Imagine, if you will, dining at an Aussie bar and grill house in BGC that’s owned by an Australian businessman who happens to be a great cook inspired by the pleasure of making everyone appreciate Australian food. Sounds promising, right?
Welcome to Skippy’s Bar and Grill, a bar-restaurant located on Forum in Seventh Avenue that serves up what is probably the most calorie-filled, bang-for-your-buck meal out there. Prepare to get overflowing fun with all manner of savory Australian food that does not scrimp on ingredients.
Review of Skippy’s Bar and Grill (Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City)
Skippy’s Bar and Grill looks like a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. It has outdoor seating with a friendly and relaxed feel and indoor dining room where you’ll like totally transported from a world of peace and quiet to heavy Australian sports-related decors, a bar table full of liquors at the center and traditional dining sets surrounding the perimeter.
There’s a billiards table for rent (PhP 150 per hour), darts (PhP 50 per 15 minutes), and a movie projector where customers can watch their favorite football game.
Skippy’s Bar and Grill becomes full mostly at night. The ambiance makes it a perfect hangout place for food and fun in BGC. I just took one star down because of the poor air conditioning system. The electric fan turned on wasn’t enough to make the area cool for comfort.
The staff greeted me as I came in, and I was seated immediately. Spoilt for choices on the menu, I asked for food recommendations and they were kindly made. Everyone was nice and accommodating. Orders were served fast considering the good and careful presentations of food.
To start my big meal, the Imported Australian Chicken Pie (PhP 350) was served. Its crust was rich and quite moist, crumbling only when you take a fork to it. The texture was almost similar to that of a quiche. Bursting inside with flavor were bits of chicken with creamy sauce. Dash some gravy on top to enhance the taste of every bite.
Like the first entree, the Imported Australian Sausage Roll (PhP 310) is a brunch item that you won’t be eating before heading off to yoga. Although it seems to be pretty light, you might want to take a short nap after eating one. This roll turned out as blissfully delightful. The sausage wasn’t spicy but the strong flavor kicked in well.
With pepperoni, ham, back bacon, ground beef, black pitted olives, cheese, onion, jalapeno, anchovies and bell pepper, The Lot Pizza (PhP 450) is Skippy’s Bar and Grill’s specialty pizza; it’s the pizza of your dreams. With crust neither too thick nor thin, all the toppings worked out and went together in a good way. I liked how it was not too greasy, coming off more as simply an extra-crisp pizza.
The Barbecue Chicken Wings (PhP 550 for six pieces, PhP 350 for four pieces) were pure comfort food. Far from limp or flabby, the skin had this addictive sauce attached to it. These chicken wings were classic and satisfying. (Note: On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, you can get chicken wings all you can for only PhP 150 if you order a bucket of local beers.)
I thought I could not finish an entire Big Aussie Burger (PhP 450) alone. (And yeah, I was right.) This beefy and juicy burger, also called The Lot, was made with burger bun, double homemade beef patty, cheese, lettuce, onions, beetroot, egg, bacon, pickle, tomato and pineapple. What more can you ask for? 😆
Skippy’s Bar and Grill menu points out that you can choose ingredients to remove, otherwise everything will be added. I prefer it complete and original. In case you’re wondering, it took me more than 10 minutes to finish half of the burger.
As soon as I saw the platter of Nachos (PhP 490 for four people, PhP 350 for two people) coming, I was stoked. Made with corn chips, jalapeno, onions, red bell pepper, coriander, cheese, sour cream and chili powder, the well-salted nachos were both crisp and soft. It wasn’t one that suffers from a case of blahs.
Last but not least, I had a super tiny bit of the Pork Crackling (PhP 250), which was airy, crisp, and incredibly snackable. I thought that a handful of it would be preferred to be eaten with beers or cocktails on the side. Burp.
And now, the good news for lovers of alcohol: Skippy’s Bar and Grill offers a promotion: cocktails are unlimited from Mondays to Thursdays! I had the Down Under Cocktail (PhP 270) made with tequila, rhum and gin base. It’s a signature cocktail (colors are based on Skippy’s theme) mixed with Sprite and orange juice.
I also sipped a little of the Birdy’s Special (PhP 350) which consisted of a Jack Daniel base, Sprite, and fresh lemon juice. The drink was refreshing as it was citrus-y and fruity with a hint of alcohol.
So tell me, which of these do you feel most excited to try? 😀
Price for Value: ★★★★☆
With huge portions of delicious food, I give this establishment 4/5 stars for price for value. I guess it’s not only the food that you’re paying for here really but also the experience. Sadly, I didn’t come 8pm onwards as it’s when the real fun begins.
Skippy’s Bar and Grill fills the room with entertainment with different types and genres of live music. Here’s the schedule for their fun nights:
- Monday – Skippeoke Night
- Tuesday – Acoustic Jamming Session
- Wednesday – RnB
- Thursday – Gents’ Night to promote the four gentlemen (Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo and Johnny Walker)
- Friday and Saturday – Rock Bands
Every Sunday, they offer Barbecue Lunch for PhP 450. You get three bottles of San Mig light, grilled burger or steak lamb chops.
Overall, I have enjoyed my gastronomic adventure here and you should, too! 🙂 Skippy’s Bar and Grill will be having their Grand Opening on June 28, 2014. So watch this space, mark your calendar and bookmark it as a priority. 😛