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From modern speakeasies to an iconic Hong Kong institution known for delicious Peking duck, here are the latest food buzz you need to know

Keep up with the latest food buzz and stay in the loop with our Dining Radar—our monthly round-up of the newest restaurants, bars, cafés, and more to tick off your list. This September, we’ve got a handful of hidden speakeasies, the return of a popular Poblacion bar, an iconic Hong Kong restaurant and many more to set you up for a night about town. Read all about it and more, below:

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1. Keepers

Location: Poblacion, Makati City

Home to innovative Asian fusion dishes like rendang kropek and kimchi nachos plus funky, unconventional cocktails, Keepers is a sleek gastropub designed to foster good conversation. Leading with a tech-oriented philosophy, the bar is set to announce some exciting developments in the metaverse very soon—follow them on Twitter and Instagram to stay in the loop.

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2. Polilya

Location: Poblacion, Makati City

Two years since the closure of their original outpost, Polilya is back in full swing, ready to welcome back guests with a youthful new look, the famed Hainanese chicken nuggets, and of course, their signature Tipsy Paradies shots. Drop by to get reacquainted with the bar’s friendly, familiar faces and try out some of the highlights from the new menu, including the señor sisig and Szechuan-style pansit lamig.

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3. Somm's Table

Location: Legazpi Village, Makati City

Led by chefs Raphael Gries and Julien Sobolewski, Somm’s Table is a chic new speakeasy offering French fusion cuisine that showcases fresh produce from their very own farm in Tagaytay. Pair this with their extensive collection of fine wine, signature cocktails, and additional treats from the patisserie and deli, and you’re in for a delightful evening.

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4. Project Vino

Location: Poblacion, Makati City

Yet another addition to Poblacion’s ever-bustling nightlife scene, Project Vino is a neighbourhood wine shop with an approachable, thoughtfully-curated portfolio of wines. Led by a team dedicated to helping you discover your own wine preferences and foster a deeper appreciation for wine, it’s a great spot for casual and seasoned drinkers alike, complete with some elegant bites to polish off the experience.

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5. A Mano (BGC)

Location: One Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City

Since opening its doors in 2019, A Mano rapidly became one of the metro’s most popular restaurants, consistently full of discerning customers after hand-made pasta, pizza, and a slew of other bites and cocktails. Finally, A Mano has expanded with its second outlet, introducing exclusive dishes like foie gras ravioli in Champagne truffle cream sauce.

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6. Mott 32 Cebu

Location: Nustar Resort and Casino, Cebu City

Undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Hong Kong’s iconic Mott 32 opens its first-ever Philippine outlet at Nustar, Cebu. Setup to be the luxury complex’s flagship and landmark F&B outlet, the stylish establishment is ready to welcome guests with the elevated Chinese cuisine and world-class service the Mott 32 brand is known for.

See also: Mott 32 Opens in Cebu at Nustar Resort and Casino

7. Solaire: Red Lantern & Oasis

Location: Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City

Justin Quek, one of Singapore’s best-known chefs, makes his way up to Manila to give diners a one-of-a-kind culinary experience at Solaire. Specialising in Franco-Asian cuisine, Quek is amped up to delight guests with an all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch, a sophisticated afternoon tea, an exclusive wine pairing dinner, and other crave-worthy bites available a la carte and in special set menus, all taking place from September 20 to 25 at Red Lantern and Oasis.

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8. Off Menu Philippines 2022

Location: Shangri-La the Fort, Manila, BGC, Taguig City

For the first time ever, Tatler Dining Philippines presents Off Menu: an innovative food festival celebrating some of the country’s top culinary talents. We’ve teamed up 12 stellar chefs to create 6 unbeatable pairs, each tasked with presenting an exclusive, Off Menu dish you won’t be able to find or taste at any of their restaurants.

While tickets to Off Menu Philippines 2022 are sold out, you may join the waitlist and register your interest for future events here.


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