The Ngor Lounge is currently my favourite spot along the Petite Corniche in Almadies. It manages the tricky combination of being both stylish and upmarket, yet casual and unpretentious at the same time. The food is fantastic, the music is great, and the service is friendly and prompt.
It’s the type of place that caters to everyone. When I last went there, I saw a group of teenage boys who had dropped by on their bikes for a burger and fries, families with toddlers and children taking a dip in the pool, and suited and booted businessmen on a working lunch.
There are an assortment of different seating areas: the sea view deck for fine dining, casual tables around the pool area for a snack or a drink, and an indoor and outdoor lounge area with comfy sofas and cushions.
And down a stone staircase from the main eating area on it’s own ledge overlooking the Atlantic you have this intimate little spot, which has to be one of the most perfect tables in Dakar.
The Ngor Lounge is located towards the end of the Corniche Des Almadies. It’s open everyday except Monday. For a review of the food, head over to Dakar Eats.