The wings that failed to fly
Dede: On Saturday, boredom and hunger led a bunch of friends and I to the newly opened Lord of the Wings. I initially saw it on my friend’s snapchat and literally asked if she was in Ghana because the surroundings looked so bougie. Turns out, she was still here with me, just at Lord of the Wings.
Ash: On the same Saturday sushi cravings took me and a handful of friends to Rockerfeller’s. I was dying for some great sushi, an amazing mojito and some shisha. What was supposed to be sushi shisha haven ended up a nightmare. A ridiculously expensive nightmare. And if I tell you about it, I will say nothing nice.I’ve been told, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. So I'll have Dede take over this post and give Rockerfellers another chance some time soon.
Dede: I wish I had good things to say. First of all, I have really suffered with this name this past week. I have said Lord of the Rings, Lord of the flies (Where piggy at), King of the wings. Riding the front seat of the Struggle Bus. Lord of the Wings is in Cantonments, on the road leading towards the American Embassy, you can’t miss it actually. It’s the grey beautifully misplaced building in the midst of the houses.
Anyways, jumping straight into the aesthetics and food. The restaurant is appealing to the eyes but not the ears. There is something about the acoustics that amplifies everyones conversation to the max. It is however, one of nicest restaurants I’ve seen in Accra. There are cushioned booths, inside seating, outside seating and an open kitchen. We chose to sit inside but I wonder if that was a smart move because the air conditioner was on full blast, Antarctica up in there. In terms of design, I love the lighting fixtures and how well lit it is but I can’t help but wonder how much their electricity bill will be. Actually, I can, and it must be out of this world leading to those ridiculous prices on their menu.
Lord of the Wings is expensive! Exorbitant! Extortionate! I would like to know who came up with those prices because they actually don’t make sense and then the icing on the cake is the prices are exclusive of tax and tourism levy. Pardon?
We ordered the
- Super-duper cheese nachos - Ghs49
Buffalo shrimp - Ghs47
Smoked salmon and Guacamole Potato Skins - Ghs61
Crunch melt burger - Ghs69
Poutine burger - Ghs64
10 piece Honey mustard, Suicide, BBQ smoky, Garlic Parmesan - Ghs44 a pop
Ultimate Club Sandwich - Ghs 69
I think we paid for import tax, freight fuel and duty fees because the food doesn’t live up to that pricing standard.
Ash: You were obviously assisting in that light bill.
Dede: Obviously. There is absolutely nothing extraordinary about the food. There is no mind blowing effect when you take a bite. Absolutely nothing. The Super duper cheese Nachos and the Burgers were the highlights of our table. You have to eat the Nachos as soon as they come out so you get the stringy effect with the cheese and don't forget to dip it in the guacamole because Guac is bae. The Burgers, which I unfortunately couldn't taste for lack of space in my stomach, were really good, according to reliable sources,. The beef patty was tender and the flavors were the right balance plus the bread wasn't Rose bread.
For a place called Lord of the Wings, I expected the wings to be the highlight of the show and it seems like the burgers were. The wings in everyone’s opinion were basic, they’ve had better. Also, the wings don’t come with a side, they come with carrot sticks and you will have to pay Ghs 12 for a side. Hol’ on Hol on’.
Ash: I feel like for a Ghs44 plate of wings, the expectation of complete tactile hurrahs is valid, and anything less is worthy of an Anas review. Abeg go to honeysuckle
Dede: I had the ultimate club sandwich which was good but again no foodgasm. Please stay away from the Buffalo Shrimp, the sauce was too tangy. I won’t lie, we did finish our food but that's because we were extremely hungry and when you know how much you are paying, you will finish everything on the plate. However, the food was nothing to write home about and the lasting impression was we won’t be back unless it’s a fully sponsored trip.
In terms of customer service, I think Ghanaian staff need mandatory training in Customer Service. Government can’t you pass a law or something? Our waiter seemed over his head with our orders and started to get frustrated. Bare in mind, we tried to help him by telling him to write in on three separate sheets since the table was sectioned into 3 different parts. I think he was trying to be worker of the year to and man so many tables. Step by step my guy.
The reviews I’ve heard about Lord of the Wings all match up to mine; they have some major work to do in terms of pricing and leaving us with food babies.
p.s They get a check for presentation, I love the wooden boards the burgers come on.