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Hotel Brunches: Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton

Plot 9/10 Block 2, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.

01 448 9444

NOSA: I'll start this by saying I hate Four Points off GP. Hate their security. Hate their no-outlet lobby. Hate Oniru. Hate their waiters too. Hate everything. 

FOLLY: I'm more forgiving than Nosa so I have a love-hate relationship with Four Points. Their security is the goddamn worst though, and the receptionist in the spa is rude af.

NOSA: Now that we've gotten that out the way, we checked out the Four Points brunch last Sunday.

NOSA: Pepper soup is a major brunch buffet key. ALWAYS start with pepper soup to prepare yourself for the inevitable face stuffing that's about to happen. The goat meat pepper soup at Four Points was a solid 6, so not bad at all. Too bad their waiters are terrible and you literally have to beg them to serve you the complimentary Martini Rose you're supposed to get with your meal.

FOLLY: Lowkey nearly died the last time I had pepper soup so I'm going off it for a while. Update the records as I'm now both pepper and lactose intolerant.

NOSA: Anyway, your next move should be the salad. I got a medley of almost everything at the salad section. On the whole, the salads are a bit flat, but the prosciutto was great though.

FOLLY: I decided to go Greek, well with my salad.

I think one of my biggest regrets from my University days is not actually going Greek. Nope, there is no way I would have coped as a Delta or AKA so I would have rushed one of the 'white' ones. I really think I'd have made a perfect TriDelt or AChiO or even a KKG but defs couldn't have been a Theta. Segue aside, I quite enjoyed the Greek salad.

NOSA: wyd, mate?

FOLLY: The hummus was also pretty good but sadly, the bread rivaled Cabin biscuit in hardness. 

NOSA: The pita bread was very stale. VERY.

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FOLLY: Honourable mention to the samosa and spring roll in the starters area. I didn't get a picture but Four Points has all the hands. The spring roll was actually crunchy unlike some people *coughChinaTowncough*.

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NOSA: My favorite thing, by far, was the the pasta bar and the chef manning the joint. Real nice guy.

FOLLY: He was also funny because I asked him not to put pepper in my pasta and he said "ah why, are you not Yoruba?".  I was wearing Iro and Buba but is Yoruba stamped on my forehead?

NOSA: I got me  farfalle + Cream + tomato sauce + seafood mix + pepper + bacon + ham. A little greedy with the extras, you see. The mix was excellent if I do say so. Well, I kinda made it so it had to be excellent. 

FOLLY: While I got myself a meat medley. The ground beef + bacon + ham + mushrooms (I think). My mix was also excellent, probably more excellent than Nosa's was.

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The chef poured all the rodo (pepper) that I didn't allow him to put in mine in Nosa's pasta so his pasta was spicier than mine. Mine had loads of garlic and parsley - authentic stuffs.   

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FOLLY: I went to get dessert for both of us only to return with that loaded plate and for Nosa to say he's full. As in how do you get full from pepper soup + salad + pasta? He's clearly not a buffet champion.

NOSA: The dessert looked like shit tbh.

FOLLY: As with most buffet places, the dessert was a bit disappointing. I wish they put the apple crumble in a warm dish cause cold apple crumble is no bueno. The tiramisu was really good. Don't take my word for it though, Nosa is the real tiramisu champion in this duo. 

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NOSA: The buffet wasn't bad, but I'm back to boycotting Four Points. I still hate the place. 

FOLLY: If they start giving more than one glass of champagne with the buffet, Four Points could be my new wave. Especially since unlike Southern Sun, at Four Points you're not going to run into your uncle, your boss, and your ex's family. 

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Lunch Buffet - N7500

Hotel Brunches: Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton

Plot 9/10 Block 2, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.

01 448 9444

FOLLY: Every now and then, my dad gets very generous and offers to take the family out for breakfast. Breakfast and not brunch because one, the man wakes up early and two, he believes the earlier you go, the better the selection of food you will get. All that refreshing food jargon is lost on him. We must leave the house at 8 am; latest 8.15 am. 

NOSA: Solo rocks, eh? Let's just assume my invite got lost in the mail. It's cool

FOLLY: Nosa, I definitely invited you or maybe the iMessage didn't deliver. I have proof but I don't want to put the screenshot here. Anyways, last saturday in addition to inviting us for #familybreakfast he also invited me and my sister to join him for #familyworkout. Family workout call time was 6.30 am on "swaggy bridge" aka the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. He encouraged us to come by saying that if we worked out we'd burn off the calories we would eat later, #wisdom. 

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My dad also insists on Four Points by Sheraton in Oniru because he believe that it's the best value for money of all the hotel brunches in VI at N4,500 per head. I agree, it's quite a steal. He is currently boycotting Southern Sun because although champagne and juices are complimentary, you have to pay additional for bottled water. It's the principle behind it, he said. However, that wouldn't be a problem for Nosa. Different strokes, folks. 

NOSA: I don't know why you'd want to drink water when you have complimentary champagne available. It's like rejecting a Benz from Hertz because you expected a Camry. 

FOLLY: Anyways, enough about that let's talk about the food. Their selection is pretty much what you'd expect from any hotel breakfast/brunch buffet. An omelette bar, a selection of pastries, fresh fruits, (struggle) bacon, sausages etc. 

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My routine when I come here is pretty much standard now. I always start with yoghurt and fruit. I beelined for the kiwis once I saw them. Imported fruits and stuff. They didn't last long out there as when I went to get my next "course", they were all gone. Paw paw was still there in heaps though. 

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Next, I load my plate up with all my favourite breakfast foods. Sausages, baked beans, eggs, mushrooms, the whole works. I passed on the "bacon" because the last time I was here, the thing I got was weirdly coloured and tasted like plastic. Maybe Chi makes bacon now ? #shade

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My only real problem with Four Points is that they DON'T have pancakes. Breakfast without pancakes is like Lagos without traffic. They do have crepes but they are way too chewy. Might have something to do with them being cooked in heaps and kept in a chaffing dish.

NOSA: If you go for brunch and there are no pancakes, is it really brunch? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

FOLLY: They also have the real Nigerian heroes like akara, ogi, white rice, goat meat stew, ewa aganyin because you Nigerians don't like the fine things in life. 

NOSA: #LocalContent

Damage

Brunch - N4,500