Sorry to flood you all with food posts. I’ve been shuttling 2 kids to 2 schools in 2 different cities so I’ve been pretty tired lately. My older child is now in college and there are times his school activities end at night! For me, food is the easiest thing to write about and share, hence all the food posts!
Anyhow, one of the first establishments to open at Robinsons Magnolia was The Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a charming cafe-type restaurant which serves a wide variety of food. Sometime last year, they closed for renovation. They reopened by the end of October but I only got to check out the renovated version this year.
The new look is much brighter and well, happier in terms of vibe. Though quaint, it used to be darker and a lot less cheery.
They still give you a glass jar filled with water like before.
I took my son to the renovated The Clubhouse for lunch. For our appetizer, we ordered Calamari Crispers (P195). It’s a mix of crunchy calamari pieces and squid balls tossed in sweet chili sauce. It was pretty good and it seemed easy enough to make so I’m inspired to try cooking this at home.
My son ordered Pesto Shrimp Caprese (P345). It’s a simple spaghetti dish with their homemade pesto, shrimp, tomatoes, and kesong puti. Again, I think I can make this at home lol.
I ordered one of their Signature Soup and Sandwich Sets — Crispy Seafood Sandwich and Cream of Pumpkin Soup (P345). Crunchy shrimp patty with kani salad, lettuce, and tomatoes are sandwiched between buttered baguette-like buns. It was super good at first but it got cloying towards the end. The soup however, is divine. It’s rich, creamy, and they didn’t skimp on the pumpkin puree.
If you’re having dessert, you can check out their cakes on display. My son and I however opted order something off the dessert menu.
This is the Banana Caramel Walnut Pancake Parfait (P245). Incredibly chewy pancake pieces are served with ripe banana chunks, whipped cream, walnuts, and caramel syrup. Yum, it was really good! I’d say the best part of our meal. I can’t help but wonder how they make their pancake pieces. I’m 100% sure it’s not pancake mix.
The Clubhouse is a good place to chill with its relaxing ambiance and nicely lit interiors. It’s pretty peaceful, so it’s good for catching up with friends. Food is above average but quite pricey, considering everything we ordered is simple and can easily be prepared at home. Servings are on the small side too. However, there are still things on the menu I’m curious about so I might go back for more one of these days.
Upper Ground Level, Robinsons Magnolia,
Doña Hemady cor. Aurora Blvd., Quezon City
585-6361 / 442-5571
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