A plush secret garden in the rolling hills of Tagaytay, Sonya’s Garden was home and private sanctuary of European and US expats that has been open to the public offering bed & breakfast and restaurant. It is famous for its country-like and rustic atmosphere with a fragrant flower garden surrounding the restaurant. Sonya’s Garden’s dishes are made with fresh and organically-grown ingredients straight from the garden and has been a location to numerous marriage proposals, pre-nuptials, weddings and honeymoons.
It is located at Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite which is just 10 to 15 minutes away from Olivarez, Tagaytay.
- By bus: You can ride the San Agustin Bus Lines at Cubao Station, just behind Ali Mall or you may also get a ride in Pasay bus station which is just behind McDonald’s, MRT Taft Station. Sign boards should read Tagaytay/Olivarez or Nasugbu, Batangas.
- By car: Taking the SLEX Greenfields Exit is the best route to avoid heavy traffic. You’ll be passing by Pramana, Nuvali, Eton City and Paseo de Sta. Rosa.
Sonya’s Garden offers breakfast from 8AM to 9:30AM at a rate of PhP427/person/set that provides two options of Filipino or Continental. Set menus are offered for both lunch and dinner as well at a rate of PhP610/person/set (eat-all-you-can). The lunch and dinner sets include green salad, bread, pasta, dessert and drinks. Braised Chicken with Potatoes, Roast Chicken and Wine can be ordered separately. Food is served in sit down style. As for the last set of options, they offer a Filipino Food Set from A to F at a rate of PhP795/person/set.
I’ve been there thrice and the latest one was five years ago. I don’t know how good the quality of their food is now but I know that the shrimps offered in their salad were replaced with the bangus belly which received some poor feedback because of it’s oily preparation. Despite this, I think Sonya’s Garden is still worth going back to. I personally loved the dips they offer for their bread. I also love their secret concoction of their salad dressing and pasta sauce. Try it! It might be nice to stroll around the gardens after a hearty meal.
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