Hill Station Bistro: From Roots to Routes
Coming home to Hill Station Bistro
Baguio City is known for its nice views and cool weather – not to mention, for its good food, too! Good thing Hill Station Bistro opened its new doors in one of the premier spots in the city – SM City Baguio! It is experiencing a relaxed ambiance while enjoying good and hearty comfort food rolled into one place. From its humble roots going back to the very first Hill Station Restaurant in Casa Vallejo, it has now branch into two, similar and laid-back bistros which are equal of ambiance and style.
Experiencing good food and ambiance in Hill Station Bistro
While Hill Station Bistro is known for its home-made, gourmet, highland and Western fusion meals, it is but appropriate that they open another door in one of the places that have a good vantage point of the city. Located in one of the more peaceful spots in SM City Baguio, you can have the right mix of enjoying your good food while having a good look at the view of the below.
As I am a fan of places having good views while having a good munch on my food, I instantly found Hill Station Bistro as a quiet haven for me to simply just enjoy the city’s cool breeze.
During Hill Station Bistro’s opening last 13 September 2022, we were taken to a treat of experiencing some of their gourmet dishes, too, while basking and looking around Baguio’s panoramic view below.
For our experience, we have tried their Texmex Fries (for appetizer), Bistro Salad (for greens), Grilled Australian Tenderloin Steak and Bistek Tagalog (for mains), Vietnamese Drip Coffee and Fresh Buko Juice (for drinks), and Death by Chocolate and Cheesecake Flan (for dessert) – all comfort food that made our hearts melt. Hill Station Bistro’s signature of delivering good food is an experience on its own. You just add Baguio’s good view and cool climate – it is a perfect match.
What else to expect in Hill Station Bistro
Aside from their delicious meals and having a good view of Baguio, Hill Station Bistro also offers pasalubong items such as Tinapa in Olive Oil, Peanut Butter, Mango Lemon Jam, Tuyo in Olive Oil, Salsa Monja, Mild Crunchy Chili Garlic in Canola Oil, Strawberry Jam, Macapuno Balls, and Suka Watwat, to name a few – a perfect takeaway to bring Hill Station Bistro’s atmosphere home.
Some of their bestsellers include their Crispy Pork Belly, Adlai Champorado, and Pastrami Reuben Sandwich. (I will have to try these on my next visit! You should, too!)
They also have al fresco dining for guests who want to enjoy Baguio’s cool breeze and enjoy the city view. Their price range is from ₱ 105.00 – 645.00 (for a la carte food items), and ₱ 50.00 – 980.00 (for beverages). They also have a WiFi connection for you to stay online.
|1. (SM City Baguio Branch) 2F Sunset Terraces, in front of Cabalen Restaurant (same floor as Starbucks Reserve)
2. (Camp John Hay Branch) Ayala Technohub, Ordonio Drive, Camp John Hay
|Contact number/s||+63 966 482 3559 (SM Branch) // +63 945 241 1463 (Camp John Hay Branch)|
|Business days and hours||Daily, 1000 – 2200 H (SM Branch) // Daily, 0730 – 2000 H (Camp John Hay Branch)|
|Social media accounts||Facebook: @HillStationBistro // Instagram: @hillstationbistro // Website: www.hillstationbaguio.com/bistro // E-mail: email@example.com|
|How to get there||
1. SM City Baguio Branch: From the main entrance, take any escalator / elevator going to the 2nd floor. From there, you can locate Hill Station Bistro on the left wing of the mall, facing the University of the Cordilleras. It is found adjacent to Cabalen Restaurant and beside the soon-to-open Pizza Volante.
2. Camp John Hay Branch: Ride a taxi or jeep leading to Camp John Hay and disembark on Gate 1 (main entrance). Fare costs ₱ 11.00 (jeepney) and approximately ₱ 60.00 – 70.00 (taxi). Take a few steps walk going to Ayala TechnoHub and you can locate Hill Station Bistro on the right side, on the area where you will see SumoSam first. The Bistro is located adjacent to Seafood Island.
SM City Baguio Branch:
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