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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Bit disaapointed this time, sorry.

I am sorry to say, we were a bit disappointed on this visit to Calypso. I have left a very good score as I know its better than our experience and we still love it here. We spent all day here relaxing on the beach, they have let the beach go a bit and the grasses have grown up and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Shed74
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Hampshire, UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I am sorry to say, we were a bit disappointed on this visit to Calypso. I have left a very good score as I know its better than our experience and we still love it here. We spent all day here relaxing on the beach, they have let the beach go a bit and the grasses have grown up and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Laid back "café" style restaurant with prompt and pleasant service. you can just have a drink here or a meal. We enjoyed home made burgers and chips! The restaurant overlooks a crocodile pool and, when we were there, Caspian terns flew down to the pool for water. Outdoor eating. A very relaxing location.

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Bristol
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely location each table in its own palm hut over looking the pond with beautiful birds and crocodiles for entertainmant. My grilled ladyfish was excellent. My wife's battered ladyfish was a bit chewy. It is a lovely setting with very reasonable prices and good staff

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Top Contributor
402 reviews 402 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Stunning lunchtime location overlooking a crocodile pond with individual tables under pagoda type structures. Great views, good selection of birds to admire including pied kingfishers and caspian terns. Good choice of options on the lunchtime menu which were nicely presented & above average in quality - spring rolls were very nice and panini was up to the mark. We chose... More 

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hove
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Morning/ lunch / evening. Any time it's great..relaxing,great food and service. Well worth a visit even if you are staying some miles away Highly reccomended

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had been recommended to try this reastaurant for lunch. It was worth the taxi ride. Although it was very windy we still enjoyed our light lunch in the open sitting area. The sandwiches were full of tasty fillings and my spring rolls were delicious with a dipping sauce and salad garnish. The area around is scenic with tables dotted... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The setting here and service is superb. You can completely immerse yourself in nature with the birds and crocodile pond and really do feel as though you are in Africa without any commercialism. The food is excellent, particularly the King Prawns, delicious!!!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Me and my other half taxied up from the Palma Rima hotel and spent an entire day here relaxing and enjoyed every minute! On arrival we were given sunbeds and mats and left to lay on the private beach under our own umbrella all day. The waiters brought us drinks and we were able to gaze over the beach as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

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

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