My Culinary Journey at Gold Restaurant, Cape Town

May 10, 2024
Dancing and singing at Gold Restaurant

Gold Restaurant in Cape Town, found in the CBD, provides a sensual experience that goes beyond just dining. From the moment you step inside, you are transported to a world where culture, tradition, and gastronomy coexist together.


Firstly, the Beautiful voluptuous African woman, who has a warm smile, amazing hosting skills, and incredible service.  Yolanda our waitress, welcomed us and with such enthusiasm shared what we were in for!

Honestly, every single staff member of this restaurant was decked out in full African regalia, complete with face painting and, of course, infectious grins! Moreover, everything is taken care of for you, and you are made to feel welcome and wanted.

The beautiful lady from Burundi that paints your face


Secondly, Gold Restaurant Cape Town has an enchanted atmosphere. The rich African artifacts and brilliant colours adorn the warm and inviting décor.  Creating the perfect setting for an amazing evening.  Live African music adds to the energetic ambiance, drawing you into the rich cultural tapestry of the continent.

During your African 14-course meal you are joined by animated dancing, drumming, and African music! You are spoilt by spell-bounding music!  African original musical instruments and rhythmic beats of live African music and dance!  It’s lively, it’s loud and you leave invigorated! If you want to experience a true African cultural experience this is it!  Do not look further book now!

Dancers dance with beaded attire


Prepare your taste buds for a journey across Africa’s culinary landscape. Gold Restaurant‘s menu boasts a delectable selection of dishes inspired by the continent’s diverse regions. Coupled with, Moroccan tagines to South African bobotie. To point out, each dish is a masterpiece crafted with passion and expertise.

It was so hard to choose a favourite, but if I must, it was the Malawian Kandolo Balls!  Scrumptious!  And the Tanzanian Fish and Prawn Masala Curry!  This food is finger-licking good!  However, the Congo Mango and Lime chicken was packed with flavour!  That you can sap up with Xhosa Cornbread! Luckily, Vegetarian and vegan options are also available, ensuring there’s something for everyone to savour.  For one thing, you are guaranteed something sweet.  Cameroon Orange and Walnut cake drizzled with sweet dipping sauce!  It was so yummy!


Additionally, the enthralling entertainment presented with your dinner at Gold Restaurant is one of the best parts about going there. Performers display traditional African dance and music throughout the evening. Keeping audiences entertained with their ability and intensity. The hypnotic display will take your eating experience to the next level. The energy of the dancing just keeps you wanting more and more. I love their traditional outfits, beads, and headgear! Uniquely, it’s something to see!

Tips and Final Thoughts

Finally, dining at Gold Restaurant Cape Town is not just a meal. Make sure you give yourself time for this experience. Without question, it’s an immersive cultural experience that will leave a lasting impression.  Don’t forget to take your camera.  Walk around the restaurant, and look at the décor, murals, and incredible brightly coloured African décor!  It’s an experience. I would not take any children under 12.  It’s busy!  Be prepared, there is nothing intimate about this magical experience. It’s not fine dining, but the food is wholesome and tasty and you do not need to stop by MacDonalds after its 14 courses.

Beautiful Mural on the wall at Gold Restaurant

So, my final thought is simple.  What are you waiting for? Book a table!  You will not be dissappointed. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller. Or a local looking for something extraordinary, Gold Restaurant Cape Town, delivers on every front. From the delicious cuisine to the vibrant ambiance and world-class entertainment, a visit to Gold Restaurant is a journey you won’t soon forget. When I walked out, tummy full, I smiled and thought, Africa is a feeling!


  • Carolyn
    May 11, 2024

    Just beautiful! Sounds like a fabulous place. ❤️

  • Kristine
    May 13, 2024

    Sounds amazing! Great review of the Gold Restaurant in Cape Town South Africa. Thank you!

  • Amy Mayfield-Beyer
    May 13, 2024

    What a neat place! I would love to dine here someday. Thanx for sharing!

  • Brig
    May 13, 2024

    Beautiful photography / article that truly captures the Gold Restaurant in Cape Town South Africa – a wonderful place to visit!

  • Catherine
    May 13, 2024

    This looks like an amazing place to visit! I would love to visit some day. Thanks for sharing!

  • Hari
    May 13, 2024

    This restaurant looks like an awesome place to dine for a special occasion. The overall vibe is stunning!

  • Anthuwin
    May 13, 2024

    As a Capetownion myself, I’ve never been to this restaurant before. But it surely has taste and putting it on my bucket list!

    May 13, 2024

    Golden Restaurant is not just a place to eat, but it’s a cultural experience. The Congo Mango and lime chicken has tropical written all over it. The Food Explora in me can’t stop drooling. Thank you for sharing your dining experiences.

  • Under Flowery Sky
    May 14, 2024

    Such a fantastic place to enjoy a dinner with the African music and ambiance…

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