Bigby’s back in Iloilo!

Bigby’s Iloilo took us to a gastronomic journey with their food and travel-inspired interiors.

Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant, known for its sumptuous food in big servings, is back in Iloilo City with the opening of their 11th store at Festive Walk Mall.

First introduced 20 years ago in Cagayan de Oro City, the Bigby’s concept is all about creating an atmosphere fit for an adventure through different cuisines of the world.

In its Iloilo store, the concept has evolved into a fun dining ambiance with its highly-Instagrammable interiors of various wall posters and decors which are apparently inspired by one’s travels around the world.

Bigby's Iloilo
Hello Iloilo! Travel inspired decors adorns Bigby’s beautiful store at Festive Walk Mall.

A day before it’s much-awaited comeback, franchise owner Bep Chavez invited us Iloilo bloggers, social media influencers and other lifestyle writers for a fun-filled media event.

“We’re so happy to bring back Bigby’s again here in Iloilo, after 8 to 10 years,” well-travelled Bep exclaimed.

Bep Chavez
Franchise owner Bep Chavez shared his excitement with the re-opening of Bigby’s Iloilo

What to eat at Bigby’s

Of course, the highlight of the event is what made Bigby’s an institution: the wide-array of wittingly-named dishes in generous servings. Here’s what we had in our gastronomic journey.

CDO SINUGLAW: Bigby’s award-winning sinugbang baboy and isdang kilawin recipe.
CDO Sinuglaw

NEW ORLEAN’S SHRIMP PLATTER: Honey Cajun Shrimp in a bowl with a mound of shrimp spiced rice.
shrimp platter

DEAP SEA PASTA: Garlic shrimps and rich crab fat sauce on spaghetti noodles that’s served sizzling hot.
Deep sea pasta

CREPE SMORGASBOARD: Golden crepe filled with ham, chicken, shrimps, sausage and mushrooms in creamy white sauce. Served with rice.
Crepe smogasbord

CHIX AHOY! Fried boneless chicken steak smothered with garlic gravy.
chix ahoy

KIMMY CHUNKY STEW: Korean-style beef stew served with rice.
kimy chunky stew

TIKI WACKY SALAD: A chunky salad treat with tomatoes, yellow mango, grapes, walnuts, cheese, croutons and creamy chicken salad on top of romaine lettuce.
tiki wacky salad

TUNA MISO: Grilled tuna belly glazed with miso, served with Chahan fried rice topped with bonito flakes and sauteed garlic spinach.
tuna miso

GRILLED RODEO CHOPS: Marinated pork chops grilled nice and easy, served with rice and gravy.
grilled rodeo chops

ROSEMARY O’ ROSEMARY: Chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic and rosemary herb.

And of course, their best-seller, RACK-A-BYE BABY RIBS: Finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs.
rack-a-bye baby ribs

We ended the sumptuous feast with the following desserts:

COOKIES N CARAMEL CHEESECAKE: Creamy-rich baked cheesecake with caramel swirl and cookie bits.
caramel cheesecake

MIDNIGHT DREAM CAKE: Moist, dark chocolate cake served with mocha and toffee sauce.
midnight dream cake

Surprise of the night is The TITANIC! That’s 30 scoops of ice cream on a bed of chopped fruits topped with brownies, chocolate chips, cookies and cones then smothered with toffee sauce.
titanic bigbys

Aside from these gastronomic treats, those in attendance enjoyed each other’s company with an exciting trivia games ended by an auction of prized items. You really could tell that everybody had so much fun during the event!

I brought the family at the Bigby’s Iloilo few days after, and we tried some more of their great-tasting food and experienced their excellent service. The crews were all smiling and accommodating, and very attentive to the needs of their customers.

bigbys media event

zach golez bigbys

No wonder that Bigby’s Cafe has been a recipient of multiple recognition such as the ‘Kumbira’ culinary competition Grand Champion for multiple years, and the Most Outstanding Business Enterprise Award in the brand’s hometown CDO.

ribbon cutting

bigbys iloilo

selfie at bigbys
Hello Iloilo! Obligatory selfie at Bigby’s.

Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant is located at 2nd level, veranda area of Festive Walk Mall Iloilo. Store hours is from 10 AM to 10 PM daily. You may follow their Facebook:; Twitter @Bigbys; Instagram @BigbysPH; or visit their website at

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Nonoy Taclino

Hi, I'm Nonoy of Iloilo City, and thanks for supporting my Tech and Lifestyle blog! I've been blogging and creating content in this digital space for over 15 years now, and hoping to share and interact with you more in this blog and other platforms in the days, months and years to come! You may also follow me on Facebook @nonoynet, Instagram @nonoynet and Twitter @nonoy. See you around Iloilo!

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