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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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Cape Point Beach, Bakau, Gambia
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Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank thomaes
Alicante, Spain
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Victoria A
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4 reviews
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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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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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 7 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 

Thank joeJ3626DA
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The views from this hotel are stunning - overlooking a beautiful beach but also a lake full of crocodiles and amazing birdlife. The food is excellent, you pay a little extra for food here when you compare to most restaurant prices in the Gambia but it is well worth it and £20 each for drinks and 3 courses is a... More 

Thank JAJA425
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Had a very peaceful hour here in April enjoying a cocktail, eating lunch and at the same time just drinking in the nature that surrounded us. Kingfishers, cranes, a crocodile or two and eagles gliding overhead. This really is a gem of a place. Hope it stays that way...

Thank Giraffe99Jackie

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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, Mediterranean, 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
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?