On Friday night, after a book reading by Victor Ehikhamenor at Temple Muse, a friend and I ended up at Sky Lounge for some nice quiet drinks. Apart from a few people having dinner, and a small group out for a calm birthday celebration, we were the only other people there which was glorious. I really like it up there, because somehow it feels like you’ve left Lagos for a bit. And the view is just breath-taking, day or night. To be honest, it reminds me a bit of the Oxo Tower, and this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Best for: Grown up dinner or drinks.
Price range: My favourite cocktail there is the Planters Punch, which comes to N2,900 per glass. A glass of wine comes to about N1,800 give or take, and the nibbles we ordered at the bar came in at N3,500 and N3,900 each. Not bad at all, for what you’re getting. I am happy to pay for good food, consistent cocktails, and peace and quiet.
The food: The bar menu is very pan-asian with things like dumplings and sushi, but the main menu is more Modern European, a cross between fine dining and brasserie type fare. The kitchen was closed by the time we got there, so we could only order what the Barman called ‘small chops’. Hahaha… small chops indeed! *BA* had the Philadelphia Roll and I had the Asian Dumplings stuffed with prawns. Both dishes were really yummy, and just the right thing to go with our drinks. The Philadelphia roll was super fresh, with just the right amount of crunch from the tempura inside it, and my Asian Dumpling had the smushy melt-in-your-mouth effect. It was probably just as well the kitchen was closed because then, we may have over done it.
Atmosphere: Buzzy and calm at the same time. I like the fact that there is music playing but it isn’t loud. You can comfortably hold a conversation, or dance around gently in your seat.
Service: Discreet, attentive, professional, friendly
Verdict: I really, really like Sky Lounge. Every time I go, I come away feeling tranquil and refreshed.