We found a spot in Ikoyi, called Avant Garde by Soul Chow, although it’s not your conventional space it’s a beautiful place to behold. Located at number 1, Polo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos state.
True to its name, Avant Garde by Soul Chow converted a large, unusual layout into a space that experiments with its aesthetics and its food.
The aesthetics bring together wood, concrete, and chrome in different ways.
The space, mostly outdoors, curves along a long pathway, shaped almost like a snake. On entering the large wooden gate, the first of many messages, or the writings on the wall, greet the visitors.
As you continue down the path, the bar, home to some excellent cocktails, sits behind a large, carved tree trunk.
The lone tree trunk is the only vestige left from the overgrown bush that was there before, a reminder of the transformation the property went through to become Avant Garde.
The walkway throughout the space is lined on either side by spacious wooden cabanas with concrete seats, perfect for large gatherings.
With 20 screens across the outdoor and indoor space, you won’t miss a beat when it comes to the biggest sports screenings.
Also has a DJ booth that plays music throughout the day, and on weekends the stage comes alive with live music.
Their indoor space, with its glamorous gold and silver glittering walls, maintains the wood and concrete aesthetic, but with a more traditional restaurant feel.
It is a perfect space for an intimate meal or a private gathering.
The Soul Chow in Avant Garde is their secret weapon. Soul Chow is what makes the food stand out.
For years Soul Chow has been the go-to for specially marinated meats and famous Jollof rice. All the sauces and spices for each dish are made specially by Soul Chow. And because there are no rules in creating good food, they play on the adventurous side.
Smoked bell pepper and ginger soup with prawn chicken or beef with a price range of 8,500 naira to 12,000 naira.
Spicy meatballs in smoked pepper sauce, lamb meatballs, crispy chicken drumlets, grilled buffalo wings, grilled calamari, grilled red snapper, minty lamb chops, and pork chops with a price range of 6,000 naira to 20,000 naira.
Oriental Jellof with sweet corn and spicy onion, mama’s classic jellof, rocky mashed potatoes, chips, and grilled vegetable/ oriental style, with a price range of 2,000 naira to 5,000 naira.
Their burgers are famous among their Soul Chow customers, with a standing ovation for their spicy Lamb Burger, Beef Burger, and Chicken-in-a-bun, with a price range of 8,500 to 11,000 naira.
Their specially crafted marinades and spices are the core of Avant Garde’s experimental menu. Understanding and getting it right is their mission.
Soul chow whiskey sour, soul chow Moscow mule, Soul Chow Margarita, Soul Chow Daiguiri, and more with a price range of 7,000 naira.
New London, The pager, Ginger Spice, Volcano Tiki, Green Agave, Jades Kiss, Lavender Falls, Cinna Boss, and more with a price range of 8,500 naira.
Avant Garde By Soul Chow is a place we recommend for friends and family.