OakSpring is a newer hotel located in the heart of Gbagada Estate, Lagos. My real estate friend told me about OakSpring and recommended their restaurant so off I went to explore!
PARKING: There is parking for a reasonable amount of cars (about 12 -15) in the compound. Street parking is also available.
AMBIANCE/DÉCOR: The interior is very beautiful and serene. There was no music when I walked in and I was too glad because I wasn’t in the mood to listen to anything. I think the space has a great ambience for lunch with friends. I wouldn’t recommend OakSpring restaurant for a romantic dinner (there is too much lightning and no privacy).
FOOD: About 30 minutes after I arrived, my appetizer was served. Appetizers at OakSpring range from 1,200 – 1,500 Naira. I’d ordered the chicken pepper soup and it was amazing. It was soooo delicious and the chicken was very tender.
I waited for another 30 minutes and my entree arrived. Entrees at OakSpring range from 1,500 – 2,500 Naira. I’d ordered spaghetti with chicken and a side of plantains. I enjoyed the food, however, the chicken was a bit too oily.
Dessert arrived quite quickly and that was a relief considering the fact that I had waited so long for the previous meals. I’d ordered a fruit salad (cost about 1,000 Naira) and I got just pineapples without any other fruits in it.
DRINKS: I had a bottle of water which cost 200 Naira and a glass of champagne on the house (how kind of them). OakSpring cocktails cost between 1,500 Naira – 3,000 Naira.
SERVICE: I was basically the only person in the restaurant so I had all the attention. There was only one waiter who also served as the bartender. He was very polite and was very reassuring, especially during the long wait for food. However, during my meal, the security guard had delivered a written note to me. Apparently, one of the hotel guests was interested in talking to me and had sent the guard with the note. I politely declined. The guard then proceeded to ask for my number and informed me that the hotel gets a lot of male customers daily and he’d be glad to pass along my number if he came across any of the male customers in need of company. I found his statement very insulting and called him to order immediately. Unfortunately, there was no one to report the incident to.
RATING: OakSpring restaurant is beautiful and the food prices are very affordable. The ambience is unique and the food is delicious. I will rate OakSpring restaurant a 6 over 10. I was really disappointed because I had to wait so long to get my food. And then, there was the pineapples that were served (without any warning) in place of a proper fruit salad. The icing on the cake was certainly the security guard…I was really pissed that he could try such crap! I highly doubt I’d be returning to OakSpring restaurant any time soon.