You don’t need to shell out much to dine out in these chic restaurants.

The Mother’s Day weekend may have already passed, but we know there’s more than enough reasons to celebrate with mom. Take the wheel on this one and treat her out on a date. The best of ambiance and good food guaranteed.


Manam offers creative Filipino dining through a slew of local favorites served with a twist, in chic interiors, and a no-frills customized experience that’s perfect for an easy date you and mom will surely enjoy. Try their Sinigang na Beef Shortrib and Watermelon for a delicious take on everyone’s favorite stew.

Visit Manam at SM Mall of Asia and SM City North Edsa.

Sarsa Kitchen + Bar

A contemporary touch on Filipino + Negrense food is what Sarsa brings to the table. If mom wants a laid-back but filling dining experience, let her choose through the restaurant’s spread of comfort food. Think the best of Bacolod presented in a beautifully lit restaurant. What’s not to love? This will surely make mom’s tummy (and eyes) happy

Sarsa has branches in SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.

Cafe Mary Grace

Café Mary Grace is the kind of restaurant you can’t help but come back to. Homey and sentimental, it extends the goodness of home cooked meals to a restaurant setting. The selection of savory dishes and baked goods (Ensaymada and Cheese Rolls, please!) is a treat if your mom is a foodie with a sweet tooth.

Café Mary Grace has branches in SM Southmall, SM Megamall, SM City Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Fairview, SM Aura Premier, and SM City North Edsa.

Tim Ho Wan

Affordable and insanely delicious, this Michelin-starred restaurant is worth lining up for. Treat mom to baked pork buns and the best dimsum from Hong Kong. Whatever protein you want in your dimsum, it’s served clean and fresh at Tim Ho Wan. Yup, down to the last morsel.

Visit Tim Ho Wan’s flagship store at SM Mega Fashion Hall.

Pound by Todd English

If you are a mother-daughter duo of comfort food fanatics, you should try Pound’s selection of burgers. On top of that, onion blossoms, poutines, and sliders pepper the menu. Don’t be intimidated with the posh interiors (We say yes to marble tables!). Pound is the luxe choice both in taste and setting, because moms deserve only the best.

Visit Pound by Todd English at SM Mega Fashion Hall.