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
surroundings with style
• A varied menu
• Seats up to 400 people
• Air conditioned
• Children's play area
• Spacious roof
• Evening entertainment
for special events such as birthdays
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 Salad.
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
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