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The Club Bar & Restaurant Awards (CBR) 2012 | Photos & Full List of Winners



Lagos city’s best and brightest individuals in the nightlife and hospitality industry gathered on Wednesday 12th of December for the Club Bar and Restaurant (CBR Awards); the first ever event to celebrate, recognize, appreciate and reward the establishments and associates in the nightlife and hospitality industry. The event which took place at the Landmark Village, Victoria Island was supported by Chivas Regal and had the top executives from Pernod Ricard Sub-Sahara Africa present.

The event kicked off with a cocktail/champagne networking reception. Guests at the reception were served with well presented/rich sushi. The guests also witnessed the first ever master chef competition in Nigeria, while sipping on champagne at the networking reception.

This year’s event saw an influx of international clientele from all over the world. According to the Creative Director of CBR Awards Ola Alabi, “Lagos has always attracted the best the world has to offer, and that is only going to increase with the birth of CBR Awards“. The event showed appreciation to those establishments that exceed expectations of service, atmosphere, food and drink quality, presentation, customer service, and overall customer experience. Eighteen trophies from an initial list comprised of hundreds of nominees, which was narrowed down to between four and six per category, were handed out.

Winners List:

Best Club – Auto Lounge
Best New Club – Dv8 Nightclub
Best Restaurant – Lagoon
Best New Restaurant – Bistro 7
Best Bar – De Marquee
Best New Bar – Greenwich Cocktail Bar
Best Hotel Bar – Sky Lounge at Eko Hotel & Suites
Best Hotel Restaurant – The GrillRoom at Wheatbaker Hotel
Best Restaurant Bar – Villa Medici
Best Beach Bar – Voodoo Lounge
Best Chef – Lalu Sudirham
Best Manager – Hamisha Daryani-Ahuja, Bustro 7
Best Bartender – Martin Kapsdorfer, Greenwich Cocktail Bar
Best DJ – DJ Xclusive
Best Customer Service – The GrillRoom at Wheatbaker Hotel
Best Light & Sound – Club N’Tyce
Best Decor & Design – Rhapsody’s
Outstanding Achievement in the Industry – Eko Hotel & Suites



Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. ester

    December 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Congrats to winners

  2. Maxie

    December 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Sooooooo…… It’s official….. Na Lebanese get hospitality bizness for Naija….. Hmmmmmm……..

    • Somebody's Pikin

      December 24, 2012 at 1:20 am

      As in……..You took it right of my mouth!

    • diamond

      December 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Yes oh! So, i’m hinking.

  3. i no send

    December 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    wao see how expatriates have taken over hospitality business in this country..why can’t nigerians operate that industry well

    • errrr

      December 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Nigerians don’t understand the concept of customer service… Like it wasn’t wired into our brains.

      year after year we complain and nothing’s changed.

    • Obi

      December 24, 2012 at 3:45 am

      Good question. I once received an insult by a fellow poster for daring to say that we can make our food industry top notch the way Italian and Chinese food has become a brand imitated and marketed worldwide. …

    • Monica

      December 24, 2012 at 6:56 am

      cos our people dont know how to do these type of things properly (this is a generalisation, but by and large its true)……

  4. ola

    December 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm


  5. Ada

    December 24, 2012 at 12:23 am

  6. sirkastic

    December 24, 2012 at 8:47 am

  7. Inebaby

    December 24, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Congrats to all the winners!

  8. Peperempe

    December 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    People at this event looked so random! You would expect more from an industry that’s all about La Dolce Vita!

  9. tplusf

    December 25, 2012 at 2:56 am

    the hospitality business is booming in Asia, yet, it is one thing we can do here in Nigeria that can boost the economy and elevate us from the status quo we are in now~!!!! however, congrats to the winners

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