As we explored Manila, we were delighted to visit various restaurants with delicious food and beautiful interior design. The different restaurants we visited feature various interior design styles, from vintage to traditional Filipino. Here are some of our favorite restaurant interior designs in Manila.
This restaurant, located at Resorts World Manila, Casa Buenas opened in 2020 and exudes elegance and sophistication while celebrating Filipino culture and heritage. The main dining hall is inspired by the Azotea, which is part of the traditional Filipino ancestral houses built during the Spanish colonial era. At the Azotea, people would hand out with other family members, receive and welcome guests, and have casual conversations over a meal.
The restaurant also has a gazebo and cigar lounge. Both are inspired by a conservatory. HBA Manila Design Office, the design group, is responsible for this amazing interior.
Located on the second floor of One Bonifacio High Street Mall, La Picara is a beautiful restaurant with Spanish cuisine, a well-stocked bar, and a gorgeous interior design. The restaurant’s name means ‘naughty,’ and all the details of the décor give the feel of a fun and outgoing personality.
As you walk into La Picara, you see all over the beautiful interior design. We were delighted by the beautiful color palette of greens, woods, and gold. The bar and kitchen area feature a unique green tile. The bar stools feature a plant print, and plants decorate the top of the bar. Various wooden chandeliers and plants hang from the ceiling of the restaurant. The dining area flooring is a beautiful warm wood tone, and the darker wood tables accent the various chairs. Some tables feature green velvet chairs, others feature whicker chairs, and some are accented by green floral chairs. Even the plates, which feature various animals, give this restaurant more personality. The glass windows allow you to see beautiful Manila while dining at this unique place.
The Raging Bull Chophouse
We also visited the Raging Bull Chophouse and were truly inspired by the restaurant’s interior design. You feel transported into a Mad Men episode in New York City as you enter the restaurant. The restaurant was the first restaurant project that AvroKO did in the Philippines. The Raging Bull Chophouse is inspired by Manhattan residential aesthetic, celebrating the art of wood and metal craftsmanship in its art and detail.
As you walk into the restaurant, you feel like you’ve been transported to the 1960s. The restaurant and bar feature ebony-stained wood walls. The floors feature hand-applied ecru Venetian plaster, black and white marble, and wood details. The divider screens separate the environments inside the restaurant to create a more intimate setting. It is a true work of art and a delicious experience.
This restaurant SawSaw is named after the Filipino word for dipping sauce, which is “sawsawan.” Filipino cuisine has a wide variety of dipping sauces, which inspired Chef Sau Del Rosario’s newest restaurant. SawSaw features delicious Filipino cuisine and beautiful interior design. The most interesting aspect of the restaurant is that the open kitchen is the centerpiece. Everyone dining can see the cooks prepare the delicious food served at SawSaw.
The restaurant’s interior is minimalist and modern. The solihiya chairs and woven chandeliers pay homage to Filipino culture. One of our favorite parts of the restaurant was the alfresco area with an urban garden and a small glass-enclosed room for private events. The beautiful color palette of the restaurant consists of white and light wood tones, making the greenery stand out even more.
Inside Quezon City, Maginhawa street is a great place to find the best restaurants around. Provenciano is a countryside-inspired restaurant that has a wonderful dining experience. We loved the restaurant entrance with the double doors, tiled flooring, and simple native plants. The restaurant interior is decorated with classic art pieces, wood carvings, and a small nipa hut where a traditional Filipino cake is prepared. While the restaurant is simple, the dining area is well-illuminated by the chandelier and various ceiling lights.