SPOT.PH, 1. AuGUST 2018
…”The Plaza at Arya Residences, better known as Arya Plaza, the secret dining destination hiding right under our noses in Bonifacio Global City. It sits right along McKinley Parkway, a stone’s throw away from the busier streets of the business district and famous lifestyle spots like Bonifacio High Street and Uptown Bonifacio. We’ve discovered that Arya Plaza is home to a number of eating spots perfect for both special occasions and casual outdoor dining, so if you’re up for a great gastronomic experience, you might want to hit up these five must-try restaurants when you’re around the area.”…
….”By now, you might have heard a lot of good things about Lemuria Restaurant and Wine Bar. Besides being known as one of the most romantic restaurants in Manila, their original branch north of the Metro is also popular for their fine French Mediterranean feasts and six-course and nine-course dégustations. But you might not know that they’ve recently opened their very first branch outside of Quezon City’s Horseshoe Village, right at Arya Plaza. Although smaller, it’s kept its low-key vibe, which is great for intimate dinners with friends or a date. All their dishes are prepared from scratch, so you’re sure every morsel you get is worth every peso. For starters, you can try their best-selling Foie Gras Trio (P1,115), prepared three different ways: Pan-seared, ballotine, and mousse. Meanwhile, the Beef Bourguignon (P940) is fork-tender and rich in flavor, having been braised in red wine for a full eight hours. They’ve also got an extensive list of wines if you feel like treating yourself!” …
BREAKFAST MAGAZINE, 4. AUGUST 2018
…”French Mediterranean cuisine and a remarkable selection of wines are the telltale stars of Lemuria. Originating from Quezon City’s exclusive Horseshoe Village, its second branch lands in Arya Plaza. Their BGC branch may have been far removed from their original branch’s vast lush gardens, but it is indeed nothing short of elegant. Heading inside immediately teleports you to a beautiful countryside chalet South of France, where classic meets contemporary. Now would be the perfect time to whip out the coat and tie for the duds and the dress and heels for the ladies, as it is the Lemuria standard. Take this special opportunity to do so for a night to remember for the ages.”
DUDE FOR FOOD, 6. AUGUST 2018
…”A few steps across is a familiar name known for years for its meticulous and elegant French-Mediterranean style fine-dining. With its name inspired by the mythical lost island, Lemuria Restaurant and Wine Bar has consistently been named as one of the most romantic restaurants in the metro. And you can now find it at Arya Plaza.”…
“There is a formal old-world elegance at Lemuria Restaurant and Wine Bar that always makes dining at one of the metro’s best so special. From its graceful interiors to its pristine white table linens for the dinner service, Lemuria Restaurant and Wine Wine Bar takes fine dining to Arya Plaza with its classic menu and impeccable service. From starters to mains and desserts, Lemuria Restaurant and Wine Bar lays on a class act that made it synonymous with fine dining over the years. Start with the Braised Lamb And Apricot (P 365), a savory buckwheat crepe with fork-tender pulled braised lamb in red wine sauce and apricot chutney.”….
HUNGRY TRAVEL DUO, 28. AUGUST 2018
“Everyone knows Lemuria had opened a branch in QC, but they also just opened one here in Arya Plaza. If you want to experience what fine dining was meant to be, then this is where you should be!
It’s definitely a far cry from what many are used to. Service takes its time, and you are expected not to gobble down your food but to savor each and every bite. They serve the most exquisite of meals, such as their Foie Gras, Sea Bass, Duck Leg, and Braised Lamb offerings. These are names you’d only hear at top-rate restaurants, and Lemuria definitely is one. None of the ingredients used here are pre-packed or frozen – Everything is made from scratch for your unbridled indulgence!”
alwayshungry.ph, 18. december 2018
“One of the Christmas parties I had recently were held here at Lemuria, a fine dining establishment that serves mostly French and Mediterranean cuisine. This is now their second branch, the first is a home turned restaurant in Horseshoe, Quezon City.
The place is plain yet sophisticated looking. It’s a relatively small dining area, approximately for 40 guests only. They have a function room good for 15 people…
…Lemuria also has ala carte on their menu. A 9 course is available as well. This branch is located at The Plaza, somewhere in the middle of Bonifacio Global City.”
–via Facebook by Marly Laraya, October 2017
–via Facebook by Stephen Mari L. Go, April 2018
–via Facebook by Marga Talang, April 2018
We wanted to reserve a table at the one on Horseshoe Drive like we did last year (because we had a celestial experience) but they were closed on the date we wanted. I got a reply that they have a new restaurant in BGC. We wouldn’t have gone all the way there from Eastwood (where we live) if it were any other restaurant with a new branch… Alas! Sure, it’s at a condo building surrounded by metal towers which wasn’t what we’re looking for (somewhere hidden and unassuming) but everything was just as amazing.
The staff and the service, the feel, the flavours!!! Extraordinary. No other restaurant in the metro comes close.
–via Facebook by Vernon Braña, May 2018
Great food! Great service!! Very good wines!!
–via Facebook by Jhoanna Dorillo, June 2018
“The name whirls me away to a romantic chateau surrounded by lush evergreen in Horseshoe Village, Quezon City. There are many important occasions celebrated in this space—anniversaries and birthdays just to name a few—owing to the restaurant’s private and intimate dining experience. News of a second branch in BGC immediately piqued my curiosity; how would Lemuria translate the exclusivity and intimacy of its restaurant in its new metropolitan neighborhood?
The new branch, surrounded by concrete and glass panels, is worlds away from the original outlet and yet still manages to exude the charm and warmth of the original. The proprietress, Mrs. Marina Schroeder, likens the new branch to a country home and fills the space with her personal touches to achieve that same feeling you get from the Quezon City branch—a place you go to for something special (by the way, the restaurant strictly enforces a dress code for any patron: men must come in collared shirts, and strictly no one is allowed in wearing slippers!)”
–via Zomato by Hilary Hao, August 2018
Thank you to the entire staff especially chef Katrina for taking care of us and our guests on our special day. We look forward to coming by again soon
A fine dining experience.
It’s not only the food that is well prepared, the the entire dining itself. I loved the flavor viands we ate here.
–via Zomato by Alwin Pulido, December 2018
Had a great time in Lemuria BGC. All the staff were very accommodating and friendly. Food was exceptional also! Fave would be the chicken roulade. The steak was also okay but the potato purée that was served with it was divine! My man made a good decision on choosing this place to have our pre-anniversary dinner.
–via Zomato by Fatty Pats, December 2018