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Posted by / Monday, January 08, 2018 / 1 Comment

THE FOODIE: NOIR

Hey Guys!

In the name of FitFam, I stopped eating out a lot. Infact, all of 2017, I can count on my 2 hands, the number of times I ate out. The irony is, I lost less weight compared to 2016 when I ate out a lot. Moral of the story; eating out isn't the enemy, eating the wrong things when you eat out is.

When I tell people I live in Lagos and haven't been to Backyard, Sugarcane, Craft Gourmet, South, and the 1033840508264684020205 other new spots in town, they never believe me. So I'm changing all of that this year. Not necessarily because I care what they think, but because I like food, I like trying new food and I like finding good food.

I restarted this journey by visiting Shiro yesterday but forgot my camera, so no pictures. Will definitely pay a repeat visit.

Today's review is of NOIR. They're really new to the lagos food scene, they were exactly a week old on friday and I had to quickly get in there and see if I liked what they had to offer before the whole of Lagos decides to make it their spot.

NOIR is a restaurant in the La Pointe building (the supermarket/cafe opposite Art Cafe) with a very french cuisine style menu. I'm talking escargots and frog legs. It's on 4a Akin Olugbade street...same street as NOK by Alara.

Service: I got there at about 5:35pm, made my order at about 5:40 and my food was ready before 6. Maybe because besides me, there was only one other party and they were about done with their meal. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and award them points for prompt service...10/10.

Ambience/Atmosphere: I'd say the ambience was nice; nigerian music playing in the background, not loud enough to be unbearable but not to soft that you don't hear niniola singing how much sicker she is. Restaurant style, they had a table for 3, 4, and larger tables for bigger parties. They had a grey theme I liked; very calming and easy on the eyes...9/10.





Variety: If you're not adventurous, don't even bother coming here. I didn't see jolly rice on the menu, but they have Pilaf rice as a side, so if you're not moved by the duck or lamb or frog legs, you can work with that...6/10







Pricing/Affordability: Except you're building your meal from sides, NOIR is not affordable. I had the Noir Beef Fillet (Pan roasted beef tenderloin served with seasonal mushrooms and red wine sauce) and it cost N6,500. The sauce was really good and the mushrooms as well. The beef was so juicy, I'm definitely a fan of NOIR.  I had a side of Potato mash for N1,500...this is the first time I've had mash that wasn't smooth...I still don't know how I feel about it, but it was creamy/buttery so for now it'll do. I also had a soft drink at N700, so my meal came to N8,700 and trust me, I didn't do the most. What I really wanted to try was the Pan-Seared Salmon and a side of either mash or Pilaf rice, but the Salmon meal alone was N9,500 so I just respected myself....5/10.




That leaves NOIR with an average of 7.5/10. Would I pay a repeat visa? Definitely. I'm still itching to try the salmon dish and maybe when I'm feeling a bit more adventurous, the escargots? Haha.


Have you been to NOIR? Share your experience.


xxx

Belinda.

1 comment:

  1. There are so many food spots in Lagos now, I'm itching to try them all! This place looks lovely, I really like the decor. Eek, the food is on the pricey side though. But if it tastes amazing then I suppose it's worth it. Great review! :)

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