After all, food is still the ultimate love language for many Filipinos

With social distancing protocols still intact, many couples need to reignite the spark that comes from togetherness this Valentine’s Day. And what better way to make that happen than to have a classic romantic dinner. After all, food is still the ultimate love language for many Filipinos.

So, if you’re on the search for the best date spots in the metro that bring love in every course and abide with health protocols, we’ve got you covered. Treat yourself and your lover this Hearts Month in these hotel restaurants that serve not just good food, but also a scene fit for a bella notte of love.

The Manila Hotel

With its crystal tree, lush table setting, and delicate floral fixture, the Champagne Room at The Manila Hotel is a true romantic place. Matching its scenery is its delightful French menu set, including pan seared foie gras and lobster, beef tenderloin, and raspberry desserts, making it a complete Paris-like lovers paradise. 

Champagne Room

The Valentine’s Day dinner at the Champagne Room costs P4,500 per head and takes place from Feb. 12 to 15. Female diners are also in for a treat as they will receive one long-stemmed Ecuadorian Rose. Reserve a table at the Champagne Room here

Discovery Primea

A memorable Valentine’s dinner awaits couples at Discovery Primea. Lovers can enjoy their time together on an intimate date set-up at Flame restaurant or savor their meal with an amazing view of Makati City at the Edge al fresco restaurant.

Edge al fresco restaurant

Discovery Primea’s A Valentine Weekend will happen from Feb. 12 to 14, and costs P2,200 per head. Visit its website for reservations.

Manila Marriott

The hotel whips up two dine-in options for couples. They can opt to have fine dining with great steaks at its Cru Steakhouse or a four-course indulgence at the Marriott Café for P4,200.

Cru Steakhouse

Visit its Facebook page for reservations.

The Peninsula Manila

From Feb. 13 to 14, lovebirds can feast on a variety of eats at The Peninsula Manila. From Escolta restaurant’s seafood fiesta (P3,100) and Chef Allan Briones’ one night multi-course dinner at the Old Manila (starts at P6,000) to Spices’ fresh-off-the-grill specialties (starts at P4,000), its Valentine’s Day offerings are sure to set hearts (and taste buds) aflutter. 

Send an email at or visit its website for reservations.

Marco Polo Ortigas

Asian flavor reign supreme this Hearts Month at the Marco Polo Ortigas. From Feb. 13 to 15, sweethearts will be treated with an authentic Cantonese cuisine at the Lung Hin restaurant. Diners can choose from the Beloved set menu for two (P4,380) and the One and Only selections (P6,800), both available during lunch and dinner service.

Strawberry-filled by Lung Hin

Make a reservation through Marco Polo’s Facebook page.

Source: Manila Bulletin (