Last month, we drove to Tagaytay for lunch to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. It was our first time to celebrate our anniversary as a family. It was also Elian’s 7th month and his first time in Tagaytay. We wanted to dine somewhere we haven’t been to. A place with good food and a nice scenic ambiance that would feel like home. These are my prerequisites every time we’re celebrating something special — to go to a new place we can eat while enjoying a beautiful scenery.
Lime & Basil in Tagaytay was just perfect for those weekend destination dining with the family. Ken & I love Thai food and we’ve always been meaning to try this place out. We were starving when we arrived and we really appreciated that our orders were quite quick to be served. That’s a real plus especially since when we got there, there were already long tables of families and friends dining. The place is really perfect for that — family reunions, get-together with friends and intimate celebrations in a setting of a home. There’s also a garden out front where kids can run and play and friends can hangout in. The big house was converted into a restaurant with pretty interiors and there’s a quaint little shop at the back selling stuff for your home.
The food is quite good, you just have to specify if you want it just mildly spicy. The Tom Yum they initially served us was really hot but they nicely changed it to our preference. We ordered the Pad Thai, Chicken Curry, Crab Cakes and Pineapple Fried Rice and we even had leftovers to bring home.
Overall, we find Lime & Basil one of the favourite places to dine-in Tagaytay. I’ve always been fond of garden restaurants. And this is one place we can keep coming back to for great Thai food in a cozy garden setting. I like that it’s quite hidden and not overcrowded. This, along with Marcia Adams (that’s also in the same street) and of course Antonio’s are just some of our favourite places here.
Hoping to discover more gem places like this for our lil family’s weekend trips and mini celebrations! 🙂