Refinery

Greenhills Promenade, Annapolis St. cor. Missouri St., Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila

Refinery
3.9
4.0 Stars

23 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 10
  • 3 stars 6
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  • 1 star 1
  • 24 Reviews
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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 1:00a

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 1:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Cindy S.
5.0 Stars
3

Greenhills is not usually a place I frequent but I was seriously wanting to visit Refinery, so had lunch here with the BF one weekend and it was awesome! We ordered the following —

| Double Truffle Fries
Wedge cut fries served wit black and white truffle dip. Super addicting! It was so good that we ordered another one for take out. 128540

| Salmon Risotto
Seared Norwegian salmon on creamy mushroom risotto. The salmon was buttery soft with a nice crispy skin, made for a really nice contrast in texture. Plus the risotto was really good and not grainy at all.

| Chai Latte
There are not many places that serve good chai latte in the metro, but Refinery definitely does. I loved the sweet-spicy cinnamon goodness with each sip.

Will definitely be back especially for their breakfast items! 128150

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars

Flat white will always be one of my favorites type of coffee drink. I had one in Refinery Greenhills branch for Php155.00.

Refinery’s version of Flat White is creamy and soft. I can drink it without adding sugar. Tastes good.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Lizanne S.
4.0 Stars
10

`Tis the season for Christmas Cheer -- the clinking of wine glasses, the chugging of beer, the toast to the year that was and to the future. And what better way to enjoy the season than with Refinery’s new bar nosh?

Best paired with their Unli-Wine offering (ongoing daily from 5pm to 12am), these scrumptious dishes will have more guests popping in a little later than the usual Refinery brunch crowd. Not a problem, since both branches are open till 12am.


Bacon and Corn Chowder

Start the night off with something warm and comforting! Rich and chunky, the Bacon and Corn Chowder would be your go-to grub for the cooler days ahead, with its hearty blend of bacon, corn, potatoes and truffle oil. Served with a baguette slice, bacon-lovers will be pleased to know that this chowder isn’t short of their beloved meat.


Chicharonnes

Nothing says “bar chow” better than a batch of freshly popped pork rinds (aka chicharon)! Served with mango chipotle vinegar and lime salt, their version uses a less pungent vinegar with a hint of spiciness. Dip it in the vinegar and dab some salt for a tangy, spicy kick.

Chicken Liver Brulee

An absolute winner, this delightful take on chicken pate’ is served with a sweet red onion marmalade that somehow complements the flavor of the pate’. Pair it with your wine of choice and you’re in for a memorable night.

Salmon Tostada

Another crowd favorite, this appetizer features salmon ceviche, cilantro dressing, tomato-cucumber salsa, topped with furikake, served on crispy tostada chips. Light and savory with each bite literally a mouthful, this one packs a mouthful of flavor.

Moroccan Wings

In the mood for something more exotic? Grab a bite of their Moroccan Wings! Made with a toasted Mediterranean rub and lime-yogurt, the dish is bold and aromatic. Definitely not your standard bar fare.

Sweet and Spicy Wings

If you’re craving for something more on the sweet and spicy side, these wings are your best bet. Juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken lovingly prepared with a sweet and spicy glaze topped with toasted peanuts, served with wedge cut fries. Your craft beer has met its match.

Cheese and Charcuterie Platters

For those looking to impress, the Cheese and Charcuterie Platters (ordered separately) don’t disappoint.

The Cheese Platter in particular showcases lovely slices of Manchego Curado, Goat Cheese, Brie and green apples. Served with a side of honey and toasted baguette, this will surely liven up your evening.

The Charcuterie Platter, on the other hand, has generous portions of Salchichon Pirineo Pimienta, Jamon Serrano, Chorizo Iberico, almonds and green olives. Like its cheese counterpart, a side of honey and toasted baguette are served on the side.

TDF Baked Brie

Another classy indulgence, this one’s really TDF (To Die For). Luscious brie cheese served fresh off the oven -- baked on a skillet topped with almond slivers, served with baguette slices. The result? Creamy, savory goodness in each bite.

