You Fancy huh?
When I picked Craft Gorumet by Lou Baker to have a celebratory Sunday lunch I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I had seen pretty pictures that gave me fancy/Parisian vibes but that was pretty much all I knew.
Tucked in Mega plaza is this quaint little restaurant that looks like it didn’t really belong in a shopping mall. We stepped in and I absolutely loved the space. It was small but the space was used wisely and the mix of colors worked well with the lighting. It was simply gorgeous.
When we got there, there were a few people still enjoying Sunday brunch and more trooped in before we left.
Our waiter was super helpful and accommodated our request to be seated next to a socket so that we could get some work done.
Did someone say Paris?
The menu came and the first thing we noticed were the prices. Let’s just say it’s not the cheapest restaurant in town and on some level, I wasn’t surprised.
We got around to ordering a mojito, calamari & prawn pasta, fried rice and beef sauce and a ginger type drink.
While waiting for our orders to come we looked round and observed the restaurant. People were chattering away over hearty meals, catching up with friends, taking pictures for the gram and some were just enjoying the ambiance of Craft Gourmet with their families.
My only complaint (which probably doesn’t matter) was that the view outside wasn’t particularly the best but I suppose there’s only so much you can do when you’re located in a building complex.
Soon our meals came and we dug in. I had worried that the portions might be not be decent as is the case in fancy restaurants but thankfully this didn’t happen.
Fried Rice & beef sauce
Prawn & calamari pasta
My calamari & prawn pasta tasted great and the fried rice meal had no major complaints either.
It was a good meal in general even though the ginger drink wasn’t exactly what we thought it would taste like.
We decided to get some dessert and settled for a strawberry cheesecake and an apple crumble.
This was the favorite part of my meal. The cheesecake was so pretty I almost didn’t want to eat it.
How pretty is this strawberry cheesecake?
It also tasted as good as it looked and it’s the best baked cheesecake I’ve had in Lagos so far. Yes it was that good.
The apple crumble was good too but the cheesecake won the desert round.
Apple crumble and ice cream
Craft is a really nice restaurant ambience wise and we enjoyed our meals. The waiter was very helpful and polite and I liked that I could see the cooks working in the kitchen as we sat (the kitchen is in a corner with glass walls).
Where all the food is ‘crafted’
We met the owner’s husband as we were leaving and he was just as courteous as the restaurant staff.
The next time I have a little extra money in my pocket and I’m looking for a place to eat, I just might go back to Craft Gourmet.
*everything we ordered set our pockets back about N30,000.
Address – 3rd floor, Mega Plaza, 14 Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Opening hours – Tu-Sat:10am-10pm | Sun:11am-7pm
Payment – Cash & pos
Parking – Mega Plaza Car Park
What are your thoughts on Craft Gourmet?
*Reviews are based on opinions and personal experiences, and may differ from person to person
*prices written are based on the time the visit was made and is subject to change by the owners