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Butcher's Shop

Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, Gambia
+220 449 5069
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
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International, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, Gambia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the two years that I have been dining at Butcher's I've only had one experience that wasn't so great. Butcher shop understands the three Cs. Customers Service, Customer Loyalty, and Consistency. I have visited few other restaurants in the Gambia that can match their...More

Thank JSanneh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had dinner here several times when we stayed in The Gambia and everything was excellent. Good food, friendly staff and a nice place! I will definitely come back!

Thank DADLange
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Butcher shop the first time 2011 and it’s still as good! The standard is always on top, the food amazing, presentation lovely, friendly staff and the owner very nice. I’ve never been disappointed after a visit. The Medallion steak with Parmesan and rocket...More

Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent dinner, nice atmosphere, good service, highly recommended, not for young children, nice atmosphere

Thank Jeroen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in The Gambia for 4 years and The Butchers Shop was always my salvation, from a culinary perspective. The owner Driss is a great host who is truly passionate about food and the buffet on a Sunday can compete with the best you...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Butcher's has the best Sunday brunch - really nice atmosphere and such a delicious variety of food. Also I think they have the best cakes in Gambia - the carrot was my favourite. The tagines on the dinner menu are great too! Would definitely recommend...More

Thank izzykk1234
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great meal here with another couple, really enjoyed the food. The service was good and the restaurant not too busy.

Thank Faye J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always excitable on the palette ! Simply Devine ! And not forgetting the delicious desserts and smoothies .

Thank Sojkamwb
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is my fourth visit in 1.5 years to the Butchers shop and it never fails to please. One is immediately welcomed by the lush plants and chic casual atmosphere, just very well done and upscale feeling as well as “down home” at the same...More

Thank Sevenohio
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

The food here is delicious. Excellent staff always willing to help. The Sunday buffet lunch is incredible; it is always a treat to enjoy the fine food offered here. I'll definitely be back

Thank Ed T
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bob w
August 13, 2018|
Response from RelaxOrDie | Reviewed this property |
Hiya... Its only 10-15 mins in a cab depending on traffic at your end.... I wouldn't pay more than D200 in a local cab (yellow), but depending on the time of day the bush taxis (mini buses) go past on their way to Bakau so... More
Barbara P
May 16, 2018|
Response from Owen T | Reviewed this property |
yes it should be open
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Clare Y | Reviewed this property |
No dress code-all very relaxed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 5069
  • E-mail
Quality international restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and catering services, with a classic contemporary menu drawing flavors from all around the world. Come and enjoy our renowned food, accompanied by a relaxed, charming and sensual ambiance. GCCI 2011 RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR WINNER.
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