The Belle & Dragon
May 11, 2018
Legaspi Village has become one of the hippest spots in Manila these days, with a trendy range of gastropubs, coffee shops, and nightlife spots recently swinging open their doors. The Belle & Dragon is hands down one of the best of the bunch, as the stylish gastropub excels and impresses at both ends of the gastronomical and cocktail spectrum. As you approach The Belle & Dragon, one of the first things you will notice is the attention to detail in the design. Arched windows on the outside veranda and a light wood bar with marble top on the inside set an extremely classy tone, and indicate from the outset this isn’t going to be your typical gastropub experience. Perusing the menu, you will certainly find pub classics like double burgers and bangers & mash, but for each traditional staple, you will also find a unique dish like garlic umami chips – thick cut fries topped with confit garlic, shaved Parmesan, dried seaweed. The creativity carries over to the cocktail card as well with signature cocktails such as the Crossbow – gin, citrus liqueur, and creme de cacao – and Carlito’s Way – tequila, grapefruit, egg white, and a touch of chilli – leading the way. Pour into this mix craft beers, international sports being broadcast on the big screens. and DJs spinning to one of Manila’s best looking crowds, and you’ll leave convinced that The Belle & Dragon is easily one of the most well-rounded venues in town.