Old Swiss Inn in Makati
Old Swiss Inn: when you hear that name, you think, a homey, Swiss-type hotel. But it’s actually a restaurant smack in the middle of Makati, located at Olympia Towers, in a hidden nook away from the hustle and bustle of the city. And yes, Old Swiss Inn serves European food that you will keep coming back for.
“Old Swiss Inn serves authentic European cuisine,” explained Gloria Rodriguez, the Operating Manager of Old Swiss Inn. They serve Corned Beef – but it’s not your canned variety. It’s corned beef brisket that is offered with sautéed cabbages plus boiled potatoes.
They also serve Gnagi Pork Knuckles, which are either boiled or baked and offered with boiled potatoes and sauerkraut.
Of course, one of their bragging rights (and probably their claim to fame) is the fondue menu. “Old Swiss Inn has started the fondue trend,” Rodriguez said.
I ordered Peppersteak Swiss Inn, a 250-gram cut of prime tenderloin steak which is then encrusted with peppercorn, slathered with green peppercorn sauce, and finally, served together with grilled veggies plus French fries.
Peppersteak Swiss Inn
Initially, the steak was too salty, but the staff was kind enough to suggest that it be done according to my specifications. My second plate was more to my liking.
Next, I had the Zurich Geschnetzeltes, which consists of pork tenderloin that is shredded and mixed with mushroom cream sauce. It is then partnered with roesti potatoes, which makes the plate truly delightful. It is my go-to item on the menu at Old Swiss Inn.
Their beverages are quite affordable. A glass of their house wine costs about PhP200, while their beer is priced at PhP65. Not bad!
I think this clinches it all: they have free WiFi – and they’re open 24 hours! It’s a great place to have a great meal, relax, go online, and sit back with a glass of wine. It’s also a good stopover after a busy day or a night out with friends. Have a cup of their hot coffee, grab a bite, and head on home for a good night’s sleep.
Don’t forget to give them your contact information when you come visit, as they constantly have promotions and discounts all year round. For instance, this January 2012, Old Swiss Inn is shaving 20% off the Zurich Geschnetzeltes. Wow, lucky me!
Old Swiss Inn is now one of my top restaurant picks in Makati. But don’t just take my word for it; drop by and order one of their famous European meals! Prepare to say a few tongue twisters, though, as many items on the menu are hard to pronounce. And yes, even that is part of the fun.