Contact Address Details:
Olivia Bar & Restaurant
Senegambia Strip (Map)
(next to Kairaba Hotel)
Manager: Mr. Zaytoun
Olivia Bar and Restaurant is on the Senegambia
Strip, next door to the Kairaba Beach Hotel.
International cuisine, Lebanese, Gambian dishes.
Take out food available.
Monday to Thursday: 12 till late
Friday & Saturday: 12 till late
The 400 seater Olivia Bar and Restaurant in Kololi
is truly a 5 star diner located next to the Kairaba Hotel.
It first opened its doors in late 2013 and is a family run
restaurant which has been given top marks by many visiting
tourists and locals alike.
• Free WiFi hotspot
• Satellite TV with sports such as live football matches
• Immaculate surroundings with style
• A varied menu
• Seats up to 400 people
• Air conditioned
• Children's play area
• Spacious roof top terrace
• Evening entertainment
• Caters for special events such as birthdays
• Shisha (water pipe)
If you enter during the day, just before lunch, you are presented
with rows of immaculate, military precision placed glass topped
tables, clean, well polished floors you could eat your dinner
off of, a huge front dining area covered by a massive pillar
supported roof to provide much needed shade during hot, blazing
afternoons. The decor is modern with with touches of African
artwork spread along the walls. If you fancy eating close
to the street there are a few tables to your left and right
accompanied by large parasols.
The inside is more or less a continuation of the outside except
for the well appointed, well stocked drinks bar to your left,
air conditioning units throughout the ground floor and a children's
mini play area double to your right.
The former manager, Mariam, hails from Olivia's well established
sister restaurant called the Ali
Baba Garden Restaurant which is run by her father. This
is why you can be assured of professional service as a result
of years of experience running a very busy establishment,
particularly during the holiday season.
The Food (Lunch / Dinner):
professional kitchen produces numerous, well prepared and
presented international dishes. For starters try their scrumptious
Mozzarella Sticks, Tomato Tart, Chicken Wings or the Shrimps
Cocktail. Among their salads are Tuna, Caesar and Nicoise
If you fancy a little more before your main course try their
Lebanese Hummus, Chili Potato, Baba Ghanouj, Kebab or succulent
stuffed Vine Leaves.
Aside from some vegetarian dishes they also serve Chicken
Fajita, Cordon Blue, Deep Fried Chicken Kiev Supreme,
Chinese Chicken, pizzas, pasta, seafood as well as some local
Gambian dishes three of which are well tried favourites with
tourists. These are are Beef Domoda (Peanut Butter Stew),
Gambian Fish Benachin (Jollof Rice) and Chicken Yassa.