Hans & Rene
Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Trying to review an ice cream only restaurant is not so revealing, cause with an ice cream joint there are so many variables that keeps changing, and all of these wouldn’t be easily factored into that one Ice cream flavor that one picks.
It’s important to remember that the Radisson Blu doesn’t mess with their image, so the Hans & Rene affiliation reassures us a little bit.
It’s obvious these people are not here to play. Everything is fancy. The decor is a minimalist one, no overplay on colors or ice cream theme. There’s an out door sitting area if you’re into that kind of thing. But I want my gelato calm and collected so I’d rather stay inside
Hans and Rene has been tagged a Gelateria and bakery shop. They really want you to know the difference between gelato and ice cream. I’m not seeing it though. Gelato is simply the Italian word for ice cream. But the name has culturally grown to be seen as this foreign cream of better quality. They had several gelato on display, alongside sorbets, cakes and pastries.
In an attempt to try as many things possible, I got a vanilla, Ferrero Rocher, redvelvet cheesecake and apple crumble gelato. The vanilla was my favorite. Simple but better than any other vanilla I’ve had in the past. I get Hans&Rene’s point about gelato being different now.
The ferrero rocher was okay, I mean it’s very difficult to go wrong with ferrero rocher. Didn’t like the Apple crumble so much, and the red velvet wasn’t an exciting choice.
I ended the night with a slice of their vanilla/Black forest cake. You know how sometimes you feel like every cake tastes the same way, that’s exactly how I felt. But not in a bad way.
Vanilla Gelato: N850
Ferrero Rocher gelato: N850
Redvelvet cheesecake gelato: N850
Apple crumble gelato:N850
Cake slice: N1200
It’s nice that they want us to know the difference between a gelato and ice cream. I wish they had more toppings like Coldstone cause I can imagine a million things that would go just fine with the vanilla gelato.
It’s not so big so I can’t imagine a large gathering here but for a limited crowd it’s a great place for any kind of meeting.