The Sojourner By Genesis
16, Oba Akinjobi way, Ikeja.
Decent parking Lot.
Ikeja, so far, has been quite impressive. Every single place I’ve checked out seem to always have something interesting to write about. From the restaurants, to the hotels and even the shopping malls, Lagos really knows how to stand out.
This particular day I was looking for some sort of hotel breakfast. I asked around and was told about Sojourners.
It’s an amazing hotel that shows of her grandiose in every way, but this isn’t about the hotel.
It’s a sophisticated place with well structured staff organization, so you can’t just bump into the restaurants. There has to be clearance from the gate, then the reception and finally the restaurant.
The restaurant here is arranged with decent furniture and not so bright lighting in most areas except for the central table, that gives the whole place a sort of calm tone. Totally love it! I know I talk about lighting a lot but that’s because I feel it’s a very important aspect of any restaurant setting. It sets the tone for the whole meal.
I settled in for the buffet and took a quick glance of the options. It’s usually a difficult situation for me when I’m faced with so many good options. They had yam, potatoes, toast and non toast bread, bacon, all sorts of sausages, baked beans, grilled chicken, grilled fish, egg sauce, soups and some variety of sauces for the main course. There were also cakes (cheese, mocha etc. it’s hard to keep up!), cinnamon rolls, donuts, meat pies and all sort of fruit platter. I hate and love buffets so much cause you love every selection you make but also wonder what could have been with some other selections.
I ate here on two consecutive days and it was a great two day eat out. I made an attempt at a full English breakfast on day one. I was trying to avoid any sort of toast so went for the regular bread slices. The bread feels like it was freshly baked, all thick and fluffy. Simple meal but nice still. I had initially a slice of carrot cake and an apple but my mind was on the cake dessert section. I finally had the cheese cake and the mocha cake for desserts. On the second day I tried the boiled potatoes with some egg sauce, bacon and sausages. After the meal, I just had some slices of pineapple and watermelon cause I’m trying to some how satisfy this “eat healthy” conscience I’ve been having. Kudos to the chefs here. The food here is great. I loved the cheesecake so much.
My attempt at a full English breakfast. Day 1
The cheese and mocha cake for desserts.
Potatoes, egg sauce, bacon and sausages. Day 2
Such a great place in all. It might be a bit over reaching to come here for a breakfast meal but if you want something different why not!