Gourmet Bar by Novotel

Novotel Manila, General Aguinaldo Ave. cor. General McArthur Ave., Araneta Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Gourmet Bar by Novotel
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5.0 Stars

Team Kaladkarin was invited by the Novotel management for another eat up at one of their restaurants called Gourmet Bar.


Gourmet Bar is one the restaurants inside Novotel. Catering a 24 hour service daily. Most of the customers were from the hotel and BPO industry around the vicinity of The Araneta Center Cubao.

The interior set-up of the place make us comfortable. It's like you're in a VIP lounge.


127829Scallop and Champagne Veloute for Php450.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127829Pizza Lungga Bresaola con Rucola e Grana for Php450.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127829Gambas Al Ajillo for Php500.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127829Black Linguine with Crab Paste for Php380.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127829Norweigan Smoked Salmon and Avruga Caviar for Php650.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127829Beef Kaldereta Sliders for Php480.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127829Chef's Double Burger for Php650.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127829Unleaded Cucumber for Php280.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

"You need to have money to dine at Gourmet Bar 'coz it's inside a 5-star hotel. And for the first timer you should try the Scallop and Champagne Veloute as a starter. The soup will keep you're appetite boost. The Gambas Al Ajillo and Norweigan Smoked Salmon and Avruga too, best way to eat those is to pair with you favorite cocktails or wine."


Angela Silvestre accommodated us well. The staff of Gourmet Bar were very attentive in providing excellent service.

Thank you for having us Gourmet Bar.

*The event was sponsored and paid by the management of Novotel.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars

Hey stalkers, when did you last visit the Gourmet Bar at Novotel? They just recently revamped their menu and this review highlights the dishes that you should not miss when you visit the place. And just in case you haven't tried this one yet, allow me to show you what you should choose!

128204128525 Norwegian Smoked Salmon ang Avruga Caviar @650PhP
These are good portion of salmon with caviar on top. Anyone who loves salmon sashimi should go and try this. It also got chives, mozzarella as garnishes plus crispy sweet potatoes for a dynamic texture.

128204128525 Gambas al Ajillo @500PhP
One entree for their Spanish tapas, the prawn size is considered hearty, dressed in olive oil, sweet chilli sauce, and paprika, this is good to go with the garlic bread.

128204128525 Black Linguine with Crab Paste @380PhP
Want to try squid ink without staining your teeth? Try this black pasta linguine smothered with talangka (crab) paste. This seafood pasta is not complete without those filling maya-maya or lapu-lapu cubes. Serving is good to share for two if you aren't famished.

128204128525 Pizza Lungga Bresaola con Rucola e Grana @380PhP
I love how fresh this "'thin' crust oblongish pizza tastes especially if it's served hot. The parma ham and flaked parmesan cheese really hoes well with the crunchy crust.

128204128525 Scallop and Champagne Velouté @450PhP
This just got me wowed, the highlight for me during the event: pureed scallops mixed with a little warmed champagne. To be poured, served right in front of you. More fresh scallops swimming in the thick soup.

128204128525 Beef Kaldereta Sliders @480PhP
I love how they made these tender savory beef kaldereta into a burger slider. Trully a must try.

128204 Chef's Double Burger @650PhP
For me, this quarter pounder burger was just okay, but it's really going to stuff your stomach with pure grass fed cow. Hurray for the bacon component!!

128204128525 Unleaded Cucumber @280PhP
This is my favorite drink. Green power--Mint, cucumber and lime all mixed in a sweet soda. Feel the wind in your hair!!

I encourage you all to try Gourmet Bar-- it will not fail you to bring flavorful and quality food. Service is always above average. Because Novotel is an international company, my experience at Gourmet Bar has been a very good one.


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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars

I’ve officially moved back home! Manila, I have missed you, your consistent hustle and bustle and your continuously growing food scene! It truly was the best the best first day back having an eat-up in another one of Novotel Manila’s F&B outlets. This time, Team K was treated to a wonderful dining experience in their lobby restaurant, Gourmet Bar. 128571

Gourmet Bar operates 24/7, serving ala carte International cuisine. They take pride in their sustainable farm to table food, and it really translates in the flavors of their creations. Everything we had was absolutely amazing! The proteins were perfectly cleaned and cooked, the veggies were all crisp and the seafood taste sweet and fresh. 128571

1.) Sun-Kissed Fizz (Gourmet Cocktail)
There were two beverages served but I only tried this one, because after one sip I fell in love with it. Hahaha 128568 It had mango juice, calamansi juice, mint leaves and lemonade. It was very refreshing and very delicious! The citrusy flavor was well balanced with the sweetness and the freshness of the mint leaves. It was a really good beverage as it pairs well to all the food served to us. 128568

