Samantha’s Bistro & Grill in Ikoyi offers a modern eclectic menu of well prepared simple food. With an indoor bistro and outdoor grill area there is something for everyone.
Our culinary space offers a cook and dine experience where foodies and enthusiast cooks can learn new dishes under the direction of our in house chefs.
I guess I went there on a good day. The cheesy garlic bread was fresh & delicious. The rice was delicious but the lamb was less meat, more congealed fat. The apple pie crust was dry, ice cream delicious. I give them a five-star for service; having worked in the hospitality trade, I know how important service with a smile is.
Convinced my colleagues to visit for MasterCard week. On getting there we found out we were the only ones there. I really don't know how to feel about empty restaurants because it could be one of two things, either your food is terrible or you're one of those if you know, you know restaurants. Either way , an empty space can never be good news. On to why we were there. We all got food from the MasterCard menu. Come to find out that 80% of the food on each course they did not have. This was hilarious because 1. I convinced my colleagues to come here based off their menu. 2. The waiter ( who was extremely nice, had the worst job of having to tell us so and so was not available). Extremely disappointing. At least if your restaurant is empty that means you should have ALL the food. Anyways, I had the cheesy garlic bread for my starter. Another hilarious thing because this was main sized. By the time I was done , I was through with dinner mentally. But I had to go on. For my main I had lamb with coconut rice. A bit meh for me. The rice was bland and the lamb was well, lamb. No other way to describe it other than it was dry. For my dessert I had waffles and cream. Only thing I was a fan of through out the night was the waffles . Thy were soft and warm and delicious. Shame I was filled up at that point and couldn't get through half of it. SHAME. The disaster in this course however was the ice cream. On getting there they had mentioned thy had no ice cream. We were all collectively dissapointed and I guess mr nice waiter sensed that so he went to dig out month old supreme Ice cream from the bottom of the freezer. Thing was more or less ice with milk. Don't know how else to describe it other than it was supreme ice cream going bad and it spoilt my dessert. Could have done without it. Will I be going here again? No. Unless somebody wants to treat me then maybe, just maybe .
Samantha's bistro has a confused vibe to it. I know what they were going for but i'm not quite sure they achieved it. Food wise, the waffles were delicious. The Ice cream which accompanied it could be better though. Their fries were enjoyable and i really liked the mushrooms in the Poulet au Vin Rouge. The actual chicken in the sauce, was ok. The Cheesy garlic bread wasn't cheesy at all. I mean it had cheese but was extremely dry. Basically garlic bread crisps. The waiter was really polite but clueless about the menu. Had to check with the chef for every single thing. I'll give it a 3 star but i really mean 2.5.
Great burgers. Food was really good. `Chairs could be better tho, not too comfortable.
Tried it out and the food was good but service was TERRIBLE! Shame cause the owner was there too and she didn't do much to help. But I must admit the food was really good. We were also the only ones in the restaurant. The staff didn't even understand what was in their menu.