Having lunch at Villa Escudero is an unique experience because you will be having a buffet lunch of local food underneath the Labasin Waterfall with your feet in the water ! While having an enjoyable time with the delicious local food such as fish, curry beef, rice etc, your feet will be massaged by the flowing water of the Labasin River and you have a nice view of the waterfall. As for dinner if you are staying overnight, it will be at the impressive and big Coconut Pavillion next to the Labasin River. Light music will be played while you have a buffet dinner. There is a bar counter at the Coconut Pavillion if you want to order some drinks and alcohol. Please go to the Coconut Pavillion tip for more information and photographs. Both lunch and dinner are included in the admission price to Villa Escudero.
If you are driving from Manila to Bicol(Donsol, Mayon Volcano), this is one of the most ideal place to take a rest and sip cold soda/juice/coffee or even beer before heading again for that long drive. Its strategic location makes it the most recognizable restaurant in Gumaca, Quezon because of the presence of a Shell gasoline station.
It is the center of major events in this town were Wedding, Parties, Seminars, Political meetings are usually held. It can accomodate around 400 guests.
COMPLETE ONE STOP SHOP. It has a grocery, souvenir shop, drug store, etc... You can also buy your pasalubongs/gifts that is native of Quezon. Lukban longganissa, miki lukban, local candies and etc...But dont expect to get the best price here.
The food is like any normal restaurant you can find in the Philippines. From Kalderetas, Dinuguan, Tapsilogs, Sisig, tapa, Longganissa and etc...And it is a bit expensive. Longganissa meal with rice cost P80.
This is one of the top of mind fine local restaurant in Lucban, Quezon.
Its nearly alphabetically sounding name of this famous restaurant is one of the most decent and neat looking restaurant in Lucban. And in fact as per manager's claim that there food and services are one of the few certified by the Bureau of Food and Drugs(BFAD). Most of their foods are now sold in SM Supermalls and is being exported abroad!
With an accomodating staff and its clean surroundings you can be assure that you get the best food treat here.
Favorite Dish: This place is famous for its pansit and longganisa(spicy pork sausages)
The best meal here is the Pansit Lukban:
It is one of the most tastiest and delicous pansit i have ever tasted in the Philippines!
The noodles are pure and creamy topped with green vegetables. (Price: 55 pesos good for 2-3 persons)
Pansit Chami has two variants( Soy sauce based and the ketchup based)
I tried the Chami and it is a bit salty. You need to add a small teaspoon of pure cane vinegar to fully appreciate its unique flavour. (Price: 55 pesos good for 2-3 persons)
Try the not so diabetic tasting cold black gulaman drink. (Price P15 each)
Breakfast has always been my favorite meal - and I'm glad after that disappointing dinner they have redeemed themselves with breakfast! They had: Fried(Garlic) and Plain Rice, Tocino, Scrambled Egg with Tomato, Dilis, Biya (which is Danngit for me) in their main table. Their side table had Puto, Pandesal with Butter and Guava Jelly; Brewed Coffee, Hot Chocolate (the best!); Champorado. They had a tray for instant coffee (nescafe), creamer, sugar, sugar substitute (equal). Juice is served during breakfast - they had Mango-Passionfruit and Pomelo juice.
Breakfast is served starting at 7am to 9:30 am. Be sure to go early, otherwise there might not be enough food left.
Overnight guests take their dinner at the Coconut Pavillon starting at 7pm. They had - Potato Salad for appetizer, white rice, fish fillet, honey chicken, mixed veggies, french onion soup for main course, Coconut Pudding for dessert. This is my 2nd time to have dinner at the resort and this is the 2nd time I've been disappointed. The food is a bit bland, the choices are not to my liking. You can order drinks - sodas are at 30p each can which is very reasonable. Water is served by their staff.
Get a seat at the tables by the river and you'll be surprised by a statue of a mermaid who looks like somebody waving at you. It was scary hahaha
All visitors in the resort will certainly be able to try the lunch served at their waterfall. Although there are 2 separate eating areas, one for overnight guests and one for day tour guests, they serve the same food. Usually they serve inihaw (grilled/barbequed) food, rice, noodles, fish, veggies. The time I visited - they had Inihaw na Liempo (Ana's fave), Pinakbet, Chicken, Grilled Fish (not sure what kind), Pancit Canton, White Rice, a variety of veggies for salad (they had tomatoes, green mangoes, eggplant, etc). Kamote-que (fried sweet potato). They serve purified water (self service from their jug) which tasted a little funny so we ordered fresh Buco Juice.
Buco Juice (in the shell) costs only P30, but the meat from what we ordered was a bit hard. Softdrinks are 30p as well, very reasonable. Fresh fruit shakes at about 60-80pesos each.
Lunch is served from 10:30 am to 3pm.
The restaurant is very native in appearance. From the materials down to the landscape. The plants within the compound helped in providing fresh air flows into the main restaurant. There are also smaller cottages along the side which is appropriate for a bit bigger group. Here, there are benches where you can stretch and lie.
Surprisingly too, the washroom is clean with ample supply of water which could not be said for other pitstops. However, the staff have the tendency to overlook your order...and your bill.
Favorite Dish: Although my all-time favorite grilled meat is present, I thoroughly enjoyed their shrimp in sour soup. The shrimps were freshly caught and the soup was not too sour. The only catch is, they added thin slices of ginger into the soup (and I don't like ginger).
Very relaxing & nice accomodation and makes you feel closer to nature experience traditional...more
94 Kamuning Road, , Quezon, Luzon
Km. 94 Bo. Pinagsanghan, Pagsanjan, Luzon, Philippines
Good for: Couples