Maubby’s purple box
Amusement Park, IBB Way, Maitama, Abuja.
A very unusual name for a restaurant. Thankfully unusual doesn’t necessarily mean bad. Maubby’s one of a number of places to eat at the amusement park, another notable mention here would be the levels cafe food truck.
You’re welcomed first with an adapted patio for a front lawn, in all lush and calmness. It’s an expected adaptation for a park. I like this but I wouldn’t be caught here though.
The restaurant is not so big. In fact the reception area seams bigger that the whole dining area. They have managed the space quite well, with simple comfortable furniture and just enough lighting. It looks like a more comfortable workspace station I’d go to on days I have no tolerance for cubicles and their forced work relations.
The menu is simple too. It covers basic Nigerian meal combos, vegetarian considerations, sandwiches, salads and parfaits. They like to consider themselves advocating for the healthy food movement. It seemed like so.
I’m never in the mood for healthy food and “stuffs” so I went for my regular “carb” food, rice, that I’ve eaten like a million times. Got the “Rice lunch box” and the “Curry Rice”.
The rice lunch box is simple Fried/Jollof rice meal with bbq chicken and plantains. It’s a safe pick for me because it’s hard to go wrong. The jollof rice was good. It had all the elements Nigerians usually brag about on social media during their Jollof wars. The bbq chicken was two huge thighs of sufficiently soaked chicken. Feels like home!
The curry was just a little above par. Not in a bad way. It’s some sort of gravy with chicken bits, potatoes and vegetables.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️☆
Rice lunch box: N2500
Curry rice combo: N3000
For a delightful small place like this I wish they had smaller/fast food meal options, like if you just want to have chicken wings and smoothies to chill with at the patio... you know something of some sort, considering that it’s located in a park. But still it’s a nice place. I hear their parfaits are to die for.
Whether it’s a quiet place to work or a low key place to take that significant person to, I’m sure maubby’s can always find something that works for each person.