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Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

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Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

Going to be heading to Cebu here in about a month, and looking for some suggestions on places to eat and drink that are good hangouts for westerners. I'm just looking to relax at a place with good people. My Aussie buddy will be meeting us up there and thought that some people on this board could give us some suggestions. Any places in particular where Aussies tend to hang out in the city for restaurants and bars?

Thanks for the look.

-Jeff

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1. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

first what part of cebu are u staying? if ur near mactan island /airport -then could try here http://thejunglerestaurant.weebly.com/

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2. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

A couple of expat bars are:

Kiwi Lodge

http://kiwilodgecebu.com/

http://www.ourplacebarcebu.com/

No 1 ranked restaurant in Cebu is Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery which is run by an Aussie and serves aussie food.

tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g298460…

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3. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

My preference is Our Place. Link given above

Check here for details of my other favourite places

www.bigjimsphilippinesexperience.com/blog/…

Regards: Jim

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4. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

These are great, thank you for the feedback!

I've put those on my itinerary...really looking forward to hanging out with some good people and good food.

Thanks again for the ideas!

-Jeff

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5. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

Jeff, by far the best places to eat including canvas bistro as Tommo mentioned are in Ayala Mall. You will be amazed by the dining and drinking options here, all the restaurants are on the "terraces" a great area to hang out and people watch, SM mall also, but my choice is Ayala

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6. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

I agree that The Terraces complex, next to Ayala Center Mall in Cebu City's Business Park is outstanding for variety and mostly pretty darn good for quality.

I second visiting The Jungle Restaurant and Entertainment Center on Mactan Island (near Maribago Resort). Pre-book for the 1830 (6.30pm) show as this is the most popular. Attendance can range from you being the only diner to a group of 40 or 50, mostly Korean or Japanese so it's not as such a good place to meet fellow expats but the show is terrific.

Edited: 28 October 2011, 23:03
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7. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

I have updated Our Place's listing: the amendment should show on TA's list of Cebu City restaurants in a couple of days.

If BigJim or others who have been to Our Place could formally review it, on TA I would be grateful:

tripadvisor.com.au/…

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8. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

If you want to hang out over night, you can try IT Park Lahug, there are lots of restaurants that is open 24hrs and coffee shops. It has bars, the LOFT and Penthouse and just across IT park is Waterfront Hotel and Casino if you want to stay for a night.

Enjoy your stay!

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9. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

All,

These are all great, thank you! I thought I was going to go in blind and looks like it'll turn out to be a pretty good trip. Thanks again for all the input. If anything else pops in your heads, would love to hear it. But otherwise, thanks and I really appreciate it.

-Jeff

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10. Re: Good Restaurants and Bars For Aussies and Americans in Cebu

just curious, why go all the way to the Philippines then look for expats to hang with referring to them as >>>.really looking forward to hanging out with some good people and good food.<<<<<<

Why not find some good places that offer cultural experiences where Filipinos frequent.....they are also good people and good food places..After all, why are you in the Philippines....