The food scene is pretty dynamic as we get various type of meals to suit different taste buds. The dining scene in Lagos is no different as we get to travel to various parts of the world with our tongues. But don’t be deceived the food scene in this city rapidly changes as the hot spot this minute could change anytime.
But be sure to get amazing meals from any of these restaurants. You get an array of meals from Nigerian delicacies to the Caribbeans, to Asian meals that will definitely start a party in your mouth. Nigerians are pretty kitchen savvy and that’s why we have a lot of restaurants in Lagos.
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In a city like Lagos with over 200 restaurants, it can be a bit tricky to find restaurants that happen to be exquisite and the right fit for you, so we made a list. You are sure to find celebrity haunts, glitzy luxury places in the list below, but be sure these 10 best restaurants in Lagos are cosy and they serve amazing meals.
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R.S.V.P. is one if the trendiest restaurants in Lagos that serve amazing food. You can visit R.S.V.P. at 9 Eletu Ogabi, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The architecture of this restaurant is very simple but exquisite. It is styled in a Manhattan-contemporary style. The restaurant is also infused with a bar, so you can decide to unwind at the bar after a meal. You are sure to find American nouveau cuisine, that is simple, but the taste is far from simple. The menu is the usual western a la carte stuff you would expect like burgers steaks chicken sandwiches etc, naturally all priced expat style. When you visit this beautiful restaurant, you should try the steak and also the burgers as they are really good. You can also enjoy a drink by the pool and also fabulous music from the in-house DJ. This is one of the chic places to be in Lagos. Just remember it is always closed on Monday’s.
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The Yellow Chilli Restaurant and Bar
Yellow Chilli Restaurant and bar is an amazing restaurant and has two branches, one on the island and the other can be found on the mainland. The one on the island is located on 27, Oju Olobun Close, Off Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos while that on the mainland is in 35, Joel Ogunaike Street, Ikeja, Lagos. This is one of Nigeria’s finest restaurants that manages to serve local ethnic meals with a touch gourmet. Not only that, they serve various pan-African and intercontinental delicacies that are sure to excite your taste buds. The iconic Jollof Fiesta is an iconic meal here and the seafood okra is something everyone should have a taste of. The food in both restaurants are delicious and the best part is the taste manages to be consistent. So you can decide to visit any of the restaurants and still have the quality of meals you can depend on.
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Sherlaton Indian Restaurant
In a country where Vegetarians find it hard to find restaurants that serve meals that fit their diet, Sherlaton Indian restaurant comes to the rescue. This Indian restaurant can be found on 21 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. This restaurant is not what you call a luxury restaurant but don’t be deceived, the food here is really good and the best part it is very affordable. The food is very simple and the ingredients and cooking are supervised. Be sure to get large portions of food despite the price. The restaurants are not only for vegetarians as you can have a taste of their Chicken Tikka Masala and also the Lamb Madras which are both rated highly by visitors. The staff here is quite helpful as they also will help you with suggestions especially if it’s your first time here.
Spice bar is another highly rated Indian restaurant on the island and it is on 44A, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Spice Bar serves one of the best Indian cuisines in Lagos. The menu has lots of options that are quite tasty so everyone is sure to find something on the menu that suit their taste buds. The portions are ok and the restaurant is pocket-friendly and great for family and weekend hangouts with the crew. The staff is very friendly and helpful and are attentive to clients. The music is great and the environment is very cosy. You can consider trying the Drunken prawn or the Butter Chicken as this are rated highly by customers.
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The Art cafe is a cosy cafe and can be found on 282 Akin Olugbade St, Victoria Island, Lagos. If you happen to be a coffee lover then you should pay a visit to this quaint retro cafe. This cafe is the home to some of the best coffees in Lagos serving all types of coffees (including organic), teas (including Chai Latte), homemade baked goods and a nice selection of sandwiches. And if you like anything in the cafe, it’s all for sale! From their lamps to vintage signs on the walls.
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The Lagoon restaurant is located on the popular Ozumba Mbadiwe St, Victoria Island, Lagos. The ambience of this restaurant is amazing, as you get to enjoy your meal and drinks with a wonderful view of the water. This restaurant has Brazilian, Lebanese and Indian meals on its menu. The choices are many and all appetising. Those nights you don’t want to go out clubbing, then you can pay a visit to these restaurant has it offers Karaoke, pizza, barbeque and a whole lot of other things to make you enjoy your night at this restaurant on the island.
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Craft Gourmet By Lou Baker
The Craft Gourmet By Lou Baker restaurant can be found on 14 Idowu Martins St, Victoria Island, Lagos. The interior of this restaurant is beautiful. This is a luxury restaurant that is worth every kobo you are going to spend. The food is amazing and someone once said about the restaurant, SIMPLY EXCELLENT. Everything from the menu is super yummy, homemade, quality ingredients. The owners are there at peak hours, make sure that everybody has their meal on time and exactly the way as he wants it. The desert here is second to none. One of the best cheesecake, brownies and chocolate fondant. Even the cocktails served here are quite exquisite.
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Orchid House Thai Restaurant
The Orchid House Thai Restaurant is one of the few restaurants in Lagos that give a home away from home feel. And it can be found on 15 Marine Rd, Marina, Lagos. This restaurant is in the Apapa area of Lagos is renowned for its homey ambience and its lovely garden. The Thai food is exceptional and it is lovely to eat great food in a beautiful garden. The staff here is quite lovely so you won’t have a problem with them and the waiters also help with recommendations.
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The Bungalow Restaurant is another restaurant on this list with two branches, one on the mainland and the other on the island. The one on the island is located on Plot 1296 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos while the other can be found on 9 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, 101001, Ikeja, Lagos. The food in both restaurants is amazing and the setting in the both is quite welcoming. The staff here is great and you are sure to have a good time. Be sure to find Japanese foods like sushi being served here. You can also have a taste of their burgers and salads.
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Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe is an international brand with a branch in Lagos. It is a Rock ’n’ Roll themed chain with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics. This restaurant has been trending since its launch 2 years ago. A number of celebrities have made this trendy restaurant the haunt in Lagos. The food here is good plus the fact you also get live music, this place is amazing. It has a bar and lounge, Karaoke, live music, an outdoor setting, late night dining and brunch. This place is child-friendly and great for groups.
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