With date options being limited because of social distancing, how do you keep the relationship spark going throughout lockdown?

One creative idea is having a themed dinner date by ordering a real take-out meal. Support local businesses and recreate your fancy date at the comfort of your home, complete with take-out appetizer, main course, and dessert! Lit a few candles, flowers here and there, and enjoy each other’s company with a delicious meal.

Here’s a list of restaurants that’ll impress your SO…

FOOD DELIVERY Series:
CHINESE CUISINE: Delivery & Pick-Up
JAPANESE CUISINE: Delivery & Pick-Up
FILIPINO CUISINE: Delivery & Pick-Up
FROZEN MEALS: Delivery & Pick-Up
PARTY PACKS: Delivery & Pick-Up
BURGERS: Delivery & Pick-Up
CAKES: Delivery & Pick-Up
BREAD: Delivery & Pick-Up
DESSERTS: Delivery & Pick-Up
RAMEN: Delivery & Pick-Up
SAMGYUPSAL: Delivery & Pick-Up
DATE NIGHT (Restaurants) Delivery & Pick-Up
Online GROCERIES

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1. GALLERY BY CHELE

Gallery by Chele is a new restaurant concept by Chef Chele Gonzales and Carlo Villaflor based on the learnings from Vask Gallery and Tapas Bar.

It’s flavor-forward; celebrating local ingredients in the Philippines refined by Spanish culinary techniques.

Gallery by Chele | AT HOME will be officially launch and be ready for delivery this coming Saturday May 23rd. Also our initiative of social and solidarity cooking that as soon we go back to operations we want to keep doing. Many poor communities would be very much affected even after the lockdown and we would like to help them providing every Thursday 500 meals in a budget of 10 to 15k we can do that and using our resources in the restaurant using all food and minimise waste. We will need  food or monetary donations for this and I hope other restaurants would do the same to keep taking care of the ones who need it more.”

“It’s back! Chef Chele’s iconic dishes from his heritage and his mom’s home cooking are now available. Including some of the dishes that made a mark when he arrived in the Philippines. Chef Chele’s Spanish Signature dishes are unique, hearty, and wonderfully satisfying, which have been requested by some of our loyal patrons to be brought back for quite sometime now. Expect to taste his signature Mejillones Tigre, Black Ink Risotto and scallops, as well as his Mom’s signature Lengua with Mushrooms and her secret sauce. And you do not want to miss the fan-favorite Ube Torrija!”

 

Menu:

 

HOW TO ORDER

Online and offline ordering systems will be available for your convenience. Our e-commerce page will be accessible through our website at www.gallerybychele.com for easy order-taking and payment. You may choose to call or send us a message at mobile number +639175461673 to process your order manually. Details will be available when we officially launch on May 23, 2020, Saturday.

 

Gallery by Chele
5F Clipp Center, Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 218-3895
Mobile: +63 917 546-1673
Facebook@gallerybychele
Instagram@gallerybychele
Websitegallerybychele.com

 

2. A MANO

Located at Rockwell’s Power Plant Mall in Makati, a mano is a modern Italian restaurant by Amado Fores—son of Asia’s Best Female Chef, Margarita Fores—that promises faithful and fresh Italian food. a mano means “by hand,” pertaining to the handcrafted quality of the ingredients, the food and the service.

2019 witnessed the osteria battle of new Modern Italian concepts in Manila and, for us, a mano is the winner in that battle in terms of high quality of pizza, pasta, steaks and overall vibe. Ang galing!

 

MENU:

See full menu here:

 

How to Order:

They are BACK and ready to serve the Rockwell and Makati community through pick up or delivery. Call them at +63917 552 6266 from 11am-6pm for pizza, pasta, and other fresh and faithful Italian classics.

a mano by amado fores
Mobile: +63 917 552 6266
Facebooka mano
Instagram@amano.ph

 


3. HIGH STREET CAFE (Shangri La)

Menu:

High Street Cafe recently launched its signature stay-in retail line featuring the restaurant’s signature dishes such as Laksa & Beef Cheeks among others.  These dishes are made available at home through individual kits that consist of pre-cooked ingredients that will surely create delicious moments in just 7-minutes. Other signature stay-ins to watch out for are Nenek Chicken Satay, Wang’s Wonton Soup, and Hearty Double Boiled Soup. 

