January 25, 2016

REVIEW - Sky Restaurant at Eko Hotels and Suites

Hiya!!!

How was everyone's weekend? I hope you had fun, rested, relaxed, or did whatever you wanted to do. Cakes and I had guests over on Saturday - they were originally supposed to come at 2 and ended up coming at 5. As in, I was too hungry to wait for them so I started eating before they came :p Anyways, we had a nice time hosting and I wish I did more of it last year. Ah well. We also shot a video (yes, me and Cakes so stay tuned for it in a week or two).

You already know that for our Anniversary Date, I wanted Cakes and I to go somewhere fancy. That somewhere fancy happened to be Sky Lounge at Eko Hotels and Suites. Like I mentioned, I'd been there several times and it was Cakes' first time. This is the review I promised back then. Erm, if you're hungry go and eat first, then come back and read.

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We opted to sit by the window for the view, but at the end of the day, the view isn't that great at night when PHCN decides there won't be electricity. But there's ample seating space. I would recommend sitting in the middle section of the restaurant if you want to take photos, as it's better lit than the sides by the windows.

We ordered our drinks shortly after we got there, and as usual, I got Chapman and water. I think Cakes got a beer.


After we placed our appetizer order, they sent over the bread plate with butter (and honey for me because I don't like butter). I think it's better when your dinner rolls are warm and kinda chewy. This bread was okay, not great. If it was great, I would have eaten at least 3. I really love bread - it's a weakness.


For our appetizer, we got the Seafood Kebab (I think that's the name). It had some vegetables and seafood (prawns, fish, and calamari) on skewers. There were 4 skewers, which we shared equally. I really enjoyed it because I love seafood, and the vegetables were quite good too. The only problem was that I wasn't trying to eat with my hands, and getting the bits off the skewers with my fork and knife were tricky. 



I wish I remembered the name of this dish, but I can't (old age). We ordered it though because it came with rice, prawns, chicken, fish, and beef. Along with our extra side order, we didn't need to order 2 different entrees.



I didn't have any of the egg because I like my egg well beaten and cooked through. Cakes enjoyed it though. The beef satay and prawns were really good, but my favorite part of the meal was the chicken!!! The fish - *blank stare*


The second side dish we ordered were the Asian noodles. The plate looks small in the photos, but trust me, it's enough for 2 people. We actually had leftovers and took the rest home.



Overall, I would say we enjoyed our food. Everything came up to just about N20,000.00. Would I say the food is over-priced? I don't know. The fact is that the ambiance is a big part of the pricing. I expected that we'd spend about that much, so I was not surprised at the bill. Can we get more [and even better] food for cheaper in Lagos? HECK YEAH! But there's a reason it's a fine dining restaurant - to collect your well-earned money :p

A couple of things I have to note: It took too long between our appetizer and main course. I started getting weak at a point because I was so hungry. The other point is I think it would be a good idea to come and get drinks with friends or a date - the piano player, Simon, is reeeeeeeeeeeally good! Have you heard the piano version of Ojuelegba?! So pretty!

I hope this review was helpful. I wish I remembered the names of the dishes. I searched all over the internet for the menu and it's nowhere to be found :(

24 comments:

  1. Seems like a great enough place to have a nice meal, with a good view too. Nice review, and warm greetings!

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    1. Thank you. It's a nice place if you're ready to pay for it

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  2. my bf asked me to marry him here in November..tot twas a cute place to ask although it was wayyyyy overprices....

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    1. Awww, what a coincidence. Cakes originally planned to propose there as well. Congratulations to you both! You already know where to get your cakes from ;)

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  3. The food looks nice and I Like the fact that you took the skewers from the cup and plated it nicely.
    Do you remember the prices of the Individual dishes?

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    1. *hides face* I don't remember and I lost the receipt :(

      I think the entree was about N7000 or a little more. If I remember correctly the appetizer was about N3000 to N4000.

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  4. The food looks lovely and the prices seem ok, glad you had a good time with Cakes.

    www.wurassecrethair.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks dear. We were happy with the food for the most part.

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  5. Nice review! Can we feature on reviewnaija.com please, along with the 1500+ reviews of service providers in Naij?

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  6. Beautiful pictures berry. I have never been to this restaurant. For our 4th anniversary in 2014 we went to Federal palace hotel, I loved the food, the garden, and the pool. I insisted on us going there again for our 5th anniversary last yr and I wasn't disappointed. And guess what, a random man and his wife paid for our dinner. Our bill was about 19k inclusive of drinks, they insisted we have wine again which increased the total bill to 26k.

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    1. Oh wow, where were they when I was having my dinner?!

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  7. Lagos fancy restaurants and high bills. I do like their sushi but havent been in years. Berry perhaps thats nasi goreng with satay? It does very much look like it.

    Glad you had an awesome anniversary date with cakes. Wishing you many more blissful years ahead.

    www.pynk360.com

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    1. Girl, I don't even know anymore. I'll write them down in my phone next time.

      Amen and thank you.

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  8. Kai see food. Berry, why are you punishing me like this?

    Dangerous Sex

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    1. Lol, because you haven't sent me on a business trip for the brand yet.

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  9. Yaay to review!
    Your meals look yummy.

    G

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  10. Love the pictures! The food looks mouth watering. I like your honest and detailed review irrespective of the fact that you forgot the names of the meals. I always write that sort of thing down.

    www.miralabelle.com

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    1. Thanks Ijenna. I actually made sure we took the receipt home so that I would have the names on hand. I just forgot where I put it :(

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  11. We have eaten at this restaurant before, and as delicious as the food, what really makes it a one of a kind experience is the view. Each time you eat there you will have a completely different experience and the view changes. Try a sunset dinner and it will be like no other dinner that you have had in recent years.

    Cristopher @ Lamoraga Restaurant

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