Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria and main commercial centre in the country, is a major attraction for business visitors from around the world planning to do business in this West African nation. A forecast has predicted that Nigeria is on course to emerge as the largest economy in Africa by 2025. Visit Lagos during any time of the year, and you will find the city bustling with people and commercial activities, particularly the Victoria Island area, the hub of big business in Nigeria.
The prime concern for every visitor, whether visiting for business or leisure, is accommodation and food whenever visiting a foreign country. Let’s get updated regarding the varied food options available in Lagos. This guide will help you locate and know about the best restaurants and eateries available in the city at present.
No matter whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian, Lagos restaurants and eateries have everything to offer to the visitors. Whether you are looking out for traditional Nigerian cuisines, Western dishes, authentic Chinese food or other delectable cuisines from various parts of the globe – all these and much more are available for you in Lagos.
Here are some of the best restaurants and eateries which you must visit during your stay in Lagos. These include Bungalow Restaurant, Saipan Restaurant, Saffron Restaurant & Bar, Browns Cafe & Restaurant, Ocean Basket, Yellow Chilli Restaurant, Churras, Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant, Guaranga Vegetarian Restaurant and Bambuddha Restaurant.
Let us explore some of these important restaurants and know about them in detail. This will help in getting acquainted and plan your visit to those restaurants that perfectly suit your taste buds.
The Bungalow Restaurant is situated in the Victoria Island and is among the best food and cocktail bars in Lagos today. The method of cooking and style of food is essentially based on a mix of Africa, Eastern and Western cultures. Visitors get opportunity to savor delectable dishes of mezze, fajitas, steamed rice, vegetables, chicken, succulent meat, prawns and shrimps. Among other fast food options available here include pizzas, crepes, burgers, sandwiches and fresh salad. The Bungalow Restaurant is also renowned for offering the best Jazz music in Lagos. Get yourself entertained with Jazz Live Band offered on every Thursdays starting from 7 pm until 11 pm.
The Saipan Restaurant is situated on the Bishop Abovade Cole Street on Victoria Island. This contemporary Chinese restaurant also has a wine bar. The high-end Saipan Restaurant is mostly frequented by the tourists and those having a taste for class as well as good food. As you enter the restaurant, its traditional and modern Chinese décor harmoniously blending together will keep you mesmerized. The restaurant is famous for its Dim Sum and authentic Chinese cuisine. The service and food here are excellent and prices quite competitive. You will enjoy dining while simultaneously getting stunning views of Lagos skyline.
Saffron Restaurant & Bar
The Saffron Restaurant & Bar is situated at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island. The restaurant, which has been named after most expensive Saffron Spice, is a flourishing spot for relaxation and enjoying good food and wines in Lagos. The Saffron Restaurant & Bar caters to a distinguished clientele mostly comprising of professionals and celebrities. Famous chefs at the restaurant are lauded for preparing exotic cuisines.
Browns Cafe & Restaurant
The Browns Cafe & Restaurant is situated in the Victoria Island has emerged as a favorite watering hole for the rich and famous in Lagos. The restaurant, known for relaxed atmosphere and contemporary classic interiors, is an ideal place for power lunches and breakfast meetings. The Browns Café & Restaurant is renowned for serving a wide range of dishes ranging from classic American burger to Singapore noodles. This family-friendly restaurant is a prominent destination for families residing in Lagos. Visit the restaurant on certain days of the week and you can enjoy buffet style dining here. The Sunday brunch is highly popular here.
The Ocean Basket was opened at Victoria Island in Lagos during late 2012. The Ocean Basket is originally a chain of seafood restaurants based in South Africa. The chain comprises of nearly 190 restaurants and has a presence in several countries worldwide including Nigeria, Dubai, Cyprus, Mauritius, Namibia and Zambia. It is renowned for offering fresh and finest seafood. The Ocean Basket in Lagos is huge with a seating capacity of 250 people at a time and offering a choice of garden seating and outside or inside terrace seating as well. Apart from on-site dining options, the restaurant also offers home-to-home delivery and takeaway services.
Yellow Chilli Restaurant
Like most restaurants in Lagos, the Yellow Chilli Restaurant is also situated in Victoria Island. It is an elegant and sophisticated restaurant offering delicious Nigerian dishes. Visitors mostly visit the restaurant for lunch. The popular food served here includes the Ofada Stew, as well as Ogbono Soup along with crayfish.