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C & W's African Experience

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59-61 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW, England
+44 7470 001200
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and home made

Came here on a day out, saw the beautiful Gloucester cathedral, then came to this lovely place to eat (not far from the cathedral). The place has delicious food and the owner is a lovely guy. We were looked after and the food and was certainly the highlight of the day! 100% recommended. 😊

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MonicaSlinn
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here with my youngest son on Saturday night. Charlie and the rest of the young team were very helpful and clearly Charlie is passionate about what he does. We both had the Meat Banquet which featured a whole chicken and a rib dish - both were lovely and came with a simple tomato salad and plantain. This was... More 

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Thank ttimbo59
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a day out, saw the beautiful Gloucester cathedral, then came to this lovely place to eat (not far from the cathedral). The place has delicious food and the owner is a lovely guy. We were looked after and the food and was certainly the highlight of the day! 100% recommended. 😊

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Thank MonicaSlinn
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. Lovely people. The lights were a bit too bright to create relaxing atmosphere but that is the only negative point.

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Thank Jill M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit in Gloucester - great people, great food and BYOB so you save a bit of money. Not the widest selection but understandable when dishes take hours and hours to cook - and you can really tell as the meat is amazingly tender and tasty!

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Thank MattyCold
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to visit for a while, Birthday seemed a good excuse. No disappointment at all. The African Banquet was delicious...lots of meat...but so fresh and the spices are amazing. Made to feel so welcome - Thank you.

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Thank Burdocksail
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family visit to celebrate my wife's birthday. Because the main restaurant in the City Centre was full when we booked, they offered us a table in their new / additional premises at the Park House near Gloucester Park. The setting is wonderful and the house is really homely. It was very busy and atmospheric and the hosts... More 

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Thank Traveller187047
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great Xmas banquet for our Xmas party. Service with a smile and great food. We all really enjoyed our food and they catered for a veggie as well. Can't wait for our next visit!

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Thank SnappyJG
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had fab evening here, a perfect place for a girlie catch up - bring your own drinks is great, especially when on a budget. But the food tops everything, it is just so tasty, really nice to have something different and complimented with really friendly service.

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Thank Hannah P
Stroud, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is just a short review because I really disliked the food. It did generally look and taste the same. If pushed I would say the harrisa lamb was my favourite and the fried plantain. Yes the service is very friendly but also very slow. We were tucked around the corner and appeared to be forgotten. The food is very,... More 

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Gloucester
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I'd heard a lot about this place so my wife and I booked to go for my birthday. Booking in advance and discussing the menu is recommended as the food needs long cooking times. So I'm not sure what would happen if you did not pre-order. We had the banquet + one further dish and it was plenty for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59-61 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +44 7470 001200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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