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The Cellar is Grand Hyatt’s hotel bar featuring Spanish small plates and tapas with a premium wine selection, handcrafted beer and specialized cocktails.

The private rooms are quite dramatic, with the main dining area featuring an open kitchen where the chefs prepare more than 100-year-old recipes from an old Spanish restaurant in Manila.

We ordered The Cellar’s best dishes and here are our favorites…

The Cellar
2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th Street, Taguig
Operating Hours: Open Daily
Lunch: 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt’s The Cellar

Check out low Grand Hyatt rates and availability from Booking.com.

The Cellar Menu

The Cellar Menu: Sommerlier’s Selection | Premium Wines | Cocktails | Charcuterie and Small Plates | Flat Grill, Oven | Rotisserie, Dessert | Coffee and Tea

First on the menu are the drinks followed by a well-curated selection of Spanish meats and tapas favorites.


Charcuterie and Small Plates

Jamon Iberico and Cheese Croqueta

Jamon Iberico and Cheese Croqueta (₱415)

One of the best croquetas in town—pillow-soft on the inside with a nice crunch on the outside.

Endive Salad

Endive Salad (₱760). Poached pear, blue cheese, walnut, mustard dressing

This is not your usual salad. Best to mix the blue cheese and poached pear to provide a sweet cheesy flavor to the vegetables.

gin

Gin (₱380). Orange, clove, rosemary

Start with a nice glass of gin and tonic to stimulate the appetite and to get you into a romantic mood.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom

Grilled Portobello Mushroom (₱735). Raclette cheese, potato rosti

Get a slice of the mushroom with a bit of the melted raclette while it’s still hot and a piece of the potato rosti for the crunch.

Sauteed Chorizo Sausage

Sauteed Chorizo Sausage (₱540). White bean stew, quail egg

I liked slicing the chorizo into circular pieces and savoring each piece slowly and eating it with a rich stew of fabada topped with cute little quail eggs.

Baked Camembert

Baked Camembert (₱1,310). Walnut, fig, baguette

A whole chunk of camembert baked and served melted. Best eaten with bread, a bit of walnut to cut through the flavor, then fig for texture and honey for sweetness. The best!

 


Flat Grill

Seabass

Sea Bass (₱960). Mussels, clams, tomato, potato, caper raisin puree

The sea bass was cooked just right, not overcooked with a nice seared skin and served on a bed of mussels, clams, tomato flavors and puree of capers mixed with raisin for contrast.

US Scallops

US Scallops (₱765). Eggplant puree, leeks, oyster, mushroom

Big plump and juicy scallops with a big slice of mushroom, onion leeks and eggplant in pureed form.

Grass fed rib eye steak

Grass-Fed Rib Eye Steak (₱1,660). Mushroom, confit egg yolk, sauce gribiche

You can really taste the flavor of the beef, cooked medium with a nice sear, and you have the option to eat it with mushroom, egg yolk or mayo egg sauce.

Vina Pomal

Viña Pomal (₱480-glass, ₱2,300-bottle). Bodegas Bilbainas, tempranillo, crianza, rioja doca, spain

Get a nice bottle of tempranillo to pair with the steak and complete the Spanish dining experience.

Slow cooked lamb ribs

Slow-cooked Lamb Ribs (₱870). Tomato, parsley, pistachio dukkah, yoghurt dressing

Lamb ribs with a nutty crust of pistachio on a bed of  tomato yogurt sauce. Our favorite!


Oven

Paella

Paella (₱1,640). Seafood, chicken, chorizo, saffron, paprika, lemon

Spanish paella with a thin layer of rice and socarrat and generous toppings of shrimp, clams, mussels and chicken and finished with a touch of lemon.

Slow Roasted Suckling Pig

Slow Roasted Suckling Pig (₱2,550). Mango fries

Spanish version of baby lechon with golden brown crispy skin and juicy pork meat. So good!


Rotisserie

Pork Belly

Pork Belly (₱610). Apple sauce, mango salsa, liver sauce

A porchetta Spanish style version with juicy layer of pork belly fat, chicharon skin and tender flavored meat. Irresistible!

This is the type of good quality food you just want to eat over wine or beer and all-night conversations with friends and family.


Dessert

Profiterole

Profiterole (₱305). Vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce

Sandwich version of profiterole ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Chocolate Pave

Chocolate Pave. Hazelnuts, sour cream, dark cherry sauce

A satisfying dessert for choco lovers.

Leche Flan

Leche Flan. Baked custard, caramel sauce.

Spanish-style baked custard with sweet caramel sauce.

Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova. Whipped cream, grand marnier

Pavlova with whipped cream, strawberry sauce and a kick of Grand Marnier. My kind of dessert. 🙂


Final Thoughts

Overall, this is a fine place to enjoy good quality drinks and food served on small plates/tapas in a romantic hotel bar setting.

All the food we ordered were quite good and our favorites were: Baked Camembert and Jamon Iberico and Cheese Croqueta to start with, Slow-cooked Lamb Ribs and Pork Belly for the main dish and Strawberry Pavlova for dessert. Budget about ₱2,500/head for food and drinks.

This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family who appreciate good wine and good Spanish food. Don’t forget to reserve the private room.

 

The Cellar
2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th Street, Taguig
Operating Hours: Open Daily
Lunch: 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt’s The Cellar

Check out low Grand Hyatt rates and availability from Booking.com.

 

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

 

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: We were media guests of Grand Hyatt Manila.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.

P.S. It can be intimidating at first because of the dramatic character of the cellar rooms, but you can come in casual chic attire and the setting is not too stiff.