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“A wonderful experience!”

Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia
Ranked #9 of 96 Restaurants in Kololi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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“A wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

When you're finally getting use to The Gambia and think you've seen it all - pay the Gaya Art Cafe a visit. Stepping in, you can't help but feel like a fish our of water when you're sipping beautiful wine in the most glorious and beautiful decor with the Gambia life outside the window. It's a beautiful restaurant, very un-Gambian like but that gives it a wow and provides a real escapism for a few short hours then back to the hustle and bustle of the strip.

Great service & amazing food - well worth a visit for dinner.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Not what you would expect in The Gambia ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Visited due this being no2 on trip adviser. I'm pleased to say it was even better than we thought great food, quirky surroundings, very clean throughout the restaurant, comfy seatings and perfect service throughout the evening. This place is very relaxing, we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. It's by far the best restaurant in The Gambia.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

On the main road, this cafe is set back from the road. The place is lovely, filled with antiques and unusual pottery and ornaments.
The food was great and it is a great place to visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank mitchell213
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Our 2014 holiday”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Have been here on previous holidays and based on that decided to try again. The surroundings are lovely nut We were however disappointed with our meal on this occasion. Service was slow and food very mediocre. Will probably not visit again.

Thank PatriciaM7
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“better than during our last visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Other travellers told us they had a good meal at Gaya and although our last experience was not so great, we decided to give Gaya another chance and we did not regret it. To our surprise the decor was changed but the service was better, the portions better and the lamb was excellent. The cheese cake was as good as 3 years ago. Gaya will be visited again!

Visited January 2014
Thank SuzyTravels
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