This restaurant that serves Western-style dishes actually originated from Malaysia. Morganfield’s is known for their prime pork ribs, called “Sticky Bones,” which are slow cooked and smoked to perfection. They also serve sandwiches, salads and tortillas, among others. Aside from their many branches in Malaysia, they also have sites in Singapore and China. While their claim of serving the largest size of ribs is yet to be verified, Morganfield's is the bona fide pioneer shop in Uptown Place Mall, North BGC.

Morganfield’s first branch in the Philippines is on the 2nd floor of Uptown Mall, Uptown Bonifacio. 

Adaäm & Yves Organic Bistro

Good news for our health-conscious BGC citizens! A new restaurant that serves all-day organic brunch meals has just opened. Adaäm & Yves utilizes a farm-to-table concept as it partnered with different local farms and suppliers that provide the ingredients for the dishes. The menu contains meals that bear pop culture references as their names, some of which are Tuna Turner, Pink Floyd and Noli Me Tangere. 

You can find Adaäm & Yves at Icon Plaza, along 25th Street corner 6th Avenue.

Bank Bar

Bank Bar is a new drinking place with an obscure location that you’d least expect: inside a convenience store. Aside from serving a very wide selection of alcoholic drinks from absinthe, sake to tonics, they also serve pub grub such as truffled fries and salted egg rock shrimp. Bank Bar can be found in the storage room of the convenience store inside RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Streets.

Photo courtesy of Bank Bar.

Coffee Empire

McKinley Hill is catching up with its own share of diverse restaurants and cafes. Coffee Empire features “Third-Wave Coffee Concept,” a movement to produce high-quality coffee. Coffee Empire offers as much as 20 varieties of coffee beans, and serves soups, salads, sandwiches and pastas.

Coffee Empire is located at Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill.

Desiderata Lounge

In a quiet corner of Bonifacio Global City stands another unique gastronomic destination. Located inside The Infinity Tower, south of BGC, Desiderata Lounge is a breath of fresh air because it is secluded from the livelier, noisier parts of BGC. Customers can enjoy listening to a wide collection of rare vinyl records while dining on the food offerings such as soups, salads, pastas and desserts. 

Photo grabbed from Desiderata’s Facebook Page.

Costa Coffee

The British coffeehouse company has added yet another member to its Philippine branches, Costa Coffee BGC. Its interiors stay true to its British roots, with couches with the UK flag printed on them and a telephone booth in one corner of the shop as an accent. Aside from hot and iced coffee, Costa Coffee also serves cakes, tea and fruit drinks.

Costa Coffee is located at One World Place along 32nd Street. 

Casa Italia

This Singaporean brand that started just in 2010 gained popularity in less than 3 years and is now crossing oceans to open a branch here in the Philippines. From serving only handcrafted premium gelato in 2010, Casa Italia is now offering specialty coffee, salads, pizzas, Italian beer and wine. 

Casa Italia’s grand opening was held on December 10 in Forbes Town Center.

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse

If you’re the type that’s big on meat, then Fat Daddy’s arrival in The Fort will surely excite you. This restaurant first started business in Marikina. Their menu includes Ribs, Smoked Ox Tongue Taco and Triple Death Burger. And Fat Daddy’s loves meat so much that they also incorporated bacon into their milkshake!

Fat Daddy's Smokehouse opened just last December 7 in Burgos Circle.

They're open from Monday to Sunday, 11AM-12MN.

Peperoni Pizzeria

Singaporean pizza parlor Peperoni Pizzeria is among the other international franchises that is now in the Philippines, particularly in Uptown Place, Uptown Bonifacio. Peperoni specializes in wood-fired thin-crust pizzas. They also serve salads, pastas and desserts. As of writing, they have five branches in Singapore, and its soon-to-be branch here in the Philippines will be its very first outside the city-state.

Peperoni Pizzeria is located at the Third Floor of Uptown Place Mall, Uptown Bonifacio.

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