Everyone’s been opening in Legaspi Village nowadays. From a quiet neighborhood home to a handful of coffee shops, it is now transforming into a mecca for both foodies and booze lovers alike.
Enter the new standout establishment along along Carlos Palanca—The Belle & Dragon by the same owners as 2nds. Upon stepping foot inside the restaurant, we are greeted by elaborately furnished interiors that evoke a vibe of class and elegance. We arrived at 1:30 in the afternoon, and it already seemed to have attracted an early drinking crowd for itself, as their beers on tap are irresistibly tempting—and their selection is a good one, we have to say.
And of course, we mustn’t forget the grub! Here’s what this new pub on the block has to offer aside from the brews.
L: Soba Salad (soba noodles, mixed greens, shrimp, mangoes), PHP 250 | R: The Wurst Threesome (grilled munchner weisswurst, black forest sausage, beef banger, sauerkraut, red cabbage, chips), PHP 570
Mac N Cheese Pie (cheddar, Leicester, maccheroni, lardons, bacon lattice), PHP 490
Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.