in Manila

In an elegant space within the Casa Manila complex, Barbara’s does a buffet dinner that includes a cultural show (7.15pm) with traditional music and dances such as tinikling (traditional dance using sliding bamboo poles). The cultural show costs P350 if you order à la carte. This is white-tablecloth fine dining for the wannabe colonialist in you.

Downstairs is an outdoor coffee shop (open 8am to 7pm) serving sandwiches and light bites.