Caprese Omelette

On a diet? Want something light and full of zing? Try the Caprese Omelette. Sliced tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese make up this breakfast staple. Simple, straightforward, uncomplicated. The way most dishes (and life in general) should be.

Wake Up Sammie

If omelettes aren’t your thing and you’re hankering for something more filling, go for the Wake Up Sammie. A mouth-watering sandwich with all the good stuff: maple sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese and chipotle island dressing on amazingly soft brioche buns. One bite and you’ll see why it can be a wonderful thing to have first thing in the morning – whether you’re nursing a hangover or not.

Grilled French Dip

Another clear winner and Chef Thirdy Dolarte’s favorite, Refinery’s version of the French Dip is filled with braised beef shortplate, onion marmalade, mozzarella and grainy mayo. True to its roots, the sandwich is dipped in a side of warm beef au jus, dripping with meaty juices as you bite into the fluffiest of buns.

Grilled Salmon Melt

More of a fish person? No problem! The Grilled Salmon Melt delivers. Brimming with smoked salmon and relish, this is the go-to snack when you feel like having a sandwich, but don’t want it to be as heavy as the other meat-filled options.

Lomo Saltado Rice Bowl (Greenhills)/Lomo Saltado Skillet (Rockwell)

Did someone say “Meat”? Fortunately, Refinery isn’t short of it and this can be seen (and tasted) in the sumptuous Lomo Saltado Rice Bowl. A medley of 36-hour braised beef shortplate, fried potatoes, salsa verde and turmeric rice. The result? Rice toppings that pack a punch in the flavor department, as the meat is remarkably tender and the rice, quite fragrant.

Available in both branches, Rockwell’s version is served with potatoes instead of rice, catering to the needs of its clientele.

Glazed Pork Belly

Last but definitely not the least, is this plate of porky happiness: the Glazed Pork Belly. A lip-smacking combination of 36-hour sous vide pork belly, pineapple gastrique glaze, house-made shaved pickles, fragrant coconut rice and furikake. Truly, a dish that tickles the tastebuds, combining both savory and sweet – something every pork fan would love.


There you have it. 16 new munchies to go with your Christmas Cheers! And with the Unli-Wine promo currently running in both branches, there’s never been a better time to visit Refinery.

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars
3

Their truffle fries are simply the best! So definitely try them! I super love the sauce that came with it!

I also enjoyed their waffles. They were super light!!!

I also had their salted caramel latte. This is one of my fave amongst their many many drinks!!!

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
3

A reliable stop for some of your usual comfort food and their own novelty versions like their Soft Shell Crab Po Boy. The price points are on the high side but justifiable with the quality and portions.

This Refinery branch is also your reliable stop for late coffee or drinks. When Greenhills’ inside areas closes, they remain open. We went here on a Sunday. Mall closed 8pm so we got to hang out longer in the area because of them.

We got Salted Caramel Latte. It’s a tall serving of good coffee beans at Php 165. The unique offering here is the sea salt. You’ll find some in your drink and most hanging around your glass.

We also shared Feel Good Fudge (Php 295). It takes 20 minutes to prepare or more and that’s okay. Served on a skillet, this dessert piece is one you’ll remember. It has a nice Vanilla Ice Cream with warm brownie and oozing bittersweet fudge. It will make you say What the Fudge. It’s good for 6 with its richness.

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars
2

Too many drinks to choose from haha! I couldn't decide which to get....

After many minutes to discerning... I finally went for their Salted Caramel Latte! I was super glad with my decision! This has got to be my new fave coffee place! I absolutely love this drink. It reminds me of that XO Coffee Candy! I super love the flavor and I actually wanted to order another cup because I felt so bitin which just one. Super super good! I love the coffee art as well.

I also love their fries. Wow that truffle dip is simply the best 10084

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars
3

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Kenneth C.
3.0 Stars

Good food, but expensive and servings are small.

