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“Very average buffet lunch”
Review of Barbara's

Barbara's
Ranked #9 of 1,015 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 August 2014

It was a highly recommended restaurant by the hotel. We could't get a dinner reservation so we went for lunch. They only served buffet during lunch. It was a very average meal and certainly not what we were expecting. The service was quite lay-back and staff mixed up our simple coffee order. It was a meal that we certainly wished we had not had taken It was housed in an old historical building and the ambient was rustic and quite charming. I am very curious what is offered during dinner that it received such high recommended from the hotel.

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2  Thank Xexplorer
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I could have sworn I went back in time finding this quaint and pretty little cafe, tucked away from the busy streets of Intramuros. White tablecloths, gorgeously styled bar, stone walls and as fresh and clean as the day it was built draw you in for either a quick lunch or just coffee or a cool drink. The food is light, just what you need on a hot, humid day and the service is friendly and efficient. Just through the arch is a lovely courtyard letting the breeze breathe though.
A must for that perfect photo opportunity but you will definitely enjoy the food and ambiance. There was nothing to fault with this little eatery even the costs were more than reasonable.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I been here several times with my foreign guests and they all enjoyed the cultural dance show and even experienced dancing tinikling which is our national dance. Buffet food is just okay over all I would highly recommend this restaurant for its dinner with cultural show.

1  Thank cresil
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The food was not great, but the show was wonderful. It's a shame with all the great local food that the buffet was rather bland, dry, and tasteless

1  Thank Oswegosailor
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We were looking forward to eating here after our Bambike Tour, but ended up (mistakenly and unfortunately) at the cafe....which is close-by. We had lunch here and it was pretty bad. Salads were embarrassing and overall quality was the complete opposite of what we have read about the restaurant and buffet. We will be careful to get it right next time.....am wondering whether 'Barbara' is responsible for the cafe too!! Staff were pleasant but an experience to be avoided despite this.

1  Thank Andy K
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