Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Union Jack Tavern - cozy, yummy dining place

Before, I'm really curious about this British PUB-like place at Festival Mall, Alabang.So, finally last week, my dad and me tried to dine in the place.

Overall, the restaurant is dim-lighted (which creates the cozy effect), decorated with ancient british furnishings like king and queen paintings. There are 2 televisions which shows football during that time. Most of the customers are foreigners -probably because of the British menu they are offering.

For starters, we ordered the Spicy Buffalo Wings (265 pesos), and Sizzling Hungarian (daily menu, 165 pesos). The Spicy Wings is served with celery sticks, and blue cheese dip-which is really creamy and soothes the hotness of the dish. The flavor is somewhat the same with Yellowcab's hot wings. The only difference is that it is less oily, and more spicy. I really enjoyed this appetizer, and will order it again and again.

Spicy Buffalo Wings, 265 php, served with celery sticks and blue cheese dip.
 The Sizzling Hungarian, is really good by the way. It is a light yet flavorful appetizer (and great beermatch, as my dad said). It comes with onions, and a mixed sauce which is mildly spicy,.

Sizzling Hungarian, 165 pesos
 For our main dish, we ordered Roast Beef with Caramelized Onion (195 pesos),  and Fish and Chips (395 pesos). The roast beef, is the real deal!,It is a roast prime of rib served with mashed potato and caramelized onion. Priced at 195 pesos, it's cheap but really good. The beef is tender, and is not fatty (which is a plus point for me, since I hate beef fat deposits.haha!). The mashed potato, is the best that I've ever tasted so far. it's creamy, soft, and tastes insanely good. Match the whole dish with the caramelized onion sauce, and your dinner is fabulous!
Roast Beef w/ Caramelized Onion, 195 php
On the other hand, I was not really satisfied with the Fish and Chips. It is a bit pricey at 395 pesos. The beer batter is quite thick for the fish inside, and it is oily. The taste is so-so. It comes with  hand-cut fries, and traditional mushy peas, which I can say is good. My dad was able to consume the whole cup of mushy peas! Why? Because aside from the fact that it is quite a rare find in dishes, it is healthy and yummy. If you're tired of potatoes, then this will suit you. the fries is like that of Kenny Roger's, and is definitely a hit.

(BIG!)Fish and Chips, 395 php

For dessert, we tried the New York Cheesecake (185 pesos), and the Custard Tart (approx.100-200 pesos). I forgot to take the pictures, because we ate it at home, since we are really full. The Cheesecake is creamy, cheesy, drizzled with chocolate syrup, and is not like the typical ones which is spongy. It is good, and I'll definitely order one again next time (good luck for the calorie content). The custard tart is average. 3 out of 5 stars. Even though the custard is sweet and supple, the crust easily crumbs off. 

Overall, Union Jack Tavern is a great, cozy place to dine in. it offers a good money deal , satisfactory quality, and nice service. I'm really curious about their breakfast meals. We'll definitely come back.(since I miss the roast beef with caramelized onions).


  1. thanks for this blog I discover this nice place!!!

    “ An Authentic British Restaurant, A Gastro Pub,
    and A Real British Grocery All-In-One”

  2. @Piratang Mataba

    yepyep!this is one nice place.I lso tried to buy some of the chocolates/cakes from their grocery, and it's good!


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