10 hidden restaurants in Tagaytay to check out next

While Tagaytay boasts many popular restaurants, it's also home to hidden eateries that serve up equally amazing food. Here are some of our faves

The exterior of Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant, Tagaytay (Photo: @patriciagaw)

The exterior of Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant, Tagaytay (Photo: @patriciagaw)

Qiwellness Living (Photo: @lizzzuy)
Qiwellness Living (Photo @lizzzuy)

Qiwellness Living

Qiwellness Living is an Asian-fusion teahouse, bathhouse and spa destination. It combines centuries-old architecture, cuisine, and healing practices with modern culinary techniques and advances in wellness. On offer are an a la carte menu as well as a seasonal ‘yin & yang’ degustation menu (from PHP1880), with dishes like tuna tartare with pineapple and pickled shallots, and striploin of Wagyu with sichuan pepper, spatzle, snow peas, and truffle-beef jus.

Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy Maharlika East, Tagaytay; +63 917 522 6969; ph.phonebooky.com/qiwellness-living-restaurant-tagaytay

 

The greenhouses at Gourmet Farms (Photo: @vince_uy)
The greenhouses at Gourmet Farms (Photo: @vince_uy)

The Dining Room at Gourmet Farms

Feast on hearty yet healthy dishes made from organic produce straight from the farm’s fields. The restaurant also sells leafy greens, delectable dips and sauces, as well as trademark coffee blends.

Km. 52 Aguinaldo Highway, Buho Silang, Cavite City; +63 46 414 1049; ph.phonebooky.com/gourmet-cafe-deli-and-farm-cavite

The interiors of Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako (Photo: @nanaycirilas)
The interiors of Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako (Photo: @nanaycirilas)

Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako

Helmed by Nanay Cirilas and her daughter-in-law, this quaint cafe specializes in all-day English and Filipino breakfast dishes, such as longganisa, bangus and tapa. It’s only open from Fridays to Sundays, and reservations are a must!

Mayors Dr, Tagaytay; +63 922 291 3869; ph.phonebooky.com/nanay-cirilas-kapeng-barako-tagaytay

A hearty spread at Balinsasayaw (Photo: @eckaorbita)
A hearty spread at Balinsasayaw (Photo: @eckaorbita)

Balinsasayaw

This cozy B&B serves up traditional Filipino dishes and boodle fights in al fresco huts, which offer great views of the city of Taal. Favorites include the sizzling sisig and halo-halo.

Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Cavite; +63 46 865 3244; ph.phonebooky.com/balinsasayaw-tagaytay

A pint of ice cream from Buffy's (Photo: @micabdeleon)
A pint of ice cream from Buffy’s (Photo: @micabdeleon)

Buffy’s

The shelves at this dessert cafe and pasalubong shop are stocked with products such as ice cream, yogurt, cheese and pastillas, all made from fresh and creamy carabao’s milk, sans preservatives.

U1A LMMC Bldg, Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Rd, Caltex Gas Station, Purok 5, Silang, Cavite; +63 46 443 9455; ph.phonebooky.com/buffy-s-tagaytay

The interiors of Chateau Hestia (Photo: @b0mb0y)
The interiors of Chateau Hestia (Photo: @b0mb0y)

Chateau Hestia

Enjoy an European dining experience in a country-style home surrounded by verdant greenery. On the menu are dishes inspired by Austrian owner Johannes Zehethofer’s travels, such as salmon gravlax, and baked spinach and mushroom cannelloni.

J. Hernandez St, Purok 5, Bukal near Tagaytay Silang, Cavite; +63 929 711 3289; ph.phonebooky.com/chateau-hestia-tagaytay

Assorted dishes at Bawai's Vietnamese Kitchen (Photo: @liveforlandscapes)
Assorted dishes at Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen (Photo: @liveforlandscapes)

Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen

Head here for authentic, home-cooked Vietnamese food. Bestsellers include the fresh spring rolls, pho bo (beef noodles) and ca phe sua da (Vietnamese coffee). The restaurant has two other branches in Manila, and one in Nuvali, Solenad.

J. Hernandez St, Purok 5, Bucal, Silang, Cavite; +63 920 972 2924; ph.phonebooky.com/bawai-s-vietnamese-kitchen-tagaytay

The exterior of Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant (Photo: @patriciagaw)
The exterior of Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant (Photo: @patriciagaw)

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant

This farm-to-table garden cafe offers authentic Thai cuisine whipped up by Chef Sigrid Sarmiento, a Tagaytay native. After your meal, take a tour of the restaurant’s herb and vegetable gardens, and check out the in-house craft store called Laura’s Yard.

9014 J. Rizal St, Brgy Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite; +63 915 627 6393; ph.phonebooky.com/lime-basil-restaurant-tagaytay

The Lake District (Photo: @jofel_g)
The Lake District (Photo: @jofel_g)

The Lake District

Tuck into modern Western cuisine at this swanky new restaurant and lounge, which boasts a cool industrial-chic aesthetic. The kitchen is headed by Chef Francis Tolentino, who is also behind Unit 27 Apartment Bar + Cafe in Bonifacio Global City.

Maharlika West, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay; +63 46 413 4186; ph.phonebooky.com/the-lake-district-tagaytay

The dining room at Marcia Adams’ (Photo: @louiseeezra)
The dining room at Marcia Adams’ (Photo: @louiseeezra)

Marcia Adams’

This Tuscany-inspired garden restaurant serves up Mediterranean dishes lovingly prepared by owner Marcia. Perfect for casual lunches and romantic dinner dates! Tip: Reserve a table at the lounge for majestic views of the sunset.

J. Rizal St, Brgy Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite, Tagaytay; +63 917 801 1456; ph.phonebooky.com/marcia-adams-tagaytay

This article was originally published on Booky Manila (ph.phonebooky.com).

Written by

Aileen Ang

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