Due to the Traffic-geddon in Manila this year, it's got to be something pretty outstanding to get me out of my Makati bubble.
But then some friend's started mentioning Todd English - new in town, sophisticated, with something for every girls taste!
Enter Todd English Food Hall - another great edition to the already amazing selection of restaurants at SM Aura. My first visit was with AJVB (see blog post on Atmosphere) and if she can have a great time out and love everything on the menu, i knew it was going to be my new favourite hangout for lunch with friends.
Beautifully designed, well-staffed with lots of cozy nooks and crannies which belie it's enormous footprint (remember, it is a Food Hall) TEFH offers patrons everything from share plates, pastas, grilled specialties and freshly shucked oysters.
And a Macaron Ferris Wheel.
Girlfriends and I ordered the amazing Popcorn Chicken Tacos, an amazing pizza, Sweet Potato Fries and a selection of sushi. Plus my order of the incredible 48 hour brined pork chop (possibly the best pork i have ever tasted -sorry Mum!), all topped off with an expertly picked Chianti
Guests can also purchase from the selection of Todd English produce and cookbooks tastefully displayed within the dark mahogany cases lining one corner of the restaurant.
Whilst most of my friends were well behaved, i couldn't resist a little after dinner treat - a baileys, with some macarons (to share!) and the most incredible interpretation of S'mores with homemade graham cracker crumbs, orange fluff , homemade ganache and an amazing vanilla ice cream.
Todd English Food Hall is located at 5/F SkyPark, SM Aura Premiere, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Your can learn more about this amazing dining experience here