Ask Eat.Drink.Lagos XXXIII
NOSA: RSVP Poolside has great ambiance and drinks, but it's expensive. Cafe Royale is much cheaper and the outdoor sitting is great to gist at, but the food is absolutely shit. A couple months ago, Posh Cafe would've been your best bet but they've packed up shop. You can check out Sao Cafe in Lekki, however, for a middle ground option.
FOLLY: Nosa's got this down pat, listen to him.
NOSA: Get a reservation at Nok. The space is great for a romantic dinner and the food is pretty accessible. The portions are fine dining sized so be mindful of that, but it's a romantic dinner that shouldn't be a problem. Why is your boyfriend trying to eat to stupor on a date?
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FOLLY: The food at Nok is great and the cocktails are delicious so you can't go wrong with that. However, if something with a view is your idea of romantic and you like Nigerian-Chinese food, go to RED.
NOSA: Older Nigerians tend to like Chinese a lot, so try RED if you're looking for something fancy. There's Zen Garden, if you aren't. Now, if your mother is more adventurous than my mother, take her to Verandah. Their pasta is excellent.
FOLLY: If you want Nigerian food, the interior of L'Afric is nicer than that of Yellow Chilli. And if she likes sea food, Ocean Basket isn't particularly fancy and management may try to convince you that Line Fish is a specie of it's own, however, it's decent and is the best we have.
NOSA: If it tasted like horse meat, then you got some good shit, no? That aside, RSVP has a great steak, it's the most expensive in Lagos for good reason. 1415 is not that far behind and Talindo is in with a good shout. Vellvett is like a "great value" option
Good priced steak is a myth. If you pay less than N8000 for a steak in Lagos, I'll bet you good money that it's trash.
FOLLY: I was going to say N6500 because that's Talindo's cheapest steak offering. Anything less than that is Suya, even our Twitter followers have told us.
NOSA: Well, unless you're ordering it well done. If you're ordering it well done, it'll all taste like the same shade of struggle so might as well not blow the budget.
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