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Easter 2019: Easter Brunch Ideas

An activity packed weekend looms over many individuals in Lagos. Families and friend groups are getting ready for one of the busiest weekends in the year: Easter Weekend. Easter is the one time of year that has a way of bringing family and friends together in celebration. For practicing Christians, it’s a commemoration of the crucifixion and resurrection of our dear Lord, Jesus Christ and for everyone else, it’s a long weekend that poses the opportunity to party at every corner.

If you’re really on it, you probably already have your weekend planned by the hour. If you are still at a loss for what to do with all the free time so generously given, I’d like to let you know that I’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of activities and specials you can look into to get your holiday groove on:


Shiro Lagos

Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos

It would not be Easter without an Easter brunch. Oh, and church. That’s important too. This Easter, surround yourself with delicious food while creating moments that will last a lifetime at Shiro Lagos.

Brunch will be hosted on the 21st of April and kicks off by 12:30 PM.

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Nok by Alara

12 Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Nok by Alara promises a fun-filled and family focused weekend! It’s a family day out!

An all day brunch combined with children’s activities such as an Easter egg hunt, Egg painting classes and a sand pit make Nok by Alara the place to be this weekend.

The family day out will be held on the 21st of April from 12-6 PM.

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Hard Rock Café

The Landmark Village, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos

It’s all about the kids at Hard Rock this weekend.

For N5000, your child can enjoy a meal and myriad of activities. These activities include a live bunny/rabbit pit, cookie making, a treasure hunt and an Easter egg making contest. Hard Rock promises giveaways to kids as well!

Kid’s day takes off at 12:30 PM on the 21st of April.

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The Lagos Continental

Plot 52 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Fancy brunch at an even fancier hotel? Yes, please!

The Lagos Continental will be hosting a special Easter brunch on the 21st of April. At N15000 per head, individuals can enjoy this special Sunday brunch. Kids enjoy a 50% discount on the brunch fee and get to partake in other exciting activities such face painting.

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HSE Gourmet

25 Babatope Bejide Crescent, Lekki Phase I, Lagos

Chef Nkesi is at it again! From the 20th to the 22nd of April, Chef Nkesi will be sprinkling some fairy dust on the menu at HSE gourmet! A few specials will be introduced to celebrate the season!


House Café

12 Victoria Arobieke Street, Lekki I, Lagos

Enjoy a special Easter brunch at the House Café this weekend! This brunch is so special, the House Café is having their very own Easter bunnies draw up a special menu for it.

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Sheraton Lagos

30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos

It’s an Easter double bill at the Sheraton this weekend!

On Easter Sunday, a special Easter brunch will be held at the Pumpkin Leaf Italian restaurant. At N16500 per head, diners enjoy the special brunch and get 20% off vouchers for their next visit to the restaurant. Kids under the age of 12 get in at half-price. The cost per head includes welcome drinks and non-alcoholic beverages. There’s also a scheduled egg hunt in which cool prizes can be won

On Easter Monday, individuals are welcome to attend the Easter Monday BBQ. At N11000 per head, diners enjoy limitless amounts of food and music. Children under the age of 12 are admitted at half-price.

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Bonus Treats

My Coffee Lagos

If serenity is all that appeals to your senses this weekend, My Coffee Lagos might be the place for you. From the 19th to the 22nd of April, enjoy 15% discounts on all My Coffee products. The discounts are available in their VI and Lekki stores.


Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme has two special doughnuts in town this weekend! From the 19th to the 22nd of April, for every dozen of special doughnuts purchased, buyers get a dozen Original Glazed or Bran & Honey doughnuts for free!

This offer is also available via Jumia Food!








Paella on Thursday and Bottomless Brunch on Sunday

Paella & Sangria Night at The Lighthouse

So we got messaged this on Instagram and feel we should share because The Lighthouse is a lovely place and the owner sounds pleasant. The Lighthouse will be having a paella night this Thursday and they’re bringing in a Spanish chef to host it.

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Getting into and parking at The Lighthouse is a bit dodgy, especially if there’s traffic in Lekki. It’s in that weird armpit before you get on the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge. But there’s sangria too so it’s all worth it.

Now that I think about it, this might be the only other place outside La Taverna to host a dedicated Paella & Sangria night.

Limitless by Heels in the Kitchen

We’re really excited about this brunch because we all watched it start on Twitter.

That tweet morphed into this amazingness coming on Sunday…

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According to Chef Imoteda, “Everything will go out canapés style and will keep going till it finishes. Then we close shop”. Sounds like a party if you ask me.

Only gripe I have is the location. I’ve never had a good experience at Food Shack so I’m a bit wary of anything there. I mean, Chef Imoteda will be doing the cooking but the parking still sucks. That said, it’s a bottomless brunch, why should anyone drive anyway? Uber has a 50% off deal running so that will definitely come handy.

