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6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234(1)2779000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A nice option when staying at the hotel

Since I was staying at the hotel and it is difficult to go out in the evening as a foreigner, I had a couple of dinners at this restaurant. Food was surprisingly good, as was the wine by the glass. Decent service. And very nice terrasse in the evening!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Swissdiver
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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432 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since I was staying at the hotel and it is difficult to go out in the evening as a foreigner, I had a couple of dinners at this restaurant. Food was surprisingly good, as was the wine by the glass. Decent service. And very nice terrasse in the evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Lovely arrangement and choice of cuisines, it offers a standard that other restaurants could learn from. Nice environment overlooking the Apapa Sea Port form Victoria Island. Diners have an opportunity to see large ships sail while dinning. Since it faces the Atlantic ocean waters, it would be lovely if more seafood could be inculcated in the menu.

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Thank Austin O
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have a bit of a bias. I tend to think that hotel restaurants lack the flavor and ambiance I tend to look for when I go to a restaurant. That, and I tend to think they are overpriced for what you usually get. This concept fell on its face hard when I had dinner last night downstairs. Everything from... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This Hotel has a great terrace and lunches on the terrace with the beautiful seaviews is fantastic as there are very few places to go in Lagos that give you this lovely outdoor experience. The gardens are beautiful and green and the terrace has fans that are on and help with the heat. You also get a beautiful breeze which... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Afternoon buffet, better be early say before 1245 pm, else you' ll see that you are charged the same but the choice reduces, which the chef who are around the buffet will clearly say it is over/finished. as though it is just normal.The Govt must do something about the highly overprices drinking water in all such places, it is really... More 

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Thank CSRam
New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

In the last few months, Federal Palace has introduced a special themed dinner on the last Saturday of the month, with a live jazz performance. While the music is not strictly jazz, the vocalist is really good, and obliges you with your choice of songs (if she knows them!). The trumpet player is excellent, and both musicians move around the... More 

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Thank Neeta T
Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Federal Palace has the best view of the ocean. Their food is great and drinks are also reasonably priced. Their business centre served me well while I was in Lagos and I'd definitely go back when I visit this year.

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Thank Nakusupat
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our office hosted a lunch reception this past weekend for a small group of 20 people at the Explorers Restaurant in Federal Palace Hotel and we had a wonderful experience! The hotel grounds are beautifully maintained and the banquet facilities are excellent. All of the staff members were terrific. In particular, Nena Okeke, the events coordinator ensured that all our... More 

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Nice, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ate here early evening after a buusiness meeting. Strongly navigated to the buffet rather than the a la carte by the waiter but thats not so unusual in a place like this. Pretty good selection and not at all busy at 19.00 in what is a large and spacious resturant with a view over the gardens to the lagoon, including... More 

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Thank Eddie06
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Ate here during a workshop at the hotel. Was impressed with the food quality, variety and general facilities at the restaurant. Would recommend as somewhere to visit if you have the chance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Lagos State  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +234(1)2779000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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