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$6 - $12
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great, peefect for any age, and the owner was more than welcoming to all of the customers. He even gave free tequila shots to the oldies and ice cream for the kids. Definitely a must try when in Panglao! ♥︎

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came up with this little quaint place near our hotel. The place immediately gave a sense of travels, adventures, personal touch and a certain “joy”. All of us were captivated with all the trinkets around the place. We can’t stop staring at it. And...when we checked the menu, we just randomly chose a few dishes and just hoped for the best. To my surprise the food was great!!! Taste was so delectable and even my family kept saying it was yummy. Loved the food and the ambiance. Kudos to the friendly owner Mike and thanks to the free tequila… till our next visit i guess.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 26 April 2024

The food here is actually so delicious, nice ambience, very accommodating staff, highly recommended place, friendly and cool owner.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024

The chicken parmigiana had huge servings! And really really delicious too! The chef put his own twist on this classic pasta dish 💯

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

‼️DON’T EVEN BOTHER TRYING THIS PLACE!!‼️ Google brought us to this place because of good reviews! BIGGEST MISTAKE!!! We should have checked the low reviews before going and went somewhere else. A LOT OF THE REVIEWS WERE BOUGHT FOR SURE!! We eat out A LOT...and have never had tasteless, terrible food at a restaurant EVER. My husband ordered the “famous” garlic butter shrimp and just tasted super bland. I had the breaded pork with rice - not seasoned at all!! I saw Mang Tomas (lechon sauce) at the counter and had to use it to make the food taste like something. 🤣Even the veggies on the side looked tasty but really felt like I’m eating hospital food!! The place is very weirdly decorated. Felt like I was at my hoarder relative’s house. So many random decor (from old Barbie dolls, Starbucks cups to even Cebu Pacific’s stuffed toy) and you can tell maybe the owner’s favourite drink is Jack Daniel’s. I also overheard the owner talking rudely to his waiters/waitresses because they had to move the owner’s cigarette, gaming chair and other Knick knacks from one of the table so they can sit a couple of customers. He was very mean to them. How can you run a business like this?! He’s like a little boy throwing a tantrum. I had to talk my husband out of talking to the owner about the google reviews, quality of the food and how incredibly rude he is. When we asked for the bill, the waiter had to go to the back as I don’t think the owner trust his workers to handle money. We got the clue that this owner is not only the cook, he’s also the only cashier at this place. 🤣 He didn’t even hand the bill to us - threw it on the table and waited for the money to be handed to him. After he got the cash, he checked the bill and threw it right back on the table for us to take. How rude! The owner/little boy also did not give us an official receipt which all businesses in the Philippines are legally supposed to do. This place really SUCKED - make sure and check low reviews of restaurants first. Really shocked how this place is still open. My nephew can cook better, for sure!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

good food and great portions for the size. our family had a nice experience because the owner and staff were very accommodating! ❤️

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

We ordered a garden salad, red curry with vegetables and vegetable pasta. The salad included mangoes and papayas, presentation was appealing, the flavor was fresh and on point. The red curry has a nice blend os spices that goes well with white rice. It contained...a good amount of vegetables that gave it a variety of textures. The vegetable pasta has tons of flavor from the infusion of a heaping amount of garlic and chives. It has a generous amount of sauce that is full of aromatic flavors. Experience is excellent with their wonderful friendly service. They do not accept American Express but great nonetheless. I definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

Great food, huge portions. Slightly bonkers decor, but would go back. Always busy so may be worth booking. Good value and service

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

Really great red curry and a huge portion which came in a large bowl stuffed full with veg and chicken. The kids enjoyed the fried rice and fries. Friendly staff serving.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Really tasty food. Good service. Massive portions. Really enjoyed our dinner here and wer so sad we found it on the last night. We got garlic butter shrimp and two pasta dishes and couldn’t fault either. Sad we found it on the last night and...couldn’t go againMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

This resturant was 20 meters from our hotel. The staff were great, took orders and delivered the food quickly well as we sat outside. The food was good. I mentioned to the waitress that I had a senior Philippine card that gives me a 20%...discount. The owner was told this and as he was the person that collected the payment at our table he didn't come out for ten+ min and when he came out he slammed the door loud and just said to me 20% with an angry voice and almost took the money out of my wallet and rushed back inside of the resturant. It turned out he never gave me my Philippine senior discount that is a national law. He was rude and I could tell the staff were not at ease as he sat and watched every move they made. I stayed in Panglao for a week and went to many resturants and they were great and respected the discount....not this guyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

The attention it was so good and the owner were so kind and I really love the food, and the table beside us she have allergies and, he make special her dish so that is saying so much from the restaurant, I’m coming back for...sure.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

I arrived and entered. I was disappointed to see how pokey and cluttered the inside was. A row of empty bottles along the bottom of the side wall and cables everywhere. I was unceremoniously told that I could not eat inside even though only about...1/4 of the seats were occupied. I think it was because I was alone. I quit before anything else went wrong. I had a great lunch at Tip Top down the road where I was allowed inside!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Amaaaaazing food with a quieter location just beside the Alona beach lane. We’ve ordered spicy spaghetti and garlic butter seafood, both of them are perfect. Definitely one of the best restaurants on the island.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

It's difficult to find a nice intimate spot for two for a meal in Panglao. We finally checked out TripAdvisor for help. Yes, it's intimate. Has a good various selection of cuisine up for grab. You're made immediately welcome as soon as you enter. Our...hearty meal cost £25 [inc 2 cocktails]. We didn't have any space for dessert. We left with full stomachs and a joint option that this would be an ideal restaurant to return to.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Yes. Go outside the gate. Front gate. Walk then turn right. Near regent park hotel. Hope to see you. Look for chef jun so i could give uou complimentary. Thank you
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GARLIC 'N LEMON BISTRO, Panglao Island - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Garlic 'n lemon bistro offers takeaway services.

Garlic 'n lemon bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4