Eat. Play. Drink & Repeat: 4 Fascinating Things To Know About Buendia Food By The Court

Looking for a simpler, chill yet open place to spend a night or two around Manila? Snap out of the Google suggestions anymore and take your friends with you—as the newly established Food by the Court Buendia in Makati, Manila is here to let you experience the best food park service around the city.

With a tag that goes like “ Eat, Play, Drink & Repeat” this Food By The Court Buendia is a newly reconstructed old Basketball court in the heart of Makati that excels in providing food and beverages service for everyone. The catchy tag itself surely justify the light ambiance of the place–from the nice, glowing looking entrance to multiple food stalls and brightly decorated tables around.  it sure is the best must-go food  venues for office employees and college students around the city who like to freshen away the exhaust of the day.

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Food by the Court Buendia:

1: Where is it Located?

Buendia Food by the Court is currently located at 34 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Makati, 1234 Metro Manila, which corners around Bautista Street, just in front of Jollibee Fast Food and just one stoplight away from Mercury Drug Store at Dian. Here are simpler directions:

  • If you will be coming from LRT Buendia Gil Puyat Station: Take a Guadalupe jeep (P8 fare) or LRT/Ayala Bus (P12) and drop off at Bautista street. The establishment will be on the right.
  • If you are coming from Makati Avenue/Ayala/RCBC: Take an LRT Jeep/LRT Bus/Hybrid Bus (Fare as ordered > P8, P12. 25) and drop off to Bautista Street. Or take a jeepney/bus going to LRT/Leveriza passing the PNR Railways. The establishment will be on the left.

If you would be coming from different side of Manila/Taguig, the original place to be is the LRT-Buendia Gil Puyat Station.

2: Accommodations

Food By The Court is like any food parks you can go to—your order, you find your desired table from either the lower ground tables or the ones available for occupancy in the venue’s open upper deck. You wait for your meals and drinks to be served, and you pay as you do. The lights are in good lighting, the music is loud enough to let you talk to your friends without shouting in each other’s ears. As for booking,  there’s no need to reserve any table before coming in. If you are coming with a car, it’s a must to notify the securities in charge upon arriving to assist you with the parking fee.

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All in all, it’s really an open for hop food venue, which really sounds convenient especially if you work around Makati and got no time to make a call reservation before dropping in.

3: How Much Are The Food Prices?

The court is constructed with ten and more food stall situated around the venue once you go in. Each food stalls feature a different meal and dinner menus, smoked meats and chickens, foreign dishes and cuisines; a variety of desserts, everyday snacks and rice-meal combos that pretty taste good for a reasonable prices.

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A single food stall offers rice meal/dinner combos that are as low as P125 each, ones that come along with an iced tea or juice. If you want to try out some sweetly unique juices to sweeten up your meal, there are stalls that sell different flavored juices in which you can share with your friends. Most of these juices are best for 3-4 people with prices as high as only 80 pesos.

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4: How Much Are The Beverages Prices?

The food park offers  a standard P320 pesos worth of a bucket of 6 variety drinks (San Mig Light, Smirnoff, Andy Player, San Mig Pale Pilsen Beer, Tanduay Ice) plus a perk of “Pulutan” (Liquor Snacks). These pretty sounds like a worthy bucket as it can accommodate 6 people (6 bottles each), or 3 people (2) bottles each at such a very convenient price. These are provided with cups and unlimited ice which sums up the chill, hearty liquor session with friends.

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If you think you had enough of the drinks, the food park also offers some delicious frappe and iced coffee to sweeten your session. Also, if your liquor snacks soon run out, there are also stalls that sell classic Filipino dishes such as Sisig, Barbecue, and much more for the price as low as P160 or P180.

As per budget calculation, let’s say you’re going out there with your 5 or 6 friends from work—P2,000 – 2,500 is enough for a whole night, with complete drinks, desserts, and meals to order.

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Come and Eat, Play, Drink & Repeat At Buendia Food Court

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If you happen to still looking for a food park where you can chill away the grit of the city—Food By The Court Buendia is perfect for you and your friends. Reasonable food and beverages prices, good accommodation and services, and open entrance and easy to access location—seriously, what could you ask for more? Drop in at this great food park one of these days!

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