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Zainob Fashola

7 reviews


  • Culinary Academy, 50 Raymond Njoku Street, Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
    07 Jul 2016

    I tried out Tarragon when they'd just opened and I was flabbergasted through out the experience. The experience of getting our food was like film show...we arrived at 5pm, placed our orders by 5:15pm and like joke, like joke, dessert finally showed face at almost 12am. I kid you not.
    I actually snoozed off while waiting for each course to show up. I am usually not that patient.
    Besides spending my entire evening waiting for the food to show up, each dish was a disappointment. Either lukewarm, lack of seasoning, missing ingredients, or over salted. Too much wahala.
    The only selling point about the place was the decor, but that's besides the koko of the matter. I will try them out again when I hear good reviews from reliable sources.

  • 8 Imam Agusto Close, Victoria Island, Lagos
    30 Sep 2015

    The food here is almost authentic Mexican food, and the magaritas are dangerously good, albeit pricey.
    They used to be very racist and sexist to Nigerian women (go figure), but they seemed to have learned some common sense in past couple of years.
    Their customer service is lacking and their staff seem to help mainly the customers they know.
    Parking here is a nightmare, but on days when I want to eat really good bad food, Bottles gets the job done.

  • 9/10 Block 2, Oniru Chieftaincy Estate,Yesuf Abiodun Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
    30 Sep 2015

    Pretty basic. My family spent a week at 4 points for New Year, and after day 2, I got bored with the food offerings. Room service was worse, so this was the next best option.
    Go to Southern Sun instead for the Sunday buffet; more food choices + drinks.

  • 9 Eletu Ogabi, Victoria Island, Lagos
    30 Sep 2015

    Pretty snazzy spot for drinks with an upper side Manhattan look, if someone else is paying. Seriously.
    Talk about over priced everything!

    My level of 'poshness' has boundaries and when a glass of cocktail can buy 2 bottles of the liquor used in said cocktail, then there is a problem.

  • 27 Oju Olobun Close, Victoria Island, Lagos
    30 Sep 2015

    Pretty good spot to get eastern Nigerian food. The first time I ate here, I had a delicious bowl of nkwobi and pounded yam then I ended up with some serious food poisoning.
    2 years later, I tried the same dish and I had no issues.
    Maybe I got sick the last time because it was my first traditional dish in about 6 years.

    They are a bit on the pricey side for a local food restaurant, but I definitely do not mind closing my eyes to price. I also like that they don't go overboard on the prices of their drinks.

  • 273 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
    30 Sep 2015

    When they get their cooking right, they do it so well...their croque madame, on a good day, is divine.
    But on their bad days, you end up with a spoon full of salty rubbish wondering if they confused ravioli with rubbery trash. Don't even get me started on their bolognese pasta dish. That's a pretty easy dish to make and I couldn't believe how badly they messed it up.

    So far, I've had 50:50 of both sides of the coin and their bad days supersedes their good days in quality of dishes.
    They need to sort out their temperamental cooking issues asap.

  • 36 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
    30 Sep 2015

    Spice Route is a mixture of club + restaurant. The club bit plays almost no Nigerian music and loads of techno/house music. I'm a fan of both genres, but it's a bit ridiculous that the dj seems to forget he is playing within Nigeria. I understand that 70% of the cross there are expats, but what about the 30%. Maybe they changed their dj, but last year, the music mix was much better.

    The food is pretty good. The last time I bought dinner here, I purchased a meal to go and forgot it on the table. I called the staff within 10 minutes of leaving and I was informed that it was trashed. Smelled like foul play to me.
    Luckily for them, I was leaving Nigeria the next morning for about 3 weeks, so I couldn't go back in to demand for a refund within reasonable time.

    Sherlaton down the street is not as fancy looking, but offers better food at lower prices + better customer service (Sherlaton also runs for 24hrs).

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