High Street Cafe’s KISS MY BEEF CHEEKS is available for purchase for Php380 and is good for one full serving. The kit includes a bag of 24-hour Braised Beef Cheek with Gravy, bag of mashed potatoes, and a bag of roasted root vegetables. This can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Make #Laksa-rap moments happen when you stay at home with Shangri-La with High Street Cafe’s Laksa kit. Get your hands on this High Street Cafe signature for Php450 and cook it for your next meal or when intense Laksa cravings hit.

JUICED. by Shangri-La at the Fort features four (4) healthy 120ml booster juices concocted from the bars of Shangri-La a the Fort. JUICED. is offered at Php250 per bottle and can be ordered as well. Items are subject to availability. 

 

How to Order:

Guests may order by sending 091SLFMEATS (0917 536 3287) a message, or through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HighStreetCafeatShangrila/) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/highstreetcafe.fort/) and their team will process your order and assist you with the arrangements such as pick-up dates, time and other special requests. Get your HSC Signature dish by ordering before 12nn to get it the same day or before 5pm for next day pick up. 

 

DELIVERY & SHIPPING:

Delivery is available within Bonifacio Global City for a minimum spend of Php1,000. Driveway pick-ups can be done from 11 am to 7:30 pm via their drive-through located at the lobby level or via express courier such as Lalamove/GrabExpress. 

 

PAYMENT METHOD:

Payment can be made through Metrobank Transfer or through an online payment link. Using express courier’s “Pabili” services can be accommodated too. 

 

High Street Cafe
Facebook: HighStreetCafeatShangrila/

 

 


4. CYMA

About
“Cyma is about bringing people together for a “flourishing” experience that starts with great food then goes beyond by nurturing the soul and the spirit.
We set out to create a truly great Greek Restaurant in the Philippines — so we travelled throughout Greece and the Mediterranean to search the old country for food and wine! Through this journey, we discovered that the Greek Experience is more than just wonderful recipes and ingredients, but rather a coming together of people over food.

It is in this spirit that we invite you to relax and enjoy one of the world’s healthiest cuisines and savor 3,500 years of Greek cultivation at Cyma Greek Taverna.”

Menu:

 

How To Order:

Choose among a Home Delivery via Foodpanda or Grab Food, Store Pickup, or a drive-by Curbside service from TUESDAY to SUNDAY, 11AM – 5PM only. Simply call 09171394013 / (02) 8709-9155 , order from our restructured menu that can nourish, heal and boost your immune system. and Get ready to #EatGreekEatGreat once more!

CYMA RESTAURANT
Facebook: cymarestaurant

 


5. RAMBLA

RAMBLA is a Spanish Mediterranean restaurant from the owners of LAS FLORES, with Spanish Chef Pepe Lopez as head chef, and named after the famous street La Rambla in Barcelona.

They specialize in Catalan Spanish food with Mediterranean influences. Its modern menu is like VASK, using Modern Gastronomy techniques, plus LU’s Mediterranean food.

 

MENU: 

See full menu here.

 

How To Order:

Check them out on GrabFood PHFoodPanda PH, and LalaFood or simply give them a call for curbside orders from 10am to 5pm.

📍 Rambla Rockwell, Makati City
📞 0926.6909774

Rambla Rockwell is open for curbside pick-up and delivery from 10am to 5pm.

Call ahead for curbside pick-up orders:
📍 Rambla Rockwell, Makati City
📞 0926.6909774

 

RAMBLA
FacebookRamblaPH
Instagram@RamblaPH

 


6. MAMOU

 

Menu:

See full menu here.

 

How to Order:

Call them for delivery or pick-up:
Mamou Prime @ Mamou 3.0 Ayala 30th Branch
+63 917 5062668
+63 917 8662668
+63 2 86379603

Mamou Serendra – BGC
+63 917 8162668
+63 2 79095741

Mamou Rockwell @ Made Nice
+63 917 8062668
+63 917 1386423
+63 2 77509638

P.S. You can also get @mymamou’s frozen steaks, ready-to-cook pasta kits, salad dressings and steak sauce at RF Molito. Call them at 0917 868 2667, from 9am to 6pm.

