Here are some of the most remarkable spots in Lagos for real outdoor fun, Why not dine alfresco in some of the hottest spots this city has got to offer, in no particular order?
BAY LOUNGE LEKKI
Bay Lounge offers a fusion of local and international cuisine with the option to dine ‘al fresco’. Our enticing food menu offers many sumptuous dishes, with our local menu drawing inspiration from the different Nigerian tribes, and serving up delicious favourites like peppered Gizzard, Snails, Oha soup, Edikaikong, Asun, fresh Salads, Club Sandwich, Sea Food (popular among the Lagos crowd) are part of our intercontinental cuisine. We also have an expertly chosen select list of premium wines and drinks, and our signature and unique handcrafted cocktails and mocktails.
An eclectic mix of fine dining, exquisite cocktails, music, movies, all served in a hip and welcoming environment, with the soothing sound of the waterfront, the spectacular view of the ocean set against the backdrop of Lagos city lights at night, and a breathtaking panorama of the sunset in the early hours of the evening, is the ultimate ‘Bay Lounge’ multi sensory experience.
Plot 10, Block 12a, Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase1
tel: +234 8099999825 +234 8099999827
follow them on instagram: @thebayloungelekki
All you need is a couple of picnic benches, a car park and some great food and you’ve got a funky restaurant. This unique and stylish space offers good old-fashioned American food and an exciting experience.
Food shack as the name connotes is an unpretentious restaurant snuggled on the increasingly popular, Ologun Agbaje road in Victoria Island. In the day time – they operate on a takeout only basis so it’s pretty much like a food truck – without the cool wheels. However, at night time – the compound is transformed into an uber cool, relaxed outdoor area with wooden benches and funky stools made out of logs and you get the feeling that you are in a very, very cool backyard.
Food Shack is a refreshing and darlingly casual restaurant in the heart of VI. On Fridays, they have a happy hour with chill music, discounted drinks and shisha (with Vodka bottles as pipes). It’s a super friendly atmosphere with hearty food and the perfect place to come for after work drinks, unwind and enjoy the unpredictable city of Lagos that has hidden shacks that are actually gems.
32a Ologun Agbaje, Victoria Island, Lagos
Follow them on instagram: @foodshackng
Take in the fresh air and the great lagoon view here at this waterfront space. In addition to their expansive menu selection and their generous drinks from their outdoor bar, their outdoor-terrace game is on point.
Some nights, you just want to have a scenic lunch/dinner. Like the name implies, Lagoon Restaurant lets you have a delicious fusion meal with a view of the beautiful lagoon.
When you are trying to figure out where to hang out and eat with friends in Lagos, Lagoon Restaurant gives you the perfect memorable outing, mainly due to the Lagoon’s effect.
1c Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos
Try out the new rooftop patio of this Mediterranean restaurant. This is the perfect place to catch the breeze and enjoy a shisha while chowing down on fresh Mediterranean delicacies.
1303 Akin Olugbede Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
tel: 09032601087, 09032723988, 07002531926
Whether it’s chilling on the outdoor terrace on lounge chairs or in a beach cabana, this waterfront dining space provides the perfect ambience with gorgeous views and delicious pan Asian cuisine.
Shiro, or castle in Japanese, is a dramatic soaring space that immediately captures the imagination and stretches the senses. The towering interior is finished in a unique combination of natural stone, woods, slate, leather, bamboo and velvet complemented by shimmering lotus pools, soft furniture and subtle lighting. The scale is impressive but so is the attention to detail. Raw smoky finishes combine with soft furnishings in a colour palate ranging from rust and caramel to rose.
Shiro’s ability to stimulate your senses continues with their diverse cuisine and sophisticated bar. Inspired by the fiery orient, the menu offers an eclectic mix of Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Thai gastronomy that includes a wide range of sushi, sashimi and Cantonese dim sum to tempt even the most discerning of palates. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then perhaps the entertainment at one of it’s live Teppanyaki tables might. The signature cocktails there are international with an Asian twist complemented by a substantial wine list.
Plot No. 3&4, Block XVI, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, near Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Lagos
tel: 08186298888, 08118878829
This is one of the most picturesque spaces in Lagos. Taking you through this beautiful, serene Arabian garden complete with a bridge, outdoor seating, lavish gazebo and a delicious selection of Mediterranean cuisine.
Arabesque is a very good place to spend your time. A Middle Eastern restaurant, coupled with nicely served Fresh Fruit Juices and cocktails. The staff were very friendly, efficient and outstanding, and the service was perfect and excellent-
225b Etim Iyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos
Kick back and unwind in the open Bistro 7 outdoor haven. This is the perfect place to watch a match and enjoy a pizza from their outdoor pizza oven.
Sporting a lush garden and encased with a white picket fence, this is a restaurant, bar, grill and cafe.
Their food is consistently great, their service is always with a smile and their ambiance is one of comfort.
273 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
This charming patio and garden space allows you to relax and be at one with nature. Enjoy some authentic and tasty Thai food in this warm and inviting space offering the best of that eclectic Thai charm.
Literally an Orchid House, as right from the car park, you’ll see orchids being hung all over…. The menu is definitely Thai, with the usual suspects of Pad Thai,
Orchid House Restaurant is a very cozy restaurant which offers Great food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly and professional staff. It is a great place to enjoy your lunch or dinner with your partner in life, friends and family or your business partners. It is a one of a kind experience in Lagos which you will not regret
15a Marine Road, Apapa, Lagos
It’s all in the name, guys! This stylish restaurant is cool and contemporary on the inside, open and chic out back and boasts a menu that is jam-packed with a mixture of cuisines and flavours.
The Backyard in Lagos and feel every bit of our craftiness and soothing ambience of all its dimensions. Enjoy exquisite and delicious cuisines at The Backyard and be sure to come with your friends, family and foes to feel the definition of relaxation.
4b Musa Yar’Adua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Step into the ultimate African fantasy playground. This fun and vibrant space is equipped with funky seating, board games and its own fabulous gourmet grill and barbeque menu that will leave you wanting more.
NOK by Alara is a fine dining contemporary Pan-African restaurant located in Victoria Island, Lagos.NOK by Alara has reinvented the classics of African cooking, giving foods with which you’re familiar, an innovative twist. Nestled within a lush, bamboo-framed garden
12a Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos