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“Great food, great people....”

Cabana's beach bar & restaurant
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Banjul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Lebanese
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited most days during our recent holiday to Gambia. Has changed hands since last year (previously Seaview) re-furbed & decorated to a high standard. Wi-Fi & live football available. We had several lunches & all were tasty & well presented. Rosemary the manager was always attentive to her customers & would go the extra mile to please. The lads waiting on were really good & kept us amused. Beach lads (Desmond & Simon) always ensured our sunbeds were right. To sum up, great welcome/food/people/ambience. Already booked for next February so see you all then.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Dutch owner. Clean with good staff from the sunbed boys. Nice beach. Very nice new restaurant area, very modern. Sunbeds the best in town. Although drinks dearer than most

Thank alix c
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

This place is a little hidden but well worth a visit. The owner and staff there are so friendly, really would do anything to ensure you have a good meal. Food is high quality at good value, and the beach location is ideal.

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Thank jane a
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Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Went here everyday to sunbathe all day. Free beds.lovely staff and atmosphere.zero hassle from beach sellers Fantastic food and interesting menu. So much so that I took a picture of it to give me some recipe ideas at home. Real value for money too. Share a pizza for lunch with a side bowl of hot chilli sauce. Delicious. Oh. ..and look after the staff. They're smashing. Simon was our favourite

Thank theDukeStokeOnTrent
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from Gambia (23/2/14) and although I don't often write reviews, I simply had to spread the word about this place. We first found Cabana last November and it was fantastic then, even though it had only recently opened, so we just felt we had to go back. The setting is delightful overlooking the ocean; the decor is bright and modern with both comfy chairs inside, beautifully set tables for dining and service that is second to none. The staff are the most attentive in the whole of Gambia, making sure that you have everything you need throughout the day. They organised English newspapers for my husband when available (sad I know ) and our sun beds were arranged with our towels on every morning when we arrived. The owner certainly runs a tight ship which is evident in the overall standard of the restaurant, and it was lovely to speak to him every morning as we arrived, as he supervised this staff. Now for the most important thing of all, THE FOOD, simply the best!! We have eaten at many restaurants on the strip during our 4 stays in Kololi and none have ever come anywhere near the quality of the food at Cabana.The Ladyfish and the steak are to die for, the noodles are delicious, and the Tapas scrumptious, just the thing for afternoon lunch. These are just a few of the delights served up, there are lots more, all at resonable prices too, so compliments to the chefs. Another big positive, Cabana serve ice cold bear and white wine, which we found was a problem in the majority of the restaurants in Kololi and is a must in those temperatures! One day, my husband and I missed our breakfast at the hotel and on arriving at Cabana, Rosemary (a new addition to the management team) asked the chef to put something together for us, even though breakfast was not part of their service. Scrambled eggs, toast and coffe that knocked spots off the hotel, fantastic. The owner then advised that if breakfast was a requirement for holiday makers, then breakfast would be served, whether that be full English, or egg/beans on toast, nothing was too much trouble. A big thank you to the management team and all of the staff for that matter (especially Ebraham) for making our stay the best ever - can't wait to come back, see the team and enjoy the superb cuisine. Well done Cabana.

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