The number and standard of restaurants and bars in Lagos is impressive. Retiro da Trinidade, beside Trinidade campsite, does a mean steak cooked at the table on a hot stone while Casinha do Petisco, in the centre of town, is renowned for its pork and clam creation, as well as good steak and prawns.


Most bars shake decent cocktails (3 Monkeys does one of the best Caipirinhas you’ll swill outside of Brazil) and stay open till around 2am.