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Writer's Bar at Raffles Makati

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1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, Luzon 1227, Philippines
+63 2 555 9777
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed high tea and more at the Writer's Bar. The servers were fab and efficient. On our second stay, our flight was delated 5 hours late so we were late for tea, but out butler and the Bar gave us a great surprise instead. (As an aside, don't fly Philippines Airlines.) We had a light meal in the... More 

Thank MplsMark
Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a business lunch there and we shared tapas food together, everything was beautifully cooked and presented, well worth the cost, Long Island Tea, wow only have one, very potent!

Thank jc07perth
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I've visited Raffles in Singapore, so was eager to to see what the Manila version of this iconic chain had to offer. Sadly it wasn't half as good as the original. Perhaps the lack of colonial charm is what create an almost clinical atmosphere in the hotel, not much warmth. I was here for the afternoon tea and as part... More 

Thank TravellingLX
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

There is no doubt the Raffles hotel group are stunning hotels and whilst the Manila Raffles does not have the old worldly colonial charm of Singapore, it is a beautiful hotel in Manila. One could forget one was in Manila because this hotel is like any other beautiful hotel around the world. I was part of a large birthday party,... More 

Hong Kong, China
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We are here for drinks after a long day meeting and on a rainy Friday evening! There are seven of us and prefer to sit here than in The Long Bar, more quiet and good for girls chat! We ordered some drinks and snacks and had a great time!

Thank bridgeways
Metro Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2016

nice interior.. cozy ambiance, great for lounging around or meeting with friends.. lovely food presentation.. yummy spread right on your table.. would go back again.. and again..

Thank mrotero8
General Santos, Philippines
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I am very happy to have seen this bar. It is cozy, beautiful, quiet amidst busy Makati. Service is great. Food is expectedly more expensive than what you would get in other restaurants but it was all worth it.

Thank Cathybolodo
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

It wasn't what I was expecting. I thought service is better than other hotels in Makati, like in Shangri-la and New World. A few food selection on their menu. Food is not as tasty and good as what I was expecting. Presentation is not appetizing at all.

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Wasted 2 hours finding this place Wrong adress and map.. this is supposed to be a five star place Get this basics right you lazy buggers.. I noticed now this has been mentioned before a few times They obviously are to lazy to read their reviews

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Makati, Philippines
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376 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Serves a good high tea in a quiet environment also club sandwich here is extremely good and the cakes as well

Thank karl m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, Luzon 1227, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: +63 2 555 9777
The Writers Bar at Raffles Makati is styled as a library, taking a modern interpretation of the original Writers Bar from Raffles Singapore. This bar is a tribute to the writers who have stayed at the Raffles Singapore or have written about it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?