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Cheltenham is a town blessed with a plethora of events happening throughout the year. Our calendar is jam-packed with racing, festivals and theatre. The highlight for many is the Cheltenham Festival of racing in March, but the festivals of literature and science, among others, are drawing a larger and larger crowd every year. Don't miss out on the best that cosmopolitan Cheltenham has to offer.
Alan & Fan's Dining Out Guide
Please review these comments in the knowledge that Fan and Alan [the owners of Beaumont House] are foodies and are demanding customers.
Le Champignon Sauvage
David Everitt-Matthias and his wife Helen have been running the restaurant since 1987. In that time they have been quietly amassing a range of accolades including 2 stars from Michelin and Harden’s and 4 AA Rosettes. Stunning French cuisine at its best!
Book well in advance, closed Sundays:
T 01242 573449
If you had set your heart on dining at Le Champignon Sauvage, and were unable to obtain a reservation, try Lumière and be impressed. With a focus firmly on great ingredients and bold flavours with an interesting use of unusual ingredients and combinations.
Booking essential, closed Sundays
T 01242 222200
Wow, a new arrival in Cheltenham which already has a loyal following. A real French Restaurant run by Elisabeth and Yves from Provence. We had the pleasure of dining there with friends in June 2013. Really top quality food prepared and served with passion.
Booking essential, closed Sundays and Monday lunch.
T 01242 571257
A welcome addition to the Cheltenham dining out scene newly opened in 2012. Purslane promotes itself as a seafood restaurant and sources ingredients carefully. It also offers a wider choice so carnivores will not be disappointed. Operated by the owners delivering a high standard [but not formal fine dining]. We have eaten there once and would definitely return. Recommendation: ask for a table away from the entrance door.
T 01242 321639
Bar and Brasserie in the George Hotel central Cheltenham. Awarded 2 rosettes by the AA. Food quality and service as you should expect, but on every occasion we have visited some minor niggles. But definitely remains on our recommended list.
T 01242 227678
Chelsea Bar and Brasserie
We took some friends for Sunday lunch on 28th July 2013 having been recommended to this newly opened restaurant by friends. It is in a secondary location and was very quiet. We don’t know why, the food and service were excellent. Our party ordered traditional Sunday Roasts – excellent quality meat and generous portions. Pricing for their fixed menus very good value and wines fairly priced. Pricing more than £££ but less than ££££. For mid priced “Western Style” food our top recommendation.
T 01242 222634
An anomaly for us a few years ago. Pleased to say consistent positive feedback now received from guests. And if there is something that is not quite right, please bring it to the attention of the team at the time and it will immediately be rectified. Reservations are recommended – especially at weekends. Enjoy their lunch time deals including Sunday lunch.
T 01242 266800
THE SUFFOLK KITCHEN
Visited in March 2016. An informal restaurant offering British Cuisine and using locally sourced products. A small menu done well. We enjoyed the soft shell crab and aged steak. From the wine list for starters we chose Gravel & Loam Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014. A different Sauvignon Blanc and for the better! Reservations essential.
T 01242 237057
THE WHITE SPOON
Visited in January 2016. An informal fine dining restaurant offering modern British Cuisine. A relative new comer to Cheltenham... Not quite at the standard of Lumiere and Purslane but highly rated by the Times as one of the top 25 new restaurants in Britain. We enjoyed our meal with friends and would return. How do you interpret this – Cheltenham is becoming more and more a foodie destination and there are many excellent dining experiences to be enjoyed.
T 01242 228555
A Cheltenham favourite for many years. A popular bistro in Montpellier. We have to admit, that we have not visited for several years, but receive positive feed back from guests.
Recommend you visit their web-site for menus,
T 01242 252752
The Tivoli a new gastro style pub located 15 to 20 minutes walk from Beaumont House. Part of a small chain setting high standards. Interesting varied menu offering appropriate value for money. A welcome arrival in Cheltenham.
T 01242 285799
The Langton a gastro style pub located outside the town centre and 10 minutes drive from Beaumont House. Interesting varied menu offering appropriate value for money. Good off street parking.
T 01242 258941
Morans Eating House
We always receive positive comments from guests about Morans. It is the nearest Western style restaurant within walking distance.
