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Your 2018 Lagos Restaurant of the Year is...

So after tallying all votes, we have result. Your 2018 Restaurant of the Year is…

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Yeah, we definitely didn’t expect the margin, but it appears the people want what they want.

Your 2018 Lagos Restaurant of the Year is RSVP


From it’s nomination to its eventual placement, The Backyard surprised us a lot. Clearly there’s something going on there. Either way, congrats RSVP!

Vote Now for Lagos' Restaurant of the Year

NOSA: Welcome to our 3rd, I think, Eat.Drink.Lagos Restaurant of the Year award thing honoring the one restaurant that absolutely killed it in 2018.

FOLLY: After two weeks of open nominations we’re happy to present the top FIVE nominees for the Eat.Drink.Lagos Restaurant of the Year.

NOSA: Because democracy is great and Eat.Drink.Lagos is for the people, this is a reader’s choice award, i.e.  winner is chosen by poll. The winner gets all the bragging rights as the people’s choice and a little plaque + sticker for their worries.



Sabor is a 2017 opening and in their words is “a modern fusion restaurant that offers both an upscale casual dining experience as well as a terrace lounge atmosphere”


The Backyard Bar & Grill

In December 2018, The Backyard Swing was in many an IGJB’s Instagram collection. Considering how popular they are with the younger and expat crowd, it’s no surprise to see that the Backyard emerged one of the top votes in the nomination round.

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South Eatery & Social House

“Life is sweeter in the south” according to their website. South is a another place that it’s quirky wall art and iconic “We are all mad here” sign have given it that sticking factor in the minds of Lagosians.

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Craft Gourmet

Not the oldest restaurant on the list, but this nomination came as a surprise to us. We’ll take it nonetheless. Nigerians tend to get over places rather quickly, but not Craft Gourmet it appears. Good on them.



RSVP is definitely the OG restaurant on this list as they’ve been open for four whole years as of November 27, 2018. However, RSVP is that friend you tell “you don’t look a day over 16” considering how fresh and innovative they continue to keep things.


Now, without further ado, it’s time to vote for the Eat.Drink.Lagos Restaurant of the Year. Polls will be open for until December 20 and we’ll announce the winner at the Festival on December 26.

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Disclaimer: The nominees reflect solely the opinion of the readers of Eat.Drink.Lagos and all others that collectively nominated these restaurants.

Nominate Your Lagos Restaurant of the Year

We’ve decided to this earlier this year to make the process a bit more thorough and perhaps do it “properly”. The Eat.Drink.Lagos Restaurant of the Year is a reader’s choice award that celebrates the Lagos restaurant that has absolutely killed it in 2018. Like always, this award is reader driven. Our readers nominate the restaurants and they vote on it. It’s like a people’s choice award more or less because democracy is awesome.

To be eligible, the restaurant must have been open for at least six months so the new guys miss out this year. Also, restaurants nominated must have shown a commitment to pushing the bar in the Lagos culinary scene. These restaurants must have demonstrated a remarkable service, quality and have THE range. No, a 20 page menu that focuses on Italian, Continental, and African dishes is not the range.

We’re introducing the following timeline to make the process more thorough:

Nominations: Tuesday November 13 to Tuesday November 27

Voting: Saturday December 1 to Saturday December 22

Winner Announcement: Wednesday, December 26

Nominations will be open for the next two weeks before voting begins in December. So nominate away!

Nominations are now closed

Your 2017 Lagos Restaurant of the Year is...

Happy New Year, everyone!

The results are in from our little question on Twitter the other day.

After 90 votes, it was a pretty close and we half expected the result. What we didn't expect was our first runner up.

Lagos Restaurant of the Year '17

Your 2017 Lagos Restaurant of the Year is NOK by Alara

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The top 5:

  1. NOK by Alara

  2. BL Restaurant

  3. Craft Gourmet

  4. Backyard

  5. HSE Gourmet

Definitely didn't see BL coming second when we asked the question, but here we are. The big shock for us is the complete absence of 1415 followed by how low RSVP is placed. Oh well, the people have spoken.

Congrats NOK!

Lagos' 2016 Restaurant of the Year is...

The votes are all in and we have a new restaurant of the year. By a clear margin, Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker is Lagos' 2016 Restaurant of the Year

The result is bit of an upset considering last year's Restaurant of the Year, RSVP, was also in the running.

You have to give it up to Craft, however. The restaurant has grown in leaps and bounds since they opened this year so this is a reward of sorts. 

Here's to a fun 2017!