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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea in Manila: Marco Polo Ortigas

* Part 15 of a series * I’m just so happy that the afternoon tea culture is alive and flourishing here in Manila. After all, sharing afternoon tea is really a most wonderful way to catch up with tea-loving friends. It’s only been a few months since Marco Polo Ortigas launched its afternoon tea set … Continue reading »

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Chinese Afternoon Tea in Makati Shangri-La

For a limited time only, Makati Shangri-La offers a Chinese Afternoon Tea in addition to its regular, bestselling afternoon tea fare. Two of my high school friends and I had a little get-together the other day, and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try the hotel’s seasonal offering. Although none of us is … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

* Part 14 of a series * Among all of the restaurants featured in this series, TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is the only one I’ve visited the most number of times.  Since it first opened in Manila almost 3 years ago, I’ve already had afternoon tea at TWG tea salons in Greenbelt and in … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: Relish at Ponte

* Part 13 of a series * The list of establishments that offer afternoon tea in Manila keeps growing longer, it’s getting harder for me to keep up. I stumbled upon Relish at Ponte while searching online for must-try afternoon tea offerings in the city. I’ve heard of Relish – Hello, Happiness! located in Quezon … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: Discovery Primea

* Part 12 of a series * There’s a new luxury hotel in Makati and it’s quite hard to miss because of its towering presence along Ayala Avenue. Discovery Primea is the latest addition to The Discovery Leisure Company‘s growing roster of fine hotels and resorts including Discovery Suites in Ortigas, Discovery Country Suites in … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: The Manila Hotel

* Part 11 of a series * For more than a hundred years now, The Manila Hotel has been a landmark of grandeur, luxury and rich tradition right in the very heart of the City of Manila. It has witnessed many historic events and still remains one of the favorite hangouts of the well-heeled members … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: Bistro Pamana

* Part 10 of a series * When it comes to the idea of afternoon tea, can the food-crazed Filipinos be far behind? The concept of having a light snack in between lunch and dinner is commonly known to the average Pinoy as merienda. And what could be a more enjoyable merienda fare than our … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: The Royal Piccadilly Restaurant & Cakery

* Part 9 of a series * I know it’s only been about 7 months since I went there, but I already miss London terribly. Once you fall in love with a city, you’ll constantly ache for it. You’ll always yearn to go back. That’s how I feel about Berlin and London. Only those afflicted … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: Marriott Hotel

* Part 8 of a series * There’s nothing wrong with getting oneself an early Mother’s Day treat, is there? Honestly, I feel like I ought to give myself a simple reward — nothing grand, nothing extravagant — for all the little things that I do for my family, knowing that motherhood is not the … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Tea in Manila: Lusso

* Part 7 of a series * Lusso is the Italian word for luxury. It is also the name of a restaurant-bar in Greenbelt 5 owned by chef-restaurateur Margarita Fores, who is also behind the famed Cibo restaurants. Lusso‘s décor exudes quiet elegance, while its menu epitomizes sophisticated Italian flair. Needless to say, the price … Continue reading »

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