Blackbird at the Nielsen Tower | Review

While I was on the hunt for the perfect restaurant to take my boyfriend for his birthday, I knew the setting and the mood that I wanted but had no idea exactly where that place would be. I pictured a place that’s quiet but interesting, elegant but not too fancy, and of course serves good food but still within budget. After hours (yes, hours) of searching the internet I came across Blackbird. I saw photos, checked the reviews and knew it was the one. To be honest I didn’t know this restaurant existed at first, but I’m so glad I got to try this hidden gem in Makati.


What I Ordered

Prawn Scotch Eggs, Betel Leaves, Coconut Chili Sambal

PHP 280.00
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Italian Sausage, Fennel Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Chili

PHP 480.00


Nasi Goreng, Chicken Satay, Pickled Cucumber, Friend Egg

PHP 580.00


And the best part…


Burnt Butter and Vanilla Seed Ice Cream, Chocolate Brownie, Candied Pop Corn, Salted Caramel

PHP 480.00


If there is one piece of advice I can give you, it’s this- make a reservation.

I called Blackbird to make a reservation 4 days before his birthday, and to my surprise, Blackbird was not available on the date and time that I wanted. Imagine if I hadn’t called prior, then I would’ve showed up there only to find our I need to find somewhere else to go. So, make a reservation! I ended up moving his birthday celebration to the restaurant’s available time and date since I was determined to take him to Blackbird.


I have to be honest, this restaurant is a bit more on the expensive side. So if you’re on a budget, and you just want to try Blackbird, I recommend going for the Burnt Butter only instead of having your entire meal at the restaurant.

Overall, this restaurant is amazing. The food was okay, you can totally skip it if you like. But the dessert was to die for!

If you’ve tried Blackbird, please tell me what to order next time! I might just try it out.

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Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm on weekdays, and 11 am to 12 mn on weekends

8284888 or 8281937