It's another valentine season capping off this week. What makes it a little splendid to mark the occasion is that it falls on Friday, a great day to  let our hair down, unwind and take some breather elsewhere. 

For people who are planning to celebrate the day of hearts over food in a relaxing atmosphere, here are some cozy restaurants in Metro Manila to consider:

Lemuria Gourmet, a French restaurant

Haven't gone to this place yet but based on popularity among food bloggers, Lemuria topped the list of the most romantic and best garden restaurants in Metro Manila. Its specialty is French Mediterranean cuisine and has a good selection of high quality wine.

Ambiance is awesome based on reviews by food bloggers, perfect for a relaxing dinner. Its location in a private village assures diners of exclusivity and a quiet moment while indulging on great French dishes.

Menu Categories

  • French Mediterranean style
  • Pork, chicken, beef, lamb
  • Seafood: prawns, fish
  • Dessert, pasta, soup, appetizers 
Due to the influx of diners during special occasion, reservation is recommended, either by placing a call or through their website. 

This is a French and Mediterranean inspired restaurant, sumptuous French dishes and great wine will surely tickle your Valentine evening.  

Dinner budget starts at Php800.00 per head. Lemuria Gourmet's exact location is at 5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City.

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine

For couples or even group of friends who do not want too much noise and throng of a large crowd when dining, Ninyo Fusion Cuisine is an ideal place to spend dinner comes Valentine's day. Love is in the air also at this restaurant because they offer romantic dinner packages for couples.

Menu Categories

  • European and Asian dishes
  • Salmon, fish, pasta
  • Meat selections, dessert
  • Oysters, soup
Dinner packages on valentine's day include a romantic table set-up for two, customized decorations, food and wine. This restaurant serves a great variety of European and Asian dishes and of course wine. Dinner budget starts at Php600.00 per head. Located at 66 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Blackbird Restaurant

Indoor dining at Blackbird Restaurant

Touted as one of the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2019, Blackbird ranked 49th in the list of a London-based publication and taste maker, Monocle. 

Outdoor dining at Blackbird

It prides itself as one of the most romantic dining places in Metro Manila with cool dining atmosphere, great food selections and awesome table setup. Situated at Nelson Tower in Makati, the restaurant offers a perfect view of the gardens in Ayala Triangle.

Menu Categories

  • European, Asian dishes
  • Lamb, chicken, pork, beef, seafood
  • Dessert, pasta, salad
  • Appetizers, soup
Now that's what makes this cozy restaurant an ideal place to dine comes valentine's day. 

Washed off in white and wood hue interior, the place has different dining sections to set the mode for the night. Its minimalist, yet classy, interior pleases senses for a homey atmosphere. 

Check my related blog about dining at Blackbird HERE

Blackbird offers a chic and delicate menu of European and Asian cuisines . Dinner budget: Starts at Php700.00 per head. Address: Nelson Tower, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City. Website: Blackbird at Nelson Tower

Basil Restaurant

Basil Restaurant

I spent my birthday dinner here last year with a female friend. I love the place, very quiet, relaxing, subdued, ideal for a smooth valentine dinner. The place is surrounded with trees and tropical plants and the interior is spruced up in great Asian vibe. 

Menu Categories

  • Authentic Thai cuisine
  • Grilled chicken and pork
  • Asian-influenced menu
  • Salad, desserts, soup

The warm furniture, classic chandeliers and earth tone table and wall provide a much-needed relaxation for diners. 

The dishes are authentic Thai recipes and equally sumptuous. Best items in the menu: Grilled pork and the chicken cashew nuts are so extraordinarily savory and luscious, perfectly concocted to achieve that sumptuous Asian flavors. 

They also offer soup, seafood, appetizers and salad. Dinner budget starts at Php300.00 per head. Basil restaurant is located in White Plains, Quezon City.

Galileo Enoteca Deli

Philippine Tattler recommended this restaurant as one of the most romantic dining places to consider this Valentine's day. Set in the middle of the bustling city of Mandaluyong, Galileo Enoteca Deli, by name itself, is an Italian restaurant serves authentic Italian pasta that accompanied with exquisite Italian wine.

Menu Categories

  • Mostly Italian recipes
  • Pasta, fish, meat
  • Desserts, coolers

The restaurant will provide guests with a relaxing Italian countryside dining experience with its flavorful selection of Italian delicacies and winery. 

According to its instagram profile, they offer romantic packages or set of meal for two this valentine's day, selections can be picked at its website. 

Galileo Enoteca Deli. Dinner budget starts at Php700.00 per head. This relaxing place is located at 80 Calbagoy Street corner Malinao Street, Mandaluyong.