So you’ve finally started your own cellar but which are the best restaurants to enjoy your wine?
While the food scene in Manila has really improved in recent years, restaurant wine lists continue to disappoint, and when you’re on a special occasion why take the risk, when you can BYO a great wine from home?
Manila restaurants vary wildly in their corkage policies which range from the very reasonable, to the downright absurd. Below you’ll find a summary of restaurant corkage policies arranged by simple traffic lights to represent whether a restaurant is ‘safe’ to bring your premium wine to.
Green: Corkage is <400PHP per bottle
Amber: Corkage is between 400 and 600PHP per bottle
Red: Corkage is >600PHP per bottle. Yep – more expensive than Sydney.
Black: BYO wine is not permitted by the restaurant
For now, we’re just covering fine dining restaurants in Makati City – but email us if this section is useful and let us know what areas you’d like us to cover next!
|Restaurant Name||City||Area||Assessment||Corkage Price Per Bottle||Corkage policy / Additional info|
|Ginos Pizza||Makati||Salcedo Village||0*||Free corkage on first bottle|
|Apartment 1B||Makati||Salcedo Village||300||No limit|
|Café Romulo||Makati||Bel-Air||300||No limit|
|Wildflour||Makati||Salcedo Village||500||No limit|
|P1Blo||Makati||Salcedo Village||600||2000/champagne & whisky|
|Stockton Place||Makati||Legaspi Village||600||No limit|
|Blackbird||Makati||Salcedo Village||500||1000/champagne & whisky|
|Terry’s||Makati||Salcedo Village||700||No limit|
|C Italian||Makati||Salcedo Village||500||No limit|
|Makati Garden Club||Makati||Urdaneta||400||No limit|
|Mamou Too||Makati||Poblacion/Rockwell||0*||200/hard liquors|
|Hole in the Wall||Makati||Poblacion/Rockwell||N/A||Strictly not permitted|
|Your Local||Makati||Legaspi Village||700||700/hard liquors|
|12/10 Izakaya Japanese||Makati||San Antonio Village||500||1000/hard liquors|
|La Cabrera||Makati||Ayala||750||All liquors|
|Kitchen 1B||Makati||Legaspi Village||300||1000/hard liquors|
|Chef du Partie||Makati||Poblacion/Rockwell||500||1000/hard liquors|
|Allium||Makati||Legaspi Village||500||1000/hard liquors|
|Izakaya Kikufuji||Makati||Legaspi Village||300||300-500 hard liquors|
|Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna||Makati||Legaspi Village||600||All liquors|
|Seryna Jap Restaurant||Makati||Legaspi Village||500||All liquors|
|People’s Palace||Makati||Ayala/Greenbelt||500||All liquors|