There have been a lot of talk about the famous Lake District Restaurant in Lounge found in Tagaytay, Philippines. People have had a lot of mixed feelings about this place, saying it is a bit pricey and that the service is average. However, most of the people who send their reviews online have nothing but love for their food and ambiance. In fact, their restaurant has been named one of the 20 best kept restaurants in Metro Tagaytay.
Let’s start with their ambiance. It is a nice and cozy place filled with lots of greenery. Their place is not at all crowded and the tables are not so close together compared to other restaurants. Its façade made of glass and bright yellow lights are incredibly inviting and can be seen far off from the highway. Their interiors definitely grabs your attention. They have a roof top bar stacked long with a lot of alcoholic drinks. Brick walls and a fireplace just give off an incredibly relaxing and a sort of homey vibe. Their unique décor also gives a sort of hipster vibe that also make photo-ops look amazing. Sometimes, they even have a live band playing while you eat/ drink.
The restaurant has 2 floors. The ground floor is mostly the dining area and the top floor is where you find another bar and outdoor couches and table for people who just want to hang out. It is a huge open space with glass walls that balance out perfectly with cool Tagaytay scenery. Not to mention, the breathtaking view of the lake makes all your worries completely disappear. Again, this would have been good but we were there on a rainy day, so all we could do was imagine how it would look like. Carlo, showed us pictures and we all kinda wished it was a sunny day. More reason to come back right?
The Lake District Restaurant is not only famous for their extraordinary view and ambiance, but also for their classic delicious dishes.
Their conversation starters have 3 choices and of those 3 choices, the spiced fries and Lake District sisig is what a lot of people are raving about. First, the spiced fries. Its combination of sweet, salty and spicy gives the perfect kick (and closely resembles Potato Corner’s Barbecue Fries). This unique dish is then drizzled over with chocolate and sweet vanilla ice cream. This combination, some may think, is quite odd but don’t knock it ‘til you try it! It truly is a dish worthy of its price. The sisig is an all-time Filipino favorite. Their sisig is served with a side of wasabi mayo and boy, is it sensational! Lake District’s special twist to their crispy pork sisig gives it a flavor that you will surely be craving all the time.
Lake District’s Greek salad is another dish worthy of being mentioned. Another famous dish worthy of its name is the Porchetta. Porchetta is a scrumptious pork roast and is one of the restaurant’s best sellers. They serve their pork roast with a side of liver spread which just completes the entire dish! It seriously is a MUST ORDER.
And yet, the goodness does not stop there. Lake District is actually most famous for their mouthwatering bulalo. Their bulalo is one of the best in the city, no joke. The meat is so delicate and soft, it just melts right in your mouth. Plus, the best part was that the bone marrow just slides right off. YUM!
Other famous dishes were their sweet chili glazed calamares and tawilis sardines omurice. The batter is incredibly light and fluffy, you can chew right through and it tastes so good. The chili glaze was just right, not too spicy and not too sweet. The tawilis sardines is just the right amount of sour. Their light tomato ketchup sauce blend perfectly well with the sardines. You can never get enough.
From the perfect ambiance to class-A service, Lake District is definitely not one to miss! Their gorgeous environment will call you and you’ll only get more attached once you’ve tasted their delicious food and drinks. Lake District Restaurant is surely one of the best restaurants/bar lounges that you can find in Tagatay.