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Ngala Lodge Restaurant

64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
+220 449 4045
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
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1 - 10 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Excellent restaurant. We tried to venture out to some other local eateries during our week in The Gambia, which were also very good, but soon surrendered to the superior flavours, views and service of Ngala. The fish dishes and in particular the tiger prawns are...More

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

We are happy that we managed to keep you in our restaurant for most of your stay with us and you appreciated our style. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant and excellent service from waiting staff . The food is of top standard and fine dining. The food is cooked to specific request and to perfection excellently presented and appeasing to the pallet. The best restaurant in the area for quality. There...More

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

Thank you Katster. Assan and his team are pleased that you enjoyed our cuisine and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you back with us soon.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I have had the odd moan recently about Ngala Lodge, not about the food, which remains excellent but about the atmosphere in the restaurant in the evening over the last couple of (admittedly difficult) years. This holiday, we went for lunch. The food is just...More

Thank IanJMold_Wales
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Yes Ian, lunchtime does provide a better view of the surroundings. During the high season we have entertainment 6 evenings a week and this will also be carried on this month due to a high volume of business clientelle. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stayed here on a B&B basis as we wanted to try other restaurants. Of all we tried, this was way above them all. The location is stunning, wonderfully clean with proper linen, nice tableware and super staff. Food was consistently very good. Beautifully presented...More

Thank ComeonAugust
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. Assan, Saihou and the team are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Try the pasta gambas or the warm goats cheese as a starter and follow with any fish dish. We had captain fish, butter fish, ladyfish and barracuda. All were out of this world

Thank Paul F
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you Paul & Paula. Assan and his team enjoyed looking after you both.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

Thank serioustiger
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

We are glad you enjoyed our daily specials. Thank you for taking the time to write your comments.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

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...More

Thank jcm48
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 7 April 2017

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

Thank Frances632
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you Frances for your comments. We hope to see you back again.

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...More

Thank Ulupi T
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you Ulupi for your kind comments. We are happy that you enjoyed the Ngala experience.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

Thank John T
Jonathan G, General Manager at Ngala Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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...More

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Janice B
16 July 2015|
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Response from Jonathan G | Property representative |
Sunny greetings from Ngala Lodge! We have quite good vegetarian menus in our restaurant and here in Africa we use really fresh vegetables and fruits etc. Please let us know if your husband have any special wishes concerning... More
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Mrsfofana
25 March 2015|
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Response from Jonathan G | Property representative |
We look forward to welcoming you!
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Dannyboy10000
24 January 2015|
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Response from Chef_Jonno | Property representative |
Hi Danny, For reservations phone me on 7158868. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Jonathan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara 4901, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 4045
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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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