8 Romantic date spots in Metro Manila to take your special someone


As people today become busier with adult responsibilities, everybody wants their date nights to be extra special. It’s already special with that ‘special someone,’ but the thing that would definitely make it a quality time is the place. It doesn’t have to be fancy every week, yet there’s the pressure it has to be somewhere new. If you think you’ve already brought your beau to every place near your house, continue reading for more suggestions.

Visiting a new place once in a while would feel like a treat to you and your partner. New food, scenery, experience, and memory. Good thing, it seems like a new restaurant is launched every day in this country. Filipinos just love food! Even if it’s a date with your friends and not a romantic partner, here’s a list of date spots in Metro Manila:


From reputable restaurants, nail salons, pet shops, to lots of shopping options, Tiendesitas in Ortigas is the place to go for a whole day date. The many choices of things to do could help you get to know each other on a deeper level. You can be spontaneous as much as you like, no need to plan in advance to make your date feel like work!


If you’re a couple who schedules dates on Fridays, which often fall on payday, you’re one of the hundreds who get stuck in traffic. This is where Metrowalk comes in. Stopover at Metrowalk in Ortigas CBD, enjoy good food and drinks and have a quality time while letting the traffic pass. Even more romantic with live band performances.

Gastro Park Kapitolyo

This food stop in Kapitolyo has over 15 restaurants. Do you like cotton candy, tacos, or liquid nitrogen ice cream? Everything is here for that cute “Date Night” Instagram post. You surely wouldn’t get enough of the variety. Find it at 12 1st St, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City every day from 12 noon to 12midnight.

Photos from Senor Pollo

Señor Pollo

Now, let’s go to Quezon City. Search online for reviews on this restaurant and you’d only see positive comments. That’s how good it is. They say it has one of the best roasted chicken in the Metro. Treat your special someone with good food and you’d both surely cap off the stressful work week with a smile.

Some photos from Mecha Uma

Mecha Uma

This restaurant in Bonifacio Global City serves food described as “absurdly delicious” by Chef Bruce Ricketts. Enough to make you want to check it out, right? They offer mostly Japanese food and a bit of other cuisine featured on the Tasting menu. Space is small just like in any other Japanese restaurants, so make a reservation in advance and come on time!

Some photos from Industriya Marikina

Industriya Marikina

Marikina has been boasting a lot of new restaurants for residents of the East since the Millennial guys started working. Industriya Marikina is one – which interestingly, used to be a shoe factory. The artsy in you and your partner would love the architecture while you indulge in good food and share stories about the week that was.

Bingsu photo from Cafe Seolhwa

Café Seolhwa

Not really hungry and just want to bond over dessert? You can come to Café Seolhwa in BGC or Paranaque. They serve great bingsu made from healthy ingredients. The flyer says, “this is the place where you bring your loved ones if you want them to be happy.” See for yourself!

Guests enjoying some slow jams and hot beats at Finders Keepers (Photo from Finders Keepers)

Finders Keepers

Drinking is always a good idea! Especially if you know you’re going home with someone you actually know… and love. Enjoy the music and drinks as you dance the night away and realize you’re never too old to have a great, loud night. Finders Keepers is located at Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave. cor. Sabio, Makati City.

Parting Words

Again, your date place doesn’t have to be fancier every week. Just make it a point to try something new once in a while to make your special someone feel extra special. If the food isn’t as good as where you were the previous week, then charge it to experience. The memory of you and your beau hating on the food could be a funny thing to remember after some time! Maximize every quality time by taking advantage of the many date spots in Metro Manila.

What is your ideal date spot? Have you been to any of the places mentioned above? Do you want to go? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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