10 Romantic Date Plans under ₱500 with everything you and bae need!


Tipid times with bae? We gotchu.

The best memories sometimes consist of the simplest things: your special someone and good food. But when times are hard and the budget is tight, the easy way is out to take a raincheck – but not so fast!

We’ve formulated a list of 10 romantic date plans with meals for ₱500 (more or less*), so don’t cancel just yet!

*Psych! Shell out a bit more for your loved one! Take a look at these carefully planned out meals that will go a little above ₱500. 

Be sure to add these spots to your ‘MUST-TRY‘ lists on the Booky app so you never miss any restaurants near you.

Va Bene – various branches

Va Bene is the first Italian restaurant in the Metro to serve only fresh pastas on their menu. Chef Massimo Veronesi offers a fully-set menu with classic pastas and pizzas, main courses consisting of steaks and veal, and truffle specials. If you find bae as irresistible as truffle, this date is for you!

What to order:
Gorgonzola Polenta with Sauteed Mushrooms & Black Truffles for: ₱490
Your choice of any square pizza: ₱288
Traditional Italian Tiramisu for: ₱280
Booking via Booky: (-₱500) 
= ₱558
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Also read: 23 Go-To Restaurants in Manila for Irresistibly Delicious Truffle Pasta
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Nikkei – various branches

Nikkei is the first Peruvian-Japanese Sushi Bar in Manila headed by Argentinan Chef Christian Cejas. “Nikkei” is Peruvian cuisine culturally inspired by the Japanese who started to migrate to Peru in the 19th century and is now becoming the latest food trend in Europe. Something about the different flavors, textures, and aromas awaken all your senses, just like when you met your SO.

What to order:
Niku Uni for: ₱495
Your choice of Sashimi₱250
Your choice of Maki₱300
Booking via Booky: (-₱500)
= ₱545

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Fresh Oysters for: ₱420
Lomo Saltado for: ₱480
Your choice of Appetizer, Nigiri, Rolls, or Sushi: ₱180
Booking via Booky: (-₱500)
= 580
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Gringo – Fort Bonifacio

Gringo is a homegrown restaurant serving Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties such as ribschickenburritos and more. It’s also an ideal spot to drinks and unwind. Try some of their signature concoctions like the El Gringo Margarita!

What to order:
1/2 Original Chicken with 3 sides (to share) for: ₱365
Two orders of Chili Con Carne Crispy Tacos, for ₱88 each: ₱176
Two orders of House Mojito, for ₱160 each: ₱320
Booking via Booky at Fort Bonifacio or Mall of Asia branch: (-₱300)
= ₱561

OR

1/2 rack Baby Back Ribs with 2 sides (to share) for: ₱365
Crispy Catfish Salsa for: ₱365
Truffle Queso Quesadilla for: ₱145
Booking via Booky at Fort Bonifacio or Mall of Asia branch: (-₱300) 
= ₱575

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The Fort Residences, 2nd Ave Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 478-7503

Romulo Cafe – various branches

Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes. Romulo Cafe gives its diners a glimpse of the Philippine history though its museum-style interiors. If you and your date have a hankering for the food of our homeland, look no further.

What to order:
Your choice of appetizer or rice ranging from: ₱145-250
Two choices of Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood, or Vegetables dish ranging from: ₱205-460 each
Booking via Booky: (₱500)
= more or less ₱500!
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Relish Cafe – Madison Galeries

Relish Cafe at Madison Galeries is a cozy modern bistro restaurant serving delicious cross-continental food inspired by family favorites. Enjoy their sumptuous fare in beautiful and welcoming interiors. Relish in a simple and fresh pasta but also enjoy sweet Sangria to get a little tipsy together!

What to order:
Any pasta of your choice ranging from: ₱325-365
Sangria Carafe₱695
Booking via Booky: (₱500)
= ₱560 maximum
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2/F Madison Galeries, Don Jesus Boulevard, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa
(02) 813 8735

FETA Mediterranean – Greenhills

Come and dine in into the authentic Mediterranean Cuisine by Chef Beyto Koc. With his year of experience and expertise, Chef Beyto Koc has shown his great work in the field of Mediterranean delicacies. The mouth-watering food he prepares would soon become his masterpieces he would lived by and servet o every customer he comes across. You two don’t have to go far to taste the flavors overseas!

What to order:
Mixed Kebap for Two, comes with 1 mezze, french fries, pide, and unlimited basmati rice for: ₱950 
Baklava for ₱60 per piece, add ₱50 for a scoop of ice cream
Booking via Booky: (-₱500)
= more or less ₱560!
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G/F Intrawest, 33 Annapolis St, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 705 7238

The Noodle Studio – Ayala Malls The 30th

The Noodle Studio gathers the best noodle dishes around Asia into one modern setting, offering classics such as Pad Thai and Beef Brisket Noodles, as well as new “creative” dishes like the cold noodles with Hainanese chicken. Chef Gigo aims to offer Manila the ultimate modern Asia comfort food. Want a perfect Lady and the Tramp moment? Spaghetti ain’t the only dish you need to have that!

What to order:
Your choice of modern Filipino appetizers ranging from: ₱238-298
Two choices of Stir-Fried, Creative, or Soup Noodles ranging from: ₱298-388 each
Booking via Booky: (-₱500)
= more or less ₱500!
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2/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave., Ortigas, Pasig
(0928) 389 8583

St. Louis – High Street Central

A European-inspired, Australian cafe in the heart of BGC, St. Louis offers a wide variety of breakfast & brunch options, gourmet sandwiches, decadent desserts, specialty coffee, artisan ice cream, and cocktails. For the busy bodies who can’t squeeze in a candlelit dinner, head out for a breakfast date!

What to order:
Buy 1 Get 1 Banana Popcorn Waffle for: ₱380
Tea for Two for: ₱200
= ₱580
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Lower Ground, Unit C3-104 High Street Central, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 625 4121

Little Winehaus – Tomas Morato

Little Winehaus transports you to another city other than Manila. The space is cozy and intimate, reminiscent of the wine cellars in Europe but with a more modern twist.  The restaurant’s ambiance and affordability makes it a perfect place for date night or after-work apéritifs.

What to order:
Aged Cheddar OR Gruyere cheese for: ₱195
Either Salpicao or Wagyu Cubes: each for ₱275 
Bottle of Casa Lo Mata wine from Chile, choose from Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc for: ₱345
Booking via Booky (-₱300)
= ₱515

OR

Brie OR Emmental cheese for: ₱175
Either Caviar Pie, Callos, or Jamon Serrano: each for ₱295
Bottle of Casa Lo Mata wine from Chile, choose from Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc for: ₱345
Booking via Booky (-₱300)
= ₱515

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Dohtonbori – Greenhills

Dohtonbori is the first and only okonomiyaki restaurant in the Philippines that lets you cook-your-own okonomiyaki. The restaurant also offers other Japanese favorites like Sukiyaki, Yakisoba and Yakiniku. This one is for the no-frills couples that love DIY concepts!

What to order:
Deluxe Okonomiyaki for: ₱380
Pork Yakiniku for: ₱260
Gyoza for: ₱150
Booking via Booky (-₱200) = ₱590

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