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The Courtyard - CLOSED

Brufut | Brufut, Brufut, Gambia
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Feb 4, 2015
“Not there anymore?”
Mar 24, 2014
“Lovely place to visit.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Brufut | Brufut, Brufut, Gambia
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Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went 2 years ago to Chop n Chat - but not there this Christmas? Shame! Trying to fill in the 100 required characters here! Not a lot one can say!

Thank Hannah4242
Reviewed March 24, 2014

prices are very good-meals on the menu are good value. Draught beer in Gambia. :-) YES,YES,YES. Friendly Staff-We will be back.

1  Thank 921summery
Reviewed February 16, 2014

The courtyard has moved to next to the petrol station & is a good location...quiet as set back off the road a bit.Owned by a British couple & the food was lovely.The chicken Yassa was one of the nicest...great kids food too.

1  Thank Paula B
Reviewed November 9, 2013

As usual Colin is your very jovial mein host and Maureen ensures your orders are executed. They have draught beer, and their prices are very good. Would recommend the beef burger. Situated just down from the Galp petrol station in the direction of Bijilo (Bertil...More

Thank wejcullen
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service brilliant place wit great food staff are wonderful so kind smiling all da time Colin n moureen are lovely to meet goin back again for da atmosphere n all.....

Thank Mustapha G
Reviewed June 9, 2013

A warm, friendly welcome always greets you at The Courtyard, where you can enjoy a comfortable, relaxed environment, with exceptional European and Gambian Cuisine and a Specials Menu. Themed nights and Entertainment are regularly on the Agenda and are always well worth a visit. Colin...More

1  Thank DiBrufut
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I Have noticed The Courtyard is now on Facebook Courtyard Gambia good to know as now can see updates

Thank janbrufut
Reviewed March 15, 2013

the courtyard is owned and run by 2 of the nicest friendly, welcoming people ive ever met,you are greeted on arrival by colin with his usual, welcome to the mad house !!!, its a nice comfortable, quiet enviorment,in wich to enjoy a drink, (or two),...More

Thank pip18Wigan
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Colin the owner was a great host, what a lovely place. The food was tasty and very reasonably priced. We had good fun. They have satelite TV, if you are into rugby or football, you can go over and keep up with the action. Well...More

Thank Deb P
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I went to the courtyard on 3 occasions and enjoyed every visit. Quiz, bingo and a auction that was so much fun I joined in and even modeled an outfit for charity (got 10,000 delasi). Going back to Gambia 11th Jan 2014 and will be...More

1  Thank BigFrankMac
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  • Address: Brufut | Brufut, Brufut, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  West Coast Division  >  Brufut
This is one of the newest bars in Brufut. It is, as its name suggests, set in a courtyard, with a covered dining area, a bantaba with very comfortable seats, and also seats in a the courtyard itself. genuine Gambian setting.. Although European in character, it is situated in a genuine Gambian setting. It is becoming very popular with ex pats, holiday makers, and especially guests at the nearby Sheraton Hotel.
The owners, Colin and Maureen have lived in Gambia for many years, and give the place a very cheerful and welcoming ambience.
Meals are all freshly cooked, and start at about 100 dalasis, served with a choice of chips or rice. The menu changes according to what is locally available, and Gambian and European dishes are freshly cooked. The chocolate and coffee cakes are also baked locally. Take away meals and sandwiches for the beach or airport are happily prepared, and the service is excellent.
Drinks, too, are very reasonable. Local shorts and softs are 25 dalasis a shot, Julbrew beer is 30 dalasis,
Where it really comes into its own is in the very popular Sunday lunches. Very tender beef, pork or chicken , served with fresh local veg, roast and boiled potatos, Yorkshire pudding, delicious gravy, for 195 dalasis. Tender lamb chops ( too many for me to manage were 225 dalasis). Starters and desserts are 50 dalasis. It is recommended you book in advance for these Sunday lunches.
The Courtyard is well sign posted, and situated on a sandy road , just off the main road as you go towards the Sheraton from Brusubi. Access for the disabled, wheel chair users, etc., is very easy (I was still on crutches for many visits, due to my broken leg). The toilets are spotless, and European style as can be expected.
Telephone number is 70914. The Courtyard is closed on Mondays, but open all day for the rest of the week.
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