THE PLACE RESTAURANT, LAGOS | REVIEW

There's a favourite place I love to eat and it is called...The Place. I always find it amusing when I'm asked, "where are you going and I respond with "The Place. It is indeed The Place to go. Here's why! It's not just a restaurant, it's a bar as well, so you will find it very busy in the evenings and weekends. 

WHO I WENT WITH
See ehn, I have gone to The Place almost over 30 times and trust me I’ve gone with Bobo, my mom, Semilore’s mom, my dad, everybody that is beside me when I’m hungry! I can drive all the way to their outlets either in Lekki or GRA Ikeja. I’ve been to the one in V.I but that’s my least favourite outlet because in my opinion their portions are smaller. The Place is where I go for correct food and correct price, in fact make dem come put me on their signboard oh because of the investments I've made in their business.

LOOKEY FEELY
The Place (Restaurant) is not big on décor, it’s basic because that is not why we are here! LOL. Ok, it’s just like a cafeteria really, where you are bamboozled with options of what you want to eat. It is mostly neat but crowded during peak hours i.e Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday. You know what? There’s a queue at The Place most of the time so get ready to stand in line for the food. The toilets are fairly clean, and as for ambiance, there’s not much. Nothing fancy. 

HOSPITALITY
I do not think in my months of going there that I have been treated poorly, although I vexed for one of the attendants in their V. I outlets once when he served my food portion so small as if he was measuring it with my height. Apart from that, the attendants are ok. Very busy, so not much time for senrenren, it’s usually  “ what do you want to eat sir/ma, next!”…you gerrit?

WHAT WE HAD
My favourite thing to have is their asun (20 man shall all if anybody tries to beg me for the asun). I think I'vve had almost everything The Place sells except the Calabar food, Ekpang nkukwo : I’ve had asun, catfish, moin moin, beans, yam porridge, yamarita, prawn sauce, jollof rice, Spaghetti, fried rice, jambalaya rice, ofada rice, meat pie, scotch egg, vegetable fried rice…I can go on. I think the variety is amazing! If they want to just step up their game I would suggest they add Banga and Starch. Daaazaaal. I think they have the widest range, variety-wise.
DAMAGE DONE
When I go with Bobo we spend nothing more than N4500 and our typical order is Sisi: Asun, Spaghetti, Fried Fish/ Prawn Sauce. Bobo : Catfish, Yam Porridge, Moin moin and juice. We switch it up but this is our typical order. I think its good value for money. 

VERDICT
I love The place: the first place when I think about when I’m hungry and cannot cook is The Place. I bet bachelors love The Place, why not? They can have beans and dodo in the afternoon, then have jollof rice for dinner, and switch it up different days…their variety and good taste is the selling point and that’s all you need really when you’re hungry. 


Have you tried The Place ? What was your experience like?

20 comments

  1. Hmmmmmmmm yummmyyy,my mouth is watering.

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  2. I've tried the The Place several times and I love their food especially their Asun + Jollof Rice.

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  3. looks great! Would go check it out. Thank you for your reviews Sisi, they have been very helpful.

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  4. I love the place too! Especially the prawn sauce
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  5. I have tried the place and it's very nice. I looove their prawn sauce. www.secretlilies.com

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  6. just looking at this made me hungry lol, i so wanna cry at work. naija folks are enjoying

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  7. I might try the place when I go to Nigeria in a few months x

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  8. I love The Place meals like cray! Its one place I get home cooked meals always from home on an affordable budget.

    HML Sisi

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  9. The food looks sooo delicious, choi. I've never tried their food before but I obviously need to! We need to set a date for our date o!!

    http://www.tukesquest.blogspot.com/

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  10. The way sisi consumes food and still look trim with that tummy not expanding ehn I can't say...lol,my mouth is watering ooooh! Hungry ATM

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  11. Oh I love the place!! The food was so delicious.

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  12. Gosh, you just made my mouth water. I love The Place. I haven't been to any other one apart from the Lekki one and the Lekki one works for me. Their food is so delish! There's no lie in this post!

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  13. One should not be fasting and looking at this pictures at the same time.
    Just saying! This na temptation. It can lead to confusion.lol

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  14. SiSi how far with Monday chit chat na, abi it's now Tuesday CC ni

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  15. Another place with variety is Mega Chicken Ikota. They serve boiled plantains! They even serve starch and owo. I have never tried this though.

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  16. all my years of eating at "The Place" i am yet to be disappointed ...i will rate them 8/10 .....the food is fantastic ..thumbs up to the chefs and entire management.

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  17. ....i forgot to mention i only patronize the GRA ikeja outlet which is excellent , ate at the lekki outlet once and i was totally disappointed , the portion was annoyingly small ...will never visit the lekki outlet ever again .

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  18. The Place - Lekki used to be my favourite place till I bought ofada rice there last week and realized the sauce was spoilt without even tasting it. Had to send my assistant back there with a receipt and they gave me a refund for the sauce! I wonder how they expected me to eat the rice without sauce

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  19. "20 man shall fall..."
    LOL I've heard a lot about their asun
    Will be trying soon :)

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  20. i tried their asun with porridge yam the last time i was in niger ,maaan asun tuuo bad gan

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