Sabor: The Copper Spot
Sabor is a Spanish word for “flavor” and for the people of Sabor Restaurant, this name was birthed out of the sheer need to bring flavors and tastes together from different cultures and create a great culinary experience for diners.
Sabor is a modern fusion restaurant that offers an upscale casual dining experience.
Officially opened its door for business on the 18th of January, 2018 and located on the buzzing street of Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island, Lagos, where you find different buildings, a lot of people walking across the road, cars honking, etc. but don’t let that fool you – this place is all about comfort as you walk in. I think it’s one of those simply cute places everyone wishes they had around the corner of their apartments.
Listen, I know “less is more” may sound like a cliché (eyes rolling) but the minimalist approach embraced in the décor/design in Sabor helps to express only the most essential features of the space. and nothing more.
The infusion of the rustic copper trend into the space, from the furniture to the bar, and also to the cutlery sets gives the space an elegant eco-friendly feeling. And oh! the washroom is super gorgeous. You can literally have a meal in there. covers face.
The restaurant/dining area has a sitting capacity of about 50 people, while the terrace (not pictured) can accommodate 30 people.
What I had,
Rosemary Gin Fizz
Not sure why I always feel the need to start with a drink. Somewhere in my head, a little voice says to me it ensures my dining experience starts and ends with the highest notes.
I think of it as a stage-setter that not only relaxes my mood but also stimulates my appetite and preps my palate for what’s to come. ghen ghen!! On the real though, cocktails make for good beginnings especially if they are well formulated and it is on that note that I will urge you to have this Rosemary Gin Fizz the next time you walk into Sabor.
Surf & Turf Flat Bread
This one is an easy crowd-pleaser. I mean, how else do you describe lobster, beef fillet, an ooey-gooey cheese bread? tell me. The greens.. fresh. The size is big enough for sharing, so a pairing game sounds alright to you, right? I know.
This is great with a friend on a proper weekend of sloth-like shuffling around the city, with nothing else to do other than restaurant hopping. It has a chili taste that gives a “hot” buzz and a balance.
If you’re here with someone who is very skeptical about anything to do with bread, you should order this.
Seafood & Chorizo Paella
Not everyone can make a Paella dish because it requires a lot of patience, else it ends up a crunchy mess. bruhh but this is one dish I will actually advise you to order here. One of those dishes you take a bite of and you immediately start strategizing on how to get the Chef to give you some more.
It’s ideal for two or even more people, depending on how much your belly can take. Don’t worry, I see you grub!
This tasty paella has a bit of everything. It is flavorsome and colorful. The Chorizo adds some really flavourable fat which goes excellently with the rest of the ingredients. I was tempted to eat straight from the pan, but I wasn’t about to give it a scratch.
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From the cocktails to the large bites and to the mains – fare is average. Not a “pocket killer” spot.
Thoughts Asides the location, which I find somewhat too busy, Sabor is a memorable place with good quality food. It has a smart concept and a savvy service. It is worth recommending.
Yes, I shall visit again.
S A B O R
14 Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island
+ 234 81 889 40000
Tuesdays – Sundays
Reservations not mandatory