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Salie D.
4.0 Stars
2

Had a movie with hubby in Promenade and went shopping a little. We were about to go to our fave Happy Lemon to grab our usual drink. But noticed this new Bar/Resto Refinery. Had a cup of coffee for around P200 and hubby got a glass of Iced tea for some refreshments.

Stayed for less than an hour. Enjoyed sipping the good hot coffee while reading the Newspaper and chatting with hubby. We enjoyed and liked the service and the entire rusty look of the place.128077🏽

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Leen C.
4.0 Stars
2

Saw several photos of my friends and their food looks appetizing so hubby and i decided to try it since we're in Greenhills.

We hand the following

Truffle fries- potato wedges with mayo truffle dip and ketchup. Potato was cooked just right. Love the truffle dip not too overwhelming. 1108811088110881108811088

Cheese and bacon sandwich with tomato soup- the sandwich was good well what will go wrong with cheese and bacon sandwich right? Well i was only able eat half of the sandwich medyo nakakaumay buti nalang may tomato soup. Btw love the soup. 11088110881108811088

Refinery burger-- made from a Kitayama beef patty, served with fries and coleslaw. The burger was just right nothing special hubby said for the price he was expecting something different. Like a special sauce. 11088110881108811088

Hong Kong style milk tea- did not like the drink. 11088

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April H.
4.0 Stars
5

I really enjoy Refinery. I like the interiors, the food, and obviously, the coffee.

Over the course of four different visits, I was able to try several menu items. The list includes the following:

128165 Double Truffle fries-- love the distinct truffle flavor and earthy taste. I found the dips this came with delightful, brings out the taste of truffle even more.

128165 Sausage Platter-- Love the selection that was included in the platter. Served with toast, so it's already good as a snack. It's good with the truffle fries.

128165Chorizo pasta-- chorizo with sun dried tomatoes sounded good but I found it to be just okay.

128165Hangover pasta-- this was really good!128525 The sauce is made from rendered bacon fat and parmesan- the kind of oiliness that will definitely help with alcohol. There is bacon, asparagus and an egg on top, so it's hearty and kind of heavy. So it's a really good hangover remedy!

128165 Tomato and pesto sandwich-- served with tomato soup, which was kinda redundant for me. Too much acidity when the sandwich and soup were combined. The classic grilled cheese and tomato soup might be a better bet. When we ordered this, I only had half (plus half of the Refinery burger too), so it wasn't too overwhelming.

128165 Refinery burger-- made from a Kitayama beef patty, served with fries and coleslaw. I thought it was a good and solid burger that was very filling.

128165 Valrhona mocha-- another heavy drink for me, very chocolatey though.

128165 Honey latte-- hmmm, I found it just okay. I tried it iced, but I think it would be better hot. The honey just separates from the coffee when it's iced.

128165 Salted Caramel latte-- both hot and iced variants were great! It comes with a rock salt and caramel on the rim when you dine in. This is definitely the coffee to try here.

They have a ton of craft beers available, so you can have your pick of some really good ones to go with your food. They staff were okay, the service didn't really stand out. They were very hard to call during the time we chose to sit outside (dinner with friends).

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Bibien T.
4.0 Stars

My friend and I were looking for a restaurant where we could talk and that had good food and drinks, and Refinery was a good choice. The place was warm and inviting, and their Christmas decors are just too cute. :)

My friend ordered the Angry Pasta while I had their Honey and Basil Grilled Cheese. The Honey and Basil Grilled Cheese was alright, but it just wasn't my cup of tea, since I don't like sweet stuff in my food. Silly me, I know, I shouldn't have ordered a dish with honey, but it was their bestseller! Anyway, I love the tomato soup that it came with. I tried my friend's pasta and it was good and so garlicky. It was not that spicy for me, though, but I'll still order that one next time.

My friend and I also got some Happy Hour drinks, 195 pesos, from the original price of 260. We both had a Tony Curtis: Absolut Vodka, Sweet and Sour, Strawberry and Sprite. It was yum! We also got a glass of their house wine after, which was also on Happy Hour price hehe.

