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C & W's African Experience

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8-10 St. Catherine Street, Gloucester GL1 2 BX, England
+44 7403 997532
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Experience

I had eaten here once before and raved about it to my friends. We managed to get a table for 6 and everybody enjoyed their meal. We all had the larger size banquet and we were not disappointed with any of the food. The taste was delicious and spicy and just about on my limit of spicy heat! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Sue G
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had eaten here once before and raved about it to my friends. We managed to get a table for 6 and everybody enjoyed their meal. We all had the larger size banquet and we were not disappointed with any of the food. The taste was delicious and spicy and just about on my limit of spicy heat! The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Having booked my wife a weekend away, (we have travelled from Kent) she returned the present by booking an evening meal at C&W African Experience. At first I was sceptical but once we had arrived and seen the adjacent tables food I began to relax. Charlie (the owner) had text my wife to tell her to bring our own alcohol... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Charlie is very helpful in the phone when pre-ordering, when we arrived the food arrived quickly after, and was of excellent quality and quantity. The only thing that I'd be slightly critical of (and it's tiny!) is that we felt slightly forgotten before being able to order dessert - though we appreciate at the time the restaurant was full! Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was opened for us midweek for a family occasion so there was no atmosphere, so I would love to come back in the weekend. The food was introduced by the host and if anything there wasn't enough. Mild to hot spiced chicken and beef and goat, however the BBQ beef brisket to start was the best. So well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A splendid banquet for 7. The food was just as good I as I remember from when my wife and I stumbled across this wonderful restaurant last summer... Warm and welcoming. Authentic. Delicious. Spicy. Food that is genuinely made with love. Well worth traveling 50 miles for. In fact I think it is worth traveling 50 miles just to open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We booked via email & communication was spot on. My wife has a wheat & dairy intolerance and given how easy it was to choose across the menu this is no issue for C&W. We were met with a very warm welcome and shown to our table. On a cold night the room was the right temperature. We had chosen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm not a critic nor am I a journalist so to try and write about this Gloucester Gem as such is pointless. What I am though is someone who loves great food, great atmosphere and great value for money. I have been to the African Experience many times and never have they failed to deliver on all three. The lengths... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very welcoming owner who took great care to make sure we enjoyed our meal. The meat was beautifully cooked, spicy but not too hot. Extra sauce was provided. There was a lovely choice of puddings and tropical drinks. We enjoyed the cheese cake and Mandazi. Our son had the home made ginger cold drink and then the mango one later,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just returned from a date there. Really friendly owners, relaxed environment and fantastic tasting food. Absolutely going back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Good find by my partner. It is a family run business. The owner who was cooking the food with his family greeted us when we arrived and shook our hands. He went around to everyone in the restaurant to make sure they were enjoying themselves and the food. The food was very good and the price is very reasonable. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8-10 St. Catherine Street, Gloucester GL1 2 BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +44 7403 997532

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 31
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?