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The Clay Oven

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Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
+220 449 6600
12:00 - 23:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant outside and in. The staff were all lovely and very nice food. Would highly recommend

Thank phil b
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food,great menu,very friendly staff,decor amazing.Only downside be far out,but well worth a visit.

Thank toetogo
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a perfect evening at the clay oven last night. A friendly welcome gave us the option to sit outside on the large deck or inside the restaurant,.We chose to sit on the dimly lit deck giving a beautiful atmosphere.Complimentary poppadoms and dip trays whilst choosing. Professional service, large selection of curry main and starters, cooked to your personal... More 

Thank neilwbaker
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere with lovely entrance. Food didn't take too long to arrive, and the waiters were very attentive. The food was tasty, and not too spicy. We decided to go as we saw a large advert for it at the airport, although didn't realise it was a fair drive away.

Thank raval_1239
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on New Years Day and it was quite quiet as it had been booked out the previous night for the NYE celebrations. It was nice to have a choice of where to sit and the garden is particularly pretty and looks very colonial with the white chairs and table cloths (there is also indoor seating with... More 

Thank Catrin736
Belfast, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here while staying at nearby Ngala Lodge (15 minutes’ walk at most). Unfortunately the lovely garden/courtyard section was closed for maintenance so we had to sit inside which was pleasantly air-conditioned but otherwise a little bit impersonal. The staff were lovely, though, and the manager came to chat to us to make sure we were enjoying... More 

Thank NCVienna
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really really slow service. We had to wait 15 minutes for them to take our order. I can accept them taking long to cook food. Very limited choice of vegetarian options.

Thank Rama V
Kavlinge, Sweden
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and romantic in the garden.. Have eating much beter indian in Baka. .. It was not so spice but th appertizer as the strong marrinated carrot was best beer snacks ever

Thank Peter B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is probably the best one I have visited in The Gambia. I dined here with 20 colleagues from the UK and we all agreed we would definitely visit should we return to this beautiful country again! We received a very warm welcome by friendly and attentive staff. All dishes were served hot and beautifully presented. The shrimps in... More 

Thank baz19
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

tour guide recommended has 1 off top food stops in gambia. food and service way above other places we tried

Thank James L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 6600
The Clay Oven has been open for 24 years, established in 1991 by Vimal Shah. The restaurant has two menu's, a well established Indian menu and a recently well tried Chinese menu.

The Clay Oven takes pride in quality and excellence. There is a large dining area with a semi circular bar, and an outdoor dining area on a wooden deck surrounded by a palm garden and bar. All making a great ambience to dine in under the stars.

"Our own belief is that a truly fine meal is enjoyed not once but three times - in anticipation, in consumption and in remembrance."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?