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Ngala Lodge Restaurant

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64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
+220 449 4045
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Oxford
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to eat the daily specials which on balance were better than the a la carte... More 

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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. More 

southampton
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 mustard and dill, I must admit I was a bit dubious about using this fish... More 

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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. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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. More 

Banjul, Gambia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 all other special occasions or even if you fancy gourmet experience anytime!

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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. More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

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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 you back again. More 

Firenze
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 quietly sip our drinks, which were delicious. The staff is very welcoming and flexible, they... More 

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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. More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

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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. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Smart restaurant for The Gambia, obviously popular with the better off locals and politicians. Food very good, local and imported touches of fusion cuisine with middleastern touch. Very tasty, slightly pricier that others but safe food and good value for the level of hotel. Staff professional and friendly, musicnot intrusive.

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

Thank you Caroline for your comments. We look forward to seeing you back again. More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was an absolute treat to eat here. Food was so fresh and delicious. I think this was the most expensive meal we had on our holiday priced at £56 for 2 mains, 1 dessert and a delicious bottle of wine..well worth it! The staff were very professional and polite.

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

Thank you London Gal for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. More 

California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Oh, I'm thinking as we walked by the gardens, what a beautiful place, maybe this time I can have a good meal in Gambia! (except at my house, and that may be part of all my negative reviews here, at home we create delicious fushion meals with local ingredients). I was very tempted with a soupe, a shrimp bisque. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, African, Seafood, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 4045
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?