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5 Must-Try Dining Experiences for a Different Tagaytay Food Trip

by Danna Peña

Everyone’s go-to road trip destination never seems to run out of surprises up its sleeve.

It’s not hard to be charmed by the chilly and laid-back locale of Tagaytay. From families, couples, barkadas, workmates, and even solo fliers, all walks of life flock to the Windy Ridge for a quick out-of-town breather. While the city offers fun bonding activities, an invigorating atmosphere, and a postcard-worthy view of Taal Lake, its impressive selection of restaurants is what truly takes the cake in making Tagaytay the well-loved destination it is today.

From restaurants that offer homey Filipino cuisine to fusion flavors, the city is rife with popular food spots loyal customers don’t mind revisiting. But for those looking for a more unique and memorable Tagaytay dining experience, here’s a quick guide with exclusive, affordable dining deals you shouldn’t miss out on. Discover these five Tagaytay gems that are perfect for hungry explorers, Instagrammers, and even the most discerning foodies. Remember, you heard about them here first!

1. Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay’s 5-Course Lunch or Dinner for 2

Your date—and your taste buds—will swoon when you dine in the serene and beautiful Cafe K of Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay. Avail of their gastronomic 5-Course Lunch or Dinner featuring 3 specially curated menus on rotation created by JR Royol, Executive Chef and the Grand Winner of MasterChef Philippines Season 1. Since there’s plenty to do at Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay, such as watching movies outdoors, horseback riding, feeding animals, strolling their expansive grounds, and swimming, make the most out of your stay by booking their Deluxe Room for 2. Want to tag the whole family along? The Premier Family Room for 4 will house your loved ones in one of the best dining and lodging venues in Tagaytay.

Treat yourself and a special someone to Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay’s 5-Course Lunch or Dinner for 2 for only ₱1,990 (from ₱2,925)!

Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay
Crisanto M. Delos Reyes Ave.
Brgy. Kaybagal North, Tagaytay
(02) 521 1888
(046) 483 8888
reservations@hotelkimberly.com

2. T House Tagaytay’s Afternoon High Tea for 4

When was the last time you spent an afternoon sipping on tea amidst the cool and relaxing ambiance of Tagaytay? At T House Tagaytay, a charming bed and breakfast nestled among rolling hills, you can have your much needed R&R with friends by availing of their Afternoon High Tea for 4 inclusive of savory snacks and sweet treats. While enjoying your afternoon tea, have a leisurely conversation about life, love, and everything in between as you bask in their in-house restaurant’s modern minimalistic aesthetic. Hailed by guests as one of the best staycation spots in Tagaytay, T House Tagaytay is the perfect place for a peaceful getaway, providing lovely Tranquility Garden Rooms and reinvigorating spa services. So if you’re after more than just tea, T House Tagaytay has plenty to offer to fulfill your staycation dreams.

Spend quality time with loved ones over tea and snacks with T House Tagaytay’s Afternoon High Tea for 4 for only ₱790 (from ₱1,000)!

3. T House Tagaytay’s 3-Course Lunch or Dinner Tasting Menu for 2

For special occasions—or even when you simply feel like treating yourself, just because—a drive up to T House Tagaytay for an unforgettable meal made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients is a no-brainer. Indulge in a series of delectable dishes starting with the Salted Egg Yolk Onion Rings OR Loaded Fries topped with homemade longganisa, garlic aioli, and chives; then tuck into the main course of Dry Tinola, Asian Bouillabaisse, OR Bulalo Noodle Soup. For a sweet, satisfying ending, choose from either the Coconut Panna Cotta or Turones de Saba. Going on a double or triple date with your favorite couples? Avail of the spacious Stillness Luxe Room Deal for 4 or the charming Family Suite Stay for 6, both of which come with free breakfast so you’re guaranteed a worry-free getaway.

Dig into an amazing feast at this hilltop escape when you avail of this deal for a 3-Course Lunch or Dinner Tasting Menu for 2 for only ₱890 (from ₱1,100)!

T House Tagaytay
3195 Calamba Road, Tagaytay
(02) 788 7354
(0939) 903 9587
(0922) 8THOUSE or (0922) 884 6873
info@thousetagaytay.com

4. 8 Suites Tagaytay’s 3-Course Set Lunch or Dinner for 2

A Tagaytay adventure is simply not complete without dining in an al fresco setting overlooking Taal Lake. 8 Suites Tagaytay serves up a fresh experience with their 3-Course Set Lunch or Dinner Meal that guests can enjoy with a picture-perfect view of Tagaytay’s prized gem. Whet your appetite by choosing either Smoked Beef Salami Hors d’oeuvres or Parmesan Fries for starters, then take your pick from their main course selection of Bagnet Kare-Kare, Chicken Karaage, or Fish Katsu Curry. Top it off with their yummy Mango Graham Float or their sinful Choco Pancake Tower, all the while basking in the lush and romantic surroundings of 8 House Tagaytay. While the setting is ideal for romantic dates, families and friends will definitely feel at home in this breathtaking destination, too. Make a longer vacation out of it with an overnight stay at the Premium Suite for 2 or Deluxe Suite for 4.

Dine in a stunning al fresco setting with 8 Suites Tagaytay’s 3-Course Set Lunch or Dinner Meal for 2 for only ₱1,240 (from ₱1,980).

8 Suites Tagaytay
Lot 7, Iruhin Ridge View
Barangay Iruhin, Tagaytay

Manila Office:
(02) 655 0194
(0917) 679 3088

Tagaytay Office:
(0917) 678 7701
eightsuites@gmail.com

5. Chateau Hestia’s Exquisite European Fare

Although this spot is located a bit further than the bounds of central Tagaytay, the extra drive will be well worth the trip. A secluded hideaway perfect for intimate gatherings and dates, Chateau Hestia is a charming European-inspired spot that serves authentic, top-quality European dishes. Founded by the Austrian Zehethofer family, the quaint restaurant serves recipes straight from their home kitchen. Avail of this Exquisite European Fare deal that allows you to enjoy ₱500 worth of delicious food for an unbeatable discounted price. Relish a taste of sophisticated, fascinating European cuisine by feasting on their dishes that range from Italian, Greek, and German, among many others. While savoring your meal, find yourself enveloped in the old-world charm of the restaurant designed with bric-a-brac details and rustic interiors.

Take your taste buds on a European adventure with Chateau Hestia’s ₱500 Worth of Exquisite European Fare for only ₱325 (from ₱500)!

Chateau Hestia
J. Hernandez St. Purok 5, Brgy. Bukal
Silang, Cavite (Near Tagaytay)
(0929) 711 3289
(0905) 352 4636

Want to discover all that the Windy Ridge has to offer? Check out our Tagaytay Travel Guide for ideas.

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About Danna
Danna Peña is a Writer and Property Specialist. Her written works have been published on Rappler, CNN Philippines Life, PURVEYR, Young Star's ZINE, and Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine. View her creative spaces on www.dannapena.com and @dannapena on Instagram.

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