Valentine's Day Guide: The 8 Most Romantic Restaurants In Manila
Our cheat sheet to a pull-out-all-the-stops romantic evening
The way to a man's (or woman's) heart is through the stomach.
This Valentine's Day, book a date with the most special person in your life at one of the most romantic restaurants in Manila. We've rounded up eight of the best spots to do romance—not only are these places incredibly picturesque, with every corner Instagram-ready, but they serve food that's sure to satisfy your discerning palate. Whether you're craving a laidback brunch, a dainty afternoon tea, or a fancy dinner, there's a restaurant on this list that's perfect for you.
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Breakfast lovers rejoice! Rustic Mornings by Isabelo has all the charm of a secret garden in the midst of a big city. Within are various trinkets, rustic decor pieces, and scrumptious meals. They serve brunch favorites, from fluffy pancakes to nostalgic comfort food, all day long.
Champagne Room, The Manila Hotel
Looking for grandeur, sophistication, and luxury? Head to The Manila Hotel, one of the most iconic and historic 5-star hotels in the city. Their famous Champagne Room has lavish interiors with crystal palm trees and vintage-inspired chairs. It remains a date night favorite.Enjoy their exquisite classic French menu.
The Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila, (02) 8527-0011, or visit The Manila Hotel's website.
Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of city life, all we want is a little respite so we can enjoy quality time with our loved one. The solution is a hidden haven like Lemuria. This secluded fine dining restaurant is tucked away in the heart of Quezon City, and serves an innovative French Mediterranean menu made entirely from scratch. (Their bread and ice cream are homemade, too.)
If you're thinking of taking your romance up a notch, we suggest to ask about their Proposal Package: this will allow you to book the entire indoor garden for a more intimate and romantic evening.
Reservations are strongly recommended, #5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City, (02) 8724-5211, or follow them on Facebook
You'll feel transported to Europe when you dineat La Picara, a fun, fresh and playful restaurant with a well-curated menu that mixes traditional Spanish with modern Asian cuisine. Enjoy their specialty tapas and paellas with a glass (or more) of sangria.
One Bonifacio High Street Mall High Street corner 5th Avenue, Taguig City, (02) 8724-5211
The Wholesome Table
You can't go wrong with a classic restaurant, which is why The Wholesome Table is a no-brainer on this list. If you're the no-frills type of couple who want organic comfort food made with fresh, natural ingredients, then this is the place for you. Good news for fur parents: they're pet-friendly, too!
For the list of branches, visit The Wholesome Table's website.
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge
Ninyo is an intimate fine dining space in Quezon City that's equal parts charming and elegant. The menu is an artistic fusion of Asian and European cuisines curated by Chef Niño Laus. Make sure to try their hanging tender steak with red wine sauce and pumpkin risoni, scallop tempura, and their secret menu item—the bone marrow with unagi.
Ninyo Fusion also offers bespoke table arrangements that can be personalized to make your date night unforgettable.
66 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, (0939) 921-5881, or follow them on Facebook
Perry's Tea Bar and Bakehouse
Looking for a pre-dinner night spot? Perry's Tea Bar is an Instagram-worthy, pet-friendly café that serves coffee, pastries, comfort food, and an assortment of fine tea. Drop by for drinks with a kick. They also serve rosé, sangria, and other cocktails.
Le Grand Ave, Taguig City, (0945) 177-5589, or follow them on Facebook
Osteria Daniele is highly recommended if you're on the hunt for honest-to-goodness Italian food. This newly-opened restaurant is a "straightforward osteria," which in Italy means a restaurant that serves simple yet delectable meals and great wine. For Metro.Style pro tips on what to order, read our feature article here.
Ground Level, Tower 1, High Street Corporate Plaza, 9th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, (0915) 874-5792