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More Reasons to Beat Monday Blues ~ 10 Restaurants in Makati City for Lunch Out!

Best Restaurants in Makati City 2015 Lunch Outs

More Reasons to Beat Monday Blues ~ 10 Restaurants in Makati City for Lunch Out!

More Reasons to Beat Monday Blues ~ 10 Restaurants in Makati City for Lunch Out!

There are three reasons why you are dragging yourself to work today:

1. You left home at 5:30 in the morning for work only to reach the office in Makati at 10:00am. Traffic sucks, but what else is new?

2. You don’t get excited working — not because you’re lazy — but because after all the hard work you put through, you still get the same paycheck. (In fact, the next time they announce budget season, they don’t just cut bonuses and travel costs. You’re asked to Bring Your Own Paper (BYOP)!)

3. Three weeks is tooooo long for to wait for another holiday. Can’t we have something like Golden Week?

Oh yeah. Life was designed that way, working for 40 hours a week (or even more to some). Weekend passes by quickly and we’re all dreading Monday. The whole 40-hour per week system makes us crave for something spectacular, delicious, and mouth-watering even for just a split-second. But life isn’t that cruel for us not to experience the most delicious dishes in Makati City! The answer to your woes? Don’t wait for the weekend. Take a Lunch Out.

We all live for that slice of pleasure, a little something that can brighten our day. From an underground burger joint, to an authentic ramen bar and a French cafe, these 10 restaurants in Makati City are going to fill up the next two weeks of your weekday calendar.

1. PEPI CUBANO

Location: Gallardo Street, Makati City
Telephone Number / Delivery Hotline: 880-0389, (0907) 535-7574
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am – 9:00pm
Facebook: Pepi Cubano Sandwich
Twitter: @pepicubano
Instagram: pepicubano

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This place is best to have lunch out with: Solo, BFFs

How to beat Monday Blues: Owing to the popularity of the film Chef starring Jon Favreau, PEPI Cubano has been around since 2006. While you can have the Pan de Bistec delivered to your office in Makati City, it’s better to take a stroll along the beautiful street of Gallardo. My recommendation? Have you and your friend order two different cuban sandwiches and split into two so you can have more variety.

2. LE PETIT SOUFFLE

Location: 3rd Floor Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00am – 9:00pm, Friday to Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Email: lepetitsouffle@gmail.com
Facebook: Le Petit Souffle

Best Restaurants in Makati City 2015 Lunch Outs

This place is best to have lunch out with: BFFs, Groupies

How to beat Monday Blues: Le Petit Souffle’s rainforest, dainty interiors will make you light-hearted in the meantime. The serving sizes at Le Petit Souffle might seem small, but two people can actually share a dish so one won’t easily get tired of its taste. Personal recommendations? The Mac and Cheese, Pork Bourgignon and Japanese Beef Curry Souffle are “just right” dishes that can be split with someone so you can have some room for the Cream Cheese Pancake Souffle.

3. BONDI & BOURKE

Location: Ground Floor Cattleya Realty Condominium, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Official Website: www.bondibourke.com
Telephone Number / Reservations: 09988406268
Facebook: Bondi & Bourke Makati
Instagram: bondibourkeph
Candid Cuisine Review: Bondi and Bourke by Chef Wade Watson

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This place is best to have lunch out with: Groupies

How to beat Monday Blues: Bondi & Bourke is one of those restaurants that you can definitely grab a nice lunch with your friends. Australian Beef Burger, Chicken Parma and Cottage Cheese Pie? It’s a lunch well-served.

4. LAZY BASTARD

Location: Basement, 22 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City
Telephone Number: 02-832-5330
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 3:00am
Official Website and Menu: www.lazybastard.ph
Facebook: Lazy Bastard PH
Instagram: lazybastardph

Best Restaurants in Makati City 2015 Lunch Outs
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This place is best to have lunch out with: Solo, BFFs

How to beat Monday Blues: Forget 8 Cuts, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, and The Beef for a while and go underground greasy with Lazy Bastard. Lazy Bastard’s cheap P160 100% Hamburger Chuck is loaded with fresh onions, tomato, and lettuce in soft pillowy bun, but of course, you’ll certainly get a mouthful of their Create-Your-Own-Breakfast Sandwich.

