Dinner Date @ The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room

We’ve dined at the Champagne Room of the Manila Hotel a number of times already. However, they were all for specific occasions and grandiose events like the Miss World Thanksgiving Night a year ago.

Dinner Date @ The Champagne Room

Dinner Date at Manila Hotel's Champagne Room
Dinner Date at the Manila Hotel Champagne Room

For the familiar, we know you’d agree that the classic and elegant ambience of The Manila Hotel Champagne room is most suitable for a romantic date.

And that’s what we had a few months ago.

Our original purpose at the Manila Hotel was to join in the celebration of their Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies. After the well-lit event, we had a sudden change of plans and decided to let the rush hour traffic pass.

After confirming an available slot, we took the chance to dine at the Champagne Room which we had wanted to do for the longest time.

The elegant and fashionable Champagne Room
The elegant Champagne Room at the Manila Hotel

The floral upholstered chairs, tassel chandeliers, and live music performances endeared even more,  completing a lovely dinner date any couple would appreciate.

Champagne Room Degustation Set

Here’s what we had that special night featuring the Champagne Room Degustation Set Menu.  Please take note that the menu offering changes every month.

We started the classic French set menu with warm dinner rolls with butter and paté on the side.

dinner rolls with butter and pate
Dinner Rolls with butter and paté
Champagne appetizer
Cold-smoked duck breast pear Waldorf Salad in blueberry dressing
Manila Hotel's Champagne Room
Manila Hotel‘s Champagne Room

It was followed by the appetiser – a cold-smoked duck breast pear Waldorf salad in blueberry dressing. It was a good one, palate-pleasing, and refreshing.

We were just slightly surprised actually, as we had high expectations from the fine-dining restaurant, to start with.

For the much anticipated soup, a heart-warming Roasted Kumara Winter Squash Soup cooked with local lobster, sunflower seeds, micro greens came in very comforting.

Roasted Kumara Winter Squash Soup
Roasted Kumara Winter Squash Soup
Wild Mushrooms Ravioli
Wild Mushrooms Ravioli

A prelude to the mains was the innocent-looking Wild Mushrooms Ravioli with light cepes cream. It turned out be our favorite in the set. 😉

In between, a scoop of the Red Dragon Fruit Sorbet was served to cleanse our taste buds; a break before the mains.

Red Dragon Fruit Sorbet
Red Dragon Fruit Sorbet

Service-wise, the Champagne Room‘s hotel-quality service remains outstanding.

For the main dish, the Surf and Turf consisted of pan-seared scallops with crispy fried pork belly sous vide pommery sauce, Madeira sauce, garlic chives potato puree, baby carrots and French beans.

Although the serving size was too much for us, we did not let it pass. We were able to finish it anyway as the meat was tender and juicy. The sauce complements well with the pork belly and potato puree.

Surf and Turf
Pan-Seared Scallops with Crispy Fried Pork Belly
Artisanal French Cheese
Artisanal French Cheese

We punctuated the mains with a serving of artisanal French Cheese set.

For sweet endings, a warm chocolate pudding made more special with Tahitian vanilla beans sauce and a creamy nougat ice-cream.

Warm Chocolate Pudding
Warm Chocolate Pudding with ice cream
Classic and elegant Champagne Room
The floral upholstered chairs, tassel chandeliers, and live music performances endeared even more“.

The Champagne Room is open mainly for dinner, from Mondays to Saturdays. This Gustatory Dinner set costs Php 3,400 / person or Php 3,900 / person with a choice of sparkling wine, red, or white wine by the glass.

Know more about the Manila Hotel and the Champagne Room from their website.

Have you dined at The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room or celebrated any special occasions such as, perhaps, a wedding, a debut or a corporate event? Share your experiences or review with us in the comments below!

Dinner for 2 at Champagne Room
Seats for Two at the Champagne Room

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Although we were not dressed for the occasion, this sudden fine-dining dinner date is one for the books! The cost of a Champagne Room dinner is certainly not cheap, but the experience and quality of food & service makes it all worth it. We’ll surely be back!

Jonel & Marjorie Uy
Mr. & Mrs. Jonel & Marjorie Uy are the blogger couple 'seated' behind SeatsForTwo.com, Know more about her at LivingMarjorney.com and him at BloggerManila.com

7 thoughts on “Dinner Date @ The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room

  1. had a bad experience with them. i was with my boyfriend and they treated us as if they havent seen any gay couples in their entire life

  2. Hi, do you have their reservation email? I have used the email listed on their website to enquire reservation and corkage charge but have yet to receive a reply. It has been days and this makes me wonder about their service quality.

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