Father’s Day is a time meant for celebrating and honoring our dads, our real life superheroes. It’s a time for dads everywhere to feel extra special and a perfect opportunity for us to express just how much we love and appreciate them. It’s a time when malls and restaurants are filled with families commemorating the joy of fatherhood, and when our Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with pictures of everyone with their fathers, captioned with sweet messages.
With Father’s Day just right around the corner, here are some of PawnHero’s Top 10 picks for restaurants to try out with your dad this Father’s Day! Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, who doesn’t enjoy being able to eat delicious food? From breakfast in bed to reserving a table at your dad’s favorite restaurant, there’s nothing like sitting down with your family and enjoying a good meal with even better company.
Top 10 Restaurants to Try
Spirals by Sofitel
Does your dad have a big appetite and a love for fine dining? Then Spirals by Sofitel is the perfect place for him. It prides itself in being “the most dynamic interactive-dining experience in Asia” and the “ultimate buffet experience in Manila”. It has 21 dining ateliers that feature various international cuisines such as French, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Thai and Korean food.
Does your dad have an insatiable sweet tooth as well? Not to worry! Spirals also has a La Patisserie and a Chocolatier that offers a wide array of delicious desserts. Although it might be quite expensive, the food and the overall dining experience is something unlike any other and is worth every peso!
Circles Event Cafe by Shangri-la Makati
Another must-try buffet for Father’s Day is the Circles Event Cafe by Shangri-La Makati. It is best known for its Interactive Theater Kitchen where you get to talk to the chefs, have the food cooked exactly the way you like it and watch the magic of it being prepared! They have a mouthwatering Italian section with great pasta, pizzas, paninis, and a Japanese section that offers unlimited sushi and maki.
Aside from these, they also offer appetizers, soups and salads, breads, cold cuts, dim sum and dumplings, and a wonderful selection of scrumptious desserts that are sure to make any foodie go weak in the knees. There will definitely be something for each member of the family, and your dad will be sure to enjoy!
Niu by Vikings in SM Aura
Niu by Vikings is a great new buffet located on the topmost floor of SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City. They offer cold cuts, a wide selection of cheeses and a salad bar. They serve a variety of international food including dishes from Japan, China, the Philippines and Italy/Europe. Finally, they also have a grill station, a carving station and a dessert station filled with a ton of sweet treats that your dad is sure to love!
If you want to go to a more affordable buffet but experience that same vibe of elegance and luxury that hotel buffets offer, then this is the place for you! With its wonderful interiors and welcoming ambiance, dining at Niu by Vikings will definitely be a great Father’s Day treat.
The Food Hall by Todd English in SM Aura
Another great restaurant in SM Aura is the Todd English Food Hall. It is Manila’s first Celebrity Chef Restaurant in the Philippines and has 9 food stations that you can order from. Originally from New York, Todd English is a dining hall that your dad will definitely marvel at once he enters those doors.
They have different stations that serve salad, sushi, flatbread pizza, pasta, grilled food, dessert, bread, wine and other Asian food. With its classy interiors and elegant food presentation, Todd English is also a picture perfect place to capture those precious Father’s Day memories.
Breakfast at Antonio’s in Tagaytay
Ready to go road tripping on Father’s Day? Breakfast at Antonio’s in Tagaytay is one place you definitely do not want to miss. There’s a good reason why this place is always full, and it’s because of the delicious food and the amazing, picturesque view of Taal Lake it offers its customers. Breakfast at Antonio’s has a casual family dining atmosphere that your father is bound to enjoy.
From breakfast favorites such as waffles, pancakes and bacon and eggs, to rice meals, pastas and sandwiches, the food at Breakfast at Antonio’s always gets rave reviews, with customers leaving satisfied and vowing to return. They also sell their freshly baked breads, cookies, cheesecakes, jams and deli-meats so that their customers can take a piece of the experience back home to Manila.
Address: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay
Another great place in Tagaytay to explore is Sonya’s Garden. If your dad enjoys healthy, organic food as well, then this is the place for him! Sonya’s offers breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets where they serve salads, bread, pastas, desserts and beverages that taste amazing and are good for your health at the same time.
But Sonya’s Garden has more to offer than just its food. After your meal, why not try exploring the restaurant grounds? With its beautiful array of flowers and plants, this restaurant looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. Perfect for taking beautiful family photos!
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo in Marikina
Does your dad love breakfast food? Then Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is the perfect place to go! Aside from its Instagram-worthy setting filled with plants, paintings and quaint decorations, their classic Filipino breakfasts such as their beef tapa, breaded boneless bangus, corned beef and pork tocino are absolutely delicious.
In addition to this, they also serve pancakes, toast, omelets, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, coffee and desserts. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Rustic Mornings does this right!
StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park
Looking for some serious food tripping? Why not check out StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park. They have 11 establishments that come in all different shapes and sizes, from food trucks to functioning kitchens, with all of them being equally delicious and unique!
Among these establishments are G.R.E.A.T Burger Truck, Crazy Chef, Magpie Cafe, Grape Escape, Bricks and Copper, Me Love You Long Time, Saucy Food MNL, Endless Summer Cafe, The Lost Bread, Soul Food Truck and Mexikombi. Not only are these restaurants affordable, but your dad will definitely enjoy trying out some new and exciting dishes!
Pi Breakfast & Pies in Quezon City
Pi Breakfast & Pies serves some of the most amazing breakfast food and dessert pastries. Their unique dishes put an interesting twist to the typical Filipino breakfasts, with unique meals you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. Some of their must-try dishes include their Caramelized Spam and their S’mores Pie that will leave you begging for more and dying to come back again and again. It’s comforting, cozy ambiance and affordable food is something your father will be sure to love.
Hole in the Wall in Century City Mall
Finally, how could this list ever be complete without Hole in the Wall? Hole in the Wall in Century City Mall is a new food hall that everyone has been raving about, and for good reason. You can choose from their various food stalls such as Kwong’s Provisions, Bad Bird, Mister Delicious, Green Cheese, Spruce, Phobobo, Tiny Duchess, The Beef, Liberation Shawarma and Scout’s Honor. Although these stalls might be a bit pricey, all of them are equally unique and delicious! Everyone in the family will be sure to love it.
As what Ty Howard once said, “A real dad is not perfect! Yet he’s present, reliable, active, caring, supportive, fair, comforting, a great teacher, a positive example of a man, fun in his own quirky way, and never afraid to show love to his children and family.” Our fathers have loved and cared for us since birth, and a day should never go by wherein we don’t express our gratitude for them.
Running short on cash to pay for that Father’s Day gift or that pricey dinner? Not to worry, PawnHero’s got you covered. Simply check out our website to learn how you can pawn your item, and get some extra cash to treat your dad on his special day!
We hope you got some ideas for places to treat your dad on Father’s Day! Hopefully, this year’s Father’s Day will truly be one to remember.
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