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Five al fresco  dining places  you can visit  in Metro Manila under Alert Level 3

As Metro Manila elevates to Alert Level 3 until October 31, 2021 per Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 143-A , restaurants are now allowed to offer more seats to guests, whether for those vaccinated or the unvaccinated.

 Great Travel team visited the websites and social media pages of 5 luxury hotels in Metro Manila just in case you want to take advantage of the current quarantine status and restore some sense of normalcy. But, note the age restrictions: diners must be 18 to 65 years old; operations follow national and LGU safety guidelines.

1. Straight Up at  Seda-Vertis North

 Located on the 24th level, the hotel roof deck bar is the largest and most premier in the city, offering signature cocktails and a wide assortment of beverages as well as pica-pica amid relaxing lounge music with special entertainment on certain days of the week.

Featured photo & this photo courtesy of Seda Vertis North

Seda Vertis North is located in the economic hub of Quezon City, one of the most progressive cities in Metro Manila. They are open from  4:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Thursday to Saturday only.  For more info, you may visit their website at:

2. The Roof at Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila

Located at the penthouse of the Joy Nostalg Center with a picturesque view of Ortigas city skyline, The Roof is just perfect for al fresco dining. Let their newly curated menu offers and wide selection of drinks satisfy your cravings as you enjoy an amazing view of the cityscape. Take your pick from their variety of mouthwatering dishes such as the Salmon Poke Bowl, for a filling meal with a bit of kick. Let the mix of mango, avocado, tobiko, spicy sriracha aioli, and crispy nori with the unmistakable flavor of salmon fill your palate with joy as you safely unwind with ease.

Photo courtesy of Joy Nostalg Hotel

The Roof at Joy~Nostalg is open Mondays to Sundays from 5 PM to 10 PM. Walk-in guests are welcome within allowable hours following Metro Manila curfew (12 AM to 4 AM). Minimum health standards and contact tracing forms (including PasigPass) should be practiced and are required.

Reservations are highly recommended by contacting them  at (02) 77191160 / (0961) 567 9658 or email

3.  The Nest at Vivere Hotel

If you are living in the south of Metro Manila, The Nest at Vivere Hotel is ideal to hang out. Hovering 31-storey above the Metro South, The Nest flaunts a most breathtaking view of the skyline-making it truly a magical place to make memories happen.

 A rich selection of international cuisine, continuously being innovated by their R&D Team-focuses on comfort food and the like. Pair that with hand-crafted cocktails (who doesn’t love a good sangria?), cozy corners in the midst of breathtaking views, entice those longing for more intimate contemplation.

Photo taken from Vivere Hotel FB Page

 Open daily from 5:30 AM to 12MN. Reservations are not required but are highly encouraged for guaranteed seating.  For reservation parties of 20 persons and above, please contact them at

 4.  Mirèio at Raffles Makati

 Mirèio is an elegant brasserie-style restaurant offering Provençal-inspired cuisine. This Raffles Makati’s newest dining destination is named after the most notable work and a famous poem by Nobel Prize-winning poet Frederic Mistral written in 1859. It is Mistral’s tender tribute to his beloved Provence, from the beauty of the countryside and coast to the intricacies of the l’occitane language.

Photo taken from Raffles Makati FB Page

 Mirèio is open for lunch from Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, offering 2-course or 3-course set meals that offer different choices for appetizers, main courses, desserts, and one round of non-alcoholic beverages.

 Mirèio is also open for dinner on Wednesdays to Sundays, from 5 pm to 10 pm. Fully vaccinated guests are welcome for indoor dining with proof of vaccination, while Mirèio Terrace serves al fresco dining for all guests regardless of vaccination status. Reservations are required for guaranteed seating.

  Book your table by visiting their website at or by calling  (632) 7795-0777. You may also email them at

 5.  Samba at Shangrila The Fort

 If you are craving for something South American cuisine, you can hop on to Shangri-la-The Forth’s Samba. Here you can discover and taste the flavors of Peru, Spain, and the Philippines. With a choice of indoor or outdoor seating, the lively beats of the islands as a soundtrack, and panoramic views, diners can’t help but feel in a festive mood.

Photo taken from Shangri-la The Fort FB Page

 Known as the original fusion cuisine, Peruvian fare is the result of more than 500 years of immigration and the integration of Spanish, African, Chinese, and Japanese influences with native Peruvian culture. Throughout the years, Peruvian cuisine has gained more popularity, and now, those in Manila can savor the authentic flavors of Peru at Samba.

 The restaurant is open daily, from 11 am to 10 pm, and for limited indoor and al fresco dining.

By the way, the dress code is smart casual and smoking is not permitted. For more info, you can visit the hotel’s website at:

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