5 FANCY RESTAURANTS IN LAGOS THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOVE LOCAL DISHES MORE
Part of what makes Lagos an interesting place to explore is the ever-increasing fancy restaurants situated not only in the highbrow areas that is if you are familiar with the Lagos routes.
Places like Ikoyi, Lekki (Phase 1), Surulere, G.R.A Ikeja to list a few are areas to hunt for a sumptuous local delicacy with the perfect ambiance.
Normally, Lagos residents visit fancy restaurants to unwind the hustle and bustle the city oozes and also wrap up the night with good drinks and fancy foods (of course) or else why would one visit a restaurant when there are elevated bukkas lurking in the corners?
But this culture is fast changing because fancy restaurants in Lagos are not just about fancy foods and music but they try to balance it up by competing with the roadside sellers who know their onions and so far, they have managed to get people commending them on social media.
From the local Ofada rice to Amala and Suya (spiced skewered beef), these three fancy restaurants in Lagos will make you appreciate these local foods even more!
Surulere in Lagos boasts of many fine restaurants, shopping malls or boutiques which makes it interesting for tourists to visit.
If you are in town and would love to taste local delicacies from Ofada rice, white soup, peppered snail etc., OfadaBoy is your go-to place but what’s famous about this place is first, the hint of the Nigerian culture that is reflected in the way the food is prepared and served, the enticing surrounding and endless sumptuous local food options but we are more particular about the Ofada rice and fresh palm wine.
– Yellow Chili
The truth is, not everyone loves swallow but with palatable meals like seafood okro, one can give it a go.
Seafood okro seems to be one of those local foods that have attained some street credibility. It’s a combination of okro garnished with freshwater fish and big prawns or crab (however you choose).
If you have never tasted seafood okro or you want your first time trying it out to be awesome then you should stop by at Yellow Chilli. The restaurant is located at Victoria Island and G.R.A Ikeja and both outlets deliver the same quality, signature seafood okro. Forget what you know about okro soup and let Yellow Chili’s seafood okro bring you an unforgettable taste of adventure in one meal.
Glover Court, Ikoyi
Also known as the suya capital of Lagos, Glover Court boasts of the tastiest suya in Lagos also add upgraded packaging to it.
Many who travel down to Lagos to enjoy the nightlife know that it isn’t complete without visiting either a local suya spot or a fancy restaurant that offers contemporary meals and local delicacies.
To enjoy eating this spiced skewered meat (suya) is to pair it up with the other types. That is, pairing beef suya with gizzard suya or chicken suya with tripe suya or rather eat individually.
There are many other restaurants springing up each day serving local delicacies without question. We look forward to spotting more restaurants with finesse in cooking local foods without tasting funny.
The name danfo already points to a popular commuter bus in Lagos and sparks some sort of curiousity to anyone who hears it. Danfo Bistro boasts to be an interesting grubspot where the signature yellow local danfo bus is the cynosure of the environment. Other interesting things to note about this spot are the grafitti painting, the tush Lagos streetfood and afrocentric vibes from the wax print chairs to the newspapers used to serve dishes like Agoyin and Agege bread.
Speaking about the local food peculiar to this fancy Ikoyi restaurant is the Agoyin beans (mashed beans and oily pepper sauce). In Lagos, everyone expects a fancy restaurant located in the highbrow area of Lagos to have spectacular dishes with funny names (of course) which is the appeal many see to it but this place had a kind of twist to it.
The aesthetics, the local streetfood had tourists trooping there to compare the food locals sell.
Forget diced plantain, fried rice or hot jollof rice for a moment and focus on swallow Bukka hut has one of the best menus when it comes to swallow of any kind. Think Amala (blended yam flour), well pounded yam or semovita with palatable local soups like Efo riro (African Spincah), Ewedu (jute leaves) and Gbegiri or catfish pepper soup when you visit Bukka Hut. Thankfully, this bukka is dispersed in strategic locations from the Island part of Lagos to the mainland areas of Lagos and they are quite competitive with their swallow game compared to the local bukkas.
As the “hut” name implies, one of the captivating features of this restaurant is the thatched roof attached to the building which is aesthetically pleasing. For every branch you find Bukka hut, it comes with its signature thatched roof!
So, tell us, which of these restaurants will you visit to try out local foods?