Ultimate Guide for Valentine’s Day Dinner


Have you planned on what you’ll do this Valentine’s Day? Do you have any idea where you’ll treat your significant other without burning your pocket? Dates are considered serious business during this day of the month. Often, people have the mindset to arrange for the most lavish of celebrations. But what if you are looking for something different than the usual romantic fanfare?

Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City provides a different kind of Valentine’s Day fun with its slew of restaurants perfect for couple and group dates. More than the usual candlelit dinner, they have an array of awesome gastronomic cuisines to offer. Check out these recommended restaurants from Psst.ph that’s perfect for your dinner dates.

Wobbly Pan

Wobbly Pan Spanish Bistro Logo

Wobbly Pan is not only a great Spanish restaurant, it’s the perfect venue too for intimate dinner during special occasions like Valentine’s Day. Wobbly Pan excels in delivering great events and corporate events and functions, anniversaries and more. If you’ve got an excuse for an event, Wobbly Pan can host it for you and you’re guaranteed to have a great time! Their food and drinks packages are great for those looking to relax and enjoy a great night out without having to wonder about the cost.

Paella Valenciana
Paella Valenciana

Try their callos, Iberian Chicken, Paella Negra, Paella Valenciana, Pulpo la Gallega (sizzling octopus with potatoes and cheese), Salpicao and Gambas. Pair those with your choice of cocktails like their Blueberry Mojito or their popular Salted Caramel Shake that’s infused with tequila and vodka.


Wobbly Pan offers sharing style dishes with modern flavours designed to compliment the perfect marriage of food & wine. Among the dishes that stood out are the paella negra, paella valenciana, gambas and Queso Fundido.

Paella Negra
Paella Negra


With its Intimate, unpretentious setting and warm attentive service, Wobbly pan is highly recommended for a memorable valentine date.

La Creperie

La Creperie logo

 Here’s the restaurant that puts the ooh into ooh là là, the swagger into the soufflé. La Creperie is a hefty dose of Parisian nostalgia wrapped up in a fantasy of Frenchness complete with cozy romantic ambiance. Their onion soup, rich and silken, is topped with Gruyère-lavished croutons; their guilt-inducing crepes are eaten with gay abandon on several of the plats du jour. Explore their many crêpe flavors and your sweet tooth will be mor than happy.

La Creperie Chocolate and Almond Crepe

La Creperie's signature French Onion soup
La Creperie’s signature French Onion soup

Oppa! Chicken

Oppa Chicken Logo

Few restaurants set the scene as effectively as this newcomer. As you descend into the 6th level, one of the first things you’ll spy is a selection of Korean chicken flavors– alongside a board of oozing cheeses. But don’t press the fast-forward button to the meal’s end, for there’s plenty more joy on Oppa’s menu. Oppa Chicken’s Chicken Fondue, BBQ spareribs and cheesy fries with creamy cheese sauce as dip are worth trying out. A single order of 7-in-1 chcken platter might see you ordering another plate. And ribs, off the grill, with hot pepper sauce may well induce an indecent bout of finger-licking.

7-in1 chicken platter
7-in-1 chicken platter

Sweet Inspirations

Sweet Inspirations Main

For an idyllic country lunch ambiance amid a medley of romantic accents, look no further than this quaint, homely restaurant in Sweet Inspirations. Think of home-cooked Filipino meals as well as deliciously good cakes and pastries, and you’ll end up with Sweet Inspirations. Known for awesome Mongolian Buffet, you can never go wrong if you bring your date here.

Romantic dinners are made of these
Romantic dinners are made of these
Roast Beef with rice and veggies
Roast Beef with rice and veggies

Paper Moon Cafe

Paper Moon's Blueberry tarts and cakes
Paper Moon’s Blueberry tarts and cakes

The staff are attentive and friendly and the low-key vibe, enhanced by the sweet treats they offer, feels welcoming. Known for their Mille Crepe cake, they also serve sandwiches, salads, and quiche. Each scrumptious bite promises a well-proportioned combination of the delightful crepe and fresh cream. Quite upscale and pricey, but it’s worth every cent.

Paper Moon's Apple and Cheese Chiffon Sliced Cake
Paper Moon’s Apple and Cheese Chiffon Sliced Cake

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 26th Bistro

CBTL Bistro Main

Revel in the goodness of tea and coffee along with healthy salads and sumptuous main courses at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s 26th Bistro at the Main Wing of Shangrila-Plaza.

CBTL's Shrimp and Pomelo Salad
CBTL’s Shrimp and Pomelo Salad

For starters, try their best selling Shrimp and Pomelo salad. Romaine lettuce, cilantro and mint leaves in coconut lime dressing. Topped with poached shrimp, pomelo, roasted peanuts and desicated coconut.

Herbed crusted salmon with lemon risotto
Herbed crusted salmon with lemon risotto

There’s a lot to try and explore at CBTL’s 26th Bistro. Bring your date with you for mouthwatering dinner which will surely send your palate some explosions of flavors.

For more exciting dining destination inquiries, call 370-2500 loc. 597 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage. Follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial.


Vance Madrid

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