2.) Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Avruga Caviar
Served with chives buffalo mozzarella garnished with crispy sweet potato
This was amazing! Every bite was bursting with flavors! The fish tasted so fresh, so plump it was almost sweet. The sauce and the caviar was divine, and the cheese mousse went so well with the salmon. The kamote crisp gave the dish a nice contrast in texture and a balance of flavor. I could easily finish an order of this all by myself! 128571

3.) Homemade Bocconcini and Organic Cherry Tomatoes
Marinated cherry tomato and mozzarella with truffle-basil pesto and aged balsamic soil
This was great too! It may appear very simple, but it was actually very flavorful! The balsamic soil in particular was the bomb! It was light and hearty at the same time. The cherry tomatoes they used tasted so fresh, juicy and new. 128568

4.) Scallop & champagne velouté
This was fantastic! It was thick soup exploding with the fresh flavor of scallop in every spoonful. It was very well manifested they only use the best of ingredients because the scallop was so fresh that its sweetness was very pronounced. The soup was good enough to enjoy with a cup of rice actually or a warm bread roll. Omygosh, it was love in a bowl. 128571

5.) Pizza lunga bresaola con rucola e grana
If we weren’t eating so much food, I probably would have had more than a slice of this pizza. This was actually very good! I liked that the crust was quite thick but still very light and airy. I liked that they did not scrimp on toppings either. Sooo good! 128568

6.) Black linguine with crab paste
Homemade black pasta, with talangka paste, locally farmed rocket, and crispy Maya-Maya cubes
OMG, this was amazing and one of my favorites too! (Take note, I really couldn’t pick just one favorite because everything we had was absolutely delicious!) The consistency of the pasta was perfectly al dente. The talangka paste was to die for, I think I can enjoy the sauce with a cup of steamed white rice. The fish was sooooo good! The dish was wonderfully seasoned, and the ingredients they used were again fresh. They have their own farm, kudos to their sustainable food. 128571

7.) Beef Caldereta slider
With red onion, gherkins and organic Baguio lettuce on pandesal
Just ansarap! I loved this so much, I told myself I will only take a bite since there was so much more food to try. But I couldn’t help it hahaha I finished one slider. It was soooo gooooood!!! The meat was tender and the sauce was excellent! It was like a Pinoy sloppy Joe, and I absolutely love it! 128571

8.) Chef’s double burger
Minced pure grass fed beef topped with Comté cheese, fried eschalots, bacon, organic grown tomato and romain lettuce served in pandesal
This was great too! I liked that the texture of the patties were all so juicy and tender. The burger was very well seasoned, and I liked that they used the very Pinoy pandesal as the bread. They toast the bread with butter too, it gave the burger more awesomeness! 128568

9.) Gambas al ajillo
Prawns from Roxas in garlic, bio olive oil, chili and sweet paprika served with garlic bread
Again another winner among the dishes served to us! The prawns were so plump and the sauce was absolutely delicious! It was spicy and garlicky with just the perfect amount of sweetness from the fresh prawns. 128571

10.) Churros, 2 ways
With vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
It was the best way to end the meal. There’s always room for dessert. The ice cream they used was also available in their ice cream shop in the lobby. I’ll write about that separately because our gracious host even let us choose more flavors. The churros was great. It was crispy on the outside but still creamy and just a tad undercooked on the inside. It was actually really good! 128568

They also served us a couple of Indian items that aren’t on the menu, but may very well be served as a special request. Novotel Manila really takes pride of their Indian chef, and I must say he deserves it. His food is authentic and definitely delicious. We were fortunate enough to enjoy another batch of his wonderful cheese naan! 128568

Visit Gourmet Bar today! Definitely a must visit! 128571 Good times with Team K! 10084️ Christina R Kristin A Sandy P Jayson J EJ B (thanks again for styling the table for a flatlay)

***Note: This was a sponsored event of Novotel for Team Kaladkarin.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Happiness is only real when shared with your loved ones. Beating the summer heat with my family with this outrageous ice cream sharing bowl last Sunday after hubby was confined to the hospital. Cooling down with this Gourmet Bar's "LE MONT GOURMAND ". 15 scoops of their house ice cream topped with macarons, nuts, mixed berry coulis, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and whipped cream. Enjoyed this dessert treat with my loved ones especially the Ferrero ice cream scoop flavor .

You can bought this overloaded ice cream at Gourmet bar inside the Novotel Hotel. It cost 999 nett. The chairs and tables were very modern and the service was fast. Good thing also they have wifi connection.

Sorry but I failed to conquer the Le Mont Gourmand,I'm almost done. It's like MAN VS FOOD that time. And Food won .

I recommend this especially when your in a large group , it's a good deal 128523127848128077

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Michelle A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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