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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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Beckenham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Good to sit in the garden overlooking the crocodile pool at feeding time in the afternoon after a day sightseeing

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Set by the crocodile pool and beach, you can spend the afternoon or evening here relaxing with good, simple food -there is a mix of western and gambian dishes and the atmospere is relaxed and friendly.

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fabulous location and the menu offered some different choices to the other restaurants, but we felt it was over priced. The staff were rather unfriendly & very slow on the day we visited until a family of French arrived [probably from the embassy] & they were all over them like a rash. This spoke volumes to us! Food was good... More

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Foday T, Owner at Calypso Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Calypso.We really appreciate the feedback which helps us to grow and improve. The staff who served you have been with us for 15 years and we have never had a complaint of favouritism before. I was at Calypso when you visited and watched you have a friendly chat with the French family... More

London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Overlooking the crocs, this place is brilliant to chill for an afternoon, great bird life, great cold beers, amazing food!

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Turin, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went there couple of times both for lunch that to have a drink. The tables in the garde are close to a crocodiles pool and with a wonderful view on the beach. I found a very good baobab juice and plate of fish not so bad. Service a little bit slow and price quite high considering the average in... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here under straw shade and right next to the lagoon! The service was a little slow but this didn't matter to us as we enjoyed watching the birds swooping over the lagoon for a drink. We were also treated with a crocodile swimming by just under the surface ... what an experience! Fantastic walk on a deserted... More

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glasgow, scotland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went for dinner here last night, as others say a must if you're in the area. Very pleasant outdoor dining with comfortable setting in separate large round tables, giving privacy and space. Also option to go inside to dine or have a drink. We had a very chilled out night listening to music by a local band and watching the... More

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Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

At gambian beaches, you often have to choose between nice scenery, good food or good and fast service. Or rather between nice scenery and good food, since service is often friendly, but rarely fast. Calypso seems to be able to manage all of this. Good food and very professional service. Everywhere is clean, even the toilets. But think twice if... More

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Faversham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a lovely tranquil place, well it was until my kids turned up! stubbled across this the first day and loved it, lovely food/servive in lovely surroundings. Great place to spot a bird, lizard or croc!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I literally fell onto the Calypso,to me it was like an oasis in a desert. Both service and food were good in this atmospheric spot,the numerous pied kingfishers and other bird species were a sight to behold as were watching the Crocs swimming lazily up and down the lagoon,highly recomended.

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