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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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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
Wish I lived closer!

Read the reviews and decided to book by e-mail, stating I was veggie. Friendly, prompt reply back accepting the booking and suggesting a vegetarian platter which I agreed to. On arrival, was greeted with a handshake, which was nice and shown to a table. The restaurant is small - probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ferret55
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews and decided to book by e-mail, stating I was veggie. Friendly, prompt reply back accepting the booking and suggesting a vegetarian platter which I agreed to. On arrival, was greeted with a handshake, which was nice and shown to a table. The restaurant is small - probably about 18 to 24 max. The main course was great!... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Charlie and Wanja are so friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent (I am veggie) but they do great meat dishes as well. Lots of variation and the taste is sublime. So nice to have somewhere in Gloucester that isn't part of a "chain" and does real food at such reasonable cost. We were so impressed my husband hired them... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great little restaurant with authentic food. Very unusual and quirky. Food is delicious so definitely worth a try.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our second time with Charlie and Wanda and we varied the selection this time. Two of us had the banquet, the other two selected a variety from the menu - all of it was fantastic. We like the ability to take your own drink too as that means you can have a really nice bottle of wine with... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have been meaning to try this restaurant for a few years because of the good reviews, and finally booked for Feb 17th. We chose the standard banquet a few days before and found that everything was beautifully prepared and cooked, the meat was incredibly tender and full of flavour. The vegetables served with the meat dishes were also very... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were staying the night in Gloucester. We spent the afternoon looking round the Cathedral and were on the lookout for somewhere interesting to eat. The centre of Gloucester was a bit disappointing- seemed rather "tired" but we were probably in the wrong part of town. Most of the more interesting restaurants that we saw seemed to close early. Looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

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

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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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 10 - 30
  • 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?