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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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  • 261
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    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
An Experience you simply cannot afford to miss..

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Cazz111_12
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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123 reviews 123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Decided on the African banquet for myself and my boyfriend, fantastic choice of dishes so we could get a real feel for African dining. Food was absolutely fantastic, so flavoursome and tender. Very friendly and informal atmosphere, highly recommended!

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Book ahead and be ready to let them know what you would like a day or two in advance. These dishes are marinaded and prepared over hours/days, not minutes, so they really need to know. By doing so you will be rewarded with a fantastic taste experience. Go for the platters/selections - basically a bit of everything...so tasty! An extensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Received a very warm welcome on walking in. The setting is very homely and sets the grounds for the 'African Experience'. Food was amazingly tasty! I had curried goat that was possibly the most tender meat I've ever had. We shared samosas and plantains to start. And had mukimo and chapati as sides. Will definitely visit again!

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Birmingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

OK, let's get the warnings out of the way. It's not posh, fancy, or shiny. You have to book ahead, including letting Charlie have your menu choices a couple of days in advance. You don't get napkins - just value-brand paper serviettes. The tables are cramped. The decor is all a bit worn. Only one of the two washbasins in... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Have just had a wonderful evening here. Food was wonderful. And everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Will defiantly be booking to visit again!!!!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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 - 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?