HSE Gourmet For Breakfast
FOLLY: When HSE opened we were told that they'd also be serving a breakfast menu. Many months later we finally decided to check it out.
NOSA: Isn't it nice that on International Women's Day, we're reviewing a restaurant owned by a woman?
FOLLY: Yes, it is nice!
NOSA: I digress.
FOLLY: We were expecting more than two options on the breakfast menu so I'm just going to assume that they recently reduced their offerings or something because I was quite disappointed.
NOSA: Yeah, I was a bit bummed out by how limited it was. I think I made it up in my head, but I really thought they had an expansive breakfast menu.
FOLLY: Choice is nice but in the absence of options, we simply ordered the two dishes and shared them between ourselves.
NOSA: The breakfast menu:
- Steak & Eggs
- Pumpkin Spice French Toast
NOSA: The French Toast would probably look better if Folly wasn't lactose intolerant. She made them put all the good stuff on the side.
I had no idea you could make french toast out of croissants, but look at science. A little googling suggests its not just possible, but it is actually a thing. These were very interesting. I was a bit apprehensive, but it was pretty delicious.
I'll try it again without Folly to get the full experience uno.
FOLLY: Rude, again.
I also was extremely apprehensive. In fact, I actually don't like French Toast because it's always a disgusting soggy mess overtime I've had it. These tasted like slightly moistened cinnamon croissants and not at all eggy.
NOSA: The Steak & Eggs were my favorite of the two. The steak didn't blow me away, but that's never really the point of steak & eggs. It's like a mimosa, nobody is making a mimosa with Dom or LP. I don't know why most Nigerian restaurants don't have Steak & Eggs on the menu because the steak they serve is the cheap shit anyway, which is perfect for steak & eggs.
FOLLY: The eggs were great: They were beaten with enough air to ensure that they'd be fluffy and also weren't over cooked. The steak was decent, not the best quality bit and a tad over cooked. However, as Nosa mentioned, with steak and eggs (at the price point) I wasn't expecting HSE to use a premium cut.
NOSA: Long story short, it's delicious.
FOLLY: One of the better (if not best) breakfast/brunch spots in Lekki.
NOSA: Is there any other Lekki spot that's close? This is easily the best restaurant in Lekki by miles.
I hope she expands the breakfast menu a bit, however. Maybe two more options and it's perfect.
Berryrita - N2500
Steak & Eggs - N6000
Lemonade Iced Tea - N1500
Pumpkin Spice French Toast - N3200