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While exploring the local food specialties in Metro Manila, we had the opportunity to experience a stay and luxurious dining at Shangri La BGC restaurants.
The Shangri-La hotel, an oasis of luxury and culinary extravaganza, offers an unmatched experience in the city.
From succulent steaks and burgers to high tea, and Chinese and Peruvian flavors, you’ll find all this and more at Shangri La Fort restaurants.
If you are considering a stay or a dining experience at the Shangri La BGC restaurants, discover the eight different eateries for exquisite international food and Filipino service.
Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City
Shangri-La The Fort Manila, is a modern hotel that has transformed Asian hospitality.
Set in the vibrant Bonifacio Global City district of Metro Manila, this spectacular development combines sophisticated lifestyle and shopping hubs with luxurious accommodation.
Opened in February 2016, Shangri-La has redefined what it means to stay at a 5-star hotel and provides guests with access to some of the finest dining and entertainment options in the city.
A visit to Shangri-La The Fort is an unforgettable experience, featuring world-class amenities, including an outdoor pool and spa facilities.
In additional to the luxury accommodation, you will find at the hotel a delectable selection of international and local cuisines.
With its contemporary design, exceptional service, and an unbeatable location, it’s easy to see why the the Shangri-La Hotel is one of the top hotel destinations in Manila.
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Eight Exceptional Restaurants in Shangri La BGC To Discover
Shangri La at the Fort offers a range of international and Filipino cuisines, with eight restaurants to choose from.
From casual dining to five-star experiences, you’ll find something to tantalize your taste buds.
Here are the different Shangri La BGC restaurants to explore.
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Breakfast and Lunch At Shangri La At The Fort
1. High Street Cafe
On the lobby level or first floor of the Shangri La hotel is the High Street Cafe. This casual eatery offers buffet-style breakfast, lunch, or dinner from nine different stations.
The High Street Cafe is Shangri-La’s all-day dining restaurant and the best place to start your day.
The breakfast selection is extensive, with several options to choose from. For a Western-style breakfast, you can have your eggs freshly prepared any way you like.
Find an assortment of croissants, pastries, and different types of bread with fresh honey directly from honeycombs.
The international breakfast selection is just as tempting. From Asian Dim Sum and noodle dishes to traditional Filipino sausages and pastries, you have a wide selection of international flavors to choose from.
The cafe’s nine food stations – or “neighborhoods” as they’re affectionately known – are designed to bring all the flavors of the world together in one delicious spot.
You can explore a range of diverse culinary cultural experiences while enjoying stunning views of Bonifacio Global City, giving you yet another reason why this cafe is such an enticing destination for breakfast.
And it doesn’t end there. Each station serves its own unique range of accompaniments, like fresh fruit juices, herbal teas, and smoothies which complement the endless array of dishes available.
High Street Cafe Practical Information
High Street Cafe Dress Code: Smart Casual
Shangri-La BGC Buffet Price: Breakfast at Php1,200 (approx. $22.32USD) Lunch at Php1,550 (approx. $28.83USD ) and, Dinner at Php1,980 (approx. $36.83 USD)
Location: Level 1
Hours: Open daily, 6:30 am -10:00 pm
Price range: Little bites and desserts start at Php210 (approx $3.83)
2. Upper Deck
On the fourth floor, next to the impressive Kerry Sports fitness center and the lap pool, is the Upper Deck. At this location, you will find snacks, quick bites for lunch and dinner, and a variety of beverages.
Access to the Upper Deck is only available to guests of the Shangri La hotel.
The Upper Deck, located at Kerry Sport – the largest fitness center in Manila, is a great place to get a meal that is either nutritious or indulgent.
This breezy outdoor dining area is great for grabbing a post-workout meal before dipping into the half-Olympic, 25-meter outdoor lap pool.
The open-air space complete with umbrellas and private cabanas makes for a delightful ambiance for enjoying a lovely meal outdoors.
From the menu, you can choose from an array of salads and gluten-free options for burgers, hotdogs, and other tempting delights.
To accompany the food, guests can choose from fruit juices, cocktails, wines, beers, and more.
For breakfast, choose a nutrient-rich meal to start your day with fresh seasonal fruits and freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.
For lunch, you can opt for flatbread and fish tortillas, both of which we enjoyed for lunch at the Upper Deck.
The flatbread, topped with cherry tomatoes, cheese, pancetta, olives, and arugula was particularly delicious.
