One of the best things about Lagos is that there are always new spots cropping up on the scene. Who doesn’t love a new restaurant with a fresh new experience? Our foodie is test driving restaurants all around the city and first up: Craft Gourmet.

Here is what you need to know about Craft Gourmet

Where is it?

It’s on the 3rd floor in Mega Plaza V.I.

Where should I sit?

Craft is quite small, so you’re not spoilt for choice when it comes to seating, but I’d recommend the corner booths by the windows. You get a sweet view and natural light is never a bad idea.

What is the food like?

Well, it’s called craft “gourmet” so expect modern dining with a touch of Middle Eastern influences. Currently, the Pulled Lamb burger and Chicken and Waffles are all the craze, so a visit isn’t complete without a try.

hummus with meat

NB: The lamb burger is best enjoyed hot,  don’t get carried away taking pictures (like some people).

If you’re anti-fad dishes and want something different, ask Lou (you can’t miss her she’s always decked up in her white chef hat and comes round to check whether you’re okay) and she’ll happily recommend something special (The Chicken Yassa). 

How about drinks?

Craft is more of a restaurant than restaurant/bar if that makes sense but of course there are drink offerings. Drinks come in the form of cocktails, fresh juices, tea and wines. We had the naughty chapman and the fresh apple, pineapple, ginger and mint juice. Yum!

How much is it going to cost me?

An average meal with a drink will set you back ₦7000

Overall thoughts?

Mixed! Loved the ambiance, it’s clean  (that’s a huge deal) and I really liked the chairs. The staff are friendly and the food is good. I think it’s more of a brunch spot or a nice place to meet with friends over lunch. Lagos closest thing to brunch/lunch at Aubaine.

What could they improve on?

Well i’m no critic but a place so pretty shouldn’t have paper menus, it just kills the vibe.

Who should I be going with?

Take your girls, your babe or your mum.