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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
9920201
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect place for lunch

Peaceful place to watch the wildlife, good food and service, really enjoyed watching the crocs, so good we went twice!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Jan J
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Peaceful place to watch the wildlife, good food and service, really enjoyed watching the crocs, so good we went twice!

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Stockport
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

excellent value good chose of food great service pleasant surroundings eat inside or out the waiters put a moscito light under the table so a pleasant evening can be had

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Denizli, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great place to sit and watch the birds and crocs by the pool with a cool beer. Food very good too. We chose the area right at the end although anywhere is great.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had some lunches here on our stay! Very nice! And had a evening meal also! Which was lovely! Service was excellent! and great location.

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Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I am sorry to say, we were a bit disappointed on this visit to Calypso. I have left a very good score as I know its better than our experience and we still love it here. We spent all day here relaxing on the beach, they have let the beach go a bit and the grasses have grown up and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Fair comment. We have made numerous improvements in Calypso since taking it back from our tenants.New toilets, new kitchen(open for inspection) improved gardens and of course our stunning new tree house. Our next project is the beach restoration. Unfortunately this was not achievable before the current tourist season and cannot be done whilst we are... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Laid back "café" style restaurant with prompt and pleasant service. you can just have a drink here or a meal. We enjoyed home made burgers and chips! The restaurant overlooks a crocodile pool and, when we were there, Caspian terns flew down to the pool for water. Outdoor eating. A very relaxing location.

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bradford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place came highly recommended by some friends and are we glad we visited. Jumped in a taxi from the palm beach hotel and loved the ride out to cape point in an open air jeep a must for gambia.. As we arrived they showed us to our sunbeds on the beach next to the beware of crocs sign which... More 

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Bristol
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lovely location each table in its own palm hut over looking the pond with beautiful birds and crocodiles for entertainmant. My grilled ladyfish was excellent. My wife's battered ladyfish was a bit chewy. It is a lovely setting with very reasonable prices and good staff

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Top Contributor
422 reviews 422 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stunning lunchtime location overlooking a crocodile pond with individual tables under pagoda type structures. Great views, good selection of birds to admire including pied kingfishers and caspian terns. Good choice of options on the lunchtime menu which were nicely presented & above average in quality - spring rolls were very nice and panini was up to the mark. We chose... More 

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hove
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Morning/ lunch / evening. Any time it's great..relaxing,great food and service. Well worth a visit even if you are staying some miles away Highly reccomended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
  • Phone Number: 9920201

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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