In the society we live in we are more preoccupied with work and hardly find time to relax and enjoy time with friends. It is good to break that habit at least once a month.

Today I’m meeting my girlfriends, friends from high-school, former colleagues and big sisters. It’s Wednesday and tomorrow is a holiday, a bit early to scream TGIF but oh well, we only live once. food senegal dakar (5)

As we love to discover new places we all agreed to meet for an after work at Marina Bay. Marina Bay is a new restaurant that opened in April in Dakar. It is located at Ngor Virage facing Casino du Cap-vert.

For those who know Dakar and the neighborhood very well, Marina Bay used to be the former Sunugal Plage and let me tell you that the makeover is magnificent. It is a restaurant on a private beach with a swimming pool. You will be welcomed by a fresh breeze and beautiful sight. On daylight or at night this location is simply beautiful. It might take you away for a second. food senegal dakar (2) food senegal dakar (3)


Needless to say that their service is on point and their cocktails are to die for. Although pricy, the customer service at Marina Bay is great. From the service to their attitude, we were well received by their team.


It is definitely a great place for an after work, a cure for daily stress, or to impress your lover on your first date.
As the sun came down and as we finished our beverages and appetizers, we decided to continue and have dinner elsewhere. You’d understand that girl’s night hardly finishes in 2hours.


Although in town – Plateau, we agreed to try this new Argentinean restaurant – La Pampa Grill.
La Pampa Grill is at Avenue Hassan II right before (if you are coming from place de l’Indépendance) the supermarket Casino in town. Once we got seated, I believe we had our first moment of silence as our noses dove into the menu. It was so difficult to place an order as everything looked appetizing. Thanks to the patient waiter’s suggestions and guidance, we were finally able to place our orders. Ta-da! Food is ready. All the plates were well served, hot and well seasoned. We felt so content that there was no place for desert. Could you believe it? food senegal dakar (1) food senegal dakar (8)

I will definitely recommend the restaurant «La Pampa Grill «for dinner or lunch with friends, family members and couples. If you plan on thanking your date for dinner, you should go to La Pampa Grill on your third date ;).

So far our evening was perfect. We were talking, laughing, and enjoying some quality time at these new spots opened in Dakar. It was our first time but definitely not our last to Marina Bay and La Pampa Grill so please don’t hesitate to go there when visiting Dakar. food senegal dakar (4) food senegal dakar (9)

Here are the details to:
Marina Bay – Open Tuesday-Sunday 33.820.03.30
La Pampa Grill – Daily 33.889.50.70 or 33.889.50.71