Hobbit House in Manila - Philippines
Having been in business since 1973, the Hobbit House in Manila has remained one of the citys finest exponents of quality dining and good music too. If you want to go to a restaurant in Metro Manila where you can dine and chill, this can be a good place to hang out.
The name of the Hobbit House is derived from the fact that at the front of the bar are murals featuring characters from J.R. Tolkiens works. The interior of the bar is also filled with the artwork depicting the Lord of the Rings. The highlight however, are the food and drinks.
If you love beer and alcoholic beverages, the Hobbit House will not disappoint as there are over 100 types to choose from including Russian Vodka, tequila, beers of various flavors and of course Filipino drinks, including the renowned Lambanog (a strong drink consisting mainly of coconut liquor). There are several imported beers on tap, including Duvel, King Pilsner and Harp Lager, all of which are priced between 190 to 230 Php.
Of course, the Hobbit House also features top of the line delicacies. Consider trying their beef steak for only 250 Php ($5), American steak for 500 Php ($10), as well as several flavorful pastas for under 200 Php. Available for 180 Php are the delicious Taquitos, tacos with salsa, and there are also several sausages and cheeses.
There are other added attractions in the Hobbit House such as the Remembrance, Ye Olde Bistro, where you can just relax and play some pool with your buddies. The music is also an integral of the atmosphere; every night there are different performers, playing the very best of classic rock, reggae and jazz. If you love the blues, there are also bands that dish it out.
The Hobbit House is located at 1212 M.H. Del Pilar corner Arquiza St. in Malate, Manila. It is just a short distance away from the Ermita Church, and the nearest hotel is the Hyatt. It is open everyday from 5 in the afternoon until two in the morning. The website is www.hobbithousemanila.com. Bookings and table reservations can be done at their website. The telephone numbers are (02) 484-44-35 and (02) 521-76-04. The fax number is (02) 525-34-15.
Eating out need not be a dull affair; if you want your culinary experience to be a little different, the Hobbit House in Manila can open your senses to the possibilities in nighttime dining in the countrys capital.