I always look for good places to eat out in when traveling out of town and Bistro Coron was one of the restaurants that constantly pop on my net searches for this trip. So after our whole day affair touring Coron Island, we asked around for directions and walked through Coron’s sloping streets to dine at the famed bistro.
Their 12-page menu runs a gamut of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not a few of which having some French leanings. They serve almost everything; salads, pizza and pastas, steaks, beef, pork and seafood dishes. There were no Filipino fares on their menu however.
For drinks, they only have the usual sodas, a few juice drinks and coffee. The rest of the two-columned drinks page is filled with assortments of alcoholic beverages; perfect for those wanting to drink the night away.
The bistro has a somewhat confusing layout, having two separate doors. I think the main dining hall is located on the left side (sorry I really wasn’t able to inspect it much) and their bar complete with a billiard table on the right side. Diners also have the option to eat al-fresco on the porch at either side of the resto.
Although we found the staff to be an unsmiling bunch, their service was quite okay (we did had a hard time calling one for our initial order though).
From what I gather, they serve a mean steak so we ordered Beef Tenderloin with Pepper Sauce (Php210.00) plus their Chicken Cordon Bleue (Php195.00) dish. Yep, Cordon Bleue as printed on their menu.
It wasn’t too long before our humongous dinner was served. We were surprised by the huge serving size of both dishes; each one was actually already good for two persons. This definitely explains their above average price.
Their Beef Tenderloin with Pepper Sauce was indeed worthy of all the praises I’ve been reading about, meat was cooked just right, very tender; gravy was flavorful, exactly how I preferred it. The Cordon Bleue was a bit average for me though.
Bistro Coron might not win any awards for having the friendliest crew or the best restaurant ambience, but they sure got it right where it matters most, their dishes delivered more than expected.