Punong Gary’s Place was love at first sight. It’s this hidden place of zen just a few minutes outside the hustle and bustle of city. A total gem. But like any love at first sight, you then notice some flaws that you wish you never noticed at all.
The dishes are as pretty as the place. A creative menu, I have to say. But as far as the quality of the food goes, sadly, there are plenty of better choices in the city for the price of 750 pesos per person. Don’t get me wrong, I would still go back to Punong Gary’s Place, though— even just for a drink, chill on a hammock and take in the scenery. Plus, to take amazing photos, of course.
But, if you’re looking for a romantic, quiet place for a meal, avoid the weekends. Ever since it’s gone mainstream, it’s usually packed and transforms into this family-friendly restaurant with kids swimming and playing in the pool. Not like there’s anything wrong with being family-friendly, but personally, i prefer the sanctuary feel rather than the amusement park feel.
Schedules and Rates:
Wed to Sun – 10am to 3pm (5 course lunch/ 750php per head)
& 5pm-10pm (5 course dinner/ 900php per head)
Thus & Fri – 3pm to 10pm (350php per head) Tapas Night
Appetizer (chicken ala king popover, tomato and basil bruschetta, crispy kangkong) Tahini salad ( lettuce, fruits, sesame seeds, tahini dressing)Roasted pumpkin soupFree Range Chicken Pesto Parmesan Slow cooked pork with red wine sauceIce Cream for dessertPunong Gary’s Place is still one of the prettiest spots in the city. And i would recommend people to drop by and enjoy the feel of this Balinese-inspired hideaway. I’ll probably drop by again, maybe for the Tapas Night next time. I’m always open to be proven wrong.
But for now, don’t just take my word for it. Book a table and see (taste) for yourself.