It was a muddy journey getting to Tivoli Gardens. I was very pleased to come across the place, however, for it’s right around the corner from me and i’d been looking for a place to chill nearby. :p.
The staff were quite pleasant and the place very neat however, because of some of the construction and finishing, e.g the exterior sills of the windows which one can see clearly from the entrance, one gets the feeling that either substandard materials or substandard skills (or both) were employed in the construction and/or finishing. This is a pity for when you look past that, it really is a beautiful space with care taken to design around the existing trees that shade the well maintained swimming pool beside the gym, and the tree that the balcony of the first floor was designed to accommodate. I must comment on the absolutely lovely flowers planted there! The strip of lawn (carpet grass and, being a bit of an avid gardener I know how difficult it is to care for this type of grass) is well kept and the flowers obviously, painstakingly watered. Some yellow ones in particular were beautiful! Lots of space for different groups to have different activities at the same time. When I had dinner there one night, I found it to be quite serene and the different coloured lights reflecting from the buildings opposite (Oando and Radisson Blu) created quite the pretty backdrop.
The food i’ve had there has been nice. Their peppered gizzard, fries, semovita, wheat, vegetable soup, ogbono, croaker and goat meat aren’t bad at all. Not what I would swoon over, but definitely not bad at all. Also, the fish was quite fresh. Nice ambiance. A good place for a quiet, romantic date or a place to unwind after work. Never stopped by on a Friday though I’m aware they host barbecue and live music nights on that day of the week.