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A recent visit to a Swiss-themed fine dining restaurant in Makati, originally owned by a Swiss national. Not too much words but more storytelling using pictures as Tutubi has been awefully busy these past few days. A full-course meal that'll surely whet your appetite :P
the bar of Old Swiss Inn waiters and servers don uniforms that remind you of Switzerland without the Alpine weather a generous amount of sausages served on "a silver platter" was served. Picture blurred due to Tutubi's hunger-triggered shaky hands the deliciously good goulash, a spicy soup originally from Magyar country (Hungary) pepper steak, well-done. wonder why nobody seems to eat those bloody steaks here in the Philippines-- because they're rare!
fish steak that Tutubi found too fishy for his taste.Nice presentation though
Dessert came with chocolate fondue that tasted like melted Toblerone chocolate served with fruits and marshmallows.
Tutubi has no idea of the price but sure is pricey by his standards. The place is frequented by foreigners and ex-pats in Makati as well as people looking for a nice quiet place within walking distance from Makati CBD (Central Business District).
Old Swiss Inn
G/F Olympia Bldg,
Makati Ave. cor Sto Tomas St., Makati City
Tel. nos.: +63.2.818.8251; +63.2.812.8751.
Open 24 hours, Mondays to Sundays
G/F Garden Plaza and Suites,
1030 Belen St., Paco, Manila,
Tel. Nos. +63.2.521.3002; +63.2.522.4835
How to get there:
It's just walking distance from The Peninsula Manila and Shangri-la Makati hotel at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue and very near Swarzwalder Restaurant (where you can also sample crispy pork knuckles that reminds you of Filipino's Crispy Pata).
call old swiss inn contact number for reservations and sample menu prices
Switserland is a great place, but very expensive. I spent two weeks there a few years back, my kids loved it, but it nearly ruined me. I guess when you go there walks are the best solution. But then I like taking the lifts and so on. The lift to take me up to the Matterhorn cost me a fortune. Really!