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“An experience of history”
Review of Barbara's

Barbara's
Ranked #7 of 983 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An experience of history”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you want to experience living in the past and watch a very good culture show while having a tasty dinner.. This restaurant is for you..its like oldies but goodies. And its good to bring your foreigner friends here for them to enjoy a dance, tinikling..

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Aubrey C
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
381 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Very average buffet lunch”
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.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Xexplorer
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Intramuros cafe of 'old colonial Manila'”
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.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Kerrie B
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Manila, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“A must visit for tourist who would like to experience Philippine Dance”
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.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank cresil
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The buffet was not great”
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

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Oswegosailor
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