A travel-inspired resto in the heart of the metro? How could I possibly not know its existence?! Being a travel & food blogger, I think it’s only right to check out a resto with the same idea, yes? Of course, it is! Hence, we accepted the invitation to stop by.
The Start-up Story
Long time friends Cellina Santos and Wesley Samson wanted a Mexican food place initially but a glitch with the potential land owner temporarily ‘crushed’ their ambition. Being both fresh grads at that time, they decided to put it on hold and moved on with their corporate lives.
Months have passed but the idea of putting up their own restaurant hasn’t died down. Cellina and Wesley talked once again but this time they are now more dedicated to make their resto idea into a reality. Their dream is now called Griddle, a travel-themed restaurant in the heart of Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.
Griddle, as what I know, is a device used for cooking. To which actually made sense since they are in the food business. But honestly, I thought that they named it such because of the word ‘grid’ to which can mean a location. And just like me, both owners are also a fan of traveling hence the theme of the resto.
The Menu Bestsellers
Honey Bagoong Wings P130
My favorite among the bunch. Actually, a fresh take on chicken wings as it has been marinated in bagoong (shrimp paste) mixed with honey in order to balance the saltiness of the dish. This could serve as a papak snack and/or a main viand, just add rice and you’re good to go.
Griddle Steak P180
Not really much of a fan of steaks but I have tasted enough in my lifetime to claim that Griddle’s could be at par with those quite expensive t-bone steaks out there. We were served a well-done steak with generous amount of gravy, to which I must say, tasted really yummy! Two thumbs up for that!
Grilled Lime Pork Belly P165
A traditional inihaw na liempo dish though I prefer my pork taba to be crunchy so I can eat it chicharon style. Lol.
Spaghetti Pomodoro with Pesto Chicken P135
As a fan of Italian cuisine, I have tasted a whole lot more of its cuisine. Griddle’s spaghetti pomodoro is kinda sweet for my palate. It’s more of a Filipino style spaghetti than a pomodoro. Well, that’s just me.
You can also order their in-house brewed iced tea for only P30 per serving.
Overall, Griddle’s menu is quite tasty though can be tweaked a bit to achieve the full extent of a balanced dish. Furthermore, everything on the menu is less than P200. That is actually an estudyante rate to which a meal will already have a side dish and rice. The resto’s interior will also make you dream about traveling as well as snap selfies that are instagram-worthy for sure! I recommend everyone to check out Griddle as your next resto find.
106-B Maginhawa St
Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 11AM-11PM. Closed on Mondays.