The Gambia Restaurants

  • Restaurants
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  • Restaurants
    by alyf1961
  • BEEF DOMADA WITH CHIPS AND SALAD
    BEEF DOMADA WITH CHIPS AND SALAD
    by alyf1961

The Gambia Restaurants

  • BEACH BAR

    This is one of the many bars along the beach, between Kotu stream and Koliolo. There is usually a young man on the beach encouraging you to come in and have a drink. They sell cold drinks and hot snacks, the snacks are occasionally not available when the electricity goes off.

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  • BEACH BAR

    One of the nice things about eating in The Gambia, is that the fish is very fresh. Most beach bars and restaurants have a small boat which they send out to catch fish. Oscars is another beach bar between Kotu Stream and Kololio.

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  • DELICIOUS DONUTS

    I visited Lamin lodge as part of a “4 in 1 day tour” with Arch-Tours. We stopped here for coffee and homemade donuts. The donuts were delicious. Sitting in a serene, open, wooden hut on the banks of the Gambia River, with the delicious smell of donuts and the wildlife of the river going about its daily routine in the Mangroves was very peaceful. It...

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  • FREE WIFI AND GREAT FOOD

    I had spotted JD’s restaurant from the coach during my transfer from Banjul airport.The restaurant is set in a large garden, with red and white tableclothed tables set out in the garden.I went there on my first day for dinner and it became my favourite restaurant.I had the beef Domada, a local dish made with a peanut sauce. It was DELICIOUS!!!!The...

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  • a feel of the mediterranean

    Luigi’s is a very nice, white mediterranean feel, restaurant in Kololi. The day I visited it was very quiet, I ordered a latte and a plate of chips, both of which were delicious. I sat outside and watched people walking by. A lizard ran up and down a tree in front of me.The restaurant is part of a hotel complex.it serves pizza, pasta, burgers and a...

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  • Try the local Gambian cuisine

    Although we often ate in our hotel in Fajara, we wanted to sample other restaurants too and ventured out on several occasions. One of these was to Kololi where we discovered Darboe's, just off the Senegambia Strip. We ate on the outside terrace (there are only a handful of table inside and this is by far the more attractive option) and decided to...

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  • Great food and ambiance

    The main tourism area with many bars, restaurants and night clubs. Most have some sort of happy hour but in general on that strip, prices are salty. My choice is Come Inn Bar and Restaurant in Kololi, close by the tourism area, which offers great value for money. It offers a rich variety of European and African cuisine at moderate prices. Dishes...

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  • Belgian Beer in Banjul

    So far from home and there it is! One of Belgium’s’ best beers in the refrigerator of Lebanese businessman. It is very expensive to drink imported beers, so expect to pay almost 2.5€ for a can of Stella.

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  • Real chilled place on the beach

    Family owned restaurant on the beach. Friendly athmosphere and so quiet. Noone tries to sell you something and you can relax in the sunbeds to easy African music (sometimes some live drumming) and take a dip in the ocean in front of you... Simply wonderful.

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  • Lovely ambience

    Live music whilst sitting outdoors, correct waiter service and nice food. The owner Jojo is lovely and creates a good atmosphere. We had to wait a bit longer then usual for our food to arrive but that did not mind us. Wine was good, but expensive. Food was more expensive then in other restaurants but for that one night we did not mind. We had the...

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  • dissapointing

    Lovely setting and it came recommened so we went there for lunch. Service was not of good standard, especially if you compare it with the prices they charge you. We ordered and after 5 minutes they came and tell us our choice was not available - can happen. After our second order they came back again with the same message - so in the end we just...

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  • good indian food

    great indian restaurant - waiters are very friendly. Service a bit slow but that did not really matter as the food was just great. Nice selection and also option to sit inside or outside. We saw many Indians eat there so we figured the food would be good. It was. Papadums and spicy dumplings

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  • the name is a bit misleading

    You would think that with a name like Denmark restaurant you end up eating danish specialities but to say the least they offer a great selection of local Gambian dishes like domoda, benachin and yassa. good portions, friendly service and basic but good. Fish benachin

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  • Needs to be discovered

    By chance we found this place, which is on Kairaba Avenue in Fajara. Butchery, Mini market and restaurant. We loved the food which was basic but tasty. Great view on what was all happening on the road, people visiting the mini market and the butchery. For a quick lunch or a cheap bite at night - the excellent choice. Selection of lebanese dishes...

