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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
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Szekesfehervar, Hungary
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the restaurant which I want to visit again in the gambia...really..I have been to many other restaurants, butbefore visiting this one I had a fresh coconut which I bought while sitting in my taxi, so I was full...but we went there to try their pancakes, and the kids loved them, they even ordered some extra, so I believe... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, thank you for your reply to my last review. I have since visited in Dec 2015 & March 2016, and can confirm there have been improvements. I noticed in Dec the greenary on the beach had been cut back so you can see along the beach now. The food was great, my Dad & Stepmum joined me one lunch... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent location and set-up facing the water. Food is really good: we tried the tasty burger, the spaghetti (for once a good bolognese) and the today's special: prawns with mango. All very good. A bit pricy vs local but all worth it. If you are lucky, you can see as well a few crocodiles. They feed them around 4.00 pm.... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with great service and top quality food - the very pleasant outdoor terrace is beside a crocodile pond - feeding time is at 16.00 daily.

Thank AnnBP1646TV
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The will be a very short review. Great food, ambiance, staff, location, value for money........ PERFECT.

Thank Victoria A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had a lovely dinner at Calypso, they feed the crocodiles in the pool at 4pm each day, there's around 25 crocs so worth a visit and the staff are very know,edgable about the crocodiles. Also a lot of bird life and monkeys roaming too! Menu was great and the food was delicious, combination of traditional foods plus European beach... 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 had travelled out of the Gambia at the time of your visit and it is reassuring to know that the staff looked after you as they should. We hope you will visit us again and we will have a seat for you in the treehouse where the views and ambience... More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cosy bar , friendly, sociable and attentive staff who seem to enjoy their jobs. Food good, and well presented. Loved the music - UB40, 60's , Blondie, Madness etc Gorgeous surroundings, crocs in pool get to watch being fed at 4pm Would highly recommend this place Visited here most days during our stay as so nice .

Thank Jackie C
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We were here in December. Once again we had a lovely meal, with some good live music. It was lovely to see the same staff. It may be a little more expensive than some of the other local restaurants but it's well worth it.

Thank drewpdav
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere at lunchtime, with a good range of food options, from local specialities, through sandwiches and salads to freshly made cakes with ice cream. Meanwhile, the birds come and go and fish in the pond, and the crocodiles climb onto the banks to absorb the sun's rays.

Thank Alan A
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Recently had lunch here with 2 friends. I chose the prawn salad and it exceeded expectations. One friend had the burger, which I have also had in the past, they are so tasty. The other friend had the steak with the mustard mash, yet another good meal. The surroundings are so peaceful and if the crocodiles are out, they are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
African, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
  • Phone Number: 9920201

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?