Last updated on September 8th, 2020 at 12:12 pm
First dates are a really huge deal. Therefore, it is important to make the best impression. Many people feel that date locations should be tailored according to the taste of the person being taken. Here are 23 places you can go on a date in Lagos. This list contains reputable restaurants, cafes and art centers. Enjoy!
Looking for the perfect place which provides you and your date with a halcyon environment for an intimate conversation, while munching some delicious pastries? Debonair’s pizza is the place for you. It is popular for it’s tasty pizzas and pastries. You can find Debonair’s Pizza at Victoria Arobieke St, Lekki Phase I, Lagos.
2. Freedom Park
Freedom Park is located at Old Prison Ground Broad Street, Lagos Nigeria. This arts and recreation center was built in 2010 to commemorate Nigeria’s 50th independence. It is also a cultural center that was designed by architect, Theo Lawson. This is a good spot to bring someone who is interested in arts, culture, and history. Many Afrocentric art shows are staged at this location.
The Foundry Restaurant is a good place to go on a date in Lagos if you want to enjoy tasty meals and have an intimate conversation. It is located at 228B, Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island Lagos. It has a cozy atmosphere and the booths are designed to seat at least two people on each side. Their impressive menu contains different interestingly named meals to soothe even the most selective palate.
4. Ocean Basket
Located at 1392 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, this Seafood restaurant has an extensive menu that contains whatever seafood delight you want. If your date loves seafood and a cozy ambiance, this is one of the perfect spots to go to. Also, if you have never tried seafood before and want to be adventurous on this date, this is one of the best places to experiment with.
Terra Kulture is located at 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island Lagos. Founded by Bolanle Austen-Peters in 2003, it has remained one of those establishments that cater to whatever artistic and recreational fantasies one might have. Their onsite restaurant has a variety of African and international dishes, they have a bookshop and an art gallery, a library, language school, and theatre where plays are staged every Wednesday and Sunday.
This is a serene spot to hang out and have a good time with that special somebody. It is located at 30, Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island, Lagos. Asian and African dishes are both available on their extensive menu. The comfortable mahogany decor also helps you to relax better and take in the beauty of the moment.
Ember Creek Waterfront is a restaurant and bar that transforms into an exciting and lively nightclub at night. It is located at 32, Awolowo Road, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos. If your date likes to dance to booming Afro-pop music, this is one of the safest and most lively bars to visit and get your groove on.
Lihao Chinese Cuisine is right in the heart of the mainland, situated at 2, Thorburn Avenue, Yaba, Lagos. Located on the ground floor of the Niger Palace Hotel and on the same street as the Afara Leadership Centre. Offers a cozy oriental style restaurant with an extensive range of Asian cuisine.
Domino’s Pizza recently opened a branch in the Yaba area and this is the perfect date spot for university students who want to leave the school premises and do something extra. It is located a few kilometers from St. Dominic’s Catholic Church and Our Lady of Apostles Catholic School at 344, Herbert Macaulay Way, Plot 204, Yaba.
This is a cool coffee spot to go on a short date at. They have different outlets in Lagos but the favorites for young people are the one on the mainland at the E-Centre, Yaba, and Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island. They have a variety of coffee and health drinks and pastry that are of great value for their price.
The Cold Stone Creamery is on the top floor of the same story-building as the Domino’s Pizza mentioned above. Pizza and ice-cream is one of the best combos known to man and if you are on a date with someone who has a sweet tooth, this is one of the most budget-friendly places to go.
12. Maryland Mall
This Maryland Mall hosts a lot of restaurants, bookstores, fashion and make-up stores, and health lounges. it is located at 350 – 360, Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, Lagos. It is the cool new spot for youths and was established in 2016. It is a good place to have a full-day date. You can see a movie in one of the cinema halls, shop at Shoprite or one of the other stores, walk around and window shop, and grab some food at one of the restaurants in the food court.
16. Sweet Kiwi
Sweet Kiwi is a Yogurt and Waffle spot located at Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. It is a very good spot to go on a brunch date especially if you or your date are Waffle, Yogurt, or generally, pastry lovers. Their yogurts are visually appealing and intensely tasty.
17. Tarkwa Bay
Tarkwa Bay is a lovely, aesthetically pleasing beach. It is a very romantic spot that is located near the Lagos harbor. There are so many outdoor activities to do like Horseback riding, speedboat riding, and so on. If you are going out with someone that likes physical activity, this is a good spot to hang out. Just remember to wear light clothing and take a good camera for pictures.
18. Rele Art Gallery
Located at 5, Military Street, Onikan Environment, Lagos. If your date is very interested in contemporary art and aesthetics, Rele Art Gallery is one of the cool spots you can take them to see artworks. Time and again they host and feature creative artworks in their exhibitions.
This cool place is the spot for outdoor recreation lovers. It is located in the Eti-Osa community. There are so many activities that take place like jet skiing and quad back riding. Their food is also very delicious, especially when you have it after engaging in any of the activities on site.
20. Melting Moments
This creamery is for those who are sweet-toothed. They have outlets on the Island and the mainland. Their mainland location is at Shop U02, by Silverbird Cinema, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja. They have a wide variety of flavors, from mint choc chip to vanilla with sprinkles, chunky monkey, cookies and cream, and so on! But it definitely does not end there, they have other dessert items and you can also buy cakes for different celebrations here.
21. Chicken Republic
Chicken Republic is one of the largest chicken restaurant chain in Nigeria. It has over 26 outlets in Lagos, Nigeria. If you are looking to treat your date to delicious chicken recipes, pastries, and ice-cream, Chicken Republic is a great choice. It also affords you privacy for an intimate discussion with your date.
Cactus Restaurant is well known for its tasty dishes and excellent services. You can enjoy a wide variety of African cuisines, vegetarian food as well as pastries. It is a decent restaurant that allows you and your date privacy for a romantic date. You can find Cactus Restaurant at 20/24 Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos 100103 Nigeria.
23. Yellow Chilli
Looking for a place where you can enjoy exquisite African and Pan-African delicacies? Yellow Chilli tops the list. You get to enjoy African cuisines like Seafood Okro, Afang Soup, Banga Soup, Efo Riro, Edikan Ikong Soup, Otong soup, and many others. This is the location for a unique African-themed date. It is located at 27 Bishop Oluwole St. Off Bishop Oluwole St., Lagos.
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Unarguably the most economically active and socially diverse state in Nigeria, Lagos state is strategically positioned as the major convergence points for all other parts of the country and also the main entry point to the rest of the world. This has lead to the creation of a variety of destinations and spots meant for leisure, relaxation, exploration or just sheer amusement.