Friday, 26 September 2008

You can't ignore Ngor

Back in Dakar, so time for some more posting. Ngor isn't a bad little neighbourhood for eating out. Its something of a favourite spot with older French ex-pats, laid back Senegalese of all ages, and the odd tourist. There are a couple of reasonable supermarkets in the area too. Haldiram's supermarket has a good range of exotic foods (mainly indian ingredients), beer and wine, and the owners speak English and French. The Grain D'or Bakery is a top spot for your pain quotidien as well as spectacular cakes and posh ice cream.

(opposite Shell station)
A pizza caff and take-away popular for casual dining with the locals of Ngor. A favourite of mine, and a fantastic place to get trolleyed.

  • Food is cheap and cheerful.
  • Service is brisk and efficient
  • Drinking 10 large bottles of Gazelle on a Thursday night.

Sao Brazil (behind Shell station)
This could be my favourite place in town. I don't know why, I just feel relaxed here. There are comedy little and large waiters for a start, its outdoors, good music, a laidback menu, beers and strong cocktails.

  • Pizzas and simple steaks are good.
  • Tuna nicoise is well put together.
  • Treat yourself to a cocktail.
  • There are sometimes mosquitoes, so take the usual precautions.
  • Occasional hustlers outside.
  • Sometimes the service is slow, but just enjoy your drinks and forget about it.

Cabin du Pecheur
, Ngor Plage
A little scruffy, although I've heard they've just had a refit. Zinging fresh seafood, simply prepared, with the sound of waves crashing nearby.

  • Massive oysters.
  • The seafood mixed grill, with a side of garlicky french beans.
  • A little pricey, but worth it for a treat.
For all the reviews so far, click here.