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Gaya Art Cafe

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Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
+220 446 4022
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten here a few times over the past few years. Excellent food, very friendly staff. A most homely comfortable and interesting place to eat.

Thank 217Sandy
Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read many excellent reviews so had dinner here one night. The food was fine but not great. It was more expensive than most places in the area. You can eat inside where the decor is eclectic and interesting, or on the patio. But it is on the main highway so there is not view.

Thank Doreen O
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are looking for that somewhere Special, look no further, this is a beautiful restaurant, with excellent service & food. Perfect for a special occasion. I can't think what else to say it's just PERFECT !! it's located just a few steps from the bottom end of the srtip. We will be back !! Thank You..

Thank 102melvin
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beyond our expectations. Gaya is a very nice European style restaurant with amazing food. We had three starters and drinks and it was great. All very fresh and delicately arranged. The restaurant itself has a very good atmosphere both inside and outside. Amazing and friendly staff. Will surely visit again.

Thank Suraj_822
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is real treat, set back from Birtil Harding highway near to Kololi craft market. Not all taxi drivers know where it is and there was no signage when I was there. Once I had found it the effort proved to be well worth it. I called there especially for Coffee and Cheesecake on a personal recommendation. I did see... More 

Thank rustyroundabout
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Gambia Art Hotel. It was such a nice change compared to all the other restaurants in Kololi. The restaurant has very nice vibe/beautiful setting. It has multiple vegetarian options. We choose the risotto, which was very good. The staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, they had forgotten to mention that they are closed on... More 

Thank Hester E
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Something totally different in The Gambia. Unique. Superb terrace and interior of the restaurant. Super nice and friendly staff. Tapas as a starter and fantastic main corse (Cajun Ladyfish)

Thank GeertOostduinkerke
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I'm shocked this place is only ranked number 10 on TripAdvisor for Kololi. It is by far the best spot in the area - a league above all the so-so restaurants close by. It was a little quiet when I arrived there, but finding this place is like stumbling upon an oasis in the midst of the hassle of Senegambia... More 

Thank Mumbai_Adrienne
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Arrived in The Gambia on the 6th April and made straight for Gaya Art Cafe. The menu had changed since our last visit two years ago but it did not disappoint! So good we made four visits over our two week stay making our last meal at this fantastic restaurant. Try the Piri Piri prawns and the Calimari For starters.... More 

Thank Adrian m
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

As we always experienced, helpful, friendly staff located close to "the strip", so easy walking distance from most hotels. Fascinating art and decor, along with a great menu, and even beautiful serving plates and dishes to compliment the delicious food. Very reasonable prices (though wine on the expensive side) and would be certainly 3 times more expensive if transported to... 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$11 - US$33
Mediterranean, European, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 446 4022
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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