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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food excellent ,staff could not do enough for you

Just a shame it's not as busy as it should be, good place to relax and chill with excellent food ,and brilliant staff,

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Linda P
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Kalmar, Sverige
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you want to go to a nice and calm place just next to the Gambia river just go here you can spend a whole day on the beach or in the restaurang under the palm trees. The prices is ok the service could be better but for being in Gambia ok they are slow. But if you just have... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Just a shame it's not as busy as it should be, good place to relax and chill with excellent food ,and brilliant staff,

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South east England
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A little piece of paradise in the middle of nowhere. Great food and service, sitting outside most of the time. The fish in foil is fab, very romantic.LOVE this place

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Canary Islands
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
Phone Number: 9920201
Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
Cuisine: African

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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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