Affordable Date Ideas in Quezon City [2023]

December 15, 2022

Are you looking for affordable date ideas in Quezon City? We’ve listed the top date ideas for couples on a budget! Spend time with your significant other without hurting your wallet!

Spend a day in UP Diliman

When thinking of things to do in Quezon City, spending a day in UP Diliman should always come to mind. You won’t run out of date ideas for couples because of all the different, fun activities that you can do across the UP campus. 

If you’re looking to get something to eat, go on a food trip in Area 2! Along J.P. Laurel Street, Area 2 is a stretch of road famous for its many food stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants selling siomai, pancit canton, milo shakes, bulalo, milk tea, bagnet, and many more! 

Another date idea in UP is a picnic in the UP Sunken Garden. The UP Sunken Garden is a beautiful, sprawling green space, which is a rare find in the middle of the city. Grab a blanket and pack a basket with your favorite snacks! You might even be able to catch the sunset, which is a romantic sight indeed! 

There are a lot of other fun things you and your significant other can do in UP. If you want to take a romantic stroll, or if you’re more on the active side, and you want to go for a jog or a run together, the UP Academic Oval is for you! 

I can go on and on about date ideas for couples in UP. For example, you can visit the UP Vargas Museum or catch a movie at the UPFI Film Center. The point is, UP is filled with some of the most enjoyable and surprisingly romantic things to do in Quezon City! 

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Catch a film at the Cinema ‘76 Film Society

For a twist on your classic movie date, check out Cinema ‘76 Film Society. Currently on its soft launch, Cinema ‘76 Film Society is a micro-cinema that shows everything from Filipino movies, both independent and mainstream, as well as Hollywood and foreign-language films. It is much more intimate than a regular movie theater, and its film selections are also more unique. 

You can reserve a ticket for this one-of-a-kind movie experience for as low as Php 320! That leaves you with a lot of money left to spend on the yummy food and drinks being sold at their concessionaire bar!

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Cinema ‘76 Film Society

Address: 2/f Terraces Building, Tomas Morato cor. Scout Borromeo, Quezon City (Beside Hotel Rembrandt)

Opening hours: 12 PM – 10:30 PM

Telephone: 0977 705 4276

Instagram: @ cinema76fs

Go on a pet-friendly date at Ayala Malls Vertis North 

This affordable date idea is for all the fur parents out there! There is nothing more enjoyable than spending time with both your significant other and your fur baby.  

The best place to go for a pet-friendly date is a mall like Ayala Malls Vertis North! Unlike bringing your pet for a walk outside, the mall is airconditioned, meaning your fur baby can spend the whole day with you without getting exhausted from the heat. 

You and your date can also go window shopping, find a good bargain at a sale or a bazaar, or eat at one of the many affordable restaurants that Ayala Malls Vertis North has to offer. For a sweet treat perfect for a sweet date, I recommend grabbing crepes at La Creperie. 

Just take note of some of the mall’s regulations: Your fur baby should be leashed or carried in a doggie bag or stroller. They should also be vaccinated and wearing a diaper. 


Ayala Malls Vertis North

Address: North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 11 AM – 8 PM; Friday – Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM

Telephone: 02 7718 5000

Instagram: @ ayalamallsvertisnorth


La Creperie

Address: G/F, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 11 AM – 8 PM; Friday – Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM

Telephone: 02 7718-2380; 0926 079-0613

Instagram: @ lacreperieph

Spice things up with some unlimited hotpot at Jiangnan Hotpot

This hotpot restaurant is the hottest place to be! You might have heard of Jiangnam before as it is a viral date idea for couples, but did you know that it is surprisingly affordable? 

For only Php 699 per person, you can choose between different soups, sauces, meat, and vegetables. They also offer seafood, tofu, and dumplings. The options are endless! Most importantly, they offer a wide array of balls, which in my opinion, is the most important hotpot ingredient. Fishballs, lobster balls, squid balls, and more – have all of these at Jiangnam! 


Jiangnan Hotpot

Address: Banawe Street corner Panalturan Street, Barangay Manresa, Quezon City

Opening hours: 11 AM – 2 AM

Telephone: 02 7700 61547

Instagram: @ jiangnanhotpotrestaurant


Prepare for your date at The Smile Bar

To impress your date regardless of what date idea you choose, make a teeth whitening appointment at The Smile Bar a part of your date preparations! After a visit to the Smile Bar, your date is sure to fall in love with your bright smile. 

The Smile Bar is located in Ayala Malls, Vertis North, and so it is only a short distance away from any of the date locations listed above. In just one 20-minute visit to The Smile Bar, your teeth can turn anywhere from 2 to 9 shades lighter. Conveniently get your teeth whitened for a perfect smile for your perfect date!


The Smile Bar – Ayala Malls, Vertis North

Address: 4/f, Cinema level, Ayala Mall, Vertis North 173, Quezon City

Opening hours: 11 AM – 8 PM

Telephone: 0917 590 0792

Instagram: @ thesmilebarph


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