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Our Story

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Welcome to The Gold Coast, a culinary haven where the rich flavors and vibrant traditions of West Africa come alive. Our journey began with a deep passion for Pan-African cuisine and a desire to share the warmth and hospitality of our heritage with the world.

The Inspiration

Our Ghanaian founders, William  & Francesca Quagraine, grew up surrounded by the aromatic kitchens of West Africa, where food was not just sustenance but a rich culinary of traditions passed down through generations and cultures intertwined. After moving from Ghana to the UK and experiencing the profound feeling of homesickness, they realized there was something missing. The Quagraines envisioned a place where people could experience the true essence of Ghanaian cuisine and form a community representing a home away from home. This vision led to the creation of The Gold Coast, a restaurant that embodies the spirit and flavors of their homeland. Throughout their journey, many non-Ghanaians supported The Quagraines and patronized their brand and have shared special parts of their culture which is why Gold Coast does not cater specifically to Ghanaians but for the whole of Africa. We are true Pan-Africanists and love to embrace culture from our fellow African neighbours as we are one people and would not be here today without everyone's support.

The Vision

At The Gold Coast, our mission is to offer an authentic Pan-African dining experience that goes beyond just food. We aim to create a space where guests can immerse themselves in the culture, traditions, and community spirit that define African life. Our goal is to bring people together, creating connections and lasting memories over delicious meals.

The Community

At the heart of The Gold Coast is a commitment to community. We believe that food has the power to bring people together, and we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and at home. Our restaurant is a place where friends, families, and strangers from all communities and backgrounds can gather to share in the joy of great food and good company. We are proud to be a part of the local community and welcome everyone from all parts of the world, no matter who you are. The Gold Coast has a strong zero tolerance policy and will not condone any discrimination or abuse to any customer or staff member.

The Journey

In 2004, The Gold Coast opened its doors in South Norwood, quickly becoming a beloved destination for both locals and those seeking an authentic taste of West Africa. From the outset, we have been committed to offering high-quality, traditional dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Our menu reflects the diverse and vibrant culinary landscape of West Africa.

Our Commitment

We are dedicated to preserving the authenticity of West African cuisine while also innovating and introducing new flavors. Our team of chefs and staff share a passion for excellence and a love for the culinary arts. We are committed to providing an exceptional dining experience for every guest, ensuring that each visit to The Gold Coast is memorable.

The Experience

Dining at The Gold Coast is more than just a meal; it’s an experience. Our vibrant décor, inspired by the colors and textures of West Africa, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The sounds of traditional music and the aromas of freshly prepared dishes fill the air, transporting you to the heart of West Africa. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you through our menu and ensure that your visit is unforgettable. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to sharing many more meals and memories with you.

Meet Our Management Team

At The Gold Coast, our management team is dedicated to bringing you an exceptional dining experience that captures the essence of West African hospitality. Each member of our team brings a unique set of skills and a shared passion for our cuisine and culture. Get to know the people who make The Gold Coast a special place.

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