This is one of those down-low fine dining romantic spots in Lagos (another one is Mela Rossa in Ikoyi). It is always sort of empty.
Located in the same building as Café Royal, Métisse is one of the best Pan-Asian Restaurants in Lagos. The Mongolian beef dish is highly recommended.
If you want to score some points with your lady, definitely a place to go.
Metisse is a Pan-Asian style restaurant offering a mix of Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean and Indian cuisines. The restaurant is located on the top floor, in the same building as the popular pastry shop, Chocolat Royal. Metisse is really spacious and can sit up to 50 people at once. The interior decoration is simple, but I personally think it could be better.
For your information, my love for Thai food is totally untamed! So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw Thai grilled Beef Fillet on the menu. I’m sure you can guess that’s what I ordered *wink *. Asides mocktails, my other friends ordered the following meals, Mongolian beef, Green Curry Chicken, Singapore Chili Chicken for the main course.
Although it took up to 30 minutes for our meal to arrive, I must commend the way our waiter managed us. Their portions are relatively large; they look average in size but are very filling so you might not be able to finish your main course. We were not fans of their mocktails. In my opinion, they were overly average and presentation could have been better. If you have a sweet tooth and fire cracker taste buds, do not order their green curry chicken.
The Mongolian beef and Thai grilled beef fillet were absolutely excellent. Both meals were served with a side of garlic soy source that wasn’t overpowering, just perfect. The beef was tender and cooked just right. Big ups to the Chef. You should definitely visit Metisse if are craving Asian meals.
Metisse, Café Royal and Chocolat Royal are located in the same building and it was kind of confusing differentiating which space was for what. We were also given the menu for Café Royal and Chocolat Royal, which made it even more confusing.
If you plan to visit Metisse for dinner, budget between 6k-10k per person for a main course and drink, like we had. A three course meal will be more expensive.
Although it was stated on the menu (which I completely didn’t notice), I found it weird that I had to pay an extra 15% of the total bill as Value Added Tax (VAT) and service charge. I argued a bit about this before I paid but then again, maybe it’s because I’ve never previously paid attention to the breakdown of my bill or maybe other restaurants hide the service charge in the cost of the meal itself.
By now, I am sure you can tell my meal was very delicious and I enjoyed it. That aside I liked that all the staff we interacted with were very friendly and helpful. In fact when I was unhappy about the seemingly outrageous charges, I asked to speak with the floor manager. Although he didn’t give me a good enough explanation, his awesome sense of humour made me forget about my grievances. All this vesk for charges nah because neither pocket nor heavy oh…Lol!