It’s that time of the year when you can’t focus on anything so my team mates and I trooped to Greenbelt 5 for lunch at Mr. Jones, a newly-opened restaurant.
Honestly, the reason we chose this particular place wasn’t the food. We heard the waiters were hot, and so was the owner from our two colleagues who had dinner there the night before. So the rest of the team decided to check them out ourselves.
Voila! Mr. Jone’s reminded me of old fashioned diner, what with red leather seats, jukebox, and old toys. And the waiters and waitresss all wore striped red uniforms, like the ones you see in the movies. They also have one zebra-printed couch inside but all seats in the air-conditioned portion were reserved so we ended up outside, al-fresco – with the cold December wind blowing crazily (though at several points during our two-hour lunch, the sun shone so brightly it felt like we were sunbathing).
Here’s what we had for lunch:
peach iced tea
crab and dory
fish and chips
mac and cheese
The food was superb. I particularly enjoyed the crab and dory fish fillet – the creamy cheese sauce was just the right foil to the fillet so the fish taste doesn’t get too overwhelming. Prices were quite friendly too – drink start at around Php 120 while the entrees cost around Php 350 up. Our total bill was around Php 2,500 inclulsive of drinks for seven people.
We didn’t get to see the “hot” waiters though. Or if we did, I didn’t find them hot. Haha.
One gripe though is that they serve awfully slow – we ordered around 11:45 am and got our food shortly before 1pm. A full hour’s wait!!! A good thing the food and drinks are good, otherwise, it would have been a shame.
Will I come back here again? Definitely. Just don’t come here when you’re already on the brink of starvation and you’ll be fine.
* Mr. Jones is located the ground floor of Greenbelt 5. Reservations can be made through 501-3682 to 83.