A new Filipino restaurant in the heart of North Melbourne

BBQ skewers Reynaldo's The Urban Ma Filipino restaurants

A new Filipino restaurants hits Melbourne – Reynaldo’s Grill and Sizzles. Together with GJ’s Grill these two would have to be my favorite Melbourne Filipino restaurants so far!

Kare Kare Reynaldo's Filipino Restaurant
The Urban Ma visits Reynaldo's
Can you tell my mum is excited about the kare kare? 🙂

We ordered:
– BBQ pork skewers

– Kare Kare – beef, tripe and ox tail in a creamy peanut sauce served with bagoong (shrimp paste) and beans and greens (a nice, generous serving!)

– Adobong Manok sa Gata – soft, moist chicken pieces in a soy and coconut sauce served with veggies (this was sooooo yummy. My fav!

– Inasal Chicken – grilled chicken with chilli dipping sauce served with veggies

– Lechon Kawali – fried pork belly with a chilli dipping sauce served with veggies

Opening only last Saturday, the interiors and decor is still a work in progress. The place is clean and quite open able to cater for a large number of bookings. There are also lounge chairs and coffee tables in front of the windows for people to enjoy coffee and cakes while people-watching (Errol street is known to be studded with local celebrities filming various tv shows). Feels like it would be a little more cozy with some soft lighting and warmth in the color scheme, but the welcoming service makes up for fluorescent feel inside.

We were served promptly by our happy waiters and they checked up on us throughout the night to make sure we were satisfied with everything. Dory and her family chatted cheerfully about the opening of their new venture and their excitement in sharing their menu with Melbourne.

The Details:
Taking over an old bar in North Melbourne’s iconic Errol street, this latest addition to the cafe and restaurant-studded strip differs in its offerings to the existing eateries as it serves Filipino cuisine. This latest addition to the Filipino food scene in Melbourne serves its dishes not from a bain marie, but from the kitchen at the hands of a passionate chef and his family living out their dream of opening their own place to share Pinoy flavour. To cater for a wider audience Reynaldo’s menu offers steaks and pastas for those not yet ready to try the Filipino dishes which include entrees like ukoy and spring rolls.

We ordered four dishes for the five of us and were so full!

Reynaldo’s is open all day and also offers catering services.

Adobong manok with gata Reynaldo's Filipino Restaurant Melbourne Lechon Kawali Reynaldo's Melbourne The Urban Ma blog Grilled chicken Reynaldo's Melbourne Filipino Pinoy

We loved the adobong chicken with gata and kare kare which Dory tells us has been the favourite of those who have dined here in the 7 days it has been open.

Reynaldo's interior Filipino restaurant Melbourne

We didn’t get to try out the desserts as we headed off to take Daniel to see the winter fireworks in the Docklands. We had a great view from the North Melbourne station with Daniel being distracted by the trains (he loves trains!).

Melbourne Winter Fireworks IMG_6035

A perfect winter’s night out to end the work week 🙂


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5 thoughts on “A new Filipino restaurant in the heart of North Melbourne

  1. My fav of all is GJs grills near Vic market. I love going back to have their crispy pork lechon style. It is soooo yummy and goes well with Sheila and Lyn’s home made atchara and lechon sauce. Food is freshly cooked…. sinigang na salmon and grilled milk fish is another one in our list of favourites.

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