Outdoor dining in Manila’s own gardens!
When in search for the perfect dining experience, several things come to play: amazing food, great presentation, and beautiful surroundings. While there are plenty of restaurants with pretty interiors, you might think it’s hard to find spots with a garden view without driving up to Tagaytay or Baguio. Think again.
Want to turn the al fresco experience up a notch? Check out these restaurants under the stars!
Here are 13 restaurants right in the heart of Metro Manila that will transport you to botanical havens. Add them to your ‘Must Try’ lists on your Booky app so you can plan ahead for upcoming special occasions. Access contact details, addresses and menus of 15,000 restaurants in Manila even when you’re offline. Enjoy restaurant hunting and not Wi-Fi hunting!
Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe – Marikina
Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe is the destination for people who want to enjoy affordable herb-infused food in a relaxing ambiance of a sprawling garden!
Available for: Dine in and take out. You may call them at (0915) 892-6158
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge – Katipunan
Ninyo is an escape pad. It’s not exactly a beach resort but it sure looks like one. Chef Niño heads the kitchen serving his take on modern Asian and European dishes with 100 of the world’s great wines. For romantic dinners, make sure to get one of the outdoor private gazebos.
Available for: Dine in. You may contact them for table reservations. They are also a great venue for intimate weddings and other celebrations.
Haru Sushi Bar & Restaurant – Kapitolyo
Haru Sushi Bar & Restaurant, from the same owners of another Kapitolyo favorite Cafe Juanita, is a casual dining spot serving affordable Japanese cuisine. The sakura-filled interiors with a bridge smack at the middle transports you to a park in Osaka during spring time.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery. Call them to reserve a table.
Ilustrado – Intramuros
Ilustrado is a fine dining Filipino-Spanish restaurant that has been operating since 1989 inside the historic walled city, Intramuros. The restaurant features a Hispanic architectural design with old world interiors and known to serve world-class Filipino, Spanish, as well as Global cuisines.
Available for: Dine in.
Earth Kitchen – White Plains
Earth Kitchen is a joint project of the Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s Catering, their mission: healthy, local and sustainability.
Available for: Dine, in, takeout, and delivery.
The Wholesome Table – multiple branches
The Wholesome Table is an organic restaurant that serves healthy comfort food by Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. All produce is organic and sourced locally where possible. The theme is very much translated into its home, secret garden-style interiors and design concept.
Available for: Dine in and delivery. You may call any of their branches to reserve a table.
Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant – multiple branches
Lemuria is a secret garden restaurant hidden amongst a residential area in New Manila. It is a dining destination and not exactly a place you just happen to pass by and decide to eat at. The restaurant serves French Mediterranean dishes with wine pairings that complete the whole experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for romantic restaurants for you and your significant other. Note that proper attire (no shorts or slippers, etc.) is required to dine here.
Available for: Dine in.
Casa Renato – Dahlia Ave.
Casa Renato is a beautiful converted restaurant gem serving home cooked-style Mediterranean fusion dishes. It is laid back and casual but also emanates an old romantic vibe. Many a couple have held their pre-nup shoots, proposals and even receptions here.
Available for: Dine in, pickup, takeout, and delivery via third-party couriers.
Pio’s Kitchen – Sct. Reyes St.
Pio’s Kitchen is a private dining restaurant headed by Chef Chin Gallegos. Chef Chin opens her grandparents’ old home exclusively for reserved guests only. Guests are welcomed and served with utmost attendance from Chef Chin and her staff. Pio’s Kitchen is homey and spacious, the interiors can be set up according to your personal preferences as well. You should also check out this list of restaurants in Tomas Morato area that definitely deserve your attention.
Available for: Takeout with three to five days lead time.
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Garden – Marikina
Rustic Mornings is a secret garden restaurant tucked away in Marikina. It is best known for their beautiful al fresco style dining areas and its homey ambiance, thus making it one of the most popular garden restaurants in the metro.
Available for: Dine in, pick-up, and delivery.
Talisay the Garden Cafe – Quezon City
Talisay the Garden Cafe is a restaurant where you can get a mix of both Filipino and Spanish dishes with a twist.
Available for: Dine-in and delivery. You may call them for inquiries.
The Loggia at Palacio de Memoria – Paranaque City
Whether you plan to have a romantic evening or a sweet Sunday brunch, Loggia at Palacio de Memoria will sweep you off your feet with their gorgeous ambiance and mouthwatering Italian-Filipino dishes conceptualized by the famous, Margarita Fores.
Available for: Dine in. To make reservations, you may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them via these numbers: (0917) 711-3714 | (0917) 717-9654.
Nobu Restaurant Manila – Paranaque
At Nobu Restaurant Manila, you can get a taste of not only delectable Japanese-Peruvian dishes but also the unique experience of dining at their open-air floating cabanas, surrounded by luscious green.
Available for: Dine In. For reservations and inquiries, call their contact numbers.
Ikomai – Makati
Where better to spend time bonding over good food than Ikomai, a place that prides itself on being “the meeting ground for good conversations with good company over gourmet Japanese street and comfort food with kushiage twists“.
Available for: Dine In, Take out, and Delivery.
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Cover image from Ninyo Fusion’s Facebook page