Ampersand Bar and Restaurant

If you are on a search for a classy dining with your family or friends, an exemplary  place to recommend would be the Ampersand Bar and Restaurant located at the Ground Floor of Banilad Town Center, Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad Cebu City.

Ampersand Bar and Restaurant 

Ampersand Bar and Restaurant began in 2014. With the leadership of Ms. Chandra Mercado and Tom Hines, together they had a vision of serving the finest fresh food and offering the best array of drinks the Cebuanos deserve.

The Bartenders of Ampersand Bar and Restaurant 
Ampersand offers the world's favorite dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups, all in one restaurant. Accompanied with a wide selection of drinks and cocktail mix from their bar. Each dish is carefully handmade to their guest's specifications, using only the freshest ingredients. It is individually crafted.

Their dishes are inspired by the individuality, creativity and cultural heritage of cuisines from around the globe. From the Land or from the Sea only the most authentic ingredients make the cut.

July 17, 2016 (Wednesday ) -  Ampersand owner, Ms. Chandra Mercado welcomed the media people including the Cebu Bloggers Society to witness firsthand the scrumptious dishes they serve. The good news of their food are bound to be  spread for all Cebuanos to know that Ampersand Restaurant and Bar has prepared something for them to taste and enjoy. Not only was I overwhelmed with the presentation in each dish but I was in awe on how these courses were prepared especially for each one of us. 

The Cebu Bloggers Society members with Ms. Chandra Mercado of Ampersand Bar and Restaurant

Ms. Chandra Mercado of Ampersand Bar and Restaurant 

To the open bar kitchen of Ampersand to the service of the crew, everything else came out superb. The fancy luxurious ambience just made it even more inviting especially to chitchats with friends and family occasions. I wouldn't be in doubt in bringing in friends to visit this place and try their food as they have it available in wide variations.

Here are some of their dishes that I was able to try:

Truffle Scented Mushroom Cappuccino Soup

Crab & Artichoke Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls stuffed with Citruc Carb Filing)


Sizzling Balut

Slab of Bacon ( Sizzling, Thick cut Bacon marinated with Ampersand Green Chili BBQ & sided with a Spicy Beer Honey Sauce)

Chicken Curry Marinara

BBQ Pulled Pork & Pineapple (Slow braised Pulled Pork in Ampersand BBQ Sauce, Pineapple)

Smoked Baby Back Ribs ( served with Herb Vegetable Rice & Corn)

Slow Braised Lamb Shank ( served with Rosemary Potatoes )

Chorizo Risotto Nero ( Chorizo, Prawns, Squid, Cuttlefish Ink Risotto & Creamed Spinach )

For their desserts:

Green Tea Youghurt Cheesecake

Leche Flan Trinity ( The Classic flavor, Almond flavor and Strawberry flavor )

For their drinks:

Watermelon & Mint Cooler and Cucumber, Lime & Basil Coller

For their cocktail:

Duterte ( 1800 Reposado Tequila, Caramel Syrup, Angustura Bitters )

So what are you waiting for? Come to Ampersand and experience the best treat for yourselves!

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