We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sonya's Secret Garden

$
Vegetarian, Pasta
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite (near Tagaytay), Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
639175329097
Improve this listing
Add hours for Sonya's Secret Garden and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 209 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sonya's Garden Deliciously Supports the Organic, Fresh, Local, Slow Food Movement!

Last week I enjoyed my first overnight stay and this weekend brought back my boyfriend after a chance to choose the cottage I wanted following a tour of all 21 of them. The restaurant experience in the Proposal Garden with 2 dedicated waiters, served meal in courses, crystal bell to ring, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Lawrence B
,
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Last week I enjoyed my first overnight stay and this weekend brought back my boyfriend after a chance to choose the cottage I wanted following a tour of all 21 of them. The restaurant experience in the Proposal Garden with 2 dedicated waiters, served meal in courses, crystal bell to ring, and complimentary champagne made it a night to remember... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We like fresh green salads and the one at the buffet is nice - with edible petals! The pasta, salmon belly and capers seem light, but are definitely filling. I was introduced to tarragon tea there, which was beautiful with the glazed sweet potato and turon. Tarragon tea is now a daily ritual for our household. Will always want to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Juan, Philippines
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

i've heard people rave about Sonya's Garden Restaurant, so probably I expected too much from them. I was disappointed with the buffet lunch, as it was basically salad, pasta with tomato or carbonara sauce, salmon belly, mushrooms, sweetened camote and turon, with a slice of chocolate cake and refillable dalandan juice. For paying P670/ person, I was hoping to get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Makati, Philippines
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Been wanting to try Sonya's Garden for forever so i was so happy when my friend's wedding was held here. But it was just a disappointment. Our salad bowl had a worm so we called the server. They apologized and said they will just replace it. And when the replacement came, my friends started eating and guess what?They found another... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The last time I've been to Sonya's was like 10 years ago. This month since we're in Tagaytay, we went to Sonya's Garden. Simple buffet menu but it was delicious. They have salad, pasta and a choice of tomato or cream based sauce, shitake mushroom, salmon, and desserts like Turon (banana) and sweet potato and dalandan juice. The mango slices... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
General Trias, Philippines
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a warm sunny Sunday when we visited this place. Getting from the city going to Buck Estate wasnt much of a problem. It was like getting an escape from the noise of the city up to the place where we would have some peace. The path from the highway up to the restaurant was also fulfilling I should... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boracay
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've decided to make Valentine's this year a special treat for my love by taking her a for a spa treatment and then lunch l at Sonya's Garden. Our masseuse's was one the best that we ever had and probably one of the most relaxing and invigorating massage ever and my partner is a professional masseuse herself. Ms. Emily even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quezon City, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I love how it was made. A very romantic garden set up. A very good place to be for lovers like ours. Also it gave us good BREADS LIKE cheese hopia. Oh i love it

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

There were a lot of customers but they lack crews to provide service. It takes forever before you get served. The value of money is not worth it. 700p for some eat all you can pasta, mushrooms and salmon? Oops I forgot the salad which lacks flavor! Comes with a free bread of what? Dont eat here. So far from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Used to be better a couple of years ago but they should change their repertoire. The bakery has some nice offerings but you have to get there at the right time as they run out fast. Also, items like empanadas seem to be only made in the weekends

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sonya's Secret Garden also viewed

Tagaytay, Cavite Province
 
Tagaytay, Cavite Province
Tagaytay, Cavite Province
 

Been to Sonya's Secret Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite (near Tagaytay), Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Calabarzon Region  >  Cavite Province  >  Tagaytay
  • Phone Number: 639175329097

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sonya's Secret Garden and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Sonya's Secret Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?