Want Value for Money? Try Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna

Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna – Baguio City is one of the places to go to if you want to have a relaxing long weekend because of the chilly weather unlike here in Metro Manila. Surely, you’ll have to look for Baguio cheap eats, so you better check Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna out!

I first learned about Lemon and Olives from one social media food group, but we’ve never had the courage to try it out. 

I mean who would think about going to a Baguio Greek restaurant with a very young child? But, it turns out, it’s one great place to bring even small children, as the Lemon and Olives Baguio menu even has child-friendly dishes. 

So, don’t worry if your child is a picky eater, because something must be good for her if you decide to try this restaurant that I’m reviewing. 

Since the Baguio Greek restaurant has been around here since 1988, there must be lots of Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna reviews out there, but this post will prove that the quality isn’t changing with the changing times.

Lemon and Olives Opening Hours

Lemon and Olives opening hours: 11 AM to 9 PM, every day

If you’re visiting the Summer Capital of the Philippines and are looking for Baguio restaurants open 24 hours, then Lemon and Olives Restaurant is not the one. But I’m sure it will be hard for you not to fall asleep due to the very cool weather in Baguio. 

And if you’re going to stay at a vacation house, you’ll not have a hard time sleeping because even without an air conditioning unit, the cold weather will make you feel drowsy. 

But the good news about Lemon and Olives is that even though it’s not open 24/7, you can have lunch and dinner there because its operating hours are from 11 AM to 9 PM. 

Don’t Forget to Make a Reservation

We arrived at Lemon and Olives Baguio location at 5 minutes before 12 NN. And the place wasn’t jam packed yet. However, to ensure you have seats during your visit, better to make a reservation before you go there. 

A server immediately led us to our table when we got there. And after checking which ones are Lemon and Olives best seller, we placed our orders before other customers place theirs. 

Easiest Way to Get to Baguio From Manila

Your Baguio itinerary won’t be complete if you don’t know the easiest way to go to Baguio from Manila. But I won’t finish this post without sharing with you some of the best ways to get there that’s hassle free. 

Klook offers 2 transports to Baguio without you having to drive. 

Manila PITX or Cubao to Baguio via Bus

If you want to know how to go to Baguio from Manila by bus, all you have to do is to choose where you want to depart: whether from PITX (Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange) or Cubao, then decide if you want one way or roundtrip before booking this ticket. 

Solid North Bus offers Luxury or Super Deluxe at a very affordable price, check Manila to Baguio bus prices and schedule here

Manila to baguio travel time by bus: 5 to 6 hours

Photo by Klook
Photo by Klook

Private Van

If you prefer to have a private van all to yourselves, you can choose to book the private van that will bring you to Baguio and many other places in Luzon. Whether you’re planning to go to Las Casas, Subic, Laguna, La Union, etc., there’s a private van that will bring you there. 

Check out the places you can go here

Manila to Baguio travel time by car: the same as bus, 5 to 6 hours

Photo by Klook

Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna Baguio City Menu

We’re very adventurous when it comes to Japanese, Chinese, and even Korean restaurants. However, when we hear Greek restaurant, we’re a bit hesitant to try. For one, we’re afraid to order something that doesn’t suit our palate. 

So, even though we hear some great reviews, especially with Lemon and Olives, we never thought about dining there. But since one of our friends suggested we try it out due to the good reviews, we gave in and decided to give it a chance. 

So here are the food that we chose from the Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna menu price. 

Zucchini Chips

Delicately fried, these Zucchini Chips are a must-try as appetizer especially if you’ve waited so long in line. Make sure to enjoy it with the tzatziki dip included in every order. 

Grilled Octopus

The Grilled Octopus is one of the Lemon and Olives Baguio best sellers we saw on social media. Upon trying it, the octopus slices melts in your mouth, so it really deserves to go to your table. 

L&O Salad

After the server placed the L&O Salad to our table, I knew it would be one of my favorites among our orders. 

Sure enough, when we mixed the Romaine lettuce, pear, cucumber, sundried tomatoes, cranberries, walnuts, and parmesan, I couldn’t help but get my share. The burst of flavors with every bite made me get my second serving of the L&O Salad. 

Eating healthily need not be boring, so thanks to L&O Salad, your appetite will surely be ready for your main entree. 

Pita Bread

The plain old Pita Bread enticed the young ones, but apart from them, even we adults also loved it!

Don’t be fooled by its crunchy outer coating, because inside is a soft bread that brings out nostalgia. Definitely a great way to satisfy your hunger!


It’s my first time trying Moussaka and what’s there not to love about it? 

Thick layers of potato with eggplant and ground beef in between, plus a generous tomato sauce on top. It’s a great dish best eaten hot, so don’t be shy and indulge once your order arrives. 

Mediterranean Pasta

We’re used to either having red or white sauce for pasta, so trying out pasta in olive oil is something new to our tastebuds. And that’s something you need to consider if you want to try Mediterranean Pasta. 

Just imagine angel hair pasta with capers, olives, garlic, basil, seafood, and parmesan cheese in your noodle – the taste is a bit bland, so if you’re a fan of mild-tasting food, this will surely be a hit!

Platter of Crispy Fried Calamari and Shrimp

We were afraid our orders above wouldn’t be enough, hence, we also ordered a Platter of Crispy Fried Calamari and Shrimp. 

But even though we couldn’t finish some above, the Platter of Crispy Fried Calamari and Shrimp was quickly emptied. The seafood platter included a serving of salad of your choice, but we had them substitute it for the pita bread since we already ordered salad. 

Athens Burger

We ordered the Athens Burger for my son and he was utterly delighted when it finally arrived after everything was served. 

Feeding young children and finding out what they like is hard. And I was glad that the signature grilled beef patty with tzatziki dressing engulfed in a brioche bun made my son’s tummy happy. Add to that the large french fries made him more excited about his lunch. 

Kiddie Combo Meal 1

Our friend ordered the Kiddie Combo Meal 1 for their son. It included sweet spaghetti, 3 pcs. chicken mozzarella sticks, and 2 slices of Greek pizza with white sauce. 

It looked good, and my son happily ate a piece of the chicken mozzarella sticks my friend shared to him. But your child can choose chicken lollipops instead of mozzarella chicken sticks, or order sliders on the Lemon and Olives menu. 

Lemon and Olives Baguio Review Conclusion

Finding Baguio City places to eat isn’t hard now thanks to the internet and social media. Similarly, you can find many Baguio restaurants with view, but not all offer good food. 

Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna is one of the few who offer great food and a relaxing view. 

We used to frequent Rockyvalley Cafe and Lodge, but sadly, it has now closed. It had an amazing view from the balcony, plus it serves comforting food at a very reasonable price. 

Now, it seems that Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna is one of the few Baguio City restaurants in the option when we visit there. 

Do check out my review of Choco-late de Batirol, also found in Baguio City. It serves heartwarming chocolate made from tablea and many other food to remind you of your childhood memories. 

Have you tried Lemon and Olives Greek restaurant? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments section below! 

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