“Turn Back Time” In Tomas Morato’s Newest GastroPub, Reminisque Bistro

I’ve went around the office and asked some of my peers on what do they look for in a restaurant. Apparently 98% of them pointed out that its all about the food, which is something nobody can argue about. But it felt generic, like asking someone what the color of the sky is and waiting for an explanation wherein the answer was pretty obvious.

So I changed it a bit and asked about other elements that would make them go back and recommend it to others. And there I found the answers I was looking for.

It all boiled down into two things; Ambience and Music.

How rare is it to find a place here in Metro Manila, where you can enjoy scrumptous meals accompanied by good old music from the 70’s and 80’s. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Well look no further. Right at the heart of Tomas Morato lies a one-of-a-kind dining experience that will certainly take you back down memory lane.

Reminisque Bistro opened its doors last July 30, 2015. Owned and managed by a group of long time bestfriends. Reminisque already embodies a sense of comfort right off the bat.

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Decorated with memorabilias and personal photographs of the owners. Reminisque Bistro goes for that relaxed and intimate setup that makes you say “Its good to be back home“.

And speaking of home, how could I forget the two most awesome things about Reminisque Bistro. The food and the music!

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Serving traditional filipino cuisines with a twist. Every single bite you take is like a step back to the past. Delicious and very reminiscent (no pun intended).

My personal favorites were the Sisig w/ Pita Bread and Kansi (Ilonggo Style Bulalo). And it came no surprise to me that those two were their best-sellers.

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Who would have thought that Sisig, a popular filipino pulutan dish matches perfectly with pita bread. Crunchy sisig with the right amount of spice while you gnaw on that soft and chewy pita bread. Just imagine that playing on your palate. The contrast in the texture of both ingredients is a match made in heaven. Absolutely divine!

Photo by Reminisque Bistro
Photo by Reminisque Bistro

I also went gaga over their Kansi which is an Ilonggo version of Bulalo. It is your normal Bulalo with the tender beef and brown broth. But what really gets you is the sour taste of its broth that borderlines our personal favorite, Sinigang. It really captures that home-grown comfort food vibe that makes you close your eyes and sigh with satisfaction.

But food isn’t the only thing that Reminisque Bistro has to offer. Their wide array of music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s is what makes them irresistable.

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Dining to the beats of Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Jets, Cindy Lauper, The Backstreet Boys, The BeeGees, Bread and many more is the last thing you could ask for. Not only does your sense of smell, taste and sight enjoys everything, but your hearing is also in for a treat.

It makes you want to share these kind of moments with friends and loved ones, and just have a hearty laugh over old memories. What a great way to spend your weekdays or weekends.

Its as if Reminisque Bistro is a memory time capsule where you can find food for the tummy and for the soul.


For inquiries and reservations, Call (02) 4415302 / 09476182093 or you can add them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ReminisqueMorato

Address: Scout Lozano Street corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Open daily for lunch up until the last call, which is usually at 2:00 am.

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