- More celebrities are venturing into restaurants and the food business
- Some of them are very well-known but people have no idea they’re owned by these actors and actresses
- 8 restaurants that you’re sure to have an amazing dining experience
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You’ve probably seen these restaurants or even dined in them but didn’t know that these are owned by your favorite celebrities. Nowadays, it’s no longer uncommon for actors and actresses to venture into a different field—business.
Here are 8 surprising celebrity-owned restaurants in Manila that gives you a mouthwatering, awesome dining experience.
At the helm of Victorino’s is Dina Bonnevie, her husband/politician DV Savellano, and Chef Heny Sison. If you like Ilocano cuisine, then Victorino’s is for you. It is a house that’s been transformed into a restaurant and serves Ilocano cuisine and heirloom recipes that is sure to take you down memory lane.
Owned by actor Paolo Paraiso, radio-TV-event host Sam YG, Itchyworms’ Jugs Jugueta and Kelvin Yu, Chef Ed Bugia, and sports commentators Boom Gonzales and Aaron Atayde, this place is a haven for boys. It’s a spot where your tummy will have its fill yet a place where you can just chill and catch up with your buddies. Backyard Kitchen+Brew is described as a rustic go-to resto where you can watch a big game or fight or have your nightcap.
You can now get your true-blue Bacolod chicken inasal from JT’s Manukan, which is derived from actor Joel Torre’s initials. From it’s name, it simply offers a variety of Filipino grilled dishes and the chicken inasal being the center of it all.
Showbiz A-listers have concocted this gastropub that offers a smorgasbord of luscious international dishes. The place is as interesting and exquisite as the owners—Daniel Padilla, Vice Ganda, basketball players Paul Artadi, James Yap, Marc Pingris; former Vice Mayor Francis Zamora, and entrepreneur Charlton Yu.
Much like the owners, actress Bianca King and fashion photographer Xander Angeles, Runner’s Kitchen brings the organic food movement to the diners in Quezon City. The two are health nuts and everything that is served is healthy and uses only organic ingredients.
Have a slice of everything sweet and enticing from triathlete and senator Pia Cayetano’s dessert café. It’s not just another dessert café though since they have salads, soup, barbecue chicken rice, and even arroz caldo!
Salu is a Filipino delight as it serves different regional dishes such the perennial favorite Binagoongang Lechon Kare-Kare, Mindanao’s Tiyula Itum or Beef Kulma. Owned by celebrity couple Romnick Sarmienta and Harlene Bautista, you’re definitely in for an authentic Filipino gastronomic experience.
Wangfu Chinese Bistro
As shown by its name, Wangfu Chinese Bistro gives you Chinese and Singaporean cuisine. It is also no wonder that it is led by actor Richard Yap and Chef Pung Lu Tin because who else would know more about Chinese grubs than them?
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