This pandemic, safety is a priority in all activities – including going out for a special once-a-year Valentines date. If you’re looking for a romantic and safe place to dine out with your special someone, Araneta City has a number of al fresco options for you!
With outdoor dining considered an ideal alternative this pandemic due to good air circulation, coupled with strict adherence to health protocols, the City of Firsts assures you of a worry-free Heart’s Day celebration!
1. The Oasis (Gateway Mall)
Enjoy a serene dining ambience at The Oasis, an open-air yet fully air-conditioned al fresco garden found at the heart of the Gateway Mall. This almost-hidden gem separates diners from the busy mall, and provides an extra special feel with its nature vibe and soothing music.
The Oasis offers food menu from Sachi, Cibo, Mary Grace, East Cafe, Cafe Adriatico, and Pizza Hut, which will be served right to your table by the garden’s dedicated food servers! Whichever cuisine you choose, The Oasis promises a tranquil and cozy romantic mood.
2. Popup Night (Manhattan Row)
If you want a spot away from the mall crowd, Araneta City’s Popup Night is another outdoor dining option. In here, your under-the-moonlight dinner date can become more magical with the cute overhead lanterns, making the place an Instagram-worthy setting.
Enjoy an open-air food adventure through the al fresco offerings of stores like Giovanni’s, Marina Grill, Gilligan’s, The Eatery, Mister Kabab, Bonchon, Moonleaf Milk Tea, and other food stalls. Give this dining experience along General Malvar Avenue a try this Heart’s Day.
3. Times Square Food Park
Have you and your partner been craving for street food staples? If that’s the case, then the food booths at the Times Square Food Park will surely satisfy you.
Your favourite Christmas banchetto along General Roxas Avenue remains open this period to give the public an extended taste of outdoor dining experience. From grilled meat to baked sweets, there’s always something for everyone in here.
4. 6th Pool Bar and Lounge (Novotel Manila Araneta City)
Bring your loved one in a stylish dinner date. The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge is the perfect spot for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with its stylish landscaping complemented by fresh air and ambient sounds from the hotel pool!
Novotel Manila Araneta City offers signature dishes and drinks that will surely excite your tastebuds this Valentine’s Day. It also has an all-you-can-drink Moscato and Sangria promo for P799 from February 11 to 14, so head on over for a fun date!
To stir romance to your dinner date, Araneta City has invited musical performers for a more meaningful outdoor dining experience.
Catch the beautiful soundscapes of the Mahestra.PH Band quartet at The Oasis on February 13 (6 to 9 pm) and February 14 (5 to 8 pm). Be serenaded by Karl Zarate at Times Square Food Park on February 13 (7 to 8 pm), and at Popup Night on February 14 (7 to 8 pm).
Singer-songwriters JC Laborte and Josh Concepcion will also render romantic love songs from 6pm to 9pm. Catch JC at Times Square Food Park (February 12) and Popup Night (February 13), and Josh at Popup Night (February 12) and Times Square Food Park (February 14).
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