Last April 30, my family and I once again visited the Aristocrat Restaurant at Malate Manila.
This place is memorable to me and my husband because it was at this place where we had the traditional “pamamanhikan” . Opss yah I know it’s not so traditional in a sense that it should be done at the girl’s house, but because my husband and I agreed to make it hassle free (which includes cleaning of the house plus cooking), my mom decided to just set it in a place where everyone will feel comfortable and will enjoy the food, and we knew Aristocrat Restaurant can provide the things we need.
This is also the #1 choice of my parents-in-law whenever my husband brought them to the stage and make them proud for various medals and accomplishments that he received every school year when he was still going to school.
The Malate branch may have changed it’s interior but the food is still the same from then until now.
photo via: aristocrat.com.ph
About Aristocrat Restaurant
Aristocrat started it’s business at 1936, it is a Filipino-owned family corporation founded by the late Doña Engracia “Aling Asiang” Cruz-Reyes and her husband, Justice Alex A. Reyes.
It is one of the best restaurants that was featured in the book “Eat Out Now! 115 Manila Restaurants We Love” by Alicia SY (Town & Country Philippines’ Lifestyle Editor and a regular contributor at Elle Decoration Philippines, Yummy and Women’s Health Magazine).
What makes Aristocrat Restaurant stand the test of time? One of the reasons, was because they have the best Chicken Bbq in town, with the best java rice and java sauce that has a unique and invigorating taste. The place provides a welcoming atmosphere that makes families feel special. The menu has lots to offer and everything are made with perfection. The quality of their food is always at the top of their priority which you can be assured that it is the same from one branch to another. Not to mention that their customer service are extra ordinary as well.
Subic Bay Aristocrat Branch
In regards to this, we have visited their Subic Bay branch yesterday. It is located at the busy street of Maharlika Grounds, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Olongapo, Zambales. It is the very first franchisee of Aristocrat Restaurant. We’ve met the owner Mr. Jay Ramos and he told us that their family decided to franchise Aristocrat because it was the restaurant they go to when they were in Manila. They love the food, so they tried to talk to the management and ask if they can open a branch at Subic. Luckily Aristocrat agreed and the rest as they say is history.
The Subic Bay branch started last year December 2005, this year they are going to celebrate their 8th year Anniversary. They also offer deliveries through the number 2523910. The Subic Bay branch also have a function room for any special occasions and it can handle 100 seats.
We ordered the following meals for our lunch:
Aristocrat’s Famous Chicken Barbeque with Java Rice- P195.00
Sinigang na Tyan na Bangus P340.00
Fish Fillet in Sweet and Sour Sauce P240.00
Aristocrat Lumpiang Shanghai P260.00
I have enjoyed all the meals that was served. It was my first time to try their version of Lumpiang Shanghai and this is the first time that I ate the meatiest lumpiang shanghai in my whole life (no exaggeration it’s the truth I swear). For the drinks, I ordered their famous Iced Tea (P70.00) I don’t have a nice picture of it but I tell you it was also one of the best Iced Teas that I have ever tasted.
The exterior of the Subic Bay branch is also a plus. They have a mini garden on the side of the restaurant, which is a perfect place for diners who love the feel of fresh air on their faces while they eat. It also has a mini pond with lots of Koi fishes in it.
Here is my husband and son after a sumptuous meal.
Did I made you feel hungry now? Wait till you see the list of their merienda dishes on my food blog. And, I will also show you a sneak peek of what you can do on a Tree Top Adventure at Subic on my mommy blog.
To get the latest news and promos of Aristocrat, check out their website at aristocrat.com and their FB fan page facebook.com/TheOriginalAristocrat.
For inquiries and reservations, contact the Main Office at (+63 2) 524-7671 to 80 for Deliveries, call them at 894-0000.
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Chicken BBQ pa lang, busog na busog na ako! At 195 lang yung 3 pieces na yun, sulit talaga. =)
Korek! Yung Sinigang na Bangus yummy din 🙂 basta lahat masarap
My family love to dine every Sunday after going to the Malate Church at Aristocrat, hindi sya pagsasawaan sa dami ng items sa menu nila.
Nakakagutom naman yung lumpiang shanghai at Chicken Barbeque. Sana mas dumami pa ang branches nila.
ayan, nagutom tuloy ako! 🙂
Aristocrat is one of the restos in my childhood i will always remember even before Jollibee, this is where my father would like to take us to dine in. Le Sigh I miss my dad.
Mon Martinez says
Java Rice and the Chicken BBQ with the very delicious and one of a kind sauce that goes with it are may families’ favorite since we started eating at Aristocrat Ermita. Memorable is the word to describe this place to my family.
Rochkirstin Santos says
Even if I was allergic to chicken, I didn’t miss the chance of tasting Aristocrat Restaurant’s chicken barbeque with specialty sauce because it’s just super delicious!
Kim Nieves (@iamkimnieves) says
My boyfriend and I are going to Subic next, next week and I’ll probably check this out. 🙂
Peachy @ The Wandering Peach says
My husband loves Aristocrat, the chicken barbecue is his fave!
Aldous Calubad (@team_aldous) says
I love Aristocrat. The bbq chicken here is the best in the country.
Wow! The place looks uber modern and futuristic now! I’ve dined there once when our group celebrated passing the board exams last 2005 🙂 It is nice to see how it looks upgraded without losing its charm.
I have never been to Aristocrat! *shocker* I know it’s famous for it’s barbeque but looking at your photos above, I want to try the fish fillet in sweet and sour sauce and the lumpiang shanghai.
I’ve never been to Aristocrat for quite sometime now. I didnt have a very good experience since my last visit. But I miss their boneless chicken though.. Thanks for sharing your experience. I may consider visiting again. 🙂
Fia Velasco says
Found your Blog by accident when I was looking for Java Rice recipe. I don’t remember if I ever ate at The Aristocrat Restaurant when I was younger/living in the Philippines. I’ve heard of it but I just don’t recall eating there. The Java Rice I loved eating was from a restaurant called “Bonanza”. I always had my birthday parties there when I was little until maybe age 17. I loved and always order their Sate Babe with Java Rice and Acharra. I don’t know if Bonanza is still there (I’ve been away from the Philippines 29 years now), but when I visit I’ll check out The Aristocrat Restaurant – your pictures looks yummy! By the way do you the Java Rice recipe?
Hi Fia, I don’t have a Java rice recipe. I never heard the Bonanza Restaurant here in the Philippines. I will check it on the web if it still here 🙂
Fia Velasco says
I also (already) checked on the web but I don’t see it. I don’t even remember the street address. All I know was it was located opposite a “Kentucky Fried Chicken” establishment.