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Fall in love with these restaurants and cafés that are feast for the eyes (and tummy)
/ 05:27 AM February 03, 2018

Ninyo Fusion & Wine Lounge

The entire ambiance of Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge in Katipunan, Quezon City is focused on romance, relaxation, and intimacy.


The restaurant is a converted ancestral house so its uniqueness, being in the middle of city, is not lost. Its white curtains enclosing each table give dining pairs a private time to enjoy the delicious food and each other’s company.

Complete with mellow lights, roses, and a love lock wall, Ninyo offers an experience that is easy to fall in love with.


Aside from its romantic appeal, the most noteworthy highlight of Ninyo is definitely the food. A satisfying, luxurious meal partnered with fine wine is the best treat you can give yourself and your loved one. This Valentine’s Day, Ninyo offers a seven-course meal for lovers. It’s important to take note that a table in Ninyo is by reservation.

Ninyo Fusion & Wine Lounge

Marcia Adams

Owned by culinary artist Marcia Ciupan from Antique, the restaurant is for couples who want a rustic vibe on their date.

This hidden gem in Tagaytay features al fresco dining, rolling fields, lush vegetation, and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The restaurant is a cluster of vine-covered adobe bungalows with a view of the idyllic countryside. It has a sunset viewing area, similar to a Mediterrean tavern, that look out to vast green fields.

La Vie Parisienne and La Maison Rose

Couples can have a taste of Paris—the City of Love—at La Vie Parisienne in Cebu City. It serves gourmet fares, fine wines as well as croissants and macarons flown in from France.

The restaurant’s chic interiors adapted design elements from Sino-French motifs. At night, La Vie is a sight of sparkling pink and white trees, with tables and chairs painted white spread out all over the garden.


Just beside the garden is another restaurant, the La Maison Rose, which also serves excellent French cuisine. The interiors, with their striking color palette and design, are reminiscent of director Wes Anderson’s movies.

La Vie Parisienne and La Maison Rose

Filling Station Makati

Couples can go back in time at the Filling Station in Makati, a 24-hour bar and café that replicates the classic American diner serving burgers, fries, and shakes.

The restaurant’s ambiance transports you to the ’50s and ’60s. It has all sorts of memorabilia from the decade, such as movie posters, devices, kiddie toys, and life-size wax images of Elvis Presley strumming a guitar at the bar, while a moody-looking James Dean stood nearby.

It was built by a former US navy cook who decided to stay in the Philippines even when the American military bases were expelled from the country in 1991.

Filling Station Makati

Eggs for Breakfast

Serving egg in a variety of ways, (benedict, ratatouille, sunny side up, and so on), Eggs for Breakfast is the perfect spot for egg-lovers to enjoy an all day breakfast and brunch with the occasional coffee. Start the day of hearts right at this chic, outdoorsy little corner of heaven.

Eggs for Breakfast will also be hosting a “Made with Love Bazaar” on Feb. 14, 17, and 18 and celebrate a Valentine brunch while also supporting your local community.

Vieux Chalet

The restaurant is perfect for those looking for a romantic Swiss getaway but do not have the budget for a plane ticket.

Take a trip to Vieux Chalet in Antipolo and enjoy authentic home-cooked Swiss goodness. Nothing says love like Swiss Cheese Raclette and fine wine—food afficionados are sure to find a unique experience here.

The scenic view as the sun sets over the city is also sure to take your breath away.

Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Marielle Medina and Mary Beatrice Ponce, Inquirer Research

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