Eight Garden Restaurants in Metro Manila Where You Can Take Your Date

These restaurants set a refreshing mood for romance.

By: Patricia Marie Prado | September 29, 2017
Share this article
Facebook facebook
Facebook twitter

The holiday season is upon us, and a few weeks from now, your calendar will be filled with parties and reunions. So before your schedule goes haywire, why not spend these remaining days of peace with your special someone in some place romantic?

If you’re tired of the generic date restaurants in Metro Manila, we’ve gathered a couple of garden and garden-inspired places to give you fresh dining options. Check out our list of eight garden restaurants in the Metro where you and your loved one can share some romantic moments and good food.


Must-tries: Crispy Waffle served w/ Homemade Pancake Syrup; Bacon, Eggs & Herbed Hash Browns; Beef Tapa

Metro Manila garden restaurants

Surprise your loved one with a brunch date at Rustic Mornings by Isabelo and feast on their ‘silog’ meals. (Images: Rustic Mornings by Isabelo’s Facebook Page)

True to its name, Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is a quaint garden restaurant with a charming appeal. If you’re not into dinner dates, Rustic Mornings is a great place for a brunch date. It has several quirky al fresco dining settings that set the scene for a perfect early-morning catch up. At night, Rustic Mornings becomes Isabelo Garden, a by-reservation dining spot that lovers can enjoy for a romantic setting.

The menu of Rustic Mornings consists of pizza, pasta, rice dishes, and all-day breakfast meals.

Location: 11 I. Mendoza St, Marikina City
Walk-in 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Must-tries: Carbonara, Tuna Salad, Foie Gras

Metro Manila garden restaurants

Experience a little bit of Paris with Le Petit Soufflé’s pastas and pastries. (Images: Le Petit Soufflé’s Facebook Page)

The French are known to be romantics, so what can be more romantic than taking your date to Paris, the city of love? But if your budget is not yet enough for a Parisian trip, you can treat your significant other at Le Petit Soufflé instead. Their interiors will make you feel like you’re dining in a little French café during spring, but with a mix of fun accents like rolling pins hanging in the trees.

Le Petit Soufflé offers dishes from French and Japanese cuisines. You can opt for breads and sandwiches or their rice meals.

Location: 3F, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM


Must-tries: Mushroom Risotto, Chocolate Cake, Scallops, Cheesecake

Metro Manila garden restaurants

Dine at Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant and partner their scallop with a glass of wine. (Image: Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant’s Facebook Page)

Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant is a perfect spot if you’re looking for a private and intimate setting. The restaurant exudes French elegance and sophistication that will make you fall in love not just with your date but with the place itself. Aside from the indoor setting, they also have lavish al fresco dining areas where you can stay for a more romantic ambiance.

Lemuria is known for its degustation menu that consists of six and nine-course French Mediterranean dishes, but it also has an à la carte menu which you can pair with the wide range of wines available.

Location: #5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM


Must-tries: Beef Kabab, Mushroom Ravioli, Pomelo Salad

Metro Manila garden restaurants

Have a little picnic indoors at Earth Kitchen and try their roasted vegetable pasta. (Image: Earth Kitchen Instagram and Facebook)

If you and your partner are health buffs, Earth Kitchen can be your next dating spot. This restaurant adopts a farm-to-table concept and as such, it sources its ingredients directly from local organic farmers. To keep the theme of green living going, the interiors are also dressed in garden-inspired décor. You’ll feel like you’re in an indoor picnic with the faux grass and charming wooden tables and chairs around.

Aside from delighting in Earth Kitchen’s menu that is made from scratch, you can also purchase products from the Got Heart Foundation to help support local farmers.

Location: Katipunan Ave., White Plains Quezon City and UG/F Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
11:00 AM to 9:30 PM


Must-tries: Chicken Souvlaki, Couscous Salad, Fig Ice Cream

Metro Manila garden restaurants

Gourmet Gypsy Art Café is a dating spot full of surprises; try their Chicken Miso Soba and Noodle Salad on your next date! (Images: L, Jenica Villa Magquilat; R, @janellatee)

Walking inside Gourmet Gypsy Art Café will make you feel like you and your date had a quick getaway to Morocco. The owners turned a beautiful house into a boho-inspired restaurant filled with knickknacks and souvenirs from their travels across the world. They also have a beautiful open air dining area that glows at night with the help of fancy string lights.

Just like the theme of the décor, Gourmet Gypsy Art Café serves Asian, American, and Mediterranean dishes that are inspired by the owners’ travels.

Location: 25 Don A Roces Ave. Paligsahan, Quezon City
M-F: 11AM-2PM, 8AM-10PM, Weekends: 10AM-11PM


Must-tries: Flower Salad with Carrot Dressing, Korean Beef Stew, Pancit Palabok

Metro Manila garden restaurants

You’ll leave happy when you visit Happy Garden Café and try their Porchetta with Cauliflower. (Image: Happy Garden Café’s Facebook Page)

If the gloomy weather is wearing you down, make Happy Garden Café your next dating spot. The lime green and yellow color motifs of this café will make you feel like summer never left. It is also filled with faux plants that add a romantic and fresh ambiance to the place.

Happy Garden Café is another place that follows the farm-to-table concept, so you can treat yourself and your date with healthy, organic dishes like their flower salad. You can also purchase fresh flowers for your date from The Flower Shop, which is situated inside the café.

Location: Sunshine Place, # 56 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM


Must-tries: Pumpkin Soup, Breakfast Burrito, Tofu Teriyaki

Metro Manila garden restaurants

Add a little whimsy to your date and share this Tofu Teriyaki with Ginger Brown Rice when you dine at Hillside Café and Juice Bar. (Image: Hillside Café and Juice Bar’s Facebook Page)

Hillside Café and Juice Bar is an organic restaurant that serves innovative dishes that satisfy cravings while leaving out the guilt. In addition to this, the café is the very definition of cute, as knickknacks placed here and there give it a whimsical vibe. Take your date in the morning to experience the natural lighting brought by the huge windows.

Aside from its healthy, organic menu, Hillside Café is also known for its fresh juices that you can pair with its dishes.

Location: 57 Mo. Ignacia Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
11:30 AM to 9:00 PM


Must-tries: Crispy Fish with Green Mango, Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup

Metro Manila garden restaurants

When in Basil, share some Thai Bagoong Rice with your date. (Images: Basil’s Facebook Page)

Basil may seem like a simple restaurant on the outside, but upon entering you’ll be transported into an entirely new place. The restaurant owners are art and plant enthusiasts and you’ll see how they’ve taken advantage of the natural surroundings in their resto to reflect their passions. The place features exposed rock walls, a koi pond, and a lush al fresco dining area.

Basil serves Thai cuisine so expect some spice and a lot of pad thai (stir-fried rice noodles) when you dine.

Location: Katipunan Ave., 1110 Quezon City, Philippines and Arya Residences, Mckinley Parkway
11:30 AM to 2:00PM, 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Itching to visit these garden-inspired restaurants with your loved one? Tell us in the comments section below which one you will try first!
Newsletter Banner
About Patricia Marie Prado
Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.
Learn more stories on:
Location Tags:
Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of Yoorekka are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, Yoorekka does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.
Follow Us On:
About Us
Privacy Policy
Register My Store
HTML Sitemap
Submit My Favorites
XML Sitemap
Terms and Conditions
FAQ Page
Copyright 2013 - 2024 ShoppersGuide Marketing Inc. All Rights Reserved
This website uses cookies to enhance the user experience. For more information please see our privacy policy