Fireside opens in the heart of BGC, on the ground floor of Central Square, where the cinemas are located. It has a high street entrance as well as a mall entrance. It brings it’s signature elevated comfort food to BGC perfect for both families and office crowd.
The decor is a mix of what you see in Megamall and Rockwell keeping the same elements but adding new highlights.
Truffled Potato Chips (P259). Hand cut potato chips drizzled with blue chip truffle sauce and green onion. A great, shareable starter that will be wiped out in no time as you wait for your mains to arrive.
Sweet, Spicy, and Salty Wings (P309/ 3 pcs, P509/5pcs). We never visit Fireside without ordering this one. There’s a confluence of flavors that just plays perfectly with each other that you won’t even notice licking your own fingers to get it all.
Salmon Gravlax Tartar (P369). A light appetizer with freshly chopped herb and citrus marinated salmon. Drizzled with cilantro and pepper coulis and served with baguette chips.
Mascarpone Cheesecake (P359). Spreadable cheesecake with tomato jam make for a creamy sweet and savory mix. Served with arugula for a little bite and baguette chips.
The Chorizo Meatballs (P279) and Brisket Sisig (P299) were both part of the happy hour menu but due to insistent demand has become mainstays. Chorizo meatballs are smothered in tomato bbq sauce and cheddar cheese, simple enough but flavors are balanced. US Angus brisket is substituted for pig face in this spin on the classic bar chow. Both are so good, you might just order a cup of rice and mix it all up like a few of Fireside’s regulars do.
For happy hour fun, pair your appetizers with their signature cocktails like the Orange Crush (P239), Tamarind Margarita (P269), Wild Berry Smash (P349) and Mango Mojito (P229).
Grilled Halibut (P439). Halibut fillet sits atop a quinoa vegetable salad with bacon vinaigrette. A light main that is not missing any flavors.
Double Cut Pork Chop (P539). Cooked on their wood fired over for extra aroma and smoky flavor. The meat is honey cider brined making it tender and juicy and it’s served with a mustard-peppercorn cream sauce. Grilled vegetables complete the plate. I’m surprised I never noticed this on the menu.
Kettle has it’s buttermilk fried chicken but Fireside’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers (P549) might be even better. Big chicken fingers coated in Ritz Cajun breading served with cajun honey, gravy and cornbread donuts. There’s a bit of spice because of the Cajun seasoning but if you handle it, you’ll be in a world of enjoyment. Lauren tried it again the other day after shying away because of the spice before and now declared it better than Kettle’s.
Grilled Australian Lamb Ribs (P749). The wood fired oven is in full use again to give these tender lamb ribs a lot of smoky flavor. The meat is easily divested from the bones but still has that bite and lamb flavor. Served with mint gravy.
Smores. All the goodness of smores that you can enjoy anytime in the confines of air conditioned happiness.
Coconut Checkered Cake (P339). Fireside’s version is a blast of pastel colors you can help but take a picture of.