Location: Taktak Road, Antipolo, Rizal
Price Range: P300-P500
Food Rate: 9 out of 10
Ambiance: 8 out of 10 (casual dining, very homey and laid back)
We looked for Vieux Chalet one rainy afternoon in August. Our reservation was for a brunch date, as people say it’s best to go there in the morning, but it was raining like crazy, and it wasn’t an option to postpone it at that time, as we were celebrating our 20th monthsary (cheesy, I know), and we thought it was the last monthsary we will celebrate together before RGR leaves from abroad.
The rains, the leaves, the cool air of Antipolo made every single thing about Vieux Chalet more romantic. It is an old house turned into a quaint restaurant, fit for the real meaning of the name which is “old cottage”. The staff were courteous and smiling, even showing art store below the restaurant and the cottage beside where one can stay overnight and enjoy the pool and breakfast the day after. The food was incredibly good, too. Here are the photos of the food we ate: shrimp salad, pumpkin soup, four cheese pizza, pasta and dessert sampler which included a swiss chocolate cake. Everything was heavenly.
It’s a hole-in-the-wall, indeed, and yes, well worth the trip going back.