I like to think of Lekki Phase 1 as the second-largest restaurant hub in Lagos Nigeria, taking its place right after Victoria Island. It is home to some of the best restaurants in Lagos with a beautiful ambience, mouth-watering dishes and standard service. 

I have visited a range of restaurants in Lekki phase one but only seven made this list. If you are looking to have a nice time and are based around Lekki or anywhere generally; these restaurants should be your go-to. 

Terraform

Terraform Restaurant is one of the latest restaurant additions to Lekki phase 1. Located at Wole Olateju Street, they offer; intercontinental dishes, a waterside view, an open-air dining area and an indoor restaurant. They also have attractions like happy hour and DJ Exclusive plays here on certain days.

During my visit here I completely enjoyed the meals I had (Lamb chops, prawn platter and Jollof rice) and the cocktails were not the conventional classics but tasted very good. 

The service is also memorable and I love how open they are to honest feedback. A good budget here is N15, 000 and above; the actual amount is based on what meals and drinks you order. 

Here is their menu. 

Cafe Mesi

As the name implies, this is a breakfast and brunch restaurant located at Lekki phase 1. The space is simple and elegant with florid artistic aesthetics which makes it a great location for a meeting or a hangout with friends. 

The meals are pretty decent, I hear the American breakfast is really good but the jollof rice bangs! 

A budget here is N15,000 and above (considering the service charge also). 

The Shed

Looking for a restaurant that serves European cuisine? Then The Shed should be your go-to.

The only Nigerian item on their menu is an oxtail starter and they are very intentional about keeping their standards up with European food. 

 I had my birthday dinner here and the ambience was perfect. The aesthetics are rustic, artistic and colourful which makes it a perfect proposal, date night and girls’ night out location. 

They also have secluded areas which can be booked for meetings and birthday celebrations. 

In my opinion, the meals here are delicious for someone who wants to explore, however, it’s not very palatable with our Nigerian tastebuds hence I highly recommend you ask what the meal’s condiments are and the spice level before placing an order, Europeans don’t love pepper.

It’s in between a casual and fine dining experience and the budget for one course with a drink here should be a minimum of N23,000. 

Perries Cafe

 Looking for that spot that serves Nigerian and intercontinental dishes in Lekki phase 1 then these guys should be on your list! I’m still intrigued that it has a “Cafe” on its name because I like to think of it as a restaurant rather than a cafe but oh well the food is good and that’s enough for me.

They have some attractions like karaoke night and games night, they also do Sip and Paint events. A good budget here is N12,000 and above. 

Ohuru by HSE

These guys have a place in my heart, if I had a list of the places I recommend the most then be sure they would be on it. This is because I have been here multiple times and I always enjoy my experience. 

They offer afro-fusion cuisine which is basically Nigerian food cooked differently; their Lamb shoulder Native paella and Asun fried rice are a must-have! The Chef here definitely knows his/her onions and the bartender? On point!

Keep a N20,000 budget per head and you will not wash plates. 

Cactus

For a restaurant to consistently deliver value over the years, it sure takes hard work and Cactus restaurant does this. 

Located on Ozumba Mbadiwe ( less than 5 minutes from the Lekki Tollgate, so I will qualify it as a Lekki Spot), Cactus is a family restaurant serving intercontinental dishes. 

They have a decent dress code which they enforce as it is a family restaurant. 

I have tried out their breakfast and pasta options which I enjoyed, believe it or not, their ice cream is one of the best in Lagos; if not even the whole of Nigeria.

All things being equal N15,000 – N20,000 should be a good budget for a 1-course meal here unless you order Salmon 🙂

HSE Gourmet

Looking for delicious food in Lekki phase one with no excuses whatsoever? Then be sure to visit this spot. They have stayed consistent for 5 years and offer gourmet style comfort food.

The space gives a contemporary look and feel and the meals and drinks hit the benchmark well; highly recommend their green curry and buttermilk chicken sliders.

The minimum budget here should be N20,000 per head. 

Lekki phase 1 sure has a lot of restaurants to try out!

 

Did I skip your favourite restaurant in Lekki? Do mention them in the comments.

 

 By BellaExplores,  @bellaexplores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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