For moms and dads, eating out isn’t as it used to be when they were single. It’s not a date. It’s a production. You have to get the kids ready, you have to bring all their paraphernalia, and you have to make sure they’re all well-behaved. Moms and dads worry about irritating their fellow diners if their toddler suddenly gets into a tantrum while the baby is crying for more milk. On top of all that, parents need to budget their meals too. A family friendly (actually, kid-friendly, is more like it), restaurant with value-for-money meal options would really be the best for harried moms and dads who just need to some time out and a chance to relax outside the home. We gathered a list of 12 restaurants all recommended by fellow parents like yourselves.
From SP Forum mom, cheiz
1. Restaurant:RECIPES by Cafe Metro in Robinsons Place Manila (other branches in Alabang Town Center, SM Megamall, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, and Shangri-La Plaza)
Review: “Our family loves eating there because it’s value for money. Good serving portion and the food is reasonably priced.”
2. Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse Grill (branches in Bonifacio High Street and and El Pueblo, Pasig City)
Food Type: American, Grill
Price Range: P500-999 per head
Their specialties: Trailboss Herb Steak, Surf & Turf, Open Range Beef Tips, Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet, Geronimo's Seafood Pasta Marinara, Soft Chili Tacos, Ma Baker's Chicken Platter, Range Rattlers Chicken, Chuckwagon's Fruits in Ice Cream and Apple Cobbler
Review: “The food is great and mostly for sharing. They have activity materials for kids and they even give away toys to the kids.”
From SP Forum mom, Mommy Jazz
Restaurant:Fish & Co. (branches in Greenbelt 3, Shangri-La Plaza, Trinoma and SM Mall of Asia)
Food Type: Seafood
Their specialties: New England Clam Chowder, Prawn Trellis, Pasta and Shrimp Salad, Fried Calamari, The Best Fish & Chips in Town, Fish Collar, Grilled Peri Peri Chicken, Grilled Mediterrenean Tenderloin and Seafood Fondue
Price Range: “We only eat there when our budget permits. Mahal kasi.” P200 to 499 per head.
Review: “Our kids like the fishing toys and when there arent’ many customers, you can have their flat screen TV switched to Disney Channel. They also provide cute cutlery and nifty shaped plates for kids. I tried buying the cutlery from them. They’re not for sale. They’re actually from Ikea pa daw. Twice they had balloons displayed which they readily gave to the kids when asked.” SP Forum mom, Rjsmom, further comments, “The branch in Greenbelt 3 has a small playground outside the restaurant. But I agree, the food was expensive.”