Hi guys! Welcome to the first edition of restaurant reviews with SpiceofLagos. Here, we’d be taking you on a roller coaster ride to all the great places to wine and dine in Lagos – whether fine dining, or on a budget 😉
The House!!! Where do I start?
First off, when I heard the name the day of its launch in December I was confused. I’m sure I speak for a lot of people when I say the name is a little off? The House?
On getting there last Friday I understood the reason for its name. It’s an actual house guys. I mean, it has even got a mallam’s kiosk right by the gate for aesthetic purposes. I particularly found that interesting.
I was overwhelmed by the ambience and exterior of the place, that I almost did not want to eat anymore (and if you know me, you know I LOVE to eat). It’s a different vibe from any place you’ve been to in Lagos, trust me.
They have a parlor – where people could sit on sofas to eat like you’d do at home. They also have a bar. Then a white room- which is a big room for people to come together to smoke shisha in unison.
A living room where you can legit watch TV with your guys and score some FIFA games. There is a Cigar room for all them Dons to smoke and drink, man it’s crazy! It was creativity at its peak, unlike anything I have seen in Lagos in a while.
After a tour of the house my stomach gave way for the long awaited meal. Here’s where it gets interesting.
So I pree the menu and I swallow hard. Not because I’m hungry, but the price was doing my account one kind.
After skimming through, I went with the Ofadaa. I mean it was what was reigning on my Snapchat anyways.
I also ordered a non-acoholic Chapman to go with it. I was given some sweet potato fries to eat while I waited for my meal, but sadly they were cold 😢
he food came in about 20 minutes, which was pretty fast if you ask me. It was blissful! The smell of the Ofadaa was so local, I salivated instantly. It was spicy just how I like it, and garnished with beef and “Inu Eran” a.k.a assorted meat!
The presentation was A1 for me too. It came in a calabash which I thought was artsy, but to some it might have looked like sacrifice. They now finished me by adding plantain! Ho-my! – the perfect meal.
After eating, I went round the house one more time, then settled down with my friend to a game of “Ayu” and cards, which was provided on our table by The House.
I absolutely love the place and I am going there again very soon. I think it has a lot of potential here in Lagos, as it is creativity at its finest.
I love the way that there’s a mix of Nigerian culture and the West, so there’s indeed something for everyone. Celebrities have already started trooping in and out the place 😉, the ambience is great, and they have just about everything from shisha to FIFA to their signature puff puff tower which I’m definitely trying next.
And yes , I highly recommend!
One thing I wasn’t too happy about though, is the pricing. It’s not your average restaurant. But yeah! Perhaps they’re trying to set a standard.
Ofadaa: 4,800 NGN
Chapman: 2,000 NGN
Black Iced Tea cocktail: 3500 NGN (My friend had this)
About The Writer
Tolu Aribisala is a writer, fashion and lifestyle enthusiast, a stylist, and a die-hard Foodie. Her unmatched interest in food and finding new places to eat has inspired her drive for reviewing restaurants and food shacks in Lagos for fellow foodies and explorers. Apart from eating, she spends her time working at a corporate PR firm, and aspires to someday own a bar. Follow her on Instagram @tolu.aribisala and on Twitter @Spicee_x