Will surely come back to try their other fare. :)

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Alexandra N.
3.0 Stars
5

I thought it was OK.

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Julie L.
3.0 Stars
4

It's our first time at this restaurant and we had no idea what to order. My friend ordered Sardine Pasta (230PHp) and I ordered Grilled Cheese with Bacon (325PHp), it came with tomato soup. I didn't expect how filling it would be. It was a good choice.

The ambiance of the restaurant was quint which is perfect for hanging out and catching up with friends.

We also ordered drinks: Tony Curtis (strawberry mixed cocktail) and Tom Collins (lemon mixed cocktail). They have happy hour wherein you'll get 25% off on selected drinks. So from 220PHp, we paid 165PHp for each drink. As for the time frame, I forgot. 128517

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Pierre O.
4.0 Stars
5

Refinery that is not in Rockwell. A little closer to home. It is located in Greenhills Promenade in between Happy Lemon and Theotrino.

The place is a little dark upon entering the store mainly due to the lighting that the store provides. There was power outlets along the column where you can plug you can use. The servers were also very friendly and would accommodate you immediately by showing you where to seat and what to order.

Hot masala Chai milk tea (155 php). I am a Chai tea lover so I would surely try their Chai tea and comparing it to CBTL. Their version of Chai tea seems to have a strong flavor of Chai and would greet you upon serving it to you. I can taste some of the powder that was being used probably during the preparation. Better stir it when it has settled for a long time since most of the masala tends to settle in the bottom. Overall, it is still pleasant to drink. Keep it hot. 128514

Hot cafe latte (140 php). This latte will enter my top 10 list of the best latte in the metro. The coffee is a good mixture of both coffee and milk. Not more not less. You can taste the bitterness and aroma of their coffee while drinking it. Remember to drink it while it is hot since the air conditioning system in this store can make your drink cold in no time. 128516

Double truffle fries (180 php). This is a must order when coming to refinery. It was served to us in less than 3 minutes. No kidding. We were like 128562. Haha. They use real potatoes and was so big that you can enjoy every bite of it. The fries came with a dip consisting of black and white truffles as stated in their menu and ketchup. I prefer dipping my fries in the truffle dip with generous amounts to have that truffle taste. Don't worry, the dip is enough for the fries that was being served.

Jayson J try their Chai tea here but I still prefer the chai tea over CBTL. Haha.

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Chrisalyn T.
3.0 Stars

My friends and I were actually just after their wine that day, since we were tired of drinking beers and tequila. I really hate Jose Cuervo, but my friends for some reason love the taste of it. I’d rather have a shot of Patron XO or a few glasses of wine than that. I mean I’m no coffee addict, but it does taste better than Cuervo.

Since most times my friends would want to get us drunk most of our Girls Night Out, we wanted something relaxing for tonight. I mean who would want to go to work with a bad hangover. haha Plus, wine is a healthier drink or at least that’s what i wanna think about when i drink it.

Anyway, My friends were the ones who chose our wine for the night. I was too busy catching up with my friends that I wasn’t able to check out what we’re having. All I know is we had a bottle of Chardonnay and Merlot. I'm more into red wines before, but lately i think i’m getting to like white wines too. They’re lighter and sweeter than red wines. Safer when you spill them too, won’t leave red stains on your clothes.

I haven’t eaten much before our wine session, so i decided to order THE PARM (Php 340) to pair it with. This dish is composed of proscuitto, parmesan cheese, eggs, and grilled asparagus. I didn’t want to order something heavy, since I had a few buffalo wings earlier that night already. The other reason why i ordered this dish was because it had some cheese and proscuitto that pairs well with my wine. There isn’t anything special about this dish though, but it looks appetising. I think it’s a pretty healthy looking plate too. haha

Anyway, I’d go back to this restaurant to try more of their dishes soon. Hopefully something good that will be hard to forget.

By the way, the smoke from the other restaurant was pretty strong, so I suggest that you guys should find a sit inside. Better than being exposed to grilled meat smell.

