Flames Churrasco Grill provides a unique dining experience to the FCT. We provide a wide selection of fine dishes, prepared fresh by our chef’s daily.
At Flames, we offer both Traditional Brazilian Rodizio service as well as a mouth-watering a la carte menu. Rodizio service features continuous table-side service of a wide variety of select cuts of beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and seasonal seafood, as well as our famous grilled pineapple! The service also includes our exquisite Appetizer Island featuring a wide variety of hot and cold dishes, including fresh salads and tasty hot dishes and soups.
I saw an IG post of Flames Churrasco a while back and made a conscious note to visit soon. I’m not a big meat eater, but I just really wanted to go thinking it would be like the Lagoon Restaurant in Lagos. Their website pictures were very enticing too. So one afternoon after work, I went to meet a friend there to check it out. Apparently it’s in the same compound as Prixair (a hotel I think). When I walked in to the restaurant, I was very shocked. Somehow I had got the impression that it was much much bigger from looking at their website pictures. It just seemed a lot more spacious, but yea it definitely was not big. My friend was already there so I just joined him at the table in the corner he had chosen. He too was shocked at the size compared to what he saw online.
We ordered some wine to start and then the waiter proceeded to tell us how the dining all works. Basically, they have a set up of sides (buffet style) and you go choose whatever sides you want, then come back to the table and the waiter will bring out the different proteins (gizzard, beef, goat, chicken, lamb…) and when you’ve had enough you let them know. Each person has a card on the table in which one side is green and says “Yes, Please” and the other side is red and says “No, Thanks”. When you want them to keep bringing more meats, you leave the green side up and when you’ve had enough you put the red side up. There’s also an instruction guide that details how everything works on each place setting. Good idea right? Yea that’s what I told my friend, but he was more like “yea, let’s see how well this works”.
So I got a few sides…salad, roasted sweet potatoes, and fried rice, then went to sit down. The waiter brought out first some sausage, which I took, gizzard next, and then lamb. I also had a piece of chicken breast (not pictured), then I turned my card to red. The salad and sweet potatoes were delicious!! The rice wasn’t bad either. It smelled flavorful and tasted so too. The lamb was good, but a bit tough. I didn’t like the gizzard…no seasoning. Sausage was just sausage, but I liked it. I was so full after. I actually couldn’t finish my food talk less of asking for more meats or getting more sides. I did have a tiny bit of space reserved for dessert. I had seen they had slices of cake, but when I was ready it was all gone. Boo! They only had fruit left and I didn’t want the available fruit (watermelon).
Oh did I mention that that whole red/green card up thing doesn’t matter? Yea so we had our red cards up and they still kept bringing meat. We had to verbally say “no thanks” till they got the message. Sigh. So close. Service was good though. The waiters were nice and cordial. I might try this place again. Next time, I’ll come starving so I can eat more.
I don’t know prices honestly because…well…I didn’t pay and they didn’t have a menu that had the prices and I forgot to ask my friend what the bill was. I do think though that it’s about ₦5,000 and up for the meal which includes all you can eat sides and meats.