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“Cute restaurant, quiet but still in centre.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arribale

Arribale
Ranked #29 of 386 Restaurants in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Nottingham
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cute restaurant, quiet but still in centre.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Booked an inside table for early July and after eating inside at another restaurant 2 days earlier I was worried that it would be really hot inside. However the stone interior had kept the inside nice and cool and the surroundings were really lovely - think quaint, funky nautical. My own opinion is that eating inside is nicer than eating outside on the very narrow alley at the small plastic tables. Food is mainly cooked on bbq. There was a slight mix up with the starers which were delayed and we were given a plate of calamari to nibble on while we waited - a nice touch. I had steak which was very good and my partner had mixed grill which included black pork which was so tasty that i would have it as my main course next time. Puds were fab but I would recommend 1 each unless you are very full. They are ideal size for 1 but we shared 2 between 4 and they were so nice that we all wanted more. House red and white was the best house wine of the holiday and a free port at the end was a nice touch. Not a typical "authentic" Portugese dining experience that tourists seem to seek and are often ripped off or disappointed, but the best and most relaxing meal of our holiday. Quality food, friendly service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Accidentally fell in to this place. Tucked away on a small side street - outside dining in along the edge of the pathway looking over the marina but there's sitting in side the quaint restaurant too.
All food (fish, meat etc) is grilled on the open fire. Had great fish (stone fish) and very friendly service.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely owner and staff, simple food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely little place, picturesque setting in an alley way. We sat next to the chefs dog Billie Jean who was gorgeous and the chef came out and chatted to us about her! He said very endearingly he wouldn't sell her for a million euros!

The owner is so lovely and friendly and his son as well who is a waiter. They brought us a free stater because there was a bit of a wait on the food which was a nice touch. The food itself was simple and tasty, nothing special but well cooked and flavoursome.

The atmosphere was lovely and the staff could not have been more friendly and accomodating. We paid about 40 euros for 2 of us which is pretty standard for lagos prices.

Oh one more thing my mum had the pear Charlotte and raved about it so give that one a go if you're in the mood for pudding.

Overall lovely place and great staff, go expecting simple fare!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Good experince!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

First night in Lagos. Easy to find spot right next to the car park. Started with a burning sausage appetizer. Really good. My wife had meatballs, they were to die for. I had their grilled pork dish. Tasty but a little over cooked. Operated by a really nice British guy. He took our order. His son served us. Both were quite entertaining. Small place so I would recommend reservations.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great atmosphere, average food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We came here with pretty high expectations, and although it had a great atmosphere and a pretty setting, we were a little dissapointed in the food. The food was fresh and simple, lacking flavour, and portion size was on the small end of the lagos scale. Come here expecting a simple meal, with no frills.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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