While the fish tortillas are accompanied by a cabbage salad and a tomato coriander salsa, served with potato wedges.
To keep cool from the Manila heat, we appreciated the staff providing water at regular intervals and distributing plates of freshly cut pineapple slices.
Upper Deck Practical Information
Location: Upper deck (Level 6)
Hours: Open daily, 5:00 am to 12:00 am
Price range: Salads, wraps, and sandwiches start from Php250 (approx. $5.0 USD)
3. Raging Bull Burgers
Raging Bull Burgers offers an unforgettable burger experience at Shangri La at the Fort.
Their handcrafted beef burgers are made from freshly ground cuts of quality beef, seasoned to perfection with their top-secret blend of spices and seasonings.
What’s more, they are chargrilled, giving them that unique smoky flavor that can only come from a charcoal grill.
Their signature burgers are made with either juicy Angus beef patties or succulent Australian Wagyu beef patties. Both are smothered in their famous Raging Bull BBQ sauce.
For those looking for something different, Raging Bull Burgers also offers grilled chicken, fried grouper filet patties as well as vegan burgers.
All of these come accompanied by fresh, locally sourced tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese for the ultimate burger experience.
The sides and extras don’t disappoint, either. Potato fries topped with melted cheese and bacon bits, crispy fried eggs, and an array of condiments really bring the meal together.
Add a beer or wine, and you have the perfect dinner for any lunch out of the week.
Raging Bull Burgers Practical Information
Location: Street level (Level 1), Assembly Grounds
Hours: Open daily, 10:30 am to 10:30 pm
Price range: Burgers range from Php295 – Php495 (approx. $5.50 – $9.50 USD)
Dining At Shangri La Restaurants
4. Raging Bull Chophouse
If you are craving a good steak, stop on the third floor at the Raging Bull Chop House. Here, you can find amazing premium quality steaks in an upbeat US-style steakhouse.
At the Raging Bull Chop House, the restaurant offers premium cuts of grain and grass-fed dry-aged beef for the perfect steak experience.
While relaxing and before your meal, start out with their signature cocktails. Try Madame To A Bubble Bath, a spritz gin concoction with fresh thyme, grapefruit, and bubbles.
Or go for the El Toro Loco 1800 silver tequila with cucumber, agave nectar, and lime juice. Both of these cocktails we had, and we can personally attest to their deliciousness.
The steaks are presented on a wooden cutting board alongside an array of salts and sauces to enhance the taste.
Diners can choose from Cape Grim pasture fed Tenderloin, 1824 grain fed Rib Eye, and David Blackmore Wagyu 9+ grade grass-fed Victoria striploin.
Each one is tender, cooked to perfection, and served with a selection of steak knives, including Napolean Bonaparte knives.
To accompany the main course, add savory duck fat wedges with fontina cheese and a prosciutto side dish for added texture. For dessert, try Pistachio Creme Brulee for a scrumptious ending to the meal.
This creamy combination of pistachio creme, topped with a caramelized crispy crust, is served alongside a mint-infused strawberry salad. This cuts through the sweetness giving it an extra layer of flavor.
Raging Bull Chop House Practical Information
Location: Level 3
Hours: Mon -Thurs, 5:00 pm -10:30 pm; Fri – Sun,11:30 am – 2:30 pm; and 5:00 pm -10:30 pm
Raging Chop House Bar: Open daily, 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
Price range: Tenderloin steaks start from Php1,975 (approx. $36.80 USD)
5. Shangri La Bgc Chinese Restaurant – Canton Road
Next to the Raging Bull Chophouse is Canton Road restaurant for prime Asian dining with a mix of traditional and modern Chinese cuisine.
At Canton Road, enjoy modern Cantonese cuisine with a blend of southeastern and eastern Chinese flavors.
The selection of innovative dishes includes Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Taiwanese signatures elegantly prepared.
The opulent dining experience has nine private dining rooms that can accommodate small groups for private meetings.
Each private room is named after an iconic street in Hong Kong and comes with a dedicated butler.
The duck dishes, particularly the slow-cooked marinated salted duck, is a favorite for the depth of flavors.
Slow-roast lamb shank and slow-braised wagyu beef briskets in bold chu hou sauce are some of the popular dishes.
And, when accompanied by Yangzhou-style fried rice you’ll enjoy an elevated Cantonese dining experience.
