What if I told you it’s possible to dine in Lagos with a ₦20,000 budget for two? Yes, you read that right! We decided to prove it by example and visited two restaurants – one on the island and one on the mainland.
We visited The Corniche Bistro within The Corniche Hotel at Lekki Phase 1. Google Maps was accurate with the direction, but there’s no sign outside the hotel, so I almost missed it. I had to inquire from the security guard, who then told me I was at the right place.
There is a wall lined with flowerpots right beside the gate and an outdoor sitting area with lots of plants.
At the outdoor dining space, I asked the barman about the bistro and was told I was at the right place and had the choice of dining indoors or outside. Considering this Lagos heat, I chose to dine inside. The Corniche Bistro is beautiful and has a touch of simple class.
Immediately I walked into the indoor space a waiter ushered me to a seat and brought a tablet to peruse the menu. He also showed me a call button on the table that will alert him once I was ready to place my order.
On to the food!
I had the Extracted Tea and The Premium Corniche Chapman.
Extracted Tea (₦2,000) – The tea was great! It had mint leaves and ginger in it, and the flavours were delightful. It was served with some honey for sweetness.
The Premium Corniche Chapman (₦5,000)
This was refreshing, more so because the Lagos heat had begun at that time.
I ordered the All Day English Breakfast (₦5,600). It was a full plate, with toast, baked beans, eggs, cherry tomatoes, fried mushrooms, cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado slices and chicken francs.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. The eggs were perfect and I was pleased it wasn’t salty. The bacon was the right texture too. I wished the bread was a little more toasted. It wasn’t bad, but I like my toast a little dryer.
You will never catch me asking for baked beans, but I quite liked this one. I cleaned the bowl. Lol.
The fried mushrooms were good too. The tomatoes tasted like tomato lol. As I mentioned in our Instagram post about Corniche, this meal did not get 5 stars because there should have been actual sausages and not chicken francs. However, the plate was quite filling.
Buttermilk Waffle (₦5,500).
This was yummy! It had strawberries and blueberries on top with bacon, eggs, and some stuffing between two waffles.
All in all, I enjoyed the experience. The waiter was pleasant, patient, and knew the menu. The chef also came out to say hello.
A 9/10 experience!
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|Ambience||Classy and beautiful|
|Food Quality||The food was good and tasty. I wanted my sausages, not chicken francs|
|Location||Good parking space available within and outside the hotel|
Pricing is $$
Extracted tea: ₦2,000
All-day English breakfast: ₦5,600
Buttermilk Waffle: ₦5,500
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|Service Delivery||The staff were polite and attentive.|
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