Eating Out in Enugu: Aaron’s Place Restaurant Review

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Aaron’s Place is a hotel located at 17 Ibusa Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu with a cocktail bar and restaurant.

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Walking into Aaron’s you can appreciate the gentle ambience of the bar and the restaurant if you, like me enjoy quiet places where you can unwind and enjoy your meal.

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I found the space a bit too utilitarian, although they tried to enhance their look with Ankara cutlery pouches, clean, quiet setting and warm lighting in the evenings.
When you are settled in, a menu is brought for your perusal and the waiter withdraws, leaving you to make a choice.

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The waiters are patient and helpful. I found them attentive as a lot did not have to be done to call their attention to the table.
After you have placed your order, a hot o-shibori (towel) is brought for you to clean your hands just before you are served bread in a basket and balsamic vinegar or jam and some butter – on the house – while you wait for your meal.
The food arrived about forty minutes after we ordered.

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I had the Jack Devil steak with its accompanying sauce and coconut rice while my friend had the carbonara.

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The food was neatly arranged with good portions. The steak was a bit tough, but the sauce had a unique, bittersweet tang; a tasty accompaniment to the steak. I was pleasantly surprised to see the coconut rice was actually… wait for it… coconut rice!
Twice, in two different restaurants, I have paid for “coconut rice” in Enugu only to get home and taste what I can only describe as crayfish rice as there was zero hint of coconut and about a mortar full of ground crayfish. I also tasted some Jollof rice which tasted good but not particularly spectacular, not party rice-y if you know what I mean.

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Carbonara was tasty and creamy with the cheese and chilli and I did not have dessert. I enjoyed my first visit to Aaron’s Place which was why I was open to trying the cocktail bar a few days later. I did not go for anything fancy, but I enjoyed being able to rest from a long day at work and converse without the sound of loud music to drown my thoughts and words.
Again, their service was good with a doorman ready to assist me with an umbrella to the car as it was raining. (They could get a bigger umbrella >_>)
Prices of shots and glasses range from 800 – 1200 and regular alcoholic drinks can be had at N300.
A meal can be gotten from N1600 upwards.
Will I go there again? Yes I will, if only for the balsamic vinegar and sauces. Sad part is you only get two pieces of bread. ☹
P.S Their Chicken Kebab is always a safe choice. The fried rice, not so much and if you hear ‘Chicken à la King’, say ‘Miss me please.’

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P.P.S The food has tasted different every time I have gone there and it isn’t always the good kind of different. Regulars believe the food doesn’t taste as good anymore and their standards have dropped. I am inclined to agree but I’ll need more data. Lunch, anyone?

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