In this millennial-driven market where trendy cafés and restaurants focus more on Instagrammable aesthetics rather than taste and quality, it’s always a dilemma to look for a place that can hopefully offer both. These new restaurants in the metro are challenging the game by serving food that’s not only too pretty to eat, but also mouthwateringly good you’ll surely won’t get enough of it!
This restaurant tucked in Bel-Air Makati deserves its name origin from the goddess of Springtime. With walls painted with huge, blooming flowers, high ceiling decorated with bulb lights, and vintage furniture, the restaurant looks like a recreation of Spring. But more important than its Instagram-worthy interiors is the international fusion food that has unique flavors and plated to perfection. The serving is quite big too, so you’ll have more bang for your buck. We’re not kidding when we say that the food looks literally pretty. Some dishes include edible flowers and a variety of fruits and greens that make each bite colorful.
Persephone is located at 120 Jupiter St., Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City
Everything looks and tastes so good
Minimal table, maximum on taste
Red Burger (gochujang fried chicken, red cabbage, pickled onions, rocket arugula, sweet potato chips) and Bangsilog (boneless bangus, shiitake, shimeji, oyster mushrooms, wilted spinach, pickled kyuri, fried chicken skin, leeks, poached egg, kimchi fried rice)
Pancake with fruit toppings
Corn puree with scallops, roasted cherry tomatoes, blowtorched shallots, chorizo, thyme, spring onions
If you’re looking for a place to brunch with your tita friends, this just might be the spot for you. Its cozy and homey setting will remind you of gatherings at your cool lola’s place, with elegant table settings, sophisticated interiors and lots of natural light. It’s another one of nawwTy’s kitchen projects, a brainchild of model-turned-entrepreneur-turned-caterer Tish Panlilio who rose to fame because of her custom luxe catering. That’s exactly how Mulberry Door describes its offerings: luxe comfort food. But don’t be intimidated at first glance. It’s not some fancy schmancy restaurant that requires a dress code and a hefty wallet. It’s a sensory experience dining at Mulberry door as it’s not only a feast for your eyes but also for your stomach. It’s definitely worth it!
Mulberry Door is located at 26th Street, 8 Forbestown, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
The quintessential top view, flat-lay Instagram shot
Crab fat Paella with chicharon on top and seafood squid ink paella
Matteo’s lamb burger
Drinks and dessert
Photo credits to the restaurants’ Instagram accounts