Blackbird at the Nielson Tower Menu Prices Philippines 2023

Blackbird offers a diverse menu that draws inspiration from the rich aviation heritage of their building, The Nielson Tower. They serve a fusion of modern Asian cuisine with international standards. The atmosphere is relaxing, and the service is friendly and attentive, just as you’d expect from Filipinos.

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The restaurant has four distinct sections, including the spacious Grill Room. The Cabin, housed in the airport’s former control tower, is a cosy restaurant with panoramic views of the Ayala Triangle Gardens. The Garden & patio, an outdoor dining area with a wooden deck and covered patio at the building’s rear, and the Lounge and bar, an ideal spot for pre-dinner drinks, are available to guests.

Blackbird Menu:

Small Plates

Blackbird Tuna Poké
Baked Eggplant, Ricotta and Basil Involtini, Tomato and Parmesan₱480
Wagyu Beed Croquettes, Horseradish, Mustard and Chine Sour Cream₱880
Salt and Pepper Squid and Shrimps with Sweet Soy and Ginger₱520
Prawn Scotch Eggs, Betel Leaves and Coconut Chili Sambal₱320
Lamb Koftas with Roast Pepper, Walnut and Pomegranate Molasses₱540
Crispy Squash Flowers, Hillhouse Truffled Honey and Pecorino₱340
Braised Duck Bao, Pickled Vegetables and Chili Garlic₱640
Mushroom, Truffle and Fontina Arancini₱580
Tuna Poke, Crispy Rice, Lime Custard₱460
Foccacia with Hazelnut Dukkah, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil₱180

Soups, Starters and Salads

Blackbird Pickled Beetroot Salad
Mushroom Cappuccino, Tartufata Panini₱460
Spiced Pumpkin Soup₱420
Pickled Beetroot, Whipped Goat Cheese, Lentil, Pickled Onion and Mint Salad₱560
Buffalo Mozzarella, Slow Cooked Tomatoes, San Daniele Prosciutto, Pangrattato₱940
Cured Italian Meat Platter with Pizza Bianca₱1480
Crab Cake Salad, Dill, Caper and Lemon Aioli₱840
Vietnamese Sweet Shrimp and Chicken Salad₱620
Twice Cooked Beef Short Ribs, Sweet Fish Sauce, Hot and Sour Salad₱980
Grass Fed Beef Capraccio, Parmesan, Confited Egg Yolk, Trufffle Oil and Potato Crisps980
Tempura Prawn Rice Roll, Sriracha Mayo and Nuoc Cham₱720
Twice Baked Gruyere and Spinach Souffle720
Grilled Octopus, Baba Ghanoush, Hazelnut Dukk, Goats Cheese, Pomegranate Molasses₱820
Sugarcane Prawns and Fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Herbs and Nuoc Cham₱640
A Big Green Salad₱390


Blackbird Green Chicken Curry
Kerala Fish Curry, Basmati Rice, Pineapple Chutney and Papadum₱860
Tiger Prawns, Kombu Butter, Sauteed Spinach and Nori Rice₱1480
Peppered Tuna Steak, Warm Potato and Bacon Salad, Caper Aioli₱980
Grilled Iberico Pork Skerers, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Chilled Rice Noodles, Herb Salad and Nuoc Cham₱820
Southern Thai Seafood, Coconut and Lime Curry, Crispy Morning Glory and Jasmine Rice₱980
Blue Swimmer Crab Omelette, Lamb Rendang, Sriracha and Jasmine Rice₱1020
Soft Shell Crab Laksa₱780
Nasi Goreng, Chicken Satay, Pickles and Prawn Crackers₱880


Spiced Lamb Chops, Potato Masala, Spinach and Tomato Dahl, Basmati Rice and Paradum₱2080
Kurobuta Pork Chop, Chorizo Scented Lentils, Salsa Verde and Mash₱1980
Crying Tiger Wagyu SRF Flat Iron with Delicious Fried Rice₱3480
The Blackbird Seafood Platter, Grilled Tiger Prawns, Octopus, Mackerel Skewers, Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crap with Nuoc Cham₱1880
Norwegian Salmon, Asparagus, Green Goddess Potato Salad₱1280
The Blackbird Burger, Mayura Station Wagyu, Havarti Cheese, Jalapeno Mayo and Thrice-Cooked Chips₱980
Black Onyx Cube Roll (400g)₱5280
Australian Wagyu Hanger Steak (200g)₱2480
Mulwarra Beef Tenderloin (200g)₱2880
Black Market Striploin (200g)₱3480


Tomato, Mozzarella Di Bufala, Basil and Fior Di Latte₱760
Quattro Formaggi760
Mushrooms, Guanciale, Fontina, Thyme and Truffle Oil780
Tartufata Crema, Fior Di Latte, Prosciutto San Danielle and Rocket₱820
Italian Sausage, Fennel, Tomato, Chili, Fior Di Latte and Red Onion780
Guanciale, Italian Sausage, Nduja, Tomato and Fior Di Latte820


