?The Malt Room– ❤❤❤❤?
?Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City
?Date for Two: Tonkatsu, U.S. Tenderloin, Ebi Tempura, Sake Sashimi, Dynamite Roll, Smoked Salmon Roll
Overall: Imagine ladies wearing their fringe little black dresses, furry coats, cloche hats hiding those well-maintained bobs; gents looking oh-so-dapper with their black suits, canes and two-tone shoes – all attending an event inside a bar. The Malt Room is the place to be for some time travel to the Old English era.
Located at the basement of Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City, this bar is a revelation, something one would not expect, something worth finding for a quick change of the usual Friday night hangout.
What better way to give a good impression to all those who enter: The Malt Room features no other than one of the best in the world – The Macallan, one of the world’s largest-selling single whiskey malt. Bottles are displayed exquisitely along the entrance of the bar.
On the other side of the hallway, they have this huge wine cellar wall with a numerous amount of different wine bottles.
This round bar is the center of the entire resto, filled with combination of beers and hard drinks. Again, with Macallan on top of the rack. Btw, we have to commend how they priced their drink, considering they’re located inside a hotel, it is quite cheap compared to others.
On top of their vast drink offerings, they also serve local beers on tap. So should there be a night that you want something from our own, they got you covered.
Big leather, suede and linen couches, chandeliers, lamps, and lots of coffee and sides tables made this place extra comfy. We actually found it very difficult to pick a spot, ’cause every area is worth staying! The lighting was the only deal breaker, we picked a spot where it was most lighted. After a few minutes, we then transferred to another table, somewhere the staff will see us, as they have the tendency to overlook our requests.
Our first choice of area – this spot with suede couches beside a wall with printed vintage publications from the 20s.
It’s not everyday we get to see this kind of stuff, so we’re amazed that they have incorporated this to their restaurant.
Can we say we already got a bookshelf inspiration for our future home? This one got loads of liquors camouflaging among the books and encyclopedias. Isn’t this the greatest shelf ever? Lol.
For the foods, contrary to what the place looks like, they surprisingly serve Japanese foods. The food menu is limited to a few appetizers and entrees but we have to admit, at first skim of the menu, prices are not that bad.
Tonkatsu (P230, 50% off at P115) – Panko-crusted pork tenderloin with shredded fresh veggies on the side. We love the serving size and the taste but we could have enjoyed it better if the pork was more tender.
U.S. Tenderloin (P570, 50% off at P285) – Seared top grade U.S. tenderloin with stir-fried vegetables. The meat is seasoned well enough that it was not overly tasty. However, we regret that we didn’t expressed how much should it be done – we got a well-done steak, so the tenderness is not exactly to our liking. We greatly adored the veggies though! It was very crunchy and perfectly tasty.
Ebi Tempura (P385, 50% off at P192.50) – Black tiger prawns tempura. This is an overwhelming plate for us. Each piece is just huuugggeee! We actually thought it was just the breading to deceive our eyes. But nope, the inside is relatively proportional to its outside too.
Sake Sashimi (P265, 50% off at P132.50) – Supergrade Norwegian salmon. We must say – we’re impressed with this one. The quality is definitely more than its worth. It is one of the freshest raw salmon we’ve had.
Dynamite Roll (P250, 50% off at P125) – Spicy tuna roll. This one’s a bit dry than expected, too peppery for our taste. Good thing it has a spoonful of rolled tuna on top of each piece, got our taste buds
Smoked Salmon Roll (P280, 50% off at P140) – Smoked and spicy salmon. Not sure what is the difference between this one and the one above, they basically taste the same.
Value for money: For the quantity of food we got at just below 1k, this is worth it! We actually got to take out a lot as we ordered too much. We didn’t expect huge servings for most of the dishes.
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#DateForTwo at The Malt Room
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The Malt Room: Time Travel to Old English Era