Ask Eat.Drink.Lagos XXXIV
FOLLY: We've never had these many questions before, it's kinda exciting.
Anyway, if you don't have an EDL shirt yet, go get one
FOLLY: Unfortunately, most of the nice restaurants with buffets for brunch or dinner are in hotels like Wheat Baker, Southern Sun etc. and can hardly be called affordable. However, you can have a nice and affordable brunch at either Cactus or Crust & Cream.
NOSA: Red Beryl Lounge in Lekki does a pretty affordable buffet (N2500) and you can probably get the whole space to yourself if you talk to the manager.
FOLLY: BBQ & Cravings isn't private at all but the food is really good and it's very casual you and your friends will have a good time. Your parents are probably paying for this right cause I imagine you're still in secondary school. So for something more private, and depending on the budget they have given you here are my two options: La Veranda and Bistro 7 (pricier).
NOSA: I was thinking something along the lines of Tickle Bay or Fantasy Land tbh
On a serious note, you guys should check out Verandah.
FOLLY: My first instinct was to suggest Orchid Bistro because their food and drinks are good. However, their space is quite small and your party will fill up their entire restaurant and I'm not sure they will be amenable to that.
FOLLY: That's a really fun birthday idea and setting the budget ahead of time helps make sure there are no surprises when the bill comes and also so your guests know it's not a blank cheque. That said, for this year maybe y'all could do the Winehouse in Ikoyi. They aren't big on food so you can order everything on their menu as sharing plates for your party - they have fish, chicken, asun, and beef/gizzards. Then for the drinks, you can also have a tab for wine and agree which bottles you want and they can keep bringing those out throughout the evening.
NOSA: If you want to actually eat and not just drink the night away like Folly The Delinquent, go to Rhapsody's. Decent space. Decent food. Solid drinks.
FOLLY: The music is bound to get too loud eventually but 355?
NOSA: Spice Route?
NOSA: Big man like you shouldn't be getting his heart broken. Smh.
FOLLY: Aw poor thing. I don't know how good the bartender is at Pat's Bar because I always get beers, and that will also be the cheapest option in this situation. However, if you want to burn a hole through your wallet fast you can check out either Stranger (in Lekki) or RSVP.
NOSA: Go to Cafe Royale and tell Kingsley to load you with everything.