Finding a good location to hold Christmas dinners and gatherings can be difficult. You have to pick a place that everyone will enjoy and is appropriate for the group you’re with. If you’re planning a dinner with your family or a quiet date night, we’d like to give you some options to consider. Here, you’ll find kid-friendly cafes, buffets, and restaurants with a great wine selection. Scroll through and start making your reservations.
Fancy family gatherings
Spoil the family with jamon, wine, steak, and cheese by booking one of the rooms at Txanton. From jamon tasting to wine pairings, you can order from their set menus which also include salad and croquettes. Call and make a reservation ASAP because there are only two main rooms to choose from. Located at 2294, Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, visit their website.
Wine with the girls
For a quick reunion with your best friends from college, make your way to Monopole. Choose from their wide selection of red and white wine, sparkling wine, and champagne. For food, you can order a cheese platter along with an assortment of cold cuts. If you’re craving a heavier meal, try their pasta or meatballs with truffle sauce. Located at Greenbelt Excelsior, 105 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. For more information, visit their website.
Quiet date night
Make a reservation at Blind Pig if you’re looking for a quiet and romantic spot for your Christmas date night. For food, order from rosemary popcorn, English bacon rolls, and shepherd’s pie. The true star of this bar, however, are their cocktails. Order a few for you and your partner to enjoy as you talk over candlelight. Located at 227 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. For more information, visit their website.
Fun for the kids
Treat your kids to a fun meal at Stacy’s Home Cafe. While you enjoy milkshakes and rice meals, the little ones can order from their kids menu, complete with dessert. The kids also get to play in their indoor garden and throw a tea party. Located at Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Enjoy a wide selection
To satisfy everyone’s food cravings, a buffet is your best bet. At any of the Vikings branches you can pick from sushi, savory pies, lamb, and a wide selection of desserts. Make a reservation for your group and get ready for all the delicious food you have to choose from. Located at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. For more information, visit their website.
Book a room like a crazy rich Asian
For a modern take on traditional Chinese cuisine, book a private dining room at China Blue by Jereme Leung. Gather eight to 18 guests and indulge in dim sum, crispy duck, noodles, and Chinese tea. Located at Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay City. For more information, visit their website.
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