The Girl + The Bull

G/F Grand Midori, Legazpi St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

The Girl + The Bull
4.0
4.0 Stars

5 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 1
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
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Category:
International
Business Hours
Open: 5:00p - 10:00p
Phone
+639260380965

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 5:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 5:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 5:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 5:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 5:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Dinner, Dessert
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Inna A.
3.0 Stars
2

Overpriced mediocre food.

Just to give you an idea, we paid 600PHP for three pieces of fried chicken and a piece of French Toast. I paid 290PHP for the same amount of chicken and four waffles on Diner on 16th, and the chicken tasted waaaayyyyyt better.

I wanted to order the duck (para naman di ako naka fried chicken sa isang fine dining resto diba), it was unavailable.

I asked the server what would he recommend for our second dish, the mussels or the pork belly, he said the pork belly. I ordered the pork belly. It was tender, but the skin was crispy to the point that it was tough, ang sakit na sa ipin, hindi mo na makagat.

Service was excellent. Glasses remained full all the time. Service saved this place. If it wasn't for food service, I would have given it two stars.

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars
4

When another South favorite opened its new home at Makati, I am thrilled. The Girl + The Bull is a classy restaurant originally located at BF Homes then shared a space with 12/10 at Guijo but now has found its permanent place at Midori Bldg. Bolanos St. Legaspi Village, Makati.

Known for its classy interior, they have retained the same vibes into their new home. White interiors and minimalist. Even their menu is simple but of great taste.

To start off we had toasted brioche with mango jam and ham. They also have a bread with butter on the house. Now that toasted brioche is so good!! It's creamy and toasted perfectly. Their mango jam is a good puree of mango with a little sweetness that fits as a jam; Not too thick of a mixture. The ham is like a slice of pastrami. Cold cuts to be exact unlike the typical hams. It's a actually a good way to start a meal.

Our main is their specialty which is fried chicken with toasted brioche and side order of mashed potato. It's the most potatoest thing ever; if ever there's such a word. It's so smooth, thick and creamy. All solid potato written all over it. Their fried chicken is good!! Crunchy on the outside but soft and tender inside. It has different herbs and spices but taragon is the most prominent one if you'd ask me. The toasted brioche this time is a little different. It has this coconut flavor with it and very much creamy served with whip cream on the side. It's perfect!!

Faux twix is their specialty when it comes to dessert. Their own rendition of twix which I would say is brilliant but because it's so small I can just have it in one bite. Ugh. I was fooled on its size

They have wines too and their coffees are from Habitual so I know they're good. They also have mussels on their menu which I have to try next time. Staffs are amazing, and very accommodating. They are open from 5pm onwards Mondays to Saturdays. You can also make reservations beforehand.

For the price we paid and the quality of food and service we received, this is definitely worth a try. I'm actually going back cause they're mussel menu had me thinking on trying them out plus the angus steak. Ugh. For a classy evening or a Tita wine evening, this a good place to start hidden along the street of Bolanos.

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Kristin A.
5.0 Stars
6

I'd been hearing about this place and people raving about it from my |ooloo friends, and discovered they had a pop-up in 12/10 earlier this year. I was pleasantly surprised to discover they've reopened closer to my neighborhood, so I decided to check it out for early dinner.

The entrance is actually on Bolanos St., which is the rear of the Midori building, alongside other new restos like Mantra and Pappy. Tonight the place was still easy to get a table at, maybe because people haven't cottoned on to it being open (they just started here a couple of months ago). The bar is upstairs, accessible from inside the resto. I didn't go up since I wasn't interested in getting a drink, I wanted to get down to the food right away.

The menu isn't very extensive, somewhat like Hey Handsome where they had at most 5 items each for apps, small plates, big plates, sides, and desserts. I had a hard time choosing what to order - everything looked really interesting. And since they sat me at the counter bordering the open kitchen, I got to pick the kitchen crew's brains for ideas on good pairings. I went with the following:

Sourdough and fermented butter - the free starter is baked fresh in their ovens everyday (along with the brioche and the black roll they used for the prawn roll). The bread is nice and crunchy and feels a bit heavy, so I only consumed a couple of pieces before moving on to the next plate.

River prawn roll, herbs, pink peppercorns - their version of the lobster roll is small, just enough as an appetizer for one (or two, if you're sharing everything). But man, it packs a lot. The dressing frames the delicate flavor of the prawn beautifully, and the pink peppercorns just elevates it even more. Great choice of herbs - dill, basil, and basil flowers top the roll. I was really sad when one piece of shrimp rolled off and fell on the counter, so be careful and catch them all on your plate. Sayang eh.

Pork belly, pineapple, charcoal coconut basmati - I loved the idea of pork and pineapple, and this dish takes you on an imaginary journey to a tropical island beach without leaving the city. The belly is very tender, with the skin having just enough crunch. I'm not a big fan of coconut but I'll take it with the pineapple reduction - the sauce makes everything better.

Faux twix - the chefs mentioned this is one of the two dishes they kept from the old menu, and I just had to know what makes this dessert a big hit since I can't handle a sharing platter of chicken. The bar is decadent in its own simple way - thick shortbread finger, thick caramel layer and thick chocolate topping sprinkled with salt. I don't even know how I finished the thing, it's supposed to be for two.

Flat white by Habitual Coffee - I haven't been to the coffeeshop so it's a lucky break for me that they partnered up and offered their coffee here.
After the too sweet dessert the bitteness of the coffee capped my dinner perfectly.

Do note, all this stuff set me back some. But these dishes are meant to be shared and enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere (meaning, not when you've skipped all meals during the day and are looking for one grand evening feast). Kudos to the kitchen crew and wait staff for entertaining my (too few) questions and letting me eavesdrop on your conversations 128521 - certainly my stay was far from boring.

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Jeffery O.
3.0 Stars

The chicken is good however the toast and the sauce is too sweet for my taste...

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

Can't think of any new restos to visit near the office and my boss suggested we try The Girl + The Bull in Guijo Street. They recently opened their pop-up store and is currently serving lunch at 12/10. Although they revamped their lunch menu, they still have their bestselling Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Faux Twix.

It was my first time here and I dunno what to expect. I've heard mixed reviews about the place. I was just hoping I'd get a good meal coz I was already hungry. 128055

We started our meal with a serving of Rocket Salad with orange, walnuts and miso ice cream. I had to pick out the oranges, but I didn't expect I'd enjoy the miso ice cream on top. It was a very refreshing addition to your usual salad.

For our main dish, we were torn if we should get the Fried Chicken or Mussels. We asked for their staff's suggestion but she said both were worth a try. We ended up getting the latter because it's "healthier." HAHA whatever! Though the chicken might be more filling and enjoyable, the mussels didn't disappoint tastewise. It was served in green curry sauce with coconut, lime and basil. The curry flavor wasn't too strong and it'll surely make you eat more rice because it's so tasty! (Bawal saken yung curry but deadma na.128517)

We couldn't leave this place without trying their signature dessert-- Faux Twix. Layers of shortbread, caramel and chocolate topped with sea salt. IT WAS SO GOOD!!! More chocolatey than the real thing, while the sea salt balances the sweetness out. I can probably finish the whole serving by myself (but I know I shouldn't haha). Coffee nalang kulang!128076🏼

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