If you haven’t reserved a spot, it’s not too late.

Bottomless Mimosas at La Brioche This Sunday

For over a year now, we've been trying to figure out how to throw a proper brunch party but we haven't made any headway. Lo and behold, we get an email from La Brioche and it literally falls on our lap. 

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This Sunday, we're at La Brioche for a little champagne brunch.  With bottomless mimosas and everything. You guys probably can't fathom how excited Nosa is by this little bit of info so let's check out Nosa's bio in our About page.

Mexican food and margaritas are my kryptonite. And brunches with bottomless mimosas. And Guinness. And pasta. Look, I like food. Stop judging me. This one time, at a wedding, I got cut off at the open bar.
— Nosa

Yeah, he's very happy about this.

It's not just champagne, however. La Brioche will be serving up a couple of their brunch favorites.

Spots are limited because La Brioche doesn't have the largest space. We'll be out there from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

If you're interested, click the little button below. Brunch is only N5500

PS: Your reservation gets you one main and bottomless mimosas until La Brioche runs out of champagne. 

Craft Gourmet For Brunch

Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker

3rd Floor, Mega Plaza, Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

0703 265 2069

NOSA: It took some time, but Craft Gourmet is FINALLY open on Sunday's. It's at the expense of Monday, but I'm sure we can all live with that. We've already accepted restaurants don't open on Monday anyway. 

FOLLY: Mondays are basically restaurant owner's Sundays i.e. most people take it easy on Sundays and eat out instead of cooking at home.

An unfortunate camera incident caused us to lose our nice pictures. Nosa had these on his phone luckily and I'll update this post if my photo recovery is successful.  

NOSA: In addition to the new opening time, there have also been a couple tweaks to the menu too. For instance, our starter, the Hummus with Meat, is a very welcome addition. 

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The meat isn't ground beef like everywhere else, but rather little beef cubes. Folly didn't care too much for it, but I really liked it and I thought it was a nice touch. It gives hummus this faux fancy vibe. 

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FOLLY: Definitely can feel faux fancy when there are mimosas to accompany it. However, it's not that I didn't care much for it, I just prefer the minced meat. It may be the more pedestrian choice but I prefer it cause it's easier to chew and that's not because I have old people teeth. 

NOSA: The hummus at BL Restaurant shades it a little bit for me. It's very close, but the thickness of the one at BL wins it for me. 

FOLLY: I agree. Also, price wise BL's hummus is slightly cheaper than Craft Gourmet's. 

NOSA: For my main, I got another new addition to the menu: the Chicken & Waffles

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FOLLY: Snuck into Craft Gourmet last week and had this when I met up with one of my friends for lunch. He's still salty. This time, I stuck to an old faithful, the Scrambled Eggs x Bacon x Pancakes combo

NOSA: The waffles are so so good. I really appreciate the fact they went with regular waffles (well, not too regular, there's cinnamon in this one) over the Belgian waffle because the Belgian ones don't work too well with chicken. 

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FOLLY: Initially you think why is it brown, could it be whole wheat or some other healthy take on waffles but when you taste it you kinda understand the colouring comes from the added cinnamon spice. 

NOSA: The real appeal of Chicken & Waffles is how the flavour profile is an interesting juxtaposition of sweet and savoury. With the Craft Gourmet iteration, the chicken is a bit passive. It's delicious, but it could be so much more. The chicken feels overwhelmed by the waffle in a way. It's like when the most popular girl in school starts dating the shy kid in her class.  If we could just a little bit more personality from the chicken, we're on to a winner. 

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FOLLY: Speaking of winners, we've said this on Twitter, but the pancakes at Craft Gourmet at the best in Lagos, argue in your house, please. Every time pancake day comes around, we're inundated with requests on where to have the best pancakes in Lagos, now I have an answer. Shame pancake day is gone for 2016, but in 2017 an EDL x Craft Gourmet Pancake Day special has to happen. 

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FOLLY: Oh, and to drink we had mimosas and the pink prosecco (prosecco tinted with hibiscus flowers). For each jug, we got about 4.5 pours which, I think, is a steal (N667 per glass). 

POSTSCRIPT

NOSA: Craft Gourmet is an important addition to the Lagos Sunday brunch scene. Very important to the culture.

FOLLY: I love that they have good food and drinks as well as a gorgeous space. You actually don't have to compromise on anything here, which is extremely rare in Lagos. 

VERDICT

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DAMAGE

Mimosa - N3000

Pink prosecco - N3000

Chicken & waffle - N3600

Hummus with meat - N3000

Scrambled egg x bacon x pancakes - N3200

 

 

PARKING

Mega Plaza has the huge parking garage so you're sorted.