MANILA, Philippines – You can expect heay traffic and fully booked restaurants as it's pay day, Valentine's day and a friday all rolled into one.
If you don't want to add to the traffic and crowd especially in malls, then you can opt to spend your Valentine's over the weekend instead.
Of course, you still want to make it a memorable one and you can't leave out a good meal to cap off your weekend.
So what do you consider when finding the right restaurant?
Is it the taste of the food? Is budget a factor? How good is the service?
It may also depend on what kind of date you want to have. Is it a lunch date or a dinner date? Do you prefer having it laidback with a group of friends or something fancy complete with the classical music in the background and candles sharing the moment with your significant other?
Whether you’re after value or just the experience of it all, there’s a perfect fit for you.
After all, you can make the night special your own way.
We’ve searched around 5 Ayala malls and here are some restaurants you can choose from this weekend:
1. Market! Market!, Taguig City
Oriang by Café Bonifacio
If you’re a fan of Filipino cuisine, you should try Oriang by Café Bonifacio found at the ground floor of Market! Market!.
Named after the wife of Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution and founder of the Katipunan, the idea behind the restaurant is to revolutionize Filipino cuisine.
ORIANG BY CAFE BONIFACIO. Photo by Adrianna Mejia
TABLE FOR TWO. Photo by Adrianna Mejia
They serve your favorite homecooked Filipino dishes. Something you can enjoy with family or friends.
CRISPY PATA. Photo courtesy of Oriang by Cafe Bonifacio
NILAGANG BULALO. Photo courtesy of Oriang by Cafe Bonifacio
SUPER FRIED RICE. Photo courtesy of Oriang Cafe by Bonifacio
This Valentine's, Oriang will give you a free dessert for a single receipt worth P600. You have two choices to choose from: Red leche flan with cherry and a blend of chocolate and strawberry ice cream with chocolate syrup and rainbow candy.
If you and your significant other are fans of Buffalo wings then add this to your list of must-try restaurants.
BUFFALO'S WINGS N' THINGS. Photo by Adrianna Mejia
WALL OF FLAMES. Think you can handle their kind of spicy? Photo by Adrianna Mejia
It's a great palce to have a lunch date. If you don't want to dine in a fancy restaurant and feel free to eat with your hands – see the sign on the right – you should give Buffalo Wings 'N Things a try.
Here are some of their best sellers.
NACHOS WITH CHILI N CHEESE. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Wings 'N Things
CHAMPION BUFFALO WINGS. With Garlic Parmesan buffalo wing sauce. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Wings 'N Things
BUFFALO CHEESE BURGER. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Wings 'N Things
They also have a Valentine's promo you can avail this weekend. A couple set for P615 already includes Nachos n salsa, Wings n Ribs, NY Dirty Rice and Downtown iced tea.
For the group set worth P1,260 Chili n Cheese Nachos, Triple sampler wings, basket of ribs, Buffalo cheese burger, NY Dirty Rice and Downtown iced tea.
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