- Street / Area: Off Atlantic Boulevard (Road), near MRC. Fajara
- City: Banjul
- Country: Gambia
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phonenumber: +220 4496600
- Website: https://www.theclayoven.gm/index.php#home
- Bars and restaurants details: Restaurants
- Restaurant details: Family style, Fine dining, Buffet, Take away
- Cuisine type: Indian cuisine, Italian cuisine, Lebanese cuisine, Mexican cuisine, Spanish cuisine
- Listed: August 11, 2017 2:11 pm
- Expires: 200 days, 4 hours
The Great Mughal Gourmets believed that good food not only strengthened the physique, but also enriched the mind. Our own belief is that a truly fine meal is enjoyed not once, but three times – in anticipation, in consumption, and in remembrance.
The Clay Oven Restaurant has now been serving in The Gambia genuine Indian food to eat in or take-away for many years now and is one of the best Indian restaurants in Gambia. The main restaurant is exquisitely furnished and has a seating capacity for 70 diners. There are also private rooms for up to 20 people as well as wheelchair access from the side entrance.
In 1992 “The Sunday People” described “The Clay Oven” as “…the best Indian restaurant in Africa….”
For over 25 years your host, Vimal, has welcomed discerning gourmands to this quiet and efficient eating house to enjoy genuine Indian cuisine, and also, in no small way, has re-educated people who expect the menu to describe food as “Madras” “Vindaloo” or “Korma”.
There is more to the spectacular variety of Indian food than could ever be summed up in a few trite words.
And there is much more to The Clay Oven than can be conveyed by the word “restaurant”.
Lunch in the Tamarind Garden is from Monday to Saturday between 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and for dinner from 6pm onwards.
The wonderful a la carte menu offered also from noon each day, but until late, late in the evening.
The “Sizzlers Night” every Tuesday evening. Not a buffet, but a continuous service to your table of a myriad of tandoori delicacies until you say ” Stop! I cannot eat any more”
Sunday afternoon drinks cocktails, conversation and company, and Indian tapas, (snacks) made to order, created to suit your taste.
There is a Buffet dinner service for parties in your own home.
At lunchtime, share a roti with chicken tikka. The vegetables and the oven-cooked meat marinated in one of Vimal’s secret mixtures. Like the iron fist in the velvet glove, it hits you, but it does not hurt.
Vimal, while zealously guarding his recipes, discusses your meal with you and ensures that every dish is to your preferred taste.
Try the Tamarind Fish, a morning-fresh steak of ladyfish topped with chilli ragout consisting of a crunchy, stir-fried mixture of vegetables. Try the speciality baguettes, or the omelettes, filled baked potatoes, pepper-steak, lamb chops…
Established in 1991, our menu incorporates the delightful tastes of Authentic Indian Cuisine with an extensive list of world renowned wines, for a truly fine dining experience. We invite you to try our signature dishes under The Clay Oven Specials, created and cooked by Vimal, Alieu, Lamin, and Sally. We look forward to serving you!
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