Must see restaurants in The Gambia

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    Top Choice

    Sea Shells

    Despite the unfortunate location on the highway, Sea Shells is well worth a visit for its creative and beautifully prepared dishes. Pop by at lunchtime…

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    Top Choice

    Calypso

    Much-loved Calypso serves delicious grilled fish, snacks (such as prawn spring rolls), panini and an African dish of the day, plus a full English…

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    Top Choice

    Butcher's Shop

    Driss, the Moroccan celebrity chef (and TV star), fires up some of the best cooking in The Gambia at this elegant eatery with terrace seating on busy…

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    Mama's

    Mama's is a long-running institution in Fajara, with a huge menu of satisfying comfort food: brochettes, grilled fish, schnitzel, spaghetti, salads and…

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    Gida's Garden

    This hidden oasis tucked one block south of the Atlantic Blvd is best known for its delectably prepared grilled meats (grilled T-bone, barbecue ribs),…

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    El Sol

    One of the best eateries in the Senegambia area, El Sol spreads a Latin feast, with enchiladas, quesadillas and fajitas, plus a first-rate grilled red…

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    Clay Oven

    In a converted house surrounded by gardens, the Clay Oven serves up excellent Indian food, with classics like palak paneer, chicken tikka massala and…

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    Luigi's Pizza & Pasta House

    A song of praise to Italy and its culinary achievements. The pasta is al dente, the pizzas (widely hailed as Gambia's best) are deep-dish and everything…

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    Ngala Lodge

    One of Gambia's most renowned restaurants, this has always been the top address for sumptuous and lovingly presented meals; the service and sea-view…

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    Rising Sun

    Gabriel, the talented chef and owner serves up classic Gambian dishes at excellent prices at this cosy open-sided spot in Cape Point. Traditional hits…

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    Green Mamba

    This inspired restaurant is built around the concept of an Asian grill, meaning you have the rare treat of choosing the raw ingredients for your…

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    Sailor Beach Bar & Restaurant

    On the edge of Kotu Beach, Sailor's is a classic oceanfront spot that serves excellent seafood (including big mixed seafood platters). It has a separate…

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    Gaya Art Café

    Arty, veggie, healthy and organic, this is an unlikely addition to Senegambia's loud and boisterous food stations. The airy sculpture garden with its…

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    Happy Corner

    One of Cape Point's best-known spots, Happy Corner – also known as Mr Bass and Bendula Bar – serves up decent grilled fish (including a respectable…

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    Solomon's Beach Bar

    At the northern end of Kololi beach, this breezy roundhouse serves excellent grilled fish in a buzzing, youthful atmosphere. As light and sunny as the…

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    Ali Baba's

    Everyone knows Ali Baba's, so it's as much a useful meeting point as a commendable restaurant. A fast-food joint during the day, it serves dinner with a…

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    Paradiso Pizza

    This lively open-sided eating and drinking spot on Senegambia serves good thin-crust pizzas – and a wide mix of other fare. Friendly and unpretentious…

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    Shiraz

    Creamy plates of hummus, spicy grilled meats, satisfying shwarma and many other perfectly turned out dishes draw in the crowds to this artfully designed…

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    Rose Cafe

    On Bakau's busy main road, this very casual spot serves up inexpensive sandwiches, salads, grilled fish and beef curry. There's free wifi, and you can…

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    La Parisienne

    Famed for its piping-hot croissants and other bakery items, La Parisienne also serves up great coffee and snacks (pizzas, salads, sandwiches). The terrace…