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All 18 Bakau Restaurants

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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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Calypso has a great combination of excellent food and a wonderful location. It is a great choice for a relaxing drink, snack or meal at any time of day. Add the attraction of watching the crocodiles and the seemingly non stop display of kingfishers diving for fish and you really can't ask for more.

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Gloucestershire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ate here last night for the first time of our stay in the area. I couldn't fault the meal and service it was excellent. Taking in to consideration of the location and food and service I think it's good value for money.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is one of our favourite. most relaxing places! The food is great with an excellent menu, the staff are so wonderful, helpful and friendly and the view sitting by the crocodile pool looking over to the beach and the sea is lovely. It's great walking along the beach after a good meal - highly recommended.

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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Are here and spent a full day on the beach. Price lets the place down. A beer is 60d and large water 70d otherwise a nice place.

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Beckenham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good to sit in the garden overlooking the crocodile pool at feeding time in the afternoon after a day sightseeing

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Set by the crocodile pool and beach, you can spend the afternoon or evening here relaxing with good, simple food -there is a mix of western and gambian dishes and the atmospere is relaxed and friendly.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
Phone Number: 9920201
Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
Cuisine: African

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