Warehouse Kitchen Lekki
Warehouse Kitchen Lagos is a new spot that opened up recently in Lekki Phase 1. The address on their Instagram page was quite misleading as it takes you to the back meanwhile Warehouse Kitchen Lagos is actually located on Admiralty way in Lekki – just right beside Fidelity Bank.
Was quite excited at the thought of visiting Warehouse Kitchen Lekki but the menu seemed all over the place and it was easy to realize that its really just a regular Bar/hangout spot for the lads and not necessarily a fancy restaurant. The bio on their IG describes the Warehouse Kitchen Lagos as a casual dining restaurant with a fusion of continental and African dish(es) and also adds that it’s a pop-up working space. That explains it but to me, it’s a glorified sports bar.
The space is quite spacious and I can definitely imagine it being one of those pop-up dance bars which I think will do quite well. There is splashes of Budweiser everywhere and also a big screen outdoor for football and other sport viewing.
In terms of décor, it’s quite simple. Plastic stools at the bottom floor with high tables and a little area with some chairs then loads of space and a really artsy table that’s actually a power bike – I really liked that. Upstairs seating has just couches which is meant to be a cosy feel and then the bar is also located there and some seats are outside at the terrace area where you can also see the outdoor screen on the ground floor. There is also a lot of wood going on at The Warehouse Kitchen Lagos. The Warehouse Kitchen Lagos gave this vibe of being a spot to meet up for drinks and all.
I came in here quite hungry and the waiter was very cheerful and quick to let me know there was Amala on the menu which I was very surprised about (you see what I mean about the menu). Unfortunately, after placing the order for Amala as I liked how a couple had theirs presented with the miniature ports and all, the waiter said the kitchen had run out of Ewedu.
Therefore, I had to settle for a burger ‘The All American Burger and Soda’ which I thought would be faster and the same time I was worried as really few places do a good burger. Since the hunger was so real, ordered some Spicy Chicken Wings as well.
For drinks, went with a Strawberry Daiquiri but virgin. The glassware it came in screamed casual as it was not the proper glass as I expected this to have come in a traditional cocktail glass. It also wasn’t blended ice and was basically some mint thrown in and filled with a lot of crushed ice. It was sweet but definitely not the right way to have this cocktail.
This burger was a colossal fail for a lot of reasons. Besides using what seems like Kraft Singles for the cheese which would have been more ideal if this was a fast food restaurant (but ok oh), it was not melted and it was cold. The patty was quite salty and overcooked. The bun seemed to have been a little overheated so it was tough and not as soft and it should be and it kept falling apart as the top bun was smaller than the lower bun. It was quite a struggle to eat this comfortably. At this point, having the Amala at Warehouse Kitchen Lekki would have been a much better option compared to this.
At this point, I switched back to the chicken wings which were really spicy like I had hoped it would be but the pieces were tiny.
The other issue I had with this spot was just so many staff loitering and how three, in particular, were all over the place and it was not clear if they were floor managers as they seemed really familiar with the place not paying attention to service.
In conclusion, Warehouse Kitchen Lekki is as basic as it can be and may be more ideal for drunk nights out or after – club grub. Besides the complimentary valet parking that was offered, the experience at Warehouse Kitchen Lagos was underwhelming and may need to try other things on the menu but if I was to give a score over 10, I’d say a 4/10.
|Ambience||Wooden inspired architecture. Natural lighting is a 100. Spacious and has this chilled vibe which is ideal for after work drinks and all|
|Food Quality||Spicy Chicken Wings lived up to its name and was alright. The burger was not the best burger and could have been better with equal buns that were fresh and a well-cooked patty. The Strawberry daiquiri – had better|
|Location||Limited parking available. Valet services available|
Spicy Chicken Wings ₦4,000
The All American Burger and Soda ₦5,500 | Strawberry Daiquiri ₦4,500
View Full Menu here
|Service Delivery||The staff loitered a lot and the service was quite slow. Other floor managers did not pay attention to sitting customers.|
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