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So if you want to have a special romantic time in this town, we have saved you the trouble. Below are some recommended places in Ibadan for a romantic date:
  1. Tamberma Restaurant

Tamberma it is! – IBADANLAWA The food offering here includes Nigerian, Continental, BBQ, Chinese & Indian cuisines with cocktails/mocktails and other drinks. This is one of the most architecturally appealing lounges in Ibadan. It has a stone covered entrance leading to the wooden structure covered in raffia palms. The chairs and table looked carved from woods. There is a touch of green from the floors and leaves of surrounding trees. Not to mention the calabash hanging from the ceiling as part of the decor coupled with artwork from the gate into the space is eye-catching. At night, the lights illuminate the place, making it come alive. It is perfect for a night out. Address: Quarters 894, Reverend Oyebode Crescent, GRA (near EFCC building). Contact: 234 805 409 0607
  1. KokoDome Restaurant

After 55 years, Kokodome gets first Nigerian management - Tribune Online This delightful spot has a variety of local meals served within a modern ambience. They serve Lebanese, African, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub-styled meals. The exterior might look average. But the interior décor and poolside make dining here feel grand. You can bring your date here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Note that it might get busy because it is close to a popular tourist site in Ibadan, Cocoa House. Address: Liebu Bypass Cocoa House, Ibadan. Contact: +234 704 385 7448
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  1. Latitude Café & Lounge

Latitude Café & Lounge, V2/V3 Ventura Mall, Sango-Ojoo Road, Ibadan,  Nigeria, Coffee Store, state Though this space caters to the elite, there is something for everyone here. The food is tasty and they also sell ice cream for dessert. It has the ambience for any occasion. There is a fountain outside the restaurant but still within Ventura mall that makes outdoor dining nice. For a romantic date, we suggest going at night. All the lights will cause the entire space to sparkle. Address: Plot 5 and 6, Old Aerodrome Road Along Sango-UI Road, Samonda, GRA, Ibadan (inside the Ventura Mall). Contact: +234 805 788 4892
  1. Café Chrysalis

Cafe Chrysalis, New Gra, Ibadan, Nigeria, Coffee Shop, state Oyo This spot has a warm and intimate feel. The offering here is African, International, Fusion and vegetarian friendly. The food is great; fresh with consistent quality and taste. You can decide to eat on the terrace outside or indoors. It is serene with few people. There is a corner for couples to use for a private date. The segment with longer tables for groups is ideal for a couple’s group date. Address:  23 Ilaro Street, Old Bodija, Ibadan. Contact: +234 809 990 3274
  1. Ibachi
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This Ibadan Chinese Restaurant serves authentic Chinese and oriental meals in an exquisite dining area. The set buffet menu is on the high side and dining here comes with certain restrictions like no professional photos and take-aways from the buffet. You can, however, book a place for a private event. It is also a cool spot for corporate or family dinners, but don’t let the fear of crowds spoil your romantic mood. It is ideal for a private lunch or dinner date. Address: 1 Theophilus Akinyele Way New-Bodija, Ibadan Contact: +234 705 555 0000
  1. Stone Café Bar & Grill
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The stone wall exterior does not prepare you for the interior ambience. Having earth colours of wood and green grass couples with the well-spaced outdoor seating is a welcome sight. For their food offering, you can expect American, African, Contemporary, Nigerian cuisines. You can invite your date here for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, After-hours, or just a drink meet up. The best time to visit would be during the dry season. Address: Plot 2, 3B Mogaji Aare Avenue, Ibadan Contact: +234 902 000 0891 There are many other restaurants that are worthy of mention. Do you live in Ibadan? Let us know any underrated places we may have missed that deserve some spotlight. Source: Trip Advisor @bright_r on Twitter Featured Image Source: Koko Dome Plus
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This article was first published on 18th November 2021


Ann Esievoadje is a freelance writer who is passionate about encouraging a reading culture and personal development. She has authored two books, The Quilt (fiction) and Being Mummy and Me (non-fiction). She manages Pulchra Publishing which offers a content creation/editing, transcription, different forms of writing (including Ghostwriting) service and her blog, Life Love and Anything Goes at You can reach her at

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