Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Baguio

Cafe by the Ruins Dua

The clean white, vaguely colonial decor makes one of North Luzon's best meals taste even swankier. Local specialities such as carabao (water buffalo) cheese, etag (smoked pork), mountain rice and jackfruit are woven…
Top Choice Ilocano in Vigan

Lilong & Lilang Restaurant

Nestled at the heart of lush gardens crossed with a nature trail, this thatched-roofed, plant-festooned restaurant is a great bet for Ilocano dishes such as Vigan empanadas, poqui-poqui (a roasted eggplant dish), wa…
Top Choice Ilocano in Laoag

La Preciosa

Laoag’s best-loved restaurant is highly recommended for its large portions of delicious Ilocano specialities such as pinakbét (mixed vegetable stew), crispy yet tender bagnet, dinardaan (offal simmered in pig's-bloo…
Top Choice Filipino in Basco

Pension Ivatan

This thatched little oasis is, hands down, the best place in town to sample Batanes' specialities – from coconut crab and kinilaw (ceviche) to uved balls (banana root balls with bits of garlic and fish) and vunes (f…
Top Choice International in Baler

Charlie Does

This groovy place is a surfing fashion boutique combined with a book exchange (you're welcome to chill out and read), a hip gallery, coffee counter and vegetarian restaurant. We recommend the fresh vegetable omelett…
Top Choice Fusion in Sagada

Sagada Brew

All clean lines, floor-to-ceiling glass and blond-wood furnishings, Sagada Brew strives to be the most sophisticated cafe in the village, which it does well. Stuffed peppers sit alongside rosemary pepper chicken and…
Top Choice Filipino in Bontoc

Anayah's

Step into friendly Anayah's to find local dishes jazzed up with additional vegetables and flair, homemade yoghurt, freshly squeezed juices, and other surprises such as really good vegetarian hamburgers. There's usua…
Top Choice International in Sagada

Log Cabin

One of Sagada’s many wonderful surprises is this aptly named eatery that feels like a cosy ski lodge, with a roaring log fire and a fleece-clad foreign crowd. Treat yourself to the likes of roast meats with local ve…
Top Choice Filipino in San Juan (La Union)

Angel & Marie's

Run by a friendly pair of local surfers, this great little thatched restaurant in the middle of Urbiztondo has a loyal following thanks to beautifully prepared, healthy banana pancakes, pinakbét (mixed vegetable ste…
Japanese in Baguio

Chaya

Baguio's best Japanese restaurant feels like a cosy living room, with its handful of tables close together between wood-panelled walls decorated with tapestries, plants and colourful bottles. There's also a casual o…