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Charriol Afternoon Tea at Writers Bar, Raffles Makati

When I posted a recent afternoon tea photo on Instagram, a reader asked me outright which hotel I find to have the BEST afternoon tea in Manila. I didn’t give full disclosure then. But I can answer you now -in all honesty & straight from the heart, that the Writers Bar at Raffles Makati serves the best afternoon tea in terms of food, ambiance, and service.



I fell madly & deeply in love with Raffles Makati the moment I laid my eyes inside, what with its old world charm. Nothing too ostentatious, just welcoming & intimate.



Raffles Makati is a place you can truly call home away from home. <3 Yes, big, but not too grand that you’d feel swallowed up whole. Romantic getaway for 2. ;)

My girls & I love the afternoon teas at the Writers Bar in Raffles Makati so much that this Prêt-à-Portea Charriol-themed installment is actually our THIRD time here. Now if that doesn’t state our affection loud & clear, I don’t know what does. ;)

To read my 2 previous posts on the 1st & 2nd Prêt-à-Portea installations, CLICK HERE and HERE.

Writers Bar, Raffles Makati

1 Raffles Drive corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati (02) 555-9777

The Writers Bar at Raffles Makati is styled as a library, taking a modern interpretation of the original Writers Bar from Raffles Singapore. This bar is a tribute to the writers who have stayed at the Raffles Singapore or have written about it.


Writers Bar‘s Prêt-à-Portea series continues with a tropézien high tea inspired by the timeless timepiece of Charriol St. Tropez 35. A marriage of two iconic brands – Charriol and Raffles, confectionary connoisseurs can enjoy this classically designed afternoon tea from January 15 to March 31 from 2:30PM to 5:30PM daily. Rates Php 1500++ for two.

My girls & I just came from a travel expo at MOA (separate post coming), in the market for discounted tickets for our big summer extravaganza. It was a frenzied morning full of eager shoppers & long lines, so we welcomed the quiet & peaceful haven that is the Writers Bar..


My babies are regular tea drinkers. Ate has her own tea set at home & also in her condo, so she was quite familiar with what to have with her scones & pastries.



Happy with their beverage choices to pair with our Charriol Afternoon Tea. :)



Dainty tea sandwiches for our savouries. A prelude of even better things to come. <3




The Writers Bar is a cozy area where you can pick up a book, have a cup of tea, and while away the afternoon with the sounds of a Gershwin tune playing from a nearby piano. Not intimidating at all, with plush, comfy seats that makes you wanna take a nap right then & there. I know I did, lol.



And for the piece de resistance, this 3-tiered afternoon tea filled with delectable Hors d’oeuvres arrive at our table with nary a fanfare. Tada, our Charriol Afternoon Tea, so very pretty! So very yummy! And whad’ya know? Our Charriol friendship bracelets fit the occasion perfectly! :)



An edible white chocolate replica of the gorgeous & timeless timepiece of Charriol St. Tropez 35 takes center stage at this 3rd installment of Raffles’ Prêt-à-Portea. Any sister, girlfriend, mom, wife, lady boss would be happy to receive this treasure come Valentines. I assure you. ;)


Sooooo very tres chic & pretty! <3 CLICK HERE to go to the Charriol Facebook page & see more Valentine gift choices for your special someone. ;) You may also get ME one for my coming birthday, I don’t mind, promise!


In case you don’t catch this latest but limited offering, the Writers Bar offers the simple joys of the classics with its Simply Classic Afternoon Tea offered daily & all year round from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. This tradition allows you to take pleasure in the finest tea, scones with a Filipino twist, macarons, petite French pastries and tiny sandwiches. For other menu options, CLICK HERE.


Simply Classic Afternoon Tea – Php 1,222 good for two people. Add Php 1,105 to upgrade your tea to a glass of Champagne. Get four bubbly upgrades and receive the entire bottle of Champagne. For more information and enquiries do contact Writers Bar  at: +63 2 555 9840 or Email:



Penne with braised lamb shank, chunky roast tomato, goat’s cheese and balsamic vinegar 700 php. We are, after all, girls with hefty appetites! :P


Thank you so much lovely ladies Monique Toda -Director of Communications, Margaux Hontiveros -Marketing Communications Manager, and Raffles Makati for such a pleasant afternoon. And thank you too for our Charriol discount vouchers. Now Kap knows what to get his 3 divas for Valentines! ;) Wala kang kawala, Kap my Kap!



Fun-filled afternoon with my 3 lovely gals! Thank you for the love Raffles Makati. <3 Can’t wait to show Kap what he’s going to buy for me this Valentine’s hahaha!


For every Charriol Afternoon Tea for Two, get a 12% discount voucher on any regular-priced watch at participating stores until march 30. (Redemption is valid until May 30) I can tell it’s gonna be one happy valentine for me! ;)



Too perfect for words! <3 I’m so in love with this Charriol St. Tropez 35! What a bargain too at 12% discount! <3


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  • Reply michconstantino

    Hi Ms. Jane,

    Will you also recommend this as a date place? :))

    I pretty much need this before my term as a teacher starts.

    BTW, your blog posts make the best recommendations in my book. :D

    February 10, 2016 at 8:05 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Mich. Oh yes. Romantic afternoon delight! ;)

      February 10, 2016 at 9:14 am
      • Reply michconstantino

        might as well insist that my next date be here for :D thanks for the recommendation. And Charriol would look fab on you

        February 10, 2016 at 11:40 am
  • Reply erika

    I will eat breakfast na nga nagutom ako dito! Sana madami akong pera para bilhan kita ng Charriol! hahaha! excited ako sa Travel Fair post mo! and syempre sa Trip nyo!! I was chatting with Ate about it! yay!!

    February 10, 2016 at 8:14 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Pwede namang installment eh hahahahaha. Joke! Your love is more than enough noh. Tulungan mo nalang akong bulungan si Kap my kap, lels. ;)

      February 10, 2016 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Sana din madami akong datung para mabili kita ng Charriol… kung gusto mo may alambre ako dito, pwede kong i-braid para mukhang charriol, hahahahaha…

    I’ve always wanted to go here, pero ang hirap talagang tiyempuhan, huhuhu.. Hope maabutan ko pa itong promo na ito.

    February 10, 2016 at 9:52 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Niel! You & TP will like the afternoon tea at Raffles promise. So chillaxing & sosi, bagay na bagay sa inyo. And yes, game ako with the alambre hahaha. Basta galing sayo, keepsake! :-*

      February 10, 2016 at 10:07 am
  • Reply L

    Omggg. The food looks so pretty! Love charriol. All things pretty. And now tasty with that food.

    Advanced happy birthday, Ms. Jane! :)

    Ps. Cant help but notice that small bag. Is that a nano? What color? :) Looks so so pretty the color..

    February 10, 2016 at 11:05 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yes it’s Jena’s nano. The color is taupe. Good eye haha. Thank you for the greeting mwah! :-*

      February 10, 2016 at 3:59 pm
      • Reply L

        Hihi. Have a penchant for pretty bags so I almost always notice them. :) Have a fab birthday month, Ms. Jane!

        February 10, 2016 at 4:28 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Omg magkakasundo kayo ni jena ko! ;)) Thank you mwah! :-*

          February 10, 2016 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply ANNA

    Parang ang hirap kainin kasi ang ganda! huhu Will definitely try their Afternoon Tea, perfect para maging lady-like minsan :)

    February 10, 2016 at 11:24 pm
  • Reply Tim C. Hart

    Great place and experience. Thank for sharing your moment with us.

    February 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm
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