Banilad

The province of Cebu is known for its beaches and dive spots, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing worth visiting in its towns and cities. Located in Cebu province’s laidback capital of Cebu City and Mandaue City is the urbanized barangay of Banilad.

The barangay was named after the Banilad trees that grew in abundance during colonial times.

This barangay is where you’ll find shopping centers, universities, bars, and restaurants that you might be missing after spending time in tropical paradise. The boutique hotels in the area are also great places to stay in if you want the best of both worlds in Cebu, for Banilad is only a 30-minute drive to the Mactan Island’s beaches.

Banilad is the home of several universities, including University of the Visayas and the two campuses of the University of Cebu, giving this barangay a young and energetic vibe.

Dine on Filipino and Mediterranean cuisine in the Banilad Sports Club restaurant, which is open to both members and non-members. The club also has an open-air sports bar, Love 40, for cocktails and bar chow. Other amenities at the Banilad Sports Club include 3 sandy tennis courts and a swimming pool.

The main shopping center in Banilad is the Banilad Town Center, or what locals call BTC for short. This mall is where you’ll find international brands like Nike and Adidas, as well as local shops like Chains and Cagnaan Booksales.

There are several dining options in Banilad Town Center. Coffee shops like Bo’s Coffee (a Cebuano run coffee chain) and Postrio are great places for caffeine and pastry fixes. If you’re craving for western food, restaurant chains like Yellow Cab Pizza and Brother’s Burgers will satisfy. Drop by BTC’s Cebu Food Market every Saturday for Filipino treats like chicharon bulaklak (deep fried pork mesentery), dinuguan (pig innards stewed in pig’s blood), and batchoy (noodle soup with pork cracklings and beef loin).

Banilad Town Center has spas and nail salons for a day of pampering, as well as the Ala Gym Fight Club for a full-body boxing workout. For late night hang-outs with friends, Banilad Town Center has several restaurant-bars that stay open past your bedtime.

Another food, shopping, and business hub is the Oakridge Business Park. Dig into some comfort food at Pancake House, or head to 10 Dove Street for savoury goodness and sweet desserts. You can also grab your usual order from Starbucks, or try something new in the Oakridge Garden Plaza Cafe.

Oakridge Business Park features a Rustan’s Supermarket for fresh groceries, and also holds events like food markets and Zumba parties.

Those looking for a unique hotel experience should check in at The Henry Hotel in Banilad. This boutique hotel greets you with a lobby filled with eccentric art pieces and mismatched furniture. Room sizes range from Big to XX-Large, and some even have a walk-in closet. Dine in the hotel’s two restaurants, or go for a dip in the pool.

Immerse yourself in luxury and art in The Henry Hotel by getting your hair done in its Salon Lohas, or treat yourself to a massage in The Spa at Cebu. Do some shopping in the Virus Boutique and visit the Qube Gallery for a look at paintings, photographs, and sculptures by Filipino artists.

Nightlife is well and alive in Banilad’s Crossroads Mall. The mall features bars like Vudu, Gilt, and a branch of The Distillery for drinks and dancing.

Foodies will have new places to try out in Crossroads, which is home to the well-loved Olio Steak and Seafood Restaurant.

Top Rated Restaurants in Banilad

  1. Rico's Lechon
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    48 Reviews View
  2. Maya Mexican Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Mexican
    28 Reviews View
  3. Phat Pho
    4.5 Stars
    Vietnamese
    29 Reviews View
  4. Pizzeria Michelangelo
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    18 Reviews View
  5. Tymad Bistro
    4.5 Stars
    French
    16 Reviews View
  6. Matias Barbecue
    4.5 Stars
    BBQ Joint
    20 Reviews View
  7. Abaca Baking Company
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    19 Reviews View
  8. Tavolata
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    16 Reviews View
  9. Tatang's Boneless Lechon
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    12 Reviews View
  10. Fudge
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    18 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Banilad

  1. The Henry Cebu
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    13 Reviews View
  2. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    17 Reviews View
  3. Alpa City Suites
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  4. Montebello Villa Hotel
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    6 Reviews View
  5. Alba Uno Residencia
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  6. Zerenity Hotel and Suites
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  7. Alicia Apartelle
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  8. Sarrosa International Hotel and Residential Suites
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  9. Calyx Residences
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Metro Park Hotel
    1.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Banilad

  1. Rico's Lechon
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    48 Reviews View
  2. Maya Mexican Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Mexican
    28 Reviews View
  3. Phat Pho
    4.5 Stars
    Vietnamese
    29 Reviews View
  4. Pizzeria Michelangelo
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    18 Reviews View
  5. Tymad Bistro
    4.5 Stars
    French
    16 Reviews View
  6. Matias Barbecue
    4.5 Stars
    BBQ Joint
    20 Reviews View
  7. Cafe Georg
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    22 Reviews View
  8. Abaca Baking Company
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    19 Reviews View
  9. Chatime
    4.5 Stars
    Tea
    26 Reviews View
  10. Tavolata
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    16 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Banilad

  1. Banilad Town Center

    Banilad Town Center

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  2. Crossroads Mall

    Crossroads Mall

    23 Places
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  3. Gaisano Country Mall

    Gaisano Country Mall

    22 Places
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  4. Streetscape Mall

    Streetscape Mall

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