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Gold Restaurant

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15 Bennett Street | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 4653
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes Gold is very touristy, but that doesn't mean it isn't good! The food is good and you get to try a lot of different dishes with their 14 item menu. The dancing and performances during dinnerare entertaining as well. I would certainly recommend checking out Gold for a tourisy yet delicious experience!

Thank Wolf1986
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drum beating, dance routines from a very entertaining showman made this a fun and relaxing evening. Best to go in a group and join in the entertainment.

Thank John P
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The evening started with a drumming session which was great fun for everyone. Food was plentiful and my favourite course was the cameroon salad at the start. There were 6 of us so we had our own table but most other people were on large tables, there were literally coach loads of people in but the restaurant was very spacious.... More 

Thank J H
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287 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to experience a broad range of excellent African food. It's a prixe fixe menu, but very reasonably priced, as is the wine. It is a huge space broken up into various rooms. Somebody has spent a lot of money on the details and it is really nice. They have periodic African shows which are fun. The food is... More 

Thank Andrea S
East Yorkshire
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit was recommended by the Virgin rep & we are very grateful! What a great night it was. Definitely pay the extra to join in the drumming. It was such fun! Food and service were excellent. Yes, it's a taster menu, however we left full up and each course was very tasty. Well worth every penny.

Thank fizzy2708
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told about this restaurant by two people who were doing the same shark dive trip as me, so I decided to stalk them and dine here that evening. There is a set menu here with a variety of African specialities. Overall the food is quite good and it is a fair challenge for one person to work their... More 

Thank jayaims
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was definitely our favourite meal while in Capetown! The food was wonderful...lots of African food that I had never even tried before but everything was delicious! The entertainment was fantastic..such a wonderful experience!

Thank niamh114
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on our last night in South Africa & it was fantastic! The food was really good & plentiful. The staff all wore traditional outfits & were very friendly, they sang happy birthday to my mother & made her feel very special. The entertainment was brilliant & the dancers so talented & energetic. We had our faces painted, danced... More 

Thank Paulapeac
South Salem, New York
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's for tourists. Yes it's full of people like you. Yes, you should go! We were surprised and very satisfied with our experience at Gold. Charming servers, excellent selection of African specialties and fantastic demonstrations of African drumming, dancing and singing made for a wonderful evening! Ages from six to seventy in our group were wowed at every turn.... More 

Thank Peter2868
Dallas, Texas
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274 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This African themed restaurant is actually pretty cool if visiting Cape Town. You start by learning to play drums (everyone participates). After some good times banging on drums you grab some drinks and sit down for some really great African food. I actually really enjoyed this spot and they do a great job.

Thank wetraveler73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
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 21 421 4653
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?