The Gardens – Brunch club & Social house
“No matter how busy a person is, if they care, they will always find the time for you.”
Jen and I only had a short time left after she bought something from Tiendesitas. Our feet were just lead by our stomach, hungry enough to land in this dainty restaurant fronting Tiendesitas. Initially, we intend to just grab our favorite coffee but we decided to look around and spotted “The Gardens”.
It’s almost lunchtime and most of the tables were occupied when we arrived after browsing on the menu that they displayed outside.
Their walls are made of glass so we can see what’s waiting for us inside. The interior is a combination of rustic and shabby chic in my opinion as there are flashes of pastels around. So it is very inviting too.
We always have this fear of ordering something we won’t like eventually, or won’t passed our taste buds, especially if it’s our first time, not only that but because we know how to cook and we’ve tried similar recipes in many different places. But because we get easily lured by the attractive presentations. We are both “visuals”.
While carefully choosing what to order, we had sweet potato fries called – out in advance. It’s supposed to be our dessert but we’re already hungry. =)
Menu photo courtesy of: http://thegardens.com.ph/brunch-menu/
Sweet Potato Fries
When they served it, we are ready with our orders, and it’s nice to calculate that it took them less than 15 minutes to serve the rest of our food so while we’re waiting, we were nibbling with the sweet potatoes that could do us good, especially for our skin, except for its’ sugar content.
So I had this:
Truffle Eggs with Mushroom and cheese
And Jen, declaring she’s trying to lose some pounds lately, just took this tempting Basil Aglio Olio Gambas to her heart’s content. But you see, there’s a rice on the side. =)
Basil Aglio Olio Gambas
The place isn’t too big, it can seat like more or less than 50 guests, but it was nice to realize that there is privacy in each table.
Before we left, I was able to take some pictures of their counter and ceiling which looked familiar to me. I saw something like this from Alabang, however it’s sad that said place was close already.
Nowadays, it takes a lot for a restaurant to thrive, to improve the menu, maintain excellent service aren’t just what it takes to keep the business going. I think it takes passion, maybe invite your network to try your place and let the words reach people around. And let it evolve continuously, do research and seek advice or recommendations.
As for me, I like what I ordered, and if this place is just near to me, I won’t mind going back every now and then. Not to forget mentioning the contagious smiles of their attendants too.
The Gardens is located at 117 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C5),Barangay Ugong, Pasig