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Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia

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Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
+220 377 4022
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We have just returned home from a 2 weeks visit to The Gambia. Gaya Art Café was a bar we visited most nights, the staff are wonderful and will defiantly remain friends for life, the owner defiantly takes pride in his bar and staff which is lovely to see. The cocktails are to die for, we had a few tapas... More 

Thank Naomi M
Banjul, Gambia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Fantastic food, decore and service. Strongly recommend the salmon on toast with the ginger fizzy drink. 10 on 10.

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Thank Sonik13
Karlstad, Sweden
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

..from African artists on the walls. Had some "fika" here and I am not disappointed at all, apparently Mrs and her mother visit to spoil themself with some sweetness with coffee time to time and I can see why. Also very friendly and serviceminded staff!

Thank Peter F
Banjul, Gambia
1 review
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Set up is beautiful and cosy. Excellent menu, love their special of the day. They have the best deserts.

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Thank sheriffabarry
1 review
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I have visited Gaya Art Cafe more times than I'd like to admit, and each time I'm amazed by the quality and consistency of their food. Their's desserts are also excellent and their pasta is to die for!

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Thank aojones
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 5, 2017

The atmosphere is tremendous, the food and cocktails are delicious and the owners and staff are always very welcoming. A really great destination for a wonderful night out.

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Thank suzanna200
Banjul, Gambia
1 review
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Gaya is one of the finest restaurants I have ever been to anywhere in the world. From the setup, decor down to the spirit of the staff, Gaya is nothing short of world class. Catering to a diverse clientele, Gaya maintains its domestic African touch with verve. Their cheese cake is the best I have ever tasted anywhere in the... More 

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Thank momodousabally
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

My husband and I visited the Gaya Art Cafe twice on our holiday in The Gambia. The service was very good and attentive, the food was excellent and my hubby enjoyed the wine too (he had a lovely bottle of Yellow Tail Merlot from Australia). The cafe is air conditioned and adorned with beautiful modern artworks. We tried the tapas... More 

Thank thebuttonmushroom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

I love Gaya and have gone here for years...had a bit of an 8 years haitus as I was overseas but went back last weekend and see that all that has changed is the art! Excellent service, great food (I ordered pasta and my dining mate had yummy calamari, nachos and shrimps). Favorite dessert will forever and always be the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

This is really a good find. We had an amazing, delicious 3 course meal, followed by a few glasses of mojitos to end the evening. The ambience was perfect, beautiful decor, attentive staff and an impressive menu. We all enjoyed our meals for starters to pudding. All in all, it was sensational. I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Mediterranean, European, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 377 4022
Situated in the heart of the bustling ''Senegambia'' part of Kololi, yet nicely tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, is a chilled, mellow place where you are assured of having one of the finest dining experiences in The Gambia, and meeting an interesting and sophisticated crowd.Our fresh tempting menu, draws on flavours from the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia, and not forgetting our vegetarian friends, a delightful variety of tasty organic dishes.Our bar, an exciting mix of traditional and modern cocktails, delicious world wines, and a heavenly variety of coffee beans to choose from, all set within a gallery of exquisite African art, contemporary decor pieces, and jewellery on display for sale.Gaya Art Cafe is chic but comfortable, stylish but relaxed, and buzzy but not loud. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, or just lounging on our terrace with a luscious cocktail, or simply having a great shopping experience, there is something for everyone, and much more in between.The place to see, and be seen. Come and enjoy the alluring and intimate ambience of Gaya Art Cafe.Hope to see you soon !

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