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Restaurant Of The Week | The Place


The place reminds me of a cafeteria or canteen where you walk into and choose what you want to feel your tummy up with. It also comes alive at night with its club/bar with some locations offering hotel services. It prides itself as being a one stop shop for everything you need; having something for everyone at affordable prices which is probably the main reason behind their name.

The purpose of the jaunt was to try out their food. They serve meals varying from traditional to intercontinental. Snacks are also available for those just looking to grab a quick bite to eat. Their selling point is that the variety they have on offer and while it’s easy to fall to the problem of being a ‘jack of all trade and a master of none’, they do a decent job with the quality of their food.


They’re not big on decor but it’s neat and clean which is at least the basic requirement of a restaurant. The biggest problem here are the queues as they tend to be quite busy. As you can guess, it is a hit with people who don’t feel like cooking and also bachelors. Infact pretty much anyone looking for options at a decent price heads to the place.

Our picks for the day were

  1. Fried Rice and Shrimp Sauce

  2. Yamarita (yam coated with eggs) with fish

  3. Yam porridge with beef.


The rice was ok, nothing special (we should always remember there’s rice at home when ordering out). However the yam porridge and the yamarita hit the spot.

‘The Place’ is littered in various locations around Lagos so it shouldn’t be difficult to hop into one and try what’s on order.

If you’ve been to ‘The Place’, what did you think of it? Did their meal do the trick or was it just another way to put food in your belly.


Additional Info

  1. Depending on the location, some restaurants offer parking. On Friday nights, get there early if you don’t intend to park faraway as those are their busiest nights.

  2. Cash/card are acceptable forms of payment

  3. They offer private dining areas for celebrations




  1. 45 Isaac John Street, GRA

Phone nos – 08188156406 & 08136568455

7am – 12 midnight daily

  1. 2 Kaffi Street, opposite Ikeja City Mall, Alausa.

Phone nos – 08186486947 & 09066826122

7am – 12 midnight daily

  1. Old maryland shopping complex, Maryland

Phone nos – 07067643666 & 08188820033

7am – 10pm daily

  1. 31, Ogunnusi Road, Opposite Airtel Office, Ogba Aguda.

Phone nos – 08185912046 & 08166457420

7am-10pm daily

Victoria Island

  1. 4 Adeola Odeku Street

Phone nos – 07036892313, 09031351602 & 09098950705

7 am – 12 midnight daily


  1. Plot 3b, Block A10, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.

Phone nos – 012772078

7am – 12 midnight daily

  1. Circle Mall Outlet

Shop 3b, Circle Mall by Jakande Roundabout, Lekki Expressway

Phone nos – 08084467727 & 08101046741

7am – 12 midnight daily

  1. Lagoon Mall, Opposite The Palms Mall, Oniru

Phone nos – 08174073313 & 08069717214

7am – 10pm daily


155/156 Akowonjo Road, Sobo Bus stop

Phone nos – 07036022010 & 08186400383

7am – 10pm daily


*foreign conversion is based on the current rate of the Naira and is subject to change.

*prices written are based on the time the visit was made and is subject to change by the owners.

*Reviews are based on my opinion and personal experience, and may differ from person to person

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