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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
9920201
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 13
    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
super locality

So peaceful to watch the birds fishing in the crocodile pool sipping a Julbrew or eating fresh fish. Perfect

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Kalimka
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Canary Islands
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canary Islands
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

So peaceful to watch the birds fishing in the crocodile pool sipping a Julbrew or eating fresh fish. Perfect

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My Husband and I visited the Calypso for the day on 16th April (my Birthday) and it was the best! Sadly for the business not many people there but for us it was perfect. We went out onto the private beach area, lay on the sun loungers and had drinks served to us by the uniformed waiter which was perfect.... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ate her a couple of times for lunch as we do every year but as we haven't eaten in the evening here for a couple of years we went in one evening for a meal. The food was good and tasty but so overpriced. It came to £78 for 4 of us for starters and mains with a couple... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place is just another nice restaurant unless you go at 4pm and watch the crocodiles eat too! Its a neat experience and I highly recommend it. The food was good here too, a bit expensive but it was worth it for the show. Nice upscale place for a little treat.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

In all the times I've been to The Gambia I haven't been to this place but as it was recomended by our local guide we'd thought we'd give it a go. What a find! The setting is beautiful and very peaceful. It has it's own crocodile pool and was teeming with wildlife. The food we had was very good, although... More 

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Kent
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Amazing location, superb food. Is a little more expensive than others, one of the few places in Gambia that seem to be serving desserts this year! Not only a good venue for evening but a must visit for lunch

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Hebden Bridge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a really good daytime/lunchtime location. Set on a beach, and with marvellous views, the restaurant also looks over a carefully-managed crocodile pool.Food is good, but it is the ambience that is the attraction. Ideal for lunch, but not for evening meal.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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