If you reside in Lagos and you’re looking to have fun without having to go to the Island, you don’t have to worry; there are several fun places on the Mainland that you can have great fun.
Fun Places in Lagos Mainland
1. Orchid Bistro Cafe
If you haven’t heard of Orchid Bistro, then you don’t live on the Mainland or rather you probably don’t fancy fine dining.
Orchid Bistro is located on Isaac John Street in Ikeja GRA precisely on number 58. Orchid Bistro comprises a beautiful orchid garden just as the name implies and this garden includes some other exotic plants.
This beautiful scenery makes this restaurant an exciting place to go with your friends or loved ones.
Also, the restaurant has a wide array of continental and Nigerian delicacies on its menu. If you work in the vicinity and you need a place to go for your lunch break or a place to relax after a hectic day of work, Orchid Bistro an excellent option.
Another interesting part of Orchid Bistro is the alluring breakfast buffet on Sunday mornings.
Overall, this fine dining restaurant combines its unique ambience with its excellent dining experience and when it comes to reviews, customers often recommend the café because of the unique experience.
2. Maryland Mall
The Maryland Mall is another interesting place to visit particularly on weekends. The mall is located on 350-360 Ikorodu Road, Lagos, Nigeria
Some of the great spots in the mall include Okele Restaurant, Triple J Chinese Restaurant, Shuttles Foods, The Place Restaurant, Bibi’s Grill, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas just to mention a few.
The Genesis Deluxe Cinemas is a great place to watch the latest box office movies with your friends and family in an alluring setting.
So if you’re looking to combine fine dining with a movie night then you shouldn’t think twice about visiting Maryland Mall.
The centre also offer comfort and convenience right from when you step in. it has an ample parking space and the likes of Shoprite, MedPlus and Baby Bliss ensures you can have an all-round shopping experience.
The mall best serves residents in the Ilupeju, Ikeja and Maryland although you can always visit as long as you don’t have a problem moving around.
One of the most unique features of the mall is the large digita LED screen in front of it which faces Ikorodu Road. This is quite strategic as this screen is located at a place where people driving in the Maryland traffic can notice.
3. La Mango Restaurant & Bar
If you’re looking for somewhere to have your lunch break or a place to hang out on a Friday night, then you don’t have to look any further than La Mango.
The restaurant is a great place for food connoisseurs, curators, fun lovers, tourists.
This unique blend of restaurant and bar is located at 2 Adekunle Fajuyi Way whichi is very close to the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way.
You can stroll into La Mango on a weekend or on a night when your favourite team is playing. And you can enjoy the game along with your friends.
La Mango offers a unique range of food and drinks and the restaurant has been created to serve any social setting. Someone once said that one of the best things you can do to yourself is going to La Mango on an empty stomach because there are a lot of dishes and drinks to choose from
So if you’re looking for an interesting place to relax after a long day at work or on a weekend then La Mango should be on your list.
4. Ikeja City Mall
One of the most popular fun places on the Mainland is the Ikeja City Mall. The crowd on a weekend to ICM as it is popularly called is unbelievable.
ICM is located on 5, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa, Ikeja and the doors of the mall are open between 9 am and 9 pm everyday.
If you’re looking for somewhere to propose, ICM has some unique places you can use for that special day. There’s a place called Melting Moments located within the mall. It has one of the best ice creams and cakes in the country. Melting Moment has an alluring ambience that can make your proposal date a very memorable one.
Overall, ICM has over 100 stores which include the popular Shoprite and many other retailers. As a result, the centre overwhelms you with so many options that you may seem confused if you don’t plan your visit.
You can enjoy a delicious meal in any of the restaurants like Spurs, Chicken Republic, Mozaya Classic, Ocean Basket, Sumptous Meal or the Place. Or you can grab a cup of coffee at the popular Mugg & Bean or ice cream at Coldstone Creamery
You can also watch any of the latest movies at the Silverbird Cinema in the mall.
Lastly, you don’t have to worry about where to parking as ICM is quite generous with its parking lot which can take hundreds of cars.
5. R Café
Have you heard of the Jambalaya rice?
Well, if you haven’t, then you’re missing out on one of the best rice-based dishes in town and you need to add R Café to your list of restaurants tovisit because the Jambalaya rice is one of their signature meals.
R Café was formerly known as Rodizzio Restaurant and bar. It is located on 29 Isaac John Street, G.R.A. Ikeja.
It is one of the coolest places to hangout as it has an interesting combination of a restaurant, lounge bar and café.
The food is great and the ambience is warm. Also, there is a comedy club where a host of comedians crack your ribs every Wednesday between 7 to 10 pm at one of their private halls.
Apart from the places listed above, other fun places in Lagos Mainland include the Pool Terrace located at Sheraton Lagos Hotel and the Fab Restaurant and Lounge located on 25 Oduduwa Way, Off Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA.