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Nothing better than great views, delicious food, and the cool Tagaytay air.

Us city people love a good road trip and what better place to have a romantic getaway than Tagaytay? The cool air, the abundance of food choices, and just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s the perfect choice.

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To make planning easier, we’ve compiled some of the best and most romantic places for you and your boo so all you have to do is choose, relax, and soak up the relaxing ambiance. You could easily add these spots to your ‘FAVOURITES‘ list on the Booky app so you never miss any restaurants near you.

Also read: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Tagaytay this month!

The Chef’s Room at Antonio’s – Purok 138

Antonio’s is Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine-dining destination that features the best of international cuisine from top chef Tony Boy Escalante. Its impeccable food, elegant interiors, scenic gardens and great service are what make them exemplary.

Inside it is the “secret”, The Chef’s Room: a well-appointed dining area that can seat 60-70 guests, overlooking the entire restaurant. It provides guests with privacy from other diners. Enjoy a fancy dining experience for you and your date.

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Booky Tip: They are closed on Mondays and do not accept walk-ins. Please take note of their smart casual dress code.

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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Purok 138, Bgy. Neogan, Tagaytay
(046) 483-4847

Balay Dako – Emilio Aguinaldo Highway

Balay Dako is the newest restaurant venture of Antonio’s Group of Restaurants. It is a 3-storey Filipino restaurant overlooking Taal Lake.

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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, (Nasugbu – Tagaytay Road), Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay
(046) 483 4847

Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro – various branches

Serving an Italian feast like no other, Buon Giorno! is an artsy and charming restaurant that serves exquisite dishes like the Salmon Risotto, Lamb Chops, Osso Buco and the pizza and pasta selections. Whether you choose their branch in Twin Lakes or the Cliffhouse, you’ll be getting the best view in the house.

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Mon’s Restaurant – Camp Benjamin

Camp Benjamin is a 4.7-hectare multi-purpose facility with an adjacent 8-hectare integrated and natural farm located in Alfonso, Cavite, an upland municipality literally just a few minutes off of main Tagaytay. Short for Meant for Organic and Natural, Mon’s is a farm-to-plate concept restaurant that values health and wellness. Enjoy Mon’s all-day breakfast and merienda menu, burgers and sandwiches, salads, and various inspired regional dishes.

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Camp Benjamin, Alfonso-Maragondon Road, Taywanak Ilaya, Cavite
(046) 683-6971; (0977) 134-9078; (0919) 955-2758

The Purple Owl – Villa Pura

The Purple Owl is truly one of Tagaytay’s best kept secrets; it’s an events place and a restaurant in one. Guests are required to book at least two days in advance and select between two set course meals by Mrs. Gee’s Kitchen. You can personalize the event based on your preferences, making it the perfect place for secret proposals or special anniversary dinners.

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Gardenia Loop, Villa Pura, Tagaytay

Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro – multiple branches

Aozora, meaning blue sky, is a Japanese restaurant serving authentic Japanese dishes crafted by Chef Seiji Kamura. Aozora’s bulalo ramen will make your next “putok batok” experience worth it.

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Lime & Basil Restaurant – J. Rizal St.

Lime & Basil is a farm-to-table garden cafe offering authentic Thai cuisine from Tagaytay resident, Chef Sigrid Sarmiento. It is a casual and relaxed Asian dining experience where guests can tour and walk around the herb and vegetable gardens. There’s also a craft store inside called Laura’s Yard.

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9014 J. Rizal St., Brgy Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite
(0915) 627 6393

Cafe Voi La – Crosswinds Tagaytay

Tucked away inside Crosswinds Tagaytay is this adorable and quaint cafe called Cafe Voi La. It is an Asian-inspired getaway from the interiors down to their fusion dishes. Bestsellers include the Garlic Beef Tapa, Chicken Satay, Massaman Back Ribs and their famous Salted Caramel Cheesecake.

Insider tip:  They also sell whole cakes, which you can arrange to pick up in Alabang, if that’s more convenient for you.

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Iruhin Crosswinds, Tagaytay
(0905) 331-4457

Chateau Hestia – J. Hernandez St.

Chateau Hestia brings forth a European dining experience in a country-style home surrounded with lush greens. It offers years of curated recipes from Austrian native, Johannes Zehethofer’s worldly travels. Just like the Greek goddess of the Hearth, Hestia, who made sure the fire of Olympus never died out, Chateau Hestia ensures that customer experience also never dies out. 

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J. Hernandez St., Purok 5, Bukal near Tagaytay Silang, Cavite
(0929) 711 3289

Deli de San Honore – Purok 138

As far as hidden restaurants in Tagaytay go, this is truly a private and serene space. Deli de San Honore is a bakery/restaurant owned by husband and wife Jeremy and Kate Joson.

Fun fact: Deli de San Honore translates to "store of St. Honore," the patron saint of bakers.

It’s a quiet garden-style restaurant that comfortably seats up to 18 people at a time. It’s a great place to enjoy some quiet time together with your SO. They serve international dishes, weekend special plates, and homemade breads.

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Purok 138, Zambal Road, Barangay Neogan
(0915) 959-1675

Don Limone Grill – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

Don Limone is a tucked-away Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that surprisingly specializes in cheesecakes. A shared passion for Mediterranean and Italian flavors between husband and wife, Allen and Betty Tadayon, brought forth bestselling dishes like the Hummus en Fuego, Steamed Mussels Puttanesca, and Chicken Espetada (skewered chicken).

Moreover, Allen, being a native New Yorker, had to include cheesecakes–more than 8 unique variants of them. 

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Unit D, NBB FARM (Benitez Compound), 4870, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Mendez Crossing East, Tagaytay
(0932) 873-2316

El Cocinero by Chef Arnaldo – La Bella Residences

El Cocinero is a homegrown Spanish restaurant tucked away inside the La Bella Residences development, offering a fresh and lush scenery that’s a welcome sight compared to the commercialized streets of Tagaytay. It is owned by Chef Arnaldo Limeta who trained in Ibiza, Spain for more than ten years.

Insider tip: You can enjoy up to ₱300 off your bill!

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La Bella Residences, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Neogan, Tagaytay
0916 341-2489

Marcia Adams – Alfonso

Marcia Adams’ is a tucked away Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant that serves Mediterranean dishes prepared by owner Marcia. It’s perfect for a short romantic getaway for special occasions. Bestsellers include the Grilled Aromatic Pork, Classic Shish Kebabs, and Banana Split.

Booky Tip: Reserve the sunset lounge for a majestic Tagaytay sunset view.

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JP Rizal St., Bgy. Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite, Tagaytay
(0917) 801-1456

Milagros Private Kitchen – Maglabe Drive

Milagros Private Kitchen hosts intimate gatherings and offers a unique and private outdoor dining experience in the comfort of a secluded venue. The menu is personalized and highlights Filipino dishes created with family recipes from Malabon.

Update: Starting August 15, they'll only be accepting reservations for Sundays only.

They also sell bottled gourmet and homemade products. Milagros can accommodate around 16 people and requires a 3-5 days advanced reservation.

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1640 Maglabe Drive, Guinhawa South, Tagaytay
(046) 413-1888;(0917) 465-4617;(0906) 204-3248

Narra Hill Tagaytay – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

Narra Hill is a secret bed and breakfast spot and an events venue perfect for a quick vacation, an out-of-city wedding, and other special celebrations. They have 4 beautiful rooms available for booking strictly via Airbnb

It’s easily one of the most romantic restaurants in Tagaytay; it’s able to provide an intimate, quiet, and a breathtaking scenery.

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Narra Hill, Laurel, Batangas
+63 917 523-3939 (B&B) / +63 917 811-3739 (Wedding & Events)

The Teahouse at Qiwellness Living – Aguinaldo Highway

Qiwellness Living is an Asian fusion tea house, a bathhouse and spa destination. It’s inspired by centuries-old architecture, cuisine, and healing practices of China, combined with modern design, culinary techniques, and advances in wellness.

The tea house offers a la carte menu as well as a ‘yin & yang’ degustation menu that changes with the season and would require an advanced reservation of 48-hours. Treat you and your SO to a relaxing spa day, and enjoy the great food, and view, together.

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Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay
(0917) 522 6969

Nurture Wellness Village – Pulong Sagingan

A pioneer in the Philippine spa industry, Nurture Wellness Village (formerly known as Nurture Spa) is a DOT-accredited resort and wellness retreat house for ‘ecotherapy’ or healing by and through nature. The customer experience is enhanced by its Filipino-themed décors, spa treatments, and cuisine. You can even pick fresh herbs and greens from their garden if you desire.

Walk-ins and day tour packages are available. It is also most famous for its Glamping (glamorous camping) program. 

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Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West, Tagaytay
(02) 710-9786; (0918) 888-8772

The Lake District – Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway

The Lake District is a drinking lounge built with urban-industrial interiors that complement the cool winds and picturesque view of Tagaytay.

The kitchen offers modern Western cuisine by Chef Francis Tolentino, who also co-owns and heads Unit 27 Apartment Bar + Cafe in BGC.

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Maharlika West, Tagaytay – Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
(046) 413-4186

Sonya’s Garden – Bgy. Buck Estate

Sonya Garcia’s Garden is a tucked away bed and breakfast, a wellness spa, a country store, a panaderia, a cottage restaurant and a well-kept secret garden. It is one of the top choice destinations for a romantic getaway during weekends for Manilenos.

Insider tip:  If you’re a bit adventurous, you can pick and eat the flowers right off their garden.
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Barangay Buck Estate (near Tagaytay), Alfonso, Cavite
(0917) 532-9097; (0917) 533-5140; (0917) 523-1080

Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe – Purok 157

Dreamland is an artsy cafe where you can enjoy your blended beverages, pastries, and play a round or two of their in house board games. If you’re a fan of dream catchers, you’ll surely be amazed of their displays!

Insider tip: They are open 24/7!

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Purok 157, Tagaytay-Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay
(0917) 652-9075

Memory Lane – Magallanes Drive

Memory Lane takes you down a trip to your past with their home-style interiors and recipes. They serve your usual comfort food and the famous bulalo soup of Tagaytay.

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Magallanes Drive, Tagaytay
(046) 4832479; (0917) 858-1950; (0922) 829-8487

Fire Lake Grill – Cliffhouse Tagaytay

Fire Lake Grill is a homey destination in Tagaytay that serves grilled specialties like USDA steaks, seafood, and more. Try their selection of delectable cakes like the Flourless chocolate cake, Lime-infused panna cotta, and the Malibu Rum-poached pineapple carpaccio. 

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Unit 3 Cliffhouse Tagaytay General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay
(046) 483 2069; (0927) 914-4604

The Black Roof – Lourdes St.

The Black Roof is a new industrial-rustic style events place that’s ideal for all types of special occasions. Hurry and book their team now for that unforgettable experience.

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88 Lourdes St., Maitim II Central, Tagaytay
(0908) 814-9914

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