Historic hotel reopens dining outlets

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    THE Manila Hotel’s two restaurants, Lobby Lounge and the famed Café Ilang-Ilang, are now open to serve dine-in guests under Metro Manila’s current community quarantine restrictions. The reopening enables guests to enjoy great food, their well-loved dishes, connect and meet with their colleagues and friends while maintaining social distance in spacious dining areas.

    The Manila Hotel is equipped with fresh air dampers that circulate fresh outdoor air sanitized by air micro filters into the outlets so guests are assured that cleaner and better air quality is circulated within the indoor dining set-up. Social distancing is also strictly implemented with enhanced cleaning. Regular disinfection and safety protocols are also in place.

    The Lobby Lounge, perfect for meetings and meet-ups, offers free Wi-Fi for diners. Already dressed in festive decor to bring some much needed joy and a spirit of hope in these trying times, the lounge is also a great place to have a filling meal from breakfast to dinner. It has also adopted the bestselling items from the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, Red Jade.

    Guests can enjoy local delights like Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata and Sinigang na Salmon, among others, and feast on chow mein, dimsum basket and the crispy Lechon Macau paired with Yang chow fried rice. Drinks, cocktail of the month and snack staples, including the Filipino High Tea and Merienda Especial, are also featured on the menu.

    For people who have missed the plethora of international and local food selections at Café Ilang-Ilang, the beloved restaurant brings together Italian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and even certified Halal dishes under one roof for an eat-all-you-can feast. Add to that the popular carving station that normally features Lechon and US Roast Beef; the Churrasco station where you can have choice meats and seafood grilled for you while you wait; and the cold station with seafoods, cold cuts and salad galore. The Dessert station is always the sweet last stop where guests can delight at the artisanal ice cream in various flavors; Puto Bumbong and Bibingka; fresh fruits and cakes and so much more.

    Although sitting capacity is still limited for now under IATF’s guidelines for GCQ Alert Level 4 in Metro Manila, the Manila Hotel is allowed to accept fully vaccinated guests between 18-65 years old. The Lobby Lounge operates from 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays and 9am to 3 pm on weekends. Café Ilang-Ilang serves lunch at 11:30 am and dinner at 5:30 pm.

    For more information regarding reservations and buffet rates, call hotline number (02) 85270011 or 09989501912.