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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
9920201
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Ranked #1 of 18 restaurants in Bakau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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89% Recommend
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London
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fabulous location and the menu offered some different choices to the other restaurants, but we felt it was over priced. The staff were rather unfriendly & very slow on the day we visited until a family of French arrived [probably from the embassy] & they were all over them like a rash. This spoke volumes to us! Food was good... More

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Foday T, Owner at Calypso Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Calypso.We really appreciate the feedback which helps us to grow and improve. The staff who served you have been with us for 15 years and we have never had a complaint of favouritism before. I was at Calypso when you visited and watched you have a friendly chat with the French family... More

London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Overlooking the crocs, this place is brilliant to chill for an afternoon, great bird life, great cold beers, amazing food!

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Turin, Italy
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went there couple of times both for lunch that to have a drink. The tables in the garde are close to a crocodiles pool and with a wonderful view on the beach. I found a very good baobab juice and plate of fish not so bad. Service a little bit slow and price quite high considering the average in... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here under straw shade and right next to the lagoon! The service was a little slow but this didn't matter to us as we enjoyed watching the birds swooping over the lagoon for a drink. We were also treated with a crocodile swimming by just under the surface ... what an experience! Fantastic walk on a deserted... More

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glasgow, scotland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went for dinner here last night, as others say a must if you're in the area. Very pleasant outdoor dining with comfortable setting in separate large round tables, giving privacy and space. Also option to go inside to dine or have a drink. We had a very chilled out night listening to music by a local band and watching the... More

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Norway
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

At gambian beaches, you often have to choose between nice scenery, good food or good and fast service. Or rather between nice scenery and good food, since service is often friendly, but rarely fast. Calypso seems to be able to manage all of this. Good food and very professional service. Everywhere is clean, even the toilets. But think twice if... More

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Faversham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a lovely tranquil place, well it was until my kids turned up! stubbled across this the first day and loved it, lovely food/servive in lovely surroundings. Great place to spot a bird, lizard or croc!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I literally fell onto the Calypso,to me it was like an oasis in a desert. Both service and food were good in this atmospheric spot,the numerous pied kingfishers and other bird species were a sight to behold as were watching the Crocs swimming lazily up and down the lagoon,highly recomended.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Not sure what that person below is talking about, but I went to Calypso several times and every time it was nothing but excellent. Great fresh food, well priced drinks and a setting I could sit in for days on end. The beach and crocodile pool next to Calypso just add to what is a very well run place and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

As we are staying so close and the Calypso has such good reviews we felt we had to try it out. Not really sure what went wrong, either sone of the reviews are exaggerated or the chef was having a bad day. We had snacks as it was lunch time, the burger was on a stale bun and half of... More

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Foday T, Owner at Calypso Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to read your negative review . Especially after 115 very good or excellent ones. This is the first complaint we have had in this season(6 months) it is hard for us to comment on what went wrong as you did not complain at he time and no food was returned to the kitchen. Either my wife or... More

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