Canton Road’s menu offers elevated versions of traditional favorites without compromising on flavors or quality. The attentive staff ensures you’ll enjoy indulging in exquisite Cantonese food.
Canton Road Practical Information
Location: Level 3
Hours: Open daily, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and:5 00 pm to 10:30 pm
Price range: Main dishes start at Php688 (approx. $12.50 USD)
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6. Shangri La BGC Peruvian Restaurant Samba
Samba is the latest addition to the Shangri-La at The Fort dining options. Located on the 8th floor with outdoor and indoor seating, the restaurant offers stunning views of the BGC district.
Samba offers South American Peruvian cuisine influenced by the flavors of the Philippines.
Offering the flavors of Peru, Samba restaurant offers a unique blend of traditional Peruvian cuisine with Filipino flavors.
Located in Bonifacio Global City, the restaurant features panoramic views to accompany its world-class dining experience.
Open for lunch and dinner, you can enjoy healthy and colorful cuisine with lively beats from the country in the background.
Start any meal with ceviche, Peru’s national dish. And savor the chef’s signature ceviche limeño made with fish and seafood. Or, ceviche del jardin for vegetarian options.
Meanwhile, main dishes like Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef stir fry) or Pollo a la Brasa, Peruvian rotisserie-style chicken, are recommended favorites.
For desserts, you cannot miss Picarones, Peruvian pumpkin donuts. However, Tres Leches is another one of the best desserts at the restaurant.
Samba Restaurant offers a vibrant blend of flavors and culinary experience for all guests.
Samba Practical Information
Location: Level 8
Hours: Open daily, 1:00 am -2:30 pm; and 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Price range: Main dishes start at Php875 (approx. $16.30 USD)
Daily Food at Shangri La BGC
7. High Street Lounge
High Street Lounge invites you to enjoy afternoon tea and traditional and seasonal light snacks. Indulge in exquisite Chinese teas from their impressive selection, or sample sandwiches or salads from the à la carte menu.
With opulent interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and smooth jazz playing in the background, this space is designed for afternoon tea.
High Street Lounge offers an afternoon tea set composed of exquisite premium Chinese teas along with sweet and savory bites.
The afternoon tea set has cheese and cucumber sandwiches, bruschetta, and salami as savory options. Along with cookies, scones, and cakes for a sweet touch.
While the afternoon tea is the specialty of the High Street Lounge, you can also order off the à la carte menu.
High Street Lounge also has an impressive menu of cocktails, wines, rum, and more.
And with comfortable seating in a cozy atmosphere, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.
High Street Lounge Practical Information
Location: Level 1
Hours: Open daily, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Price range: Afternoon tea set Php1,950 (approx. $36.34 USD)
8. Shangri La Bake House
The Bake House at Shangri La hotel offers a unique collection of healthy treats to enjoy. Find bread, sandwiches, rolls, and salads, including gluten-free options.
Just as the name suggests, the Bake House offers baked goods that are consciously made.
This one-of-a-kind bakery offers a wide array of all-natural, trans-fat-free pastries, cakes, and all kinds of treats.
Their signature Conscious Cookie and signature coffee blends are favorites among customers.
While international flavors like delectable Portuguese custard tarts or Pasteis de Nata are not to be missed.
And in addition to the assortment of cakes, pies, pastries, and cookies, you’ll also find sandwiches, rolls, salads, and breakfast items.
Just like the sweet treats, the sandwiches are also made with healthier ingredients like whole wheat flour and zero-gluten alternatives.
For those who wish to enjoy some of Shangri La’s treats in the comfort of their own home, they offer to take home pantry items such as sweet honey and jams, coffee grounds, and mugs.
Bake House Practical Information
Location: Lobby Level
Hours: Open daily, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Price range: Sweets start at Php50 (approx.0.90 USD) and sandwiches at Php450 (approx approx. $5.12 USD)
Shangri-La at the Fort offers an oasis of tranquility amidst the bustling city of Manila.
Savor the wide array of international cuisines. From gourmet Asian dining to vibrant Latin cuisine, your dining options are bountiful.
When combined with the renowned Filipino service and hospitality, you are certain to relax and enjoy your time at Shangri-La at the Fort.
To book your stay and reserve your table at one of the Shangri La at the Fort restaurants call or book directly at Booking.com
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Disclosure: Our stay was provided by Shangri-La at The Fort, Manila, Philippines in order to bring you this story. All views and opinions expressed are our own. Full bellies and happy taste buds too.
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