This restaurant overlooks the convention centre's beautiful pool.
It was probably 33 degrees when we had lunch and hence the doors to the outside were opened, which did not matter as we did not see any mosquitoes or flies, thank goodness.
The male waiter in his mid 20s was efficient and friendly. The tables were stable and well separated and had good quality tablecloths and napery.
Both the assorted tempura (P240) and the tossed green salad (P150) were very palate pleasing but the San Miguel Light beer was expensive at P90 a stubbie.
The hotel is owned by the Filipino government but wisely, management has been contracted out. It is a good place to have lunch if visiting the former provincial Presidential Palace, Malacanang of the North that fronts Paoay Lake a couple of kilometres away.
The hotel was booked out by Manila's prestigious De La Salle University for four nights so even had we so desired, we could not have stayed at the hotel in which the cafe is located.