Life In Lagos; Where To Unwind After A Tough Day?
Lagos is a bustling city and between the traffic and the heat, sometimes we Lagosians need a moment to let down our hair and remind ourselves that there’s more to life than constant hustle and bustle. But when home seems boring and the stereotypical club feels unsafe, where’s that place where you truly can unwind? At the top of Lennox Mall, located on the busy streets of Lekki’s Admiralty way lies your answer— Atmosphere Rooftop, a classy restaurant that makes fine dining fun, authentic and irreplaceable.
Once you’ve walked through the swanky green maze, you are faced with the choice of seating by the bar, in the outdoor space, or the glass-walled indoor seating. The Atmosphere Rooftop offers various elements that make taking photos a must. There’s the bicycle with the flower-filled basket attached to its front that takes you back to the sixties and then the stylish woven swinging chair that gives your pictures that fun, edgy yet playful vibe.
The restaurant has a generally lush green aesthetic that will give your pictures an intriguing background no matter the table you’re at, but If you think the only reason you should visit Atmosphere is being able to take the perfect picture “out on the town” picture, then you need to take things up a notch by ordering one of their signature cocktails.
There’s a mixologist at the colorfully tiled bar that’s ready to entertain and serve you deliciously pretty drinks like the Kentucky Buck or the Mai Tai. If you want to connect with our lovely city, you can try the Lagos Tonic or the Lekki Mule. For those that want to play it a little safer, you can order the classic cocktails like the Mojito, Long Island, Manhattan, Pina Colada or Cosmopolitan. If you’re not a fan of alcohol, there’s no need to fear, Atmosphere’s got you covered with their Craft Chapman and Home-made Lemonade or Iced Tea.
While the drinks at Atmosphere are to die for, the food is the perfect mixture of contemporary and local. Whether it’s a date with a lover or group outings with friends, the Atmosphere Platter is a must-have. If you’re looking to try something a bit foreign then the Imoteda Bowl, a combination of fennel seed rice topped with chicken, sausage, charred onions, and a spicy roasted pepper sauce, is the way to go. You can also enjoy classics like the Atmosphere burger or go traditional with the Seafood okra.
Order one of their desserts and you’ll know that Atmosphere takes you on a journey that ends with a satisfied smile and abelly rub. Listen with elation as the toasted top of your CrèmeBrulee cracks before you devour it or dig into the freshly baked gooey chocolate chip cookie paired with the creamiest vanilla ice cream.
There’s a lot to explore in the Lagos restaurant scene and Atmosphere Rooftop is definitely a destination you should put at the top of your list. You don’t have to wait till one of your favorite musicians is hosting an event at the beautiful rooftop space, Atmosphere is the type of place you can go to any day that you want to dress up and experience delicious food in a calming yet vibrant setting, that allows you let go of Lagos’ stress and leaves you feeling like royalty.