Dinner at Bayleaf Intramuros

I love Old Manila!  I used to think I was born in the wrong period and I should have been contemporaries with Maria Clara.  We would have been BFFs and probably be part of the “in” circle.  I like the houses, the cobble-stoned roads, the language and even the food (which I’m guessing would be paella).

So when hubby suggested that for our anniversary dinner, we try Bayleaf’s rooftop resto – Skydeck View Bar, right in the heart of Intramuros, I immediately said yes!  The other option is the fancy restaurant in Tagaytay which I would have loved to go to the previous year.  We’ll save that for another celebration.

Anyway, I was instantly enamored with the view.  It’s the side of Manila I don’t get to see too often.

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And even if it was a weeknight,the place was full.  Good thing we had reservations for the buffet dinner.

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The resto is being ran by the LPU culinary and HRM students (I assume) as it’s right beside the school, and the servers are young.  The buffet selection is a bit limited but tasty.  I particularly like the paella and the dessert bar.  I wish I had pictures of the food, but since we came from the office and we don’t want to stay out late, we ate like 2 famished people who seem to have not eaten for a week.

The resto is a date place, although we saw quite a few groups celebrating birthdays.  The ambience is nice, made even nicer by the chilly night and the view.

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It was definitely one for the books!  Hope we can bring the kids next time.

Bayleaf Intramuros

Muralla cor Victoria Sts.

Intramuros, 1002 Manila

Tel. No. +632-318.00

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