So instead of making a reservation at your usual restaurant, try upping your dating game at one of these romantic restaurants in Metro Manila. What used to be a radio tower and passenger terminal for the Nielson Airport in the s is now Blackbird at the Nielsona restaurant that will take your fine dining experience to different heights. The tall windows and black and white interior give off an elegant vibe, especially at night when they dim the lights to serve you a candlelit dinner.
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The grand staircase is also the perfect spot for posting pics to remember on your IG stories. They have a wide range of European and Asian cuisine with appetizers starting at P and main dishes starting at P Their Asian fusion dishes such as lamb rendang and prawn scotch eggs are must-tries. Image credit: tyronelalas.
U2 ate here when they came to Manila for their concert in Image credit: u2bonoloveofficial. They primarily offer Filipino cuisine cooked with organic ingredients, from their vegetables, eggs, and down to their rice — great for those particular about their diet, or who just want healthier options.
Image credit: Lemuria. That means more time exchanging sweet nothings with your date, and less time trying to decipher the menu.
These set meals include an amuse-boucheappetizer, soup, pasta, sorbet, beef, and dessert, while the 9-course meal has an additional salad, seafood dish, and cheese plate. Image credit: janeyinwonderland.
This romantic restaurant in Manila offers 6-course meals from P4, per personwhich packs in great value for money, as each set comes with a soup, salad, sorbet, main dish, and dessert. Their A La Carte menu is lighter on the wallet, though, with dishes starting from P The menu also suggests which drinks to have before, during, or after your meal — useful for booze newbies.
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Image credit: galileoenoteca. They offer Romantic Packages for P2, : a 3-course couple set meal with an antipasti, main courses divided into primi which is a pasta dish, followed by secondi which is usually a meat dish, then a dessert, accompanied with your choice of red or white wine — plenty to choose from here.
Image credit: lepetitsouffleph. Here, you can dine on Japanese-style French cuisine in its cozy and warm garden-inspired seating area.
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Image credit: pablobistro. Along with your drinks, some surefire dishes to have a yummy meal are the baked eggplant and goat cheese bites for Pand their paellas from P Image credit: bernardteeyz. Dine with a view at The Nest Dining in the Sky. From its rooftop location on Vivere Hotel, you can see the wide expanse of the city skyline from 31 storeys up.
Image credit: insiderph. This, paired with dimmed lights and live jazz music, will put you in a romantic mood. These steak meals cost around P2,but considering that each is G of meat, you can split one with your date if you have an average appetite. Image credit: bakkumkim.
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Those fortunate enough to have enough leave credits to take the whole day off can lounge about in Oasis Garden Cafewhere you can take your sweet time nibbling on their all-day snacks and afternoon tea sets, perfect for a merienda. Image credit: solaireresort.
They have a classic afternoon tea set at P that consists of sweets, finger sandwiches, scones, condiments such as berry compote and Devonshire clotted cream, and your choice of premium coffee or tea. Whether you want to celebrate with a brunch, a dinner, or a merienda at these romantic restaurants in Manila and the surrounds, what matters is that you make it a special day for each other.
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All information in this article has been updated as of 26 January