Spending many hours indoors and being isolated for long hours can lead to higher rates of negative emotions and can certainly make our moods vibrant blue.
But what can we do to fly a few hours outdoors in the new normal and still be safe?
Hotels and malls near the city now offer outdoor spaces for dining, giving us all a quick break in safe and secure places.
With the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) clearing al fresco dining in Cebu City, which is under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) until August 15, 2021, we can all have a relaxed and fun way to enjoy our meals in complete safety.
Read more: MECQ: What to expect
As we continue to adapt to the new normal and continue to follow MECQ guidelines, we’ve rounded up the best places around Cebu for al fresco dining that you might want to experience with family and friends.
1. Cebu City waterfront hotel and casino
La Gondola, Italian Restaurant
Call (032) 232-6888 (local 2) for reservations
Feast on an array of the best Italian dishes. La Gondola is the hotel’s casual Italian restaurant and has also expanded its menu to feature not only Italian flavors, but world-class flavors as well.
Enjoy their breakfast all day, authentic Italian cuisine that includes pizza and pasta. They also have a Roast and Grill offer at PHP 750.00 net / person. An all-you-can-eat grill promo available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
La Gondola is located on the Gourmet Walk of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
2. Quest Hotel and Conference Center
Breakfast by the pool
Call 032 402 5999 for reservations (advance reservation is required)
To Quest Hotel and Conference Center, you can eSavor your favorite flavors at the hotel’s award-winning PusÃ´ Bistro & Bar and order from their exceptional menu for al fresco poolside dining for breakfast.
In addition to the restaurant’s signature dishes from their a la carte menu, you can also order their library offerings of breads that are perfect for your coffee, tea, or any morning drink you want to have for breakfast.
The PusÃ´ Bistro & Bar is open 24 hours a day.
3. SM Seaside City Cebu
Al Fresco at Tower Garden
SM Seaside City Cebu’s The Al Fresco at the Tower Garden located on the upper ground floor, Mountain Wing Atrium is open for you, your family and your pets. Take a bite of your favorites and dine in safety!
The Garden Tower is an outdoor space where you can enjoy the fresh air and the view while savoring food from some stalls like Black Pearl, Juice Avenue, Pizza Hut, Sachi, The Mango Farm and Yellow Cab or order food from nearby restaurants: Kuya J, Mesa, Seoul Premium, Starbucks, Tim Ho Wan and Racks.
4. Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
Azur Beach Club
Welcomes guests aged 18 to 65 only
Call 032 401 9999 to reserve a table
20% discount for fully vaccinated guests
Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan Cebu will take you on a calm and peaceful tropical getaway in Cebu when you visit their award-winning Azure Beach Club.
The contemporary architecture of Azure with its magnificent landscaped gardens will offer you a breathtaking view of the vast ocean with blue sky. The place has an Asian Grill restaurant with day and night menus. Its menu offers a sumptuous range of various drinks and cocktails, salads, pizzas and sandwiches that you can enjoy while dining al fresco.
5. SM City Cebu
The Northwing Al Fresco Strip
From your quick morning coffee to your intimate evenings, SM City Cebu’s Northwing Al Fresco Strip will surely have you covered. Enjoy your favorite dishes from Bigby’s Coffee Shop, Laguna Cafe, Coffee bean and tea leaf (Philippines), Gerry’s Grill, Mesa Philippines, Fusion of spices, and Starbucks Philippines.
Discover an elegant alfresco dining room suitable for your gatherings of family and friends, as well as your special moments at the Northwing Al Fresco Strip.
Go outdoors to these restaurants in Cebu or so you want to dine at home, you can also check this list: Take note of these delivery services that you can enjoy while staying safe at home in Cebu