My friend had bragged about the PURRFECT meals at Whispers bar/lounge, and his enthusiasm gingered me to try out the establishment. I finally saw a Whispers deal for a 3 course meal for two on dealdey. I was very skeptical at first due to the price (it was less than 3,000 naira for 3 courses for 2 people!!), but ended up getting it anyway.
I decided to go with my boo and just have a chilled day with lots of cheap food. I called up Whispers and booked a reservation.
It was quite difficult identifying Whispers as there was no signage; only the name of the bar imprinted on the windows. In fact, I had to call the restaurant again to confirm I was in the right place.
Only street parking is available.
I was pretty disappointed. I know it’s called a Bar/Lounge/Restaurant but all I kept on seeing was the “Lounge” part of it. I wasn’t really comfortable as the chairs were too low, and there was a group of guys smoking close-by. I requested to be moved to a non-smoking area, so my boo and I were directed to a smaller room (which I believe is the VIP section). This room didn’t have the standard chair and tables either, so we ended up having our lunch on the lounge chairs/tables.
Appetizers range from 1,000 – 2,000 Naira, Entrees from 2,000 – 3,500 Naira and Desserts from 1,000 – 2,500 Naira.
I ordered chicken wings for starters, while boo ordered spring rolls. We both ordered Whizpaz special chicken with steamed rice as our entree, and fruit salad for dessert.
We had to wait for about 30 minutes for our starters to arrive (wait time wasn’t impressive). But once I tasted the food, I forgot the time wasted and fell in love! The chicken was well spiced and so tender. I also stole a bite of spring rolls from boo’s plate. It tasted quite good, although it was slightly burnt around the edges. I didn’t enjoy the fact that we had to wait a long while before the next meal arrived, but the wait was worth it. All the meals were DELLI!! I particularly liked the Whizpaz special chicken. It was very tender and tasty!
We ordered 2 bottles of water at 250 per bottle, and 2 glasses of Chapman at 1,500 Naira per glass (quite pricey in my opinion). Whispers also offers a selection of wines at very affordable rates, but we were not interested in getting any of that.
The service was very good. The attendant was so polite and nice, and was present whenever we needed her. She definitely knew her stuff!
We had paid for the deal online via dealdey and only had to pay for the drinks. Our bill was 3,500 Naira and we paid via POS. I was so glad there was no POS disappointment, although I had to request for the POS machine a little too much before it was finally brought over.
Overall, I will rate Whispers a 7 over 10 because the food and service were good. I really wasn’t happy with the ambience one bit, and suggest they renovate and include a restaurant section like RODIZZIO. I will visit Whispers again, but it will definitely be on a friday night.