Recommended Restaurants in BGC! (Part 1)

Since I did one Recommended Restaurants in BF Homes, I thought of doing my recommended restaurants in BGC as well. Since I work there and there are a lot of good places! Obviously, I will only be listing the ones I have been to and tried. There is no rhyme or reason to this list, I just kept adding ones as I remember them. I’m not sure if all of these restaurants are still open, I do hope they still do deliveries!

1) Locavore

Address: Forbes Town Center, Burgos Cir, Taguig, Metro Manila
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/locavore.ph/

To start off our recommended restaurants in BGC post, we have Locavore. I went here with my team last year, I think we were celebrating our regularization so we got permission to dine out. My TL asked for recommendations on where we can go that’s close to the office and I mentioned Locavore. I think I came across this place when I was brainstorming with a date on where we can go, but ultimately, the date didn’t happen. So I casually suggested this place and we had dinner here.

We went on a weekday (forgot what specific day) at around 9pm and it was full. We had to wait for a few minutes outside (they have a bench so that’s cool ^^) before we got our table. Locavore serves your favorite Filipino dishes, but with a twist. Sizzling sinigang was a recommended dish so we had to get that. I wish I can remember all the dishes we ordered but I, unfortunately, can’t. We ordered four different dishes and they were all so good. It’s on the pricier side so better to come here if you are in a bigger group or someone is paying for your meal. In our case, it was a work celebration so it was reimbursed. LOL. The place is a bit small though, so expect to wait on busy hours.

2) Ooma

Address: Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ooma_ph/

This is one of my favorite restaurants in BGC and definitely had to be in this recommended restaurants list! My friend, Maine, wanted to try it so we went here during one of our monthly check-ins aka date. Months later, I brought Marc here because I wanted him to try the food. It’s one of those restaurants that you will totally recommend to other people because their food is impressive. So, if Locavore is Filipino favorites with a twist, this is Japanese food with a twist. It’s a Japanese fusion restaurant. This time, our target dish to try was the hanger steak. Dammit, it was expensive, but definitely a must-try! It’s so juicy and tender (almost like melts in your mouth tender). I am not a huge fan of steak, but this was super yummy. We also tried their maki and gyoza, and both were really good as well, but would definitely recommend for everyone to try their hanger steak. (I just hoped they had fixed that cleaning supplies situation. LOL.)

3) Thai Mango

Address: They used to have a stall in Bonifacio High Street but that closed down even before the quarantine. I believe they are still in Mercato but obviously that is closed during this pandemic. But I know they do deliveries.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thaimangoph/

I’ve always wanted to try Thai Mango but before they opened their space in Bonifacio High Street, they were only available in Mercato. Since I work at night, it’s a bit tricky for me to go out of the office, walk to Mercato, and buy from there. It will take so long! So I was really happy when they opened up a small store where you can actually dine in at BHS. Like I mentioned above, it has since closed down.

We went through during their soft opening and lucky for us, it wasn’t really busy so we got to eat inside the small store. We tried their pad thai, sticky rice, and mango and avocado shake. I enjoyed everything. Their shakes are quite pricey, but the size is pretty large and it has a lot of ingredients so I’d say it’s worth it. I got the biggest size because I super love avocado. As far as I know, they have since added a lot more to their menu, but during the time we went, the only food that we didn’t get to try was their Thai chicken and rice. I got to try it though because my colleague ordered it once. It is really good, too. The serving is huge as well.

4) Conti’s

Address: 1C-17 Serendra, Taguig, Metro Manila
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/contis_ph/

Conti’s is definitely a go-to for cakes so I had to include it in my recommended restaurants list although, I don’t really come here for the food. Literally only for cakes. When I’m craving for cakes, the first thing I want to eat is their turtle pie. I freaking love turtle pie so much. Conti’s is always that place that my friends and I go to after lunch or dinner, if we still want to continue hanging out and just want to have coffee or cake.

5) Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza

Address: 11th Avenue Serendra Piazza, Taguig, Metro Manila
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginosbrickovenpizza/

What’s special about this place? Their Gino’s spicy honey. It’s life-changing!!! We were here for hours, because we were waiting for another friend, DJ. The pizza was good, but the spicy honey definitely made it better. We were so basic by ordering the carbonara, but that was not so bad either.

6) The Wholesome Table

Address: Bonifacio High Street – Central Square, 30th St, Corner 7th Ave, Taguig, 1635 Metro Manila
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewholesometable/

My friend, Irick, is vegetarian, so she looked for a vegetarian restaurant in BGC. She chose this and it was an excellent pick! I wasn’t very hungry, so I ordered this rice bowl. It’s basically glorified kakanin, but I love kakanin so I truly enjoyed this! So if you’re a vegetarian, this should be in your recommended restaurants list, too! Also, we had a celebrity sighting here. Drew Arellano, Iya Villania, and their kids were in the table next to us.

7) Maisen

Address: Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street Corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maisenph/

My friend, Mayne, picked this out for our lunch date. This is actually a really good Japanese restaurant and the sets are priced just right. It’s so huge and I had a hard time finishing everything on my tray. Definitely enjoyed the unli cabbage. LOL.

8) Bench Cafe

Address: Second Floor, Bench Flagship Store, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue Corner Lane O, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benchcafeph

I think this was the last restaurant I visited before the quarantine started in March. My friends and I decided to go out one weekend to plan our summer getaways. We planned three so that each of us can plan one. But lo and behold, Miss Rona happened and we had to cancel everything. LOL.

Anyway, I don’t know why it took me so long to try this restaurant! The food is not that expensive and there are so many options! They serve Filipino food and I think it’s perfect for any meal, they even have a really good selection of merienda!

9) Elephant Grounds

Address: Lower Ground, One Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elephantgroundsph/

My friend, Maine, and I went here after trying out Shake Shack and we really wanted to go for some ice cream. Maine wanted to try it, so she got rocky road ice cream in a red velvet cone while I got cold brew because I had a shift afterward. Also, I wanted to balance it out a bit because we got dessert at Shake Shack and that was too sweet. A note: It would help to bring a jacket when you go here because it is freaking cold! It’s literally coffee n chill like what is says on that wall. LOL.

10) Gringo

Address: The Fort Residences, Burgos Cir, Taguig, Metro Manila
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gringoph

We obviously went here for the chicken, and the nachos. It’s a Latin American / Mexican restaurant. Sadly, I really don’t remember anything other than I really enjoyed their food and it was really savory.

I definitely have a lot more to add to this recommended restaurants list, so I will post another one probably next week.

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