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Gaya Art Cafe

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Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
+220 377 4022
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Gaya and have gone here for years...had a bit of an 8 years haitus as I was overseas but went back last weekend and see that all that has changed is the art! Excellent service, great food (I ordered pasta and my dining mate had yummy calamari, nachos and shrimps). Favorite dessert will forever and always be the... More 

1 Thank Yandeh S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really a good find. We had an amazing, delicious 3 course meal, followed by a few glasses of mojitos to end the evening. The ambience was perfect, beautiful decor, attentive staff and an impressive menu. We all enjoyed our meals for starters to pudding. All in all, it was sensational. I

1 Thank 58InaB
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful meals here, every time!!! Simply stunning food in a beautifully decorated restaurant. If I had one negative it would be, when they are not that busy the staff tend to flock over you which can be a bit intimidating and you feel rushed. I do love it here though the food is sensational

1 Thank Gillian L
Sandhem, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good recommendation. Found tripadvisor-recommendation and was curious. Not so many customers, maybe because of location just outside the strip. Here you will get the best coffee freshly made from beans. High standard food and pleasant service. Try this hidden pearl that looks nothing much from the inside but is really nice inside.

1 Thank Maria J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited Gaya after Shiraz as I fancied dessert and our driver recommended it. There is quite an extensive menu, one for lunch, one for dinner, a dessert and drinks menu. We ordered the butterscotch and walnut cheesecake with ice cream on the side, mud pie with ice cream, a cappuccino and an Expresso Pot of coffee. Desserts were good,... More 

1 Thank Catrin736
Kamal H, Owner at Gaya Art Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your wonderful review. Next time you are in town, you have to try other items from our special menu. More 

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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

By far the most elegant restaurant in the area. The food is fantastic and the house wine was very nice and good value. A must when in the area.

1 Thank RUGBY8
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were really looking forward to our trip to Gaya after reading the previous reviews. On first impressions we were not disappointed, it seemed to be a haven of piece, tranquility and opulence away from the strip. The menu selection was good, and the selection of cocktails and after dinner drinks was very impressive. We were the only customers in... More 

Thank elsmith1
Kamal H, Owner at Gaya Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I do remember you and your Husband well. It was apparent that the young people where having a lot of fun and being extremely loud. I personally came over to your table and apologised for the noise level. I asked if you would like to move and the noise level would... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Every time we visit The Gambia we go to Gaya Art Cafe which has become a special favourite. We were recently in The Gambia over Christmas and lunch here a Christmas Eve was the complete antidote to life at home. The place has a very laid back feel but everything is immaculate and the food is very good , especially... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

stopped for morning coffee. super friendly staff, great coffee and inspired ambiente! very much enjoyed the experience!

1 Thank Redmer L
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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

1 Thank 217Sandy

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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
USD 11 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +220 377 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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