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“Mouthwatering food, top quality service and relaxed atmosphere on the beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hemingway's Bistrot

Hemingway's Bistrot
Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
+639202060553
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Ranked #11 of 55 Restaurants in Puerto Galera
Price range: $7 - $57
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mouthwatering food, top quality service and relaxed atmosphere on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

At the higher end of the price spectrum for Sebang Beach, but still very cheap by western standards, and up there with the finest foods I've eaten. Dinners all include soup, entree, side dish and salad, also coffee and a shot of orange brandy or sambucca. Give the fondue for 2 a try, it was fresh with a mix of sauces for dipping, and way too much for us 2 girls, would have easily done 3 people. We also ordered a good wine for the table and bill came to $75aus for 4 people - unbelievable!
The owner chef was friendly, inviting and informative, and the staff efficient and attentive.
We loved it so much we went back there for our last night send off!
Can't wait to be back and dine there again!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wolle_Philippines, Inhaber at Hemingway's Bistrot, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thanks for the nice comment and you are always welcome at Hemingway's Bistrot!
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English first
Moalboal, Philippines
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Expect the best in Sabang”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This restaurant has a few key items you just can not find with reliability in Puerto Galera let alone Sabang Beach area. Item 1) German wheat beers 2) fresh baked pretzels 3) Steak ( they have certified USA Angus) and fresh seafood dishes. 4) for my German friend, the best German menu in Philippine's. She insisted.
They have a great view of Sabang Beach and the bay.
The walk to get there from the pier is a funky zig zag path paralleling the general curve of the beach at high tide. Given a choice you would wear beach shoes and arrive along the beach have a nice meal and walk the zig zag path back and shop with the many, many friendly Filipino shops along your way.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wolle_Philippines, Inhaber at Hemingway's Bistrot, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thanks for your nice comment!!! See you soon at Hemingway's Bistrot!!
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Expensive!! but tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The steaks there are the priciest I've seen in the Phillipines..or indeed anywhere in the world.

Their banana dessert is amazing!

Visited September 2012
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Wolle_Philippines, Inhaber at Hemingway's Bistrot, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This restaurant despite the name is German owned, and serves predominately German/European food with some local Philippine dishes also. The service is always good, the Owner keeps a watchful eye to ensure everything runs smoothly.. A must-eat place when in Sabang.

Visited August 2012
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Wolle_Philippines, Inhaber at Hemingway's Bistrot, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank's for the nice comment and we are happy that you like our cuisine. See you soon and the best wishes to Singapore, Wolle.
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“scallops scallops scallops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

You must try the scallops here, I went back twice and had the same dish it was that good. This place is at international standards!

Visited March 2012
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Wolle_Philippines, Inhaber at Hemingway's Bistrot, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
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