QUICK INFO

A Fine Dining Restaurant

Address: 154 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, Kalakhang Maynila

Contact Number: 0922-8243051

Opening Schedule: 12:00H–15:00H; 18:00H–23:00H (except on Tuesdays)

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT VAN GOGH IS BIPOLAR?

HEALTHY FOODS

They serve healthy yummy foods. You can either go for their special dinner set (full meal) or a la carte. But if it’s your first time, go for the set. No mood swings here, all the foods are induced with ingredients to make you happy 😊

Eggs are a stress buster and then you have the homemade chutneys mixed with honey and fruit sauce.

DIY YOUR OWN PLATE

What makes it even more exciting is you don’t know what exactly you’re gonna have for the night (if you go for the set). You will just tick the boxes on your preferred diet. The foods in VGIB's menu are based on Jetro's special diet and own personal research. With mainly used of ingredients that are known to alter your mood swings.

INTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE

This is a fine dining restaurant which caters up to 12 persons only. They have limited tables, and the owner, Jetro wants to keep it that way 😍 A restaurant tradition is whenever you take a shot, you should say 'cheers' in a different foreign language. That night that we went there, we chose German: "Prost!" before we take in the shot of raw egg! 🙂 This will surely impress your date as well, trust me! 👍🏻

MAGNIFICIENT ARTWORKS

The restaurant is uniquely designed in every angle. At the entrance, you will be welcomed by a signage with the VGIB rules and an old fridge with red lights on for your shoes. You will have to leave your shoes outside. The restaurant is actually Jetro’s home which is converted to a restaurant at night and lunch time except on Tuesdays.

It was never designed to be a restaurant and initially I treated it as my home, as my healing sanctuary.- Jetro

A HELP FOR OUR BIPOLAR FRIENDS

The servers here are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. And being a server is part of their healing process. Jetro even told us that most of them just went to him for ‘help’. The waiters are very helpful and friendly; our waiter that night Jacob introduced the meals very well. And just by simply talking to them is a big help already to cope up with their manic depression.

A lovely evening with Ms. Lovi Poe (My baby brother is so kilig)

PERSONAL HEALING

The restaurant is not only for those with bipolar disorder. It could be your own haven or sanctuary. The restaurant is oozing with positive energy to instill you with happy hormones. If you’re feeling under the weather, this place will surely turn it upside down. 😊

Bipolar is a description of a person who has a Manic Depressive Illness; someone who feels very happy at one moment and then suddenly becomes depressed.

CREATIVE CONCEPT

The restaurant keeps up with its bipolar theme. The foods on the menu are named after popular bipolar personalities such as Mel Gibson, Beethoven, Virginia Woolf, Robin Williams, Sir Isaac Newton and Robert Downey Jr, etc; the ingredients are carefully chosen to induce happy pills to the guests.

YOU GOTTA LOVE JETRO

Jetro Rafael, the owner is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and he learned to cook dietary meals to fight his manic depression and to help others who are also in need. He has been diagnosed since childhood and always sees things in a different light just like, Vincent Van Gogh, Robert Downey, Edgar Allan Poe to name a few. The disorder may sound imperfect to some, but this paved the way for Jetro to create a lovely ‘healing’ sanctuary. He is a hands-on owner and he actually welcomed us as we arrived and spent time with us sharing his experiences and beliefs.

Total Number of Followers in facebook Page (as of 11/16/17)

One friend told another about the food being served and word of mouth transformed Van Gogh is Bipolar into the restaurant it is known as today.

My experience in Van Gogh is Bipolar is so memorable that it became my top choice of fine dining restaurant. I can’t wait to go back here and try all the other foods. Surely, every visit gives a totally new and unique experience.

-M