Whether for a casual stroll in the mall or a belly-bursting food crawl, the question of where to eat—or where to eat first—is usually one that just takes too long to answer. And where you’re in Ortigas, your choices of restaurants are almost endless! To narrow down your options, here’s a short rounding of the best eats and must-tries in the heart of the Metro.
Restaurants in Ortigas: Greenhills Mall
A go-to for unique and affordable finds, Greenhills Mall is also home to these gems for foodies.
And where you’re in Ortigas, your choices of restaurants are almost endless!
Le Ching Tea House
You cannot not drop by Le Ching Tea House when you’re in Greenhills! The well-loved classic since God-knows-when is known for its tasty rice bowls, mami and dimsum. If you’re in the mood for one of the best Chinese restaurants in Ortigas, then straight to Le Ching Tea House you go!
Bestsellers: Spareribs Rice, Beef Brisket Rice and Hakaw
Must-tries: Spicy Squid and Chopsuey
Le Ching Tea House is open daily from 10am to 9pm at GF Shoppesville Arcade, Greenhills Mall, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan City.
Looking for a chill hangout spot with good food that you and your friends can throw banters over? District 8 is the place for you. Featuring dishes that are essentially a step-up from the usual pulutan pick set in industrial chic interiors, dining in at District 8 hypes casual exchanges into loud, teasing and playful conversations.
Fun fact, the 8 in ‘District 8’ refers to the all-star partnership behind the gastropub: Paul Artadi, Daniel Padilla, James Yap, Marc Pingris, Charlton Yu, Chef Kel Zaguirre, Francis Zamora and Vice Ganda,
Bestsellers: Wagyu Cube Al Ajillo, Tuna Tartare
Must-tries: Fried Chicken Taco Rice, and Paella y Callos
District 8 is open daily from 5pm to 2am at G Strip, Greenhills Mall, San Juan City.
Bulacan Lugaw Kitchen
Some days just call for a warm bowl of lugaw. For those days, head over to Bulacan Lugaw Kitchen. This isn’t just your ordinary lugawan, though. Check out other Filipino favorites such as sisig and crispy pata, cooked Bulacan style!
Bestsellers: Lugaw Tokwa’t Baboy, Crispy Pata
Must-try: Aside from the LTB, try their Crispy Pork Binagoongan and Chicken & Pork Adobo
Bulacan Lugaw Kitchen is open from Monday to Sunday, from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Restaurants in Ortigas: Estancia
For a delectable variation of dining choices, high-end mall Estancia in Capitol Commons is your place-to-be for these restos.
Highlands Bistro & Churchill
This one’s for the steak lovers. Highlands Bistro prides itself on serving one of the highest quality steaks in the country! If it’s mouthwatering food and dining to impress on occasions such as an intimate reunion or a first date, Highlands Bistro should be a prime choice. Cap off the night with a drink or two at Churchill, Highland’s little brother bar beside the main restaurant. Enjoy the bar’s speakeasy vibes with a Honey Old Fashion or any of their specialty cocktails and spirits.
Bestsellers: Prime U.S. Rib Eye and Tenderloin Steak
Must-tries:Truffle Mushroom Pasta and Whole Lobster and Prawn Thermidor
Highlands Bistro is open from 11am to 10pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 11am to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Visit at G/F Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Special and dear occasions are best celebrated with a fine dining experience with dishes that are lovingly prepared. Its interiors packed with elements of art nouveau and a touch of Bohemian, Florabel transports you to somewhere timeless while also hitting the mark with wowing you with its spread of Filipino and continental dishes.
Bestsellers:Braised U.S. Angus Beef Short Ribs with Figs, and Baby Back Ribs
Must-tries: Housemade Goose Liver Pate and Frozen Brazo de Mercedes
Florabel is open daily from 11am to 11pm at G/F Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave cor Shaw Blvd, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Satisfy your cravings for authentic Spanish food at Bistro Madrid (formerly Cafe Madrid). Dominated by brick walls and various shades of orange-red, the restaurant promises warmth as you enjoy vibrant Spanish dishes. It is recommended that you pair your meals with their Lolea Sangria, or any of the wines from their selection.
Bestsellers: Bistro Madrid Gran Paella, Colgadas de Toledo
Must-tries: Cochi-Frito, Lamb Shank in Chilindron Sauce
Bistro Madrid is open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Friday to Sunday from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Ortigas definitely has more tempting treats to offer. But if you and your friends find yourself fighting over where to eat or what restaurants in Ortigas you should try, this list should save you time and your friendship.