The Round Table 

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A couple of days ago, my mom and her friends had lunch at this restaurant in Kapitolyo called Round Table, owned by catering company Q Provisions. This place stands out from the dozens of other restos in the area since they have a tasting menu instead of serving the usual ala-carte meals. I have been eyeing this restaurant for a while now, and I was really glad that she was able to try out their food before we did – At least I was able to get a preview of what to expect once we step foot in the resto.

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Interior. This place does get packed on a regular basis, as only 20 people are allowed inside – So it’s advisable to make a reservation.

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Here’s the food! They have a different themed menu each day: Exclusively Yours (Mondays), Italian (Tuesdays), Japanese (Wednesdays), Filipino (Thursdays), and Carving/Meats/Roasts (Fridays). On weekends, they usually just pick a random cuisine – And today they served Spanish food, which was pretty cool since I haven’t really reviewed a lot of Spanish restos/dishes in my blog.

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Salty Sopa de Ajo for dad.

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First plate! I had their Paella Valenciana, Paella Negra, Salmon Croquettes, and several slices of Roast Beef. The two paellas almost, except the Valenciana had a bit of spiciness to it, and the Negra had hints of squid ink flavor. There was also a difference in the consistency – I think they used shortgrained rice for the Negra. The roast beef was heavenly, and had the right combination of fat and meat. I’m not really a fan of salmon, so I had really low expectations for their croquettes… But what a surprise! It ended up becoming one of my favorites on the entire menu. It was so good in fact that I ended up getting three plates of these croquettes, together with the roast beef.

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Second plate – More roast beef and croquettes. This time, instead of getting more paella, I tried their Sardines Aglio Olio pasta.

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Pork Salpicao and Garlic Chicken in one plate. The salpicao was really tender too, like the beef.

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For dessert, they were serving some brownies and Crème Catalana. The crème was a bit on the sweeter side, and had a rather thick consistency. I didn’t like the brownies too much, since they had added a strong banana flavoring to it and I found that slightly weird…

I’m so glad that we were able to try everything on the menu! I guess that’s what’s great about Round Table (and probably tasting dinners in general) – It’s pretty much like a buffet, but diners won’t feel too overwhelmed with the amount of options. Much like a good chunk of the restaurants here in Kapitolyo, Round Table’s food is highly affordable, not to mention delicious.

Ambiance/Interior: 4/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 4/5 (taste), 3/5 (presentation)

The Round Table is located at 56 C&D E Capitol Dr, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila. Tel no: (02) 706 1668. Links: Facebook || IG: @theroundtableph.

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