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C & W's African Experience

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8-10 St. Catherine Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW, England
447470001200
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 4
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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
Want a change from Indian or Chinese food?

If you, like me, love food in all it's fabulous varieties, then this is the place for you. Don't be put off by thinking it's all hot and spicy as there is food to suit all tastes.Something truly unique and really tasty, coupled with the warmest welcome of any restaurant I've dined in, C & W's have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Danyatoss
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you, like me, love food in all it's fabulous varieties, then this is the place for you. Don't be put off by thinking it's all hot and spicy as there is food to suit all tastes.Something truly unique and really tasty, coupled with the warmest welcome of any restaurant I've dined in, C & W's have really got this... More 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service, definitely worth the reservation. Got me brownie points with the girlfriend for sure.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Charlie and Wanda's.... The restaurant was full to bursting at the seams..... Charlie greeted us with a beaming smile and a massive handshake... We were celebrating a birthday and from the moment we entered nothing was too much trouble.. The food was a true African experience and superb..... You must try the beef brisket ... Well done....we... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food Great atmosphere Great experience of authentic African dining - you can eat with utensils or your hands and experience eating the African way! I have been to Zimbabwe and know this offers great food and atmosphere whilst not losing anything from the authenticity of the African culture. An experience you should not miss - but book so as... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went to C&W's as part of a large group of about 20 people, to celebrate friend's birthdays. We were a very large group, but the hosts managed to accommodate us all in one area, and work around our raucous volume and small attention span. The food was delicious, and we were given several extra dishes with our main meal:... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We lunched at the newly opened premises in Westgate. We have lived in different parts of Africa and the lovely welcome and deliciously authentic foods were just what we needed. The restaurant has a bright attractive decor, the food was served promptly and we were made to feel very welcome by the helpful staff. We will look forward to eating... More 

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gloucestershire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

When we arrived there were a few people eating and their plates were full of tasty looking food. A staff member explained that if you selected the 3 main dishes on offer it would be £10.50 per person. We went to the serving counter and found that there was not much food left so just took a small amount each.... More 

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Lancashire
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

From the moment that I contacted Charlie to arrange the menu for four, until we sat down to the delicious and different food, it was a warm, attentive experience! One of us had a version of the banquet menu, the other three, a selection from the buffet. Goat, lamb and beef, served in various ways, accompanied by fried plantain, rice,... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had lunch at the new premises in Westgate to celebrate the recovery from a major operation of one of us. What a feast! We had pre-ordered the banquet for 3 of the party and the 4th had the barbecued goat. Wonderful and not previously experienced flavours delighted us with admirable quantities. The welcome and attention by Charlie, his wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

First visit and a total success. We had the banquet which was exceptional. Totally unique experience and extremely freindly Will definately try out the new premises

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Address: 8-10 St. Catherine Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW, England
Phone Number: 447470001200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
Average Prices: USD $11 to $31
Cuisine: African

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8-10 St. Catherine Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 447470001200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $11 to $31
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?