Pappardelle, Slow-Cooked Duck Ragout, Mascarpone and Pangritata₱880
Spinach, Porcini, Tartufata, Sage and Ricotta Cannelloni₱720
Seafood Spaghetti with Clams, Sweet Shrimp, Octopus, Squid and Spicy Tomato Sauce₱820
Spinach Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Tartufata Cream₱680
Capellini, Crab, Anchovy, Capers, Lemon, Chili and Watercress₱840


Fine Beans with Mustard, Shallot and Tarragon Vinaigrette₱240
Thrice-Cooked Chips240
Dripping Fries240
Delicious Fried Rice280


Maple and Macadamia Nut Cheesecake₱480
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Coffee Stracitella Ice Cream480
Almond, Orange and Safron Torte, Salted Hill House Honey Ice Cream480
Mango and Passionfruit Baked Alaska480
Vanilla Panna Cotta, Strawberries, Grappa and Pistachio Tuile₱520
Sticky Date Pudding, Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Seed Ice Cream420


Summer Time Sundae₱690
Burnt Butter Sundae690
Mocacchino Sundae690

Homemade Ice Creams

Per Scoop
Burnt Butter₱150
Vanilla Chocolate Brownie150
Mango Gelato150
Coffee Straciatella150
Salted Hill House Honey150

Blackbird Signature Cocktails

Blackbird The Paradise Mojito
Blackbird Aviation₱520
Blenheim Bouquet580
Pussy Galore₱480
Vesper Lynd480
Bourbon Iced Tea780
Hot Ass Mule580
The Paradise Mojito580
Scotchwork Orange780
The Gin Palace580

Shakes, Smoothies, Extracts

Watermelon, Dalandan and Oragne Flower Shake₱240
Pineapple, Mint and Hill House Honey Lassi₱180
Strawberry, Banana and Chia Seed Smoothie₱280
Fresh Mint, Lemon and Green Apple Iced Tea280
Fruit Shakes220
Green Garden – Freshly Juiced Apple, Celery, Cucumber, Pear and Mint₱320
Roots and Fruits – Freshly Juiced Carrot, Beetroot, Ginger, Orange and Passionfruit280

Iced Teas, Juices and Softies

Blackbird Iced Tea₱120
Lemon, Cardamon and Elderflower Fizz₱220
Lemon, Lime and Bitter₱240
Salty Lime Soda240
Calamansi, Daladan, Cranberry Juice₱120
Calamansi, Daladan, Cranberry Juice with Soda₱140
Coke and than like₱120

Blackbird History

The first commercial airport in the country was located in Nielson Tower. British-born New Zealander Laurie Reuben Nielson, who emigrated to Manila in the 1930s, constructed it. Aviation enthusiast Nielson advocated constructing an airport to facilitate commerce and tourism and better link the Philippines to the rest of the world. He leased 42 acres of Ayala & Cia.’s Hacienda San Pedro de Makati and used the land to construct the largest and most modern airport in Asia at the time.

The terminal building and control tower at Nielson Airport was built to look like an aeroplane from above, and the airport first opened in July 1937. The runways used to be located on Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. The first flight of Philippine Air Lines Inc. took off from Nielson Airport in 1941, carrying nine passengers to Baguio in a Beechcraft Model 18.

After America entered World War II, the Far East Air Force moved its headquarters to Nielson Airport. During their occupation, the Japanese utilized the airport and field they had blasted in December 1941 as their air headquarters. After being kidnapped by the Japanese and transferred to Hong Kong for imprisonment, Laurie Nielson was never heard from again.

The airport was severely damaged during the war, but Philippine Air Lines swiftly modernized and reopened it as the country’s primary airport for air travellers after the liberation. Manila International Air Terminal Inc. oversaw airport operations.

On July 31, 1946, a chartered Douglas DC 4 flew forty American service members from Nielson Airport to Oakland, California, via Guam, Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, and Honolulu, making PAL the first Asian airline to traverse the Pacific Ocean.

When Philippine Airlines (PAL) moved to its current location in Pasay City in 1948, airport operations halted, and the land was transferred to Ayala and Cia. Many airport buildings were demolished, and the runways were repurposed as highways, all to make room for expanding the Makati financial and commercial hub. Nielson Tower was formerly the airport’s control tower and passenger terminal. They are the only buildings in Makati that were constructed before the war.

Blackbird, a dining and entertainment complex, has taken up residence in the Nielson Tower, transforming the former check-in area, passenger terminal, control tower, and tarmac area into a bar and lounge, oval grill room, and private room, respectively. The site has been renovated extensively while retaining its classic Art Deco style.

Blackbird Opening Hours

Opened Monday to Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM.

Blackbird Online Delivery Information

You can order a pickup or delivery of Asian Italian fusion food by calling them on the phone and arranging it directly with the restaurant.

Blackbird Contact Information

Blackbird Philippines Address: 6752 1229 Makati Ave, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila, Philippines.

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