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“High quality food with great service”
Review of Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery - CLOSED

Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
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 superb. They were attentive, warm and polite without making it feel false. Some of the best service I have had in any country.

The food is very good. The ingredients are high quality and fresh and the dishes delicious. Over the course of two meals we tried the curried pumpkin soup, two salads, the vegetable lasagne,vegetables with pesto and a sticky toffee pudding. Everything was great. The stand-outs for us were the salads (super fresh, well dressed and interesting), the lasagne (unique local flavours) and the vegetables (perfectly steamed and with the addition of pesto- delicious).

I HIGHLY recommend Canvas, it has the complete package.

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1  Thank tombillinge
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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 for most dishes. The atmosphere and staff are both accommodating. I will definitely be back the next time I visit Cebu!

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2  Thank Eleanor K
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I was surprised that Canvas had a lot of choices in their menu. Considering it was a relatively small restaurant in Ayala center cebu, it was pretty good, especially their food quality. Will definitely go back.

1  Thank irenehungpang
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We were searching for a fresh salad and happened upon Canvas, which is located in the Ayala Mall in Cebu. We were so happy with their food we returned twice more (in one week). In addition to an interesting selection of yummy salads they have a variety of soups and pastas, as well as burgers, chicken pie, etc. Every thing we ate was excellent. However, what stood out was the service, We have to give a "shout out" to Ivy, our excellent hostess.

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1  Thank jj-plateau
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

One could be forgiven for thinking Canvas has been exported straight out of the superb Melbourne food scene to Cebu with one exception - better service. Fresh ingredients, broad menu depth, attentive and prompt service - did I mention delicious food ? Absolutely deserves the top ranking on Trip Advisor without a doubt.

1  Thank Matt L
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