The original Old Swiss Inn which is still operating in Paco, Manila has been around since 1946. That’s more than 60 years!!! Old Swiss Inn is famous for it’s authentic Swiss cuisine and their fondues – beef, cheese and chocolate. We would normally visit Old Swiss Inn for our fondue fix. The Waatlander Fondue uses Gruyere and adds oomph with a shot of kirsch, a colorless brandy. The Toblerone chocolate fondue, on the other hand would be served bubbling hot with a plate of fruits, pound cake and marshmallows. Yummm… the best in Manila.

For this visit though, the whole group was starving and we went for a real meal.


Fondue Bourguignonne Php 895 – Prime beef tenderloin cubes dipped in hot oil, with a carousel of sauces, served with French fries


Gnagi (Pork Knuckles) Php 450 – Cured pork knuckles, baked or boiled, served with sauerkraut and boiled potatoes


Peppersteak Swiss Inn Php 450 – Prime beef tenderloin encrusted with cracked peppercorn, with their famous green peppercorn sauce. Served with French fries and young vegetables


Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb – Tender Australian lamb rack, delicately flavored with herbs, au jus and complemented with the sweetness of rosemary potatoes. Mint jelly on the side.

Serving choices: Lamb Rack for 1 (250g.)(P850.00), Lamb Rack for 2-3 (500g.)(P1500.00), Lamb Rack 3-4 (800g.)(P2150.00), Lamb Rack 4-5 (1 kg.)(P2800.00)

Summary : Old Swiss Inn is comfort Swiss food.  It’s Makati branch is open 24 hours so it’s the perfect place for people looking for a nightcap. A lot of Manilenos probably have fond memories of ending a night (morning?) of revelry in Old Swiss Inn. An old timer and one of Manila’s lasting institutions serving authentic and good food.

Rating  :  Love It
Food    :  Cheese or chocolate fondue

Old Swiss Inn
G/F Olympia Towers, Makati Ave. cor. Sto. Tomas St, Makati City (beside Peninsula Manila Hotel)
Tel : 818-0098, 818-8251
The Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites (beside Paco Park); 1030 Belen St, Paco, Manila
Tel : 526-2739, 522-4835-39, 521-3002