So I tried this place by accident and I’ll tell you why. I had planned to go to lunch with my dear friend *OO* because it was her last day in Lagos, and we’d agreed to meet at Bistro 7. So you can imagine our disappointment when we got there and found that Bistro 7 isn’t open on Mondays ūüôĀ . We only had a limited window of time and weren’t able to start traipsing round looking for alternatives, so she suggested Posh Cafe at¬†Mega Plaza, which is literally up the road. I had never been before so I thought, why not?

chicken salad

Where: 3rd floor, Mega Plaza, Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Price Range: Our meal came to roughly about N3,000 per head but can be either more or less depending on what you order

 

plantain chips

Food/Drinks: Before our food came, they served plantain chips and freshly baked bread. I had their jollof rice and whole croaker fish, and my friend had the chicken salad with yam chips. Both dishes were actually quite tasty and we were impressed by how fresh and crisp the salad was. My fish was wonderfully seasoned and had that seductive flame grilled aesthetic going on. The jollof rice was not your typical party jollof, which was nice. It tasted like there were curry-inspired spices in there and it was was intriguing to have a different take on, Jollof. Altogether a good meal. We were stuffed and after I dropped her off at her next meeting, I went home to take a nap. Hahaha.

yam chips and pepper sauce

Atmosphere: A little bit random to be honest as it is situated within Mega Plaza in an alcove overlooking the big spiral staircase, just above the cookware and home appliances section. But it’s a cosy little nook and they have done well to make the restaurant space feel authentic. Nice views over VI from the big window running along the back wall. And they have a clever little¬†kids corner so if you are shopping with young children and need somewhere to have lunch, and have them out of yoru hair for a bit, then Posh Cafe seems to be the right place.

Service: Relaxed, but generally good. I would go back again.

jollof rice and peppered fish