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6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234(1)2779000
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An evening of enjoyable music

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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New York
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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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

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  • 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: African

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