Manila Life Café: Marriott Hotel's First Standalone Restaurant at NAIA Terminal 3 is Now Open

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Airports: they can be cool places to hang out and wander about, especially if you're traveling around the world, but when it comes to Manila terminals, they can also mean long boring waits and oftentimes, overpriced meals with just passable flavors. Marriott Hotel Manila wants to redefine airport cuisine and to do this, they go beyond their hotel and branch out into a standalone restaurant called Manila Life Café.

For those arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 much earlier than their actual flight, or for travelers finding themselves in a layover at this terminal, you now have a new foodie hangout at this 94-seater café. Marriott brings its culinary expertise and hospitality to their new airport restaurant, an establishment worth dining for during your stopovers and long wait at the terminal.

Here's your first look inside the Marriott's new casual dining outlet serving a new take on Filipino cuisine and other comfort food:

"We are proud to be the first hotel to put up a dining outlet in the airport in our pursuit to innovate the way people travel," Marriott Hotel Manila's General Manager Bruce Winton shares.
Manila Life is located at the 4th floor of the NAIA Terminal 3 and at the tail-end of the newly built Runway Manila.
Runway Manila
Runway Manila is a modern pedestrian path that directly connects the airport and Newport City Complex
With Runway Manila, travelers now have a seamless, more convenient, and pleasant transit experience in the area.
Hip furniture and ceiling accents mix well with the Manila street portraitures on the walls of Manila Life
“Think about the best comfort food in any Filipino home, but done in a 5-star hotel kitchen, that’s Manila Life. And getting the best version of your home flavors,” says Executive Chef Meik Brammer on their most affordable menu yet.
Highly recommended is the Manila Sunrise Plate (P290) that combines homemade pork longanisa, tocino and eggs over garlic rice.
With or without a flight, the cafe is calling their bowl of Pancit Luglug (P350) worth visitng the airport for.
Western comfort foods such as tacos and burgers get a Filipino twist! Tacos can have a filling of Pork Sisig (P330) [in photo], Crisp Mahi Mahi Fillet, or Chicken Inasal.
The Manila Street Food Platter (P290) is a fancy take on “tusok-tusok” street food: enjoy sharing this mix of homemade fish balls, chicken fritters, and quail eggs, with three dipping sauces--sweet soy, spiced vinegar, and sweet and sour
Another highlight is the It Takes Gutz Homemade Bam-I (P330) from the recipe of Beauty Queen and Actress, Ms. Ruffa Gutierrez.
Local retail items and goodies for take home are also available! Their grab-and-go freshly baked bread and cookies go best with their mango jam.

Filipino dining combined with western comfort food given a Filipino spin is now being served at Manila Life Café, open daily from 7am to 8pm at at the tail-end of Runway Manila, NAIA Terminal 3. To know more about Manila Life, call (632) 988-9999 local or visit the Marriott Hotel Manila's website (, Facebook (MarriottManila), Twitter (@marriottmanila), and Instagram (@manilamarriott).

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