6B Ologun Agbeje St, Victoria Island, Lagos
The sugarcane is white, black and yellow and also nestled on a quiet street in Victoria Island. I went there on a quiet Friday afternoon with my friend and when we arrived, I was excited to go in. I really liked the colour scheme and how the restaurant was arranged.
When we walked in, the first thing I noticed was that there were a bunch of plants, big and small, and they were beautiful and made the restaurant seemed very outdoorsy.
A waitress brought us menus along with a mason jar of cinnamon popcorn which tasted great. I think I probably ate through it – mostly by myself- in ten minutes while we tried to decide what to eat/ drink.
I settled for a glass of Frozen Spiked Chapman i.e. classic Chapman + ice + rum while my friend had a Mimosa. It was a hot day so the blended ice in my drink came clutch but I did feel like the drink could have tasted....sweeter. It tasted a little diluted but maybe I’m just addicted to sugar. Welp.
The Mimosa was great. Good thing about Mimosas is that you never know when it starts to kick in. The best!
So, deciding on a main course literalllyyyy took forever. I didn’t want a sandwich, I didn’t want a burger and I definitely did not want a salad. I wasn’t the only one. My friend had a hard time choosing because nothing on the menu really appealed to him. After a lot of back and forth, I settled for Cajun Jambalaya Pasta/ Tagliatelle Jollof because I will eat anything with sausages. Seriously. Anything. The waitress was kind enough to ask how spicy I wanted it to be [you know, there's spicy and there's Yoruba pepper. Lol]. My friend was a little more adventurous and so he ordered Lamb Chops.
It took about 30-45 minutes for the food to come. I thought my food looked yummy and I couldn’t wait to dig in.
My friend was upset that the ribs didn’t really look how he’d expected. It came with a side of fries and veggies. Anyway, we dug in. I was pleased. The pasta was just the right amount of spicy and there was shrimp and chicken in it [ugh yesss]. I tasted my friends ribs [I am not ashamed] and I thought they tasted a bit bland; coupled with the fact that cutting the steak felt like I was doing exercise, as a steak knife had not even been provided. The fries were good though. Like really good. The ribs came with ketchup and bbq sauce both in really cute jars, one of which I’m sooo sure used to be a Robb bottle [yay for recycling].
lol. Robb bottle?
After the meal, the waitress came back to ask if we’d enjoyed the food. I said I had enjoyed mine but along with my friend mentioned that the ribs could have been better.
Will I go back to The Sugarcane? Absolutely. It’s a beautiful place and there’s a lot on the menu that I would still love to try out.
Frozen Spiked Chapman- N2800
Cajun Jambalaya Pasta/ Tagliatelle Jollof – N5700
Lamb Chops - N10500
I personally prefer my lamb chops in some sort of sweet, sticky sauce and it might be nice if there were such options to choose from. Sugarcane was still a great experience, a really comfortable and suitable place for all purposes- casual hangouts, romantic dinners, etc.