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  • The best food ever!

    We found this restaurant on tripadvisor as rated one of the best and it is sooo true. This is just the best restaurant. Great decor, fantastic service, friendly owners, fantastic food and cocktails and great value for money - what more do you want?We sat outdoors and it was perfect, comfortable chairs - great linnen and a fantastic welcome by the...

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  • Top Restaurant in Banjul

    A clean restaurant with lovely staff who will do everything they possibly can to make your stay in The Gambia enjoyable. They prepared and cooked a special meal for my wife and I plus two friends just because I asked what was in a particular African dish. The beer is half the price you pay in the hotel (35 dalasis for a bottle of julbrew) There is...

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  • Don't miss the locust's.

    The Food was good considering it's a third world country. One night we were sat by the window whem a swarm of locusts covered the windows, it was like snow.

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  • Private paradis

    I have eaten her on numerous occasions and every time i visit i have a different experience, if its not looking at the amazing views and appreciating the sunshine its listening to my friends drumming or watching an amazing tropical thunderstorm.Very friendly staff always looking to accomodate every need Fresh fish brought from the fishing village...

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  • Fabulous service

    A wonderful irish restaurant on the Senegambia strip. Offering some traditional Irish recipes that have a great home-cooked feel, combined with some traditional local fish recipes.Top quality service on every visit.... would highly recommend to all visitors to the Gambia.

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  • Lamin Lodge

    Lamin Lodge is a restaurant built on stilts among the mangroves overlooking the Gambia River. (Lamin means "first-born son" in the local Mandinka language). To reach the restaurant, patrons must cross a causeway through the mangrove swamp, where they may see water birds and small fish in the water.The multi-level restaurant is constructed entirely...

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  • Eat with the people

    Kololi has a government-controlled restaurant on the road to the Monkey Park, with a good selection of local dishes. Paradisso Bar & Restaurant in Kololi is a very friendly, budget priced eatery with a large choice of dishes. The river camp we stayed at on our visit to Janjanbureh did us an excellent couple of meals, though be sure to wash your...

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  • Best pub in Serrakunda

    The best bar in Serrakunda, for our money, run by the lovely Marie herself. Warm and welcoming, a good range of cold beers, including the “Crocodile” Julbrew Export. Cana, distilled palm wine and Casha Cana, from cashew is sold by the litre. There’s a lady cooking deep fried savoury and sweet snacks right on the doorstep, which you can take inside...

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  • Fast food, Gambian style

    This place is a gem, opposite the Suma Hotel and used to supply Lana’s Bar, Serrakunda’s top tourist pub, with its food. It’s situated in the cinema’s forecourt, offering an inexpensive dish of the day during lunch hours. You can bring your own beer from the bottle shop just around the corner. Sayerr Jobe Avenue has many fine local restaurants at...

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  • Gunjur Beach Lodge, Kombo South, The...

    The Gunjur Beach Lodge is not only a great place to stay but they also have fantastic food. They specialize in seafood but for a steak or a pasta it is also a good restaurant.Nice big tree trunk tables, candles, dimed lights...a perfect place for a romantic diner.We had fresh lobster and payed 500 Dalasi a head. Thats not even 15 Euro or 10...

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  • Indian, Chinese, Gambian its all there...

    You can eat whatever food you like here, most hotels are bed & breakfast so rather than stay in the hotel to eat get a taxi and go to Kotu Beach and sample some of the many and varied foods thats on offer.Go to the Lebenese restaurant its fab you get so much to eat and at very low prices too. So much choice we cant choose a favourite place they...

