My third blogging event took me to a gastronomic adventure for food that I’d be experiencing for the first time: Australian food at Skippy’s Bar & Grill! There are only a handful of places that serve Australian food in the metropolis and I’d never thought of eating in one because I had this notion that they’d only serve steak and burgers. But thanks Skippy’s, I now know better.
We were first served Shepherd’s Pie (P450) which was a homemade pie made from fresh ground lamb, mashed potatoes, cheese and vegetables. It was really tasty! The serving is big, too so it’s ideal for sharing.
Next came the Single Burger (P250). It is the burger with only a single patty, made with ground Angus beef and loaded with beetroot, lettuce, pickles, tomato, onion, cheddar cheese. The burger patty was really delicious! Of course, the burger comes with a hefty serving of country-style fries.
Because I was too busy taking photos, there was one dish that I was not able to sample: the Spicy Chook Fingers (P150). They’re basically chicken breast strips coated with Japanese breadcrumbs and served with sweet chili sauce.
Chicken Parmigiana (P450) was one of the house’s bestsellers so it was only natural that we’d get to sample it. It’s made up of chicken breast fillet, tomato sauce and cheese. The chicken seemed a bit dry to me so, it was best eaten with the sauce and cheese.
We were then served Salisbury Steak (P195) which is one of their lunch promos. It’s made up of ground Angus beef, topped with button mushrooms and sauce. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it very much because it tasted too oily for me.
Another one of their lunch promos is the Baby Back Ribs (P195). The meat was so tender it easily fell off the bone while I was cutting it.
Good thing they served Skippy’s Salad (P250) next. It’s composed of fresh lettuce, mixed with other vegetables, egg, ham, grilled chicken and cheese. It comes with a homemade dressing. I love this salad, particularly the cheese.
Of course, there’s another salad that is especially for vegetarians: the Green Salad (P200). It is mostly made up of lettuce and other vegetables, plus some croutons. It comes with the same homemade dressing.
After the salads came the Potato Scallops (P150) which is basically like the well-known mojos. But in this version, they’re best eaten sprinkled with chicken salt then dipped in mayonnaise. Yum!
Another house favorite was the Battered Dim Sims (P250) which tasted a lot like chicken cordon bleu sans the breading. The chicken salt is also sprinkled to add more flavor then it is dipped into mayonnaise.
At that point, I was already feeling a bit woozy from all the oil. Just in time for the Shawarma Pizza (P450). It was spicy enough to provide me with a much-needed break from the parade of oily food.
Then we were served with Big Breakfast P310, composed of two eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, tomato, mushrooms, hash brown, toasted bread and butter. A great thing about the big breakfast is that it comes with unlimited brewed coffee or iced tea!
Meanwhile, if you’re not a big breakfast eater, you can try the Basic Breakfast (P165) instead, composed of 2 eggs done the way you like them, 2 pieces of bacon or 1 sausage, toasted bread and butter.
All that food made me sleepy towards the end of dinner. Because of that, I declined all their generous offers of cocktails and I just contented myself with taking photos of the place and the band that was playing that Tuesday Acoustics night.
It was almost time to go but Skippy’s Bar & Grill still had one last thing to show us: the Flaming Lambhorgini (P450). It’s an event in itself with 4 glasses stacked on top of each other, then lit up in flames. Meanwhile, we persuaded Aldous to take the flaming shot.
All in all, dining at Skippy’s Bar & Grill was a good experience. I was able to discover some new food and a place to recommend people looking for Australian food, or just a place to chill, watching their favorite sports matches in HD or listening to some live music without the cover charge.
Plus, they have several promos that will surely appeal to a lot of people. Here’s a list of some of them:
- Chicken Buffalo Wings Promo: Buy 1 bucket of beer and get chicken buffalo wings for P150. Promo available on: Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
- Unlimited cocktails on Mondays and Tuesdays for only P379
- 4+1 local beer selection from 10AM to 8PM every Monday to Saturday, and all-day during Sunday Fun Day.
- Sunday BBQ Lunch Promo: 3 San Miguel Beers, 1 BBQ lunch – choose from: (1) steak, (1) burger, (1) lamb or beef sausages or (2) lamb chops. Seconds for P250
- Like their Facebook fanpage and get a cocktail or shooter for free!
Meanwhile, here is a schedule of the activities that they have each night of the week:
- Beer Pong Mondays
- Tuesday Acoustics
- Corporate Wednesday – get 10% discount upon presenting corporate ID
- Spin-off Thursday ft. Skippy’s house DJ, and
- Rock-on Friday and Saturdays with local blues and rock artists performing live.
But wait, there’s more!
Skippy’s Bar and Grill is having its Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Diners get free chicken fingers for every P500 minimum food purchase AND all day happy hour, meaning Buy 1 Take 1 on all cocktails for only P160 and 4+1 local beer promo.
So if you feel like feasting on some Australian food, check out Skippy’s Bar & Grill, a piece of Australia in the Philippines, Mate!
Federacion Drive Corner
7th Avenue after 26th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Store hours: 9am-2pm
- Serves breakfast from 9am to 3pm
- Serves lunch from 11am to 7pm