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Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia

Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
+220 377 4022
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (18 reviews)
“monkfish” (6 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, African, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
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1 - 10 of 235 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the finest restaurant in Kololi. Has a beautiful atmosphere and very good service, the food was out of this world and the cocktails just superb. Try the mixed berries margarita, by the way.More

1  Thank Shitij V
GayaArtCafe, Review Manager at Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Esteemed Customer, Thank you for your pleasant review, we are delighted to learn you enjoyed our food, cocktails and services. Please like our Facebook page (Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia) for updates on our menus, special offers and events. Our team look forward...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Another restaurant that is easily missed if you don't hear good things from other people and even our taxi driver took a few minutes to find it. We were informed by another guest at our hotel (Ocean Bay) that Gaya Art Cafe was a "must"....More

1  Thank IanJMold_Wales
GayaArtCafe, Review Manager at Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Esteemed Customer, Thank you for your excellent review, we were thrilled with your visit also meeting your exception. Please take a virtual tour inside Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia with Google Maps to view more art collection and our heaven on earth dining....More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Atmospheric restaurant, definitely recommended if you like good food, price / quality is definitely worth the effort, good wines, very friendly and correct staff. Thanks Gaya staff for your excellent service & diner. Anna & Louisa

2  Thank mlbastiaens
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was our first visit after passing it for many years. We were apprehensive when the first 2 starters were unavailable, however making a 2nd choice was not a problem. Our starters where delicious and different, our main courses again did not disappoint in any...More

1  Thank jcm48
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I could not fault the service, food quality and ambience of this place. There was nothing at all that was too much trouble for the staff and Lamin was very attentive and helpful. We really enjoyed the cocktails we had and each was well presented...More

1  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Your visit to the Gambia isn't complete without a meal at Gaya Art Cafe. The food is excellent and all the art at the cafe adds to the whole experience. The staff is very friendly and service focussed. Definitely try the amazing iced tea to...More

2  Thank Lian S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Gaya Art cafe twice whilst in The Gambia, once one afternoon for coffee and the most delicious passion fruit cheesecake... the best I've ever tasted. Then returned one evening for a delicious meal. The staff were incredible and so friendly.. also met the owner...More

Thank PatCoppo
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place (inside) good chairs - outside is crumbling down - great food - portions on the tapas menu are to big - music out dated

Thank Pier A
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Gaya is the perfect combination of food and atmosphere. Everything from the friendly staff, ambient music, great food, world-class coffee, deserts, and stunning decor. I always go for the Mousaka and struggle to find anywhere else that can produce anything close to it. My son...More

Thank GoodFoodFajara
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, nicely presented, friendly and efficient staff and a wonderful atmosphere. Really is a cut above the rest

Thank xmun25
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Lincstravellers
Are you open every evening?
16 February 2017|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Hello, we are closed on Sundays, but opened every other evening. Thank you for enquiring
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Darren R
How do I get here from Senegambia Beach Hotel?
9 November 2016|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Turn right at the top of the Senegambia strip. 50 meters on the right after the craft market. Can't miss it, beautiful trees with large lamps hanging in them at the front and you will see the sign.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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