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Fall in Love with the 7 Most Date-Worthy Restaurants in Tagaytay

by Mimi Tiu
November 10, 2018

When there’s a chill in the air, you know romance isn’t too far behind.

Nowhere does this ring truer than in the Windy Ridge, where swoon-worthy spots abound and where countless anniversary dates, marriage proposals, and weddings have taken place. There’s obviously something about the place that makes us fall hard, so go ahead and relish the romantic atmosphere as you savor Tagaytay’s most beautiful views and cozy up to your sweetie. These restaurants set the mood for a day filled with love and magic!

1. Antonio’s

INSTAGRAM: antoniostagaytay

Expect nothing but the best from this fine dining restaurant tucked away in Tagaytay. Hanging white chandeliers, black ornate chairs, and black and white patterned tile floors give this Spanish-inspired villa a sophisticated, timeless atmosphere that longtime couples can visit to celebrate major milestones. Flourishing trees and breathtaking flowers thrive in the property, with patrons having the opportunity to appreciate them through the open windows or take their meal outside beside these verdant wonders. Using carefully sourced ingredients, Antonio’s exquisite entrées can be enjoyed with complimentary organic salad, soup of the day, sorbet, and dessert. A walk hand in hand through the manicured gardens is a must before driving back home.

Purok 138
Brgy, Neogan, Tagaytay
(0917) 899 2866
(0918) 899 2866

2. The Teahouse

Chinese cuisine is not the first thing you’d think of when you imagine having a romantic dinner with your partner, but The Teahouse makes it work by serving you seasonal dishes against a gorgeous backdrop of the Taal Lake. The extraordinary, multi-course “Yin Yang” degustation menu delights the palate by applying traditional and modern culinary methods on the best Eastern and Western ingredients. The Teahouse also offers a special package called “The Yin Yang Experience,” giving couples a chance to sample the degustation meal then make use of Qiwellness Living’s luxurious facilities. A 30-minute dip in the hot and cold soaking pool followed by a 60-minute massage will definitely leave you both feeling calm and centered.

Aguinaldo Highway
Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay
(0917) 522 6969
teahouse@qiwellnessliving.ph

3. The Purple Owl

INSTAGRAM: jaaneel

Make your next date memorable with the help of this Tagaytay events venue that offers highly personalized date packages. Perfect for anniversaries and marriage proposals, The Purple Owl customizes down to the smallest details—from the decorations used to the entertainment provided. Your dream theme, choice colors, cherished photos, and favorite messages all come together to form an intimate setup in a place that’s all yours for a few hours. Delight in the full course meal of soup, salad, entrée, and dessert prepared by Mrs. Gee’s Home Kitchen. For an additional fee, you can even throw in an outdoor movie viewing or listen to a live band perform the most romantic tunes.

Gardenia Loop
Villa Pura, Tagaytay
(0977) 754 6987
thepurpleowltagaytay@gmail.com

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4. Marcia Adams

INSTAGRAM: whereswaldyyy

Like a delicious secret that’s just waiting to be discovered, this restaurant is safely hidden inside a two-hectare farm. You’ll need to go down a winding stone path filled with colorful blooms and varying shades of green vegetation, but your stroll will be rewarded with rustic architecture and sumptuous eats inspired by the owner’s travels to the Mediterranean region. Offering Tuscan and Greek dining spaces, the al fresco bungalows successfully marry shabby chic elements—gray stone walls and weathered wooden planks work well with the freshly picked flowers, mismatched wooden chairs, plush square pillows, and modern lighting fixtures. Marcia Adams is the ideal setting for couples who dream of visiting Italy or Greece someday.

JP Rizal St., Barangay Sikat
Alfonso, Cavite
(0917) 801 1456

5. Charito by Bag of Beans

INSTAGRAM: iamamazingbaldo

Fancy sharing a strong brew of coffee and a slice of cheesecake while gazing at the breathtaking Taal Lake? Or would you rather have a bottle of wine to go with your main course in the privacy of an opulently decorated room? No matter which option you two decide to try, Charito by Bag of Beans promises a delightful feast consisting of international and local flavors, freshly baked desserts, and intriguing bar concoctions within its chic, French-style estate.

150 Aguinaldo Highway
Maharlika East, Tagaytay
(046) 483 1279
(046) 413 6459

6. Café Voi La

INSTAGRAM: cafevoilacrosswinds

Dining at Café Voi La feels like visiting the home of a cool, eccentric, well-traveled aunt who serves you the most amazing dishes straight from her kitchen. Found at Crosswinds Tagaytay, this Asian fusion eatery is bursting at the seams with brightly painted walls, cozy couches, intricately designed flourishes, and eclectic knickknacks from different parts of the globe. With tables spread out over the visually arresting space, couples can have intimate conversations as they savor their modern meals. Avoid Tagaytay traffic by having a breakfast date consisting of pancakes and omelettes, which are served as early as eight in the morning.

Tagaytay-Laguna via Calamba Road
Barangay Iruhin, Tagaytay
(0905) 331 4457

7. Tsokolateria

INSTAGRAM: iamareeeeeeeee

Take your sweetness for each other up a notch by indulging in dishes infused with chocolate from Tsokolateria. This artisanal café caters to everyone from hardcore choco-nnoisseurs to pairs just craving for slightly decadent treats. Select familiar chocolate-laden fare such as the classic tablea house blend tsokolate eh or tablea champorado served with adobo flakes, chicharon, and crispy fish chips. Or why not go the unexpected route by choosing home-cooked Filipino meals (like lechon kawali or adobo) presented with a chocolate-y twist? The wonderful balance of sweet and savory will leave you wanting more. Adorned with hanging plants, canopied seats, and dark rattan furniture, this outdoor patio will tempt you to linger for hours as you soak up Tagaytay’s natural vista and fill your bellies to the brim.

The Boutique Bed and Breakfast
45 E. Aguinaldo Highway
Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay
(046) 413 1798

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This article was last edited on September 26, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.

About Mimi
A freelance editor based in Manila, Mimi Tiu finds pleasure in coming up with meticulously detailed travel itineraries, wearing layers in autumn, and chronicling her ice cream discoveries on Instagram at @nicetomitiu.

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