It has been a year since the last time Louie and I watched a movie in Robinsons Magnolia. It could be coincidence or could be fate—we again encountered a brown-out before the movie’s screening time. There seems to be something fishy going on in the mall’s power control system. Were they just testing the switch? Anyway, the movie we watched was Godzilla and it has failed to please me in all accounts. So let’s move on to the food review before this post turns to a screen rant. 😛
We had dinner in The Clubhouse. Cozied into an almost hidden spot on the ground floor of the mall (on the side of Conti’s), this restaurant is an ideal place to catch a meal or take a refresher from a crazy shopping session in Robinsons Magnolia, Quezon City. Diners thus must take better notice on the standing menu placed outside for attraction.
Review of The Clubhouse (Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City)
From afar, The Clubhouse did not look as spacious as it is inside. Charming and dainty, this place is a good hangout spot for friends and a small group of family to dine and relax. Designed like an artist’s den, The Clubhouse is built with beige brick walls filled with framed photos of random stuff like nature, food and still objects.
The ambiance was pretty quiet and comforting like a café, the type that sends the message that your privacy is safe. You won’t find any loud thumping music or testosterone crazed patrons here. Instead, you’d get the impression like you’ve left the city completely.
A pool of youngsters like ourselves, the staffs were attentive and nice. They treated customers fairly and there were no snobs in this dining room.
We had a bundled platter consisting of The Clubhouse’s best-selling starters (PhP 475): 1/2 pound spicy buffalo wings, cheesy jalapeno poppers and onion rings served with marinara sauce, honey mustard and creamy garlic aioli. The name of the dish says it all: AWESOME THREESOME! 🙂 Presentation though was standard and nothing that would make it as top of my list.
For a hearty main course, the Cheesy Chicken Parmigiana (PhP 295, lunch set) was served. It’s made with hand-breaded chicken breast fillet topped with The Clubhouse’s homemade fresh tomato sauce and gooey marinara sauce. The set also came with garlic parsley rice and buttered vegetables. Quality was mediocre. The chicken meat and the buttered veggies were hard to chew. But I have to say that the combination of the sauce and the cheese tasted great.
Price for Value: ★★★☆☆
Price for value is considerably average. The courses we had were not overwhelmingly good that’s enough to get me excited to come back for a second visit soon (maybe if only we want to avoid the chains or fast food). The Clubhouse is mostly for a crowd interested in a relatively clean venue with value-oriented breakfast meals.
Here’s a glimpse of their breakfast menu: “Comfort Goodness All Day, Every Day”: