Todd English Food Hall

5/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Todd English Food Hall
4.2
4.0 Stars

351 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 152
  • 4 stars 127
  • 3 stars 57
  • 2 stars 11
  • 1 star 4
  • 407 Reviews
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Category:
International
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00p - 11:00p
Phone
+6329752318

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:30p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Shellah Marie R.
5.0 Stars
4

Yummmmmmeeeh

PLACE:

Place is so simple yet it has certain vibe of poshness on it.

FOOD:

Thick Pork Chop thingy - I forgot the exact name of this dish but this is so damn good! Should definitely try this one. If you're having a hard time cutting the meat, you can ask them to slice it for you. The meat is tender but probably because of the thickness of the pork chop, it might be quite hard for some to slice it.

Agnolotti Veal - This is definitely one of my favorite pastas! Paste itself is cooked to perfection. Sauce was incredibly amazing as well.

OMG - OMG! This is sooo divine! Not so sweet yet its super chocolateyyyy. One of the best chocolate lava cakes I've had! All of the components of this dish is soo delish! You should definitely try this.

SERVICE:

Friendly and accommodating staff.

PRICE:

This may be quite pricey but its definitely worth it!

VERDICT:

Did I enjoy it? - Yes
Will I recommend it? - Definitely
Will I come back? - Definitely Yes

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Jomarie A.
2.0 Stars
2

You might be wondering how on earth this highly rated restaurant suddenly received a 211088 rating given how everyone is raving about their food. Yes, if it's just the food, I'd give it 4-511088. But during our visit, their service sucked big time. Read on to know the full story, but if you just want to read about the food review, jump to somewhere in the middle portion of my review. Pardon for the lost post, but I had to let you guys know how horrible their service was.

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Last Sunday, my sister's then boyfriend and now fiancé, finally proposed to her! 128141 (Congratulations, you guys! 128112) He proposed in Laguna, and initially wanted the group to have dinner at Tagaytay. He asked me if I could help him list down some of the top restaurants, and I happily said yes! 128516 After a few days, he told me he has a new plan, and wanted to just have dinner in Taguig, to prevent us from getting stuck in traffic.

I gave him a list of restaurants in Taguig, and from there, he picked one: Todd English Food Hall. Since we were a group of 12 people, he placed a reservation ahead of time. We got there at around 6pm, and we were seated promptly.

We checked out their menu, and after a few moments, a lady, seemingly one of their managers, came by and suggested appetizers for us. Then, she suddenly said, "Ay eto po si _____ (forgot the name but she was pertaining to a waiter), and he will be your server today." And then she left. Eep. First booboo. She was in the middle of suggestive selling, then she just left? I mean, how impolite can they be?

So we asked the waiter their bestsellers, and since we're ordering a plate per person, my sister and I decided to share our orders. Here's what we got:

✔ RISOTTO PAELLA (Php 480) - 11088110881108811088
This came first, and since we were both hungry, we happily devoured this. Big cuts of fresh seafood topped the tomato based risotto. As far as I remember, there were clams, mussels, squid, shrimps, and fish. It actually is good for 2-3 people already, and is already good for a meal. It was served piping hot and in a "sizzling" type of bowl, so it did not cool down easily either. The only thing I did not like as much in this dish was that the tomato sauce was too sour for my liking, it was already overpowering. Though when eaten together with the Steak N' Marrow, the sourness tones down a bit.

✔ STEAK N' MARROW (Php 590) - 1108811088110881108811088
People who know me and my dining preferences will know that steak is not one of my go-to food, but I wanted to try their version of the hanger steak; and also, I wanted the bone marrow! 128513 My sister is not a big fan of bloody steaks, so we had our steak on medium doneness. When the steak arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at the big serving size, which I know was more than enough for the two of us. The beef was juicy and tender (though it would have been even more tender if we had it on medium rare), and had the right amount of flavor and seasoning. I also loved how it was sliced to the perfect thickness. 128076 What hit the spot though, was when I had a bite of steak smeared with some bone marrow and topped with their thin and crunchy onion rings... WOW. I was speechless when I had that first bite. 128022128525 It was so sinful but oh so delicious! To balance it out a bit, there were also french beans and baby potatoes on the side, perfect as a palate cleanser when you're already overwhelmed by the rich taste of the marrow. I really loved this dish 128156

When we were still eating, the waiters kept on bussing out the empty plates without excusing themselves. One even got our empty risotto plate and passed it over my head! Second booboo. *sigh* Weren't they trained properly? 128530

At this point, I was already losing my cool, but tried to keep mum as it was my sister's special day. Instead, I sat back and enjoyed the nice ambiance. I would have liked it if it was brighter inside though (so I could take better photos 128513). I also loved how there were different cooking stations for each cuisine, much like what you see in buffet restaurants.

My rage has already started to cool down, when I saw another waiter bussing out plates on the other end of our table. He stacked the plates, when all of a sudden, the saucer for the soy sauce (they ordered sashimi) toppled off and one of our companion's light pink shirt was soaked in the dark colored soy sauce! HORRIBLE!!! Third booboo, and possibly the worst thing I've seen in restaurant "accidents". The waiter apologized once, and said he'll get some table napkins to soak off the soy sauce, but the shirt was stained beyond repair! I was so mad, and I hated them even more that NONE of the managers ever approached us (I think there were around 3 of them, those wearing black uniforms). By this time, our companion went to the comfort room, probably trying to clean the shirt to the best of his ability.

My sister's fiancé's sister was upset about what happened too, so she called a waiter so we can bill out, and she asked him to call their manager. It so happened that the waiter who approached us was the one who spilled soy sauce all over our companion, and he said arrogantly, "Ahh, dahil dun sa nangyari?" 128547 UGH. The manager finally came, and we told her how our friend's shirt was soaked with soy sauce due to the incompetence of their staff. She did not even apologize, and said that they were already "assisting" our friend, and someone went to buy a shirt for him. (We know that they should have at lest bought the same brand of shirt, or something of equal value). She sounded so defensive and unapologetic, that I was not able to contain myself and said, "Ang dami nung toyo na nabuhos. Sana kasi tine-train niyo nang maayos yung staff niyo di ba?" That's the only time she said sorry, and said that there is no excuse for what happened.

When the person who bought the shirt arrived, it was obviously a random t-shirt, not even close to the Uniqlo polo shirt our friend was wearing. 128530 I felt bad for him. 128546 And also, since I've worked in the hospitality industry for a while before, I know that during these instances, there should have been some service recovery done (there is usually a budget for this), like a dessert for the affected customer, or waived service charge, etc. But nothing was ever offered. 128530 It's not like we wanted or needed something more, but that should have been the standard of good service.

So, would I come back? The food was obviously really good, and I wanted to try more dishes. But cliché as it seems, first impressions do last -- and to me, with what happened during my first visit, Todd English Food Hall has the worst service in all the restaurants I've been to, to date. If I may say this: their quality of service is inversely proportional to the quality of their food. What a shame. 128557

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Michelle Ann Y.
4.0 Stars

Took this shot using my iPhone last Jan 2015 9786️ The Bomb 128163 Homemade Velvet Ice Cream Cake | White Chocolate Dome | Espresso Cream | Homemade Crumbs 128512

Super duper late post! 128514 Best way to end our meal 🤗

More photos on my Instagram / Snapchat: @cheffymitchyu

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Giovan T.
4.0 Stars
4

A popular lunch time spot and after work dinner place. The Food Hall offers steaks, burgers, seafood, pasta, pizza, and many more, it's a buffet of a menu...

T.E. Half Chicken (320 PHP)
Fairly priced for a 1/2 portion of chicken, it's tender throughout, but lacking in  tasteful personality, the skin is nice and crisp. Also enjoyed the mango sauce and the grilled corn buts with the french beans. THis is the cheapest dish on the menu that will stuff you good.

Steak and Marrow (590 PHP)
150 grams of hangar steak prepared medium, presented pre-sliced for convenience and with a side of bone marrow. The beef was tender enough to satisfy, the sauce was really good, but lacking, and the marrow is really just a compliment. Overall, a good choice for a meaty meal.

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Manfred M.
4.0 Stars
10

To celebrate a friend's birthday, we hung out at the posh SM Aura in BGC. We had a taste of the delectable offerings of Todd English Food Hall, an upscale dining area situated in the top floor of the mall. The restaurant is actually owned by the same group that operates the esteemed Tim Ho Wan Chinese restaurant and the Mesa Fusion Cuisine chain of restaurants. This place was just opened this year and has been garnering a lot of attention from the media, the dining public, and the local food scene. Being privileged to try out this place, I certainly was excited! The place has truly been known for its unique play on international flavors and favorites.

In the restaurant, our blogger group had a taste of their wide array of dishes, including:

Frito Miso. This fried squid delight was not too oily, actually. It was very crispy and a bit sweet. The squid was fresh and tasty! The garlic mayo sauce made the dish even more flavorful.

Simple Salad. The standard fresh vegetable dish for those who want things basic. It's a mix of lettuce, tomatoes, corn, vinaigrette, and olive oil.

Spinach Salad. Made from Spanish Spinach or Alugbati, this healthy dish is a veritable concoction of wellness. The slightly bitter taste of the spinach leaves was complemented by the sweet and juicy tomatoes, oranges, cranberries, and friend onion rings.

Tuna Tartare. This sashimi dish was complemented by steamed shrimp. Seafood lovers will surely have a blast with this one.

Brooklyn Meatball Spaghetti. The huge meatballs coupled with angel hair pasta was a force to be reckoned with. The sheer size of the meatballs and its cheesy fillings can make anyone full in an instant. Add to that the crisp tomato sauce and you definitely have something good for the belly.

Seafood Diablo Orzo. This seafood pasta delight was composed of their special tomato sauce garnished in olive oil cooked with shrimps, squid, scallops with the cheesy risotto. Seafood lovers will surely have a blast with this dish.

Miso Glaze Salmon. This seafood delight is composed of a pan seared salmon topped with salad for those who want their dishes health conscious. I especially loved the fish for tasting very fresh and light.

Wagyu Fried Rice. As a meat lover, my bias for steak has always been very heavy. Imaging my delight when I found out that the meat was made out of pure Wagyu beef cut into small strips and topped on fried rice. It's definitely a high end take on that simple beef tapa I usually eat.

Steak and Marrow. The steak goodness never ends. This U.S. Hanger steak was cooked to perfection. Add to that a thick slice of bone marrow that's surely delightful for fat lovers. I surely had a great time savoring the fat and tasting the soft, delicious, meat.

TE Pork Chop. This huge chunk of pork chops really made my heart melt. Add to that the demi glace sauce and the great cooking. I really ate my heart out as I devoured this dish.

Lamb Chops. As a lamb lover, this dish is a welcome addition to the array. The baked meat was drizzled with mint sauce and cream. This reminded me of the lamb dishes I tasted in Malaysia. However, this dish really took the cake. I love the cooking and its flavorful taste.

Agnolotti Veal. More fatty goodness came with this dish. The creamy sauce and tender fat made me want to ask for more.

Truffle Fungi Pizza. For some carb vegetable goodness. This pizza was a thick and hot slab of premium truffles. This was truly for those with discerning taste.

As for dessert, we had:

The Bomb! The white chocolate dome was drizzled with sinfully delightful chocolate sauce. Believe it or not, the cake had a graham, ice cream, and espresso cream filling. Talk about a small dome that packs quite a punch!

Betty White. This more conservative tiramisu cake topped with grahams and gelato is for those who want a more traditional approach to their dessert. Plain white and simple.

OMG. Yes it's the name of this dessert. This chocolate overload is composed of lava cake, cereal crumble and chocolate gelato. The bittersweet chocolatey taste is the true embodiment of cacao goodness.

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Kiko G.
5.0 Stars

I was only gone a month and a half and there are a lot of good eats I missed. I decided to have dinner at Ping Pong Diplomacy yesterday because I missed the event. Other than catching up on restaurants and new eats, there are just places I'd like to go back to so I had my dessert at Todd English Food Hall. Even if I don't mention what I ordered, I'm pretty sure you'll be able to guess OMG Chocolate Cake.

Having a plate of homemade lava cake surrounded by chocolate cereal balls (na lasang MILO), two kinds of chocolate ganache, chocolate syrup and garnished with chocoate crumbs, it definitely deserves an "OMG" response. The play on texture and the assortment of sweetness made this dish a perfectly balanced dessert.

PHP420 for this dessert but having that feeling of getting overly quenched in chocolate goodness, I think I got what I paid for.

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Hannah V.
4.0 Stars
7

We ordered Caviar and Smoked Salmon Flat Bread, It was nice (just the right blend of the caviar with the salmon) while Risotto Paella has a fresh seafood mix with roasted tomato.Their tomato were good so if you're a tomato-based lover, then you will enjoy this. Their Half Chicken was perfectly roasted the chicken meat was so tender and juicy. T.E Pork Chop (48-hour brined chop) was a good and soft. They have amazing desserts. Go check out their dessert selection because they have the coolest presentation and plating. The *bomb* was good not too sweet and it has the right balance of temperature. It's a bit pricey, but I think it's worth it. 127860128077🏻

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Rodney O.
4.0 Stars

Good service and nice ambiance. Always nice to go here and dine.

Nigiri Stairs and Steak and Marrow should always be your order when you dine here.

Salmon, tuna, lobster tail, scallop, eel and foie gras nigiris will always win. Steak and bone marrow for P540 is perfect.

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Ara H.
4.0 Stars
5

Worth every cent. At first, you'll find it expensive but with the service and the classy ambiance, all worth it!

I loved the Lamb Chops with the green rice thing which I thought was just a design at first glance haha!

Their classic burger was also good.

I also ordered the salmon flatbread which is now my FAVORITE!!! 978610084️ so sarap!!!!!!

The spaghetti was usual but still worth every bite.

The only one i did not enjoy was the chicken popcorn taco. It's so dry 128547

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Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
5

Todd English Food Hall's menu was extensive. There were so many dishes we wanted to try but sadly, there were only two tummies to fill up. To be honest, we ordered a lot for just two people. But that's nothing new 128514128055

128055 PIG FACE TACO [P260] 1108811088110881108811088
Crispy pork mask taco with fresh guacamole, black bean puree & cilantro garlic dressing. In Filipino language, it's better know as "sisig taco". I absolutely loved this! The black bean puree and cilantro garlic dressing complemented the fried sisig. Hands down, this one of the best tacos I've tried to date. Can't recommend it enough!

DYNAMITE ROLL [P265] 110881108811088
The menu did not have a description for this but it's just a fried spicy salmon maki. This was good, on the average side. It wasn't bad but wasn't the best either.

127754 RISOTTO PAELLA [P480] 11088110881108811088
Fresh seafood mix with roasted tomato risotto
The great thing about this dish is that they were generous with the seafood (calamari, clams, etc). The tomato flavors were good so if you're a tomato-based dish lover, then you will enjoy this. I only gave 4 stars because the salmon risotto from Refinery is still the best for me. But this is a great dish as well 128077🏻

T.E. TWO WAY DUCK [P650] 11088110881108811088
Homemade duck leg confit, soyus vide duck breast, sweet potato purée, pickled red cabbage, duck demi and french beans. I'm not a big fan of ducks but I found this dish to be really tender. The duck was juicy and the sauce went well with it. (Btw, I really liked how they plated their dishes)

BETTY WHITE [P420] 1108811088110881108811088
Lava Cake, silky pudding, salted caramel gelato. You can't find this dessert in their menu. I think (I can't remember 128514) it was a special dessert for the week. The waiter recommended this to us. As explained by him, this was actually the white chocolate version of the OMG. I don't regret trusting him even for a second. This might be the BEST dessert I've eaten. The lava cake was crunchy on the outside but super soft and moist on the inside. Their gelato were made in-house and I LOVE IT! Best Salted Caramel Gelato I've had. We even ordered another scoop because it was that good. A huge scoop costs [P95] for regular flavors but the salted caramel costs [P120]. I don't think this was in their menu either. Too bad. I do hope they put it permanently as part of their menu because I would come back just for it (on days I need comfort because it does cost P420128514). To be honest,!I'd give this a hundred stars if I could 10084

The place had really good interiors. I loved how everything was set up. The servers were really kind and attentive as well. To match everything, the food prices were high as well 128514 But worth every penny 128176 There are still a lot of dishes worth trying so I will be definitely be back.

P.S. Since I'm still new to looloo | (3 weeks old), it's best to inform that this is a #latepost 🤓

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

One of the best food courts in Manila, amsterdam burger, cheese pizza, truflle ball potato and amsterdam beer! Perfect!

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Crissy B.
5.0 Stars

Always end up going here for when my family wants to eat out, but not sure of where to go cuz there's sure to be something for everyone. :))

Last night we celebrated my dad's birthday, and we ordered quite a lot.... Tuna sashimi, spicy tuna rolls , oysters, Caesar salad, sisig tacos, seared tuna (we obviously like tuna), miso glazed salmon, spaghetti & meatballs, and the roast chicken!128517 Everything was wow, but my favorites were the spicy tuna rolls, and the spaghetti!! It's amazing how their dishes are so on point, even tho they're of totally different cuisines.

My only qualm is that I don't like the dessert selection too much. It's too much I guess especially after eating so much for dinner HAHAHAH.

