Date nights spent lounging on the couch and binge-watching Netflix are alright, but sometimes it’s great to spice things up a bit. You won’t even have to go far; we’ve listed down 8 restaurants in Metro Manila for that perfect date night every couple deserves. They range from an evening relaxing inside the walls of Intramuros to experiencing a ‘new normal’ dining concept at a hotel. Whatever the case you and your significant other are guaranteed to have a good time bonding over good food and exquisite views.
La Cathedral Cafe
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398 Greenfield Bldg., Beaterio St. cor. Cabildo St., Intramuros, Manila
Open-air, twinkling lights, and good food — what more could you ask for? La Cathedral Cafe is located just at the edge of the historic city of Intramuros, behind the beautiful Manila Cathedral. Spend a relaxing time with your date either eating a hearty meal or sipping on a great cup of coffee. Don’t forget to wear your OOTD because you sure would want to snap photos at the place. La Cathedral Cafe is open for walk-ins from 8 AM to 3 PM but if you want to secure a table from 3 PM to 9 PM, place a reservation from their Facebook page.
Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant
Plaza San Luis Complex, Intramuros, Manila
If La Cathedral Cafe is beside Manila Cathedral, this next restaurant is located across from the historic San Agustin Church. Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant in Intramuros is a classic date-night place. Wedding receptions and parties have been held at the restaurant where they serve guests with authentic, scrumptious Filipino cuisine. The restaurant’s interior takes advantage of the location’s decades-old design of stone walls, stairs, and timeless interiors. And after eating a hearty meal, you and your date can walk the cobbled streets of Intramuros together.
The Bayleaf Sky Deck
Muralla corner Victoria Streets Intramuros, Manila
The walled city of Intramuros does have a number of romantic spots and restaurants and The Bayleaf Intramuros is one of those. The hotel’s Sky Deck lets guests watch the sunset paint the sky in streaks of color — how romantic is that? Order from the hotel’s extensive menu (P1,500 for two people is good enough) and cap the relaxing night off with a drink from the bar. They’re open from 5 PM to 12 MN daily with buffet dining on weekends.
Grand Cafe 1919
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117 Juan Luna St. Binondo, Manila
Feast on an abundant menu from Grand Cafe 1919. Located in the heart of Binondo, the restaurant is one of the best in Manila to spend a romantic date night at. The menu includes mouthwatering spareribs, baby back ribs, pork sisig, beef burger, and more. Grand Cafe 1919 is open Mondays to Sundays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Galileo Enoteca Deli
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80 Calbayog St., cor. Malinao, Mandaluyong City
Galileo Enoteca Deli is a small, cozy Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. Guests dine in a cool area with wine bottles displayed on shelves along the walls. And if you’re totally going all out on your date night, Galileo offers set meals for two starting at P2,400 for Antipasti, wine, main course, and Dolci. The staff can include additional elements for you such as bouquets, rose petals, cake, and even violinists. The restaurant is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 AM to 9 PM. Make sure to secure a table, call the restaurant ahead at 8532 04 82 and 8534 46 33.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar – Quezon City
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134 Roosevelt Ave, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City
Bataan’s Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s signature restaurant is now in Quezon City and the miles haven’t changed the quality of service the least bit. Enjoy walking through the huge Spanish courtyard and visiting the chapel before you settle down for your dinner. The interiors boast elegant architecture and huge, beautiful art pieces giving an overall romantic vibe to the restaurant. For reservations, you may reach the restaurant at 0917 136 6796 or 0933 822 4522.
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge
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66 Esteban Abada St., Quezon City
Enjoy a fusion of Asian and European cuisine by Chef Niño. There are 6- and 7-course meals you can try starting at P1,250. They can even organize an intimate dinner for you and your special someone complete with rose petals on the floor, candles, balloons, and a set meal. Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 AM to 9 PM. They only accommodate those with reservations so you might want to call ahead at (028) 426 03 01 or 0939 921 5881.
Resorts World Manila Vubble Pods
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Resorts World Manila has introduced a new dining concept that would define this era — the Vubble Pods. These transparent domes can be found in Hilton Manila and Sheraton Manila Hotel and can be used either for dining or recreation activities. Each pod is equipped with air-conditioning units for proper ventilation and is regularly sanitized and cleaned. If you’re feeling extra and you’ve got cash to spare, you can even book one for an entire day. For inquiries and bookings, send Hilton Manila and Sheraton Manila Hotel a DM or reach out to them at 0917 839 7664 and 0917 859 7458 respectively.
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