Restaurants in Lagos

Whether you're a business traveller or a sightseeing adventurer, the Lagos restaurant scene has something for everyone. Foodies will delight in the range of restaurants available. With choices ranging from local Nigerian fare to traditional Thai cuisine, diners will have a difficult time choosing between the many restaurants available in Lagos.

Nigerian food is genenrally rich and colourful, flavoured with spices and hot chilli peppers, and travellers looking for a taste of the local cuisine should try dishes such as jollof (rice cooked with tomato, onion, and pepper), akara (deep-fried bean cakes), banga (a palm fruit-based soup), or moin moin (a steamed bean pudding).

Eating out in Lagos offers not only variety in ethnic and foreign cuisine, but price and quality too, with a range of upmarket, casual, fast-food and street vendor options. Most trendy and reputable restaurants are located on Victoria and Lagos Islands and the Lekki Peninsula.

$$$$$ | Local

Yellow Chili

Ranked one of the top five restaurants in all Nigeria, the Yellow Chilli is one of the best and most stylish places for contemporary Nigerian cuisine in Lagos. The jollof fiesta is particularly worth trying. This popular restaurant draws a big lunchtime crowd of professionals and expats.

Address: 27 Oju Olobun Close off, Bishop Oluwole St, Victoria Island,
Telephone: +234 (0)1 280 6876
Website: http://www.yellowchilling.com

$$$$$ | Mexican


Bottles is the place for Mexican-American food like burritos, fajitas and tacos, and home to the best Margaritas in Lagos. It's a welcoming, friendly, and relaxing place that hosts live bands a couple of nights a week.

Address: 8 Imam Agusta Close, off Olosa Street, VI. Behind Mobil, near Victoria Island Hospital.
Telephone: +234 909 000 1169

$$$$$ | Brazilian


The first Brazilian restaurant in Nigeria has now developed into one of Lagos' best eateries. The menu is all about the eponymous churras - barbecued meat on skewers that are sliced onto your plate. The restaurant is set on the lagoon and has great views. Surprisingly, the menu and salad bar are suitable for vegetarians too.

Address: 1C Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, Victoria Island
Telephone: +234 807 921 1400

$$$$$ | International

Bungalow Restaurant

Bungalow serves up an array of great food options, including sizzling steaks, tasty marinated ribs, mixed meat skewers, prawns and fajitas. Bungalow Restaurant is definitely the place to go if you're after familiar, western-style meat dishes.

Address: 1296 Akin Adisola Street, Victoria Island
Telephone: +234 803 303 8153
Email: info@bungalowrestaurant.com
Website: http://www.bungalowrestaurant.com

$$$$$ | International

Vellvett Victoria Island Lagos

The Vellvett is a tastefully decorated restaurant just off Adeola Adeku Street. This great eatery has a wide range of international dishes on offer, from fresh grilled kebabs and Lebanese specialities to tasty pastas and decadent desserts that will have you coming back for more.

Address: 19B Idejo Street, Victoria Island
Telephone: +234 706 633 3333
Email: reservation@vellvett.com.ng
Website: http://www.vellvett.com.ng

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