Pyesta, Cheltenham – Review by HungryOwlOn August 19, 2023 by HungryOwl
Pyesta is a Filipino Restaurant in the heart of Cheltenham. It’s off the Parade, so very easy to walk to if you’re in town.
The décor is colourful and relaxed. The staff were friendly and willing to offer advice on the food. They also taught us a few words of Filipino too – Hello is Kamusta, Goodbye is Paalam.
We were here for lunch so a three course menu wasn’t on the card for us, as neither of us like to overeat at lunchtime.
We ordered to 2 main courses to share:
Chicken Pansit Bihon
This was a dish of glass noodles, vegetables and chicken. It was very tasty and light.
This was Pork belly that had been simmered in stock and then flash fried to make it crispy on the outside. This was served with 2 dips – one was a soy vinegar (I know this doesn’t sound amazing, but it was mind blowing) and Mang Thomas sauce (No idea what was in this, but if the bottled it I would have definitely bought some to take home)
We both enjoyed a Filipino beer – Red Dragon, to accompany the meal which was great too.
I was so hoping to have room for a dessert which had been recommended by a friend called Halo Halo, but honestly we were stuffed.
Price were very reasonable and certainly didn’t need to shell out loads (joke as bill came in a shell)
I can’t wait to have an opportunity to return again.