Hidden on the corner of Lane P and 9th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City is The Butcher Shop and Pub. I love that it wasn't that visible to the eye because setting foot inside, you just feel this sense of being transported to another place, say perhaps, London?
Pubs are a dime a dozen in London and what makes it attractive to the locals is that pubs are known to serve quality comfort food that won't break the bank. The BS Pub stays true to that.
I loved the interiors of The BS Pub. It was homey and it was very unpretentious. It was just tables, chairs, low lights, and really good food. Honestly, I'd take this over a fancy shmancy restaurant.
They have a butcher area where you can choose your meat. It is also prepared upon ordering. Isn't it awesome?
They also have spices to choose from such as Cinnamon-Thyme, Oregano-Cumin, Garlic-Fennel, Hungarian, and Barbecue for your dry rubs. The brush ons are mustard-pepper, peanut butter, spiced bbq, bourbon, and yakitori.
You can also choose between the beef, fish, pork, and chicken Before that though, we were given the opportunity to try other things on the menu. Some of the things that stood out for me during this review was the Breaded Hainanese Chicken. I had one bite and I went, "oh my! This is so soft and so good!" It was just AWESOME. I can't think of a better way to describe it. It was really something different.
Another thing that caught my attention was how crispy the vegan pizza was. Each bite I took made me marvel because it was a crispiness unlike nothing I have ever tried on a pizza. It was just really different.
Other notable things on the menu were the Dumaguete Sisig which is not crispy but more on the soft, chewy side. I also liked the Sausage Fiesta which is composed of SOD, Weiners, bangers, schublig mustard served on a bed of wicked indiokraut.
Of course, the star of the entire program was the steak. What makes this pub also different is that you get to choose your own steak, your own dry rub, and the brush on. You can also choose the size of the steak you will have.
I chose the Cinnamon and Thyme as my dry rub and then the peanut butter for my brush on. It sounds weird right? I thought it was pretty weird too but as I said, I'll try whatever is different in a place.
The rib eye I ordered was 200grams which is apparently around 7ounce. When I first saw it presented to me, I had all kinds of doubts especially when I saw the peanut butter sauce. However, I took one bite and knew that I made the right choice.
The meat was medium well and it was really soft. I didn't have to exert too much effort or actually any effort at all. I just simply sliced and chew. The combination of the peanut butter, cinnamon, and thyme with the medium well rib eye of the BS pub was just so good that I actually finished it all even before the others on the table started.
I'm not a steak fan but with this one, I am a fan. I liked that it was just so straight up and there were no fancy words attached to it. There were no fancy words that make you go "oh no, how much is this gonna cost me?" inside your head.
It was just good ol' steak. To me, this is what a real pub is all about. Price for the food is around Php300 - Php700.
The Butcher Shop and Pub
Lane P corner 9th Avenue, BGC,
Sunday - Thursday 8AM to 12 MN
Friday - Saturday 8AM to 2AM
*effective September 1, 2014
with Chef Mike and Raj of The BS Pub
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* I was invited to review the food. I did not pay for my meal. However, the free meal did not in any way sway my opinion and everything you read here is MY PERSONAL OPINION.