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Gold Restaurant

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15 Bennett Street | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
27214214653
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tuck in to a 14-dish set tasting menu inspired by dishes from all over the...
Tuck in to a 14-dish set tasting menu inspired by dishes from all over the African continent. Learn to play the djembe drums with one of our patient, friendly facilitators. Enjoy live African entertainment with stories told through music and dance.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fascinating introduction to AFrican food but way more than just a meal

Gold may be a bit of a tourist restaurant but an absolute delight. When one arrives, one is greeted by a huge puppet who welcomes you into the restaurant and sends you into an auditorium for 30 minutes of drumming and drum music. Great way to start the evening. The decor is from multiple African... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
cookielover54
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Gold may be a bit of a tourist restaurant but an absolute delight. When one arrives, one is greeted by a huge puppet who welcomes you into the restaurant and sends you into an auditorium for 30 minutes of drumming and drum music. Great way to start the evening. The decor is from multiple African countries and all of the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience it was too - so very unexpectedly "different" with beautiful African decor, African influenced menu (all 14 items on it!!) and playing the drums with these fine musicians was quite fantastic - when we finally got to "get the beat" if was such fun; how extremely talented they are from playing various instruments, singing and of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Get there early and participate in the drumming - Ezzie is amazing and this is an awesome start to the evening !! The food is incredily tasty and a huge variety that will cater for everyone. The staff are all amazingly friendly and make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. Each dish... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What an amazing night out. It's not just about the food (which is cool, very tasty, enough to fill you up - but not exactly the 14 courses that they advertise - but then who can eat 14 courses anyway!). It's an eductaion in African food and culture and a party all rolled in to one. There were 14 of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We started the evening with a drumming session. The drummers were very nice and funny; yes, I know that all the "humor" is not spontaneous, but it was new for us so we enjoyed it. The dinner was OK, the 14 courses is a bit of a minconception. Yes, we did get about 14 different dishes, but everything is included... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Delicious food and entertaining cultural experience. Make sure you include the drumming in your visit.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We started the evening off with some drum playing. We learned basic rhythms and did a call and response game. So much fun! We then sat down for our 14 course meal from various parts of Africa. Some of the dishes were just too exotic for my younger brother. But if you are brave enough to try them, you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited as part of a tour group. The drumming was fun and the entertainers are excellent. Food was interesting but good. All in all it was a fun night

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You can't go past Gold for a wonderful evening in Cape Town. We were entertained by lively colourful singers, dancers and drummers. We had a chance to play the drums ourselves and had a wonderful time playing with the talented group. The food was a great selection of small courses representing all types of local Cape Malay cuisine - and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A really fun experience with live music and performers, but the rooms maintain a intimate atmosphere. It is a good experience for those looking for a light night of fun.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Bennett Street | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27214214653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Tuck in to a 14-dish set tasting menu inspired by dishes from all over the African continent. Learn to play the djembe drums with one of our patient, friendly facilitators. Enjoy live African entertainment with stories told through music and dance.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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