman Club, Manila, Philippines
Restaurant Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11 A.M to 11P.M. 

Dress Code: Smart Casual with Collared Shirt for Men
No Short Pants, No Sandos, No Rubber/House Slippers

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The Deutscher Klub was founded in January 16, 1906 at 209 General Solano St. in San Miguel. In August 1979, it transferred to the penthouse of Eurovilla II Condominium in Legaspi Village and opened in time for the Club’s Christmas Party on December 19, 1980.

Manila Nostalgia has an extensive story on the history of The German Club in Manila.

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The place is hidden in the penthouse. It has an old-school feel upon entering.

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Only members are allowed and you need to be able to speak German. It’s a privilege to be invited to dine in the club.

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On the left side is this corner table, conducive for drinking beer with your German colleagues.

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The German Club Bar greets you as you enter.

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This is the main dining area where power business meetings and social gatherings within the German community happen.

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The German Club of Manila Menu: Soups, Appetizers | Salads, Light Meals | Pasta & Egg Dishes, Seafood | Main Courses | Vegetarian Meal, Dessert | Coffee/Tea, Beverages | Beverages

The club has an extensive, classic German Food menu in a bistro dining setting.

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Matthew brought a nice Pinot Blanc white wine from the Baden region in Germany.

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It has a dry, fruity flavor, with hints of apple and a lingering spicy finish. It’s best consumed at a cool temperature of 9 degrees.

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It was lovely to meet Fashion Blogger Camille Co again, who is also a foodie-at-heart and eats anything.

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✮ Homemade Herring Salad (P295) with Apple and Onion Rings in Mustard Cream Dressing served with Bread and Butter. 

I love this unique German salad of sweet apples, fresh sweet onion rings, with chunks of herring and topped with a sweet and creamy mustard dressing and other greens. 

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✮ Currywurst (P240). Curried Sausage with French Fries.

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✮ Nürnberger Sausage (P290). Grilled Nürnberger Sausages with Sauerkraut and Home Fried Potatoes.

My favorite sausage because it’s very tasty for such a small sausage. It resembles our very own longganisa. It’s always best to eat with sauerkraut to refresh your palate after every bite.

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Grilled Salmon Fillet (P595) with Sauce Bernaise, Butter Vegetables, Parsley Potaotes.

The salmon was a good counter balance for the sausages, but I didn’t like the overflowing bernaise sauce over the fish.  

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You have to remember to look a German in the eye as you toast and say “Prosit!”, and you have to make sure you drink up after.

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✮ Kaiserschmarrn (P205). Turned Pancake with Apple Compote (for two).

I wasn’t impressed by the German desserts we had in Berlin, but I was pleasantly surprised by this dessert of pancake chunks with sweet apple compote. Topping it with home made Vanilla ice cream would make this an a la mode winner!

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Freshly brewed Highland Coffee (P65)

The dessert is best paired with a strong coffee. 🙂

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I love the food at the German Club! It’s the closest you can get to having authentic German food in Manila. The ambiance though, feels like an old-school boys’ club, where everybody knows each other. Pricing of the food is quite reasonable, even with the additional +20% Visitors’ Contribution Fee for Non-Members. 

I can’t wait for my next invite to dine at The German Club with our German friends and business contacts, especially this coming Octoberfest!

Watch out for the OAP Berlin Series entitled “BERLIN – The Best Kept Secret City in Europe“!

THE GERMAN CLUB MANILA 1906
5f Penthouse, Eurovilla II Building , 118 V.A. Rufino
(formerly Herrera Street), Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 817-3552, 818-3552 
E-mail[email protected]
Websitehttp://www.germanclub.ph/
Facebook: German Club, Manila, Philippines
Restaurant Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11 A.M to 11P.M. 

Dress Code: Smart Casual with Collared Shirt for Men
No Short Pants, No Sandos, No Rubber/House Slippers

Note: For Members Only. +20% Visitors’ Contribution Fee for Non-Members
Kindly switch your mobile phone in silent mode while in the club.

Related Blog Post: Manila Nostalgia | German Club

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Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of our host from the German Embassy of Manila. I wrote this article with my own biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Book your tickets now for the German Club’s 76th Oktoberfest at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on October 17-18, 2014!

Ein Prosit Ein Prosit! Join the most authentic German beer festival in the Philippines, the 76th Oktoberfest on the 17th and 18th of October at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Harbor Garden Tent.

Hofbrauhaus band

Guaranteed to make you sing and dance all night long is the world famous original Hofbräuhaus band and show from the legendary Hofbräuhaus in Munich, founded by the Duke of Bavaria in 1589. First time in the Philippines is also Lissie, internationally acclaimed female yodeler. 

Experience an authentic Oktoberfest experience with musicians playing on cow-bells, the traditional folk dance of Bavarian Schuhplattler, the unique sounds of the gigantic Alps Horn and Goaßlschnalzer – men cracking their whips in tune to Bavarian music.

Oktoberfest spread at Sofitel
As 2014 marks the 60th year of the Philippine – German relations in addition to the recent victory of Germany as World Champion in the World cup, this year’s celebration will be truly an authentic Oktoberfest experience. 

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Master Chefs will be preparing a sumptuous Bavarian spread from fresh roasted pork knuckles, roasted calf, laugen rolls, grilled German sausages and mouth-watering pastries paired with refreshing, ice cold San Miguel beer free flowing for all to enjoy. 

Dance to traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest music, German party music and international hits.  

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As Oktoberfest celebrates its 181st year worldwide, the Harbor Garden Tent will be converted into an authentic Biergärten or beer garden with Oktoberfest tables and benches. Ladies in dirndl and gentlemen in their Lederhosen add to the spirit of Oktoberfest.

After an evening of festivities, enjoy a restful sleep at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila with our special Oktoberfest rooms package. 

Adding excitement to this year’s grand celebration is the raffle draw with over Php5 million worth of prizes.  Proceeds go to the German Club’s welfare projects.

For inquiries, please call the German Club Manila at +632 817 3552 or 818 4236 (for entry and raffle tickets) or Sofitel Philippine Plaza at (632) 832.6988 and (632) 551.5555 ext. 6988 (for room reservation), or email [email protected] or [email protected]