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  • Tendaba "Restaurant"

    The restaurant's only table was situated on a small round peninsula, made by the owner of the place. He dishes up whatever he caught that day and serves it with a smile. Check out details such as the thermos/candle and the lack of drinks: fantastically cool and simple. Make a booking before you walk in: the guy has to catch your food :-)

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  • Ker Serigne, local food

    In Ker Serigne, the place where we stayed for a few days, were a few local restaurants. Our favourite was Babula's cafe, where they served very cheap and delicious local dishes for a few euros.Most of the evenings there was no electricity at Babula's, so we had dinner with candlelight. At our third visit there was suddenly electric light. So I...

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  • Senegambia area, open air restaurant

    Around the corner of the Ali Baba restaurant you will find the exchange office, the internetcafe, some more restaurants and several shops.At the backside of the Ali Baba bar & restaurant is a lovely garden. Here you can have your meals too. This is also the place to go for listening to local bands and dancing.

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  • Senegambia area, the place to meet

    In the Senegambia area, the road to the Senegambia Hotel at the beach you will find several restaurants, a few supermarkets, an internetcafe, exchange office and the Senegambian craftmarket.It's the place to meet. There are a lot of tourists around. You can sit at the terraces and chose to eat Italian, Lebanese, Caribbean, Gambian or...

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  • Try the Palm Wine

    When you’re in Africa you certainly should try the local specialties.One of them is Palm Wine, they tap the wine on top of the tree without destroying it.The prices are different in each country, but you can buy almost 2 liters of palm wine for the price of one large beer.You’ll have to drink a lot of this fluent too get drunk.ENJOY IT!!!

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  • Pizza, pizza, wow !!!!!! PIZZA !!!

    When you visit The Gambia and when you like pizza then you must absolutely go to 'Luigi's'.It's an Italian who has a very good restaurant. Specially his pizza are delightfulness. Go and taste' Specially his pizza are delightfulness. Go and taste it !

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  • Always freshly cooked

    All food is always freshly prepared and you can usually request a dish that you would like. Traditional Gambian dishes to fish and chips. Followed by fresh fruit and a cold beer and a game of crazy eight! If you are lucky you may have some of the lads play drums for you. My favourite dish is chicken yassa. A very rich chicken portion dish covered...

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  • Little places to eat.

    This a little restaurant on the beach.They don't have a lot but it is OKPrices are not to bad. We did not like the Palmwine.

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  • Not really a favorite. Most of...

    Not really a favorite. Most of the restaurants are situated in the KOLOLI area, where most of the hotels can be found.Nieuwe pagina 3 Nothing special. The fresh fish from the Atlantic Ocean is great. Try the baracuda or Ladyfish.Out of the Kololi area it is rather cheap to have a seafood dish.

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  • The restaurant Lamin Lodge is...

    The restaurant Lamin Lodge is situated right on the Gambia river. Silvia and I hitchhiked from the national park to the restaurant. After lunch, we took a boat from the Lamin Lodge back to Banjul.

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  • Make your own diner !

    The choice is yours : go to the restaurant or make your own dinner !No much to wash up !And that's GREAT ! Be sure ! Maniok ;-)

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  • The hotels at the coast sides...

    The hotels at the coast sides have very special meals.Local cuisine,africancuisine,but you can also eat international meals...The hygienic meals in the hotels are diferrent than the meals that you buy at the street! I don't know the name,but I remember a grilled,hot fish and I found it good.There are also coconuts,and wood specialities.

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  • Franciscos!

    The restaurant was calm and relaxing! Mind you, there were no street lights, so if you go out, best take a torch! I had some great fish dish there! Most of the time I ate at my friend's house! That was hot and tasty I can tell you!

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  • Leybato restaurante down at...

    Leybato restaurante down at Leybato beach,not the most exclusiv but fantastic to sit there in the dark eveningand listen to the waves from the Atlantic ocean in thelight from carrosine lights eating or just taking a Julbreewbeer but take sweater on it could be a little cold breezefrom the atlantic.Another restaurant you must visit is MÁMAS on...

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  • A very long time ago but I...

    A very long time ago but I remember a great restaurant called something like The Braustubl in Banjul where we had peanut stew. It was at night and Banjul was totally dark.... you need a torch to make sure that you do not fall down a drain.

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