A restaurant in Lagos has been uncovered that only accepts customers who arrive in luxury automobiles and expensive clothing. Circa NonPareil, located on Admiralty Way in Lekki, similarly prohibits clients from taking ‘too many’ photographs within the establishment. The facility, which spans two levels and overlooks the Lagos Lagoon, invites people from far and wide all week.
This fancy Lagos restaurant, on the other hand, has built a reputation for itself over time as a result of some of its discriminating tactics and consumer profiling. During a recent visit to the facility, a correspondent of SaharaReporters noticed how security guards and other restaurant authorities refuse clients who arrive in specific cars entry because they do not fit the requirement.
Customers that arrive in specific saloon cars, such as Toyota Camry (types popularly known as Big Daddy, Muscle) and Honda Accord (Evil Spirit), for example, are not permitted since they do not qualify to park such vehicles on the restaurant’s premises, according to the restaurant’s regulation.
Customers with expensive autos such as Range Rovers, Mercedes, and other luxury vehicles are not permitted to enter the restaurant’s premises, according to restaurant officials. This discriminatory practice has led many potential customers to seek alternative dining and drinking establishments after being denied admittance by staff members of this Lagos restaurant.
I’yoba Iyomahan, a prospective Circa buyer who recently expressed her dissatisfaction, stated, “They refused me and my Toyota in but allowed my friend with a Range Rover in.”
Another customer, Mike Adeosun, told SaharaReporters on Wednesday that he was denied access because he arrived in a Toyota saloon car.