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Scala Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Senegambia Area | opposite Kololi Casino, Kololi, Gambia
+220 446 0813
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this place over the last 22 years and know the danish owner ( Lone) well. We ordered the prawn cocktail each as they are really generous and you get a fresh sliced loaf plus garlic butter to go with them . We chose the chateau Briand , it was very succulent and the sauces Bernaise and Hollandaise... More 

Thank Nael C
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was torn between wanting something lovely and fresh from the sea as I normally do on holiday vs. a juicy steak, for which they had 4 different and great options of cut, sauce and sides to choose from. I went with steak, because it satisfied the Gambian hangover I had, and it was delicious!!! Like, I've had worse in... More 

Thank Claire S
Poulton le fylde Lancs
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly if I mention that I dined here 3 times you may not have to read the rest of the review. Anyway here goes. Set in its own manicured gardens the Scala is only 10 seconds away from the chaos of Kololi, as you walk through the gate you are transported to an oasis of calm. You are greeted by... More 

Thank heatseekerandme
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here 3 times in a weeks stay this November Second time we have been to Gambia and this was no1 last time we came here 4 years ago. Book in advance very busy. Lady who owns the restaurant spot on

Thank Steve B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This without doubt the best restaurant in The Gambia, the staff are excellent, food is as good as anything you would eat anywhere in the world, can't say anymore really just first class.

Thank Brian A
Barnham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary the food was excellent however the service wasn't very good. Our waiter made us feel like we were an inconvenience to him, we didn't let that spoil our evening as the setting was lovely.

Thank Caroline D
Swindon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly we hadn't booked so ate inside. The food was delicious and lots of choices. The service was good. Not a lot else to be said except do book in advance.

Thank 111avril
Croydon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here recently & the service seemed a little rushed, the food came out quite rapid & was quite nice, but nothing special to be honest. I agree with a recent post as i am also surprised that this restaurant is in the top 5. We came here a couple of years ago and it seemed more relaxed &... More 

1 Thank jimbobwillis6
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is set in a pretty setting with tables inside and out. The staff are good and professional - however I have had inconsistent meals here over many years. I would not now put this in the top 5 of places to eat in the region - The food is okay - but there are other restaurants close which... More 

1 Thank Sarah T
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had memorable meals here and we always make sure we come for a few nights. Quality guaranteed. Good attention from Owner and waiters.

Thank Dottymzt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Senegambia Area | opposite Kololi Casino, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 446 0813

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