Le Chef

The Manor, Loakan Rd., Camp John Hay, Baguio, Benguet

Le Chef
4.1
4.0 Stars

49 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 21
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 54 Reviews
  • 54 Recommend
  • 49 Reviewers
Category:
International
Business Hours
Open: 6:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+63744240931

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Charles G.
5.0 Stars
6

We decided to treat ourselves to quite the breakfast spread on our last day in Baguio. And that treat is no other than the breakfast buffet at Le Chef in The Manor.

While I do like to eat something hearty and filling for breakfast, most of the time I don't like buffets because the choices are often very overwhelming. I was glad that Le Chef's was not like that as all the choices were congruent to one's first meal of the day.

I'll try to cover the main ones else this will be a review that's too lengthy.

To start you are welcomed by an array of starters with choices of salads, prepared eggs, breads, fruits, yogurts, muesli, and cereals. If that's not your thing you can skip all that and head to the entree section whose main triumvirate consists of - the egg station, waffle and pancake, and the ham and tapa. The elusive bacon station was placed beside the soup area near the starters so that it doesn't get cold and maintains its crispiness.

The center area has the rice (plain and fried), and a handful of options - this morning it was tortang talong, grilled mackerel, tofu, stir fried squid, soy chicken, sausage, longganisa, and corned beef.

Oh, and at the end of the entree section lies the Taho station, with the strawberry taho!

The main stars, for me, are The Tapa, Egg Station, Bacon station, and the fruits.

I've had my fair share of tapa and theirs belong in the upper end of the spectrum - just the right amount of salt and garlic, not too oily, and the meat is very tender. Considering the slice they utilized is thicker than the usual, it was not tough or hard. This alone is worth the price of the buffet.

I'm partial to the egg station because I like eggs for breakfast - asked for the usual 1 yolk 3 white omellete with vegetables and the cook happily obliged.

The Bacon station. Bacon. Need I say more?

And lastly the fruits. This was better than most because of their selection that included fresh Dragon Fruit! Obviously wolfed down on that.

Now if you think all that is a mouthful, you need not worry since free flowing fresh juices, coffee, and hot chocolate are on tap.

I'm glad we decided to go here on our last day. Was a good way to top off a Baguio trip! 128522

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
2

This restaurant also caters to the chill Piano Bar beside it. We missed the strawberry shortcake (in truth it's just a cake) over at vizcos unexpectedly we found good alternative here at le chef.

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Real sweet strawberries embedded in a three layered chiffon cake. It was light and moderately sweet. With almonds as its protein-texture enhancer.

128204128525 strawberries with chantilly cream
Chantilly cream? It's just whipped cream guys! Yup. Another name for whipped cream. But i think they added a little sweetener in it. Luckily the strawberries they served were just ripe.

I came here in the evening so for ambience, just refer to my piano bar review.

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Willie S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Rodelle D.
3.0 Stars

This restaurant is always on the lists of top places to dine in Baguio, so I knew I had to come and try for myself when I stayed at Camp John Hay. It's a fine dining setting, I chose a garden table so I can enjoy the view and get some fresh cool Baguio air. The ambience is great, very romantic. I imagine a lot of marriage proposals being made here. The food was unremarkable though, it was alright, but I was expecting a little bit more considering the restaurant's high rated reviews. It's a charming little place I would most definitely come back to though, mostly for the ambience and the garden.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
10

OAP said that the best breakfast buffet in Baguio is here at the Manor. I'm a breakfast person, I love breakfast food SO MUCH that when we went to Baguio, I suggested we stay here just so I can try the breakfast buffet. Hihi.

Woke up extra early just so we can start early and I want to try the buffet right away. 128155128155

The selection and dishes available are pretty much the same w Le Monet.

Waffle/pancakes
Bread/Pastries (Croissant, Raisin Bread, etc.)
Salad (Fresh Baguio veggies)
Fresh Fruits
Tapa
Longanisa
Bacon
Adobo
Veggies (Ampalaya dish)
Rice
Taho
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It was a good buffet but I don't think it's THE BEST. The only thing that's making this different is the place, the view, the ambiance and the service. We enjoyed eating w a really really nice garden view. Very maaliwalas. 128525 As mentioned, the choices are almost the same w Le Monet (except for the Taho, uber fresh veggies, and lots of different fruits).

IMO, I think Le Monet's better and more practical. Well, I'm biased because Le Monet serves Egg's Ben. 128518

PS: They have a dress code. 128566

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Wennifer C.
4.0 Stars

Wonderful place! I would have preferred to be seated at the main dining area instead of the lobby area, but it's ok. :)

Caesar salad- steady
Grilled tuna belly- super good
Rib eye steak-super good!

Just a side comment: they should have better steak knives. I had three on the table, first two were unsharp knives.

