The day you ask the love of your life in marriage is the day you change your lives. Wouldn’t you want to look back and remember romantic moments with a smile on your face and a twinkle in your heart? Plan a special evening for her (or him) to make the love of your life happy the way he/she does the same thing to you.
It’s important to choose the perfect place where to pop the question. The ambiance, the food, the music, and the romantic place will set the mood and help your special someone in saying yes. Excited? Here are 7 romantic restaurants in the Visayas that are perfect for your ideal proposal.
1. Blue Elephant Sky Lounge Cebu
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Located on the 19th floor of the Apple One Equicom Tower, Blue Elephant Cebu treats you to a scenic view of the city. Aside from the romantic lighting of the place, it’s one of the best restaurants in the Visayas offering a wide variety of dishes ranging from Asian to American food.
Order their specialty, US Angus Beef Stroganoff, for only Php380 or their Grilled Norwegian Salmon Teriyaki for only Php580. The restaurant also has live band performances at night. So once you pop the question, you can ask them to serenade the both of you and you’re off to your first dance as fiancé and fiancée.
2. Private Dinner at Amorita Resort, Bohol
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If your dream proposal set up is a candle-lit dinner during sunset on the beach, then there’s no other place to do it than at Amorita Resort. The cool ocean air, majestic twilight lighting, and a full-course dinner are the perfect ingredients in getting her to say that very sweet and life-changing yes.
If you want to know the kind of food that can be served in your private dinner, you can look at the menu of the resort’s restaurants. The Saffron restaurant specializes in Boholano special heritage cuisine while the Tomar Tapas x Bar offers special Spanish delicacies such as Paella, Tapas, and more. If you’re both hungry because of the exhilarating feeling of getting engaged, you can avail of their unlimited wine and tapas for Php1,650 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The resort's panoramic view of an endless sea gives the perfect picture of what forever feels like with the love of your life.
3. Nonie's Boracay
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If you want to take your significant other to one of Boracay’s best eats, don’t hesitate to dine at Nonie's Boracay! You can order their Beef Short Rib Kare Kare for Php490 or their Nonie’s Bao Sliders for Php300. For dessert, they also have a guiltless Flourless Chocolate cake for only Php220.
This restaurant is known for its philosophy of serving only local and organic ingredients, making it one of the unique restaurants in the Visayas. Plus, the vibe of the restaurant is lively, adventurous, and fresh. If you and your significant other love nature but aspire the intimacy of a restaurant, this spot is perfect for you.
4. Anzani, Cebu City
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If you’re wondering what to eat in the Visayas, there’s a place on top of Nivel Hills that offers a panorama view of Cebu. This is what makes Anzani the destination-to-be if you’re feeling romantic and in love.
Once you’re seated in the restaurant, be prepared for whatever the chef has to offer but don’t feel nervous since most of the reviews about this restaurant have been exceptional. In 2016, it was even awarded as the Restaurant of the Year by Sun Star. The restaurant also has an underground wine cellar that you can visit if you’re seeking a high-end adventure with just the right amount of elegance.
This novel restaurant that offers new Mediterranean cuisine will surely wow you with its originality and grandeur. Their cubes of Wagyu Short Ribs cost Php1,570, and their Whole Slipper Lobster is Php1,650.
If you want to splurge, you can avail their Certified Chairman Reserve Rib-Eye Steak Tomahawk for Php7,650 at 1700 grams. Though the prices aren’t low, the food, the feel of the place, and the memories you will create in the place will make everything worth it.
5. L’Altura Restaurant of Alta Vista de Boracay
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Since you’re planning the most important and probably the most romantic date in your relationship, why not take it up a notch? Book an affordable hotel in Boracay and dine in a restaurant that offers only the best Filipino and Asian cuisine.
Good thing Alta Vista de Boracay has both options for you! L’Altura restaurant is not only considered as a food haven for offering Filipino comfort food but also for its innovative dishes such as the Deconstructed Halo-Halo, Mango Tart, and Spicy Deep Fried Duck Eggs.
But if you want to order something familiar yet delicious, you can order their Modern Ramen for Php725 or their Beef and Cabbage Soup for Php585. Surely, you do not want to miss an opportunity to wow your date and to make your dinner feel like an adventure as well. After that, you can explore the amazing island of Boracay and take a couple of photos on the island to have something to remember this night forever and always.
6. The Pyramid, IT Park, Cebu
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They say that the most romantic place on Earth is in Paris, France. If you've always wanted to declare your love in the city of romance, don’t feel down if you can’t go there right now. The Pyramid is a wine and dine restaurant in Cebu that is greatly inspired by one of Paris’ most famous art spots, the Louvre.
Aside from its majestic architecture, the interior of the restaurant is no small feat of accomplishment. It boasts an art gallery that stayed true to the essence of the original Louvre. The restaurant offers a unique selection of entrées as well as a wide assortment of wines from different parts of the world. The Pyramid is truly a paragon of class. If you want the place to speak to you, this is certainly the right choice for you.
7. 10,000 Roses Cafe, Cebu
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Currently, the most talked-about restaurant in Cebu, 10,000 Roses Cafe & More is a restaurant that displays LED-powered roses that imbues a vibe that you are in the middle of a field of roses. In the daylight, the roses make the restaurant look like it’s Sleeping Beauty’s playground. And at nighttime, the roses light up making this place a piece of heaven on Earth. But if you ask us, the best time to go is at dusk so you can watch the sunset and even take great photos for keeps.
While there are lots of tourists storming the place, you can find sanctuary by the edge of the property, where a café is strategically located near the ocean. The city lights, a bed of roses, the ocean breeze, the night sky, and your date with you, need I say more?
Now that you have a list of places where you can ask the question that will change your life forever, make sure to prepare for what comes after it! If you’re feeling nervous and excited, know that all of those emotions are normal. The important thing to remember is this date will be the beginning of a new chapter in your life. If you feel that you have found the perfect one, then, whatever happens, it’s a shot to make eternity worthwhile.