Why settle for fast food joints for lunch or dinner when you can eat at restaurants that are friendly on the pocket and serve really great food? Take The Round Table for instance.
I have been invited several times to try The Round Table located along East Capitol Drive in Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City but just couldn’t find the time — until last week with #TheDreys.
To excite myself, I decided to check The Round Table’s Instagram account to see what kind of dishes they serve. What caught my eye and made my mouth water were their Adobong Mangga and their Roast Beef. Little did I know that these very dishes were going to be served that lunch!
The Round Table – One good reason to visit Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig
The Round Table is a quaint little resto with a very homey feel. Think of it as a bistro that can comfortably sit 20-25 persons. The place has an aesthetic appeal that reminded me of homes in the countryside. The soft colored tones of its interior sets that relaxed dining ambiance.
You may wonder (like me) why the establishment is called The Round Table when, in fact, they actually use square tables for their guests? Well, the name of their restaurant is taken from the actual round table they use at the buffet area located in the place’s dining room.
For only Php295+ per person during weekday lunch or dinner and Php350+ on weekends, you get to sample international fare as well as our favorite traditional Filipino dishes. These dishes are painstakingly curated and prepared by Chef Mia Capay, whose culinary skills were honed at the Professional Culinary Institute in California (now known as the French Culinary Institute). Having been able to chit-chat with Chef Mia, I can clearly see her passion in cooking. She hails from Apalit Pampanga where my grandfather’s roots came from as well. That’s probably the reason why we share the same love for food. Oh! She is actually also a lawyer! Chef + Lawyer… Interesting combo. 🙂
Ok. Let’s go back to The Round Table’s offerings.
The Round Table boasts of daily themed menus, which is great. Since my family and I were there on a Friday, the theme for that particular day was “Roast Carving Fridays”. Just imagine how the eyes of my boys lit up when they found out about this.
We had Q Salad for starters. It had mixed greens, tomatoes, mandarin oranges and walnuts with Q Dressing. Q Dressing is their very own concoction using Apple Cider vinegar and some balsamic vinegar to give a slightly tangy and sweet taste. I actually finished the entire bowl!
Herb Roasted Chicken with deliciously creamy gravy. This has comfort food spelled all over it. Nothing beats eating a perfectly good roasted chicken.
There’s actually one dish at The Round Table that #TheDreys went loco over — Adobo sa Mangga. This is not your typical Adobo dish, I tell you! The moment you take a bite, you will immediately taste the delightful combination of Bagoong (shrimp paste) and Mango. These two ingredients were ingeniously used instead of your common vinegar and soy sauce. Warning though, a cup (or two) of rice may not be enough!
But the star of the spread, in my opinion, was their Signature Roast Beef with a delicious gravy made from the roast beef drippings. It was absolutely divine! According to The Round Table, the roast beef is marinated for 12 hours to give you flavorful and juicy meat in every bite. The crusty edges deliciously complements the roast beef’s moist center. Wow. It seems my boys made several trips back to the buffet just for this. This alone (and the Adobo sa Mangga) are already worth the trip to this place.
The Kapitolyo food scene or what I call the “Food Mecca” in Pasig City never fails to amaze me. I am just happy that customers like me are starting to have more and more options nowadays.
It goes without saying that The Round Table truly did not disappoint. Every dish is prepared fresh and in small batches to always maintain it’s freshness and flavor.
What to look forward to at The Round Table:
- Exclusively Yours Monday (You may reserve The Round Table exclusive to your party. Php295+ per person with a minimum of 10 persons.)
- Italian Tuesdays (Signature Dishes: Piccata Chicken or Pork, Risotto Balls or Pizza Squares)
- Ninja Wednesdays (Signature Dishes: Paella Rolls, Tapa Maki or Fish Katsu)
- Filipino Twist Thursdays (Signature Dishes: Adobo sa Mangga, Crispy Pata or Lechon Kawali)
- Roast Carving Fridays (Signature Dishes: Roast Beef, Pork Carving or Roast Chicken)
- Weekend: Freestyle and Special Themed Menus
- A Spanish Food Affair
- Grill To Table
- Southeast Asian Street Food
- Farm To Table
- Cuisine Fusion
- Weekend Pairings
- Food deliveries are also done within the Ortigas and Kapitolyo areas.
Lunch – 11:00AM to 1:00PM and 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Dinner – 6:00PM to 8:00PM and 8:00PM to 10:00PM