Of all the Jamaican spots springing up, this is by far the most authentic of the lot. Authentic in the sense that the only Nigerian you’ll run into is the security guard. It’s still rough around the edges, but that adds a certain charm to it.
We’ve seen her grow from a blog for recipe experiments to an actual physical location. We’ll be honest, there’s an emotional attachment to this one. You can’t, however, deny her culinary genius. You have to try the Steak and Egg toastie HAVE to, the pesto is amazing.
This charming little restaurants proves that there is so much more to Apapa than trailers and traffic. It’s arguably the only authentic Thai restaurant in Lagos and since Bangkok has gone belly up, it is easily the best one there is. It’s absolutely worth the not so scenic drive to Apapa and we hope they never, ever change.
15 Marine Road, Apapa, Lagos
A Tex Mex restaurant in Lagos is a risk. A Tex Mex restaurant in Lekki is downright crazy. La Taverna has bravely jumped into the Lekki restaurant space with a strictly Tex Mex menu. Only time will tell if the market is ready. Their margaritas won't blow you away but you can't go wrong with the Jameson Ginger or their classic mojito.
Lekki is going through some sort of dining revolution. The old restaurants that exist solely for the purpose of laundering money are on their way out and proper restaurants are on their way in. HSE Gourmet Cafe is one of the latter. Their menu has a lot of Asian influences but there's also a ridiculously good Shrimp Po Boy and spiked iced teas that you should probably try out. HSE Gourmet is a Lekki must-eat.