Talindos Steak House
7B, Karimu Kotun, VI, Lagos.
If you’re looking for Talindos, you will need to know exactly where you’re going. The beautiful, serene restaurant is located in a compound much like all the others on a street in Victoria Island and I doubt its like any other restaurant you’ve ever been in. I went there with a friend and it took us a while to find the actual place- might have been because we were gisting sha.
There is no outdoor section but the interior is set up very intimately. At the entrance, there are two couches and a section with a big mirror- I’m obsessed with mirrors so that was a plus for me. The actual sitting area is not so large and is made up of about six tables in all. The first thing I noticed though was the fact that all the waiters were seniors. There were younger security guards dressed in black but the actual waiters were seniors. Smiling, pleasant seniors. I thought it was pretty nice that they were creating employment opportunities for people who would otherwise be considered a burden to society but, I digress.
We were asked where we wanted to sit and I chose the table closest to both the AC and a socket (Lol! Winning!). We were given Menus and I ordered a Berry Mojito (I am a huge sucker for Mojitos. Yum). There were several options for starters which we passed on because do you really want to be full before eating steak? Neh.
There were soooooooooo many food options and I’m a girl so I naturally did not know what I wanted to eat. The waiter kept prodding and I kept stalling. After a while, I finally decided on the pasta with shrimp and a T- Bone steak. While we waited for the food, my drink came and it was delicioussss.
The food came after a while- I wasn’t keeping track but it must have been about fifteen minutes. The food looked great and I dug in immediately.
The pasta was good. I will literally eat anything that has shrimp in it but it actually tasted alright. There were raw tomatoes in the food which kinda dulled the taste and made the spices less….well, spicy.
The steak was done medium- rare (I’m adventurous lol). It was nice and really juicy; but a bit chewy.
Throughout the meal, the waiters kept refilling my glass of water which I considered very thoughtful. They also kept asking whether I was enjoying my meal. That was nice but I didn’t like that I had to talk with my mouth full several times.
Overall, the experience was nice. I couldn’t even finish the steak cos it was huge.
Mojito – 3000
Pasta – 5300
T- Bone steak- 13000
The restaurant is beautiful, cozy and pretty great for every and any occasion or even just a casual outing. The service was good; the staff was nice. Though a little pricey, I think Talindos is that great restaurant you’re not currently going to.