Given the challenging economic environment in Nigeria, we expect more restaurant closures than usual in the current climate.
Although one could plausibly argue that restaurants should see some increased activity as a result of the foreign exchange restrictions. Ideally folks should prefer to chill in Lagos instead of travelling to London/NYC where their naira debit card is likely to be declined…anyway we digress.
This is an attempt to track of restaurants closures (rumored / confirmed) in Lagos in 2016.
Recent Closures in Lagos
— The Grill Shack is no longer open at Adetokunbo Ademola in Victoria Island. Attempts to reach Grill Shack on their listed phone numbers has also proved impossible.
— EatDrinkLagos first reported the closure of Posh Cafe and was subsequently confirmed by other sources as well. We will certainly miss the free WIFI!
— Cafe Vanessa closed last year and was replaced with Casper & Gambini’s on Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island.
— Cafe Maison recently changed management to rejuvenate the business and food menu however it seems it was not enough to starve off a closure. LivinginLekki confirmed a new restaurant, Sao Cafe Lagos has taken over the lease.
— Petit Paris Cafe closed temporarily and reopened at Taiye Olowu street in Lekki.
— Armais Lounge which opened in 2015 has closed down. Got famous for its ₦1,500 Chinese buffet. We understand the branch in Abuja is still open.
— Bangkok, the lovely Thai restaurant in Victoria Island closed permanently in May 2016 (confirmed by management post on Facebook).
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