Bring your Valentine in these romantic Araneta City dining spots

Aside from being the center of tourism in Quezon City, Araneta City is also a melting pot of culinary excellence and food extravaganza. This bounty of choices fits your Valentine’s date schedule with many itineraries and options to choose from.

Celebrate food and love with the brimming food offerings at the City of Firsts. Choose from numerous locations from al fresco spots, nature escapes, water-infused sceneries, and entertainment basins. Here are some of your options:

Restaurant Collection (New Gateway Mall 2)

Dine with your special someone at the Restaurant Collection, a new and cozy dining area in New Gateway Mall 2.

Enjoy a variety of food choices from classic pinoy cuisines at Abe to Filipino-Italian-inspired dishes by Margarita Fores at Grace Park. Other food choices include Mamou’s prime steaks, Boteyju’s Japanese bento, Mango Tree Café’s Thai cuisine from Bangkok, and coffee spots offered by Starbucks and UCC Park Cafe, pick your place.

Diners at the Restaurant Collection are sure to enjoy with the relaxing The Lagoon, an iconic centerpiece of the new mall’s must-visit dining space, as well as the music of pianist RJ Del Rosario (who will play in the area on February 14 from 6 PM to 9 PM).

Head on to The Restaurant Collection, located at the Ground Floor of the New Gateway Mall 2.

Coliseum Plaza (New Gateway Mall 2)

Date after a concert at the Coliseum Plaza.

Late-night dining after an exciting concert or sporting event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum has been made more possible with additional food choices at the Coliseum Plaza in New Gateway Mall 2, Red Gate Entrance.

Choose from Tim Ho Wan’s Chinese cuisines, Manam’s pinoy dishes, Nono’s comfort food, Shake Shack’s burgers and fries, Salad Stop’s healthy choices, Cibo’s traditional Italian fare, and many more!

Set your date in Coliseum Plaza located at GF, New Gateway Mall 2.

Palenque (New Gateway Mall 2)

Fall in love with the bounty of Pinoy’s exquisite regional dishes at Palenque!

Celebrate your love with a themed date in your choice of our country’s regional cuisines prepared and cooked by chefs.

Enjoy Chef Miguel Moreno’s Palm Grill for a taste of the ZamBaSulTa (Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi Tawi) region, Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou’s Tindeli for Cebu offerings, Chef Nico Bailon’s Bale Datung for Kapampangan cuisines, Albert Uy’s Chicken Fandian, the original Binondo fried chicken house or Al Puruganan’s BEL Iloco for cuisines up north.

Jive with the good music of The Acoustic Duo: Jao and Kriza on February 14 from 6:30 PM to 9: 30 PM at Palenque. Have a taste of it all with your loved ones in Palenque located at UGB, New Gateway Mall 2.

Dampa (Farmers Market)

Still single? Now worries, have a date out with your colleagues or barkada to this convenient hangout spot on Valentine’s Day.

Celebrate with the freshest seafood paluto for a unique dining adventure. Just choose a store that will do the ingredient shopping and cooking for you, feast on good food and great music, and savor this unique experience at Dampa sa Farmers Market.

You can also opt to quench your thirst with buckets of liquor as you enjoy the warm company of colleagues and friends.

Oasis (Gateway Mall)

Make your date more special at the Oasis.

Located at the heart of Gateway Mall, The Oasis is a fully air-conditioned garden that is open to diners and can be booked for private functions. It gives a tranquil and cozy ambiance with outdoor umbrella seating for an exclusive, relaxing, and unique dining experience.

Splurge on authentic Japanese and Singaporean cuisine by Sachi and Rasa Restaurant which exclusively serves food at the Oasis.

Dine as you listen to Cindy Datu, Saxophonist, from February 14 to 16 at 6 PM to 9 PM. Reserve a seat for your date in Oasis located at Level 1, Gateway Mall 1.

Versailles Garden (Novotel Manila Araneta City)

On Valentine’s Day, the 7th floor of Novotel Manila Araneta City will provide a romantic ambiance that will make your date more memorable.

Experience the enchantment of a romantic 5-course set dinner beneath the stars at Versailles Garden on February 14, from 7PM to 10PM. This offer is crafted for the hearts of two, promising a night filled with warmth and connection.

For reservation and other details, visit

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