It seems like every other week somewhere in Lagos, a new restaurant is opening up. It can be hard to keep up, unless you’re a major foodie and on the lookout all the time. Even then, it is possible to miss a few here and there. Thanks to Tai of Foodie in Lagos, we’re able to keep up with the restaurant scene in Lagos and update you whenever there are new places you should check out.
This blog post is coming at a great time because the Id el Fitr break is right around the corner. The holiday is a perfect time to go restaurant hopping and visit as many of these new restaurants as you can. But don’t go alone. Make sure you go with friends and family, because the more the merrier, and also, you’ll have different opinions about the food, drinks, ambience, location, and customer service. Because we’ll be expecting you to come back and drop your reviews in the comment section of this blog post. We provide you with the locations and you provide us with reviews, so we both win 😉
In no particular order, here are the 10 newly opened restaurants in Lagos:
Sketch Restaurant Lagos
This is one restaurant in particular that I, and so many others, have been waiting to hit the shores of Lagos. Sketch first opened in Abuja, but finally, they have a location in Lagos and I’m super excited about it. Just in case you’ve never heard of Sketch restaurant, Sketch is Africa’s first 2-D/3-D cafe. When you’re at Sketch, you feel like you are in a modern-renaissance painting! It is just absolutely amazing and refreshing. They are not fully open to the public yet, but you can visit them by making a reservation.
The “Chapter” is a modern Indian cuisine restaurant located at 1623 Saka Jojo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Chapter Restaurant had a soft opening in February and has remained open for reservations. Their very first food tasting, which happened in March, was hosted by popular actress Shaffy Bello and had celebrities in attendance such as Banky W and Adesuwa, Timi and Busola Dakolo, Adebola and Kehinde Williams, and others.
Museum of Food by Grey Matter
Grey matter is a social club (community) for the like-minded and the curious, where stimulating conversations and elevated experiences are shared. Its in house restaurant serves a mix of African and western cuisine. You can find them at 21C Akin Ogunlewe Street, off Ligali Ayorinde, VI, Lagos.
Cafe Mesi, which opened in January, has quickly become a favourite of some. The cafe is known for its good food, stylish oasis, and positive vibes. Check them out at 5 Ayinde Akinmade, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
The ONA restaurant, which is all about celebrating African ingredients, is owned by Nigerian Chef Obehi. They are open from Thursdays to Tuesdays and accept reservations and walk-ins. Their menus offer a la carte and multicourse experiences.
Sirocco offers an amazing rooftop restaurant and bar. Its grand opening was in January, and since then it has been open 7 days a week from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM. if you’re a fan of the nightlife, you should definitely check them out.
Ki Bar and Kitchen
Ki is an Asian-inspired bar and kitchen located at 31A Oju Ologbun Close, Victoria Island, Lagos. If you love Asian food and an Asian-inspired ambience, then you should most certainly visit this new spot.
According to their Instagram page, Shores Lounge is the epicentre of the quintessential experience (you’ll need your dictionary for this one 😂).To get the full experience, visit them at 1, Oluniyi Olumide Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Pause is a neighbourhood café and espresso bar that serves coffee, drinks, and food. This one is for all lovers of coffee and sandwiches.
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