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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 5
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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
A Rare Treat - Great Food delivered with True Passion

We went to C&W's to celebrate and were treated like family to a truly delicious selection of African dishes. Our orders were placed when we booked and everything we ate was freshly cooked, full of flavour and served well. Charlie came to the table and explained everything we were to eat so that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to C&W's to celebrate and were treated like family to a truly delicious selection of African dishes. Our orders were placed when we booked and everything we ate was freshly cooked, full of flavour and served well. Charlie came to the table and explained everything we were to eat so that we gained maximum enjoyment from our meal.... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

To walk past this place, you wouldn't think anything of it... It is very much a cafe style restaurant but it is a hidden gem. Well worth a try. Great food, laid back atmosphere, would definitely visit again if I was in Gloucester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I popped in on my lunch break to have a look at the new restaurant as I headed for a salad or sandwich. The charming proprietor offered me a vege sampler including delicious mung beans in coconut and also lentils with an Ethiopian spice mix as a take out. It was absolutely delicious. Time to return with family for a... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This a great restaurant and the food is awesome, go for the banquet it gives you a selection of everything and is more than enough. There is no drinks licence so you take your own booze which means you get your favourite drink and the price is reasonable

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Had a brilliant meal here! We rang up very short notice and asked to book a table and the owner explained that if we wanted something specific you needed to order in advance because everything is cooked traditionally (fresh on the day, but for a long time) however, he was very accommodating and offered us a mixed platter each of... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were a party of eight on a Saturday night and had opted in advance for the banquet. The meat just kept coming! We started with two plates of barbecued chicken and beef brisket accompanied by caramelised plantain and a tomato salsa. The beef was a little tough but everything else was lovely and plentiful (each plate held a half... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had visited C & W twice previously and on both occasions had a fabulous experience and the banquet. This time I took four guests, two for their first experience. I was dissapointed. Four of us had ordered the banquet while two ladies skipped a starter and ordered a main. The table was booked for 8pm and we arrived on... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We decided to eat hear for lunch due to the great reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We had the lamb and chicken from the lunch time menu and they were both excellent, the lamb melted in my mouth and the flavours were superb. The chicken was divine, so much flavour a real treat to the taste buds.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I chose to eat here based on the extremely high number of 5 star reviews, just thought it is a winner. The decor is certainly has a family/cafe style feel to it, which is not a bad thing, but that alone for me would have knocked down any chance of getting a 5 star to a 4 star. I was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My friend and I was planning a trip to Gloucester and we saw that C&W was a great restaurant to dine at. We had an amazing experience; the food was delicious, the service was exceptional. It was a busy friday evening with x2 birthday parties going on, yet, we were attended to quckly and the Charlie even came over to... 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 11 to 31
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?