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“An original” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sherlaton Indian Restaurant

Sherlaton Indian Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 195 Restaurants in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $90 - $95
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Halal
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An original”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I first went to the Sherlaton when it opened in the mid eighties. It was not only good, it was the only Indian restaurant in town! Went back again in August this year and there is a lot more competition but the Sherlaton holds its own. Good food, big portions and spicy enough to satisfy the local appetite (and mine) for fiery food. Samosas are a meal in themselves and the cheesy naans are as good as previous reviewers have said. If you're in Lagos and you fancy a good curry, try it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
“Good but not exceptional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Sherlaton is excellently located for those living, visiting or working in the Victoria Island VI) and Ikoyi areas. The staff is friendly, some of the items (not too many, I'm afraid) and all are at least above average to average. The spice level can be handled quite easily by the European (well, at least the English, who often prefer and are used to a "curry" meal). They have a branch in Anthony Village (near Ikeja), an area not as, shall we say, posh as VI and Ikoyi, has the same standard of food. Both places have hotels which I find a trifle depressing but which are very people with Indian visitors. At one time, perhaps the premier Indian places in Vi and Ikoyi, it has faced serious challenges from at least two newer places (Victoria Garden and Spice Garden), which probably are somewhat upmarket versions as well as an older place belonging to a group which was once part of the Sherlaton owning family. Let's say this is a good place for a friendly, unpretentious meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Probia
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3 reviews
“Cheese Naan for the win”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Only been here twice and I've been impressed both times. The Cheese naan and the chicken curry are my absolute favorites. Service is a tad slow and could be more efficient. The ambiance is good enough and when properly decorated, you do feel like you are in india for a second.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Yilu O
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Mbabane, Swaziland
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70 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I first came here with a group of friends from the Samaritan feet headed by Manny. After hard work of distributing shoes, toothpaste and toothbrushes in schools and orphanages, coming here was very refreshing.
The meal was very good. You can eat eat and eat then remain. They had variety you can pick from. The fresh juice was the best presented in big jugs. You just drink and be full. We had fun trying new food we had not eaten before
The atmosphere was great we had fun eating and drinking with good music at the background. Security is good. We crowned the day taking picture without restriction

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MgdaleneI
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Chandigarh
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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“Great hole in the wall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Appearances can surely be deceptive...the place looks like an old barn where someone would be turning over used cars. However, the food is spot on, and for Lagos standards, the pricing is quite good as well.

The grills and curries were both well prepared, and the breads were flavorful and piping hot.

Must visit if you are craving good Indian food in Lagos.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Afty
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