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“Probably being a bit harsh” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Federal Palace : Explorers Restaurant

Federal Palace : Explorers Restaurant
6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234(1)2779000
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Ranked #69 of 99 Restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: African
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Nice, France
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Probably being a bit harsh”
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 a terrace. Food quality was fine but nothing 'special' to recommend though would certainly eat there again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“GOOD RESTAURANT”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tasty food, very limited variety.”
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 food on offer (except for one or two dishes) were quite tasty. Dessert offerings were also very tasty and restaurant staff were very responsive and polite. The restaurant furniture could do with some modernization as well, as furniture seemed dated.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Tasteless meals - surprised”
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.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lagos, Nigeria
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“OVER PRICED”
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...

Visited May 2012
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