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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
9920201
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 61
    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
Eat with the Crocs!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Reb V
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 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
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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