Lala’s Bistro is the restaurant arm of Lala’s Boutique Hotels. It ticks all boxes of a bistro as it is a small, inexpensive spot with the price that ranges from ₦3,500- ₦5,000 on drinks and ₦7,000- ₦12,000 on foods. Lala’s Bistro is a great warm-lighted space with dark greenery.
This day, I had the whole restaurant to myself as I was the only customer while I was there.
I placed my order from the Mastercard restaurant menu at 5:37pm and at 6:15pm, I asked for the status of my order, but I was told the chef wasn’t around. I had to make a separate order for an Oreo milkshake as I was getting hungry. The Oreo milkshake was just okay. The whipped cream on top tasted stale. I’ll give it a 5/10.
My order finally came at 6:45pm, making it a wait time of an hour and some minutes. I ordered chicken wings for starters, Beef Stroganoff for my main and caramel pudding for dessert.
Starters – Chicken Wings
The chicken wings were doused in a honey barbecue sauce and topped with mustard seeds. They looked great, but they were really tough to bite-in or chew. The sauce was okay, but the chicken was just too tough.
Main – Beef Stroganoff
This was served with Penne Pasta. The Penne Pasta wasn’t cooked through and the beef was extremely tough. The sauce was okay. I would rate this 5/10.
Dessert – Caramel Pudding
There were black specks on the caramel drizzle which were signs that the sugar was burnt. The pudding base was also too mushy, I could only manage two bites. This is a 3/10. I also have a notion that the person who waited on me wasn’t culinary trained, he handed me a soup spoon when I asked for a spoon for my dessert.
Overall experience is a 5/10. The food was just there, so plain. The Chef’s nonchalant attitude also threw me off.
FOODIE IN LAGOS RATING: 5/10
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