There is a peaceful feel and serenity a waterfront offers, that cannot be matched. Imagine you were like me, legs crossed, wearing a wide brim hat & dark shades, sipping slowly on a mocktail, sitting at this airy terrace overlooking the lagos lagoon, soaking in the beautiful scenery of Lagos and rays of sun. Talking about the sun, on the day I visited, the sun wasn’t exactly soothing, but it was mild enough not to further tan my sunscreen-protected skin. Wave all my talk-talk aside, you could get lost in your thoughts and imaginations when at the Surface Bar and Grill.
I am a bit confused about what time of the day this restaurant is most beautiful. A part of me thinks it’s in the day and the other part thinks it’s at night, but I’m not going to indulge you in the arguments prolonged by the committee sitting in my head. It can get very humid in Lagos sometimes, so please leverage the indoor seating area if the gods of the sun are angry on the day you visit. It’s equally very lovely.
The meals on the “from the Atlantic Ocean” section of their main course menu, are all to die for and I kid you not! I’ve had the prawn & pineapple curry twice, and on both occasions my taste buds had a nice time. Let me break it down so you understand why this meal was made in gourmet heaven. Prawn & pineapple curry is essentially, jumbo prawns simmered in yellow coconut and pineapple curry, served with papadams and lemongrass rice as a side. The combination of pineapple and curry gives this soup a burst of flavor that is both sophisticated and absolutely delicious.
The SeaFood platter with snails is also a must eat. It features nicely done salmon, sumptuous tiger prawns and snails with a fragrant tomato ragout, served with lemongrass rice. It was really yummy and filling but might be a bit too spicy for non-Africans.
The portions served were relatively small, but if you are one of those who gets overwhelmed by a good sized meal, then maybe this is a plus.
Main course meals can be a hit and miss situation sometimes, but I can assure you that Surface Bar and Grill’s sea food game is on point, they haven’t disappointed me yet.
Simply put, Surface Bar and Grill’s mocktails give me life! My favourite mocktail is the virgin colado which basically is fresh pineapple shaken with fresh cream and coconut extracts. For a sip-and-tatafo kind of outing with the girls or hangout with boys, you should definitely hit Radisson Blu. They have a bar offering a wide range of alcoholic drinks and beverages ….you know alcohol goes well with grills. **wink wink**
The view is awesome, both at night and in the day. I know I have over flogged this point, please pardon me; there are very few restaurants in Lagos with a waterfront as beautiful as Radisson Blu’s.
If you plan to visit Surface Bar and Grill, budget between ₦7-14k per person because even the burgers are pricey. The day I visited with my sister, my bill came up to ₦13,800 for a main course meal and mocktail each. Surface Bar and Grill is great for Special Events, Friends night out and Engagement Parties.