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  When my cousin, Ifunanya, told me about this lovely restaurant that she had visited, I asked her to do a review that detailed three critical aspects of restaurant dining, ambience, food and service. Here is what she had to say about the Village Chief Restaurant:
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Ambience: I fell in love with this restaurant the minute I clapped my eyes on it. It has a rustic charm about it. The decorations are artistic. I loved the attention to detail and the effort that was devoted to creating a beautiful village setting. This local setting is the selling point of the Village Chief Restaurant and the best time to experience it in its full glory is at night. Music is not too loud at the Restaurant so you can chat easily with your companion(s). I came in the company of three friends. There was hardly a lull in our conversation and we didn’t have to shout to be heard. All in all, the ambience is lovely. In fact, if I had a scorecard,  it would get a hundred percent. Food: You’d find an exquisite variety of traditional Nigerian delicacies on the menu of the Village Chief. The meals are unbeatable; they have that authentic village taste that most of us love. The portions are large and the prices are moderate. Do I have some food recommendations? You bet, I do. The village rice and peppered guinea fowl are to die for. The vegetable soup is also a must-try. But you see their ofe ora? That soup is finger-licking good! This was my second time eating this soup (the first time was New Year’s eve. My cousin bought me a plate when she dined at the restaurant). It’s a hit back to back. I’m not a fan of swallow and soup but this is one soup that I can eat non-stop for a week. Oh yeah, it’s that good.
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The food is served local style with leaves and calabash bowls. My pounded yam for instance was served up in plantain leaves while my soup was served in a calabash bowl. The palm wine comes in gourds and is served in calabash with straw for sipping. Service: The staff of the Village Chief are yet to understand the value of prompt service delivery. It took about ten minutes for someone to come take our orders and a half hour for food to arrive. I didn’t mind this because I’m already in love with the restaurant and love, as you know, covers a multitude of sins. At least, it does for a while. Lol. But seriously, this tacky service is bad for business. Yes, the ambience and the food are great. The staff are friendly when they finally show up. But prompt service delivery is what completes the package.  All in all, I enjoyed my dining experience at the Village Chief. I recommend it. Address: Matambella Garden opposite Rockview Royale Hotel, Wuse 2, Abuja. Phone Numbers: 08052150719, 09134630592 Instagram Handle: @villagechief_abj Featured image: Mr koachman
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This article was first published on 28th January 2022


Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address,

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  • Yes ooo…..Village Chief is a place to visit 🥰

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