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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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner ( comment below) are staying next door at ocean bay hotel. We have used this place 3 times now and tonight the lovely owner sources lobster for us which was amazing! You sit back, outside listening to the wildlife and take in the real Gambia experience. All the staff are very accommodating and friendly. Worth every... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. We are staying in the nearby Ocean Bay - that to is a lovely place to stay, but I don't want to eat there as the prices are inflated and their menu is limited. However right next door is the Calypso restaurant. What could be better than fresh fish sitting outside under... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

lovely setting,great choice of meals and prompt service....what a delight to eat here. Very quiet sat sipping drinks,watching a variety of birds around the 'croc' pond,then relaxing on the sun lounges or huts after a meal. Can't get better than that imo!

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York, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Beautiful setting beside the sea and set in attractive and well-cared-for grounds. Great for birdwatching – especially the colony of kingfishers which provide great cabaret. Private seating areas in bantabas a nice touch. Next to crocodile pool where crocs are fed at 4 every day. Food is a little expensive by Gambian standards but it is of a good quality,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had already read great reviews about Calypso bar and restaurant. We stayed at Ocean bay hotel and too our surprise Calypso was a stones throw away. With stunning views and relaxing huts this is a must! We went twice in the evening for a lovely meal and once in the day time, they feed the crocs... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Been to this Bar/restaurant before, nice chilling with cold drinks, watching the croc's and birds, very peaceful. Close to the beach and other amenities markets, bars etc. Not far from Cape Point Hotel when it re-opens, was closed for refurbishment in Nov 14. All in all a lovely place.

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Los Urrutias
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderful place to visit at any time of the day. Good service, sunbeds available next to the beach and food at good prices for the location. Plenty of wildlife including birds and crocodiles in the adjacent pool. Highly recommended.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went here twice for an afternoon drink first after visiting Katchinkkally Crocodile Pool. We sat in a rondavel overlooking a very large pool and suddenly saw several crocodiles in the water or on the banks. Not a problem, they all stayed where they should be. If you can visit about 3.30 -4pm, you may see the crocodiles being fed... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Liked setting next to fish pool and crocs, low lighting. Take your bug repellent! Would be nice if cocktails were on the menu and a little more time between courses.

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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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Address: Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
Phone Number: 9920201
Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
Cuisine: African

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