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Review of Zolene Restaurant Ikoyi

I am writing this post with faith, believing there is an end to the current pandemic and people will want to go out after it is all over. For my second dine out of the year, before social distancing was required in Nigeria, I decided to go to Zolene Restaurant in Ikoyi. I got invited to their menu tasting. Unlike Eko Hotel, I’ve eaten in Zolene before and the experience was great but I notice they totally took off old options from their new menu and that broke my heart.

The Food

Since it was a menu tasting, we had everything on the menu. I will rate each item over 10 in the caption of the food photo. The rating covers the taste, texture and presentation.

A glass of Chapman was served first. 9/10.
Chin-chin was served with the Chapman above. 6/10
The pot pie was served next. The presentation was lovely but was it overly spiced. 5/10.
The sirloin and mixed green salad was certainly my best. 10/10.
The quinoa salad was my second best. The taste was lovely. 9/10.
The Herbed Chicken Naan Bread reminded me of pizza, the taste is quite similar. 7/10.
Scotch potatoes and gizzard pepperoni. This is one menu item but it was served separately, so I couldn’t enjoy it as a combo. 6/10.
Pepperoni pasta, remembering it makes me drool already. 8/10.
Beef Stroganoff and Lyonnaise Potatoes. 7/10.

By the end of the day, I was so full, I could hardly drink water.

The Ambiance

The restaurant is beautiful but it was poorly lit so this may be an advantage or disadvantage depending on what you want.

However, the garden space and outdoor dining makes up for it.

I wore a simple Ankara dress originally sewn for the Second Edition of Africanism Today


I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

7 thoughts on “Review of Zolene Restaurant Ikoyi

  1. Chei! This is so beautiful. I was in Ikoyi back in January and I could have dropped by if you published earlier… yes oo, we need to hope and pray for the end of this pandemic!
    Thanks for sharing. After this, I’ll love to be invited for menu tasting too. 😋

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