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Federal Palace : Explorers Restaurant

6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234(1)2779000
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Ranked #57 of 95 restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: African
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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English first
Nice, France
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lagos, Nigeria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

For a hotel as beautiful as the Federal Palace, the buffet lunch was a huge disappointment as options were very limited. Menu consisted of mainly Nigerian dishes with just a few continental offerings. This must obviously be the reason why it's buffet lunch is cheaper than other hotels of it's cadre. The good thing though was that most of the... More

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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Standard hotel but with a restaurant that churned out tasteless meals. I thought it was down tho chef on duty the first day. But when the second day wasn't any better I stayed off the restaurant till I checked out.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The food is horrible ,the portion sizes are to small for the money.. It´s to bad cause the overall atmosphere is nice, and the decor is well done. It is a nice place to meet for drinks , but don´t bother for the food... I hope something changes soon...

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Lagos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great choice of restaurant for buffet. Everything set before you is simply delish. I would have ranked them perfect except for the fact that one tends to get tired of the buffet after 2 or 3 days and, "in my opinion" the set menu has limited choices.

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Lagos
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Oh the meals there were right on point. The food is great - well cooked with the lasting traditional taste, it feels like home away from home.

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

One does sometimes have to wait a while for the food (not sure if this is a staffing issue) but when it comes it is always excellent. On the rare occasion that there is an issue, it is sorted quickly and efficiently. Rack of lamb is particularly good!

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Lagos, Nigeria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Professional services, pleasant staff, very clean and the food and atmosphere was excellent. Beautiful entertainment area although a bit pricey.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

we were a group of ladies for a ladies night out.. enjoyed the bar area for a few cocktails, however the food was overly priced, the portion sizes very small, and tasteless... i dont mind the ambiance, but will not eat here again... clean overall, and service good...

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