Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna
We wanted to try something new on day three of our 12-day Baguio food trip vlog, so we went to a restaurant called Lemon and Olives Greek Tavern and feasted on some delicious Mediterranean fare.
Using only the finest, freshest ingredients, they prepare an impressive array of tasty dishes. The menu at this warm and welcoming taverna features a wide variety of dishes, from savory souvlaki plates to bright and zesty greek salad. Experience the Mediterranean’s tantalizing flavors for yourself by paying the place a visit.
Enjoy the fresh, tangy flavors of their traditional Greek cuisine in a relaxing and welcoming setting while gazing out at the spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains at Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna, conveniently located in the center of Baguio City. As an added bonus, they offer easy parking for their customers.
We had to wait a bit in their waiting area because we had requested to be seated at their balcony area for the finest view of the surrounding scenery. After about 5-10 minutes, they began taking us to our alfresco table.
Lemon & Olives Greek Tavern features a warm and inviting interior design that will make you feel right at home. Wooden furniture and soft lighting provide a warm and inviting feeling in the rustic yet elegant decor. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or a casual lunch with friends, the relaxed atmosphere of Lemon and Olives Greek Tavern will make your dining experience memorable.
DISCLAIMER: My star ratings are based only on my own experience and do not represent that of other guests.
The Evia Salad is one of our favorite dishes at Lemon and Olives. This light and delightful salad is made with dried Greek figs, fresh pomegranate pearls, candied walnuts, mixed greens, and balsamic reduction. It’s a great way to start any meal and will leave you feeling without feeling too full.
Evia Salad (SOLO) – Php 270 ($4.82)
The first drink we ordered arrived: a Mango Fruit Shake. The mango tasted really fresh, and the blend was great.
Php 150 ($2.68)
Next, they brought us Saganaki, a famous Greek appetizer, which is a highlight dish at Lemon and Olives. This delectable delicacy is made by pan-frying a big piece of cheese. We weren’t familiar with the dish, but we enjoyed it.
Php 220 ($3.93)
The next dish is Grilled Octopus. The octopus is perfectly cooked, with just enough char and softness. It is served with a lemon wedge, a sprinkle of herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil, adding a pleasant tang and aroma to the dish. However, it was served cold and with small octopus, whereas I prefer it hot with larger octopus slices.
Php 270 ($4.82)
I tried their Greek Coffee as our second drink. I’m not familiar with Greek coffee, but this particular blend to me tasted like boiled tin can water. It may be enjoyable for others, but it is not for me.
Php 140 ($2.50)
And for our fourth dish, they brought out the souvlaki plate and we choose the triple meat combination which consists of lamb, beef, and pork. Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food consisting of skewered little chunks of meat and vegetables. It is typically eaten while still hot from the skewer. However, the dish was served cold, and the meat was dry.
Souvlaki Plate (Lamb,Chicken & Beef) – Php 380 ($6.80)
And for our first dessert is Greek Ekmek Kataifi, a typical greek dessert that must be tried at Lemon and Olives. This delectable treat is made with kataifi pastry, which is similar to shredded phyllo dough, and is topped with a thick custard. The crust is then cooked until golden, then drizzled with honey and topped with chopped nuts. As a result, the dessert is both light and decadent, with the ideal combination of savory and sweet elements.
Php 380 ($6.80)
We also ordered their Baklava Cheesecake, The rich, nutty flavor of baklava is combined with the creamy sweetness of cheesecake in this creative take on a classic treat. As a result, the dessert is both rich and light, with a superb taste balance. Lemon & Olives’ baklava cheesecake is created with layers of crispy phyllo pastry, chopped nuts, and a creamy cheesecake filling. It is then drizzled with honey and topped with extra chopped almonds to give sweetness and crunch.
Php 180 ($3.20)
And for our last dessert, we tried the Classic Baklava, This delicious dessert is made with layers of flaky phyllo dough, chopped nuts, and a rich honey syrup. The honey syrup adds a touch of sweetness, while the chopped nuts add a satisfying crunch.
Php 180 ($3.20)
Finally, we got another round of beverages, a cup of Cappuccino and a glass of Lemon Apple Juice, both of which were excellent.
Cappuccino – Php 110 ($1.96)
Lemon Apple Juice – Php 140 ($2.50)
Total Bill: Php 2,365 ($42.55)
(For 4 Pax)
If you want to experience the best of Greek cuisine, visit Lemon and Olives Restaurant in Baguio City. Their authentic dishes and cozy atmosphere will transport you to the streets of Greece. Don’t forget to try their traditional greek desserts for a truly authentic experience. Yes, it is a little pricey for the serving portion size, but the ambiance and distinct cuisine tastes make it worthwhile. Are we returning? Yes.
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