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8 sought-after seats (in BGC and Makati) for your Valentine's dinner

Still thinking of where to take your date this Thursday? Hurry and check out these suggestions—from newly opened restos to well-established names in dining—before they're completely booked.
Cyrene de la Rosa | Feb 11 2019

Gallery by Chele

A special 8-course tasting menu prepared by Chef Chele Gonzalez and his team awaits guests celebrating Valentine’s Day. You can choose to dine indoors or outdoors, and have the option to further enhance your dining experience by ordering added specials for that night only: Fine de Clair Oysters, Caviar with Blinis and Crème Fraîche, Champagne, wine, plus a wine and cocktail pairing is also available. 

5/F CLIPP Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, (02) 218-3895, (0917) 546-1673




On Valentine’s Day, Chef Josh Boutwood deviates from his current color coding menu to serve a handful of lucky guests a special menu complete with wine pairing. As of press time, the 8:30 pm slot is already sold out, with only a few slots left for the 6 pm seating. 

G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City. For reservations, visit www.ticket2me.net or download the Ticket2ME app



Chef Josh Boutwood. 


Ministry of Crab

If you haven’t been to the newest restaurant in town, Valentine’s Day may be a good time to visit. Found in a beautiful, hip bi-level space, Ministry of Crab Manila exudes a sexy colonial vibe said to be inspired by the flagship restaurant in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Aside from its a la carte menu, Ministry of Crab offers special set menus starting at P2,600 per person, which is quite a steal. It’s the perfect option for crab and seafood lovers looking to celebrate in style.

Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, (02) 820-0888



Mirèio at Raffles Makati

You can celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of the city’s most elegant brasseries, surrounded by the glittering lights of the city skyline. Chef de Cuisine Hervé Clair prepares a special 5-course dinner on February 14, while ladies are treated to select beauty products from L’Occitane. 

9/F 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, (02) 795-0707

Photograph courtesy of Mireio 


Photograph courtesy of Mireio


Rambla Salcedo

The newly opened Salcedo Village branch of Rambla offers a special Valentine’s set menu for P1,900 per person, available all week, together with its a la carte menu. Rambla also has a week-long collaboration with Hendricks Gin to make your celebration extra special. 

129 Unit G12, Tordesillas corner Bautista Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City, (0966) 331-1351



Flame at Discovery Primea

Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco has created an exquisite 5-course modern Asian menu just for Valentine’s Day. You can enjoy your dinner surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic views of the metro’s skyline on the 16th floor of the luxurious Discovery Primea Hotel, while being serenaded by live jazz music.

6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, (02) 955-8888

Photograph courtesy of Discovery Primea


Old Manila at The Peninsula Manila

For Valentine’s Day, Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones serves a sensory 4-course dinner menu aimed to delight all five senses. As an added treat, The Peninsula Strings plays love songs from the Great Filipino and American Songbook at 8 pm. All ladies dining in Old Manila on Valentine’s Day receive a bar of Auro Chocolate and a beautiful Peninsula long-stemmed red rose to take home.

Ayala corner Makati Avenues, Makati City, (02) 887-2888 extension 6694 (restaurant reservations)  

Photograph courtesy of The Peninsula Manila


Toyo Eatery

Toyo Eatery’s guests on 14 February Valentine’s Day will be treated to a special 10-12 course Valentine’s Tasting menu by Chef Jordy Navarra with beverage pairing - cocktails crafted by Toyo Eatery’s talented bartender, Francis Fulgencio.

The Alley Karrivin, 2316, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati. For reservations and inquiries call (0917) 720-8630 or email steve@toyoeatery.com.



Photographs by Cyrene de la Rosa

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