We all have our own objectives in finding the “right” restaurant. With different needs and preferences, we end up choosing a place we think is “right” for us.
Away from distractions but not too far away from the city. A view from the top is what Nest Modern Table and Bar freely gives. One elevator ride to the roof deck and I felt the cold air brought by the month of December. I call it more private than other modern bars because it isn’t too accessible to passersby; not located in a commercialized center.
Fusion lives in the heart of Nest as they merge Asian and Western flavors together. Owned by the same group that popularized URBN Bar & Kitchen and Raven Manila, which is right on the next door, this might be the “right” kind of restaurant you’re off to explore next.
Intended to go on a weeknight to avoid heavy crowd where I saw only 3-4 tables were occupied for a venue that could accommodate about a hundred. I think it’s busier on a weekend since party-goers of Raven Manila would also need a “nest” before or after dancing the night away.

The Food:

Chunky Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup (Php 150)
Rate: 4/5
Served with naan bread, it blended with the mediterranean-like soup spiced up with squash and chickpea flavors. One pizza-shaped slice of naan bread didn’t last long enough before I finish my soup. I wish they doubled the slice. Hehe.
Beetroot Carpaccio (Php 300)
Rate: 4/5
Pepperoni-like Beetroot Carpaccio may be selected by only those who appreciate beetroot. Even if Nest complemented it with feta cheese, citrus segments, candied walnuts and garlic confit, earthy tone of beetroot stands out.
Foie Gras and Mushrooms (Php 550)
Rate: 5/5
I paddled my way through this Foie Gras and Mushrooms with twinkles and smiles. You can just imagine the combination of poached egg, croutons, parmesan and balsamic makes a winning piece of appetizer at Nest.

Roast Chicken Supreme (Php 280)
Rate: 3/5
My eating marathon continued with Roast Chicken Supreme in line. Quarter chicken roasted with burnt marks, duxelle, marbled potatoes on the side, veloute and snap peas. Called off after a while because it wasn’t juicy as I expected. I didn’t push through anymore and skipped to the next plate instead.
Rack of Lamb (Php 950)
Rate: 4/5
I had high hopes for this Rack of Lamb after getting a little dismayed with the earlier chicken. Indeed, lamb was cooked to its tender perfection, accompanied by herb and mustard glaze, smoked eggplant, glazed zucchini and lamb jus.
Pan Seared Snapper (Php 470)
Rate: 5/5
Moved on to Pan Seared Snapper and I could say the first bite signed in as my 2nd top pick next to Foie Gras and Mushrooms. Fresh snapper resting like a bird on its prawn and salmon roe risotto nest. A play of textures from top to bottom. From the snapper’s semi-crispy skin to its juicy meat until the slimy slippery risotto that takes it to a whole new level.
5 Spiced Roast Pork Belly (Php 250)
Rate: 4/5
Walked to the oriental side for 5 Spiced Roast Pork Belly. Dressed up with assorted spices to make the roast pork belly lovelier. Even its soy and garlic noodles add appeal, which match Nest’s outstanding cocktails on the menu.
Dessert Sampler
Donuts & Dips (Php 200)
Chocolate Textures (Php 200)
Reese’s Sansrival (Php 200)
Saved room for a sampler tray of desserts. This isn’t the actual sizes of the price mentioned above.
I gave into all sorts of dessert before leaving Nest. Although, it’s the Reese’s Sansrival that won my heart.
Smokin’ (Php 414)
Rate: 4/5
Signature sizzling cocktail of Nest. Laphroaig single malt, scotch, coconut syrup, honey and lime.
Sexy and I Know It (Php 331)
Rate: 4/5
From the name itself, you know it’s a lady’s drink. Absolut vanilla vodka, rose syrup, lemon, and Maraschino cherry liqueur.

The Ambiance:

Located at the roof deck of W Fifth Building, there’s an added effort to climb up the private tower for fine dining. I tell you, it’s worth bringing your date at Nest to unwind for a moment.
From its name, I felt like a bird resting in my sanctuary at Nest BGC. I could hide out and hang out in this place after busily rushing daily errands.
Hey, don’t settle on one type of couch. If you don’t feel comfortable eating there, you can move on to other sophisticated tables and chairs beside you.
My only worry about Nest is when it gets hotter during the summer. You know the sun loves to hang around Manila during the summer, so uncool. I didn’t spot any air conditoner but glanced upon some large cooling fans.
Have you tried hanging out at Nest in BGC?
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Location: Roofdeck, W Fifth Building, 5th Ave. cor 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 5:00PM-2:00AM
Contact: (+63 917) 874-9999
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NestMNL
Budget: PHP400++

Food 9/10
Ambiance 9/10
Service 9/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8.75/10