Great Food PLUS 18Php Cocktails Only at Eighteen Bistro!

Written By clapalisoc on Thursday, 2 June 2016 | 11:56

We were in Tomas Morato weeks ago and one recommended stop for some cocktails was Eighteen Bistro. We went here for their 18Php Cocktails from 6PM to 9PM. We were ready to get drunk when they told us that each person who will avail the promo would need to avail of at least one main dish. This caught us off guard coz we were already VERY FULL coming from H Cuisine. Nevertheless, we still ordered food for sharing and asked for our first round of cocktails.

We got the following –-

Mushroom Risotto from Eighteen Bistro Tomas Morato
Mushroom Risotto for 355Php

This was one of my favorites from the mains that we ordered. Imagine a thick and creamy sauce that was slow-cooked with Arborio Rice and fresh Portobello Mushrooms. It had the right amount of cream which was made extra interesting by the earthy flavor from the fresh mushrooms. Each spoonful was packed with flavors and this dish can get you stuffed at no time.

Spicy Portobello and Cream Cheese Pasta
Spicy Portobello and Cream Cheese Pasta for 310Php

If there is a single pasta dish that I would urge you to order here, this would be it! This was my ULTIMATE favorite that night. It may look so simple, just your plain white sauce pasta but I tell you, this dish packs an extra punch! 

Spicy Portobello and Cream Cheese Pasta
Must Order Pasta when in Eighteen Bistro!

The pasta was perfectly cooked and each strand was generously coated with the rich white sauce that had hints of earthy goodness from the mushrooms and extra creaminess from the cream cheese. The kick of the cayenne pepper will hit you after appreciating the sauce. Don’t worry, it’s not stubbornly spicy, it was mildly spiced actually which was just right to bring out that omp factor. Seriously good!

Chicken Parmigiana from Eighteen Bistro Tomas Morato
Chicken Parmigiana for 320Php

This was just an okay dish for me. Served on a bed of Mushroom Rice Pilaf that was flavorful, the tender chicken breast was breaded and baked with tomato stew and mozzarella on top. I think this must be eaten right away coz the chicken has the tendency to get dry though it was flavorful.

Roasted Pork Belly from Eighteen Bistro Tomas Morato
Roasted Pork Belly for 350Php

Slow-roasted for 3 hours, this pork belly was tender and was plated nicely. It was served with Moscato Jus and Potato Terrine that we all thought to be pineapple slices! This was good and the meat had the right amount of fat trimming but I didn’t get to appreciate it that much because I was too full. I’m still willing to give this another try next time.

For the cocktails, we got one of each –

18Php Cocktails Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour was the first one served. It was refreshing with a strong kick of alcohol, or at least that’s how I would describe it. Loved the citrus kick but it was my least favorite among the three cocktails that we’ve had.

18Php Cocktails Planter's Punch

Then we had the Planter’s Punch which had a beautiful red color. It had rum in it, Grenadine syrup and pineapple juice. It was on the sweet side and I liked it! It didn’t come as strong for me and it was as if I was just drinking some juice.

18php Cocktails Gin Fizz

Gin Fizz was the last cocktail to be served. It had gin in it and lemon choice and I think this was shaken with ice and topped with carbonated water to give it a “fizz.” I liked this as well. It was light and a perfect summer cocktail.

18Php Cocktails at Eighteen Bistro Tomas Morato
More Amaretto Sour!

Every 18th of the month they run this promo with 5 featured cocktails available from 12noon until closing. During regular days, happy hour starts at 6PM until 9PM, still with 18Php cocktails but the selection differs on a daily basis and they offer 3 cocktails for you to avail. Not bad at all.

Eighteen Bistro Tomas Morato Details
Inside Eighteen Bistro

Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience. I loved the industrial design of the place with some modern touches such as wood installments and chalk board wall that served as canvass for their social media details and promotions. The place though was a little small and can get cramped when packed.

Customer service was top notch because of Martin! I have to give Martin two thumbs up because he was all alone that night! When we came in, there were about two other servers but they buzzed out and Martin was left all alone. He was the order taker, barista and the server all at the same time. There were delays here and there but that was totally forgivable! The best thing about Martin was his attitude. He never gave us a frown and served with a smile the entire time. 

Eighteen Bistro is a place that is worth coming back to despite our distance from Tomas Morato. Hubby and I agreed that we shall visit again!

5 out of 5 Stars for Eighteen Bistro!

--- Eighteen Bistro: 51B Sct. Rallos St., Laging Handa, Quezon City

Eighteen Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

About clapalisoc

I am a workaholic mom who is also trying to be the best wife ever. I am a self proclaimed food lover, a frustrated cook and pastry master. I have a thing for books and scrap booking fills up my free time. Blogging? It's something I do once in a while when I can squeeze in some "me time" in this super busy life.


  1. They definitely deserve applause for the nice selection of bread and the service at this place which was good from start to finish. The mass produced filet was too good. This is the best place for hosting great events. The event space San Francisco can accommodate as many as 850 guests or as little as 50.


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