Under Metro Manila’s current community quarantine limitations, the Manila Hotel’s two restaurants, Lobby Lounge and the legendary Café Ilang-Ilang, are now open to serve dine-in visitors. The reopening of both locations will allow visitors to enjoy wonderful food and their favourite dishes and connect and meet with colleagues and friends in vast dining rooms while preserving social distance.
Fresh air dampers at the Manila Hotel flow fresh outdoor air that has been cleaned by air micro-filters into the outlets, ensuring that cleaner and higher air quality is circulated within the indoor dining set-up. Improved cleaning, regular disinfecting, and safety standards are also in place, as well as social separation.
The Lobby Lounge
The Lobby Lounge offers free Wi-Fi for meals and is an ideal space for meetings and get-togethers. The lounge is also a terrific spot to have a hearty meal from breakfast to supper, and it’s already decked out in Christmas décor to bring much-needed joy and a spirit of optimism in these tough times.
It has also taken on some of the hotel’s most popular dishes from Red Jade, a signature Chinese restaurant. Local delicacies such as Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata, and Sinigang na Salmon are available, as well as chow mien, dim sum baskets, and crispy Lechon Macau with Yang chow fried rice. The menu includes drinks, a cocktail of the month, and snack favourites such as the Filipino High Tea and Merienda Especial.
Café Ilang-Ilang brings together Italian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and even certified Halal meals under one roof for an Eat-All-You-Can feast for those who have missed the multitude of international and local food selections.
There’s also the popular carving station, which usually has Lechon and US Roast Beef; the Churrasco station, where you can choose meats and fish grilled while you wait; and the Cold Station, which has seafood, cold cuts, and salads galore. The Dessert Station is always the sweetest last stop, with artisanal ice cream in various flavours, Puto Bumbong and Bibingka, fresh fruits and pastries, and more.
The Manila Hotel’s Lobby Lounge and Café Ilang-Ilang
The Manila Hotel’s Lobby Lounge and Café Ilang-Ilang are happy to greet guests, although seating capacity is still restricted. The Manila Hotel is only authorized to accept fully vaccinated visitors between the ages of 18 and 65 till further notice, as per the IATF requirements for GCQ Alert Level 4 for Metro Manila; it continues to follow routine safety precautions by the DOH and IATF rules.
The Lobby Lounge
The Lobby Lounge is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., and supper is served at 5:30 p.m. at Café Ilang-Ilang.
Please call their hotline lines at (02) 85270011 or 0998-9501912 for further information on reservations and buffet rates. You can also email [email protected] or go to www.manila-hotel.com.ph to check availability and make a reservation.