The Perfect Date—But On a Budget

Asking for a friend…🙃

Hello beauties! It’s the month of love and in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to compile a list of affordable date spots in Lagos below 10k. Because who says you can’t love on a budget? Enjoy!

Activities For You and Bae

Nothing brings two people closer together than a fun activity, and I know just the places to start.

Get Active at Upbeat Centre

Upbeat Centre nigeria

The Upbeat Centre is the perfect place to go for a playful date. Chances are if you and your partner live an active lifestyle you’ll love it.

522D823F-4172-40D1-B762-E58555A2809DThey have everything from trampoline basketball courts, dodgeball and my personal fave the dive pit. Popular for the ‘dead man fall’ which can be seen in the gif below.

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Video via Instagram @upbeatcentre

Upbeat Centre Address

11 Admiralty road, Lekki phase 1 Lagos, Nigeria


₦3000 per session/person



Have Fun at Skate City


Skate City is another spot which just happens to be both fun and affordable. For just ₦2000 you get to rent a hoverboard, a pair of skates or a skateboard for 45 minutes.

Skate city Maryland Mall the perfect date

I highly recommend for amateur skaters. Don’t worry there’ll be an instructor assisting you along the way, but you’ll certainly have a lot of fun laughing at each other falling and trying to learn.

Skate city Maryland Mall the perfect date 2

Skate City Address

Maryland Mall, 1st Floor.


₦2000 per session/person



Lekki conservation centre

Lekki Conservation Centre Nigeria Lagos Perfect Date It seems like walking around in the wilderness might not be a lot of fun but you’d be surprised bu how fun it actually is.

Granted, the journey through the Centre’s famous bridges will leave you tired and sweaty, but you’re sure to have a lot of laughs on the way. If you love to hike then this is the place for you.

Lekki Conservation Centre Address

19 Lekki – Epe Expy, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki


Entry fee is ₦1000



A Beach Day at Tarkwa Bay

Tarkwa Bay the perfect date 1
Picture courtesy: Juliet Opoke

Forget Elegushi, Tarkwa Bay is the new wave. What’s more romantic than spending a sunny afternoon on the beach with your partner?

Tarkwa bay the perfect date

You could even make it a picnic and pack a basket of food with you and a blanket. To get there you need to take a boat though, but don’t worry, it’s not expensive.

Tarkwa Bay Address

Tarkwa Bay, Lagos


3000 for transportation



Food spots

So you and your partner aren’t much of adventurers? That’s okay. Here are some Restaurants you two can enjoy within the 10k budget.

Spur at Landmark Tower


I love this space so much I had my birthday here last year. Now, Spur has branches all around Lagos, but what makes this one special in particular is the beachside view. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a picture of it but it’s beautiful. And if you’re like me who likes being near water, you’ll think it’s perfect.

F99BB742-75C5-4E65-AADF-8A6F5031E3DFYou can request to have your table set outside and eat your food while romantically watching the sunset.

27EBA5EC-0866-412A-B265-3BA79CAE7B3FTheir menu is realtively affordable and you can definitely spend below 10k for just two people depending on what you buy. Here’s a sample of their menu;97E0A22A-387A-4A2F-AC69-F6DB57AC936C

Click here for the full menu

Spur Landmark Tower Address 

Landmark Towers, Oniru Estate, Adeniyi Jones, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos


Average of ₦4000 per person





This particular one, I haven’t been to yet but it’s definitely on my places-to-see list. The restaurant is strictly mexican. From Tacos, to Nachos and Enchiladas, Bottles is doing away with the party jollof we are so used to and it’s a breath of fresh air.


Apart from their food, Bottles is also popular for their salsa dancing, which they feature every Thursday.


Though they have some pricier options on their menu, you can definitely spend below 10k, depending on what you order. Here’s a preview of their menu;Bottles menu the perfect date

Click here for the full menu

Bottles Address

8 Imam Agusto Cl, Victoria Island, Lagos


Average of ₦4000 per person


The House


The House is another Place thats on my places-to-see list. Though I’ve never been, Eat Drink Lagos, gives the restaurant a glowing review on their blog you can read here.

On their website, the restaurant says that they aim to bring people together, which is a exactly what they do, with their unique setting.

Smoothie at the house lagos the perfect date
Picture via Instagram: @thehouselagos

They also have boardgames you can play before, during or after eating. Of all the restaurants in this post, The House is definitely the priciest with meals averaging at ₦4500 per person. But if you can spare the extra cash, you should definitely try it out. Here’s a sample of their menu;


Click here for the full menu

The House Restaurant Address

15a Emma Abimbola Cole Lekki phase 1 Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria


Average of ₦4500 per person.



BBQ & Cravings


This one’s for my Barbecue Lovers 💛. I’ve only been there once and the food, was pretty good and best of all, pretty affordable!

The restaurant has a very outdoorsy setting kind of like Fela Shrine. It’s not my favorite setting, but hey, the food is good and they’re affordable. Here’s a sample of their menu;


Click here for the full menu

BBQ & Cravings Address

4 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki


Average of 3500 per person



That’s it for date spots in Lagos below 10k! Hope you enjoyed it. Let me know if you end up going to any of these places 💛.

What other type of posts would you like to see? I’m open to suggestions.

Till next time

Selena Gomez Peace

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