Ngala Lodge Restaurant

Welcome to Ngala Lodge restaurant where we, in the kitchen, wish to pamper your taste buds whether you are here on business or pleasure. Our emphasis is on local produce, freshness and simplicity.

We do experience shortages from time to time, due to supply problems from outside Gambia, the seasons or even the tides but be assured that we will do our utmost to meet your heart’s desire!

We pride ourselves on catering for all dietary needs, please speak to to the Chef de cuisine or another member of the kitchen staff regarding your wishes. We will do our utmost to meet your requirements to our normal exceptional standards.
Valentine Restaurant

Apart from the restaurant and terrace we are happy to serve you your meals throughout the hotel and gardens: Breakfast always comes with a smile and can be taken in your room, on your balcony or terrace or on our restaurant terrace listening to the sound of the waves. Lunch can be served by the pool, in the Bantaba, in the gardens or in one of the lounge areas. You can also choose your location for dinner. ‘A deux’ on your terrace or balcony, in the gardens or one of the lounge areas.

Five evenings a week dinner is accompanied by low key musical entertainment of a very high standard. On Mondays and Fridays we have a jazz session with Vincent – who in earlier years played with some of the ‘greats’. Tuesdays and Saturdays Marik with piano classics. Thursdays we have a lively mix of Creole and European with The Jantibi Band. And Sundays, Felix and Taffa entertain you with African themes with a twist. Very popular to dance to.


Ladyfish, Captain fish, Butterfish, Red Snapper or……would you prefer a Fillet steak, Entrecote, Loin of Lamb or a pink Duck breast? And, top of the bill, the “Fruits de Mer for two” with rock lobsters, gambas, calamari, grilled & tempura of fish. Or…..New & exclusive to Ngala……challenge yourselves to the “Hot from Thailand”. Blend of Prawns, Butterfish, Chicken & Bacon in a spicy coconut broth. Chef’s evening daily specials combine fresh ingredients with textures and passion giving you a difficult choice everyday. The wine selection has something for everybody and the friendliness of service will surprise you. All this combined with daily unobtrusive live music will make you understand why the Lonely Planet wrote…



"It does not get much better than Ngala Lodge....."


Bon appétit!


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