17 Restaurants in BGC That Are Open On New Year’s Day 2017


There’s no better way to spend the first day of the coming new year than with family, friends, and food! If you’re in the mood to head out instead of staying home on January 1, here are 17 restaurants in Bonifacio Global City you can eat in to celebrate 2017!

1. Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes
(Open from 12NN to 11PM)

What started as a lone restaurant you can find along Katipunan Avenue has grown over the years into one of our favorite spots for pasta, rice meals, pies, and tall, packed cheesecakes that you can find in multiple locations around the metro!

If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t miss out on the signature Banoffee Pie, which is made up of a graham crust, caramel, and sliced bananas. Reich T. describes it as “a classic, easy on the eyes, darling of the masses” in her looloo review.

Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes is located at G/F Market! Market!, Mabini Avenue corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

2. Phat Pho
(Open from 12NN to 9PM)

One thing we love most about the start of any year is the colder weather we seldomly get to enjoy here in the country! If you’re looking for a way to warm up, buy yourself a steaming bowl of pho at Phat Pho!

This noodle soup dish is probably the most well known dish in Vietnamese cuisine and comes with a wide range of options for toppings, including chicken, pork, and beef!

Phat Pho is located at G/F Serendra Piazza, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

3. Sarsa Kitchen + Bar
(Open from 12NN to 11PM)

You might’ve seen a certain Heussaff on TV talking about how a dish called Sizzling Kansi is the best thing thing he’s ever eaten. Wondering where you can find it? The Sizzling Kansii and so much more are all found in Sarsa Kitchen + Bar!

Sarsa Kitchen+Bar, BGC

Sizzling Kansi | Photo from Sarsa Kitchen+Bar’s Facebook Page

Sarsa takes all our favorites from the local cuisine (including street food!) and puts a spin on each dish! Sarsa’s take on the Lechon Kawali, for example, is served with pinakurat and batwan tsokolate! Yes, chocolate and deep fried pork!

Sarsa Kitchen + Bar is located at Forum South Global, 7th Avenue corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

4. Cafe Mary Grace
(Open from 12NN to 10PM)

The Christmas-New Year holiday season is probably one of those times when we crave for cheese roll and ensaymada the most.

Lucky for us, there are multiple Cafe Mary Grace branches where you can satisfy these cravings in BGC alone! Pair your cheese roll or ensaymada with a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate (Cafe Mary Grace even has a white hot chocolate version and one that has chili in it!) and you’ll be good to go!

Cafe Mary Grace is located at the following locations:

  • Serendra Piazza, McKinley Parkway, BGC, Taguig (Open from 12NN to 11PM)
  • LG/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., BGC, Taguig (Open from 12NN to 10PM)
  • 4/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th St. cor. 9th Ave., BGC, Taguig (Open from 12NN to 10PM

5. NIU by Vikings
(Lunch Service: 12NN to 3PM | Dinner Service: 5:30PM to 10PM)

Christmas may sadly be over but it doesn’t mean that the celebrations and binge eating have stop. But if you’re in need of a reason to eat to your heart’s content, NIU by Vikings has nine buffet stations housing dozens of delicious options that can easily lure you in.

NIU by Vikings, SM Aura

Photo from Sandra Y.’s looloo review for NIU by Vikings

Besides, they say how you spend the first day of the year will echo for the rest of it. Being surrounded by food sure isn’t a bad idea at all, especially if it’s a buffet!

NIU by Vikings is located at 6/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

6. Manam
(Open from 12NN to 10PM)

Sometimes, it’s difficult to imagine classics in a way that’s different from they traditionally are. Take our local cuisine as an example. We eat and see Filipino food everyday that we can’t help but look for something different yet still very familiar to our taste buds. Lucky for us, Manam has found a way to put a twist on timeless favorites.

Manam's Watermelon Sinigang

Watermelon Sinigang | Photo from Manam’s Facebook Page

Ever imagined watermelon in your sinigang? Or how about crispy fried chicken wings coated in a caramelized patis sauce? If you can’t quite wrap your head around it, you’re long overdue for a stop at Manam!

Manam is located at G/F Net Park Building, 4th Avenue corner 27th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

7. Melo’s
(Open from 11AM to 9:30PM)

It’s an understatement to say that Filipinos love their meat and that it’s not always easy to find a place that does steaks properly.

Melo's, BGC

Photo from Jayne Marie W.’s looloo review for Melo’s

So if you happen to be in the Burgos Circle area on January 1, why not go to Melo’s for lunch or dinner for your fill tender, juicy, perfectly cooked meat? “This is a tried and tested place for us,” according to AAA M’s looloo review. “Usually, when you have good meat ready, that’s all you need – someone to cook it right.”

Melo’s is located at Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

8. Genki Sushi
(Open from 11AM to 10PM)

Start the new year with a fun take on an all-time favorite. You can tell just by its name just what Genki Sushi is all about but if you think that it’s a run-of-the-mill sushi bar, Genki Sushi is ready to prove you wrong.

Genki Sushi, BGC

Photo from Reich T.’s looloo review for Genki Sushi

Its wide selection of sushi and sashimi are served on colorful plates that are brought to you not by waiters but by bullet trains that will stop at your table! Each table also has an iPad which you can use to browse the menu, place your order, and call for the bill!

