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Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia

Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
+220 377 4022
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, African, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

Very peaceful and classy place. Quality cocktails and coffees, gentle service. really recommended. Working sitcom too

Thank nick_sandberg
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Yet another fine dining experience in The Gambia. The setting was fitting for a perfect meal out and the food and service second to none. We enjoyed five great evenings eating at Gaya art Café and would say its a must for any ne visiting...More

1  Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Why this place is not number 1 I don't know. Wherever you decide to eat make sure that you come here and experience Great Food, Great Service. A little more expensive but the quality and character of the place more than makes up for this.

1  Thank pj_n7
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We loved this place!!! Easily our most fav place in The Gambia, everything is just beautiful. We initially went for early evening drinks and ended up staying for the whole evening. The vibe is just one of pure relaxation, the staff are attentive without being...More

1  Thank SamGC
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We visited the Gaya Art Cafe a number of times on our visit, and it was fantastic. Christmas Eve was one of the best we have had for ages. The buffet was spectacular, food and drinks were terrific as was the atmosphere and ambiance (with...More

2  Thank SchoolofScience
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Don't worry; this isn't some hippy craft shop and café. It is a gorgeous bar and restaurant covered in artsy décor from bright African carved chairs to Philipe Starck lamps to grand fabric post-colonial furniture. The menu for both food and drinks reads wonderfully. There...More

1  Thank JulesWarwick
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Although we didnt eat here the cocktails were fantastic and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was excellent with lovely Art work surrounding the walls. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Emmamike77
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Have been coming to the Gambia for many years but this is the first year that we have visited this restaurant! Now we wonder why. Lovely ambience and excellent, beautifully presented food. Everything fresh and different - not your usual fare. Visited three times during...More

2  Thank Annette08London
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I first discovered Gaya 18m ago when visiting just for a cocktail evening. The cocktails are superb with an innovative carefully crafted menu. Reading the dinner menu at the time I had promised myself a visit to experience the offerings. Well that visit was last...More

2  Thank fordwater
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Loved the decor and ambiance in this restaurant ....food did not disappoint , I had the sole ...was beautiful!!! Worth a visit with relaxed atmosphere, service was superb without the over familiar "Boss Lady or Boss Man" which seemed popular in Gambia. Both this and...More

1  Thank Annette W
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16 February 2017|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Hello, we are closed on Sundays, but opened every other evening. Thank you for enquiring
Darren R
9 November 2016|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Turn right at the top of the Senegambia strip. 50 meters on the right after the craft market. Can't miss it, beautiful trees with large lamps hanging in them at the front and you will see the sign.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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