Lagosians could complain everyday about money, but you’ll still find people having lunch or parties at various sides of the populous city of Lagos. Visiting restaurants in becoming  lifestyle, and you can’t blame anyone because a lot of these restaurants are getting it right – food, aesthetics and vibes combined. Here are our top 10 restaurants and cafes in Lagos right now.

These restaurants have managed to build up fantastic and jaw-dropping name and brand for themselves. There are quite a number of them, let’s get into them in no order of preference: 


Plant Taine

Located in Victoria Island, Lagos, Plant Taine is a full-service casual upscale Caribbean restaurant. The restaurant is set up in a way that gives you all the island feels right here in Lagos city, that’s why it made it to our top 10 restaurants and cafes in Lagos.

Location: 10a Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Instagram: @plant.taine

Kaly Restaurant & Bar:

Kaly is a beautiful space, perfectly placed on the 7th floor of a high rise building with stunning views of the city. This space gives Lagos the best of Mediterranean culture & cuisine.

Location: 7th Floor, 1235B Akin Adesola, Victoria Island, Lagos. 

Instagram: @kalyexperience

Pause Café & Espresso Bar:

There are actually very few spaces that are as beautiful, calming and soothing as Pause Café & Espresso Bar. Giving you the proper Paris vibes, you know, rained overnight, early morning starts hot coffee and newspapers. 

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The indoor decor and aesthetics are absolutely stunning, especially with the famous yellow couch that gives the room just the pop of colour it needs. By the way, there’s a sitting area right outside the restaurant, where the beautiful garden patio is.

Location: The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki Lagos.

Instagram: @pause_cafeespressobar

Pause Lagos
Pause Lagos

Shores Dining:

Entering this restaurant you can’t help but notice how lovely the space because of its urban aesthetic. The different colours of the lights gave the space a different vibe, you could tell they paid close attention to their decor and ambience and to be fair, it’s giving! They also serve variety of dishes and cuisines, ranging from pastries to rare delicacies.

Location: 01, Olumide Oluniyi Crescent, Victoria Island. 

Instagram: @shoresdiningng

The Shed:

The aesthetics of this restaurant, are artsy and rustic, with beautiful colours everywhere. They also have a section for group sitting, if you want some privacy. The place is so beautiful and spacious, you’ll have to go there to see what we’re saying!

Location: 4 Wole Olateju Cres, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Instagram: @theshed_restaurant

Alice Garden Restaurant

This restaurant is inspired by the Alice in Wonderland movie. The theme is absolutely beautiful and refreshing. We’re guessing this is the concept because it looks just like something out of a film, rather than a restaurant.

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Although, it is an Asian restaurant, it also offers African and Continental cuisines. This is why it made it to our list of top 10 restaurants and cafes in Lagos. 

Location: 57 Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos

Instagram: @alice_lagos57

Kapadoccia Lagos:

This cave themed restaurant is nothing short of a beauty. Although it is different from the regular restaurants, it’s worth it. Kappadocia Lagos offers a menu inspired by amazing Nigerian flavours and Turkish classics. 

Location: 16 Idowu Taylor St, Victoria Island, Lagos. 

Instagram: @kapadoccia_lagos 


Sketch Restaurant Lagos:

This restaurant feels like you are inside a big colouring book, no jokes! If you are just as chaotic, you would definitely feel the urge to bring in crayons to paint (please don’t haha!) Trust us, we have seen a whole lot of tweets on this. 

Anyway, this restaurant applied the use of illusion to achieve its 2/3 dimensional ancient Egyptian themed look. 

Location: 5 Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island, Lagos

Instagram: @sketch_lagos

Sketch Lagos
Sketch Lagos

Cafe MESINo5 Lagos:

Both  restaurants serve a range of cuisines, including Nigerian delicacies, that are worth the money.

The No5 Lounge is located on the top level and serves as a lounge and restaurant, while the Cafe Mesi is located on the ground floor and serves breakfast and brunch.

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Both of these locations are bright and lovely, making for some Instagram-worthy photographs. It ranks among our top 10 restaurants and cafés in Lagos.

Location: 5 Ayinde Akinmade, Lekki.

Instagram: @cafemesi_ng @no5_ng

Cafe Mesi
Cafe Mesi

The Wine Lab:

This restaurant offers a wide range of wine choices from almost all the wine regions. It is a wine-focused dining restaurant with a tasting room. Their food is awesome, someone called it the coolest spot in VI and you know what? We might want to agree with them.

Location: 1a, Goriola Str, Victoria Island, Lagos

Instagram: @thewinelabrestaurant

Have you be to any of these restaurants, lounges or cafes? If yes, how was your experience? Which would you recommend to a friend? If no, which are you looking forward to visiting?


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