The Voyager is one of the restaurants at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lagos. The restaurant has pretty views of the Lagos Lagoon and its wooden floor gives the place a warm feel. The Voyager links onto Radisson Blu’s other restaurant, the Surface Bar & Grill which is on a terrace right by the lagoon. Sitting on the terrace, you can enjoy the wind on your face, watch cars make their way across Falomo Bridge and smile as jet skis race past canoes slowly paddling on the lagoon, all while enjoying your meal from either The Voyager or The Surface Bar & Grill.
The Voyager offers a buffet of both Nigerian and continental dishes. I eat Nigerian food at home all the time so I decided to go continental at The Voyager. I started with a mix of a seafood salad, some olives and pickled onions. The shrimps in the salad tasted fresh and I always like olives so I was pretty satisfied with the starter.
My starter at The Voyager
For mains, I had some pumpkin (which I had never tried before and which was a bit like soft, orange-coloured yam), slices of pork, stir-fried vegetables and a variety of sauces. The pork was a little too salty for me but I enjoyed the main course all the same.
The main course I had at The Voyager
For desert, I had cream caramel and cherry jelly. The cream caramel was as good as I’ve tasted in other places but I adored the cherry jelly and scooped up every last bit of it. Along with the food, I had a Tequila Sunrise which I rather enjoyed.
Dessert. I had eaten up all of the cherry jelly before I remembered to take a picture. Oops.
While I liked the food at The Voyager, I have to admit that the best part of the experience for me was sitting by the Lagoon from which I could watch Lagos go by on land and water.
Price: The buffet costs N6,000:00 and includes food and ice
tea. The Tequila Sunrise cost N2,500:00.
Address: 1a Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos
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Photographs by Lape Soetan