Eats in Cebu: Circa 1900

With many modern dining establishments in the city, the old-world charm of Circa 1900 is a refreshing change of scenery.

Circa 1900 (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Circa 1900 (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)

A scenic home-turned-restaurant tucked into one of Gorordo’s quieter streets, Circa 1900 is ideal for romantic dates and intimate group dinners. Picnic tables and benches are scattered across the property, although the grand staircase sitting underneath a porte-cochere beckons guests into the main area of the restaurant. At the top is a small porch with cozy lounges, cocktail tables and chairs, and an opening to the bar inside.

The menu is innovative, featuring international dishes while paying homage to the Filipino culinary heritage through the use of local ingredients. The food is ideal for foreigners who want to experience local cuisine, yet taste something that’s still familiar to them.

Salad of smoked marlin, arugula, mesclun and saba banana in tangy wasabi dill sauce (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Salad of smoked marlin, arugula, mesclun and saba banana in tangy wasabi dill sauce (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Asian-braised duck with vegetable couscous (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Asian-braised duck with vegetable couscous (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Crunchy slow-roasted pork belly, served with mashed potatoes (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Crunchy slow-roasted pork belly, served with mashed potatoes (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Circa 1900's pumpkin pie (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)
Circa 1900’s pumpkin pie (Photography by Robo Formacion/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, May 2014)

Circa 1900 also accepts events, with a dedicated function room that can accommodate 120 people. It also has the option of opening up into the garden area for an additional 150 guests.

Circa 1900
Sanjercasvil Road, Gorordo Ave.
Lahug, Cebu City

6332. 239 6265, +63 923 279 5616
Facebook: Circa Cebu
Twitter: @CircaCebu
Instagram: @Circa1900

Edited from the Circa 1900 features on Zee Lifestyle‘s May 2014 issue, and the Zee Lifestyle Directory‘s December-January 2015 issue.

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Zee Lifestyle strives to capture the pulse of Cebu! As a city-centric lifestyle magazine, it aims to inform and entertain with features on culture, personalities, travel, food, fashion and everything in between. Follow Zee Lifestyle on Instagram at @zeelifestyle.

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