Sunset views in Manila, Baguio, and Tagaytay–perfect for this holiday!
The right restaurant plays a crucial role for any date night–especially on such a special time like Christmas! So whether you’re going for fancy or laid back, give your date spot that extra oomph by choosing a resto with a killer sunset view!
Find the best places to dine in Manila, Baguio, and in Tagaytay that can serve you delicious food and an unforgettable display of the sunset!
Straight Up Bar – Seda BGC
BGC is just full of intimate and romantic escapes, and Straight Up is one that should definitely be shooting to the top of your list! A cocktail bar and lounge located at the very top of the Seda building, drop by for a night of incredible tapas, drinks, and fabulous music under the stars.
Why it’s great for dates: Chill atmosphere that’s perfect for pre-dinner snacks and cocktails.
Uma Uma – S Maison
Established in 1953 in Fukuoka, Japan, Uma Uma serves 100% MSG-free, umami-filled, Hakata-style ramen. It currently serves 8 signature flavors. We recommend their Mazesoba, Spicy Chasiu Ramen, and their signature Uma Uma Ramen.
Why it’s great for dates: When you want a not-so-fancy date night but still want a view of the sunset over Manila Bay.
Sunset Bar – Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Sunset Bar is one of Sofitel’s many restaurant and bar choices, this one specifically offers al fresco dining with a fully stocked bar. Add that with the ambiance of Manila Bay and you’ve got yourself a night made.
Tip: Christmas Day Dinner is available at Sunset Bar is set at Php 3,900 nett per person. This is already inclusive of local beer, soda, chilled juices and iced tea. For bookings, contact +63 (02) 8-832-6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com
Why it’s great for dates: it’s al fresco dining with an unobstructed view of Manila Bay and of course, its magnificent sunset.
Harbor View – Rizal Park
Harbor View is a Filipino seafood restaurant that sits on the edge of Manila Bay with its dining area extending over the waters for a beautiful view of the sky and sea. We recommend their Rockefeller Oysters, Sinigang na Salmon, and Lobster Chili.
Why it’s great for dates: Nothing better than eating fresh seafood by the bay.
Reservations are accepted
View their Facebook page
1000 South Gate A, Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila
+639271642207 | +639682295598
Vu’s – Ortigas
Vu’s is a skybar and lounge settled on top of Marco Polo Ortigas. With 45 floors up from the ground, the view is nothing but stellar. We recommend their cocktails such as the Sapphire Road (their award-winning signature cocktail), Paparazzi, Aqua Ball, and the Godfather.
Why it’s great for dates: On the 45th floor, you can expect a spectacular view of not just the sunset but the Metro Manila skyline.
The Nest Dining in the Sky – Alabang
The Nest combines familiar comfort food with gracious personal service beneath the warmth of life and laughter as you dine on the 31st floor of Vivere Hotel. Enjoy a premium dining experience complete with a sweeping view of the south.
Why it’s great for dates: Once it gets a bit darker, their ambient lighting sets a cozy mood.
Foggy Mountain Cookhouse – San Carlos Heights
Foggy Mountain Cookhouse by Chef ‘Babes’ Reyes is a hidden gem that provides a private dining experience with a beautiful scenery to its customers. Chef Babes will personally cook and prepare some of his Mediterranean-inspired dishes with must-tries such as the roasted leg of lamb, truffle pasta, and his cookhouse banana foster. Read our full feature here.
Why it’s great for dates: The restaurant is strictly by reservations only so you can expect an intimate and limited-crowd atmosphere.
Strictly by reservations only (at least 1 day ahead)
View their Facebook
172 St Joseph Street, San Carlos Heights, Baguio City
Secret Garden – Paterno St.
Secret Garden is a tucked-away and laid-back Italian place specializing in thin-crust, brick-oven style pizza, Italian pastas, and traditional Filipino rice dishes. Enjoy the experience of locating this garden restaurant, the ambiance and most especially, the food.
Why it’s great for dates: It’s far from the busier areas of Baguio.
Oh My Gulay – 108 Session Road
Owned by Kidlat Tahimik who also owns Ili-Likha Artist Village, Oh My Gulay is a vegetarian cafe and restaurant sitting on the 5th floor of the green-colored La Azotea Building on Session Road. Yes, you’ll have to climb all five floors to get there but the view is definitely worth it.
Why it’s great for dates: Baguio is known for their super fresh vegetables so not only is this restaurant vegetarian but it’s also an art café for both traditional and modern art.
No reservations accepted
View their Facebook
La Azotea Building, 108 Session Road, Baguio City
Balay Dako – Emilio Aguinaldo Highway
Terraza of Balay Dako is located on the top floor of this extraordinary place of dining. Just like the main dining room located below, diners are treated with the typical delicious experience Balay Dako is known for. But Terraza stands on its own with their signature cocktails and their mouthwatering tapas and pizzas amidst breathtaking views of Taal Lake.
Why it’s great for dates: A quick trip from the city and you’ll have a panoramic view of Taal Lake along with a hefty serving of Filipino food.
Reservations are accepted for function areas
View their Facebook
View their Instagram account
Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, (Nasugbu – Tagaytay Road), Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay
(046) 413 4866.
The Teahouse at Qiwellness Living – Aguinaldo Highway
Qiwellness Living is an Asian fusion tea house, a bathhouse and spa destination. It’s inspired by centuries-old architecture, cuisine, and healing practices of China, combined with modern design, culinary techniques, and advances in wellness.
Why it’s great for dates: If you love spas, this is the best place to go with your date. An out-of-town spa with an unobstructed view of Taal Lake as well as delicious food to top it off!
Sonya’s Garden – Bgy. Buck Estate
Sonya Garcia’s Garden is a tucked away bed and breakfast, a wellness spa, a country store, a panaderia, a cottage restaurant and a well-kept secret garden. It is one of the top choice destinations for a romantic getaway during weekends for Manilenos.
Why it’s great for dates: Their garden is a cute backdrop to any occasion, Sonya’s Garden has also helped facilitate many proposals throughout the years!
Insider tip: If you’re a bit adventurous, you can pick and eat the flowers right off their garden.
Marcia Adams – Alfonso
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 occassions. Bestsellers include the Grilled Aromatic Pork, Classic Shish Kebabs and Banana Split.
Why it’s great for dates: They have an intimate garden-style ambiance you won’t easily find in the city.
Know any more restaurants with stellar views? Share it with us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @bookyapp on all your food finds! If you still haven’t, download Booky for free on iOS and Android and enjoy the convenience of searching and booking restaurants offline.
Cover photo from Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila