Places in Lagos: Maple Restaurant

Maple is a restaurant and bar in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. It’s on the top floor of a building that houses a salon, and both businesses have the same owners. I stopped by Maple with my friend Dami for dinner, and here’s how it went.

AMBIENCE

The restaurant has a cosy vibe; you notice this immediately after you walk in. The furniture is a mix of grey, beige and black, which perfectly complements the greenery. The space has three seating areas: the booth seats, the high seats in the middle and the bar seats. I especially like the maple leaves at the staircase and by the signage inside. The restaurant also has a private dining area for private parties.

MENU

The food menu has over ten categories, with a selection of brunch and dinner meals for everyone. The drink menu is also rich with various options, including beverages and alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

WHAT WE ORDERED

For drinks, I tried a new cocktail Bubba Mojito and one of my regulars, Moscow Mule. Dami ordered two servings of Whiskey Sour. My mojito was nice with the bursting bubba. I enjoyed it. The Moscow Mule was too alcoholic for me, so Dami and I shared it. Dami enjoyed his Whiskey Sour, and I was slightly jealous when I had some of it.

For food, I chose the Prawn Penne Pesto, and Dami chose Crispy Chicken Burger. I was really looking forward to tasty food because Cafeteria, their sister restaurant has never disappointed. The pasta was yummy, and I finished it fast. I wasn’t happy about the portion, but the garlic bread complimented it. Dami cleared his chicken burger but was too full to eat the fries. The fries were good, not soggy or too dry.

Moscow Mule

Prawn Penne Pesto

Crispy Chicken Burger

SERVICE DELIVERY & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

We felt welcomed, and our waiter was a charming and chatty fellow who was available when needed. The wait time for our food and drinks was decent, and we had no complaints. However, I wondered if we’d have been so comfortable if the restaurant was busy because the seats are super close, and you can easily hear other people’s conversations. A whole lot is going on in the space. The restaurant also has just one shared toilet, and I couldn’t use it when I went.

DAMAGE

Water ~ 1000
Boba Mojito ~ 7500
Crispy Chicken Burger ~ 8500
Prawn Penne Pesto ~ 13000
Whisky Sour x2 ~ 14000
Moscow Mule ~ 8000
Our total damage was N58,500 which included a VAT charge of 3900 and Consumption tax of 2,600

RATING

Food ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ambience ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Overall experience – 7

Maple is a great place to grab a quick bite, to hang with friends or for Sunday brunch.

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions I expressed are truly mine.

Mariam Shittu

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