A Class restaurant Maitama, Abuja.

Phew! First review of the year and boy am i excited to write this one. Happy new year to you all once again, i wish you a splendid year filled with your hearts desires.

So! to kick off the new year, my family and i decided to spend some time together eating good food, enjoying great vibes while reminiscing about 2021 and A class restaurant was just the place. It is located at A-Class Park Along Kashim Ibrahim Way Maitama Abuja, Nigeria. The place is quite huge and offers way more than good food and good vibes. Read all about it below;

Ambience

A class restaurant is quite beautiful on the inside and outside. They have an indoor space as well as outdoor sitting areas. The outdoor space is in 3 sections. There’s the Gazebo space, which is perfect for a small group of people, there’s another section which looks like a bar sitting area, and there’s a sitting area that features just trees and a few chairs and tables. The location of the restaurant makes it quite perfect for family outings because it is a safe and quiet environment with adequate parking, a play area for kids and even a male and female mosque for muslim customers.

The indoor space is quite unique and classy, just like the name implies. It is perfectly lit and stylishly decorated with a moody tone to it. the combination of wood and burnt orange really gives it a serene kind of vibe. The indoor space is actually quite large and can conveniently fit a 100+ people. I personally think it can be suitable for a small wedding reception. Another remarkable thing about A class restaurant is their nice and spacious restroom. The restrooms have nice large mirrors and are very convenient. 

The Menu

The restaurant menu is packed with a whole lot of options, ranging from starters to drinks to salads, burgers, soups, desserts and so much more. Their food options are also quite affordable. 

The Food

For the food, we had starters, main dishes and desserts. Jointly, we ordered –  chicken strips, chicken spring rolls, Prawns fried rice, Penne Arrabbiata, mixed grill platter, chicken in hot chili & steamed rice, brownies, 2 molten lava cakes.

Starters

For starters we had chicken strips and chicken spring rolls. The starters were the first to arrive, and it took about 15minutes for both starters to be ready. 

Chicken strips (4pcs) – NGN2,200 

The chicken strips arrived with a side of delicious mayo dip and a little portion of salad. The strips were great, except for one that was falling apart and didn’t  taste as good as the others. As a sucker for mayo dips, i absolutely enjoyed the one served and the salad was nice.

Chicken spring rolls (4pcs) – NGN2,200 

         It was the most chicken, chicken spring rolls i’ve ever had, lol. The were very very generous with the chicken. The spring roll had nothing but soft, juicy chicken in it. I absolutely loved it! It came with a sweet chili sauce dip, which didn’t excite me too much because i was so focused on the chicken spring rolls. 

Main dishes    
  For our mains we ordered, Prawns fried rice, Penne Arrabbiata, mixed grilled platter, chicken in hot chili & steamed rice. 

Prawns fried rice –  NGN5,000 

        It was a combination of fried rice with shrimps,  eggs,  carrots, bell pepper, onions and spring onions. The rice portion was quite much and could feed 2-3 people depending on your appetite. The rice dish was simply perfect. 

Penne Arrabbiata – NGN3,800 

  I’m going to be very honest, i was quite disappointed when the pasta arrived. I know what you must be thinking, but thats not it. I actually wanted to eat Fettuccine Alfredo, and i was telling my sister how i didn’t want arrabbiata because i already had spaghetti bolognese the previous day and i feel like eating anything with tomato sauce because it might stir up a nasty feeling.  Well it turned out the waitress heard me saying arrabbiata and took it down and while she confirmed the order, i nodded my head in agreement because i was carried away.  Anyway my sadness changed after i had a tasted of the dish. It was amazing! It had the right amount of heat and spice and wasn’t over cooked. The portion of the pasta was also quite much, i think it was the equivalent amount with the shrimp fried rice.

Mixed grill platter – NGN6,800

The mixed grill platter was ordered by my mum and as mama Bear, everyone had to have a share in it. The platter was a mix of chicken skewer, beef skewer, fish skewer, Lamb kofta skewer, served with grilled vegetables, pita bread and french fries. The platter was a whole lot and it was definitely  very satisfying. The only thing i would take out of the platter is the side dip it was served with. I have no idea what it is called and i didn’t taste it enough to know the flavors and ingredients used because it was very distasteful. 

Chicken in hot chili & steamed rice – NGN4,500

        SPICY! thats the first word that would come to the tip of your tongue after you have this. If you have a very low tolerance for hot and spicy food like me, it will be too spicy for you. If you’re the type that can take the heat, it will be averagely hot. I didn’t get a picture of the steamed rice but the chili sauce was packed with chicken cubes, hot sauce, cucumber, carrots, bell peppers and onions. It was a great pair with the steamed rice. 

Dessert

For dessert we had, brownies and molten lava cakes. Unfortunately, i didn’t get a picture of the cakes, but i dod get one of the brownie. The molten lava cake cost NGN3,000 each 

Brownie obsession – NGN2,800

Holy mother of Fudge! This brownie was very very fudgey. It was crunchy on the outside but very moist and chocolatey on the inside. The brownie was only served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream,  whereas on the menu it was stated it would be served with ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate fudge and caramel.

Drinks

We had Oreo milkShake (not photographed), Chapman and strawberry Daiquiri. We also ordered some bottles of water. The Oreo milkshake cost – NGN2,800 each. It would be good to note that the A class restaurant do not offer alcoholic options. 

Chapman – NGN2,000

The chapman was a mix of Grenadine,  Lemon, sprite and Fanta. It taste just like normal chapman does. It was alright. 

Strawberry Daiquiri – N2,800

         I absolutely enjoyed the strawberry Daiquiri from the beginning to the end. It was just the way i like it. 

Total bill – NGN53,662  (including 7.5% VAT and service charge of N2,385).

General review

A class restaurant is definitely befitting of its name. It is a great and family friendly environment, with really good food at affordable rates. It is perfect for date night, family treat or even a solo treat to a great meal. My family and I had a great time and i look forward to visiting again soon to try out more amazing dishes. 

         Kindly let me know if this review was helpful in the comments, and do not forget to share your experience if you visit A class restaurant, Abuja. 

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Sketch cafe & restaurant | Nigeria’s first 2d/3d cafe

ART!!! thats right! those are the only 3 letters appropriate to describe this place. Sketch cafe and restaurant is a huge work of art and i mean it literally. It is a brand new spot located in what is now the most innovative District in the city of Abuja – Art Tech district at No. 7 Hombori Street, Wuse 2 Opp Best Premier Hotel Wuse, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.
Prior to the launch of Sketch 2d/3d restaurant, i had always dreamed of visiting a restaurant just like this! It was part of my restaurant bucket list (glad thats out of the way now…lol). When i heard of something like this in the works i really couldn’t contain my excitement and i promised to be one of the first people to visit and I’m glad i was. I made history guys!! hehehe. Anyway i was so happy that the Sketch cafe and restaurant did not disappoint in any way. Scroll to read all the amazing things that went down at Sketch!

Sketch me!

This has to be one of the coolest things about Sketch. When you visit the restaurant, you have a chance to get a picture of you taken and printed out in 2d/3d. After that, you are given color pencils to bring your image to life with the colors you like while you wait for your meal. I absolutely loved it and i’m definitely going to frame my pictures.

Ambience

Sketch has an artistic and classy ambience. Walking into to the restaurant feels like you’re walking into a huge coloring book. The white and black 2d/3d walls make the entire space feel unreal which kind of messes with your head. They made a very good choice of furniture and also dining ware, because everything blends well into the background including the air conditioner surprisingly. The restaurant also features a rooftop dining spot which shares the same concept as the indoor space. It has a mini bar for drinks and is also convenient for those who would like to take a smoke. The outdoor space is more suitable at night because it light up different and there’s cool, enjoyable breeze. The restaurant has a small bathroom, which is not very impressive, it is just convenient. This is actually something i have noticed with all Art tech district restaurants.

The cafe/restaurant menu offers quite a range of food and drinks. They have sweet and savory food options as well as cold and hot drinks. They also have some smoothies and fruit juice options. The food prices are sort of expensive, i think it borders between budget-tight and expensive, but really, can you put a price on fine dining? I would say a budget of N15,000 for one person would be sufficient.

Food & Drinks

We had quite colorful dishes served. We had ; Passion fruit cake with custard, Red velvet and vanilla cake with strawberry sauce, Beet chicken salad, Crispy squid and 3-tango drink. I got to try out the Mexican salsa shrimp salad, Passion fruit cake with custard and the 3-tango drink.
The Mexican salsa shrimp salad costs NGN7,500 – The salad was quite unique and very very rich. I have never actually had something like it before. It was a combination of Kidney beans, sweet corn, bell peppers, kale and shrimp. When i tasted the salad at first i thought it was nice, but at the end the bitter taste of the kale took over and you will almost regret eating it. Subsequently, the salad flavors will grow and you and the bitter after taste disappears and you’ll honestly love it if you like salads like me. The major stunner of the Mexican salsa salad is the avocado dressing. It was incredible and it made the salad stand out for me. To be honest though, I think the portion of the salad is quite small for the price even though it is quite filling.
The Passion fruit cake had me confused a bit. When it was served i honestly thought it was lemon cake and the taste didn’t make it easier to tell because the cream on the side was lemon flavored. The cake was nice, it tasted like a regular vanilla sponge cake with a passion fruit glaze. Although it was a spongey kind of cake, it tasted a bit dry. It seemed like the cake was ripped of its moisture. I spoke to the chef about it and she said it was probably because the cake was taken from the counter display. One thing that really impressed me was the custard that was served with the cake, i really liked it.

Drink

The 3-tango drink is a combination of orange juice, cranberry juice, apple juice, sprite and a simple syrup. I loved the layers of colors the drink had, it was very appealing to the eyes and the taste didn’t disappoint. All the juices really blended in well and gave a unique taste which left me wanting more. The drink costs NGN3,500.

General review

I LOOOOOVEEEEEE Sketch a whole lot! I think the 2d/3d concept is totally amazing and it is very daring to try and recreate something so lovely here in Nigeria. They definitely nailed it with the space. The real MVP however in all of this is the artist. I do not know who is responsible for the execution but the person(s) did a fantastic job and I’m really proud we have such talent here in Nigeria. In terms of service and food, i think they can do better. I’ve experienced the different restaurants at the art tech district multiple times and their food and service are very top notch. I feel like the sketch restaurant and cafe is yet to get there, but they are on the way. Their food and service still has some stabilizing to do as at the time i visited but I have no doubt in my heart that the next time i visit, it would be perfect!

G Burger by Galaxy

Hey foodies, here is a short and delicious review that will come in handy if you are a burger or milkshake lover. G burger is a new burger place opened recently by the owners of one of my favourite pizza places here in Abuja. They serve a nice range of delicious burgers, milkshakes, fries, ice cream and coffee. Their menu is concise and affordable, you can visit with a N3,000-N8,000 budget for 1.

The Ambience

The Ambience was quite nice, very fast food like. There was a counter for ice cream and one for burgers. They had a nice sitting area, that can sit up about 30-50 people. I loved the large windows that gives you a view of the road and what’s going on outside. They also had a single bathroom. It is a nice place to get your cravings satisfied, have a quick casual meeting or even enjoy your lunch break.

Service

The service was very fast and efficient. Our burger meals took less than 20 minutes to get ready and it was quite surprising because we ordered 3 burgers, 2 portions of fries and 2 milkshakes.

The food

The burger meals were so GOOD and honestly quite affordable. I ordered the ; house beef burger, house chili burger, 2 portion of French fries, strawberry milkshake & Nutella milkshake. I initially wanted chili cheese fries but as i got there i just wanted to stuff food in my face as quickly as possible to satisfy my cravings and i forgot about it and got regular fries. Here’s a taste of what i had;
House beef burger – N1,700

The house beef burger is a regular beef patty burger. It was juicy and the bun was quite soft. There was nothing too special about it, but it was great.


House chili cheese burger – N2,100

The house chili burger, tasted like the house burger but better. It seemed to have a lot more ingredients a lot more spice. It was quite hot but not too much to make it extremely spicy or undesirable. It was just right.

A portion of French fries- N1,000

The fries were just regular, Although i total loved how crispy it was.


Strawberry milkshake – N1,800

I tried the strawberry milkshake first and i was absolutely blown away. I sincerely do not know the right words to use because it was so good and i have never had any milkshake like that before. One thing i can say is that it is very very rich and totally worth the price. You just have to try it to understand what i mean.


Nutella milkshake – N2,300

As a chocolate lover, i didn’t think twice about ordering the Nutella milkshake because you just can’t go wrong with chocolate. Well, i was not wrong! I thought i was impressed by the strawberry milkshake but the Nutella milkshake totally blew my hat off. It is definitely one of the best Milkshakes i have had in Abuja, No cap!

G burger is now my new Milkshake plug!


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Palm ave restaurant

Hi guys, it’s yet another week with another solo date at a nice, low key restaurant in the city of Abuja. I’m not even going to lie, i am really enjoying these solo dates because its breath of fresh air from the usual chaos and interaction with people during the week days.

Palm ave is a new restaurant that has been running for a couple of months now. It is located at Riverplate garden opposite BMO events center wuse II, Abuja. The restaurant is interestingly open from 11:00am – 3:00am daily.

Ambience

The restaurant interior is super cool! Like, you know those dark interior designs you drool over on instagram but cant have? well this is it! A lot of restaurants always shy away from dark colored interior for some reason but palm ave is not one of them. I admire the bold choice of dark, yet attractive colors in the decor, it definitely makes it stand out from most restaurants here in Abuja. Another thing to love about palm ave are the large windows, it feels like you’re in a glass house and its just so lovely. It gives you a view of the park which gives a calming effect. During the day, the restaurant is vibrant, cozy and calming. At night, it switches up to this really cool, dark and relaxing place to just vibe and enjoy good food.

The restaurant to gives off a type of vibe that cant really be explained(in a good way), you just have to experience it.


Indoors

Outdoors

Palm ave at night

The menu

The restaurant menu is quite concise because its a soft opening menu. It features mostly sweet dishes and quite a number of savory dishes as well. They serve both hot and cold drinks. There are no alcoholic drink options on the menu and the dishes are all Halal. One thing i loved about the menu was that each dish/drink had a little description of what it entails which kinda gives you and idea of what you are going to be served.

The restaurant also serves shisha outdoors which is not captured on the menu but it costs NGN3,000.

The food

For my meal i had the cinnamon bae waffles. The thing with me is that when there are sweet options on a menu, i always pick it over savory dishes. These waffles were actually recommended by the owner and i must say he did not lie when he said i would enjoy it because i absolutely Loved it!
The cinnamon bae waffles cost NGN3,500, it was topped with powdered sugar, white chocolate and milk chocolate. On the menu it stated it will be topped with crushed maltesers which i sadly didn’t get even though i enjoyed the waffles.

The waffles were soft and warm. It was very rich, as such it was quite filling. You can instantly tell that a lot of thought went into the dish because despite all the sweet ingredients on the plate, the dish still wasn’t too sweet. It was quite perfect really, i low key licked my plate, lol.

The Drink

I ordered the strawberry mojito and it cost NGN2,500. After my first sip of the strawberry mojito i was like broooooooo what is in this? does it contain actual strawberries? because hmmmm. The drink was sweet, but the lime and mint leaves toned down the sweetness and gave it a nice balance. The portion of the drink was surprisingly large for the price. I’d definitely recommend it for anyone visiting the restaurant because its a banger.

TOTAL BILL – NGN6,450

General review

Palm ave restaurant is honestly quite distinct from what we usually have here in Abuja. It is very chill and the environment is serene and relaxing. It is clearly a restaurant that is open to everyone but not for everyone…if you know what i mean. The restaurant is also very affordable and it’s a very good place for solo dates, lunch dates and probably a dinner date pending what you like.
I would definitely be visiting again because i generally like the serene vibe and i want to try out savory options from their menu.

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Pink bear Ng | Your favourite little cafe

I had the cutest little solo date at the prettiest little cafe last week and it was awesome!

Pink bear cafe is a cute new cafe located at shop 12, 141 adetokunbo ademola crescent wuse 2 Abuja, Nigeria. I noticed it a while back when i was shopping at the plaza. I knew something was going on there but i didn’t know what it was, until boom! one day the pink walls caught my attention.

Here’s a review of my pink bear experience ;

Ambience

The cafe is so cute and cozy. It has large windows which really adds to the lighting of the place, the cafe is mostly pink so its hard to not admire every inch of it. My favourite part was the pink little spot by the window and the coffee tree mural on the wall. I like that particular spot because it gives you a view of the window and its quite secluded and comfortable. The place is quite small and can barely sit up to 30 people at once so its best for take outs, lunch breaks or a quick bite.

The menu

For a small cafe their menu is quite big. Normally most cafes this size sell only pastries, but pink bear is different. The have a variety of options on their menu. They have salads, pasta, pancakes, pastries, sandwiches and more. For their drinks, they have water, different types of teas, including bubble tea. Interestingly, they also have alcoholic bubble tea.

The food

I didn’t try out any savory dishes, i just went straight to the pastries pastries displayed because it just felt right at the time.
I ordered a cinnamon roll, red velvet cake slice and a chocolate cake slice.

