Global Thai Restaurant Group Mango Tree Pilots Brand Refresh In Manila

Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

Leading Asian restaurant operator, Mango Tree Worldwide, has revitalized its flagship restaurant in Manila with a new interior design, additional facilities and an innovative new menu that reflects the increasingly adventurous appetites of modern diners.

Mango Tree has been established in the Philippines for eight years and operates a series of full-service restaurants and bistros in Manila, Quezon City and Makati City. Now, as part of a global strategy to enhance the quality and originality of Thai cuisine worldwide, the company has selected the Philippines as the launch pad for a bold new culinary concept.



Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC
Refresh includes significant design changes to its flagship restaurant in the Philippines capital and new menu concept appealing to ‘Purists’ and ‘Adventurers’ as the company eyes accelerated growth across the region.


Following its landmark upgrade, the Mango Tree restaurant in Metro Manila now features a unique solarium to maximize the outdoor area and a full bar. Diners will now enter through the casual elegance of the solarium and immediately see the stylish bar which connects to a high-ceiling restaurant full of plants and greenery offering a sense of escape and tropical tranquility.



Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

Other features include a stunning show kitchen, special wine room to present vintages that pair well with Thai food, a rattan centerpiece in the middle situated on uplifting black and white tiling, semi private booth seating ideal for restaurant views and an upstairs that has been enclosed for private functions of up to 50 people. A touch of modernity is also introduced in new uniforms for staff with colorful sash belts.

“We know dining is not just about the food – but the experience – and we are looking to stay ahead of the curve, innovate, evolve and create more and more exciting experiences for our existing and new customers,” said Trevor MacKenzie, Mango Tree’s Global Managing Director.

Following the revamp of Mango Tree in Manila, the company’s flagship outlet in Hong Kong will be the next location to be refreshed.
The culinary side has also been given a major re-fresh with a menu that is defined by personality and preference. One section is for the ‘Purist’, defined as diners who appreciate the traditional tastes of Thai cuisine and seek to experience the dishes loved by the world; and the ‘Adventurous’ diner, or those who seek to go beyond boundaries and are in search of new tastes from the four regional cuisines of Thailand.



“Many culinary enthusiasts in the Philippines have travelled to Thailand and experienced Thai cuisine first-hand, and they now want to enjoy the same dishes back home. Our refreshed Mango Tree restaurant in Manila will reflect the trend towards genuine Thai dining, with an exciting, quality menu that is faithful to the regional flavours of the Kingdom,” said Mr MacKenzie.

Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

Purists will love the classical flavours of Crispy Rice Crackers with ancient Thai relishes (Khao Tang Na Tang and Nam Prik Noom) from Central and Northern Thailand served on house-made rice crackers; and Pomelo Salad, consisting of Pomelo fruit mixed together with a lime dressing that is a balance of sweet and sour, grated carrots, crushed peanuts and topped with cooked butter.

Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

For Adventurous diners, dishes such as Watermelon Salad with Dried Shrimp Floss (Tangmo Goong Haeng), are included. This was served in the royal palaces of Thailand as a refreshing palate cleanser of fresh watermelon and shrimp floss mixed with a tad of sugar.

Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

Other dishes include Green Mango Salad “Isan Style” (Tum Mamuang), an imported Thai green mango salad from the northeastern region with bird eye chili, shallots and crushed peanut sesame brittle; Northern Thai Style Curry Stew with Kurobuta Pork Belly (Gaeng Hung Lay Moo Sam Chun), a Chiang Mai style aromatic curry with slow roasted pork belly and pickled garlic; and Jungle Curry Reduction with Kurobuta Pork Belly (Gaeng Pa Moo Sam Chan). From the mountains of Kanchanaburi province, this is a spicy jungle curry reduction of red curry paste, finger root, kaffir lime leaf, fresh Holy Basil tossed with slow roasted Kurobuta pork belly. There are also vegetarian and vegan options.



“We are hugely excited about offering the pure-play and adventure seeker categories on the menu. All are of the highest quality and offer true insights into the culinary culture of one of the world’s great cuisines,” added Mr MacKenzie.

Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

Mango Tree Worldwide has enjoyed a hugely successful year in 2018, opening 12 new outlets worldwide. It now operates approximately 70 restaurant outlets in 14 countries under a series of distinctive brands, all of which specialize in authentic Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. Mango Tree is now on track to achieve its target of reaching 100 restaurant outlets worldwide by 2020.



Mango Tree Manila at Bonifacio Global City, thai foods, restaurants in BGC

Have you experienced dining at Mango Tree? What is your favorite Thai dishes?




12 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I haven't yet! Actually I wasn't aware of this restaurant until now. I love Thai food and the presentation here is amazing, I'm gonna give it a try sometime. :)

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    1. One of the best Thai restaurant here in Manila :D

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  2. I love how they value not only the food but also the experience. I haven't tried any Mango Tree restaurants yet but I'd love to experience those Thai foods myself. Your pictures are so perfect for Instagram!

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  3. The place really looks like a wedding hall and i can't believe that kind of design exists inside the modern building! I would love to try all their dishes, they all look appetizing!

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  4. I must say, i’m not really a fan of Thai cusine because of
    1. I have no knowledge of it
    2. I have never tried it

    But after trying some Thai food and actually learning from this post I can definitely say now that I am a Thai cuisine fanatic!!!! Because of the amazing SPICES they put in their dishes that is unique though may somehow be similar with other Asian dishes, once you’ve tried it you’ll definitely know it’s Thai food because Thai food have a distinctive taste.

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    1. Thai foods is a combination of other Asian foods but they use the ingredients available around them, and less use of artificial flavorings.

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  5. Wow! The place looks very nice and elegant and the food's plating? Pro! Glorious! I miss plating foods like these <3

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  6. Thank you for this article. It was well-written. I love Thai food ever since I visited Thailand and since then, I've been looking for those close to authentic in Manila. MANGO tree looks promising, though expensive. I will try this out if chance permits.

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    1. That is true. Mango Tree is an upscale Thai restaurant and the foods are top notched.

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