Restaurant Review: Toby's Estate (Salcedo Village, Makati)

Published on April 21, 2016

When the news broke that our office would be transferring from BGC to Makati, the first thing that came to my mind was to do a food crawl. Toby’s Estate was one of the many restaurants that I had been meaning to try. My foodie teammates had already visited the place countless of times. On all of those occasions, I was either on leave or working from home. But a few weeks ago, I finally got the chance to try it out with JC and Abby. Aubrey and I work on the same building so I tagged her along. #KaladkarinBFF

Brightly lit and with white as the dominant color, the already spacious restaurant looked even bigger. It exudes a cozy ambiance which made me feel like going back to the place to catch up with some friends over coffee and desserts. But at the same time, Toby’s Estate seems fit to be a perfect venue for formal meetings. Actually, kami lang ang maingay sa restaurant! Harharharhar! :p

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Aubrey and I decided to share over some pasta and sandwich. We got to try their Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich. Some of you may say that there is nothing much to say about a simple chicken sandwich, but Aubrey and I agreed that Toby’s Estate’s take on this classic is extraordinarily delicious! Albeit a bit pricey for a chicken sandwich, its taste actually justified its cost. The chunks of chicken are big enough for my tongue to notice its existence. Yung iba kasi almost invisible ang chicken sa chicken sandwich! :p

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I learned from their menu that they use homemade mayonnaise. That explains the richness of the taste, something you’ll never get from a canned mayonnaise. The sandwich comes with potato chips. It would have been a perfect combination if not for some burnt pieces that taste really bitter.

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I got to have a couple of bites of their Mushroom Pasta. Linguine pasta is tossed with sautéed mushrooms, olive oil and herbs, and then topped with Parmesan cheese. I had mixed feelings with this one. I didn’t really like it not because it’s not delicious, but only because I am not really a big fan of oil-based pasta dishes. JC and Abby liked it, though. Nakitikim lang naman ako ng food nila e! :p

I may have not favored the Mushroom Pasta, but their Chorizo Pasta is a different story! I loooooveeeeeeeeedddd it for two reasons. First, it’s spicy! If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you probably know that I am sucker for spicy food. I loved that the pungent sauce gets through every hole of the rigatoni. And second, I love chorizo! Its salty and smoky flavors complemented the peppery yet sweet taste of the basil. Do you want another proof that this is a must-try? Aubrey loved it despite the fact that she hates chorizo!

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JC and Abby kept on offering their Fried Chicken and Biscuit to us. Akala ko dahil hindi lang nila maubos! Hahahaha! But they told me that I should really give it a try. One bite of the fried chicken drizzled with honey was already enough to convince me. Never mind that the honey kept on sticking in between my teeth! Haha! The sweetness of the honey somehow gave contrast to the savory taste of the fried chicken.

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Not wanting to be undermined by the fried chicken, the biscuit actually stole the spotlight. It may look like something on the side to occupy a vacant space of a large plate, but its simple look deceived me. It’s very tasty! I actually found myself using it to scrape off the honey from the plate!

I would have to give Toby’s Estate a 4.5 out 5 rating for food, service and ambiance. It would have been a perfect 5 if not for the steep prices of the food. But then again, sulit na rin naman. :)


Toby's Estate
V Corporate Center,
125 L. P. Leviste Street,
Salcedo Village,
Makati City

* All photos were taken with an Asus Zenfone Selfie

Toby's Estate Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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6 comments

  1. Is this the one beside Purple Oven? or meron pang iba? ang pricey nga ng food nila!

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    1. Hindi yata. Parang Wildflour yata saka nakalimutan ko yung isa hehe.

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  2. What fun it is to work in the same building as your BFF Aubrey's! Yung mga BFFs ko nasa magkabilang building naman, walking distance kaya masaya rin. Hehe. Gusto ko ma-try yung chicken salad sandwich nila! Mahal nga pero mukhang sulit naman. :)

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    1. Minsan hindi rin. Required akong isabay siya pauwi, hindi naman nagbabayad ng pamasahe! Hahaha! :p

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  3. Natawa ako dun sa chicken sandwich na nagpapanggap lang na chicken sandwich hahahahaha relate na relate ako. Lagi ako nabibiktima nun. More than the food, I love the vibe and interiors of the place. Bet ko yung wood and white combination

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    1. Haha! Oo yung ibang chicken sandwich, need mo ng magnifying glass! :p

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