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“Just perfect”
Review of C & W

C & W
Ranked #2 of 326 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Serving freshly prepared authentic African food, with mostly Kenya and general East African influence, in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Worth the wait to book a table. We were not disappointed. Great food and wonderful accommodating hosts. Thank you.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“The list of adjectives simply goes on and on...!!!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Firstly, I'd like to congratulate the owners on their outstanding customer service skills. Our whole experience was, from the phone call to reserve a table until our departure, outstanding. Welcoming, warm, friendly, accommodating are just some of the words that spring to mind.
We only found out We booked our table at the last minute, when the restaurant was already fully booked. The owner very kindly explained what alternative arrangement he could make for us and went on to talk me through how food is normally ordered, what our options were at such short notice, etc. By the end of the telephone conversation, we couldn’t wait for our dinner!
The owners are simply the friendliest, most welcoming people I’ve met in a very long time, without going overboard or leaving you feeling that they are trying too hard. It comes across as honest and genuine, just like the food they serve.
Because of our last minute booking, we had a selection of meats (goat, lamb, beef and chicken), each cooked in a different combination of spices. As side dishes, we had white rice, plantain and salad. The portions were very generous and all the dishes were absolutely delicious. We agreed that the best one was the goat, but that’s not to say that the others weren’t incredibly good. And, a major brownie point is that they only use free-range chicken! We didn’t have room for desserts and we took our own beer so I can’t comment on the selection of sweets and juices – the owner explained their ‘BYO’ policy and made a few recommendations of what to get to go with our meal.
As it was initially explained to us, this is a place to come with friends and to enjoy a hearty meal at a leisurely pace. I know we’ll be back to C & W's African Experience in no time, and in the meantime we’ll be singing its praises to friends and family!
To the owners: thank you for a truly memorable meal!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is hands down the best restaurant I've been to, the food was amazing, such a variety of flavours! The Harissa lamb is the one for me, new on the menu for 2013. the service was good but hospitality was so welcoming, everyone was smiling from the go and throughout.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank George J
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Birthday Meal”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have recently visted for my sisters birthday and I have to say the flavour and quality of the food was incredible and you could see how proud and inspired they were by the food they cooked. The service was brilliant they were really friendly and welcoming I will be deffinatly visiting again and would happily reconmmend it to anyone

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank William J
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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“more than a meal, its an experiance”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We visited this gem of a restaurant to celebrate my sons birthday, and what an experiance, if you are expecting silver and chandaliers you will be dissapointed.
We were greeted at the door by a the owner with a massive smile and a warm welcome, shown to our table, as we previously ordered the set banquette Charlie went through what we were going to eat, our starters arrived, a massive portion of food which was truely delicious, admitidly there was a little wait between starter and main course but that allowed out starter to settle, we had an assortment of curries served with boiled rice for main course, the meat in all the dishes were melt in the mouth tender, we did not have a sweet ans we were well and truely full. You need to take your own alchol but they have a small selection of soft drinks, but again you can take your own. The restaurant is small and very basic but immaculatly clean, the welcome and service is great, very relaxed and in true African style an experiance not to be hurried. Will definatly re visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank mrsbake1
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