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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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 268
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  • 3
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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
Amazing little restaurant

We visited here last week on the recommendation of a friend, and were definitely not dissapointed! Super-friendly staff, quick service and amazing food! We were given a wide selection of foods to try after ordering the 'African Banquet', and each one tasted very different and delicious. Homemade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
tom c
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perth
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited here last week on the recommendation of a friend, and were definitely not dissapointed! Super-friendly staff, quick service and amazing food! We were given a wide selection of foods to try after ordering the 'African Banquet', and each one tasted very different and delicious. Homemade cheesecake to finish off the meal was fantastic.

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England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

took some friends here for a meal it was a lovely experience and the food was absolutely lovely. Charlie and his wife made us very welcome and done us a selection of meals for the 4 of us including the curried goat . All the meals were plentiful and full of flavour .Would definitely go back again .

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Booked for a party of 20 and they couldnt have been more helpful! We had the buffet style menu which meant 1 price and everyone could try a selection of the menu, they allowed us to decorate the room too for the biryhday boy and girl. Food- was amazing!! The brisket was a thing of beauty! Everyone was blown away,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Had one of the most fantastic meals last night I've had in a long time. All the food is beautifully slow cooked to order in advance. The brisket in particular was so tasty and the dessert was gorgeous. Charlie is the perfect host and took the time to talk to us properly. Lovely to hear that this little place is... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The meal my friends and I had at the African experience last week was the best I have had anywhere for a very long time. We went for a friend's birthday and booked several weeks in advance after lots of recommendations. No frills, just fabulous cooking. I chose the fish banquet and was not dissappointed- it was truly wonderful all... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you're looking for the authentic, then look no further. This is a gem, a proper piece of Africa where the laid back effortlessly blends with the culinary delights of Africa; unhurried, homely, spicy, filling and rewarding. Charlie brings a passion and style to all that he does; he gave us a wonderful insight into the blending of African spices.... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A gem. Relaxed, warm (if slightly naive) service. Superb food, had the large banquet. Have eaten elsewhere in Gloucester, but this would be my first choice every time. As regards byo drinks, why not use the pub next door.

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Ross-on-Wye
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were a party of 6 and 5 of us had pre-ordered the "Banquet" meal, the other had per-ordered a different dish. We were greeted by a polite young lady, who was very shy. A perfectly nice young lady, but not comfortable as a waitress. I wasn't quite sure of what to expect as I hadn't eaten here before, but... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great night and excellent food and hospitality. Very friendly relaxed atmosphere, with delicious freshly cooked African food. Very reasonable. BYO :)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited C&W’s for lunch recently and I can whole-heartedly concur with the opinion of my fellow Tripadvisor reviewers that this restaurant is indeed excellent and fully deserves its place as number one as we also found the food experience to be totally amazing. The food is sublime and the service and welcome we received from Charlie and his team,... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?