Genki Sushi is located at 2/F Bonifacio Stopover, 31st Street corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

9. Wrong Ramen
(Open from 11AM to 11PM)

For a place called Wrong Ramen, it sure does everything right when it comes to this Japanese noodle dish.

Wrong Ramen, Burgos Circle

Photo from Abe C.’s looloo review for Wrong Ramen

Try something different for the new year and go for the FU Ramen, which has spam, bacon, cheese, and fried egg (yes, you read all of those right!). The Sea Men Ramen, on the other hand, is for those who want something lighter and full of seafood!

Wrong Ramen is located at Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

10. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
(Open from 8AM to 4PM)

If you find yourself out and about early on January 1 despite being up until the wee hours of the morning, start the new year right at Wildflour Cafe + Bakery.

Its breakfast menu has an interesting mix of dishes that includes omelettes, brioche french toast, waffles, and even German pancakes! Don’t forget to bring home Wildlfour’s delicious pastries and cakes to share with your family and friends!

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery is located at G/F Net Lima Building, 4th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

11. OOMA
(Open from 12NN to 10PM)

Sushi is arguably the most well-known and loved Japanese food here in the country. We have restaurants in the metro that mainly serve sushi and we even have them in Japanese fast food restaurants. Ooma offers something new to sushi lovers in the form of aburi maki.

Aburi in Japanese means “to burn” and at Ooma, makis are seared using a blowtorch for the added texture and flavor! Make sure to try the Salmon Skin Aburi Maki and Scallop and Tuna Aburi Maki, which are regular crowd pleasers!

OOMA is located at LG/F Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

12. Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain
(Open from 12NN to 12MN)

We don’t really need an excuse to eat lots and lots of ice cream despite the generally cold weather.

Farmacy especially makes it hard not to give in to temptation with its multiple ice cream flavors that include cookie dough, matcha green tea, banana salted caramel, and even chocolate orange! Looking for something to quench your thirst? Try the sodas made in house! Or if you’re up for a drink to keep you warm, Farmacy also has organic teas and pour over coffee.

Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain is located at G/F Net Lima Building, 4th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

13. 2nd’s
(Open from 10AM to 12MN)

Foodies everywhere were heartbroken when 2nd’s quietly closed its doors in June 2015.

2nd's Burgos Circle, BGC

Photo from Norman Lester T.’s looloo review for 2nd’s

But just when we all thought that we won’t see it ever again, 2nd’s announced its reopening BGC. Reopening late this year, those who missed 2nd’s comfort food, especially its famous Bacon Chicharon, can now head to Forbestown Road to enjoy them again!

2nd’s is located at G/F, Forbestown Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

14. Village Tavern
(Open from 12NN to 10PM)

Ever since it was first opened to the public, Bonifacio High Street Central has been one of the go-to places for foodies looking for more dining options in the High Street area.

Village Tavern, BGC, Taguig

Photo from Mary Love S.’s looloo review for Village Tavern

Village Tavern, in particular, is a favorite of those looking for American food, good drinks, or even both! Village Tavern’s signature dish, the Black Pizza, is a favorite among its diners and is loaded with four kinds of cheeses, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, and bacon!

Village Tavern is located at 2/F Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

15. KPub BBQ
Lunch Service: 11AM to 3PM | Dinner Service: 5PM to 12MN

One of the things that will probably not change in the coming year is our love for all things Korean.

KPub BBQ, Manila

Photo from Patrick G.’s looloo review for KPub BBQ

You have KPOP, K-drama series, and the foodie favorite Korean barbecue. KPub BBQ is the place to go to for unlimited grilled meat when in BGC! Watch out for the regular performances and events that will surely make your dining experience more enjoyable!

KPub BBQ is located at G/F The Fort Entertainment Complex, 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

16. Passion by Gerard Dubois
Open from 7AM to 11PM

Start the new year on a sweet note at Passion by Gerard Dubois! Once you step inside Passion, you’ll immediately be greeted by the breads and picture-perfect French pastries Gerard Dubois is known for.

Passion also has gelato, butter cakes, and potted desserts such as tiramisu, creme brulee, and apple crumble for those with sweet tooths! Want to have a full meal before devouring your desserts? You can also find sourdough pizzas, salads, French casserole dishes, and sandwiches on the menu!

Passion by Gerard Dubois is located at Shop C2, Net Park Building, 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

17. Sunnies Cafe
Open from 12NN to 11PM

Whether it’s through the mouthwatering pictures you see on social media or the it girls behind this fun, trendy brand, we’re sure you’ve heard of Sunnies Cafe by now.

Sunnies Cafe, BGC, Taguig

Photo from Ruth S.’s looloo review for Sunnies Cafe

If you’ve missed out the chance to dine in Sunnies Cafe in 2016, why not make up for it by eating here on New Year’s Day! Sunnies Cafe is undoubtedly a favorite of our very own looloo app users, making an appearance on the monthly top ten best restaurants list for four months straight as of writing!

Sunnies Cafe is located at B3, Bonifacio High Street, 11th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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Bella Javier

Bella is a lover of all things sweet, a multi-time winner of the timeless children’s party and icebreaker game, Name That Tune, and a self-proclaimed queen of wishful thinking. A wanderer whose hunger lasts 24/7 and a proud owner of an oldies playlist mixed with songs she can sing fluently but does not understand, she’ll choose neither Edward or Jacob when asked that same old question.