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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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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
So much fun

This restaurant offers a uniquely African experience. Where else and you watch stories and folklore being acted out while you tuck into course after course of delicious traditional food. It's should be on everyone's bucket list. Both tourist and local alike.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers a uniquely African experience. Where else and you watch stories and folklore being acted out while you tuck into course after course of delicious traditional food. It's should be on everyone's bucket list. Both tourist and local alike.

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a fun evening! There are several levels in the restaurant and some form of African entertainment seem to be going on at each one. Phenomenal decor. You can even have you face quickly painted at the table with a unique African design. We had a 14 course menu that moved very quickly. The food was not spectacular, but satisfying,... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As a rule, we avoid notably touristy places likely to host bus tours and offer a packaged service. But Gold's came highly recommended and we figured it would be cheesy but fun. There were definitely tour groups there, and it is a packaged service, but we were very pleasantly surprised by how fun the drumming was and how excellent the... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If there is only one night out in Cape Town for dining, Gold Restaurant should be your destination. Arrive early for the interactive drumming session, you'll love it! Then enjoy the beautiful setting as you embark on an African food adventure as the waiting staff takes brings you items from a selected menu which represents the various countries of Africa.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Gold is definitely a start of the beginners guide to Africa! All the staff are beautifully dressed in various traditional outfits from all over Africa including Ghana Kente cloth to the Kenyan Maasai red blanket and of course South African Xhosa regalia! The decor is also African eclectic sourced from all parts of Africa and one needs to spend time... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our first choice for an African dinner in Cape Town was the very highly rated Mzanzi. However, when both acquaintances and hotel staff warned us that it was too dangerous to go into the neighborhood where it was located after dark, and that they themselves would not dare to do so, we reluctantly decided to give it a pass. In... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I liked the ambience and the dances that kept us entertained during dinner. Food and service was not too bad as well.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've been in Cape Town for six weeks, eating out almost every night (because it's so cheap). Gold has been my favorite meal so far. It is a 14-dish meal with 3-4 live shows by singers and dancers. Gold was the most expensive restaurant we visited, but it was well worth the R300-400 for the meal and show.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful - stunning venue that allows you to taste and experience the cuisines of Africa with live cultural entertainment in between courses. The service was great, with a very warm African welcome. All members of staff are dressed in African attire and very stylish. Food is superb, and is certain to relish your taste-buds.

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Downey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Arrive for the drumming class before dinner. When sedated you have an introduction to your waiter for the evening the part of Africa that's his home. The varied menu is explained, you have numerous dishes representing the many counties in Africa. Then there's entertainment singing dancers etc. The restaurant fills up quickly so reservations are a must. If in Cape... More 

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Additional Information about Gold Restaurant

Address: 15 Bennett Street | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27214214653
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
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
Average Prices: USD 34
Cuisine: African

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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, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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