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Being just a few days away from payday, if you’re like me I bet you’d be itching to treat yourself especially to a well deserved meal eaten in a cool spot with a nice ambience to relax in for your hard work all through the month, so that’s why I’ve decided to share my take on The South Eatery And Social House just incase it’s on your ‘to visit’ list.
THE LOCATION Located just along the popular Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos, The South Eatery & Social House is quite easy to locate. The staff was very pleasant and respectful so that immediately made me feel at home. On entering, I was so pleased with the decor. They have this Scandinavian vibe going on with the simple wooden furnitures, white walls with paintings, mirrors, green plants etc and I absolutely loved every detail.
Their menu is quite boring but I say this simply because when I go out to eat in a new place I always also want to try out a new meal and their menu didn’t have that to offer me especially since I was on a budget. I had ELOTE which is boiled corn with a really nice sauce (never bothered to figure the name out) smeared all over it. I had that in search for something new on the menu as I don’t normally eat corn and believe it tastes so nice. One other remarkable meal I had was their JAMBALAYA RICE, words can’t describe how delicious and filling this was, I’d really just suggest you go try it because sometimes experience is better. I’m a huge lover of chicken wings and I’ve tasted a variety of this from different kitchens (now wondering how I still walk with my legs and why I haven’t developed wings yet) and I’d say The South Eatery chicken wings isn’t anything extraordinary as it’s kinda similar to the one you’d get at KFC but the sauce it is served with makes it totally worth while.
With such an amazing ambience and nice tasting food, one would expect their meals to be very pricey like most of the cool restaurants in Lagos but surprisingly it wasn’t, so don’t be scared about your salary being spent in one day although I’m still mad at them for selling me a 33cl bottle of Coke at 500naira and didn’t even let me keep the bottle as consolation.
If you’re going during the day you might not necessarily need to make reservations but if it’s at night it’s better to make reservations to avoid sitting somewhere and being asked to move because the table has being reserved. I’d also suggest you go with friends so you you have people to share jokes with, people to take pictures of you and most importantly split the bill *wink*. I hope with this review I see you sometime at The South.