Celebrating Anniversary @ Lolo Dad’s Manila

“Our anniversary reminds me of how God has been good to me. For He gave me the most wonderful man I could ever hope for in the world. Happy Anniversary, baby! Thank you for the 365 days of fun, romance, adventures, and love. I can’t wait for more. Happy Anniversary. I love you.”


And the best way to celebrate our anniversary was to create more gastronomic memories in the most romantic restaurant in Manila.


Welcome to Lolo Dad’s, a home to four chefs who have all won gold medals in various culinary competitions.


“What began as a family’s ancestral home is now home to some of the finest food in the country. Lolo Dad’s Café has been in Malate since 1941, but back then it was simply the house of the Ayuyao family. It has since been converted into a restaurant which opened on February 14, 2000, yet still bears some of the wartime memories which makes it not only a unique gastronomical but also a historical place. The wooden walls still have bullet holes; the floor at the restaurant’s entrance is hollow because beneath it is the family’s air raid shelter – remnants of Manila’s scars from World War II.”

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The comfy cozy restaurant is quietly tucked behind an almost-secret garden along President Quirino Avenue, Malate, Manila.
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The kitchen is visible from the outside too, right beside the main door. Feel free to watch chefs meticulously preparing the guests’ perfect meals.
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Welcome to Lolo Dad’s. Splurge in the exquisite taste of different various appetizers (clockwise from top left): Seared Foie Gras with Asian Pear Confit Micro Salad on Duck Liver Chaud Froid, Ahi Tuna Loin and Marinated Salmon Mixed Greens and English Mustard Aioli, Gourmet Salad of Langoustine and Prawns Mushroooms, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives and Mesclun Greens in Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Green Peas and Parmesan Cheese Veloute’ with Smoked Scallops Carpaccio, Soft Shell Crab Parmigiana with Keta Caviar Aioli Blue Crab and Cucumber Salad, Seafood Pot-au-feu Shrimps, Squid, Mussels and White Flesh in Seafood Broth Soup, Romaine Caesar Salad with Jamon Serrano Crispy Pancetta and Eight Minute Boiled Egg. This is a must try, but make sure to save room for the main dish.
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Sorbet (Citrus Sherbet) creatively presented in a water kettle oozing with dry ice smoke for effect. Uber delish. Definitely a must try.
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Indulge in the exquisite taste of tender U.S. Angus Beef Tenderloin and Eye of Rib Eye with Soft Potatoes and Cepes Mushroom Sauce
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There is also the Pan-fried Fillet of Chilean Seabass with Blue Crab Potatoes and Smoked Salmon Filled Mushrooms in Oyster Cream Sauce for which the place has become known.
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Enjoy a bottle of wine or two with friends too.
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There’s a table for everyone: from couples on a lunch date, families dining together, or friends privately celebrating a life milestone.
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The exquisite food partnered with cozy comfy romantic ambiance coupled with attentive waiters all make Lolo Dad’s one of the best and truly romantic restaurants in Manila.


We enjoyed our stay in this cozy comfy charming romantic restaurant. We loved the food. Service was two thumbs up. We’re looking forward to spending more anniversaries in Lolo Dad’s. But this Lolo Dad’s tradition might just be temporarily put to rest, whilst Lolo Dad’s closes its restaurant door on December 30th. Once the restaurant opens again in another area, hopefully in the next year or so, ohhhh we’ll be there waiting.

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Lolo Dad’s Braserie in Makati has closed way before the closing date of Lolo Dad’s Malate. To reminisce about Lolo Dad’s Makati, read on. https://mailovestoeatandtravel.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/food-trip-lolo-dads/


Food Spot: Lolo Dad’s
Address: 899 Pres. Qurino Ave. cor. Leon Guinto St., Malate Manila, Philippines
Telephone Number: +63.2.522.2941, +63.2.524.2295, +63.2.526.7151
Website: http://www.lolodadscafe.com
Budget: PHP 2500 per person
Others: Operating Hours as follows
Monday : Open from 6:30pm to 10:30pm | Dinner
Tuesday to Saturday : Open from 11:00am to 2:00pm for Lunch | 6:30pm to 10:30pm for Dinner
Sunday : Closed


More food travels listed here: https://mailovestoeatandtravel.wordpress.com/mymai-food-trip/
International trips listed here: https://mailovestoeatandtravel.wordpress.com/mymai-travel-its-fun-in-other-countries-too
But traveling is still more fun in the Philippines too: https://mailovestoeatandtravel.wordpress.com/mymai-more-fun-in-the-philippines
Hobbies galore listed too: https://mailovestoeatandtravel.wordpress.com/mymai-hobbies


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