Red velvet cake slice – N1,700

Typically, i’m not a huge fan of red velvet cake. Its really nice and i enjoy it, but its not always my first pick. Something about this cake slice was calling my name and i had to get it. Well, it turned out to be one of the best red velvet cake slices I’ve ever had! It was so creamy, moist and rich. I honestly never knew red velvet cake could taste so good. I loved it.

Chocolate cake slice – N1,500

Chocolate flavored anything would always have a space in my heart. This was no different. It was very fudgey, moist and really really chocolatey. The best part about it was that the chocolate cake was that it was really yummy and it didn’t have a lot of sugar in it.

Cinamon roll – N900

The cinnamon roll was actually the first thing to catch my attention. It was quite small, but really really nice. Definitely one of the best i’ve had.

Drink

I wasn’t really in the mood for bubble tea so i decided to try the caramel milk tea.

Caramel milk tea (small – N2,400)

The caramel milk tea was too sweet. It wasn’t really creamy and i could barely taste the caramel in it. I didn’t really enjoy it honestly.

Total bill – NGN6,500

General review

The pink bear cafe is really cute and cozy. One of the distinct things i loved about it was that they had some cute brand merch for sale. I haven’t tired out a lot of the things on their menu yet, but from what i have, i can say they have really good pastries. I would definitely be visiting soon to try out more items on their menu.

Amazonia Restaurant | A taste of something new

Hi guys! so sometime last month i visited the famous rainforest restaurant and did a review of their food and space. It was beautiful indeed. In October, they reached out to me stating that they would be launching a new menu and would love to have me over for a food tasting. I was excited of course because i already knew it would entail exciting new dishes.

For one little reason or the other i almost missed it and even though i was able to be present i was a tad bit late and missed some of the dishes served. I was still able to get a taste of majority of the dishes served. Here are some of the dishes i tried ;

Tuna Tostadas

This definitely made my top 3 dishes. It was kind of like an open taco, and also looked like pizza. It was cut into slices, so to eat it you have to pull out a slice and eat it. It’s quite a mess to eat but definitely really delicious.

Fish cakes

Hmmmmm! i have a lot of thoughts about these fish cakes. They were deep fried and kind of tasted like egg rolls, but fish. At first i tried just the fish cakes without the dressing and the dip and i did not enjoy it. Later on, the chef came and did his thing, explained the entire dish and i tried it all together and loved it. It’s actually a very very interesting dish. The mixed vegetables you see in the picture also included pineapples, which added a natural sweetness to the taste. The dip was an avocado dip. Now, i don’t mean guacamole. I mean mayonnaise, but avocado. Get it?

Sweet Potato Disco Fries

Amazeballs! First of all, i loved that this wasn’t basic Irish potatoes, it was sweet potato and it had a lot going on mehn. It had mixed bell peppers, cheese, tomato sauce and i think minced meat as well. It was fantastic, but my stomach was already getting full so i didn’t have much of it. It’s November and I’m still thinking about it.

Sesame Fried rice

Uhhhh this baby is definitely in my top 3 list. I think i ate the biggest portion from this rice. I love loved it! It was not overly seasoned or cooked and it was colorful as well. I totally recommend.

Szechuan Fish Sauce

Remember my top 3 list? this made the cut too. I didn’t think much of it at first, because my brain was like nahh, this looks black, it will not be sweet. Well, it definitely proved me wrong because it was totally delicious and i loved it. It was the famous giwan ruwa fish in Szechuan sauce (whatever that is) served with vegetables.

Szechuan Spiced Fish

Another giwan ruwa fish, another plate of deliciousness. Just like the Szechuan fish sauce, the Szechuan spiced fish was also delicious as well. Slightly even better i might add. Although we had it on it’s own, it seemed like something to be paired with a side dish (maybe a certain delicious sesame fried rice… hehehehehe)

 Miso Stir Fried Ribeye

All stir fry’s are amazing, PERIOD! This one wasn’t any different. I loved the crunchy veggies, as always. The ribeye tasted nice also. Just like the Szechuan spiced fish, it also needs to be paired with a side…*wink wink*

Green Chilli Rigatoni

Well, just like the name of the dish, it was green. Not very inviting to eat if you ask me. My brain just went omg its green… nahhhh. It wasn’t all that bad really, just that the fact that it was green didn’t entice me. It has chicken, which i loved, the texture was great but the dish wasn’t really for me. The chef said it’s not the type of dish to entice you at first, but it’s one that grows on you. This was true, once i started eating it, i couldn’t stop.

