Back2Basic Garden Grill – The Best Alfresco Dining in Tanay, Rizal

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Modern life complexities have become part of our rather simple lives. They are uninvited guests that decided to stay forever, bugging us in our day to day existence. A little breather from the hustle and bustle is always a nice welcome.

Some of us can easily find comfort through travelling or shopping. There are those who find solace by doing a movie marathon, or having a relaxing massage or spa. No matter what we prefer in lives, we all can agree that munching a delicious treat is always a winner. A more convenient and easier option to “defrag” is by dining alfresco. It lets you appreciate the basic while indulging in a relaxed, laid-back setting. Check out Back2Basic Garden Grill in Tanay, Rizal.


Back2Basic is a garden grill restaurant hidden amongst a residential area at the end of Jimenez Compound in Tanay, Rizal. It offers an outdoor dining area that looks out onto an open-air space and verdant lawns. Back2Basic is laid-back and off-the-cuff; but the scenic, close-to-nature ambience emanates an old romantic vibe.

If you are with the kids in tow, they will have spacious playground to play on. They can even pick wild berries, too! Back2Basic is also a pet-friendly destination, so you can enjoy bringing your furfriends along for an afternoon stroll.

The place is still raw. It still needs lots of fixing, and maybe, rigorous landscaping. However, if you are on for an insouciant meal setting surrounded by big trees and various plants sprawled everywhere, check out Back2Basic. The place is open from Monday to Sunday from 10AM to 10PM.


Click on the left and right arrows to see some of the dishes that we tried.

Quesadilla (beef & cheese) costs Php100 *** Roasted Chicken costs Php260 *** Tuyo Pasta (creamy garlic) costs Php129 *** Pasta Negra costs Php149 *** Babybackribs (half kilo) costs Php280

The menu selection includes different variation of pasta, seafood dishes, and other local favorites. Each dish is amounting to Php100-Php300. The owners’ love for travel is also evident on the dishes that they prepare. Diverse comfort food from various places can be found in the menu. Their Salted Egg, for example, is a concept from Kota Kinabalu. Their Babyback Ribs was inspired by a prominent restaurant in Cebu, and their homemade Yogurt Topped with Preserved Strawberries has been patterned from Sagada.

Their fall-off-the-bones spare ribs can be combined with any of the five available sauce – sweet BBQ, honey glaze, spicy BBQ, and sweet & spicy. Side dishes to choose from are mashed sweet potato, and nachos platter. You see, you will never run out of options!  

Everything here is made from scratch; no wonder why everyone is raving about how everything bursts with flavors.


Back2Basic is just starting and thus they do not have enough staff as of yet. Just like any other restaurant, you are expected to wait for some time. In this place however, you will not wait in vain doing nothing.  You can keep yourself entertained with trinkets and small quirks found in your table while waiting for your food. 

Back2Basic delivers in Quezon City every Tuesday and Wednesday. They also accept bulk orders for company meetings, birthday celebration, and other events.


Back2basic has rebranded and now goes under the name UDAYA RESTO LODGE – offering comfort (board and lodging) to travellers in the province of Biliran. They are now located in MDR Building, Circumferential Road, Highway Poblacion, Kawayan, Biliran.

Disclaimer: We are not professional food critics. Ghaad, we cannot even cook a decent meal. We just love eating and criticizing  (lol) recording our experiences. That given, please do not take our word against us, as our reviews are solely of our personal opinion, purpose and consumption. We may be swayed, subjected, or somehow influenced by background, sex, religion, nationality, affiliation, and experiences.

Joining you in achieving a nerve-racking culinary orgasm,



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