Beach Restaurant, Dakar
This open air restaurant and bar, located on the vibrant Ngor Beach, is one of Dakar’s newest hip hangouts. Come lunch and dinnertime, and after work (or beach) drinks at sunset, this is where you can expect to rub shoulders with Dakar’s trendy set.
The theme of the decor is something along the lines of South of France lounge meet rustic Senegalese, which marry well to engender an extremely stylish setting. Bayékou is a true gem, and a welcome addition to Dakar’s HIP offering.
Bayékou is laid out to accommodate those wanting some relaxed drinks by the round bar or lounge seating area, or those who want to sit at a table and eat. From both sections you can enjoy the stunning over Ngor Beach below, and nearby Ngor Island.
Food at Bayékou is mostly Mediterranean influenced; however other global cuisines – from Peruvian to Asian fusion – also make an appearance on the menu.
The owners of the restaurant are Italian, and have proudly introduced the concept of the Italian ‘Apero’ at Bayékou: in essence this consist of early evening drinks – usually an Aperol spritz – and tapas.
Bayékou often hosts events, such as live music nights or after dark DJ sets, as well as being a popular venue for glamorous corporate and fashionable parties.