Caramel apple

What’s a great food tasting without dessert right? The caramel apple dessert was the last thing served and it put a great finish to a beautiful tasting. It was beautiful as you can see and it tasted as good as it looked. The sponge cake was perfect!

General review

The new dishes on the Amazonia menu are colorful, delicious and top notch. As usual it’s nothing short of an excellent fine dining experience. I would love to commend Amazonia for always doing their best to stand out and serve the best. Big Kudos to chef Eskay as well for whipping up such delicious meals. It was truly an exciting and learning experience. I look forward to sharing more food tasting experiences with my readers.

If you visit Amazonia and try any of the dishes mentioned, don’t forget to let me know about your experience.

Alamala Abuja | Abuja’s top Àmàlà spot.

Àmàlà is an indigenous Nigerian meal, known to the Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria. It is made out of yam or cassava flour. It is mostly served with Ewedu and gbegiri soups, which is paired with all kinds of assorted proteins.

Alamala is a new spot in the city of Abuja, specialized in selling yummy Amala. It is located at no 40 durban street, Wuse II Abuja, Nigeria.

Alamala is a small pick up stand with a mini sitting area where you can wait for your order or quickly have your meal.

They have a limited menu, that offers only Àmàlà, Ewedu, gbegiri, proteins, soft drinks and water. The menu however give you an option to build your bowl to your heart’s content. The pricing of the food however doesn’t cover the cost of packaging. Packaging charge is separate.

A taste of Alamala

SPICY!!! That’s how it tasted. The Àmàlà was served hot in a nice kraft bowl, and also served on time as well. My order didn’t take long at all. I opted for the ’happy bowl’ which is the full Àmàlà a meal with assorted proteins. It tasted really nice and had that hot Yoruba pepper flair, it was spicy but not too hot to handle. It had just the right amount of deliciousness. I definitely enjoyed myself and i’ll be going back for more.

General review

I absolutely love the innovation of putting Àmàlà in a kraft bowl. I mean its quite bougie but they didn’t fail to deliver the indigenous originality of the meal which i liked because in the end it all balls down to the taste of the meal. Alamala is quite affordable, offers great service and serves delicious Àmàlà. It is definitely a worthy Àmàlà plug in Abuja.

Do not forget to share your experience at alamala with me, if you visit. It will go a long way in helping others enjoy their own experience.

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The brunch club | All day brunch restaurant.

The brunch club is a brand new restaurant located at No. 45 gana street maitama Abuja, Nigeria. It is a cozy all day brunch restaurant that serves brunch meals from 9am – 10pm daily. They are currently running a soft opening, this simply means that they are not fully opened to the generally public yet, the restaurant is only open to a few people.
I had the pleasure of brunching at the restaurant with my sister and here’s how it all went down.

The Ambience

The brunch club is quite beautiful and peaceful, it’s located in a little corner with quite adequate parking space. It is very cozy with large windows which makes the space beautifully lit. It has some Paris/French type of vibe indoors and Greece/island vibes on the outside. An interesting thing about the brunch club space is the circular booth. The booths are beautifully decorated, well lit and properly ventilated. It is great for pictures and privacy as well.

The menu

The restaurant menu is quite concise. It features a range of salads, pastas, desserts, all day breakfast options, sandwiches and more. They also have a number of cold drinks, teas and coffee.

The food

For my brunch i wanted something sweet and also spicy so i ordered soufflé pancakes and brunched jollof.

SOUFFLÉ PANCAKES – NGN4,000

If you didn’t already know a soufflé pancake is a special kind of Japanese pancake, that is soft, fluffy and jiggly. For some reason i expected disappointment, i thought i would have just regular pancakes because Nigerian restaurants have a habit of putting names of dishes they can’t actually make, just to seem fancy. To my surprise, i was actually served steaming hot Japanese soufflé pancakes with whipped cream, blueberries and syrup. The pancakes were super fluffy and tasty. I literally wanted to stuff it all in my mouth but i couldn’t because my stomach was full only half way through eating. It was absolutely yummy and satisfying. The only downside to ordering the pancake was the preparation time. It took almost an hour before we got served. The staff were courteous enough to keep us updated until it was ready and also apologize for the delay.

