The Round Table started its humble beginnings as Q Bistro, which opened at the Malayan Plaza, Ortigas in June of 2006. Early this year, it took another step to reach greater heights as it relaunched Q Bistro as The Round Table, along with catering company, Q Provisions. The Round Table (located in front of Zen Nutrients) was born to showcase an all-you-can-eat tasting session along with the goal of offering something fresh to the busy streets of Kapitolyo.
There are a lot of factors that make The Round Table in Kapitolyo, Pasig a special restaurant. The food, handled by Q Provisions Catering’s Executive Chef Mia K. Capay, goes beyond the norm and what’s predictable. How so? The items on the “round buffet table” consist of various themes with several superstar dishes that change EVERY DAY. 🙂
On Mondays, get ready to relish outstanding flavors of South American cuisine. Come Tuesday, a grand tasting tour of Italy with a pasta bar filled with exciting options of spaghetti, fettuccine or penne complete with red and white sauce awaits. On Wednesdays, it’s heavenly Mongolian dishes. Thursdays will have you filled up with the Filipino Twist theme, while Fridays are all about Roast Carving featuring Roast Beef, Roast Pork loin and Herbed Roasted Chicken.
What happens on weekends? Saturdays and Sundays offer smartened-up menu version from Chef Mia with the luxurious flavors of French, Asian, and Spanish menu. WOW, right? This “all-you-can-eat tasting session” concept makes The Round Table an ideal and unique spot to enjoy different food specialties (available in the catering services) that will please pretty much anyone.
Guess what’s most surprising! Regular rate per person is only PhP 295. But if you “Like” their Facebook page, the buffet rate further goes down to PhP 199/pax. Yes, it’s a steal!
matchy outfits with Chef Mia and the event host 🙂
Review of The Round Table – An All-You-Can-Eat Tasting Session (Kapitolyo, Pasig City)
The Round Table can be a great venue for private parties, corporate lunches, and other exclusive events. Its interior design looked simple but functional, fully personifying the name of the establishment. The overall ambiance wasn’t stuffy but just casual so guests won’t feel pressured or pretentious to hang out and wind down anytime of the day.
With a capacity of seating 25 to 30 people, the tables in the dining room are comfortable and quiet enough that you can actually carry on a conversation. There’s also a small bar setup for a quick drink and some comfort food. Neat!
The Round Table offers a personalized service that completes a much deserved dining experience. I guess they have the good advantage of having limited space so service could really be personable, concentrated, and on point. Food on the buffet table were served fresh out of the kitchen and staffs made sure that we were all well pampered with the feel of great hospitality.
We came on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Food options on The Round Table may be limited and nothing too fancy, but good lord, they were all delicious. For appetizers, the potato croquettes, Q Salad, and bread antipasti were excellent on the lighter side. Also kicking off the meal just right were typical Filipino breakfast items with a twist: the homemade chicken tocino and pork hamonado. Both were mildly sweet and not with an overdose of sugar. You’re going to need to eat them with steamed white rice to balance the taste.
The highlight of our meal must be the roast beef as it was so tender, hearty, and flavorful that you’d want to unhinge your jaw and get the entire piece down your throat. The meat was roasted for seven hours and I bet this is one of the dishes that’s worth a trip for. Chef Mia’s version of adobo is another must-try, as it was cooked with green mango puree and bagoong (shrimp paste) instead of the usual soy sauce and vinegar.
For dessert, we had a slice of carrot cake—not to be missed! It was moist, perfectly dense, and unbelievably fudgy with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting slathered over the top. Other food items were good as well but not particularly as memorable.
Tender Roast Beef
Spiced Aglio Olio Pasta
Rustic Fish Fillet with Olives and Capers
Adobo sa Mangga
Price for Value: ★★★★☆
Ladies and gentlemen, you don’t have to be stuck with Locavore, Silantro Fil-Mex, RUB, Mad Mark’s Creamery & Good Eats when choosing restaurants in Kapitolyo, Pasig. The Round Table (Tasting Session) is the “new kid in the block” that has officially arrived. Presenting an exciting array and different themes of food every day with an affordable buffet rate of less than PhP 300 per person, this restaurant really has a good price for value.
Note: Menu is uploaded on their Facebook page a day before so you would have an idea of what’s to be served on the day you’d visit. You may also contact The Round Table for inquiries about food.
Birthday Promo Mechanics:
1. 1 birthday celebrant is entitled for a free All-You-Can-Eat-Session for every group of 3 paying customers.
2. The promo is only valid within the duration of the celebrant’s birthday month.
3. Celebrant must bring a valid ID or proof of birth date.
4. This promo cannot be used in conjunction with our current promotions and discounts including senior citizens discount.
5. Gift certificates cannot be used to avail the promo.