Can’t decide what to eat? Then head off to Lamp Quarters where there are eight restaurants serving different types of cuisine to choose from such as Italian, French, Japanese, Filipino, Bulgarian. Yes, the first ever Bulgarian restaurant in the country is found here.
After months of searching, the owners of Lamp Quarters, inspired by the famous Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California, finally settled on the eight restaurants that serve their own unique dishes occupying different dining places.
-Ahlee’s is known for its steaks and ribs.
-Bubba Lab Finest ha teas, juices and coffee varieties.
-Chives Market is a French bistro serving not only French dishes but also Filipino food cooked using French techniques.
-Dong Juan is famous for American and Italian cuisine such as burgers, pizzas and pastas.
-Mehana specializes on Bulgarain cuisine cooked and prepared by its Bulgarian owner. It is the first Bulgarian restaurant in the country and is known for its tasty sausages.
-Silyo Dmiela caters to those craving for Kapampangan dishes such as its famous sisig.
-Tongara Ramen serves authentic Japanese ramen.
-Wingfather Wings and Booze serves chicken wings and a variety of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
These restaurants are all homegrown Filipino restaurants. Some of them are from Marikina, others from nearby Antipolo or Quezon City. They avoided restaurants that are found in almost every corner of Metro Manila and in shopping malls.
Aside from its rows of restaurants, shaped like a “U”, there is a courtyard at the center with tables and chairs where diners can eat out, especially at night when it is breezy, for a more romantic vibe. Most of the activities in Lamp Quarters such as concerts and painting with moms and kids are done here.
Last Mother’s Day, the Marikina Youth Orchestra from the Music Studio, serenaded not only mothers but all the customers. On Valentine’s day, it was an all-male acapella group who made hearts swoon and flowers bloom.
The courtyard, with its plants and blooms, has become a favorite spot for families who crave for their own gardens at home.
Gil Fernando St., Centro De Buenviaje, Sto. Niño, Marikina
0917 652 0324
Sunday to Thrusday : 11am to 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 1am
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