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Gold Restaurant

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15 Bennett Street | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 (0)21-421-4653
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 278
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Magical

Had an amazing evening with the party of 7 in total. Excellent staff and service and traditional african entertainment during the dinner. You don't know what you're gonna get to eat, but they tell you when they bring it. Tasted ostrich among other things. Worth a stop if you're in Cape Town for an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Synnesk
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Moss, Norway
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Moss, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had an amazing evening with the party of 7 in total. Excellent staff and service and traditional african entertainment during the dinner. You don't know what you're gonna get to eat, but they tell you when they bring it. Tasted ostrich among other things. Worth a stop if you're in Cape Town for an authentic african evening.

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bexley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A large African restaurant where you are entertained by traditional dancers, singers and musicians while you eat. Set in the central Cape Town area, this establishment attracts mainly tourist groups on guided tours offering the African experience. The set menu offers a tapas / meze size dishes from north and central Africa, a venison stew, samosas, butternut stew (delicious) ,... More 

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Moss
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our guide recommended the Gold restaurant for us. It was perfect. We had 5 students with us, and we all enjoyed the food very much. We had so many different dishes through this taste safari, starting wirh a xhosa pot bread and ending with fruit kebabs. Delicious. And fabulous African folk music. It was a great taste experience as well... More 

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Saskatoon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Formerly known as the Africa Cafe, Gold features an Africa set piece tasting menu, serving about a dozen dishes tapas style. The dishes originate from all over Africa, Tunisian chicken wings, South African springbok, Zanzibar black beans, Cameroon squash, etc. The dishes provide a wide selection and are uniformly good. Interesting sauces accompany some dishes. The service is friendly and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were a group of 35 people from all over the world celebrating a birthday dinner and my oh my were we in for a surprise. I have always heard good things about Gold but never expected it to be that great! From the time that you walk past the warm friendly greeting at the door you are treated to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We loved pretty much everything about our dinner and experience here. The menu consists of foods from all over Africa - not just South Africa. Our fantastic servers who were both from Cameroon told us what everything was, and explained the performances that we saw extremely well. My favorite dish was the butternut squash, which is from Cameroon, which made... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Designed for tourists but not kitch, well worth going. Start the night with a vigorous drumming lesson and then continue with the milticourse African meal with food from all over. Entertainment all night full of energy.

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Balatonalmadi, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very nice place to taste all flavours of traditional African dishes. I loved the dresses of the waiters and the music as well. Food was delicious.

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Berlin, Germany
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144 reviews 144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a great place to spend an evening. There was a 14 serving meal. Good variety to the food with a number of African dishes but far too much food. Staff were efficient and friendly. There was also some entertainment with some audience participation. I thought I was good but the rest of the family advised me to stick... More 

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GOLDRestaurant_12, Guest Relations Manager at Gold Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for your lovely review. Audience participation is a key part of what makes a night at GOLD Restaurant special for us. Do come back to visit us when next in Cape Town Warm Regards Elvira More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This really is a must do night out for any trip to Cape Town. The menu covers the best of the whole continent and the singing, dancing and general entertainment make it a very special evening.

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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: +27 (0)21-421-4653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 34
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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