BRUNCHED JOLLOF – NGN5,500

The brunched jollof is a jollof rice, peppered turkey and fried plantain combo. This combo is IT!! Like! authentic Nigerian jollof, made with palm oil, crayfish, iru (locust beans), atarodo and so much more. It was honestly delicious. The turkey was also very nice, juicy and tender. The portion was adequate. Not too small and not too much. I loved it!


The drinks

It has been a while i had milkshakes so i decided to have milkshakes. I ordered the brunch lotus shake and strawberry shake.

BRUNCH LOTUS SHAKE – NGN3,500

The lotus shake was perfect. It was creamy and not too sweet. It has a vanilla, caramel and Lotus biscoff taste. At the end of the milkshake, there were some lotus biscoff biscuit particles at the bottom which i lowkey liked.

STRAWBERRY SHAKE – NGN3,000

The strawberry shake was pretty and it was topped with whipped cream. It didn’t really taste like it had any strawberries and it was too sweet. I didn’t really enjoy it.

Total bill – NGN18,562

Total bill includes VAT and service charges.

General service review

The brunch club is nice in general. They have a beautiful space, peaceful environment, with good food. Their staff need a little more training however, they are still a bit confused and unfamiliar with everything. It’s something they need to work on that before they are fully open. Another thing they need to work on is the consistency of their food. I’ve heard some conflicting reviews about their food, some people have had wonderful meals, while others have had terrible meals. Finally, as at the time i visited, they didn’t have a POS, so if you are the kind to not move with cash, be sure to carry some cash or be able to make a transfer to pay for your food.
Do not forget to share your experience with me if you visit, it’ll mean a lot to me and also help others reading this post.

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Amazonia Restaurant | Nigeria’s first rainforest themed restaurant.

Have you ever been to a Rainforest? No? well me neither, but today we are going to take that journey together! Grab your drinks and hold your horses because its about to get freaky in here.
Amazonia is a brand new rainforest themed restaurant situated at No. 7 Hombori street, Wuse 2, Abuja. (same location with Discovery museum,Escape room and Lagos Bistro). It’s a pretty splendid environment with fairly adequate parking spaces. They do offer a Valet service which is quite nice and uncommon in most restaurants here in Abuja. The restaurant accepts Walk in’s and reservations, but they prefer reservation though. So before you visit, make a reservation.

Here’s a detailed review of my visit to Amazonia;

The Ambience

“MY OH MY” that’s the phrase! The res ambience is amazing. Nothing like you’ve ever seen before. it features different shades of vibrant colors, wall murals, bamboo sticks and lots and lots of flowers, plants .etc. The walls were designed to look like a real rainforest with water flowing through the leaves. It is really cool! The tables had digital screens which display different nature images which gives you an actual feeling of the rainforest. The atmosphere is kinda cool, relaxing and had a very very natural feeling for an indoor space. It has a dim and warm kind of lighting which adds to the whole rainforest vibe. They also have a mini outdoor space which is actually enclosed but definitely looks like an open out door space. It had a few tables and bar like stools, it also had a lot of plants which gave it a little forest vibe.
The restaurant also has a new space which was currently been set up when i visited. It is a private dining space for small events which also embodies the theme of the main restaurant.

The Menu

The restaurant menu is not your typical conventional Nigerian menu. It features a lot of mouth watering dishes which are mostly seafood based and some of which i’m not sure i pronounced right. The meals are quite expensive to be very honest. The cheapest items on the food menu are the sides, which cost NGN3,500. I totally forgot to get a picture of the drinks menu but the drinks were pricey as well.

The food & Drinks

For the food, My sister and i had the Napolitana pasta and tacos.

NAPOLITANA PASTA – NGN7,500

The Napolitana pasta was a mix of spicy Neapolitan sauce and shrimp. I specifically asked them to make my pasta a little less spicy because i didn’t want anything really spicy. The pasta plating was a 10 i must say and the taste was equally great. The pasta was not to spicy, it was just right like i requested. It wasn’t dry which i really loved, it had the neapolitan sauce still dripping off it. The shrimps were quite big and they weren’t stingy at all. It was definitely worth it’s price.

TACO- NGN7,500

It was delicious! Unfortunately it was quite small for N7,500. I mean, i was expecting more that i was served but i just got two. The taco was described on the Menu as a Crispy squid and shrimp combo in a crispy taco sheet with gochujang and miso mayo but neither the squid nor taco sheet were crispy. However, they nailed the miso mayo and that’s what made it delicious.

