Over the years, Lagos has become Nigeria’s culinary capital with its chic restaurants appealing to every taste and flavour. Food has become a momentous part of Lagos’s culture, and going in search of a delicious meal is now a routine. When in Lagos, eat delectable food, that’s what Lagosians do.
The city thrives as several local and intercontinental chefs keep bringing a multicultural vibe to its food scene. Enthusiastic living and exuberance reverberates across the city. The stunning outlook, tasty foods and drinks, and trendy events bring out the vigour in Lagos.
Looking for new horizon for your taste buds? Here are 6 spectacular Lagos restaurants every food lover must visit. These restaurants are known for their faultless attention to detail and genuine hospitality.
1. Hard Rock Café Lagos
Prior to the restaurant opening, Lagos was buzzing with news about the hip restaurant that was coming to town. Hard Rock Café Lagos was opened in December 2015. Music – rock-n-roll, fun, food and drinks rolled into one here. The café offers a delectable American cuisine served in an authentic yet modern way. The menu includes some delicious signature dishes such as tasty burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches and a wide variety of exquisite drinks. Chill out and unwind at this café, where the décor and service makes you feel really welcome.
The highlight of every visit to this café is the wall covering and frames of rock and roll memorabilia. This is a known tradition of every Hard Rock Café restaurants worldwide. The Rock and Roll genre brings an ambiance of wholesome fun and free expression. Hard Rock Café offers scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and its impressive swimming pool. The café flows with song selections from rock DJs or live music from Rock-n-roll tunes. The most interesting part of the music is listening to African music turned into a mad Rock and Roll disco, it’s really amazing. Hard Rock Café Lagos is the real deal. It’s an amazing display of rock n roll soul in Lagos.
Address: Plot No 3 & 4, Block XVI, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Near Landmark Centre | Website: www.hardrock.com
2. Bungalow Restaurant
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Bungalow has been around for a while, since 2004. With a focus on fresh ingredients, this restaurant offers an unmatched mix of Mexican and continental Japanese dishes in a sumptuous, modern environment. Every dish served here is enriching and the soft stylishness of the diner perfects the experience. The cool ambiance and colourful furnishings are also part of the attraction. Bungalow offers delicious dishes, even though, we couldn’t find tacos on their menu; there are plenty to choose from: Mozzarella, Calamari Strips, Escalope Parmigiana, Fettuccini, Magali, Pasta al Pesto, Pambagnat, Penne Arrabiata, a variety of chicken and fresh chips dishes. Brimming with some of our favourite dishes, we always want to set out to Bungalow for a soft schmoozing over plates of Bungalow burger and appetizers. This Japanese-Mexican hotspot will certainly leave you well-nourished and make you want more. Bungalow is certainly well-worth a visit.
Address: Plot 1296 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island | Website: www.bungalowrestaurant.com
3. Smokey Bones Restaurant
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Smokey Bones Restaurant is relatively new to the city’s culinary scene. It’s an amazing place to grab banana pudding like you have never had it before. There is a cluster of side dishes just waiting to be discovered here. In terms of unique entertainment, enjoy Reggae night with Francis Goldman and his crew, who are absolutely up there among the great musicians. Dining, drinking and spectacular reggae music go hand in hand at Smokey Bones. Ignite your senses with delicious meat platter and mac cheese, cocktails and live music. Their dishes are affordable; you can get a plate of a continental dish for less – cheap at twice the price. If you want something a little more exciting than your everyday dinner experience, you should probably visit Smokey Bones. Gobble some scrumptious foods until your heart is content. We are absolutely on board with Smokey Bones!
Address: 8b Fabac Close of ligali Ayorinde street Victoria Island | www.smokeybones.com.ng
4. Nok by Alara
Laden with hanging ceiling decorations, colourful and plush interiors, and well-versed bar, Nok by Alara is your unusual Lagos restaurant for contemporary African dining. The restaurant offers a taste of Africa from NOK building in Lagos. A posh joint for decadent dishes and exceptional cocktails, Nok by Alara offers more than a taste of Africa cuisine. Most famous for its Senegalese grouper with vegetables over broken rice, Ivorian grilled whole fish with sauce, Jerk Chicken with Waakye and more African delicacies with a twist. The food will leave you satiated to the top and the ambiance will make you feel at home. It features an outdoor garden area featuring African-theme, well-preserved wooden furnishings, a lush and exclusive spot, where you can retreat and enjoy some cozy dinner in the evening. The restaurant offers a cultured fine dining experience with naturally charming staff that ensures guests keep coming back for more.
Address: 12A Akin Olugbede Street, Victoria Island | www.nokbyalara.com
5. La Mango Restaurant & Bar
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La Mango takes pride in its variety of local and continental delicacies. The restaurant serves food from around the world including Thai curries, Malaysian Fried Rice, American burgers and Nigerian local delicacies. Make your lunch or dinner into an experience you will always remember. Apart from the delicious meal served in the restaurant, you get to enjoy the great atmosphere, its modern settings and interiors. There’s a catalogue of drinks – beers, champagnes, spirits and wines to team with your food, a bit of music and dancing if you feel like it. La Mango offers a serene haven where you can gather your thoughts after a tiring day. The restaurant has great spots for a social hangout as well as a where you can enjoy some cozy moments with your loved one. It features dining room, executive lounge, sport bar, rooftop terrace, suya & shawarma spot, love garden, poolside seating and night club. Best tip – mix and match La Mango special dishes for a crisp blend of savors and tastes.
Address: 3a Adekunle Fajuyi Way, off Isaac John, GRA, Ikeja | www.lamangolagos.com
6. Casper & Gambini’s
Casper & Gambini’s comes highly recommended due to its authentic taste of traditional and fusion dishes. This is a great place for people who love the taste of some scrumptious Italian delicacies. The restaurant Is best known for a relaxed ambiance and casual elegance. It serves up homely, authentic foods in a friendly and hospitable environment. The restaurant’s ethos is all about providing beautifully cooked, tasty foods to be enjoyed by guests. The dishes are served with greatest care, serving a feast for your taste as well as your eye. The elegant décor of the restaurant makes it to appear super stylish and homely. The menu is extensive and everything that comes out of their kitchen has been prepared carefully and expertly. The restaurant features beautiful outdoor settings for dining when the weather is beautiful.
Address: 58a Isaac John Street G.R.A. Ikeja | www.theorchidbistro.net
Everybody has diverse tastes and prospects. The most certain thing is the food, which needs to be delightful and unswerving. Did we miss your favourite restaurant or have you visited any of these restaurants? Kindly share your experience with us in the comment below: