10 Best Restaurants in Lekki, Nigeria

Lekki is one of the most attractive residential areas in Lagos State, Nigeria, inhabited by some of the wealthiest people in Lagos State, Nigeria, and the world. It is a fast-developing commercial powerhouse thanks to Admiralty Way, which is one of the busiest hubs in the city.

Besides, Lekki has a lot of side attractions for locals and visitors which drive thousands of people into the city daily. These include beaches like Eleko beach and Lufasi Nature Park, schools like Pan African University, and recreational centers like Nike Art Centre, Lekki Conservation Centre, and Filmhouse IMAX Lekki. Also, there are the Lagos Fishing Charters located in the city.

The hospitable nature as well as the presence of people from all walks of life and diverse cultural backgrounds in Lekki has given rise to the existence of diverse nice restaurants each offering distinctive cuisines. True, the restaurants in Lekki help meet the food needs of the city’s residents and visitors but that’s not all. These restaurants, some of which are international restaurants, also provide visitors an opportunity to enjoy and learn about the cultures of different people.

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In this article, I go over the best restaurants in Lekki giving details about their location, operating routine, available cuisines, and more. I hope that you will check them out soon to have a first-hand experience of the taste, sight, and sound of Lekki restaurants.

(1) Yellow Chilli

Yellow Chilli has two locations in Lagos, one is at Ikoyi and the other is in Lekki. It is a popular restaurant in Lekki and is loved by both locals and tourists to Lekki. Their menu features a mix of Nigerian and international dishes. Also, they have a sizeable outdoor sitting area which is a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

  • Address: 27B, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.
  • Operating Times: 12 pm to 10 pm daily.

(2) The Place

The Place is a place for food and recreation – a restaurant, a bar, and a nightclub. Besides Lekki, The Place has two other locations in Lagos state namely Victoria Island and GRA Ikeja. It is one of the most popular restaurants in Lagos State that has made a name for itself both in quality and longevity.

  • Location: Lekki Phase 1, Admiralty Way, Plot 3B, Block A10, Lagos State.
  • Operating Hours: 9 am to 11 pm.

Also, The Place has a bar/lounge which opens daily from 5 pm thus affording the residents a nice place to unwind, and relax free from the hassles of Lagos life. On Fridays and Saturdays, a large nightclub is turned from the bar/lounge. The restaurant is renowned for its variety of meals, which include grilled chicken, asun, and rice dishes.

(3) House Cafe Restaurant

House Cafe Restaurant Lekki is an Italian restaurant that serves Italian meals, and international as well as local cuisines. Their elegant atmosphere makes it a great spot for a special occasion. They have 3 different indoor sections. The first section is Bacio which serves mainly Italian Cuisine and Pizzza called “Pizzeria”.

The second section is HouseCafe Restaurant which serves mainly intercontinental dishes. The third section is the Mocca Café which serves coffee beverages, and pastries. On arrival, visitors are asked to choose the section of the restaurant that they wish to sit in. Besides, there is an outdoor sitting area.

  • Address: 12 Victoria Arobieke Street, Off Admiralty Way, opposite SON, Lekki Phase 1.
  • Operating Hours: 9 am to 11 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday); 09:00 – 17:00 (Wednesday and Saturday)

(4) Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker

This cozy restaurant is delicious sandwiches, salads, and pastries. These comprise Mediterranean foods and vegan options all of which are vegetarian-friendly. Besides the meal, Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker has a nice outdoor seating area which is perfect for enjoying a sunny day.

  • Address: Block 12E, Plot 7A, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.
  • Operating Hours: 08:00 am – 11:00 pm daily

(5) Otres Restaurant

Otres Restaurant serves mainly Nigerian foods. You may be sure to consume the best traditional food that will make you lick your fingers, from pounded yam and Ogbono soup to wheat and Banga soup. You may call Otres Restaurant a “pot away from home” given the home-ness of its delicacies.

  • Address: Block A9 Plot 7, Wole Olateju Street, Lekki Phase I.
  • Operating Hours/Days: 8 am – 5 pm (Monday – Friday); Sundays & Saturdays: Closed

Also, Otres has an aesthetically beautiful interior, a classy vibe, and is quite comfy to make you want to visit again. There, food is served promptly and in grand style giving you value for your money. There is also a wide space suitable for conducting events.

(6) Panarottis

Pizza serves mainly Italian cuisines, especially Italian Pizza. Two prominent Pizzas are Panarottis Pizza Pasta and Chicken and Mayo pizza. Panarottis staffs are courteous and professional in delivering their services. However, they sell and serve a few continental dishes too.

  • Address: Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Rd Shop C42, Lekki.
  • Operating Hours/Days: 8 am – 4 pm daily.

(7) The Junction

The Junction offers mainly local Nigerian dishes and a few international cuisines. These are served in a glitz and glamouring dining style. They sell assorted dishes like fisherman pepper soup and goat meat pepper soup. Also available are chicken wings, rice and stew, and prawns parayan. Other meals sold are Sautéed Snails, Nkwobi, jollof rice extra, native rice, and fried plantain. 

  • Address: 23 Adebayo Doherty Rd, Lekki Phase I.
  • Operating times: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm daily.

(8) Uncle Stan’s Foods

Uncle Stan’s Foods sells mainly finger foods (i.e. small chops) which are very tasty. They have a restroom and a spacious parking space in front. It is one of the best places in Lagos to get a wide variety of quality finger foods at reasonable prices.

  • Address: Jubilee Mall, Plot 21 Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
  • Operating times: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.
  • Services & Servings: dine-in, takeaway, and home/office delivery.

(9) Xovar

Xovar is a great place for sumptuous dishes and drinks in Lekki, Nigeria. They sell a wide variety of African cuisines, Nigerian meals, and seafood. This includes prawn meals, fish meals, platters, plantain dishes, assorted rice, potatoes, soups, noodles, fries, shawarmas, sandwiches, burgers, Isi Ewu, and Asun. Also, you can make a table reservation for an outdoor or indoor stay at the restaurant. Also, Xovar has a beautiful lounge where you can stay if you wish to.

  • Address: 19b Sabitex Hotel Rd, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki, Lagos.
  • Operating Days & Hours: 10 am – 2 am daily.
  • Service options: dine-in, takeaway, and delivery.

(10) Vanilla Bake House

Vanilla Bake House sells mainly bakery products like cakes (whole cakes, cupcakes), desserts, and pastries. Also sold are cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, confectionaries, and cookies. The environment is serene and the foods are moderately priced.

  • Address: 11 Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.
  • Operating Times: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm.

(11). Jumak Korean Restaurant:

Jumak Korean Restaurant is a popular Korean restaurant located in Lekki Phase 1. Jumak Korean Restaurant serves a variety of Korean dishes such as bibimbap, bulgogi, and kimchi jjigae. The restaurant has chic decor and a cozy ambiance suitable for an ambient eating and relaxing experience.

  • Address: 15A Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
  • Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Lekki offers diverse kinds of restaurants that cater to the different preferences and tastes of customers. There is hardly a shortage of options at these restaurants. Also, whereas some of these restaurants focus on one type of food, others sell assorted and many kinds of food. For instance, if you’re looking for only small chops, the place to go would be Uncle Stan’s Foods.

Also, if it’s Italian delicacies that you need, then House Cafe Restaurant would be the place to go, and Otres Restaurant for Nigerian meals. So, whether you’re looking for African or international cuisine, fine dining, or casual dining, Lekki has the best restaurants for you. So, visit the restaurant of your choice and treat yourself to an awesome experience in Lekki today.

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