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6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 1 277 9000
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Lagos, Nigeria
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Afternoon buffet, better be early say before 1245 pm, else you' ll see that you are charged the same but the choice reduces, which the chef who are around the buffet will clearly say it is over/finished. as though it is just normal.The Govt must do something about the highly overprices drinking water in all such places, it is really... More 

Thank CSRam
New York
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

In the last few months, Federal Palace has introduced a special themed dinner on the last Saturday of the month, with a live jazz performance. While the music is not strictly jazz, the vocalist is really good, and obliges you with your choice of songs (if she knows them!). The trumpet player is excellent, and both musicians move around the... More 

Thank Neeta T
Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Federal Palace has the best view of the ocean. Their food is great and drinks are also reasonably priced. Their business centre served me well while I was in Lagos and I'd definitely go back when I visit this year.

Thank Nakusupat
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Our office hosted a lunch reception this past weekend for a small group of 20 people at the Explorers Restaurant in Federal Palace Hotel and we had a wonderful experience! The hotel grounds are beautifully maintained and the banquet facilities are excellent. All of the staff members were terrific. In particular, Nena Okeke, the events coordinator ensured that all our... More 

Thank Omolara O
Nice, France
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Ate here early evening after a buusiness meeting. Strongly navigated to the buffet rather than the a la carte by the waiter but thats not so unusual in a place like this. Pretty good selection and not at all busy at 19.00 in what is a large and spacious resturant with a view over the gardens to the lagoon, including... More 

Thank Eddie06
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Ate here during a workshop at the hotel. Was impressed with the food quality, variety and general facilities at the restaurant. Would recommend as somewhere to visit if you have the chance.

Thank KENVAN2014
Lagos, Nigeria
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

For a hotel as beautiful as the Federal Palace, the buffet lunch was a huge disappointment as options were very limited. Menu consisted of mainly Nigerian dishes with just a few continental offerings. This must obviously be the reason why it's buffet lunch is cheaper than other hotels of it's cadre. The good thing though was that most of the... More 

Thank Mamameji
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Standard hotel but with a restaurant that churned out tasteless meals. I thought it was down tho chef on duty the first day. But when the second day wasn't any better I stayed off the restaurant till I checked out.

Thank Victor O
Lagos, Nigeria
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

The food is horrible ,the portion sizes are to small for the money.. It´s to bad cause the overall atmosphere is nice, and the decor is well done. It is a nice place to meet for drinks , but don´t bother for the food... I hope something changes soon...

Thank princesasOfiaG
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Great choice of restaurant for buffet. Everything set before you is simply delish. I would have ranked them perfect except for the fact that one tends to get tired of the buffet after 2 or 3 days and, "in my opinion" the set menu has limited choices.

Thank katherine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Lagos State  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +234 1 277 9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?