Bigby's SM Lanang Premier

I have fond memories of the early days of Bigby's in Davao at SM Ecoland. It's nostalgic to reminisce about those times. During that period, I was working at Watsons SM Ecoland, which happened to be conveniently located across from the enticing establishment. As I stood at the entrance of Bigby's, a captivating aroma wafted through the air, enticing my senses with its irresistible allure. The aroma was truly extraordinary, leaving me in awe of the culinary delights that awaited me inside. In a world filled with a wide range of culinary experiences, there is a hidden gem that has captivated the hearts and palates of numerous individuals: Bigby's. This esteemed establishment has gained a reputation for its unwavering commitment to excellence, making it a popular destination for patrons seeking gastronomic delight from near and far. I am ready to embark on a personal quest and make a commitment to indulge in the delightful offerings.

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Globe Business Retail Revolution Media Access event at Bigby's at SM Lanang Premier for a quick lunch, and let me tell you, I couldn't be more thrilled about it! I must admit, there's a part of me that's absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to savor their delectable cuisine once more.

The establishment boasts a significantly larger space in comparison to its sister branch at SM Ecoland. The establishment has recently undergone a transformation, enhancing its ambiance to cater to the discerning tastes of Instagram-savvy Generation Z. The result is a visually captivating setting that is undeniably perfect for capturing and sharing memorable moments.

Please be patient with me because I failed to take a flattering photo at the time of my meet-up with other journalists, bloggers, and content creators. I'm going to describe some food, so I hope you can see it in your mind.


Prepare to be amazed by this exquisite culinary creation! Behold, a tantalizing chunky salad that will transport your taste buds to new heights of delight. Picture a bed of crisp, vibrant romaine lettuce, lovingly adorned with a symphony of flavors. First, we have succulent tomatoes, bursting with freshness and juiciness, adding a burst of vibrant color to the dish. Next, we introduce the golden allure of yellow mango, its sweetness perfectly complementing the savory elements that lie ahead. But wait, there's more! Juicy grapes, plump and bursting with natural sweetness, dance harmoniously with the other ingredients, creating a delightful medley of flavors. And let's not forget the walnuts, which add a delightful crunch and nuttiness that elevate this salad to new heights. Now, prepare yourself for a cheesy sensation like no other. Parmesan and pizza cheese cubes, lovingly scattered throughout the salad, melt in your mouth, infusing each bite with a rich, indulgent creaminess that will leave you craving more.

Full - P420
Solo - P285

Prepare to be transported to a culinary wonderland with an exquisite array of irresistibly crispy fried potato delicacies. This tantalizing platter is a true celebration of all things potato, expertly crafted to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, and the assortment of delicious dipping sauces perfectly complements it. The velvety smoothness of the honey mustard sauce adds a touch of sweetness, while the garlic mayo infuses a delightful hint of savory indulgence. For those seeking a tangy twist, the tartar sauce delivers a zesty punch, while the tomato-herb sauce provides a refreshing burst of garden-fresh goodness. Indulge in the sheer pleasure of savoring these golden, crispy morsels, each one a testament to the artistry of frying potatoes to perfection.

Thirst Quenchers
Solo - P155
Pitcher - P340

Full - P420
Solo - P285

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with the delectable flavors of Inihaw na Baboy, a beloved Filipino dish that will transport you straight to the streets of Davao City. This mouthwatering delight is served sizzling hot, ensuring that every bite is a sizzling sensation for your palate. This dish is a true symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more, served with a colorful medley of fresh vegetables on the side. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of the Philippines with this sensational Bigby's Belly Sizzlers, or Inihaw na Baboy.

Now, let's not overlook their incredibly refreshing Thirst Quenchers - the tantalizing Blue Lemonade and the invigorating Cooling Cucumber. These delightful beverages are the perfect companions to elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Allow me to commence by expressing that my gastronomic escapade at this particular dining establishment fell short of expectations. Oh, how my taste buds were left wanting after indulging in the culinary offerings of this establishment, in stark contrast to the delightful memories I had savored during my previous visit to their esteemed SM City Davao branch. As a discerning food enthusiast, I have set my expectations sky-high for the culinary delights that await me. I eagerly anticipate being treated to a visually stunning feast that will captivate my senses and leave me in awe.

Let's talk about the culinary adventure we embarked on that day! As I eagerly dug into the dish before me, I couldn't help but notice that the vegetables and meat were not quite cooked to perfection. And let me tell you, my dear foodies, I am utterly perplexed by the enigma that is the belly portion of this dish. You see, an abundance of delicious fatty indulgences has dominated my culinary journey thus far. Where's the culinary quest to uncover the whereabouts of the much-anticipated tender meat that has been tantalizingly described on the menu

And for the vegetables, I must confess that I am utterly dissatisfied with the lack of culinary skill in the preparation of these vegetables. They have been tragically undercooked, rendering them unfit for consumption. It is with a heavy heart that I must abstain from indulging in this dish, for it simply does not meet the standards of gastronomic excellence that I hold. Especially for the beans, my expectation was that they would be absolutely amazing, bursting with flavor and texture. But here's the thing: these beans were on a whole new level of non-tenderness.

The creaminess of every dish, including the salad, was simply divine. But it is a common predicament that many of us find ourselves in: a lack of understanding when it comes to the culinary delights that grace our plates. Honestly, we don't understand what we are eating that day. 

I hope Bigby's management will not be angry upon reading my review here. And I hope this will help you improve your service, especially the food.

The locations of BIGBY'S Davao restaurants are:

SM City Davao, Abreeza Mall, and SM Lanang Premier