A girl can never have too many sweets. I am one of those girls who can't get enough of sugar. My day is incomplete without sweets. I even believe that if I don't die of Alzheimer's I will die of diabetes. My craving for anything sweet and sugary is insatiable that the moment I smell something made out of heaps of sugar, I mindlessly salivate. It is an uncontrollable urge that I will always demand for dessert to be served before I leave the table.
Bizu has been in my list of restaurants to try for so long. I have read so many good things about this restaurant not just of the food that they serve but the ambiance as well. My eyes was feasting on so many things when my friend and I decided to finally dine here. It was worth every penny we spent.
In terms of the ambiance, hands down, I can't say anything negative about it. It complements the restaurant's specialty, French Macaron, really well. The whole design is very sweet and fancy which makes it the perfect place to enjoy an English-inspired afternoon tea. The seats feel luxurious as they are made out of velvet. The lavender color of the walls create a princess-like fantasy. The interiors was carefully thought and I love the luxurious atmosphere they've created. They also have a few quirky decorations on the shelf behind the counter like a rocking horse and Buckingham Palace Guards that create a more fun and lively place to eat. I am in-love with how they decorated the restaurant.
In my hungry mind, a good ambiance means good food as well. But to my dismay, there are plenty of restaurants that are decorated really well and with highly visual interiors that the food they serve cannot match. What I mean is, some restaurants look nice on the outside but the food they serve is not at par. Good thing. Bizu is good at both. Not only was I happy with the way their restaurant looks but I was also happy with how their food tastes. My friend and I ordered their baked rice pilaf. I ordered the mushroom one and my friend ordered the shrimp one. It tastes almost the same except for the fact that mine tastes like fungi and hers tastes like seafood - obviously. The rice was cooked to perfection - not grainy and not too liquid-y. The cheese is really melted all over and it was so creamy and just really delicious. We also ordered the midnight tea to help us relax. I've tried their French Macarons before and I must say they were really good. The filling is not too sweet and just the right gooey-ness. We didn't eat macarons this time nor did we try their other desserts because I just didn't fancy them at the moment. I already had cake during lunch and I was not up for more sweets that evening - which is kind of ironic considering I never say no to anything sugary and sweet.
I was impressed with the fast service. We ordered and after a few minutes, it arrived. Most sit-down restaurants in the Philippines take so much time serving their guests which makes me annoyed and frustrated. But this restaurant knows what can happen when you have a (hungry+angry) customer. Also, sometimes when you don't order drinks, it takes time for the servers to fill your glass of service water. I don't usually order drinks because I order dessert and I need water to flush down the sugar from my throat. Bizu doesn't need to be called multiple times just to fill in your glass with service water. When they see your glass half or almost empty, they will immediately refill it. That is what I call superb service!
Overall I highly recommend Bizu if you fancy a sweet treat. Though their savory dishes are also to be commended. Here, not only will your taste buds get to feast but also your eyes.