HSE Gourmet: NAVI Spotlight
February 28, 2023
HSE Gourmet – Setting the standards for casual-chic restaurants in Lagos
From humble beginnings as a simple bistro to a soaring casual-gourmet destination, HSE Gourmet has carved a name for itself in the culinary landscape of Lagos.
Join us on a journey as we explore the story of HSE Gourmet, where your staple comfort meals are elevated into one of a kind feast for the senses.
The Evolution of HSE Gourmet
HSE Gourmet, nestled in a bustling corner of Lagos, is more than just a casual-style restaurant – it is an underrated spot brimming with culinary innovation, reimagining the definition of comfort food with a gourmet twist.
From its humble beginnings as a small bistro on Fola Osibo, HSE Gourmet has been on a mission to introduce its guests to a new world of flavors and sensations.
For Nkesi Enyioha, the visionary founder & executive chef of HSE Gourmet, culinary excellence is not just a passion – it is a way of life. Every dish on the menu is a testament to her unwavering dedication to elevating the art of comfort food, using only the finest ingredients and the most innovative techniques to create a symphony of flavors and textures.
Since its founding in 2016, HSE Gourmet has been a beacon of culinary excellence in Lagos, drawing in food lovers and connoisseurs from all around the world. With its warm and inviting ambiance and unparalleled commitment to excellence, HSE Gourmet is a place where you can explore the boundaries of taste and indulge in the art of food at its finest.
Escape into Epicurean Bliss
Step into a world where simplicity is key at HSE Gourmet. This culinary haven invites you to unwind and indulge in a modest & relaxing atmosphere.
The restaurant boasts two floors for dining, providing ample space for you to savor delicious meals while engaging in conversations. Despite its size, the space is meticulously designed to make you feel as though you are dining in a bistro in midtown New York.
What we Loved
HSE Gourmet has a full menu with varieties, with every dish being a carefully orchestrated symphony of love and craftsmanship. Their team of passionate chefs pour their hearts and souls into every plate, blending the finest ingredients with precision to create a truly magical experience.
Start your gastronomic adventure with their delectable appetizers, like the Pumpkin Curry, made with Chickpea Zucchini & Spinach and served with herbed rice. Or perhaps you’d prefer the Asian style Crispy Wings, served with an Asian-inspired spicy garlic ginger sweet sauce & house made chili jam.
For the main course, dive into the sumptuous Tuscan Salmon, a pan-seared salmon filet in creamed butter sauce, pea & sweet corn succotash, served with crusted herbed mash. Or indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth Wild Mushroom Truffle Pasta. Chef Enyioha uses Conchigiloni pasta (different from the penne you usually get offered in Lagos restaurants), paired with wild mushrooms tossed in cream, truffle butter and finished with fresh herbs.
And don’t forget to leave room for dessert! You can’t go wrong with their Molten lava cake. Treat yourself to the luscious chocolate dessert, rich and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness.
As a casual dining restaurant, HSE Gourmet exudes a vibe of comfort and ease, inviting you to come, eat, and be very comfortable. We were impressed with the service and the ease of dining. Whether you choose to dine inside or venture out to their outdoor area with its beautifully woven chairs, you are guaranteed a safe and relaxing experience. For those not willing to venture out, HSE Gourmet delivers to your doorstep.
HSE gourmet is a NAVI Recommended restaurant.
Address: 25 Babatope Bejide Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria
Cover Image credit:
Photographed by Anjola Awosika
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Photographed by Israel Ibrahim