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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

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Cape Point Beach | Next to Occean Bay Hotel, Bakau, Gambia
+220 992 0201
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty place. More expensive than most places in Gambia felt slightly pretentious Food was ok but had better. Service was average

Thank Louise A
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting with individual "huts". Nice food served by friendly staff. Great to sit and watch the birds using the pool and to see the crocs. The only disappointment was that we waited an extra hour to see the crocs being fed. A chap turned up with a bucket with approx ten fish in it and it took him all... More 

Thank enna-7
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time here despite having been to Gambia several times before. Wish we had gone sooner. The setting is simply beautiful with the kingfishers and other birds and of course the crocodiles too, just to top it off we had an amazing meal too. The food really is superb and not too be missed. We will definitely... More 

Thank LeaRad
Bordeaux, France
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was told to go here and we weren't disappointed. To secure a good table by the crocodile pool advisable to book. We safe and watched the crocodiles, kingfishers and other birds. The food was fantastic. Will definitelbe going again, my daughter wants a tree house like it! Thanks!

Thank sausages1757
Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No hazzle, peaceful oasis near the Ocean bay hotel. You can watch the monkeys play or king fishers dive into the crocodile pool while you eat a tasty meal or have a drink.

Thank YuriAxel
United Kingdom
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited mid afternoon to see the crocodiles fed & have a late lunch & really enjoyed the ambience and environment. The pool is fascinating as the crocodiles seem fairly close, and there is an abundance of birds to watch. The kingfishers vertically dive into the pool, vultures circle overhead and long necked wading birds patrol the banks of the... More 

Thank Clare Y
Newton Aycliffe
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This in my opinion is by far the best bar resteraunt in Bakau, the location is superb also. The food is excellent and the wine is good too, the service is very good. The location is right beside a fresh water pool with crocs and load of other wildlife, great for kids, the crocs are fed each day at 4.... More 

Thank Mark_Hindmarch
Montguyon, France
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not book, but were lucky enough to get a table by the pond. A fantastic experience, thoroughly enjoyed the meal, watching the birds and the crocodiles a monkey even paid us a visit

Thank Lynn W
Tamworth, Staffs
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are staying at kololi beach but had to go back to Calypso after 3 years. It was just how we remembered it. Lovely staff and delicious food. Yes you do have to wait a little while but it is all freshly cooked. The pint of prawns are to die for. Very varied menu and all good.hope we don't have... More 

Thank kazTamworth_Staffs
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Calypso for over 16 years. The surroundings are now wonderful with grass and picket fence entrance. When we arrived for lunch they were very busy with most of the roundels were occupied but we found one near the lagoon, looking at the crocodiles basking in the sun and plenty of pied kingfishers and others swooping... More 

Thank Mary D
foday t, Owner at Calypso Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your loyalty over 16 years.We always hope our customers appreciate the beauty of Calypso. It's true that we are not the cheapest establishment but we pride ourselves on fresh, high quality ingredients & a standard and ambience which is you will not easily find elsewhere. Keep coming for at least another 16 years. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Point Beach | Next to Occean Bay Hotel, Bakau, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
  • Phone Number: +220 992 0201

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