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“The Good, the bad, and the ugly”

Hemingway's Bistrot
Ranked #24 of 75 Restaurants in Puerto Galera
Price range: US$7 - US$57
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Hemingway's is a small beachfront bistro on Sabang beach, Puerto Galera. This full-service restaurant claims to have some of the best steaks in the Philippines. I have to agree it is some of the best I've had, however this review is about dessert; bananas flambé. Have one with a cup of coffee and house Brandy.

The good: the bananas flambé, steaks, and the view.

The bad: the price.

The ugly: no ugly here.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Amazing imported steaks, wonderfully cooked, but dig deep into your pockets for the final bill can be a bit of a shock......Once in the holiday is enough, service is getting worse compared to recent visits over the years, would generally agree with other comments on this aspect.... Still a good dinning experience, but it used to be a great one.....

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Thank TeacherHanoi
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Apparently my boyfriend and I are not the only ones to be disappointed with Hemingways in recent months.based on the other reviews we have been reading. Average and slow service and OK food. We were a bit surprised as it had been highly recommended especially being located right on the beach.

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Thank Papperg
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

I used to like this restaurant for several years, but it has deteriorated markedly, what seems to have to do with the previous chef leaving the place and opening his own restaurant. The prices is extremely high, what was even a draw back when the food was still excellent. Nowadays it only can help driving prospective diners away who still believe the food is good, because the restaurant is praised in "lonely planet" and other guide books. Nowadays the restaurant is empty most of the time. The food is at best average. Waiting times are very long. Service is slow and not very friendly. Manager and staff do not seem to be interested in serving diners.Hungry dogs are lingering around and are a nuisance. In it a shame to see a previously great restaurant to slowly fall apart. I will certainly not return, and I cannot recommend it anylonger to anybody.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Been there on my last visit to PG in April 2014. Sabang itself is certainly a controversial resort area. Many businesses taken over by Korean owners throughout the years, sewage goes unfiltered right into the ocean and the smell at the pier is unbearable at times.

The Hemingway is owned by a German national and service was excellent, so was the quality. The owner as well as staff is very attentive and tries his very best to keep all guests happy. Every dish includes salad, soup, coffee and 1 brandy.

Be ready to pay the prices of a European capital city. Certainly one of the best but also very expensive restaurants for PG.

What was sort of irritating at the time were the constant power cuts. However, a great place for whoever is into fine dining and willing to pay the price for it.

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Thank C130Captain
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