Tavern by the Lake is a new restaurant in Tagaytay that offers good food and good ambiance to its visitors. Opened in early 2018, Tavern is very promising - the quality of food and service they is one of the best in Tagaytay. This restaurant is also the provider of breakfast to the Lakeview Suites guests.
Until we realized that the free Wi-Fi access is only available in the restaurant. So when went up and took a look inside.
Our eyes got wider upon our entrance to Tavern. Looking outside, you won't expect so much. But once you get in there, it will take you to a different place!
Tavern is located at the second level just above the suites. The whole area is packed with stylish furniture and fossil flowers. You'll also notice some old items (antiques) that compliments with the rustic design of the interior.
I also love the umbrellas on the ceiling (lakas maka-IG worthy!) and the sofas, they're both colorful and lovely to the eyes.
Don't forget to take a selfie with on this side! :D
Ang lakas din maka-into the woods yung outside area!
Overall, this place is very relaxing. It is very good for family gatherings or barkada food trip in Tagaytay!
First night, we were welcomed with their hot Bulalo Soup (good for sharing) and partnered with Salted Egg Chicken.
The Salted Egg Chicken on the other hand is my first-time (I've tried different dishes with salted egg before but it's my first-time to try it on a fried chicken). The salted egg was spread outside the chicken breading to add taste to it. The chicken was cut like you are eating chicken wings. It was good and it was plenty. We took out some of it after dinner and have them as snack before going to bed.
The bacon and waffle on the other hand were also good. The bacon was not salty but still tasty and crunchy. The waffle (in disclaimer) was a pancake in butter. Still good because of butter. But it would be better if they have syrup for it.
The Sinigang sa Miso is Rachel's favorite eversince! So I let her verdict this one. The taste of miso was there. The sinigang was perfectly sour with a bit of bitterness and spiciness. The salmon head was tender and melt-in-the-mouth. It just a little hard to eat it due to its bones. But still, it's a salmon. It's one of my favorite seafood (especially from fishes).
The baby back ribs were also tender and melt-in-the-mouth. It was nicely poured by their specialty sauce that makes it even tastier.
And in just a few hours we had our second and the last dinner. This time, we were served Crazy Asian Chicken, Sisig Cups, Tuyo Pasta and Tinapa Platter Rice. All of these food we were thinking, "bibitayin na ba tayo?"
The tuyo pasta on the other hand is not really new to me. But I appreciate the texture of their pasta, the cheesiness of it and of course, my all-time favorite Filipino dish - tuyo.
The next day we had the same meal for breakfast. :)
Both of the desserts we tried here were our first-time, too.
This one is their Buco ala Tavern. It's a coconut-based desserts sweetened by sugar. The texture was soft and slimy.
During our lunch we had a taste of their Maruya ala mode. This time they served a big sized maruya (fried sliced banana) poured with chocolate syrup and topped with vanilla ice cream.
- Most of their meals are good for sharing (2-3).
- Besides lemonade, they also serve canned drinks, beers and wines.
- They also serve food for kids.
HOW TO GET TO TAVERN BY THE LAKELakeview Suites is just 5 kilometers away from the Tagaytay Rotunda via the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. You are less than a kilometer away once you passed the Mushroom Burger establishment. After that, you will pass by two gasoline stations: Shell and Petron. At the corner of the road is Café Carmencita, at which point, you need to turn left, which is already Lakeview Road. About a 100 meters from the turning point is the gated Lakeview Suites.
Via Public Transportation
- Catch a bus ride to Tagaytay or Nasugbu.
- Drop off the corner of Mahogany Ave and Tagaytay-Nasugbu Hwy where you can see a police station.
- Walk or hire a tricycle nearby to bring you inside The Lakeview Suites (or Tavern by the Lake).
Parking space is available for those who are driving here.
Operation Hours: 7AM 10PM Daily
Call for Reservation, Parties & Caterings: 0922 880 0728
Facebook: Tavern by the Lake Tagaytay
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