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C & W's African Experience

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59-61 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW, England
+44 7470 001200
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food served by attentive host Charlie. All food is cooked with love and care, a truly great experience.

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Thank Jo S
England, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 856 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to come here while I was in Gloucester as I had heard several positive things about this restaurant. Coming here definitely proved to be the correct decision as all of the meat was so incredibly tender that it took 'melts in your mouth' to a whole new level. It wasn't just the tenderness of the meat that was... More 

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Thank St John C
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to C & W's Africa Experience many times now and it has never failed to deliver. Charlie is a warm, accommodating and friendly host who seems genuinely pleased to see us (even when I have had to change my reservation a few times -sorry again Charlie) and the food is just wonderful. I always go for one... More 

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Thank smithwheat
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charlie and Wanja are lovely people and great hosts. The food they prepare is beautifully cooked and well-spiced but not hot. Must tries: goat curry - tender and tasty, plantain - similar to sweet potato but imo better, the bbq dishes particularly the brisket which is wow! Servings are ample, prices good and because you bring your own booze, what's... More 

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Thank Duncan B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Satisfaction guaranteed, the food is delicious. All the meat we had was beautifully soft, the goat curry and the beef brisket was sublime. And the surprise at the end of the meal... the best carrot cake I've had in England. Planning many trips back!

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we had found it difficult to know whether this restaurant was open having passed by earlier in the day, when we dropped in about 6.30, we were welcomed, and invited to take pot luck with whatever was being cooked. It was delicious and was a good mix of traditional food from Africa. The gentleman working front of house joined... More 

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Thank Jill G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent value, super sized portions and lovely welcoming staff. We went to the 'house' near the parkland and not the restaurant on the high street. The owner is a lovely welcoming lady who is clearly passionate about her African routes and food. The 'hot' curry was truly hot, also if you are a lover of hot food - do give... More 

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Thank starflowershel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to order a day in advance, and there's a good reason for it. This is real smoky, slow cooked barbecue that can't be rushed. Try the African banquet and you will be plied with perfectly spiced, melt in the mouth chicken, beef, lamb, goat until you can barely walk out the door. Then when you've recovered, go back... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a meal here because of the rave reviews on TripAdvisor, and we weren't disappointed. We had an email back from the owner, asking what we'd be ordering, since some slow-cooked choices must be prepared in advance. For two of us, I ordered a "vegetarian banquet" and lamb ribs. The owner wrote back that the lamb ribs are quite... More 

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Thank Porcophile
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard good things about C and W's African experience and had noted their constant appearance at the top of the TripAdvisor listing for a while. So I had high expectations of the restaurant when I arrived. The food must be good, right. RIGHT. An absolute revelation to me. Succulent, delicious, spicy in places and hugely welcoming. Expect a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $26
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59-61 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +44 7470 001200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?