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C & W's African Experience

8-10 St. Catherine Street, Gloucester GL1 2 BX, England
+44 7403 997532
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Ranked #1 of 250 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Booked after reading Trip Advisor recommendations and we were not disappointed. Amazing value for money. Authentic cooking at its best. Wonderful flavours. We will return in the not to distant future. Well worth a visit.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lovely host, but we went on a weekday evening so the restaurant was very quiet! The food was good quality, plentiful and the price was very good! Amazing flavours and lovely dessert too! Would go again :)

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Cambridge,England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I had looked forward to C and W's for so long but the experience was sadly spoiled by being placed in a smallish room with a party of 18 others who had been seated in a square formation. We had been squeezed into a small corner table! Mine host Charlie was however a perfect host. We opted... More

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London
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I don't think i can add any more praise and acknowledgement to the lovely food and service we encountered at Charlie & Wanja's version of Africa in a platter - it was sumptuous. The only thing i can add is the few photos we took of our food, although the sight and smell soon took over and the camera was... More

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was so excited to try something new. Got there and was not impressed with the restaurant, there was no character. It was plain and boring. I did not know that you had to bring your own drink, so sat there drinking mango juice! The food sounded lush on the menu but was such a disappointment. It looked grosse and... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Visted C&Ws twice now, once in a large group of friends and then as a group of four. The service was amazing - need to pre-order but this just means that the food is freshly cooked and arrives in good time. Always feel very welcome here and hope to visit many times in the future. Great choice on the menu... More

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Gloucestershire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This cuisine is out of this world ! The meat is sooo tender and I sat salivating before it arrived. The dishes are different and it's soo good to taste food that's different to boring old English ! You've got to try it And the ambience .. Perfect ! Thankyou for a meal that was so beautiful

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Looking for somewhere different to eat decided to try The African Experience. As we hadn't booked we took the owners by surprise but they did fit us in and made us very welcome, the choice of dishes were limited but as was explained to us some of the food is slow cooked so takes quite a while. The goat curry... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Have just spent the last couple of hours at this amazing restaurant. Food was excellent and service outstanding and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had dinner with my daughter and 2 friends on Saturday night. The restaurant was fully booked and we had pre-ordered the African Banquet. The lamb, beef brisket, BBQ chicken, goat curry and delicately flavoured fish dishes were all exceptional in quality and quantity. The accompanying rice and vegetables were equally tasteful. Charlie and his colleague gave us a very... More

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