If you reside in Lagos and you’re looking for a place where you can enjoy fine dining alone or with your date in Lagos, Victoria Island should be one of the places on the top of your mind.
In this post, we have shortlisted our 5 best restaurants in Victoria Island.
Bungalow is one of the best restaurants in Victoria Island. The restaurant was established in 2004 and has since grown to become one of the major restaurants in Lagos.
The restaurant also features live jazz music every Thursday, which contributes to the restaurant’s lively atmosphere.
Bungalow adds some luxury to its offering by enabling customers make their order from an iPad on their table.
Bonzai is the first Japanese restaurant in Nigeria West Africa. The restaurant is known for its contemporary, refined and sophisticated cuisine, with the freshness of its menu. These include its amazing sushis, sashimis and salads as well as sumptuous desserts which the culinary experience at Bonzai unforgettable.
Also, you can enjoy the excitement of healthy teppan cooking right in front of you, in a fast paste performance of chopping and juggling by the highly skilled chefs at Hibashi Bars, around which up to 14 guests can be seated, creating an exciting Teppanyaki dining style experience for guests of all ages.
Bonzai also adds a sleek and trendy bar which offers a variety of Japanese sakes and whiskys, together with an extensive range of alluring cocktails, freshly blended by our internationally experienced bar tender.
You can mention the best restaurants in Lagos without including the Villa Medici. Over the last 15 years, this restaurant has developed its reputation and status in Lagos; as a result, it has become a favorite among locals.
The menu has a French influence, with frogs’ legs and escargots a la bourguignonne among the highlights of les hors d’oeurve. These continental dishes are perfectly accompanied by an extensive drinks menu of wines and cocktails. There are also al fresco and private dining options for a memorable Lagos dining experience.
Villa Medici is located on 1, Alhaji Babatunde Jose Road, Festival Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Métisse is the first and only pan-Asian restaurant in the city. It is situated on the second floor of the AIM Plaza, between its sibling restaurants, Café Royal and Chocolat Royal.
It has a sea-themed décor and exotic food and cocktail menu, Métisse achieves its aim of blending the tastes of Asia with the seascapes of Lagos. Chilli prawn and Mongolian beef are menu highlights and there is often live music to accompany them.
Metisse is located on 267A, Etim Inyang Crescent, AIM Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Terra Kulture is the premier arts, education and food centre in Lagos. It was established in 2004 and has been a leading promoter of Nigerian culture since then.
The food court at Terra Kulture celebrates the very best of Nigerian cuisine, offering an ample choice of locally grown and traditional gastronomic delights, such as the ofada rice, catfish and boiled yam or plantain. Not only is the food quintessentially Nigerian, but so is the food court’s décor of hand-crafted wooden furniture, and even the waiter’s uniforms. When visitors have finished dining, they can view the rich Nigerian art on display in the adjoining gallery space by travelling across the bridge located in the restaurant.
Terra Kulture is located on Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Other major restaurants in Victoria Island have also been profiled below:
Eko Sky Restaurant and Lounge
Located on Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Eko Sky is one of the highest restaurants in the city of Lagos.
The restaurant provides an unbeatable view of Lagos city and the Atlantic Ocean. The menu includes Nigerian, Asian, European and North American food. Also, the cuisine is complemented by a delectable wine and cocktail range.
Yellow Chilli is known to offer traditional African dishes with a contemporary twist. The menu offers great options like Isi-Ewu, which is goat’s head pieces drizzled with a spicy palm oil broth, and a yam pottage special with beef and snail. There are also continental plates resulting in a diverse menu that fuses the very best of local and international gastronomy. The restaurant comprises two bars, a large dining area, a smaller private room and a terrace.
Yellow Chilli is located on 27, OjuOlobun Close, Off Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Veggie Victory is one of the foremost vegan and vegetarian restaurants, with authentic Nigerian food and flavors at the heart of their ethos.
The restaurant is known for its innovation as the chefs often display this innovation through their culinary creations.
You will find healthier versions of traditional Nigerian and North African dishes using tofu and wheat protein. These include the likes of suya and shawarma.
Veggie Victory is one of the few healthy eating restaurants in the country with no soft drinks featured on the menu, replaced by ‘smoochies’, which are a blend of seasonal fruits.
The restaurant is located at Freedom Park – Old Prison Ground Broad Street, No.1 Hospital Road, Lagos, Nigeria
When it coming to savouring Mexican delicacies, Bottle’s Restaurant is one of the best you’ll ever find in Lagos.
The name of the restaurant can be traced to the various bottles decorating the premises, which were gathered from the delta, having been thrown in by sailors and traders through the centuries.
Whiling dining, you can also enjoy live music and the restaurant’s colourful interior design. The restaurant is located on 8 Imam Agusta Close, off Olosa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Nok by Alara
Founded by Reni Folawiyo, NOK by Alara is a contemporary African restaurant. It is a culinary extension of its founder’s concept to celebrate and elevate all aspects of African lifestyle.
NOK is nestled within a lush bamboo-framed garden and it is an intimate dining space displaying contemporary Art and Design from the all over the continent.
Located on 4, Adeola Odeku VI, Lagos, the Place is a restaurant with three locations in Lagos. These include Lekki, Victoria Island, and GRA Ikeja.
At this restaurant, there is certainly something for everyone from the games room to the bar/lounge which is open every day from 5 pm. The lounge enables workers relax, unwind and avoid the hectic Lagos traffic.