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Ngala Lodge Restaurant

64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
+220 449 4045
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Much more enjoyable at Lunchtime”
3 weeks ago
“Super quality”
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CUISINES
European, African, Seafood, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had the odd moan recently about Ngala Lodge, not about the food, which remains excellent but about the atmosphere in the restaurant in the evening over the last couple of (admittedly difficult) years. This holiday, we went for lunch. The food is just...More

Thank IanJMold_Wales
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes Ian, lunchtime does provide a better view of the surroundings. During the high season we have entertainment 6 evenings a week and this will also be carried on this month due to a high volume of business clientelle. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on a B&B basis as we wanted to try other restaurants. Of all we tried, this was way above them all. The location is stunning, wonderfully clean with proper linen, nice tableware and super staff. Food was consistently very good. Beautifully presented...More

Thank ComeonAugust
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Assan, Saihou and the team are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the pasta gambas or the warm goats cheese as a starter and follow with any fish dish. We had captain fish, butter fish, ladyfish and barracuda. All were out of this world

Thank Paul F
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Paul & Paula. Assan and his team enjoyed looking after you both.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ate here several times during our stay at Ngala. Very attentive and friendly staff. Most of the dishes are delicious, there were a couple that didn't really hit the mark but compared to some other local places this was by far the best. We tended...More

Thank serioustiger
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our daily specials. Thank you for taking the time to write your comments.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Dropped in for a light lunch, we were given a table overlooking the gardens and the sea, the view alone is worth the visit We had the Po boy sandwiches a chicken, bacon and cheese very tasty with lovely crispy bacon. A butterfish gravadlax with...More

Thank jcm48
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you JCM for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us. Yes, we refuse to serve PB. The majority of our wines are unique to us. We look forward to seing you back again.

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Just back from this hotel where we were on half board. The quality of the food was excellent we really and didnt have one bad meal

Thank Frances632
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Frances for your comments. We hope to see you back again.

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Ngala Lodge is nestled prettily inside the remote Atlantic Boulevard. A real fine dining place with beautifully cooked and presented dishes. It overlooks the ocean and makes everything even more enjoyable. Beautiful setting, fine decor and dishes to match!! Excellent for romantic dinner dates and...More

Thank Ulupi T
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ulupi for your kind comments. We are happy that you enjoyed the Ngala experience.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Really good food and wine but there is little atmosphere and by Gambian standards its rather expensive.More

Thank John T
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you John for taking the time to write your views. The majority of our meats (USA & France) and wines (Alsace, Riojas from Spain and Portugese wines) are exclusive to us and do come with a heavy importation tax. We would love to see...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I had drinks with a friend on a quiet February afternoon. the place is really nice, even though it was quite windy the staff helped us choose a nice seat on a terrace where we could enjoy the view, be guarded from the wind and...More

Thank Aiscriim90
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service. We look forward to welcoming you back for dinner to sample our Ngala cuisine.

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Food was superb. Shame we had to wait 50 minutes for it 'because we didn't order a starter' but it was one of the best meals we've eaten and in a beautiful setting.

Thank LeaRad
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry LeaRad for the delay. Hopefully we will have a chance to make it up to you next time.

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Janice B
My husband and I will be coming to stay at Ngala Lodge in September. We are thinking about half board, but my husband is vegetarian. Do you have a good variety of vegetarian dishes?
16 July 2015|
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Response from Jonathan G | Property representative |
Sunny greetings from Ngala Lodge! We have quite good vegetarian menus in our restaurant and here in Africa we use really fresh vegetables and fruits etc. Please let us know if your husband have any special wishes concerning... More
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Mrsfofana
Coming Gambia next week. This will my fist visit..The food looks good hopefully when my husband and I come next week we will defo check it out.
25 March 2015|
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Response from Jonathan G | Property representative |
We look forward to welcoming you!
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Dannyboy10000
I am goingThe Gambia in March but not staying at Ngala Lodge, am I able to go there for dinner at ngala for my girlfriends birthday
24 January 2015|
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Response from Chef_Jonno | Property representative |
Hi Danny, For reservations phone me on 7158868. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Jonathan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 4045
  • E-mail
Description
Established in 1995, Ngala Lodge restaurant has a well earned reputation for fine dining in a beautiful clifftop location. Popular with visitors and local residents, as well as our guests, booking is recommended from November to March. House specialities include the sumptuous fruit de mer and 'Hot from Thailand'. First class low key entertainment is available 7 nights a week. Sunday night is African evening with traditional food and dancers.
Ngala Lodge - where romance isn't just for Valentines Day!