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Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery

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2nd level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, | Ayala Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
63-32-4171978
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery offers casual bistro dining with modern...
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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  • 87
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food and service

We arrived there around 30 minutes before closing time. We were greeted by the owner, straight from the door. Had a table for 3, with 3 different meals ( pork baby back ribs, beef and pasta - nice take on a classic surf'n turf ) Food was simply AMAZING, service was impeccable. Being someone that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Irinel L
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Cebu City, Philippines
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Cebu City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We arrived there around 30 minutes before closing time. We were greeted by the owner, straight from the door. Had a table for 3, with 3 different meals ( pork baby back ribs, beef and pasta - nice take on a classic surf'n turf ) Food was simply AMAZING, service was impeccable. Being someone that worked in 4 and 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My favorite restaurant in Ayala area. Enjoyed meeting owners chef Steve , Eya with girlfriend and two friends. They are very friendly and know how to run a quality restaurant. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and the service is excellent not typically found in most restaurants in the Philippines. Highly recommend!

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30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really good place to have some proper western-style food!! Had a special kind of a burger with sweet onions that was one of the best burgers I ever had! The restaurant is situated in Ayala Center at the second floor of the terraces! Enjoy it!

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We tried a number of restaurants in the Ayala mall, and this was the best. Quite a number of Australian-themed items on the menu, though we didn't try them. But the pasta and burgers were a cut above, and the service could not have been better. Excellent spot.

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's a small little restaurant, with no so many places, looking a bit like a fast food place and an open kitchen. Actually, nothing to do with a fast food... It is a very good restaurant! All the dishes we saw around us looks delicious. We took the soup of the day (tomato soup) and the burgers. It was all... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Canvas is probably my favorite restaurant in Ayala. Service is excellent. The food is amazing and affordable. It always impress me when a server knows everything on the menu. My all time favorite would be the spaghetti with meatballs. Its just perfect. I also love the desserts. Sound weird but totally delicious. This place is perfect for breakfast,brunch, lunch and... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wide menu, excellent food and great service. I have been here many times over the years and it has never failed me, even though I'm picky when it comes to food. International dishes or rice dishes for locals - they just do it. Chorizo & crocodile jambalaya, a good solid bruger with nice homemade potato wedges, Chicken Chicharon or grilled... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have eaten at Canvas twice now and have loved each experience. Tonight I had the potato and leek soup to start, which was delicious. Then I ordered the Caesar salad with an entree consisting of a delicious, tender pork cutlet with a prawn and pesto fettuccine. The entree was one of the tastiest I have had in Cebu. On... More 

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Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Canvas restaurant is a regular one we like to visit when in Cebu City. It remains quite consistent in its food offerings, quality, and tastes. Some items are clearly much better than others on the menu, but the ribs were a standout on this visit. Generally, the food is quite tasty and very well presented. There is traditional Australian food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Came here the other day and the bartenders and the waiters were nice and accommodating.. the food was nice as well as the Long island Ice tea.. came here again today for a brunch and all is good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2nd level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, | Ayala Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: 63-32-4171978

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?