Quilox has been around for a while as a bar and nightclub. The atmosphere and ambience didn’t really do much for me so i never really frequent the place. Do note that the party do start quite late at Quilox. Gets pumped up after 12, close to 1am. Pretty quiet before then.
Of late, i noticed that they started decking up the outdoor portion of the compound and saw that it was a restaurant that they were setting up. Reckon it was worth a shot, so off we headed for dinner. Not sure if the restaurant arm was new, but it most certainly only captured my attention now.
The entrance to the restaurant is off to the side of the club and i have to say, it isn’t that impressive. First off, you can smell the sewage right when you enter. Not sure if i caught this on a bad day, but it was most certainly very unpleasant. The stairs lead up to the outdoor section of the restaurant and though it looks nicer to sit in the outdoor section, the smell chased us indoors almost immediately.
The menu offerings are a mix of African and continental dishes and i feel almost cheated because the selection is different from the menu that they have cited on their website. Some items are listed, but not all items were present. Menu was still quite comprehensive, but definitely not as extensive as the one cited on their site.
Overall, as you can see from the ratings, not a good experience. The food took ages to get served up. There were 4 of us at the table and the first 2 dishes came about 35-40 mins into the service while the other remaining 2 took a further 30 mins. It is quite insane to have to wait over an hour for the food to be served, and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. If the cocktails were delicious, that might have bought them some time, but nope….. cocktails weren’t great.
The only saving grace for the night is that the mash potato side was actually pretty good. The fish (which took over an hour) was quite decent and fresh, but not the tastiest. This earned them one heart, but there that’s pretty much it.
Like the nightclub and bar, unfortunately, i wouldn’t be frequenting this place anytime soon.