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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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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
Great place to eat or just have a drink

Service and food is great a little bit more expensive than others in Cape Point. They do a very good English breakfast with proper bacon and sausages. We love lo sit and watch the crocs and birds. The were doing a raised area when we are there so looking forward to trying it out this year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
dtmswife
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service and food is great a little bit more expensive than others in Cape Point. They do a very good English breakfast with proper bacon and sausages. We love lo sit and watch the crocs and birds. The were doing a raised area when we are there so looking forward to trying it out this year.

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Mold, Wales
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is situated next door to the Ocean Bay Hotel in Cape Point and the crocodile pool. Probably the best "scampi and chips" (actually tempura battered king prawns) in the world. Eat your lunch or dinner in one of the individual African style huts and enjoy the view of the wild crocodile pool and the adjacent Cape Point beach... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having attended on a quiet night there was little atmosphere. The food was adequate but the setting made up for its lack of fare. Close to a crocodile pool in individual hut settings, it was for the romantics,perfect. There are jazz events which were good entertainment with accomplished musicians. Reasonable prices and attentive,pleasant staff made for a good evening.

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Thank Bob M
Kent
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely and relaxing venue. Very pleasant to sit have lunch,cocktails and enjoy the view of the beach X d crocodile pool, also plenty of different varieties of birds. The food was wonderful as were the cocktails, very clean and pleasant staff

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Thank jazztheme
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once discovering this restaurant next to the hotel we kept returning - excellent food and the opportunity to count crocodiles whilst eating - they are in the water - not something that happens every day! Would highly recommend

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Thank Annabel37
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Grab a coffe and watch the crocodiles in the pool and the birdlife around it. Tapas/small plates is especially good, meal for 2 and 2 drinks about £20.

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Thank Madenee
United Kingdom
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place for lunch/dinner at Cape Point nice food friendly staff Watch out for Croc's 😀 they could be very close when sitting under the bantabars

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Thank nails
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With relatively 'haute' cuisine, this is the best independent restaurant at Cape Point. Except once, when my chicken was like leather; it was rapidly replaced with a different dish. The music was for an older generation - perfect for us!

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Thank ian w
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable meal surrounded by reeds and the noises of the night. A delightful evening with enjoyable food.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

brilliant and relaxed from 2 pm to 5.30 pm -So friendly and accomodating excellent hosts and foot. Anne was the host as her husband was away and she ensured a nice table and visited tables to ensure all was good.Crocs and the resident monkey made the afternoon even more enjoyable with a nice bottle of wine.Menu reasonably priced

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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, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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