If you’re looking for a place to eat fine dining style in Makati, you can check out Blackbird Restaurant located at Ayala Triangle Park.
Originally, this restaurant was an airport back in 1937 until 1947. This was the first modern and commercial international airport during World War 2. Japanese and American soldiers alike used this place as base.
When the war was over, the Ayala Group of Companies decided to leave the architecture as it was pre-war to remind people that this was the leading transportation and communication site. Some of you may remember the place as the Filipinas Heritage Library until it became Blackbird Restaurant.
This restaurant serves contemporary European and Asian dishes. The place can fill up quickly so it’s best to make reservations ahead of time.
This is the lounge area where you can wait for awhile if your companions are not around yet or you’re early for your reservation.
There’s also a bar area in the lounge so if you feel like grabbing a drink or two before dinner, you can order here.
The hallway that leads inside the restaurant.
Didn’t get to take photos inside as we were seated outside. Dine al fresco while it’s still cold! It’s beautiful outside.
We were a group of six to seven people so we ordered quite a lot. For starters we ordered tempura eggplant
Prawn scotch eggs, betel leaves, coconut chili sambal
and twice cooked beef short rib sweet fish sauce hot and sour salad
We also ordered two kinds of pizza. This is the mushrooms, guanciale, fontina, thyme and truffle oil.
And this is the Italian sausage, fennel tomatoes mozzaa and chili pizza.
Pasta was also ordered. This is the portobello mushroom asparagus fontina, truffle oil lasagna.
and this is the linguine, mussels, squid, sweet shrimp, saffron, roast tomato
For the main dishes, we ordered lamb rendang fried egg pickles rice
Blackbird fish pie salmon, smoked trout, sweet shrimps, creamy leeks, potato crush
And also dry rubbed wagyu hanger steak, mustard butter and fries.
The servings according to Blackbird staff are good for 1 person only however it’s quite big enough for sharing.
We moved to a more secluded spot for dessert since we originally planned to order cocktail drinks as well and the bar was nearer that area.
For dessert, we had the cheesecake, macadamia praline, banana brulee, dulce de leche .
We also had the burnt butter and vanilla seed ice creams, chocolate brownie, candied pop corn, salted caramel.
If you’re planning to dine here, I would suggest a budget of Php1,000 – Php1,500 per person.
Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Park
Makati Ave, Makati
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
(02) 828 4888