It takes more than a fancy dinner and a bottle of wine to make the ideal date night. Our experiences have taught us that quality time with cherished ones can be more special with the right ambiance. There is nothing better than sharing a beautiful moment with your significant other. We noticed that you enjoyed our first article with the top places for a perfect date night and we’re here with even more romantic locations to enjoy with your better half.
Noir will top the list when choosing a cozy, friendly, and warm restaurant. If you are looking for a different dining experience and won’t mind trying international cuisines, Noir is for you. The French cuisine is exceptional, as are the VIP Lounge, Café, outdoor terraces, wines, and cocktails. To top it all, they remain the only restaurant in Lagos that offers Black Rock Services (cooking of live steak at the table). Those who watch “Korean” movies are likely already picturing what we’re talking about. Hence, if you and your partner wish to taste the French lifestyle and culture, we recommend you try Noir Lagos.
Location: 4A Akin Olugbede St. Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
Opening hours: Mon – Friday 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Reservations:+234 908 066 6687
2. Salma’s Restaurant
It’s hands down one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Lagos and with every visit, you’d be getting your money’s worth. Even though Salma’s has been around for a while, it’s a constant favourite if you’re looking for a perfect combination of great customer service, a cosy ambiance, and a delicious menu. This restaurant will also appeal to vegetarians and anyone with good taste in authentic Lebanese cuisine. With excellent customer service, and an aesthetically pleasing environment with an alfresco area for dining. Try it out and thank us later.
Location: 20-24 Ozumba Mbadiwe, Lagos, Nigeria.
Opening hours: Sunday, Friday, and Saturday(11:30 am to 11:30 pm).
NOK is an African restaurant whose concept is based on bringing out and elevating Africa’s culture and lifestyle when it comes to dishes. With them, you experience different classics of African cooking and dishes. While some of the cuisines might be familiar to you, it gets interesting because it is presented differently. The intimate dining space displays beautiful Art and Design from all over the continent. They aim to give you the experience of different dishes with distinctive flavours from all over the African continent. Check out their Menu
Location: 12A Akin Olugbede St. Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12 pm-4 pm & 6 pm-10 pm
Fri & Sat 10:30 pm
Reservations: 0908 561 4815
Located on Victoria Island in Lagos, R.S.V.P. is a New American restaurant and bar. It was inspired by the bars and eateries of the Prohibition era in Manhattan, New York City. They distinguish themselves from the competition by providing exceptional client services, luxurious and top-notch design, delicious, freshly prepared food, and a hip and appealing environment. There is a poolside bar and lounge behind the restaurant where you can sit, and spend time with your significant other while you enjoy the fabulous music, sometimes live, sampled in the background. R.S.V.P can easily turn your date into a fairytale date.
Location: 9 Eletu Ogabi St, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11 am – 12 pm
Have you ever been to a place that gives you a different cultural kind of vibe? Shiro is another place that offers you that kind of vibe. They give a mixture of Japanese dishes but with a premium experience. What makes it sweet is how they offer a rich and exotic experience on a platter of gold. Do you know that feeling when you’ve only heard of a country’s culture and lifestyle, and you visit a place that gives you a taste of that culture without leaving your country to visit theirs? Shiro also has outdoor seating and is known for its view overlooking the ocean.
Location: Block XVI 3 & 4 Victoria Island Oniru Estate, Lagos Nigeria
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12:30 PM-12:00 AM
6. Izanagi Restaurant
Konnichiwa! Sushi lovers gather here! Izanagi gives you an intimate, cosy, and private feel while serving a varied Japanese menu with great service. There’s a perfect time and place to enjoy something light and savoury, and better believe it, it’s at this restaurant. Don’t judge that there’s a club downstairs at this location, it’s still as serene indoors and you should try their Tepeyanki to add some drama to your date night.
Location: 19B, Idejo Street, Lagos, Nigeria.
Opening Times: Monday-Sunday (12 noon-11 p.m.)
7. Oceans 5 by Riviera
Here, your favourite part of their dishes would probably be everything! If there’s anything they promise to offer, it’s a great meal. Just picture dining near cool running waters and the beautiful lights hanging above. This place is bliss.
Location: 20 Elsie Femi Pearse, Victoria Island, Nigeria.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (12 noon to 10:30 pm)
8. Z Kitchen
Why wouldn’t you want to dine at a classy, deluxe restaurant like this? Every meal is a hit, back to back. You’ll be amazed by their extensive drinks and food options, which make for an exciting dining experience. You make reservations, of course, then sit, order, and enjoy the perfection, quality, and great ambiance this eating house has to offer. Z Kitchen has a decently older crowd and a mix of expatriates. It’s a perfect location for a mature date.
Location: 19 Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Opening Times: Tuesday-Sunday (12 noon to 11 pm)
788 is located at the Twinwaters Tower, a mini-mall with stores, a cinema, a gaming arcade, and of course, restaurants. The view from 788 on the Sea is what makes it unique. It makes for a perfect view when you’re on a date and staring into the dreamy eyes of your better half. We can’t say much in terms of the service but can say that the view is lovely, and in fact, you can pop the question here. There are other attractions you will get from visiting Twinwaters. In addition to the wealthy, enchanting view of the Atlantic Ocean, you can enjoy a variety of rich seafood dishes, an Italian and international menu, a classic wine list of your choosing, and live music from various genres.
Location: Off Remi Olowude Road Twinwaters Okunde Bluewater Sceme, Lekki Second Roundabout, Lekki Nigeria
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Reservations: +234 908 007 7221, +234 908 007 7226
Ile Eros is an African dishes place that focuses mainly on Nigerian dishes. Like the slogan says “A TALE OF WHERE LOVE MEETS FOOD”, is a perfect place to take your ‘Love Of My Life’. Ile Eros is a fine dining restaurant that celebrates Nigerians and its dishes. The aim is to offer local food with an elevated experience. You can easily call it ‘gourmet buka’ If you and your partner like to stick to what you know, then, you may enjoy Ile Eros. It is one of the top restaurants in Lagos, Nigeria, and the absolute best place to experience modern Nigerian dishes.
They apply a whole new technique to Nigerian food through Haute cooking techniques and avant-garde presentation to deliver dishes that are tasty and mind-blowing. Their dishes are usually referred to as “Nigeria dish wey go Harvard”
Location: 14 Kafayat Abdulrasaq, off Fola Osibo Raad Lekki Phase I, Lagos Nigeria
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (12 pm – 10 pm) Sat-Sun(11 am – 10 pm)
Reservations: 0909 646 0675
Bonus: Mainland Restaurant
The bungalow is more like the mainland version of Izanagi, with great food, a decent atmosphere, and good service. To have the best experience for your date night, try the indoor area and experience their Tepeyanki with their chef’s performance and culinary mastership. What sets Bungalow apart from its fellow Asian cuisine competitors is its inclusion of Nigerian and Mexican food on the menu, allowing for more varied options.
Location: 9 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, Nigeria
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10:30 am to 10:30 pm).