Bluewater Sumilon’s The Pavilion Restaurant


Most of your time in Sumilon Island will be spent admiring the superb landscape, while some of it excitedly waiting for every meal in The Pavilion Restaurant. The Pavilion, the lone restaurant of Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort, will take charge in satisfying your appetite and giving you additional pounds on your stay in Sumilon Island. The delectable meals the restaurant offers will complete your prolific getaway.

The Pavilion Restaurant viewed from the pool.

We were able to try different meal options during our short stay in the resort from buffets, set meals, and even ala carte dining; different types yet scrumptious food to try. Day tour package includes lunch buffet while availing a getaway package with full board meals entitles you a buffet breakfast, and set meals or ala carte.


We arrived in the island past noon and while waiting for our room to be prepared, the resort staff at the front office offered us the ongoing lunch buffet for day trippers. The lunch buffet is set-up by the beach on the west side of the island. The different segments of the buffet spread were cutely arranged in small kiosks. They have appetizers, pasta, chicken, fish and pork dishes. For dessert, we had Marshmallow Chocolate cake and Walnut Brownies, and watermelon and papaya for fruits.

Lunch buffet by the beach!
My first meal in Sumilon Island.

Breakfast buffet, being served in the pavilion, is a fusion of Filipino and some other cuisines. Cebu staples like chorizo and danggit together with corned beef, and noodles were served as main viands. Aside from that, they have cereal section with cornflakes, fruit loops, coco crunch, some dried mangoes, pineapples, raisins, and cashew nut. Salad section presents the different vinaigrettes and dressing with the cold cuts and cheeses on the side. Next to the chef who can make your omelet, is the soup section with three kinds of noodles, numerous sauces and oils, and toppings.

Of course, dessert is always part of the breakfast spread with biko, pudding, and cupcakes. For fruits, they served watermelons and papaya. If you miss sikwate, a hot chocolate drink on a metal pitcher can satisfy your morning craving. In addition was a fresh orange juice and milk.

Cebu’s staples should be included on my breakfast, danggit and chorizo.


On dinner, we found out that the chef already pre-selected the food for the night. On the menu handed to us were Cream of Mushroom Soup, Smoked Fish Canape (appetizer), Eggplant Salad, Back Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Spiced Asian Marinated Chicken for main courses, Mango Float for dessert, and a glass of Lemon Grass Tea for a quencher.

Cream of Mushroom Soup, Smoked Fish Canape and Eggplant Salad.

First plate served had the soup, appetizer, and salad. Cream of Mushroom is kind of grainy perfect for the single bite of the Smoked Fish canapé, bread with a small square of lettuce topped with smoked fish with cream, and finished with cherry tomato and olive. Eggplant salad was surprising with spices like onions and leeks, red and bell peppers, infused by local vinegar called pinakurat. The salad is spicy but the sharp taste is not overwhelming and won’t require you to grab your drink.

Back Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Spiced Asian Marinated Chicken, and Mango Float.

Next plate contained Back Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Spiced Asian Marinated Chicken with pickled vegetables and rice. Both types of meat were tender and flavorful but since I’m not into sweet sauces, I didn’t enjoy the ribs that much maybe my buds seek for a bit of saltiness. Dinner was sealed by the Mango Float.


Before leaving the resort, we went over Pavilion’s menu and ordered some ala carte meals. Menu has a lot from appetizer, soup, salad, main course, sandwiches, pizza and pasta, sweet treats, and beverages. What we tried were Grilled Seafood Platter, Sinigang na Sugpo, Bluewater Salad, Roasted Chilean Seabass, Poached Salmon, and Lechon Kawali. For dessert, we had Guinomis, Moist Chocolate Cake, and Brazo de Mercedes.

Grilled Seafood Platter (Php660).

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Poached Salmon (Php760).

Grilled Seafood Platter (Php660) plates assorted seafood with boiled egg and vegetables. The garlic mayo is a great dip for the seafood as it deepens the flavor. I love soup that was why I enjoyed the Sinigang na Sugpo (Php385) especially the tangy tamarind broth. Bluewater Salad (Php350) with grilled chicken breast, lettuce, peppers, green beans, mango, carrots, shallots, onion leeks, and cashew nuts in balsamic dressing promisingly kicked-open my palate during the meal. The vinaigrette maintained the crunchiness of the veggies.

Roasted Chilean Seabass (Php560).
Lechon Kawali (Php430).

Roasted Chilean Seabass (Php560) is oven-baked fillet of seabass with edamame and soy ginger reduction. Poached Salmon (Php760), poached salmon with creamed mushrooms, peas and served with mashed potato was the highlight of the meal for me. I forgot every food I ate on the island due to super tender salmon. Well, I felt sorry for the Lechon Kawali (Php430) that it followed the first two dishes but I commend the crispiness of the pork belly skin. It was served with a native sauce but I found myself enjoying the pork meat with the garlic mayo served with the grilled seafood platter.

And lastly for desserts, Guinomis (Php170), boiled tapioca pearls in coconut syrup with sweetened grated coconut meat, Brazo de Mercedes (Php100), soft meringue log with yellow custard filling, and the bestseller chocolate-coffee cake layered with dulce de leche Moist Chocolate Cake (Php135) sealed our gustatory experience in Sumilon.

Brazo de Mercedes (Php100), Guinomis (Php170), and Moist Chocolate Cake (Php135).

After exploring the island and doing some activities that Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort offers, it’s pleasurable to take a break and enjoy the picturesque view of the bay by just lounging in the open air ambiance of Pavilion Restaurant. For a more unforgettable island experience, chowing down on hefty servings and intricately prepared food in Pavilion Restaurant will complete your dream island getaway.

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