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BarBar Got A Completely New Menu


BarBar

Cinnamon Gardens, Victoria Arobieke Street, Lekki One, Lagos

NOSA: A couple of days ago, we noticed BarBar got a completely new menu and we decided to check them out. 

FOLLY: "A few days ago" is actually last week when you went to get a haircut. 

NOSA: The menu, itself, is pretty streamlined. Just 4 items on it and for science, we ordered them all. 

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FOLLY: And we still weren't full, so we ordered some more chicken wings because they were by far, the best of the lot. To drink, I had the Dreadlock (rum, ginger beer, brown sugar and lime). don't think they actually used brown sugar.

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NOSA: The BarBar By The Sea is their seafood platter. Ok, it’s not really a platter but a plate of like 5 shrimp and a couple calamari. A shame the serving size is so small because I thought this was pretty tasty. 

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FOLLY: They should have breaded the calamari and shrimp because this was pretty basic. 

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NOSA: The wings were the best thing for me. Absolutely loved them. Might be hard to find anything better in the Lekki area and this includes Urban Fuxion.

FOLLY: Slow down. I still prefer Urban Fuxion's but these were really good and we even ordered a second portion.

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NOSA: A bit of a random note, all the sauces tasted like they were heavy on Maggi. Not a fan at all. 

FOLLY: We had three different little pots of sauce with each item we ordered, each with varying intensities of Maggi. This was probably not by design, just probably the unfortunate consequence of not shaking the container. I didn't hate the sauce, but it was a bit pedestrian. 

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NOSA: The Chicken Chopped And Screwed was a massive disappointment for me. It tasted like shitty chicken suya. Avoid this one at all costs. 

FOLLY: My friend thought it was undercooked. 

NOSA: The sliders were the other thing I liked on the menu. There’s only so much you can do with a slider and I think BarBar did all of that.

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FOLLY: The bun and the patty were good so it's a thumbs-up from me. It's hard to be very descriptive when you had only two bites of something (we cut it in half)

NOSA: It tasted like a burger you’d get at a cookout and for a slider, I think that’s pretty good.

FOLLY: I was most glad because they didn't use the Maggi sauce in it. 

POSTSCRIPT

NOSA: The sliders and wings are the only things worth it and they’re cheapest on it. For a what they are, Barbar is pretty good if I'm being fair. So yeah, give them a shot if you're trying to get a haircut or your partner is.

FOLLY: It won't fill you up but it's okay food. More importantly, guys get a free drink with a haircut so tag along and you can drink the free drink while he cuts his hair :) 

VERDICT

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DAMAGE

The Wings - N1700

Barbar Sliders -N1700

BarBar By The Sea - N2000

Chicken Chopped & Screwed - N1500

The Dreadlock - N2000

 

PARKING

It's in one of those "mall" things, so there's a lot of parking

Work Lunches: Chicken Republic

Chicken Republic

0803 901 2601

FOLLY: Before we really get into this, I have two facts, (okay maybe they are opinions) to state. 

1. Chicken Republic > KFC 

2. Chicken Republic meat pie is the best in Lagos.

NOSA: Eh, I don't know about that meatpie. 

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FOLLY: Although most of our work lunches posts have focused on companies without physical locations like Healthy Options by Ted or Daily Bread, we've had a number of people ask (especially on Twitter too) if we know any companies they can order from for lunch and pay without cash. 

With Chicken Republic, you can. They have this fancy schamcy website that allows you to order online and it sends the order to the closest Chicken Republic to you for delivery. 

So how does it work ?

Visit their website here It's kinda pretty eh ?

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Then you choose what you want.

NOSA: But before you check out, since you guys are our favorites we talked to the good guys at ACE (Chicken Republic's delivery partner) and they gave us a coupon for N300 off orders for all our friends.

The code is 'EDL-Lunch', so enter that into the little discount code box in the bottom right and voila you're good to go. (The code is valid until the 18th of July)

FOLLY: Right after I ordered, I got a call to confirm my order and thankfully it was all correct. They also let me know they didn't have Sprite and didn't surprise me on delivery - also great. 

NOSA: The really neat part about it is that you can pay with your card on delivery. So you don't have to fight the dispatch guy when he doesn't have change. I've fought with many a dispatch rider over N100 change. They always try to change-shame you too. Like, "big man like you is crying over small change". I want my toll gate money abeg. 

FOLLY: My food got to me in 19 minutes, yes I actually counted. That's the real kicker here. At first, the POS was acting funny cause high-rise so we stepped into the lobby and it went. Phew.

NOSA: Took a bit longer for me. Like an hour-ish, but that's my fault. Surulere isn't one of the places they "officially" deliver to with their online service. I always put my address under Yaba. When they call, I'm like "Oh, it's in Surulere". Cheating the system in a way.

FOLLY: This service is also available in Abuja and Port-Harcourt, so out-of-state readers, you guys can also use our code!

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FOLLY: I ordered the Jollof Rice with Fried Chicken cause I was being cheap, when I'm not I get the rice with 1/4 grilled chicken. I think the Jollof rice at Chicken Republic is pretty good. I usually don't like really peppery food, but somehow I like this. It's probably not spicy to most people but I definitely start sniffing when I'm eating this. 

NOSA: I got the Chickwizz aka the best sandwich in the game. 

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People like fronting on this, but the Chickwizz is a top 5 sandwich in Lagos.

FOLLY: I don't know any one that fronts on Chickwizz cause it really is the best. 

NOSA: Only RSVP's Steak Sandwich is superior. For N650,  it's probably the best thing out naira-for-naira. It's unbelievably impressive how good it is because it's Fast Food thing. The quality never drops off from branch to branch. Like they all go to the same Chickwizz school.

If you're proper greedy, like I usually am, get the Double Chickwizz.

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FOLLY: So on the meat pie, I actually sit at work in the mornings, and crave CR meat pie. The filling is actually quality, and I don't get those random fatty bits that you find in most meat pies. And then the crust is also very nice. It's warm and flaky, never cold and dense.

NOSA: Caffe Tranche has a arguably a better meatpie for N50 less.

FOLLY: Sure, it costs N300 which is "expensive" for a meat pie. But Mr. Biggs meat pie, which you people have made the standard, is N250 and is also scraps. So yeah, I'd gladly pay N50 as a premium 

POSTCRIPT 

NOSA: Chickwizz all day, every day, and twice on Sunday.

FOLLY: I wish you didn't have to create an account to order though.

DAMAGE

Double Chickwizz Meal - N1650

Meatpie - N300

Express Meal - N950