Another date night has come and gone, and I am so glad we tried something new. As an Alaroro, you know I am very vicious about how my money is spent and as a shopaholic/spend-a-holic, there are times when I just want to try everything and anything. Are you like me?
For food, I blame Eat Drink Lagos. All deez naiz reviews and when you scroll to the bottom, you see the smiling guy and you know it’s good. Then you see the price point. Your bank account is like “Don’t do it baby girl” and you’re lowkey like:
A few months ago, the EDL team reviewed an Eastern European restaurant and I decided that this would be my treat for date night.
First mess up: I forgot my debit card. Lewl. So, I decided to make a transfer to his account and OTPs refused to deliver. Okay, lover please help me, we will use your card. Him: Okay, I’ll make a transfer to the account I have a card for. Add more LOLs, because no OTPs. Perhaps, we should not be using the same bank e?
Meanwhile, mo ti order starter.
Bruh, I looked at my hands. Is this how I will wash dishes today? Master Lord. I started to panic. By the time, my starter came, I could not really focus on the taste. I kept thinking about washing plates.
Shalla to Wendy-bae for coming through for her girl. I think the lover was just laughing at me for all the mouth I made.
Anyway, ki ni koko oro yii? Have cash. Oh, and guess what? as I got into my Uber back (1k off! Use my code o IREA346UE), I received 10 OTPs at once! Shame!
So, cost details:
Date Night/ Dinner Budget: N10,000
Starter: Meat Hummus – N2,500
Main: Pizza – N5,000
Water: 2 bottles @ N300
Total Spend: N8,100
Alaroro Tips for Dining Out
- Have a budget: How much do you want to spend? Subscribe to Eat Drink Lagos. You can have a view of how much the restaurant charges for certain meals and drinks! This will guide every decision you make and you’ll not be doing addition and subtraction when your date is ordering.
- Have the mind to share: Look for a meal that you and your date can share and enjoy. For me, this was pizza and yeah, it was worth it. It was so delicious. Gaddemit. We had the Four Corners Pizza and with 8 pizza slices, we both had a taste of all the meats 😀
- Mix and Match: Don’t play it safe all through dinner. I decided to try something I had never tried before: Hummus as a starter. I don’t think I’ll do it again, but I’m glad I tried it.
- Drink Water: To make the most out of the meal, cut your drink budget. If you came for the food, spend your money on the food and drink Orijin when you get home -_-. If you came to drink, drink.
So, where are you taking your special person for dinner this month? You know the Mastercard Restaurant Week 2016 ends on the 25th? Click here for more details!