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Butcher's Shop

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Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, Gambia
+220 449 5069
09:00 - 23:00
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Siena, Italy
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came for Sunday brunch around noon. The decor was very cute. The staff was friendly but I would recommend coming early for the brunch because by the time we came, the options were much more limited. Even if we would have come on time, there was really only one large table and three smaller tables of options. However, everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We was staying at ngala lodge, and this is a short taxi ride away, what a find, loved it so much, went twice, the food was lovely, the 6 hour lamb was sooooooo tender, and the steak was cooked to perfection, starters were great, try the tai beef, has to be one of the best starters ever. The staff are... More 

Thank gillian s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for an evening meal away from our hotel. All four of us had starters, the local battered oysters were fantastic! The duck spring rolls were slightly overcooked, so it was hard to detect what the filling was, but they were still edible! Main courses were great too (apart from a slightly overcooked chicken breast stuffed with cheese &... More 

Thank Scorps21
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually have fillet steak with Gorgonzola sauce...first class. Staff friendly and suitably attentive.

Thank John T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've read lots of great feedback for the Butcher's Shop evening meals, but also consider Sunday brunch - lovely atmosphere, mix of tourists and locals and a warm welcome. Check it out!!

Thank Jim G
United Kingdom
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on our first visit to Gambia & were not disappointed. The staff were super polite, friendly and knowledgable about the extensive menu. Our food was piping hot, very tasty and reasonably priced. The prawns were gorgeous & the steak was cooked to perfection. The wine was served chilled & was extremely palatable. The owner spoke with... More 

Thank Clare Y
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Butchers Shop in Fajara, Gambia early March. What a warm welcome, good atmosphere even though it was quite early in the evening. The staff always on hand and manager came to our table several times, very attentive. We had fillet steaks wow!!! Bottle of wine good and reasonably priced, waiter always ready to top up our glass. Good choice... More 

Thank jaye p
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favourite restaurant in Gambia. We always come here several times during our holiday and are never disappointed. Food and service is always great. Would highly recommend it.

Thank LeaRad
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, local produce with continental twist. Comprehensive menu good wine list, reasonable price for bistro style. Must book for evening.

Thank Caroline C
Worcester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been coming to the Gambia for many years at last we decided to try The Butchers Shop. Its a taxi ride away depending where your stay but an average cost is about 500 Dalasi and the taxi driver will wait for you. The food and the wine was excellent and lovely surroundings ,but here comes the crunch almost hidden... 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
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
International, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 5069
Quality international restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and catering services, with a classic contemporary menu drawing flavors from all around the world. Come and enjoy our renowned food, accompanied by a relaxed, charming and sensual ambiance. GCCI 2011 RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR WINNER.

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Fajara, Gambia
Bradford, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?