GT Hotel Bacolod Restaurant
serves exciting dishes.
When we dine out with family and friends, we would usually seek a place that’s familiar and serving foods that are familiar to us. Sometimes, we are uneasy about stepping into unfamiliar territory, even one that is welcoming.
Such was our feeling when we first dined at GT Hotel Bacolod. Honestly, I didn’t even know at first where it was located, except that my sister-in-law had been there several times. Eventually, I learned that it was formerly Hotel Alhambra and when it changed I didn’t know.
GT Hotel Bacolod is located at Locsin corner Galo Streets, Bacolod City. They have a nice, well-lit restaurant and several function rooms. When we went in, several tables were already occupied in the restaurant area. Some of them were foreigners while some are locals, though I am not sure if they are from Bacolod. It’s a hotel after all. It kind of felt good to know that there is still a place to dine in Bacolod where I virtually don’t know anybody. You see, in many instances, it’s either I would chance upon someone I know, or I would know some of the waiters, or even the cooks. So this is cool for a change.
As it was a joint birthday celebration, we occupied a small function room that could fit our family of 20. They have an extensive ala carte menu from beef, to pork, chicken, vegetable, pasta, and everything. The challenge was to find something we would really like.
All in all, I was happy with what I ordered for myself and the kids. They have a wide selection of food offerings and their presentations are really nice. However, their beef dishes were mostly burned, like the Korean ribs, which had a hint of bitterness already, and roast beef. The fish and chips didn’t come with chips, which was a laugh. The old-fashioned roast chicken had a disclaimer on the menu–it needed 30 minutes to prepare and they were not joking. We were all done eating when our uncle’s order arrived. We had a good time, but some of us were not very happy with our orders.
Will I come back here? I most definitely will because they have so many things that I haven’t tried yet. Their service is okay, quite fast, but in my case though, the waiter bungled up. But it was no biggie.
The place is nice with comfortable and clean rest rooms. This is the place you would like to be when you are meeting someone to discuss a private matter, to just enjoy an uninterrupted meal, or just because you don’t want to be seen with the person who are with. The food is a plus, too. I will let you judge by the photos.
It was a double birthday celebration for the family and so we brought a birthday cake. But we were told that we could not have the cake as they charge a corkage of P300. We did not expect this, as in all function rooms that we occupy (yeah, we always eat out), we are allowed to bring birthday cakes and consume them without any charges. We understand if it’s wine or lechon, but not cake. Anyway, eventually they allowed us to share the birthday cake when the eldest of our group put his foot down. So at least, they gave us a concession.