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Butcher's Shop


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$8 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
International, European, Fusion
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
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All reviews brunch steak cheesecake brie salad braised lamb tagine cakes pudding shrimp rice the owner cooked to perfection lovely evening dinner menu taxi ride anywhere in the world
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Reviewed today

A family of steak eaters, fantastic meat. Scallops good too. Couldn’t fault the food. Staff attentive. Wonderful restaurant. Been to The Gambia 4 times but this was our first trip here, we will definitely go again. The owner came and spoke to us and welcomed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sausages1757
Reviewed today

We were recommended togo here on our last nigh, it was a nice surprise as the decor was totally different to the other restaurants locally. The staff are very welcoming and very helpful especially with me being Gluten Free. We had steak and a lamb...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PNX2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner and we had a wonderful experience. The place has great atmosphere, staff are very attentive and the food was very tasty. The owner came to the table to ask if we are happy with the food and service and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Explorer250
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love dining at Butcher’s! No matter what time of the day, I always receive excellent customer service and that makes the food taste so much better. I went to lunch with some friends yesterday and had the best tasting lunch I’ve had in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jasmine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my husband whilst on holiday in The Gambia. I’m vegetarian so often struggle to find things to eat out, and more often than not it’s the same types of food each time. I opted for the cannelloni and it blew...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sarah9506
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After looking through trip advisor this was always on our list and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The service was spot on with the owner walking round and greeting his clients and the food was stunning, altho you can get a lot cheaper meals in Gambia...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tomigunner
GoodFoodFajara, Owner at Butcher's Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourself. Looking forwards to having you back !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be one of the best restaurants in Kololi area - but whilst it is still good standards have definitely slipped - the service is not as friendly or as sharp as it used to be - the food is OK but not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Famrave
GoodFoodFajara, Owner at Butcher's Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We are located in Fajara and not in Kololi. Have you misposted your review ? We are proud to say that we are still the best restaurant in Fajara, and, as a matter of fact, our service, friendliness and food quality has gone...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 1st time in Gambia and we found this place. What a find it was. Fantastic choices of food and thee wine was tops.Service was excellent and food was cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 541sarahs
GoodFoodFajara, Owner at Butcher's Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a recent discovery,after lots of visits to the Gambia we visited the butchers shop.what an amazing place,lovely atmosphere,friendly staff and a delicious meal.what more could you wish for.an extensive menu,my husband and I chose a tasty homemade soup followed by fish,accompanied by a very nice...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Joy N
GoodFoodFajara, Owner at Butcher's Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wellcome back ! Glad you found us after so many years !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be one of the very best places to eat in Gambia. We had Christmas Eve dinner here with 11 people and absolutely every course for everyone was world class. Repeat visits were equally amazing. Hands-on owner means every aspect of the restaurant is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RMCAbroad
GoodFoodFajara, Owner at Butcher's Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. Wellcome back.

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February 17, 2019|
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Response from GoodFoodFajara | Property representative |
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August 13, 2018|
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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
May 16, 2018|
Response from Owen T | Reviewed this property |
yes it should be open
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