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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 252 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
UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Thanks to you Charlie and your wife for a really cracking meal today. The restaurant is small (must book) but this means that Charlie has the time to look after his customers. And the food....the slow cooked lamb is absolutely delicious and the rest of the banquet equally good. Highly recommended - just how a great restaurant should be; authentic,... More

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gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We had such a great time, definitely my favourite restaurant. Have been back around five times, each time with different friends and they've all loved it. Relaxing atmosphere, lovely food and reasonable.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was a special birthday for Julie & a family gathering. Charlie couldn't have been more helpful, before & during the party. The food was truly ethnic & wonderful & Charlie was an amazing host. Even the 6 month old baby had a good time. Thanks Charlie.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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80 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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16 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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