Food is important to Nigerians. The array of flavours and dishes available reflects the cultural melting pot that is Lagos. The same can be said for the city’s lively nightlife scene and other attractions . Keeping up can be tricky as you know you want to go out, but you are not sure where it is best. As Google Maps turns 15, it is celebrating by revealing its users’ top 5 most rated Lagos spots. This includes bars, restaurants and tourist attractions in Lagos.
Foodies: Patrons of the restaurant love the variety of food and the decor. They rate Foodies as one of the good Lagos spots for everything from casual dining with kids to taking a new lady out on a date. The service is also highly-rated, with reviewers commenting on the professionalism of the Foodies team.
Salma’s Authentic Lebanese Cuisine : With authentic and delicious Lebanese food on the menu, Salma’s offers something different. For those with more conservative palates, Salma’s also serves more familiar foods. Whichever you prefer, you’re guaranteed a great dining experience.
Vestar Coffee : Cosy, casual and reputed to be a favourite of the social media in-crowd, Vestar Coffee is that perfect mix of great place to get some work done as well as one of the cool Lagos spots to hangout and meet people.
Circa Lagos – From breakfast to late night hangouts, Circa Lagos is lit. Good food, good service and nice drinks; what more could you want on a Friday night? For those who are not night owls, it does great breakfast and lunch too.
Frozen Rolls Icecream : What is life without ice cream? Frozen Rolls ice cream is open 10am to 9pm to cater for those moments when you just have to have ice cream in your life. Reviewers love the unique tastes, flavours, great decor and service.
MILIKI : This is one of the Lagos spots for the artistic, creative, the intellectuals and the free thinkers. With good cocktails and outdoor seating, it is a great place to go and talk, relax, watch live music and enjoy the discerning and exclusive atmosphere.
W Bar Lounge : This is a waterfront bar with ample parking, great decor and good ambience. W Bar is a firm favourite in Lagos. Patrons rate its food, DJs and location (in the middle of Ikoyi). Add it all up and you have a soothing haven, which is well worth a visit.
Circa Lagos : Not just popular for its food, Circa Lagos is highly-rated as one of the bars to be at. It serves food late, which is always a plus, and features a classic, elegant decor that invites you to stay a while.
Crossroads : Located in Eko Hotel, Crossroads serves premium beers, exotic spirits and cocktails to an upmarket crowd. Highly-rated for its musical entertainment and food, Crossroads, some of its patrons say, is definitely the place to be. There is always something happening.
THE HOUSE Lagos : THE HOUSE is literally a house that’s been converted into an entertainment venue. Pick a room that suits your mood, relax and get into the chilled vibe on a Friday night. With good food and a serene ambience, you might even want to hangout during the day when it’s quieter and just soak it all in.
Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park : A family-friendly attraction, Hi-Impact Planet features food, bumper cars, an arcade and go-kart track. Guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained, there’s also a resort that offers accommodation.
Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park : Situated in the heart of the seat of the government of Lagos State in Ikeja, the Park features jumping castles, face painting, ice cream, swings, slides and everything else you need for the perfect day out for you and the kids – even boat rides!
Oba Elegushi Palace : The official residence of Oba Yekini Elegushi, Oba Elegushi Palace is open to visitors daily. It is highly-rated for its historical value and its aesthetic as a modern architectural treat.
Jhalobia Recreation Park & Gardens : A beautiful, lovingly cared for park and gardens that’s perfect for picnics, Jhalobia Recreation Park & Gardens can be booked for events or used by casual visitors. Just don’t forget to call ahead!
Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Lagos : A leisure and memorial park, Freedom Park was formerly a prison and now hosts live events from music festivals to stage performances. There’s always something happening at Freedom Park and the exhibition centre is well worth exploring if none of the bands on offer take your fancy.