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10 Affordable Restaurants in BGC for Foodies on a Budget

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Anyone who’s been to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will love with its alfresco restaurants and cafes, pocket parks, and museums and art centers. But come on, we also know that BGC can be expensive.

If you’re hungry for some awesome eats but your wallet’s feeling a bit light, fear not! Here we’ve scouted the streets of BGC to unearth the best bang-for-your-buck dining spots that won’t break the bank. We’re talking about restaurants where you can eat from P200-300 to mid-range dishes costing up to P500.

Get ready to bookmark these affordable restaurants in BGC for your next food trip in this modern business district.

1. Recovery Food

Recovery Food
(Photo by Recovery Food)

24/7 deliciousness that heals the soul! Got the late-night munchies or the post-gym growls? Whether it’s a comforting bowl of hot noodle soup or a hearty rice meal of tapsilog, crispy adobo, or sisig, Recovery Food’s comfort dishes are all we need.

Address: Crossroads BGC and Stopover BGC

2. Hawker Chan

Hawker Chan - signature soya sauce chicken
Soya sauce chicken.

When it comes to affordable restaurants in BGC that offer great food, one of the top choices is Hawker Chan.

Hawker Chan brings the flavors of Singapore’s famous hawker stalls right in the country. Originally started in Singapore, this restaurant shot to fame after receiving a Michelin star in 2016, making it the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal at the time.

Don’t miss their signature dish — soya sauce chicken rice. They also offer other Singaporean favorites, such as char siew (barbecue pork), roasted pork, and beef brisket which you can pair with either rice or noodles.

Address: One Bonifacio High Street Mall

3. Nanyang Restaurant

Food at Nanyang Restaurant
Nasi lemak and prawn laksa.

Looking for a budget-friendly brunch spot along Bonifacio High Street? Check out Nanyang, which serves the flavors of Southeast Asia right up in its warm, brightly lit space.

For a quick meal that will fuel you through the day, try their kaya toast set which comes with coffee or tea of your choice. Or have nasi lemak with fried chicken, a beloved dish by both Malaysians and Singaporeans. And the laksa? Simply a spicy, coconutty splash of bliss.

The food here will warm your insides without draining your wallet.

Address: Bonifacio High Street and Bonifacio One Technology Tower

4. Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings

At Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings, the star of the show is undoubtedly the buffalo wings. These crispy, flavorful wings are prepared using a secret recipe that combines the perfect blend of spices and sauces to create a mouthwatering taste. Whether you prefer them mild, spicy, or extra spicy, there’s a flavor to suit every palate.

Aside from the food, Frankie’s also offers a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for a meal enjoyed alone or with friends.

Address: Crossroads BGC and SM Aura

5. Marugame Udon

Marugame Udon
(Photo by Marugame Udon)

Get ready to slip into noodle nirvana at Marugame Udon, one of the most popular Japanese restaurant chains in the Philippines. This restaurant is known for its delicious and freshly made udon noodles, served in piping hot bowls of flavorful broth, with a range of toppings and accompaniments to choose from, including tempura, tofu, vegetables, and more.

In addition to its signature udon dishes, Marugame Udon also offers a variety of side dishes and small bites to complement your meal. From crispy tempura and flavorful rice bowls to fresh salads and sushi rolls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Marugame Udon.

Address: Bonifacio High Street, Bench Tower BGC, and Uptown Mall

6. Krapow MNL

Affordable, good-tasting Thai restaurants are hard to find, so if you’re in BGC, don’t forget to check out Krapow MNL!

Krapow MNL serves authentic Thai street food. They are named after the dish pad krapow (holy basil stir-fry), which comes with the meat of your choice: gai (chicken), moo krob (cirpsy pork), moo sub (minced pork), or neua (beef). They also serve crowd-favorites such as pad thai and other noodle dishes, curries, and mango sticky rice.

Krapow is where you go to fall in love with Thai food over and over again, and the best part? Your wallet will hardly feel the pinch.

Aside from BGC, Krapow also has a branch in Poblacion, Makati.

Address: High Street South Corporate Plaza

7. Medley Modern Mediterranean

Medley Modern Mediterranean - one of the affordable restaurants in BGC
(Photo by Medley Modern Mediterranean)

Explore the flavors and textures at Medley Modern Mediterranean in Bonifacio High Street. From its humble beginnings as a kiosk at Legaspi Sunday Market, this restaurant is now one of the popular restaurants in BGC offering good value for money.

Try their bestseller rice bowls including falafel crunch, beef kofte, and levantine chicken Or order bread with hummus and other dips. They also offer pita sandwiches, laffa wraps, pizza, and salad.

With its sumptuous and healthy menu, Medley Modern Mediterranean is a great option for those looking for good food and those who want to explore new dishes.

Address: Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street

8. Chimac Chicken & Beer

If you’re looking for affordable restaurants in BGC where you can hang out with your friends and start the weekend right, then head to Chimac Chicken & Beer.

Inspired by the South Korean concept, this restaurant offers a laid-back atmosphere and a variety of regular and flavored chicken fried to perfection, along with cold beer and other drinks. You can also find Korean favorites such as tteokbokki, ramen, and fried rice.

Address: Bellagio Tower 2, Forbestown Road

9. Go Bento

Go Bento
(Photo by Go Bento)

Whether you’re looking to dine in or grab a food to go, Go Bento is a decent restaurant in BGC you should check out. Go Bento offers affordable Japanese dishes, with customizable bento boxes that suit your preference!

A regular bento comes with your option of rice and viand (chicken teriyaki, katsu, tempura, etc.), miso soup, and veggies. Or you can upsize with their Big Bento, ideal for those with large appetites. They also serve donburi, ramen, and other sides such as sushi rolls.

Address: The Spa Building, Bonifacio High Street

10. Kanto Freestyle Breakfast

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast
(Photo by Kanto Freestyle Breakfast)

By now, the name Kanto Freestyle Breakfast has become synonymous with delicious and affordable breakfast fare in the Philippines. They serve everything from champorado to silog meals, fluffy pancakes, and pandesal which comes with a variety of fillings. Drinks range from kapeng barako and hot choco to fun options like iskrambol and fresh fruit shakes.

Vibrant, unapologetic, and downright delicious – Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is your go-to for an epic start to the day.

Address: Avida Cityflex Towers

Tips for eating at affordable restaurants in BGC

It’s easy to find affordable restaurants inside shopping malls, so check out SM Aura, Market! Market!, Uptown Mall, and other shopping centers in the area. Also check out the food court at Mitsukoshi BGC and Food District in One Bonifacio High Street Mall.

Do you have other affordable BGC restaurants to recommend? Let us know in the comment section below!

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