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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
    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
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I have spent quite a lot of time in The Gambia over the years and this is the best restaurant I have visited. In fact, it is my favourite in the world. It is in the most idyllic setting on the beach right next to a lagoon inhabited by amazing bird life, as well as a few crocodiles that can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Blewy
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London
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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London
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have spent quite a lot of time in The Gambia over the years and this is the best restaurant I have visited. In fact, it is my favourite in the world. It is in the most idyllic setting on the beach right next to a lagoon inhabited by amazing bird life, as well as a few crocodiles that can... More 

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Kalmar, Sverige
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children

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