One of the popular mall restaurants here in Cebu is Bigbys, it is actually one of the pioneer food restos in Cebu. Though I have been in the resto for couple of times. I will make a quick review on this one.
Since it is located in big malls here in Cebu (SM City Cebu and Ayala Center), it is really not hard to miss, as of this writing the Bigbys SM branch is located in Northwing (Ground Floor) while in Ayala, it is located in the Terraces 3rd floor (beside Casa Verde).
The theme actually is kinda foreign Mexican Latin like (confusing eh), but judging from their menu, it is actually a mixture of both which can be good (variety) or bad (inconsistent) depending on your expectations really. Environment is ok (review in SM branch). The place is clean and cozy (not that big though).
Now the food is somehow so-so, not the great and not that bad either. I mean the taster is just right not really tongue boggling or surprising. Really reminds me of of TGIF Restaurant.
Bigbys SM City Cebu
In our order, we ordered their Fishermans plate which consists of fried fish on top of rice and squid rings, also include corn grits and potato shoe strings. Which in taste a little hmmm, still so-so. To be fair the presentation is good and food service is prompt.
Next is the Pescado al Fresco which consists of fish and shoe string potatoes, the taste is actually good with the fish just evenly cooked in both sides and have the right texture.
They hava a variety of dishes to choose from and prices are in the mid range, good for groups and celebrations. And speaking of celebrations, when you dine in your birthday or any of the group. They will greet you with loud birthday song from their staff , I’m not sure if they will give something or a dish after that.
They also offer food delivery, this is their contact from their SM Branch.
Overall, it was a good experience, though it needs improvement in terms of taste , it is not that bad but in terms of having that element of surprise in terms of capturing the taste buds with unique flavors that sort, this will be noticed especially for those who already tried different dishes in other restaurants.