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Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery

2nd level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, | Ayala Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 330 restaurants in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery offers casual bistro dining with modern industrial look, serving Australian Cafe style food, using traditional Western cooking techniques infusing the flavours of the East, while maximizing the use of local produce for sustainable practice. Bar serves a limited but good selection of Australian wines, cocktails and non alcoholic tonics. Private dining available for 25.
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86% Recommend
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Vancouver, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I frequented Ayala Mall quite alot during December 2013 and this restaurant became a regular part of my day. Exceptional menu, awesome food and very tasty with a great staff, maybe a little to attentive. But overall a wonderful place with reasonable prices and an Australian flavor.

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Cebu City, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Hubby and I tried their pork medallions with tiger prawns served with pesto fettuccine, penne pasta with prawns, bacons, tomato, garlic and olive oil, and their potato wedges with cream cheese and chili. All tasted great! Will come back to try their meat pie and desserts!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Been here quite a few times. Definitely one of our family's favorite resto....the owner-cook is very hands-on and pleasing. The co-owner-wife is charming. ...the waiters are quite pleasant as well. No complaints ever...

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Canvas is my all time favorite restaurant in ayala. May it be business meetings, a night out, dinner with family and friends - the place just suits any occassion! Not to mention the really sumptuos food they serve at a very reasonable price! My all time favorite is the aussie beef pie and pork medallion. Great restaurant! You should meet... More

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2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This restaurant was introduced to me 3 years past by a business associate and I have now eaten there many many times. The selection of food is excellent as is the service by all the staff.I am Australian but now reside in Tacloban City and I return to this restaurant each visit to Cebu (4-5 times per year). My Filipino... More

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Was initially impressed by Canvas - decor was funky and smart and menu was really interesting. Service throughout was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The problem was the food. The mini Aussie pies were dry inside and flabby outside while the potato wedges had clearly come out of a frozen packet and were too hard. For mains the fried fish (served... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is my I don't 10 times if not more to eat here and I have to say the food and services get better every time. Thank you for that

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We were in Cebu for a one night stopover. We had lunch and dinner. The fish and chips was cooked perfectly. Pasta with tomatosauce and schrimps delicious. We spoke with the owner - very nice! I can recommend this restaurant!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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563 reviews 563 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Canvas was so good we went there both nights we were in Cebu. We were looking to eat something a bit more vegetable based to balance the meat heavy local food. We liked the look of Canvas and decided to give it a try. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left each time, the staff were... More

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Manila, Philippines
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

To be fair, I didn't even know Australia had a cuisine. I was happily proven wrong when we had lunch here--the food is excellent. Try the penne with malunggay pesto, and the laing lasagna! The restaurant manages to combine the best of Australia with Filipino elements to create unique flavors for each dish. The price is really reasonable; around 200-500... More

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