Ask Eat.Drink.Lagos LX

Subject: need help with affordable restaurant

Message: Good day guys, want to take my girlfriend on a special date but have trouble finding a special restaurant for the date. Am in final year so really don’t have an income. A restaurant where I can spend 6000 to 7000 on food and drink that’s not really common. Really appreciate it if you could help, we are kinda celebrating a minor milestone.
— O.R

NOSA: Aww this is cute. You're not going to find a cheap restaurant that's "not common" so you might have to "manage". For this price range, I usually recommend La Taverna. Both of you can split a pizza and get a sangria pitcher without spending over 5k. The pasta might put a squeeze on your budget.

FOLLY: A breakfast date at La Brioche perhaps? 

NOSA: Another option Basilico, but you'll have to settle with one of the lower end pastas on their menu. 


Subject: Best place to have breakfast on the island

Message: Hello guys,

I want to go out for breakfast this week cuz it’s my birthday :-) Where would you advise we go (myself and 3 other people)? Somewhere nice but reasonably priced. Minus Crust and cream, Delis and Churchill since I’ve had those before. I’ve read through your blog and it’s down to La Brioche, Foundry or Craft Gourmet. Kindly advise, thanks!
— F.O

NOSA: Craft Gourmet, for me.

FOLLY: La Brioche is cheaper than Craft Gourmet.  

Subject: Where to hang after work

Message: Hi guys!
My girls and I are looking for where we can go chill on a weekday evening. Somewhere affordable with great lighting (for great snaps obviously! :)) and great food. We’re looking at places preferably within Ikoyi and VI.

P.s. What do you guys think about the food at sailors lounge,lekki?

NOSA: Sailors is absolutely terrible. Have you looked at the water in their waterfront patio? Completely disgusting. 

As for weekday hangouts, you can't go wrong with Hard Rock. It's very snapchat friendly.

Subject: Affordable platters

Message: Hiiii.
Could you please suggest places in Ikoyi,VI and Lekki that have interesting platters that wont make my friends and i break the bank. We want something filling that we can add sides to, get drinks and not spend over 25k for 5 people.
— Sugar Sugar

NOSA: My favourite one right now is the one at Eko Hotel Rooftop. The one at Liquid Hub is a close second.

FOLLY: There's bar/restaurant at Lilygate has a decent platter. 

Hello guys, I need your help... So my boss has asked me to find a restaurant (Not Chinese) for him and his Chinese associates, now this hangout is happening on friday evening and I am completely lost for a suitable place.
P.S My boss isn’t very impressable, so I need your professional advice, I’ll pay for it,if I have to.

P.S.S I was playing about the paying part...hehehe
— Oyinda

NOSA: I know you said no "Chinese", but Zhou Jie Hotpot has proper Chinese food that they're appreciate. Otherwise, go with Casper & Gambini's. Safe pick.

FOLLY: Hard Rock is also an option, but make a resrvation for them cause it gets busy. 

Hey guys,

I wanted to inquire from you all the top 5 places in Lagos with the best platters? Please, I wish to remain anonymous! Thank you so much.
— Anonymous

NOSA: Eko Hotel Rooftop, Liquid Hub, Tarragon, Rhapsody's. I know that's 4, but that's about all the ones that I like.

FOLLY: I'd add Hard Rock's to Nosa's 4 to make it 5. 

Subject: Dinner

Message: Hii please where can i go that has nice cocktail and food and is affordable
— FS

FOLLY: Affordability is relative, I'm afraid that's just too little information for me to make a recommendation. 

NOSA: This is a bit vague. Would be nice if you gave us more to work with. As you haven't, I going to go out on a limb and say Liquid Hub

Subject: Nice Place for a wedding Anniversary Dinner on the Island

Message: HI Guys,

great work, pls keep it up, I enjoy reading your reviews and trying out someof the resturants you recommend, i need your help,
its my wedding anniversary, pls advice on a nice restaurant where we can have dinner on the island on a friday, would like a place you can dress up a bit to, blazer for guys and a nice dress for the wifey, and a nice lively bar to go hang out after dinner, have some drinks listen to nice good music.

— K

NOSA: 1415. You HAVE to do 1415.

FOLLY: There's no live music but the occassion is definitely worth 1415.