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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 249 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
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

At the African Experience you don't book a table for an hour or two, it's yours for the night. Take your own drinks which brings the cost down and means you don't feel the need to move on. The food is excellent. We were a group of 5 and all had the banquet option - I am the only pescetarian,... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Dinner here on a Saturday evening was an exceptional experience, after which I emailed to ask for a table on our next trip to Gloucester. I ordered (in advance) the Tilapia Fish Fillet which came with a tangy curry sauce and rice and we shared a casserole of five beans cooked in peanut and tomato sauce. Presentation, like the restaurant... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wow! We just wanted to try the place out after reading prior reviews but after a leisurely lunch on Saturday we rushed to reserve places for lunch on Sunday as well. We tried the goat curry on the first day with plantain and cassava which was delicious. You can ask Charlie to customise the spice in your curry. The next... More

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Cymru
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Came here on a Sunday even though it is normally closed. However Charlie (owner) was happy to oblige as it was my sister's birthday. And she's quite fussy about food. First of all, Charlie was excellent. Couldn't ask for a nicer more hospitable host. The restaurant was very homely and we felt relaxed and appreciated. The service was great. Charlie... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food is stunning. So, just take your own booze & relax. Oh, and order the banquet menu, perhaps give your preferences as to meats and spice. You might find places with that are more salubrious, with more professional and quicker service, but you'll struggle to find somewhere with such genuine & sincere hospitality, and like I say, such stunning... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This unassuming little restaurant is a hidden gem in Gloucester! Small and unpretentious from the outside, most people would walk straight past without thinking twice... DONT! You would be a fool not to give this place a go! The owners are friendly and clearly care so much about their work. Getting up ridiculously early to start barbecuing the meat. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is truly a must try if you're in the area, or if you not then come anyway. I had the pleasure of being greated by Charles and already knew we were in for a great night. The table is your for the night, so don't ever feel rushed. It is also BYOB so also feel free to bring... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited on a Thursday night so it was very quiet. I had booked and ordered that morning as they like to take the food choice on the phone. Bring your own alcohol and cash only. Some fruit juices and water there. Not sure if you could bring your own coke and such. When we got there the main guy, Charlie... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good friendly service. Personal dislikes(allergies) cheerfully catered for! I have a chilli allergy and they went out of their way to give me tasty non chilli food!! Have been several times and have not been dissappionted.They tend to be very busy so really have to book to be assured of a table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We did not know where to eat in Gloucester, but thanks to TripAdvisor we gave this wonderful place a go. We tried a platter if food which was a delight. Booking in advance is preferred as meals are slowly cooked for 4 hours. BYO.

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