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“Great food, but dirty and disorganized”
Review of Our Place

Our Place
Ranked #357 of 1,450 Restaurants in Cebu Island
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I loved the european food taste, but finding hairs in the food on more than one occasion has put me off...
Great place to meet other (resident) foreigners and a great place to chill in the middle of a nasty downtown area...

Definitely worth a visit, but dont expect the food to be clean...
Prices are very reasonable and very tasty... too bad the kitchen staff has not been trained in hygiene and that sort of thing...

2  Thank DonPedros
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have been visiting Our Place bar regularly since about the year 2000.

The building is owned by an American called Wes. He is a Korean War veteran who thought he would live out his days in Korea but in the late 70's was kicked out of Korea on suspicion of being a spy. He settled in Cebu and started Our Place

Originally it was a bikini bar downstairs with a restaurant upstairs. The bikini bar is long gone and Our Place is now just the bar and restaurant upstairs.

Wes leases the restaurant now. The current lease holder is a Welshman called Greg.

The website, with menu, for Our Place is here.
http://ourplacebarcebu.com/
Don't rely on the prices in the menu though. For instance, the Farmer's Breakfast is P175 on the menu but now P190 in the restaurant. The beer price is still current though. P40 for San Miguel Pilsen or San Miguel Light.

I like Our Place for the atmosphere. It is a friendly place and you can go there and generally chat with anyone.

Two things you need to know about Our Place
- Patrons sit on both sides of the bar. I have often been sitting on what would normally be considered the bar tenders side of the bar and had people order drinks from me.
- Ring the bell at the end of the bar and you are shouting the bar. For North Americans, that means you are buying a round of drinks for every one sitting at the bar.

It is not just a place for foreign men to hang out. Wives, girlfriends and their children will come to the bar as well. Although sometimes, the wives will form a wives table while the men sit at the bar.

Yes, it has aircon but if the aircon is turned on, most people will complain. the bar is usually fully open with cooling by multiple fans. Just how most of the regulars like it.


Regards: Jim Sibbick

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3  Thank Big_Jim_61
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Decent food, smokey and hot inside. Avg service. Many foriegners frequent here, owned by Aussies.

1  Thank BOBHouston_TXUSA
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

I go here for breakfast and tea somedays when staying near by, only complaint I would have is the amount of chips with your steak very few........ but the chef is very good and cooks to western standard just the lack of chips he not got yet hehe :O)

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1  Thank johnwayno
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Do not stumble down the stairs after having one too many at "our place". Good atmosphere, cheap beer, and quite good food, make up for the location, up some very steep stairs, in an odd downtown location. Would definately return

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1  Thank PHnewbie
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