1415 @ Eko Signature
01 277 2700-25
NOSA: We were here for my birthday last year. They've revised their menu in the time since and as a result, it warranted another visit.
FOLLY: The service at 1415 is a dream. You know how big companies send their new hires to off site training schools, I'm pretty sure 1415 does something similar because the waiters are well trained and it shows.
NOSA: I think it's cute how they "announce" your order when they bring your food.
"The Beef Fillet Surprise for you, sir!"
FOLLY: Last time we were here, we were being cheap so we got some weird starter called "double puff". This time we decided to embrace a you have one life to live ethos and got the Golden Fried Calamari and Prawns. It cost N6200 but YOLO.
FOLLY: The prawn was excellent. It was very white on the inside and also really soft. When prawn is over cooked it tends to become dense and chewy, thankfully this prawn bore no similarity to Robot.
NOSA: I've had better calamari but the shrimp was absolutely fantastic.
FOLLY: I thought the prawn > calamari but the calamari was good nonetheless. I find it difficult to chew calamari sometimes when it's really thick so I appreciated that these were thin rings.
NOSA: Meanwhile, what on earth is the difference between prawn and shrimp? I always thought prawns were larger, but these are smaller so why does 1415 call them "prawn"
FOLLY: Continuing with our let's spend this money ethos, I got the Lamb Encrusted with Fresh Herbs as my main, while Nosa got the Beef Fillet Surprise.
NOSA: The Beef Fillet Surprise is a beef fillet stuffed with cheese, wrapped in parma ham, and drizzled in mushroom sauce. Yeah, all of that, mate.
As far as the actual quality of beef goes, this is the best steak I've had in Lagos. That said, I thought the mushroom sauce tasted a little burnt
Back to the fillet though, I got it medium rare like usual. Unlike usual, I wasn't disappointed. Just look at all this pink...
Meanwhile, that white thing in the middle is cheese. That's the "surprise" in the Beef Fillet Surprise.
FOLLY: When the waiter asked me how I wanted my lamb rack cooked, I won't lie I was surprised because I thought ribs were always cooked well done. Pardon my ignorance.
NOSA: Before you continue, peep how they write "1415" on the plate with their funky sauce thing.
NOSA: Plating game on a 💯
FOLLY: Definitely cute, but back to the lamb I asked for it to be medium and Nosa's steak was to be medium rare.
The lamb on my plate was bleating and about to wake up, that's how pink the meat was.
NOSA: A shame I forgot to save that snapchat picture, because that one lamb rack was literally still alive.
FOLLY: The herb crust was incredibly tasty, but the red wine reduction was really just red wine.
FOLLY: I really wanted to save room for dessert but we asked for extra bread like rookies so we were stuffed. I also can't remember what my cocktail tasted like but it was called the Planters Punch and Nosa's was a low sugar mojito.
NOSA: Pro-Tip - A low sugar mojito is an absolutely stupid idea.
FOLLY: I love 1415, it's the best restaurant in Lagos. It's very expensive so most people will never visit so that's why no one knows it's the best restaurant in Lagos.
NOSA: It's not as expensive as RSVP and people (read: us) want to die there so I really don't know what gives.
FOLLY: We would have had a lunch club here eons ago, if only they'd open for lunch.
NOSA: Special late night Lunch Club?
Golden Fried Calamari and Prawns - N6200
Lamb Encrusted with Fresh Herbs - N7500
Beef Fillet Surprise - N6800
Mojito - N2900
Planters Punch - N2900