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The Secret Shop Manila, Parañaque: Homey, Secret Restaurant With An Exclusive Dining Experience

The Secret Shop Manila

With social media letting us know about new and highly recommended food places, good cafes and restaurants tend to be packed with customers. This makes it seem impossible to have a dining experience that feels uniquely yours without the hefty cost.

However, The Secret Shop Manila proves us wrong. It’s a secret restaurant with an apartment-like interior in Baclaran, Parañaque that gives you an exclusive dining experience without burning a hole through your wallet.

Cozy apartment interior

The Secret Shop Manila - interior 2
You can see the small kitchen from your table.
Image credit: @iamsecretshop

The Secret Shop Manila’s interior is like that of a typical Filipino apartment.

It’s small, with only 2 tables, and you can see the kitchen from the dining area. Kitchen utensils, appliances, and ingredients are on display, too, so you’ll feel as if you’re just eating at a friend’s house.

The restaurant’s set-up allows you to dine with no pretenses, which makes it a great place for family dinners, barkada hangouts, and first dates.

Exclusive dining experience

The Secret Shop Manila - interior
Have the whole space for yourself.
Image credit: Bryce Vestre

While the restaurant’s ambiance is casual and cozy, you’ll feel as if you’re having an exclusive dining experience with a private chef. Chef and owner Bryce Vestre prepares, cooks, and serves the food at the restaurant.

You get the whole place for yourself as the restaurant only allows one reservation at a time. The Secret Shop Manila doesn’t have fixed hours, so you can let the owner know when you want to dine at the restaurant.

With dishes starting at P200 (~USD3.40), you’ll get all of these unique experiences at an affordable price.

Value-for-money food offerings

The Secret Shop Manila - buttered shrimp
Buttered shrimp.
Image credit: The Secret Shop Manila

You can choose from a variety of mouth-watering dishes right when you make a reservation at the restaurant.

They serve big servings of dishes such as salted egg chicken (from P300, ~USD5.09), cheesy baked mussels (P450, ~USD7.64), and buttered garlic shrimp (P400, ~USD6.79) so you can enjoy these with friends. If you’re feeling fancy, get a juicy, T-bone steak for P700 (~USD11.89).

cheesy baked mussels
Cheesy baked mussels.
Image credit: The Secret Shop Manila

Each order comes with a cup of brown rice, salad, and a drink, giving you more bang for your buck.


The Secret Shop Manila - delivery
Delivery order.
Image credit: @iamsecretshop

The restaurant accepts dine-in customers by reservation only. To book a reservation, you can message their Facebook page or text them at 0948 513 7164.

If you cannot secure a slot or are too busy to drop by the restaurant, you can also get their dishes through pick-up or delivery via a third-party courier service, which you’ll have to book yourself.

Unique dining experience in Metro Manila

You won’t need to look far to have unique dining experiences with The Secret Shop Manila in Parañaque.

While it offers affordable food in a modest place, you’ll get to experience exclusive dining with a private chef.

Address: Bradco Ave, Baclaran, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
0948 513 7164
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Cover image adapted from: Bryce Vestre, The Secret Shop Manila, and The Secret Shop Manila