Bars & Restaurants/Places to Eat & Drink in Lagos, Nigeria

The last time I went to Nigeria was in 2017 and whilst there I started compiling a list of bars and restaurants that I visited in addition to some that I wanted to check out when I went back.

2 years later and the end result is a strong list of over 50 bars and restaurants all located across 3 of some of the most vibrant areas in Lagos: Lekki, Victoria Island and Ikoyi.

With Christmas fast approaching a large number of the Nigerian diaspora across the world have started to head back to the most populous country in the motherland to celebrate the festive period with family and friends.

If you’re one of the people heading back and are looking for places to eat or drink at then check out the list below! There’s a wide variety of different cuisines so I’m sure you’ll find something that appeals to your taste-buds 😋

The restaurant/bar scene in Lagos is always changing so this information will be kept as up to date as possible. However if you notice something amiss then let me know at hello@travelwithtolu.com.

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Veggie Victory

Cuisine: Vegan

Location: Ikoyi

W: www.veggievictory.com

IG: @veggievictoryng

Craft Gourmet

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @wearecraftgourmet

Hans & Rene

Cuisine: Ice Cream/Desserts

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.hansandrene.com

IG: @hansandrene

Cafe Jade Lagos

Cuisine: Bistro

Location: Lekki

IG: @cafejadelagos

Sugarcane

Cuisine: American/International

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.sugarcane.ng

IG: @sugarcane.ng

The Yellow Chilli Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: Nigerian

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.yellowchilling.com

IG: @yellowchilling

Hard Rock Cafe

Cuisine: American

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.hardrockcafe.com/location/lagos

IG: @hrclagos

Cactus Restaurant

Cuisine: Bakery/Ice Cream/Desserts/International

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.cactus-lagos.business.site

IG: @cactuslagos

Lagoon Restaurant

Cuisine: Churrasco

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @lagoonrestaurantlagos

La Brioche

Cuisine: Bistro

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @labriocheng

La Taverna

Cuisine: Chilean

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @la_tavernalagos

Circa Lagos

Cuisine: Bistro

Location: Lekki

IG: @circa_lagos

The Tearoom Lagos

Cuisine: Bistro

Location: Lekki

IG: @thetearoomlagos

Cubana Hut and Grill

Cuisine: Grill

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.cubanagroup.com.ng/cubana-hut-grill-lagos/

IG: @cubanaxperience

Danfo Bistros & Dives

Cuisine: Nigerian/International

Location: Ikoyi

IG: @danfobistro

Casper & Gambini’s

Cuisine: European/International

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.casperandgambini.com

IG: @casperandgambinisnig

Crust and Cream

Cuisine: Contemporary/International

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.crustandcream.com

IG: @crustandcream

Arabesque Lagos

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.arabesquelagos.com

IG: @arabesquelagos

The Harvest

Cuisine: Nigerian/Gastropub

Location: Lekki

W: www.harvestlagos.com

IG: @theharvestlagos

Moist Beach Club Oniru 

Cuisine: Grill

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.moistbeach.com

IG: @moistbeachoniru

Papa’s Grill

Cuisine: Grill

Location: Lekki

IG: @papasgrillng

The Orchid Bistro Express

Cuisine: Bistro

Location: Ikoyi

IG: @theorchidbistro

The Shark Express (The Shark House)

Cuisine: Seafood

Location: Lekki

W: www.sharkhousefoundation.com

IG: @thesharkexpress

Flowershop Cafe Lagos

Cuisine: Cafe

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.flowershopcafe.com.ng

IG: @flowershopcafelagos

Brass and Copper

Cuisine: International

Location: Lekki

IG: @brassandcopperofficial

Photo Credit: Instagram @serrabellum

The Backyard Lagos

Cuisine: Grill

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.thebackyardlagos.business.site

IG: @thebackyard.lagos

Maison Kayser

Cuisine: Bistro

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @maisonkayser_ng

Grandlux Lekki

Cuisine: Nigerian

Location: Lekki

IG: @grandlux_lekki

Kohinoor Lagos

Cuisine: Nigerian

Location: Lekki

W: www.kohinoorhospitalities.com/kohinoor-lounge/

IG: @kohinoorlagos

Atmosphere Rooftop

Cuisine: International

Location: Lekki

IG: @atmosphererooftop

Ocean Basket

Cuisine: Seafood

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.oceanbasket.com

IG: @oceanbasketnigeria

The Traffic Bar and Restaurant

Cuisine: Nigerian/American

Location: Ikoyi

IG: @thetrafficbarlagos

Brazzerie

Cuisine: Nigerian/International

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/losfp-four-points-lagos/

Barangular/Cloud 9/Angle Villa

Cuisine: Pan-Asian/Bar/Nigerian & International

Location: Lekki

W: www.anglevilla.com

IG: @anglevillalagos

Skybox Restaurant 

Cuisine: Nigerian/International

Location: Lekki

IG: @skyboxlagos

RUE80 Rooftop Bar

Cuisine: Bar

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.maisonfahrenheit.com/rue80

IG: @maison__fahrenheit

Liquid Hub

Cuisine: Wine Bar

Location: Ikoyi

IG: @liquidhub

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RSVP Nigeria

Cuisine: American

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.rsvplagos.com

IG: @rsvplagos

The House

Cuisine: Nigerian/International

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.thehouseng.com

IG: @thehouselagos

Pearl Garden

Cuisine: Chinese

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.pearlgarden.com.ng

NOK By Alara

Cuisine: Pan-African

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.nokbyalara.com/

IG: @nokbyalara

Rooftop Lagos

Cuisine: International

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @rooftoplagos

Shiro

Cuisine: Japanese

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @shirolagos

Izanagi

Cuisine: Japanese

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.izanagirestaurant.com

IG: @izanagirestaurant

Talindo Steak House

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @talindosteakhouse

The Sky Restaurant

Cuisine: Seafood/Asian Fusion

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.ekohotels.com/dining/the-sky-restaurant

Villa Medici

Cuisine: Italian

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.villamedici-lagos.com

IG: @villamedicilagos

Z Kitchen

Cuisine: Italian/American/French

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.zkitchen.co

IG: @zkitchenlagos

Tarragon

Cuisine: Contemporary/Fusion

Location: Ikoyi

IG: @tarragonlagos

Vanilla Moon

Cuisine: Fusion Pan-European

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.vanillamoonlagos.com

IG: @vanillamoonlagos

88 Restaurant

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.ekohotels.com/dining/88-restaurant

The Grill By Delis

Cuisine: Steakhouse/Italian

Location: Victoria Island

IG: @thegrillbydelis

Photo Credit: Instagram @therelishdiary

Noir

Cuisine: Modern French

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.noir.live

IG: @noirlagos

Chai Tang

Cuisine: Chinese

Location: Lekki

W: www.twinwaterslagos.com/chai-tang/

IG: @chaitang_twinwaters

Crossroads Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: Mexican

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.ekohotels.com/dining/crossroads-tex-mex-restaurant-bar

1415 Steakhouse & Seafood Restaurant

Cuisine: Steakhouse/Seafood

Location: Victoria Island

W: www.ekohotels.com/dining/1415-Steakhouse-and-Seafood-restaurant

And that concludes the list! If you do find yourself visiting any of the places listed above then please remember to mention to them that you were recommended by Travel With Tolu!

Happy eating and peace, love and flights,

Tolu x