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.
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.
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.
Salty Sopa de Ajo for dad.
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.
Second plate – More roast beef and croquettes. This time, instead of getting more paella, I tried their Sardines Aglio Olio pasta.
Pork Salpicao and Garlic Chicken in one plate. The salpicao was really tender too, like the beef.
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.
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.