Affectionately known for its beautiful Table Mountain landscape, the city has more than just its scenery to offer. Despite modernization, Cape Town still breathes its rich culture. This town is brimming with vibrant colors, traditional African music, festivals and the joyous laughter of its people. Experience the city's warmth through its impeccable local cuisines including the African and Cape Malay cuisine.
Nestled in Cape Town’s Soho, Green Point, the GOLD Restaurant is the ultimate restaurant to visit when you’re in Cape Town.
Facing the Atlantic Ocean, GOLD is all about bringing the African culture to life. From the delightful African and Cape Malay food spread to the bips and bops of African music, GOLD is set to give you the best dining experience possible.
Be greeted by the passionate staff of GOLD as they embrace your visit with African music. Dressed in traditional African garments, they will welcome you like royals. Get right in the mood and have your face painted to fully embrace the culture!
Groove along to the Marimba Percussion and you might even learn a couple of moves from the performers themselves! What better way to embrace Central African music than to dance along with the locals.
Don’t leave GOLD till you've experienced what it’s like to be behind the Djembe drum. Get yourself on stage and join the performance in an interactive Djembe drum session. Experience playing the West African traditional instrument first hand from locals themselves. Though this will come at an extra cost, it’s worth every penny.
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Next on the list is an elaborated play about an Archetype African Story that highlights human philosophy and traits. Get an exclusive peep into the authentic African culture and their history.
Then dive into the traditional Mali Puppetry show. In the past, the Mali Puppetry is a form of expression to tell the tales of sacrificing rituals of animals, however, after the influence of Islam, the cultural expression is now used to entertain and educate.
From Halal-certified meat or poultry to gluten-free or nut-free, vegetarian or vegan dishes, GOLD Restaurant has it all.
With an overall 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor and an A Rating by CrescentRating, it’s not a surprise that GOLD Restaurant is ranked #19 amongst the thousands of restaurants in Cape Town. The restaurant also avoids using industrial materials in their kitchens and replace them with the colorful traditional pots.
Soak in the full African tradition in a 14-dish tasting menu that can either be in an individual or shared portion. Listen up for the waitresses as they give a brief explanation of the dishes’ origin, seasonings, and cooking technique.
Travel through the cities of Africa by just indulging in the food, highlighting the cuisines from Kenya, Namibia, Morocco, Ethiopia, Zambia, Cameroon, and Zanzibar. Along with the impeccable range of cuisines, you’ll also get a taste of the Cape Malay Cuisine. A cuisine that was evolved back in the days when the Dutch East Indies, now commonly known as Indonesia, slaves by fusing English, Flemish, and Dutch recipes. The community of slaves that were brought by the Dutch to South Africa now called the Cape Malays.
If there is one word that would describe GOLD Restaurant, it'll definitely be Festive. Illuminate the Africa in you and don’t miss the chance to join in the vibrant, joyous, diverse culture and heritage of Africa.
Address: 15 Bennett Street, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Opening Hours: Daily 6.30PM to 11PM
Contact No.: +27 (0) 21 421 4653 (Tel) | +27 (0) 82 414 9663 (Cell)
Cost: R395 for dinner and R99 for Djembe drumming session