For Dad with Love: Things to do this Father’s Day in Metro Manila

PHOTO: City of Dreams

Need ideas for things to do for your dad this Father’s Day? For those who are going to be around Metro Manila this weekend, here’s our top 5 recommendations of things you can do to treat your dad on his special day.

1. Drink, poker, and ‘play’ at CenterPlay
June 16-18. Bond with pops at the poker table at City of Dreams and grab some beers while enjoying a live band while you’re at it. For only PHP988+ you can get a bucket of local beer paired with chicken wings, truffle cream potato wedges, vegetable spring rolls, and chicken liver pate with toasted bread and gherkins.
Centerplay, City of Dreams, Aseana Avenue corner Macapagal Ave., Entertainment City, Roxas Blvd, Paranaque; Facebook, +632 800-8080.

2. Witness the Philippine Wrestling Revolution
June 18, 5pm. WWE fan? Bring back the action with Philippine Wrestling Revolution this coming Father’s Day. They have a quick showdown featuring rising talents and international wrestlers at Eastwood Mall’s Father’s day celebration. Eastwood Mall, 116 Eastwood Ave, Bagumbayan, Quezon City; Facebook.  

3. Bring him to a barbecue buffet
If you’re looking for the classic dad bonding over beer and barbecue, head on over to Wave. Highlights of the menu include black angus beef brisket and eight-hour smoked pork ribs, and Angus beef burgers. There will also be a salad bar, specialty breads, pasta choices, cheese display, and desserts including a halo-halo station. Nobu Hotel pooldeck, Aseana Avenue corner Macapagal Ave., Entertainment City, Roxas Blvd, Paranaque; +632 800-8080. 5pm-9pm


Chef Sau del Rosario with his Pochero, Sisig Foie Gras, and Kapampangan Tamales. PHOTOS: Novotel Hotel Manila

4. Pamper him with spa treatments and awesome eats
June 18. If your dad badly needs to rest and relax, consider getting him a two and a half hour treatment from In Balance Spa in Novotel. For a discounted price of PHP3,600 from PHP5,500, fathers can enjoy red rice body scrub, In Balance signature massage, and balancing facial.
Dads also get 50% off at The Food Exchange’s Kanyaman Food Festival by celebrity chef Sau del Rosario.
Novotel, General Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City; Facebook.

5. Coffee at Costa
Can never go wrong with coffee and conversation. Costa Coffee is releasing a new line of English snacks in time for Father’s Day. Costa is offering dads a free cookie if you order two drinks and take a selfie! Costa Coffee Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA corner, Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center, Quezon City; with other branches nationwide, Facebook.


6. Turn his favorite beverage into a luscious cake at Le Sucré Lab
Chocolatier extraordinaire and pastry chef Marvin Bagube rolls out the newest flavor of Le Sucré Lab’s sinfully indulgent Dream Cake: the Barako Tiramisu Dream Cake. Perfect for father’s day, it’s the most delicious way to show dad how much you appreciate him (and his love for good, locally sourced coffee). Le Sucré Lab, 3rd level, Market Plaza, M. Roxas Street, Sta. Ana, Manila. Facebook.


7. Celebrate dad with a gourmet European meal
For Father’s Day, members-only French-Scandinavian restaurant Maria Luisa’s Garden Room at the Makati Garden Club will open its doors to the public to celebrate the best man in the world. Swedish chef Robert Lilja created a menu featuring dishes like Ribeye Steak with Salsa Gazpacho, and Rack of Lamb with Garlic Butter. Makati Garden Club, Recoletos Street, Urdaneta Village, Makati City. Facebook.


Lung Hin at Marco Polo Manila

8. Give him the gift he deserves — spiked with some bourbon whiskey
Treat dad to a special day at Marco Polo Manila with their special Festa Italiana buffet at Cucina (only until June 18th), savor new dishes at their award-winning Cantonese restaurant Lung Hin, or give him a relaxing afternoon at The Flow Spa. You may also choose to indulge with dad in a limited edition luscious Bourbon Cake made of milk chocolate cremeux with hazelnut,mascarpone cheese, and Jack Daniel’s Bourbon Whiskey, specially-crafted to sweet goodness to celebrate his day. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Facebook.

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