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Jo C.
5.0 Stars
3

Yummy!!!! The tuna tartar the best!

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Benjie G.
5.0 Stars
5

Every Saturday Buffet Dinner. With good choices of dish, great garden or inside ambiance and cool weather, the price of P980 per head is ok. Service is 5127775.

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Mark L.
5.0 Stars

breakfast.. last day
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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

breakfast food again
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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

nice breakfast buffet..
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Scy L.
5.0 Stars
5

The next morning, I was excited for the breakfast buffet at Le Chef. For 750.00 Pesos, you know you are paying for the best breakfast buffet menu in Baguio City. The buffet is as good as Manila's 5 star restaurants. They served breads and pastries, Asian cuisines including Filipino breakfast like beef tapa and longganisa, pancakes and waffles, omelette cooked with ingredients of your choice, congee, fried noodles, cereal and yogurt with real fruit toppings (strawberries, blueberries and cherries), various marmalade, salads, cold cuts and various in season fruits and a whole lot more. Did I include bacon? For the video, you can visit my youtube channel and blog.

Meanwhile, here's a shot of our first and second round. I finished up with black coffee.

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Leslie T.
2.0 Stars

We made a reservation for Le Chef as we wanted a formal sit-down dinner for our honeymoon. However, the person who took the call failed to inform us that they only have the buffet for Saturday nights. I am not a big fan of buffets and the only reason I wanted to eat at Le Chef was for the steak. They did not accommodate our request for an ala carte meal (the person we talked to was very dismissive as well) and since it was already late, we were forced to eat at the buffet. And the buffet is not that good. Waste of time and money.

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Haidee C.
5.0 Stars

Great view! Great ambiance! Love the food! Tried their Lunch Special yesterday.Grilled Tanigue with asian brown rice. Roasted Prawn with White Cheese.Seafood Clam Chowder. For dessert Strawberry Mascarpone! Yummy!:)

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

Manor in general is a 5 star hotel at par with international players but still far from Shangrila group. Excellent service and amenities at affordable rates. Resto has good food and view of the hotel grounds. half the price for kids but deadly wine corkage at 650 pesos per bottle. over all still great!

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Rachel T.
4.0 Stars

This is my 1st time to visit the manor despite the number of times I have been to baguio. Also, my 1st time to dine at one of it's resto.

When we went there during the APEC week, the Le Chef was reserved by some group of organization thus we weren't allowed to go inside. Luckily they still allow walk in guests outside the resto where there were tables and chairs (Although i think this area is a waiting area at the lobby but they re-used it for walkin guests cause the resto was reserved)

We ordered the tenderloin steak which for me was delicious. We requested it to be sliced in small parts so the group can share it. Along with it is a side salad. I liked the goat cheese served with it but didnt like the dressing so much as I am not a fan of vinaigrette. The gravy which comes with the steak was also good.

We also ordered the blackened salmon, the fish wasn't fishy, was soft, tasted fresh and i liked the small potato and beans served with it.

We also ordered a spicy beef pasta but i didnt like this one very much. The whole dish for me was weird for me. Ithinknits because of the combination of the ingredients that as didnt feel like i was eating pasta.

Serving time was roughly 15mins for all the orders. They served all our 3 orders one at a time so while we wait we just chatted.

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Kristina L.
4.0 Stars

Le Chef is probably one of the best restaurants in Baguio! I really like their salad with marinated salmon. All the flavours blended with the dressing and the veggies. We also ordered their Pasta Ala King with angel hair pasta. The red sauce was very flavourful and the pasta was cooked perfectly. We also had Ribeye Steak at medium rare doneness. As expected, it was very juicy, though it is lacking on flavour. It was also a bit hard to slice, but it was still good nonetheless. Le Chef's ambiance is superb! It is probably the best in Baguio in terms of ambiance. They have a viola trio (did I phrase it right lol) who played European songs. The matching fireplace was perfect also! Overall an excellent experience :) GJ, Le Chef by Manor!

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Alyssa Alyanna B.
5.0 Stars

If you're a big fan of pesto, Le Chef offers the best seafood pesto in town! 128525128154128076

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Malvin A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Rocky R.
3.0 Stars

Dishes that cost a pretty piso doesn't necessarily equates to good food.

Take in part Le Chef's Marinated Lamb Cutlet. As seen on the photo, the lamb was cooked to my liking (medium rare). Unfortunately the lamb was under seasoned. Though I couldn't place it, it lacked that "something".

The rosemary jus used to glaze the lamb was too much much for my palate. The photo shows a fresh sprig of rosemary, but what was used on the jus was dried rosemary. It gave it a too strong of a woodsy taste. When using fresh herbs, the taste will be more subtle yet flavorful.

To pay almost 1K for a dish was an overkill. In an upscale place like The Manor, a mediocre dish was served for what should be an gastronomic experience for food lovers.

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