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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 85
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Nice restaurant

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
djakob38
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 reviews 11 reviews
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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4 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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248 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
105 helpful votes 105 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This hotel was by far the best meal I had in Cebu City. Their service also matched their food. If you are looking for a good meal at a decent price, this is the place.

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Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For the most part my numerous Canvas trips have been anywhere from acceptable to good food. Nothing really to right home about, but good enough to make the gamble. The soups/salad are consistent while some of the entree's have been off now and again. Tonight's meal I chose the fish and chips. Fries are alright and the dory fish was... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?