Drinks

FLAMINGO – NGN3,200

The flamingo drink was a pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice and simple syrup combo. It was beautifully served and tasted nice. It was too sweet and it had a sour-ish lemony taste which i enjoyed. I didn’t at any point of sipping taste any cranberry juice though. It tasted more like lemon and pineapple juice.

PASSION FRUIT MARTINI – NGN3,500

The passion fruit Martini was a passion fruit syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, egg white and sprite combo. I honestly did not enjoy it. It didn’t taste as good as the flamingo drink.

TAKEAWAY

My sister and i couldn’t finish up the food we ordered so we decided to get takeaway for later. Takeaway meals cost an extra charge of N400 each. The take away bags were really cute so i had to take a picture.

Total bill – NGN25,762.50

*Total bill includes VAT and service charges*


General Review

Asides the fact the Amazonia restaurant is stunning, the second amazing thing about it is the customer service. Their customer service is TOP NOTCH. Their staff a very kind, well mannered, properly dressed and professional. They are will to go to far lengths to make sure customers are satisfied and it’s absolutely wonderful. I totally recommend Amazonia restaurant for anyone who loves seafood, fine dining and new/interesting experiences. I had a wonderful time and i will definitely be visiting again soon.

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Gelato and pizza with my babes at – Nosta cafe and Galaxy pizza.

So you might be wondering, how did she have pizza and gelato from two different spots at the same time? Well, the answer is actually quite simple, a food court! Nosta cafe and Galaxy pizza are both located at No. 2 Atakpame street, chocolate mall, Wuse 2 Abuja. Prior to the launch of my blog, I had visited Nosta cafe a couple of times but I have never actually tried the galaxy pizza or burger. This time around I decided to try both and get a good review for my readers.

Nosta Cafe – Gelato

Nosta cafe is a nice little cafe spot at the chocolate mall food court that sells amazing cakes, pastries, shakes, hot & cold beverage as well as my fave, ice cream. As I mentioned earlier, I have tried out Nosta cafe before and it was amazing! this time wasn’t any different. They serve a unique variety of ice cream flavours that are very rich and creamy. some of them include; mango, salted caramel, cookies and cream, coffee, strawberry, white chocolate, cotton candy, blueberry and so much more.

There is no menu for the ice cream so you are to choose from any of the available flavours on display. A scoop of ice cream costs NGN800. You can have as many scoops as you wish in a cup or a cone(the cone costs N200). I had 2 scoops of ice cream(NGN1,600) – Salted caramel and coffee with broken waffle toppings because I do love me some crunch in my ice cream. It tasted marvellous, I totally recommend this combo. The coffee ice cream had tiny Hershey chocolate bars in it and my heart literally melted when I realised.

My sisters had the Amarena/salted caramel with broken waffle topping(second frame) and the chocolate flakes/salted caramel combo (third frame). I had a taste of both and I totally recommend these combo’s.

The only problem I had with the cafe was their service. It’s not that the customer service was bad, the staff were actually very nice but I think they undercharged me. Firstly, they charged me for 1 ice cream instead of 4(8 scoops). I had to go back to them to let them know and I think they also forgot to charge for the toppings. It’s not the fist time I’ve had this experience at Nosta cafe, it has happened more than once.

Galaxy pizza – Pizza

It was my first time trying galaxy pizza and I just want to say they have officially become my pizza plug in Abuja. I ordered the BBQ CHICKEN SPECIAL PIZZA (family size) and it cost NGN5,000. It was marvellous! The pizza was not greasy and I loved how it wasn’t flat. They were definitely not selfish with the ingredients. The pizza was very rich and filled with a lot of everything. It had cheese, bbq chicken, tomatoes, onions, green pepper, garlic, red pepper and bbq sauce.

Another thing I loved about galaxy pizza was their menu. Although I didn’t get a picture of their menu, I can still remember it quite vividly. They have a price range of about NGN3,500 – NGN10,000. Their menu also features a wide range of options like arabica piazza, Hawaiian pizza, pepperoni pizza, chicken shawarma pizza, cheesesteak pizza and so much more. I also liked the fact that each item on the menu had a picture of it on the side which gives you a visual representation of what you’re about to order.

I will definitely be visiting both places again soon and I’ll be sharing an update about my experience.