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Ngala Lodge Restaurant

64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
+220 247 1107
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (5 reviews)
“butterfish” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at Ngala Lodge for the last six years. The restaurant offers a fine dining experience for lunch and dinner. The menu has some for everyone with a daily specials board to help make the choice easier. The prices equate to the UK...More

Thank Angela H
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Angela, I am sorry that I missed you this year as I was on vacation, however I am plesaed that my team still looked after you.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I had dinner with a friend at this 3-4 star Restuarant. Quite expensive though but with a Ocean view. Lots of green & cool breeze.

Thank Fisayo A
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

We look forward to seeing you back soon Fisayo.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Fantastic dinner or lunch, excellent service, ocean view, beautifull place, higly recommended , not for young children

Thank Jeroen M
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Chef Assan and his team are pleased that you enjoyed the food , service and setting.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great views but food overly expensive for average food. Now to write a bit more to make 100 characters....

Thank Rupert L
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

We are sorry that you were not impressed Rupert.

Reviewed 4 May 2018

Very good food and wonderful location but a bit far away from everything. A good place to visit for a romanitic dinner but not an everyday expenditure.

Thank Yvette L
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you Yvette, we are pleased that you appreciated our quality and uniqueness.

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

All in All one of the Best in the Gambia.....allways good Food and friendly Service happy to stay in Ngala Lodge....

Thank Siegmar N
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you Siegmar, it was nice having you staying with us. We look forward to see you back.

Reviewed 10 April 2018

I've eaten at this restaurant many times. This time I came with my two sons. I recommended duck breast when this dish has been my favorite for many years. The expectation was therefore great, but for the first time, it became a big disappointment. I...More

Thank Eymikk
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

I are very sorry that we disappointed you. I do hope that you will give us a chance to make it up to you.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

You can have great vegetarian and vegan food in here, they even have an own list for the vegetarian food. The yard is really nice and kept our 6 yrs old intersted until we got our food. Service is very good and there was a...More

Thank 558sannas
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed our vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Came here for a weekday lunch and it was very relaxing. The menu and food was top notch. Prompt attentive service. From the road the hotel looks rather small but the grounds that reach back to the beach are rather sprawling and lovely. My sister...More

Thank peggydaly
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you Peggy. We are happy that you enjoyed your lunch with us.

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Very good and wide ranging menu. Great ingredients, well cooked and beautifully presented. Slightly more expensive than the local outlets but well worth the cost.

Thank JohnFSaunders
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you John, we are pleased that you enjoyed our cuisine. We look forward to seeing you back again.

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Martin H
6 April 2018|
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Response from Chef_Jonno | Property representative |
Hi Martin, Thank you for your interest in Ngala Lodge. UK reservations are handled by our long-term partner and specialist tour operator The Gambia Experience. You can book directly on their website or contact a member of... More
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Riatromp
18 September 2017|
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Response from IanJMold_Wales | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can make reservations directly with the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 247 1107
  • 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 6 nights a week. Ngala Lodge - where romance isn't just for Valentines Day!
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