Romantic Nights: 6 Best Restaurants in Cebu for Dating

People claim that love is love no matter where it started, but love found online can never truly thrive when not given a chance to bloom outside phone or computer screens. At one point, we’ll need to meet our sweethearts in real life if we wish to pursue the relationship further—which is where TrulyFilipino’s top picks of the best restaurants in Cebu for dating become relevant.

That said, transitioning to offline dating isn’t any less nerve-wracking for couples that have spoken and bonded for quite some time. There are several more outside factors to consider, unlike online dating. For example, location, ambiance, and activity are some, to name a few. Making careless decisions regarding these factors can make or break our chances of seeing love blossom.

Daters who find themselves at a loss need not fret since we can always look to the classics for date ideas. The traditional Wine and Dine is an excellent choice, as it allows us to converse with our dates while in the company of good food. If you find yourself in Cebu or somewhere close, consider the six best restaurants in Cebu for dating.

Mr. A Bar & Restaurant

ADDRESSVeteran’s Dr., Lahug 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
OPERATING HOURSEveryday    11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Price Range: $-$$

Cuisine: Filipino, International, Wine Bar


  • Excellent view
  • Private dining available
  • Free off-street parking
  • Outdoor seating

Restaurants in Busay are most known for the stunning sights they have to offer to visitors, and Mr. A Bar & Restaurant is no different with its panoramic views of Cebu City’s skyline. 

Diners can enjoy the spectacular view during the day and at night. Choosing to visit Mr. A Bar & Restaurant while the sun is up grants us the opportunity to bask in the warm atmosphere while enjoying the sight of swirling clouds dusting the clear horizon.

Meanwhile, at night, the restaurant illuminates the deep blue sky with neon lights, creating a cool and youthful feel that pairs well with the alcoholic drinks menu.

Besides aesthetic offerings, Mr. A Bar & Restaurant also has an extensive menu that features a wide array of dishes, from classic Filipino cuisine to meals that cater to the Western palate. 

The combination of fantastic ambiance and equally fantastic food makes Mr. A Bar & Restaurant a hot destination when it comes to Cebu City dating. 

Circa 1900

ADDRESSAnjercas Ville Ext Rd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
CONTACT DETAILS(032) 41748860917 655
OPERATING HOURSMonday    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday        10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday    11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price Range: $$$

Cuisine: Asian, American


  • Historic architecture
  • Various romantic spots with a garden and majestic view
  • Gourmet menu

There’s always something romantic about ancestral houses with their vintage interiors, wooden accents, and tall windows. Hence, the beautifully restored colonial house of Circa 1900 perfectly captures this essence. Take a romantic dip into the past through the period of this house.

The view and the interior takes couples into a romantic old-world experience, but of course, it doesn’t end there. Along with the restaurant’s thoughtful aesthetic, the menu is far from subpar. It features mainly Asian and American gourmet fusion choices, but with the chefs’ culinary experience in these houses, the menu is never set in stone. It changes every now and then, which is a true testament to this restaurant’s lavishly romantic experience.

Bringing your date to this restaurant will surely elevate your romantic experience. But because of this house’s popularity, the best way to secure such a dining experience is to make reservations weeks or even months beforehand.

With its vintage aesthetic and artisanal menu, Circa 1900 is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Cebu for dating.


Lantaw Native Restaurant

ADDRESSSa Baybayon, Day-as 6000 Cordova, Cebu
CONTACT DETAILS(032) 514 2959
OPERATING HOURSEveryday    11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price range: $$ – $$$

Cuisine: Authentic Filipino Seafood


  • Sunset by the sea
  • Floating restaurant
  • Simplistic and natural

All things considered, perhaps concrete walls and tall ceilings aren’t what you had in mind for the best restaurant in Cebu City for a romantic date. Maybe you would rather dine in an open area, where the scent of the ocean fills your nose, and you hear the faint sounds of the waves around you.

Well, if your ideal date is a restaurant that gives you a taste of summers at the beach, then the Lantaw Native Restaurant might be the perfect place to be. Tucked away in Cordova, Cebu, this restaurant unquestionably charms the hearts of many couples and families with its simplistic and natural set-up where they can appreciate the raw beauty of their surroundings.

Above all, the menu ties in the whole experience with its wide range of native Filipino Seafood dishes. Because of this, their menu features different cooking seafood styles; it could be grilled or boiled, or fried. The best part is that once the food arrives at your table, you begin feasting with just your eyes. Even the presentation using banana leaves and weaved bilaos adds to the restaurant’s natural aesthetic.

Nothing says romance like basking in the sunset by the ocean while enjoying a hearty meal of delicious seafood.

Related to this: 5 Best Restaurants In Manila for Romantic Dates

The Pyramid

ADDRESSCebu IT park 6000, Cebu City, Philippines
OPERATING HOURSEveryday    3:00 PM – 10:45 PM

Price range: $$-$$$

Cuisine: Wine and dine, Fusion


  • Modern and trendy
  • Live performances
  • Wine and dine bistro
  • Affordable

Some couples like it old school, and some are more into the new, the hip, and the modern. If historic houses and seashore dining don’t pique your interest, then perhaps The Pyramid is the destination to while in the Cebu City dating scene.

Situated in the middle of the Garden Bloc at the Cebu IT Park, The Pyramid stands tall with its striking glass pyramid architecture that evidently takes direct inspiration from The Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

In view of its modern nature, The Pyramid is a versatile destination for couples looking for other forms of entertainment. On the main, The Pyramid is a go-to bistro for casual wine and dine nights, but it’s definitely more than that. For instance, the menu itself offers a lot with a wide variety of food choices ranging from Korean to Italian to American and Filipino. Along with this, with the openness of its architecture both outside and within, The Pyramid holds many sorts of events such as yoga sessions in the morning as well as live performances at night.

And finally, staying true to its Parisian museum nature, somewhere within this bistro, you might even find a quaint little art gallery. In other words, you and your date can do all sorts of fun and activities in this one-of-a-kind bistro.

Top of Cebu

ADDRESSCebu Tops Rd, Busay, Cebu City, Cebu
OPERATING HOURSEveryday    11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price range: $$ – $$$

Cuisine: Filipino, Asian


  • Majestic aerial view
  • Sunset
  • Comfortable ambiance

You’ve undoubtedly seen it all: trendy hipster hotspots, ancestral houses, seaside dinner dates, and now looking up to the heavens for new date ideas. Then perhaps it’s time to bring it up in the sky for your next Cebu city dating experience.

Dine-in with the clouds and enjoy the breeze at the Top of Cebu (literally at the top of Cebu) that won’t disappoint you nor your date. Given that it is popular among locals and tourists alike, this destination is one of the best restaurants in Cebu for dating. Moreover, what lures people into this place is the spectacular view that overlooks the humble city below that’s nestled in between the vast mountainous landscapes.

With the comfortable ambiance and the familiar Filipino-Asian cuisine, you will surely keep your date warm with the romance of dining under the starlit sky.

La Vie Parisienne

ADDRESS371 Gorordo Ave, Lahug, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
CONTACT DETAILS(032) 505 0274(+63) 917 885
OPERATING HOURSEveryday    9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price range: $$$

Cuisine: French, Tapas, Winery


  • Gourmet menu, wine & tapas
  • Picturesque interior
  • Whimsical garden landscape

Finally, for those who prefer a more lavish and luxurious date, exploring La Vie Parisienne is the perfect Cebu city dating experience. Basically, the French phrase translates to “Parisian life,” and true to its name, this vast complex gives you a luxurious taste of Paris.

Certainly, a taste of Paris you will truly get with their genuine and authentic French dining experience where they feature a traditionally French Parisian bakery, winery, and deli shop. Of course, the experience isn’t complete without the elegantly mysterious ambiance defined by the beautifully modern but familiar interior.

While nestling within the plush European couches or exploring the fanciful, whimsical garden set-up, you and your date will surely get the full romantic Cebu city dating experience with few sips of wine.

Another thing to note while planning our first (or succeeding) offline date(s) is that there’s no harm in experimenting. Additionally, mixing and matching classic date ideas, in this case, food dates, with other activities is an excellent way of sprucing up our time with our partners. Moreover, doing so gives us the chance to explore interests that either person couldn’t share with the other over the screen.

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In conclusion, any date we enjoy ourselves with our partners is what makes a date successful! But it certainly doesn’t hurt to enjoy yourselves at one of the best restaurants in Cebu for dating.

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