Ask Eat.Drink.Lagos LXVI


Message: Hi. I’m planning a surprise 30th birthday dinner for my boyfriend. Budget is 100k for 16 guests. Max 20 people. Can you suggest restaurants with really nice ambience that I can use? Preferably in VI. Thank you.
— N.A

FOLLY: Honestly, 16 - 20 people with a budget of 100k will allow you N5000-N6250/head max which for most VI restaurants with really nice ambiance is too little. I mean, that'll get each person a main and water at a couple of restaurants, but when you add the inevitable service charge and starters for the table it won't work out. With that in mind, increase your budget or reduce your number of guests and you can do somewhere like Crust & Cream, Arabesque or Casper & Gambini's.

NOSA: You could get a private chef to cater at that price point. Only problem would be location.

Subject: Hot Pot

Message: Hello Guys,

Do you know if there is any chinese restaurant that does hot pot?

Awaiting your response..

Thank you.
— L.O

FOLLY: Yes, the one on Saka Tinubu. I couldn't tell you the name, but it's the one with Chinese letters on the exterior. 

Subject: Apple Pie

Message: Hello Folly & Nosa,

Please, where can I get a good Apple pie for affordable. Salt Lagos (who have amazing cakes and other desserts) have one but, an Apple pie at ₦10,000....hmmm, eez kwait kostly-_-

Help please!?

PS - please don’t stop the reviews. Trust me, I’m having a better dining experience in Lagos now thanks to EAT. DRINK. LAGOS.

FOLLY: I think Orchid Bistro has apple pie on their dessert menu but I'm not sure and have never had it. I know Apple Crumble =/= Apple Pie but if it also works for you, my favorite is the one at Ice Cream Factory. 

NOSA: Honey's Cupcakes used to make Apple Pie. Some cute mini ones too. But it appears, she's closed shop and moved to England. 

Subject: Venue for a Strategic Session

Message: Hi guys,

Please help with suggestions for an all day location for a strategic session. Someplace with a nice ambience, great food and a projector/screen. It’s for 6 people and the budget is 40-50k.

Thank you.
— A.A

FOLLY: Maybe, any of the hotels, they should have projectors and your team can have the buffet lunch or a la carte if they offer it. 

NOSA: I agree, a hotel meeting room. No restaurant is going to let you use their space for an entire day for so little.

Hi Nosa and Folly,

I am major foodie and have enjoyed your reading your restaurant reviews. So I want to use this opportunity to thank you guys for being our food tasters and bringing individual restaurant experiences to our mailbox.

I am planning a surprise birthday dinner for my husband and will appreciate your recommendation on the best venue for this. Someplace cosy, with minimal crowd. The dinner is for about 15-20 people, at a budget of about N8k per person (incl. drinks). Thanks.
— Anon

FOLLY: Thank you! So you want somewhere cosy and not a big crowd? I think Verandah is very cosy and your budget would work there. My second suggestion is La Provence. And if you're looking for something on the mainland, Orchid Bistro also fits your description. 

NOSA: Nah on La Provence, for me. The food isn't that good and the parking isn't great.

Subject: Vacation

Message: Hi friend introduced me to this on a vacay around Agungi Lekki. Ps I need advice on good ressturant,spa, eatery ,Pizza......just a niceplace to hang out for 2
— A.T

FOLLY: Don't know if you're trolling us or being serious. I don't know of any good restaurants and/or spas in Agungi, but there's a Dominos pizza. 

NOSA: Agungi has that new mall, no? It has a Rhapsody's in it. And there's an Ice Cream Factory also.