MAMOU
Facebook: mamouahomekitchen

 


7. METRONOME (Lazy Oef)

 

METRONOME is a modern French restaurant in Makati by Joël Robuchon-trained Chef Miko Calo, RJ Galang of Bakere/Man Eat Manila fame, Restaurateur Elbert Cuenca and Alain Borgers, formerly from the Shangri-La Group.

This is the much-anticipated restaurant opening of 2019 in Manila because of the rave reviews about Chef Miko’s food in the underground supper clubs, not to mention the place was featured in Chris Dwyer’s CNN article—Great plates: 15 new restaurants to try in 2019.

 

Menu:

 

How to Order:

METRONOME by Miko Calo
Facebook: FB.com/lazyoeuf
Instagram : @lazyoeuf
Website: lazyoeuf.wixsite.com/order

 


8. TAPENADE (DISCOVER PRIMEA)

“Discovery Primea has made its signature dishes available for its patrons to enjoy at home. Available daily, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., followers of Restaurant Tapenade will now be able to enjoy its delicious paellas, fresh stone-baked pizzas, and hearty pastas with convenient options to bring home the taste of Tapenade.”

 

MENU:

Pizza flavors include crowd favorites such as the Salumi for Php 700++, featuring Italian guanciale, fennel sausage, bacon, “salsiccia picante” and mozzarella, or Quattro Formaggi for Php 590++ with mozzarella, blue cheese, parmigiano-reggiano, and Davao Ricotta. Other flavors include the popular Margherita for Php 590++, Alla Carbonara for Php 590++, Grilled Artichokes for Php 490++, and Alla Fiorentina, with creamed spinach and parmesan, for Php 490++.

Pair your pizzas with a selection of pastas, good for two to three persons, such as Spaghetti Alla Tornola for Php 890++, a satisfying medley of shrimp, squid, and bay scallops in a light & spicy tomato sugo, or Spaghetti Carbonara for Php 700++, with its rich creamy pancetta and parmesan sauce. Pasta choices also include Penne Al Funghi for Php 700++, Spaghetti Bolognese for Php 850++, and Spaghetti Alle Vongole for Php 700++.

For a hearty Spanish treat, feast at home with the selection of authentic paellas from Tapenade, each one good for two to three persons. Take home a generous serving of Wagyu Beef and Mushroom paella with black pepper aioli for Php 1,200++, Roast Chicken and Chorizo with green beans and rosemary for Php 800++, and Seafood Paella with shrimp, squid, mussels, clams and mahi mahi fillet for Php 800++..

 

HOW TO ORDER:

Tapenade On the Go is available for takeout, and in delivery services GrabFood and Food Panda. For inquiries and advanced orders, call +63 2 7955 8888. For more information, please visit https://www.discoveryprimea.com/tapenade-on-the-go/

 

TAPENADE
FacebookDiscovery Primea
Twitter@DiscoveryPrimea
Instagram@discoveryprimea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/tapenade/

 


9. WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE

Celebrate momentous occasions at home with Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Catering. Enjoy a worry-free dinner party with our no-contact catering service. From anniversaries to birthdays, elevate any celebration with our state-of-the-art Mobile Kitchen. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Catering is ready to serve you your favorite USDA Prime Black Angus Steaks at the comfort and safety of your home.⠀

Menu:

For bookings and inquiries: ⠀

BGC: (02) 7586 4892 / 0917-710-1682⠀

Ortigas: 0917-702-8913

 

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener Catering
Available only within Metro Manila
Email[email protected]
Instagram@wolfgangsteakhouseph
FacebookWolfgang’s Steakhouse PH
Websitewww.wolfgangssteakhouse.ph

 


10. THE TEST KITCHEN MNL

About
THE TEST KITCHEN is a private dining venue that serves as the creative outlet of Chef Josh Boutwood in partnership with The Bistro Group. It‘s where he gets to showcase his fine dining background from top Michelin-starred restaurants through his own personalized menu.

It is located at the actual test kitchen of the Bistro Academy, where they create new dishes and try them out before rolling them out to their stores.

MENU:

 

Here is our first ready to eat/cook menu and prices. Together with this you’ll receive a simple step by step recipe and a QR code linked to our YouTube video showing you how to cook.

