Hook by Todd English

Apart from Pound in Bonifacio High Street, there is another restaurant spin-off concept from the Todd English family of restaurants: Hook by Todd English. This up and coming restaurant is expected to feature a raw bar of a wide selection of seafood and cooked on site by its chefs.  

Watch out for Hook’s opening at the Ground Floor of Uptown Parade in Uptown Bonifacio.

Char Casual Dining

Originating from Jalan Besar in Singapore, Char Casual Dining will soon be serving the Filipino patrons. Led by brothers, Anthony and Alvin Ling, Char Restaurant aimed to reinvent the Cantonese Roast meat fare in Singapore. As a result, the restaurant offers a unique twist to traditional favorites such as Char Siew, Roast Pork Belly and Roast Duck. British beverages such as ale and ciders have been added to the menu to compliment the roast dishes.

Char Casual Dining is getting ready for customers at the Second Floor of Uptown Parade in Uptown Bonifacio.

Livestock Restaurant and Bar

If you love all things pork, then soon-to-open Livestock Restaurant and Bar would probably be a wonderland for you. Pegging on the nose-to-tail method of cooking, this restaurant uses every inch of pork to make delicious dishes, some of which are Spiced Pig Tails, Pig Wings, Crackling Belly, and of course Crispy Pata.

Livestock Restaurant and Bar will soon open at the Second Floor of Uptown Parade in Uptown Bonifacio.

Namoo House

Well-known Korean barbeque chain Maple Tree House will soon grace the Philippine shores and will be known here as Namoo House. This restaurant boasts its premium-quality meats, full-service dining experience and a modern twist to a traditional Korean dining concept. 

Namoo House will soon open at the Ground Floor of Uptown Parade in Uptown Bonifacio.



Last June 2015, 2nd’s in Bonifacio High Street bid adieu suddenly but quietly. To its followers’ delight, it was only temporary because the restaurant known for serving delicious comfort food is just moving to a new home – Forbes Town Center near Burgos Circle. People can once again devour their best-selling Bacon Chicharon and Good Morning Carbonara anytime soon. 


Chicken and ribs are definitely two crowd-favorite food, and a new restaurant in the Crescent Park West District is bringing them in one place – Gringo. From the group that brought Honeybon Pastry Shop, Tuscano Italian Kitchen and Tokyo Bubble Tea, Gringo will serve Mexican-Latin fare such as burritos, tacos, nachos, and of course their chicken and ribs.

Find Gringo at the Ground Level of The Fort Residences at 2nd Avenue corner 30th Street. Photo from Gringo’s Facebook page.


Chotto Matte

The group behind the food establishments Chelsea Grand Cafe, Stella and Rocket Room is cooking another restaurant concept. Raintree Restaurants is soon to introduce Chotto Matte, which will specialize in and serve sake, cocktails and kakubin highballs. 

Chotto Matte is located at the Ground Floor of Net Park, along 5th Avenue.



The 50-year old katsu restaurant is building its third branch in the country over at Shangri-La at The Fort. Maisen is set to serve its signature katsu and tonkatsu dishes to the awaiting public here in Fort Bonifacio. Aside from the katsu, Maisen also features donburi, sandwiches, and curry dishes, among others.  

Toby's Estate

Toby’s Estate fans at the west part of The Fort will be excited to know that Toby’s Estate is establishing its third The Fort branch at Shangri-La at The Fort. You don’t need to take a long walk or drive to Ecotower or SM Aura to experience their specialty coffee, cakes and pastries. 

The Australian coffee house’s flagship store is in Salcedo Village, Makati.

Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar

Among the seven hotel-managed restaurants in Shangri-La at The Fort is Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar. It is a steakhouse that takes pride in its wide selection of “grain and grass-fed dry-aged beef.” Also part of its menu are grilled seafood, gourmet comfort food, and wines and cocktails. 

Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar is at the Third Level, East Podium, of Shangri-La at The Fort. The steakhouse is set to open on the second quarter of 2016.

Photo from www.shangri-la.com.

Raging Bull Burgers

With the tagline “flavor-forward burgers with a conscience and rock-star attitude,” Raging Bull Burgers is a new burger joint that uses rump, chuck and brisket cuts from Raging Bull Chophouse and marinated in their secret sauce. Raging Bull Burgers claims to have organic grass-fed burgers and caters to the on-the-go crowd. They also serve beverages such as craft beer, wines, sodas and milkshakes.

Raging Bull Burgers is located at the Street Level of Shangri-La at The Fort and is set to open on the second quarter of 2016.

Photo from www.shangri-la.com.


A poolside restaurant located on the 8th floor of Shangri La Hotel at the Fort, Samba offers flavors of Spain, South America and the Philippines, some of which are ceviches, tacos, barbeque and many more.  The restaurant is set to launch on the second quarter of 2016.

Photo from www.shangri-la.com.

Canton Road

As a hotel group with roots in Asia, every Shangri-La Hotel has a world class Cantonese restaurant. Canton Road presents itself with modern Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine, a blend of Southeastern and Eastern Chinese cuisine. It offers regional specialties and roast barbequed meats. Canton Road will soon open at the Third Level, East Podium, of Shangri-La at The Fort. 

Photo from www.shangri-la.com.


The club of Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort will be called Limitless. With its jewelry-inspired interiors, Limitless can go from a laid-back lounge to an energetic night club. It serves an assortment of beverages, including punch bowls, whiskeys, cocktails and craft beers, and music mixes from known DJs. 

Limitless can be found at the Street Level of Shangri-La at The Fort. It is expected to open on the fourth quarter of 2016.

Photo from www.shangri-la.com.


Sunnies Cafe

The lifestyle brand Sunnies Studios specializing in fashionable eyewear is now expanding the business into the food industry, Sunnies Cafe being its flagship food shop. It’s sure to incorporate chic and fab designs to its interiors as its owners are popular fashion personalities, among them are Georgina Wilson, Bea Soriano-Dee and Martine Cajucom. From its tagline, it is expected to serve brunch, dinner, coffee and cocktails.

Sunnies Cafe’s is located at Bonifacio High Street. Photo grabbed from Sunnies Cafe’s website.


Pablo is a famous Japanese cheese tart specialty shop that sells their products like steak, in that they serve them “rare” (runny and creamy) or “medium” (firm and spongey). It is an innovation that took Japan by storm, and now Filipinos will get to experience it very soon. Pablo was brought to the country by Suyen Corporation, which is the mother company of the apparel brand Bench.

Pablo is set to open at Bonifacio High Street.



Seoul Station and Bird House

The Relish Group, the company that brought Wee Nam Kee and Kumori Japanese Bakery, is introducing two new food hall concepts, namely Seoul Station and Bird House. The former will feature Korean food choices, whereas the latter will serve Asian fried chicken dishes. Both restaurants are set to open January 2016.

Seoul Station and Bird House are both located at Uptown Place Mall, Uptown Bonifacio.


Aside from American and Japanese cuisines making waves in the country, Vietnamese restaurants are also carving their own niche in the food industry. Brought to the Philippines by The Cravings Group, the company responsible for the brands The Coffee Beanery, Banquito and B & P, Roll’d is soon to serve hawker stall food choices and Vietnamese healthy classics, among them are Cuon, Pho and Banh Mi.

Photo grabbed from Roll’d’s Facebook Page.

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newbie commented 5 years ago
Thank you for the article. I am just wondering why Pablo's and Sunnies on BHS are still not opened? their signs have been put out more than six months ago!
aixmendoza commented 5 years ago
Awesome post!

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