On todays episode of food reviews, I am reviewing the House Lagos. The House is a social house open from 11am till late. If you are looking for a home away from home, the house is literally the spot to hit. It is an actual house with couches, a dinning table and literally components of a home. The house consists of different spaces such as the living room (which is the main dining area), the white room and much more. This space was well thought of and I particularly love it because the space was well executed. However, before I get drawn speaking primarily about the house and its environment, let’s get into the food because that is what this post is about.
For starters, I had the snails and garlic bread. I thoroughly enjoyed the garlic bread, in fact I had to ask for more because the side of two it came with just wasn’t enough. The snails on the other hand weren’t as soft as I will usually cook my snails. My cousin and I struggled to cut through and I do not like struggling to cut through food, especially when I am not in the comfort of my home. In addition to this, the snails were over the top spicy. So if you do not like pepper or even if you do, it is the sweat, drink water level type of spicy.
To drink, I had a strawberry mojito which I thought was decent. I would have liked mine a little stronger and maybe with more strawberries. However, it was good all the same.
For my main dish, I had the flying fish. This is a whole deep fried red snapper with spring onions, garlic and chilli, served with classic yam chips. I absolutely loved the fish because it was different and tasty. Was so happy to see it was not the usual spicy whole fish served at typical Nigerian restaurants. The garlic and chilli sauce also complemented this dish really well.
My sister and friend had the ofada bowl, which I tried some of. This was just okay to me. Again, it was spicy but nothing out of the ordinary. I didn’t quite care for the boiled eggs in the dish though. I don’t particularly fancy boiled eggs with my rice and stew.
For dessert, I had the cookies, cream and baileys parfait. I didn’t like that the baileys came separately as a shot and we had to pour it in ourselves. It seemed deconstructed and not together. I would have preferred if everything was whole from the kitchen.
That being said, I asked some of my snapchat and instagram followers to give reviews of their experience at the house, and below is what they had to say.
“Good customer service, I didn’t like my meal so they offered me something else on the House. But just be prepared to spend money cause it’s expensive.”
“Actually the pepper in the Ofada was a problem for the people I was with when I went. 2 of 4 people had to stop eating theirs. The other 2, well I Dunno as they asked for theirs to go home with. My pancakes were nice, fluffy and filling. Seafood pasta people liked theirs. The waitress was definitely untrained. One of the owners took our orders so he was ok as he was confident and joked his way out of not knowing certain things. Fair enough.”
“Please tell them to reduce the pepper in their ofada, so it can be eatable.”
From the look of things, it looks like the spice level in the dishes is something that could be worked on. Nigerians love pepper, but quite a few people think the dishes are too spicy.
Other than that, the House is a great chill spot and the customer service is actually really good. The food and drinks were slow to come out, but hopefully that has been improved.