6 Best Local Restaurants for Noche Buena Feasting

Celebrate Christmas at any of these Manila, Tagaytay and Baguio restos.
by | November 23, 2016

Above all else that fills you with excitement for Christmas is the traditional Noche Buena feast with your extended family, but when it’s you who’s tasked to prepare the dishes, you’ll realize that the huge amount of effort and time you’ll realize you’ll spend will almost be enough to make you swear off home-cooked Christmas feasts.

But don’t think that just because you’re looking for easier ways to provide your relatives with traditional holiday dinner, you’ll become a failure as a host for your Christmas family gathering. There are plenty of restaurants you can take the whole clan to for an enjoyable Noche Buena feasting. Here are just some of them:

1. Manam

GF, Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(02) 332-9390 | Facebook | Website
Open Monday to Friday from 10a.m. to 10p.m., Saturday to Sunday from 11a.m. to 10p.m.
Budget for two – Php 900

Celebrate one of the best holidays in the country with authentic Filipino comfort food at Manam. Head to any of their six branches across the Metro and treat yourselves to hearty family dishes that will leave you full and satisfied.

2. Flame Restaurant, Discovery Primea

Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
(02) 955-8888 | Facebook | Website
Open Monday to Saturday from 11:30a.m. to 2:30p.m., 6p.m. to 10p.m.
Budget for two – Php 3,200

For families leaning away from the traditional Noche Buena celebration and towards fine dining this Christmas, reserve your spot at Flame Restaurant, Discovery Primea this Christmas Eve! Its Christmas Eve Dinner Menu is priced at Php3,500 per person, so better save up those Christmas bonuses!

3. Casa Roces

1153 JP Laurel corner Aguado Street, San Miguel, Manila
(02) 735-5896, (02) 488-1929 | Facebook | Website
Open every day from 10a.m. to 10p.m.
Budget for two – Php 2,000

Enjoy an even more festive holiday family feast with Casa Roces’ Christmas Party Packages and special offerings. From potluck meals to delectable desserts, this restaurant’s special menu will make you want to spend the whole night eating and bonding with your relatives.

4. Antonio’s

Purok 138, Neogan, Tagaytay City
(+63) 918-8992866, (+63) 917-8992866 | Facebook | Website
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30a.m. to 1p.m., 5:30p.m. to 8p.m.
Budget for two – Php 4,500

It’s not everyday that you can treat your family to a special blow out, so allow yourself to be a little bit more generous this Christmas. Dine at one of the finest local restaurants and order a Lechon de Leche or Angus Prime Roast Beef to share.

5. Balay Dako

Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
(02) 246-9069 ext:711 |
Facebook | Website
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11a.m. to 9p.m., Friday from 11a.m. to 10p.m., Sunday from 7a.m. to 10p.m.
Budget for two – Php 1,200

Celebrate Christmas surrounded by friends and family overlooking a spectacular and refreshing view at Tagaytay’s Balay Dako. The homey atmosphere will make your family dining experience more laid-back and enjoyable than what you would have expected as you indulge in delicious Filipino cuisine.

6. Good Taste Cafe and Restaurant Bar

Corner Cariño Street & Otek Street, Baguio City
(074) 444-2201
Open 24 hours every day
Budget for two – Php 150

For a budget-friendly family gathering at the City of Pines, don’t judge this book by its cover. This hidden gem is one of Baguio’s iconic restaurants that will give you more bang for your buck because of their huge servings. Enjoy a simple yet great tasting Pinoy holiday handaan here!


Which of these restaurants are you booking for the Christmas weekend? Sound off below!

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