Are you looking for a date-worthy spot out of town?
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover romantic destinations beyond Metro Manila. While every city has its own heartbeat, our list includes restaurants scattered across different cities. Picture candlelit dinners, breathtaking views, lush greenery, and a tapestry of flavors waiting to be explored.
If you want to prepare a special date for you and your loved one, then this list is for you! Pack your bags as we share with you 8 must-visit spots, each offering the perfect ambiance for creating unforgettable memories together.
Take a trip to “Little Italy” right in the heart of Lipa, Batangas at Casa Marikit. Indulge in its charming ambiance and delicious Italian-inspired cuisine paired with the impressive selection of wine, making it the perfect setting for a romantic and memorable date outside Metro Manila.
Opening hours: 11 AM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 10 PM daily.
Let your palate travel around the world with a wide variety of cuisines at Mrs. Saldo’s. Their 5000 sqm property is located off the main highway at Silang so you’re sure that you’ll get to dine comfortably and privately amidst lush greenery and eclectic furniture pieces at their bespoke private dining rooms.
Opening hours: W-Sun,11 AM to 2 PM, 4 PM to 8 PM.
Marcia Adams’ is a tucked-away Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant that serves Mediterranean dishes prepared by owner Marcia. It’s perfect for a short romantic getaway for special occasions. Bestsellers include the Grilled Aromatic Pork, Classic Shish Kebabs, and Banana Split.
Opening hours: M-Th, 11 AM to 9 PM | F, 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM | Sun, 10 AM to 10 PM.
For couples who crave an intimate getaway and a quick trip away from the city, this lakeside restaurant in the food capital of the Philippines, Pampanga, is the perfect spot! Rural Bar & Cafe, with its charming scenic ambiance and idyllic setting, offers couples the opportunity to be away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, escape the routine, and fully enjoy each others’ company.
Opening hours: Closed Mondays. Sun-Th, 12 NN to 10 PM | F-Sat, 12 NN to 12 MN.
If you want a place where you have loads of food as well as furniture options, then The Souq is the right spot for you. It’s a place where food vendors come to serve you a variety of familiar specialties from around the world.
Opening hours: 11 AM to 9 PM daily.
Photo from @SOUQ Pampanga
Originally home to 7 kids, 2 dogs, and their Mama, 113 Wagner Cafe now opens its doors to the public as a place where you can dine, hang out, and celebrate any and every occasion. The rustic and cozy ambiance paired with the delicious comfort food and cool climate of Baguio makes this quaint cafe and restaurant the perfect spot for intimate moments.
Opening hours: Closed Wednesdays. M-Sun, 11 AM to 2 PM, 6 PM to 8:30 PM. By Reservations Only.
This magical dome cafe has probably one way or another made its way to your feeds. This place is no other than Miell Cafe in Rizal. It’s perfect for those looking for a cozy and relaxing environment whilst enjoying their selection of indulgent comfort food and coffee.
Opening hours: M-Th, 8 AM to 5 PM | F-Sun, 7 AM to 7 PM.
Situated atop Binangonan Rizal, Escalera Secret Garden Cafe offers an escape from the city, a place for intimate events, relaxation, and a feast for the senses. With panoramic views of Manila’s city lights, Laguna Lake, lush surroundings, and carefully curated interiors, it is the perfect setting for those seeking a quick and quiet retreat.
Opening hours: M-Th, 4 PM to 12 MN | F-Sun, 11 AM to 12 MN.
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