Great service as usual, and I still love their bathrooms 128514

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Jill T.
4.0 Stars

The steak with bone marrow was tasty. Too much for one person but order something else if you plan to share this meal. 10084

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Joanne R.
3.0 Stars
4

The place was nice but a little dim.. I had to use my cellphone light in order to read what's on the menu.. The resto looked like a buffet place but it isn't, maybe just following the 'english hall' way. Anyway, the food is pricey because of the ingredients which may have been imported. The food taste overall was ok for me.. Nothing really exciting but just the same. I forgot exactly what we've ordered but it was pasta and pork belly.. The pork belly was too fatty. It was like 80% fat and 20% meat.. I love pork fat but this is way too much for me so we weren't able to finish it all.. Then for dessert was ice cream which was good and sweet.

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Marijoe D.
5.0 Stars
3

Todd English is a posh restaurant that is well designed and great ambience to please any diner. There are several food selections from Japanese, Italian, etc. I've always loved dining here.

I love the menu selection of Todd English, a mix between pricey and affordable. We choose vongole linguini for the pasta and their foodhall burger. Both were great. The pasta has a generous servings of clams which I loved most. The burger served medium rare patty and oozes every bite.

We had their famous OMG cake for the dessert, worth every calories..

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Maye D.
4.0 Stars
3

Went on a Friday date night and excessively ordered since it was our first time to dine here and didn't know the serving was that big and heavy on the stomach. We had the Rissoto Paella (seafood), T.E. Half Chicken and Brooklyn Style Spaghetti. The paella was a little too saucy and sour for my taste, the chicken was okay but what won me over was the spaghetti. Loved the tasty sauce and meatballs!

Too bad we weren't able to taste their famous desserts because we figured we already spent too much on the mains. Desserts are priced at Php 420 btw. 128566 Definitely not a cheap place to get comfort food. But aside from the food quality, what I really loved about this restaurant is the classy ambiance and nice plating.

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Christian C.
4.0 Stars
3

Not a cheap place to grab comfort food but they are worth in terms of flavor and food presentation. Ambiance 4/5 Spacious and classy. Service 4/5 - theyve got attentive food server. Food 4/5 flavour wise its great and they got wide range of food option from french to japanese to asian to american. Do I recommend the place? Ofcourse

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Rachel I.
4.0 Stars
3

Finally had the time with the bestfriend!!!

A great restaurant if you want to splurge. Tho I recommend it for a couple's date night hehehe.

Food and service was exemplary. Food was perfectly seasoned. Serving is generous for one. Waited 10-15 mins for the food.

Steak and Marrow - 11088110881108811088️ (not sure about the marrow, I prefer the buttery and melts-in-the-mouth goodness.)

Aglio Olio with home-cured Bacon - 11088110881108811088️ (I mean come on, what could go wrong with B A C O N)

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Shareen B.
5.0 Stars
3

We only tried THE BOMB, this is ultimately awesome! For only Php 450, yoi have a cupcake/ice cream covered with white chocolate topped with milk chocolate to melt down the white chocolate plus graham (not sure if it was graham) crumbs. 10084

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Yna N.
4.0 Stars
10

Todd English Food Hall is known for its elegant interiors and about a hundred dishes to choose from on the menu. Located at the fifth floor of SM Aura Premiere, C5 corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. A very relaxing and amazing ambiance, I love how the place is dimly lit making the dining experience more personal, coupled with mouth-watering food, and is definitely one of the perfect places for dates.

Salads
T.E. Caesar Salad (Crispy romaine lettuce, lolo rosa, anchovy, crotons and creamy caesar dressings) - P280

Asian Dish
Crab Fried Rice - P299 128077🏻

Main Dish
T.E Half Chicken (24hr brined boneless half chicken with sauteed corn. Tomato and edamame served with mango vinaigrette) - P320 128077🏻

Flatbread Pizza
Bronx Bomber (Tomato sauce, Mozarella cheese,Pepperoni, Caramelized Onion, Parmesan Cheese and Basil) - P490128523128077🏻

Pasta
Aglio Olio Spaghetti - P250 128523128077🏻 you can choose it plain or with Baby Lobster additional P500
with home cured Bacon for P200

Food Hall Vongole Linguine - P280 128523128077🏻

They have enough servers to keep you accommodated all the time, from water refills to additional orders. They have a very creative dishes and what really made this a memorable dining experience was the VIP treatment 128525128077🏻..

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