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Shelly R.
5.0 Stars
2

Love their coffee and dessert! Place is perfect for spending time with friends and family. Good ambiance with good drinks. Will definitely try their food next time.

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Abegail H.
4.0 Stars
3

At loooong last! Something new to try within the area. Aaand, Oh hi |ooloo!!! It's been a while. Finally able to write another review. Hihi took me sometime but heeey! Am back :)

Anyway!!! So just the other night I was craving for some pasta and got interested with this new place in promenade. We went past 9pm and the place was packed but luckily a group was willing to share a table with us two. I think we dined at a bad time, I was actually opting to get a good sip of their premium iced teas and chill out a bit but forgot that they also serve amazing wines and beers and so the place was already rackety when we arrived. Good thing I was so high-spirited to try out their food.

Planned my meal ahead and so I was hoping to get their fudgee brownie in skillet and angry pasta with their peach iced tea. Sadly, that most awaited brownie ended up with their banana turnover dessert because mr. J is dont have the patience to wait. 128527 they have great and extensive food choices since they're open from brunch til the wee hours, i think around 12mn. They have covered sandwiches and pasta, from iced teas to coffee and imported beers and wines. The only ones they left out are rice usual, they even serve steak too!

Two things I noticed, one is the great lighting they have around the dining area. It wasn't too bright to ruin the cheery mood yet not too dim to shoo away diners. Two was the incomplete menu they gave me 🙄. Funny that my pastry page was missing, and that was my favorite fold.

Our orders did not take too long, esp the drinks we got. Mr. J had their hongkong milk tea which was a good balance between what it tasted like a freshly brewed tea and silky milk with the right hint of sweetness. Well, I got the Valrhona mocha (yes! Yes! I skipped on the peach) because of the enticing name. Hahahah. Got mine hot and it waaaas... Blah blah blah. good but I was disappointed that it wasn't Valrhona tasting, the coffee was too strong (silly me cause I knew it had 2shots of espresso) it tasted like a regular latte, I was hoping to get the balance between the name that they are marketing despite the espresso they added but, na ah!

After a few, our first order came in, the banana turnover was a surprise. A puffed pastry with a filling of vanilla cream drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with caramelized nuts. Downside, it was served in a chopping board and those priceless nuts were falling on the table, such a waste and everytime we cut through it, it goes around the board having more mess128557128557128557. The whole feeling was a dismay, mostly because of the price as it costs 270ish, it just dont feel worth it.

Finally, the angry pasta came in probably after 8minutes or so. This one was the highlight, every diners should not miss this. It has the right amount of sauce, meaty (although the bacon on top wasnt that crunchy), there is a swept of mild sweetness with a kind punch from the heat. Most of all, the sweet and sour bursts from the cherry tomatoes were the highlight. Also, pasta was al dente. Everything was harmonious in every bite. In fact, am planning to get another plate soon. 128536 giving 4 star because of this and the eric's pastries they offer. If not, probably a 2 is enough

Would definitely go back to try that fudgeebrownie they boast. Aaaand, saw that pulled pork sandwich and over the top string potatoes ordered by the next table. Hihi will probably skip on their coffee selections, it made me up til afternoon the next day. Wooow! Just wooow!

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Steff S.
5.0 Stars
2

Loved the laid-back vibe where you can have nice casual conversations while enjoying awesome food. For my orders:

Basil and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwhich 110881108811088
- Could use a better grilling technique (maybe buttering the bread first), plus the cheese used is only mozzarella so lacks saltiness or overall tastiness. Tomato soup is good though.

Feel-Good Fudge 1108811088110881108811088
- The name says it all! Fudgy skillet brownie that's more like a molten lava cake with the gooey center, topped with creamy vanilla ice cream and you're on your way to heaven. Super loved it!

Oh, and they have Eric Kayser's dark chocolate cookies! A must try for all the cookie monsters 127850

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Audible I.
5.0 Stars

Veey good coffee, good food and Eric kayser pastries. 128516128077

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