Senegambia Strip, Kololi
PO Box 2633 Banjul
Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 7232323
7999635 (Table reservations)
The Al Basha Restaurant serves authentic Lebanese
cuisine in The Gambia and is located in the very heart
of the Senegambia Strip and opposite some lively nightclubs
and other diners along the tourist promenade. There
is seating in the street front veranda area or inside
for more intimacy.
At Al Basha you will be warmly welcomed and treated
like a VIP as you are guided to your table. The waiter
service is very professional and before you can say
"waiter" your menu is on your table. But before
you order do take a while to admire the scenic pictures
of Lebanon on the restaurant walls or the swords hanging
When you're ready to make your choice you are really
spoilt for choice from their 3 course menu, but first
try their selection of hot or cold Meze (starters) such
as the specially prepared olives, savoury sambousek,
falafel, Tabouleh (parsley salad), Warak Inab (stuffed
vine leaves), Arayes Alwaha (minced lamb with onions)
fresh salads, and of course hummus (mashed chickpeas).
This can all be washed down with various fruit juices
or from their selection of fine red and white wines
from around the world.
After eating your starter you can now settle down for
your main course. Try from the entrees of delicately
marinated and grilled meats, poultry and seafood. Try
their charcoal grilled chicken called Shish Taouk, tender
lamb cubes on skewers called Lahem Meshwi or the spicy
Lebanese Tahini Fish or succulent prawns.
And to finish off your meal you can try any one of their
popular sweets such as the pastry called baklawa or
the Bouza Bi Haleeb which is milk ice cream sprinkled
with chopped pistachio nuts. If you simply don't have
any more space for dessert then try their freshly ground
So if you like international or genuine Lebanese cuisine
then Al Basha is well worth visiting whether its for
a group night out while on holiday in Gambia, exclusive
dinner parties, a special celebration or a quite meal
for two in the weekends.
Oh, and don't forget, Friday night is their buffet so
it's ideal for couples and families.
Al Basha is on the Senegambia Strip just 80 metres from
the Kairaba Hotel and next door to the Gamtel office.
International and Lebanese food.