How to Order: Call/text 09772885751

Payments via UnionBank or GCash

 

THE TEST KITCHEN
GF one Rockwell East tower.
Email: [email protected].com.ph
Facebook: thetestkitchenmnl

 


11. MADE NICE

MADE NICE is a New York-inspired restaurant serving Western cuisine with Asian influences. It’s by the Greatful Group made up of young New York-trained Chefs–Jack Flores (29) and wife Gabbi Ramos Flores (22), Toby Panlilio (26), Wren Go (27), and Raulito Fores (26).

Gabbi is the daughter of Neil of Neil’s Kitchen fame, while Raulito comes from the Fores clan of Mamou. It’s inspiring to see the next generation of restaurateurs going back to Manila and contributing to the flourishing vibrant dining scene in their homeland.

The name of the resto is inspired by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara’s “Make It Nice” restaurant group.

 

Menu:

 

How to Order:

 

MADE NICE SUPPER CLUB
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Made Nice Supper Club
Instagram: @MadeNicePH

 


12. NIU

Ready to bring the NIU buffet experience at home? NIU by Vikings, SM Aura Premier will be available for pick-up and delivery in Metro Manila starting May 16, 2020!

Avail their set for P800/head with a minimum of five (5) persons for each order.

Each set includes 3 appetizers, 2 salads, 3 starch & vegetables, 2 desserts, 5 mains + 1 birthday cake (if applicable, please see bit.ly/NIUbdayhome)

 

MENU: 

 

How to order:


1. Place your orders through the contacts indicated in the photo. Orders will be accepted from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

2. If availing birthday discount, kindly present needed requirements along with your order. For the mechanics, please visit bit.ly/NIUbdayhome

3. Upon placing your order, specify your preferred payment method (COD, BDO Bank Transfer, GCash, Alipay).

4. For online payments, please send your proof of payment once made. For COD payments, kindly place your money in an envelope.

5. Once payment has been made, await confirmation for your order to be ready for either pick-up (SM Aura Premier) or delivery (NIU will book the courier but customers will shoulder all delivery costs).

6. Wait to receive your order and then get ready for the evolved buffet experience at home.

For more inquiries, you may contact them directly through Messenger.

NIU by Vikings
Websitehttp://niu.ph
FacebookNIU by Vikings: SM Aura
Twitter@VikingsBuffet
Instagram@NIUbyVikings

 


BONUS: SAMYAN (THE GRID FOOD MARKET)

About:
Chef Ton Tassanakajohn developed Samyan, an authentic Thai street food stall, especially for The Grid Food Market. Aside from his first food hall concept in the Philippines, he is also the owner of Le Du, a Michelin-starred Thai restaurant awarded as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019 and 2020 consecutively, and Baan, awarded by Michelin’s Bib Gourmand

I highly recommend their sour, spicy, and perfectly creamy shrimp Tom Yum Soup and flavor-packed  Shrimp Paste Rice.

 

Menu: 

You may get Samyan delivered via mobile (09177077459 or 09177022534) or via thegrid.eunoiaph.com – the menu is on the website also.

 

How to order:


Pick up/delivery
Schedule 11AM to 5:30PM
The Grid Food Market, Level R2, Power Plant Mall

How to pay
Credit card if order is placed through thegrid.eunoiaph.com

Bank transfer or GCash if order is placed through phone call. 

SAMYAN
Stall #16, The Grid, Power Plant Mall
Mobile: 09177077459 or 09177022534
Facebook: samyanph
Website: thegrid.eunoiaph.com

 


FOOD DELIVERY Series:
CHINESE CUISINE: Delivery & Pick-Up
JAPANESE CUISINE: Delivery & Pick-Up
FILIPINO CUISINE: Delivery & Pick-Up
FROZEN MEALS: Delivery & Pick-Up
PARTY PACKS: Delivery & Pick-Up
BURGERS: Delivery & Pick-Up
CAKES: Delivery & Pick-Up
BREAD: Delivery & Pick-Up
DESSERTS: Delivery & Pick-Up
RAMEN: Delivery & Pick-Up
SAMGYUPSAL: Delivery & Pick-Up
DATE NIGHT (Restaurants) Delivery & Pick-Up
Online GROCERIES

(Where to buy flowers online click here)

 

Live an Awesome Life,

ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.