5. YOUR LOCAL x YARDSTICK

Location: 106 Universal LMS Building, Esteban corner V.A. Rufino Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm; Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Telephone Number / Reservations: 823-6206, 0917-654-3355
Official Website: yourlocal.ph
Facebook: Your Local PH
Instagram: yourlocalph

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This place is best to have lunch out with: Solo, BFFs

How to beat Monday Blues: If you want to feel good about yourself and go hipster, Your Local gets your taste buds all giddy with their Torched Salmon Donburi and Chorizo Burger in Squid Ink Bun. Just like Le Petit Souffle, Your Local serves small yet fulfilling dishes that is great for splitting with a coworker. And don’t forget to grab a nice cuppa at their neighbor, Yardstick.

6. FRANGO’S

Location: 9595 Buma Building Kamagong Street, Barangay San Antonio, Makati City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Telephone Number: 0917 800 7777
Facebook: Frangos.Inc
Instagram: frangos_ph

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This place is best to have lunch out with: Groupies

How to beat Monday Blues: Maybe Senor Pollo’s chicken has roasted way too long, but Frango’s one whole Portuguese style chicken with 12 spices is the perfect dish to share, complete with signature Frango’s Rice.

7. MENDOKORO RAMENBA

Location: Soliman Street, V. Corporate Center, Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227
Telephone Number: (02) 478 9625
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Facebook: Mendokoro Ramenba

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This place is best to have lunch out with: Solo

How to beat Monday Blues: If you can’t wait for the next seat sale for another trip to Japan, Mendokoro Ramenba offers that slurp of authentic Shio, Shoyu and Miso Ramen well below 400 bucks in their neat 25 seater ramen bar. But if it’s payday, best to get the Karai Tokusei with its unique concoction of chicken broth with the pork bones.

8. WILDFLOUR Cafe + Bakery

Location: Frabelle Business Center Building 111 Rada Street Legazpi Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Facebook: Wildflour Bakery + Cafe

Best Restaurants in Makati City 2015 Lunch Outs

This place is best to have lunch out with: Solo, BFFs, Groups of 3-4

How to beat Monday Blues: There aren’t enough reasons why Wildflour is everyone’s favorite spot. But Wildflour’s Braised Beef Kimchi Fried Rice, Brioche French Toast and ultra cheesy Lasagna is going to make you come back for more.

9. FABURRITO

Location: G/F The Columns, Tower 2, Ayala Avenue, Bel-Air Village, Makati City
Telephone Number: 02-576-3533
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Facebook: Faburrito

Best Restaurants in Makati City 2015 Lunch Out

This place is best to have lunch out with: Solo, BFFs

How to beat Monday Blues: Because diet delivery services are becoming a thing of the past, it’s time for Faburrito! Who cares about fresh and healthy? As long as it’s delicious, the side of tacos and burritos aren’t going to make you gain weight anytime soon.

10. NIHONBASHI TEI

Location: 806 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City
Telephone Number: 02-818-8893
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am – 2:00am

Best Restaurants in Makati City 2015 Lunch Outs

This place is best to have lunch out with: Groupies

How to beat Monday Blues: While Izakaya Kikufuji, Seryna and Tsukiji are more popular choices for sushi, Nihonbashi Tei’s wide variety of Japanese dishes and sashimi has earned the vote of Japanese foodies. Personal recommendation? Grab their Meguro Uni-don plus a side of Aji sashimi for a healthy lunch, or even their lunch sets available from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Don’t let the Monday blues drag you down. Remember: Food is always an option.

What do you think of this list? Are there any restaurants in Makati City that you always think of when you want to go on a lunch outside? Share your thoughts on Candid Cuisine!