When a Bacolod restaurant has been around for six decades, you know that it had been a part of countless memorable family or even corporate events. That is exactly what Apollo Restaurant Hilado is for the people of Bacolod City. Standing in the same spot along Hilado Street, this iconic Filipino-Chinese restaurant is a go-to for Bacolod catering and banquets. From weddings, to birthdays, baptismals, meetings, and the like, this iconic restaurant continues to serve Bacolod and Negros Occidental in the new normal.
Family Memories with Apollo Restaurant Hilado
Hubby’s family are neighbors with Apollo Restaurant Hilado. Our store is just about a block away from each other in the area called Capitol Shopping Center in Bacolod. It is no wonder that hubby grew up with the dishes by Apollo. My in-laws would often buy takeout dishes from here and then these would be shared at home. We even buy salted peanuts per kilo from them.
Aside from these, did you know that two of the most memorable events in our family were catered by Apollo Restaurant Hilado?
Our wedding, which was held in a different venue at Goldenfield Commercial Complex, was catered by Apollo. They customized their dinner menu for us to include dishes that were not in their usual catering set menu. We even had birthday misua during our wedding because we know that many of our guests liked that.
This happened in 2007 when wedding coordinators were not yet very widespread, so the waiters of Apollo took the initiative to provide us with some of the things we needed for our reception. They even prepared the goblets and other cake-serving accessories needed for the cake-sharing ceremony of the bride and groom. Of course, we tipped the waiters generously, too, as they had been so nice to us, serving us well. You cannot even say that because I am a mommy blogger so I got good treatment because back then, that wasn’t the norm either.
Aside from the service and their usual Filipino-accepted Chinese fusion dishes, Apollo Restaurant Hilado is very affordable. And most of all, you can discuss your budget with them so that they can provide a satisfying banquet for you without breaking the bank.
And on the other side, if you prefer a grand wedding reception with premium authentic Chinese dishes, then they can also deliver that. They have a different menu for that, too.
Our Firstborn’s 7th Birthday
On our firstborn daughter’s 7th birthday, we decided to hold a big celebration because of this milestone year. Her birthday party was held in the big function room of Apollo Restaurant Hilado, which is located on the third floor of their building.
I think we had close to 150 guests, which included children and even babysitters. We also had different tables for birthday cakes, desserts, game prizes, and gifts. Plus, we had a drinks booth. Despite that, the function room was still very spacious! Yes, many people even hold wedding receptions here because it can seat up to 200 people (buffet style).
Again, we were on a budget, so Apollo Restaurant Hilado customized our birthday party menu. We classified children in the kids’ meals, which cost lower per head, that the regular menu. And yet, there was still so much food to share! We even had to pack the leftovers to bring home.
Banquets by Apollo Restaurant Hilado
You may opt to have your gatherings at Apollo Restaurant Hilado. It has small, medium, and large function rooms for your different events. Recently, they have upgraded the ground floor dining area for a better dining experience.
Meanwhile, the function room on the third floor is the largest, which could seat up to 250, depending on your setup.
Furthermore, Apollo Restaurant Hilado has the means to provide catering services for your events anywhere in Negros Occidental. Just visit them for inquiries and reservations — they are open every day.
Food Delivery and Platters
Despite struggling during the pandemic, Apollo Restaurants around the city continued to serve all-time favorite Chinese fusion dishes that Bacolodnons have loved. They have innovated and upgraded their online ordering systems and added dedicated food delivery services so that they can keep serving, stay afloat, and protect the employment of their staff.
And you can still continue to have food delivered to your home. You can order directly from Apollo Restaurant Hilado and have your dishes delivered by Maxim. Or you can order more conveniently through GrabFood.
They also have food platters available that are good for sharing, especially for potluck gatherings.
Apollo Restaurant Branches and Business Hours
In Bacolod City, there are many branches of Apollo Restaurant. Below are their business details:
- Hilado – 9:30am to 8:30pm | 09616036774, 09175771899, 4354732
- East – 10:00am to 7:30pm (located in front of the Lopue’s East Centre compound)
- Goldenfield – 10:00am to 2:00pm, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
- Paseo Verde – 10:00am to 8:00pm
- Rizal – 10:00am to 7:00pm
09391665928, 4354889, 4354890