Bondi: If you're an avid Instagram user, chances are you follow Tulip Bistro and have come across their mouth watering dishes on their account or other's. I've always wanted to come try it first hand for myself (at the time I was still in London). So of course it was no surprise that Tulip made it to the cut for our Brunch spots and I was quite impressed. It has such a relaxing ambience that you hardly notice the wait time for the food, except you're really hungry. The food was delicious and I was just happy to be eating blueberries after a really long time. I liked that the strawberries were sweet rather than sour.
And if you really want to make an experience out of it, how about heading next door to Fashion Cafe to pick yourself an elegant dress before lunch or the opposite way for tea at the Tea Room to finish off a wonderful day. Luckily for us there was an event at Fashion Cafe, so it made a nice brunch experience for us.
Habibah: Sunday was a quiet evening and we chose to kick it off at Tulip- a good opportunity to step into Fashion Cafe for the "See & Sip" shopping event.
Not all the time do the staff/host notice another party joining a table which is an err on their customer service. The food was fast and that changed the mood in the table to happy rather than usual as we are accustomed to waiting a while for our food. It was delicious I must say, but we only got asked how our food was at the end rather than half way through. Overall the service was just okay and the food also, because they can do better- especially without the VAT.
Samira: It was a nice Saturday afternoon, surprisingly not very busy at the restaurant. The music added a nice ambience to the restaurant (they had a good playlist on).
I ordered the anadariya baby chicken and mashed potatoes and to drink I had watermelon juice. The waiters seemed confused at first as to who was taking our order but later found their way. I thought the waiters could be more professional in their conduct. The food came in under 30 minutes which was commendable. The mashed potatoes were perfectly creamy and smooth, and the grilled chicken was grilled just right with no burnt bits. The meal on a whole was really good.
Generally, it was a good experience, but could have been better if the waiters acted in a more organized professional way i.e. welcome you when you come in, seat you, bring menus immediately, in general be more responsive and attentive.
Must Order: The Anadariya Baby Chicken with Mashed Potatoes. Very divine, I tell you.
Brunch Budget: N3500 - N5000
Next stop: The Quarter Cafe