T 01242 228882
We visited with friends in November 2013. The quality of the meal was fine, but not for the prices charged. Service a little muddled and the price of wine too high for the quality offered. On the night that we visited “The Tavern” was full to capacity – apparently a popular Gastropub. Not our first choice but we will revisit and reassess.
T 01242 285799
A local pub for reasonable meal for the business traveler is the Exmouth Arms which is a 10 minutes walk from the Beaumont. The menu is limited, but the quality is appropriate for what is charged. You are not served with reconstituted indifferent quality frozen food. Pleasant garden to sit out in and watch over the bustle of life on Bath Road.
T 01242 528149
The local pub on the corner, part of a small chain but with honest food and reasonable prices. You are not served with reconstituted indifferent quality frozen food. Pleasant garden to sit out in and watch over the bustle of life on Bath Road.
T 01242 261190
The Brown Jug
A local pub 5 minutes walk away, which has been under new management for several years. Trying very hard to set high standard for their meals. Extensive menu with home cooking. Represents very good value for money. In our view, atmosphere could be improved upon – bistro menu in traditional pub surroundings. But don’t be put off!
T 01242 521736
The Beehive is the only pub in Cheltenham featured in the Michelin "Eating out in Pubs" guide and the Time Out magazine's "Eating out of London" guide. They describe themselves as: informal, vibrant, eclectic, great meeting place with a good atmosphere. Our view, an independent, traditional Cheltenham pub with local ales and great British food hidden in the heart of Montpellier in Cheltenham just 15 minutes walk from Beaumont House.
T 01242 579443
Simpsons Fish and Chips
Simpsons can probably claim to serve the best fish and chips in Cheltenham and it is part of a chain of three, with the benefit of dine in seating. Large cod & chips for £6.95 great value considering the quality!
10 minutes drive from Beaumont House with easy parking –
73 – 75 Priors Road GL52 5AL
T 01242 521694
Asian and Indian
Probably the best Chinese restaurant in Cheltenham. However, on occasions service can be very slow, although the quality of food makes it worth the wait.
T 01242 522426
Be surprised. An Indian restaurant which has a refined and sophisticated approach to Indian dining. Excellent ambience and mouth watering food. Don’t expect to receive your meal in 5 minutes. This is not your typical Indian restaurant where there is a mix and match of meats and sauces. Rated on Trip Advisor by 98% of guests as very good or excellent.
T 01242 226229
BAR AND WOK
Located at 288 High Street. Offering shared tables and fast food Chinese style. Good value for money and delivers good quality for the price that you pay. Great place for a lunch break. No reservations taken.
They describe themselves as offering fine Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. We have eaten there once and would return. Our impression is that they offer home cooked dishes of generous portion size. We enjoyed their kebabs and seafood risotto. It is run by the owners Ilhan who runs front of house whilst his wife Funda cooks.
T 01242 577299
This is our favourite Thai restaurant situated in the town centre offering very authentic Thai food, and good service.
Always popular and advisable to book.
T 01242 522004
Curry Corner a family business serving authentic Bangladeshi food. Visited by the rich and famous: Michael Palin, Sir Richard Branson and Rick Stein have all dined here. We believe the secret to their great tasting food is the fact that they grind their own spice and only use quality sourced ingredients. On the down side we found prices a little too high and the portions a little too small for what was on offer. The one time that we visited service was very muddled.
T 01242 528449
Unusually located for such an ethnic restaurant in a smart Regency Villa at the foot of Eagle Tower and within 15 to 20 minutes walk of Beaumont House offering an exotic blend of Thai and Indian dishes, recently being crowned "Winner British Curry Awards Best in the South West".
Guests receive 10% discount when booking through us and will not be disappointed!
T 01242 226300
Situated in fashionable Montpellier, approximately 20 minutes walk from Beaumont House, a cut above other Indian Restaurants for food quality, décor and service.
T 01242 228882
As a fan of Japanese food we were excited to learn about the opening of a Japanese sushi restaurant in Cheltenham. Having enjoyed Japanese food in the far East and eaten at Nobu [disappointed when we last visited] and Roka in London our expectations were not too high with the opening of a small restaurant in provincial Cheltenham. Delivers excellent value and exemplary service.
T 01242 300161
Cheap and cheerful local curry house just up the Bath Road, honest food at a reasonable price!
ITALIAN & MEDITERRANEAN
An addition to Jamie Oliver’s chain of Italian restaurants. Located in an old Court House which has been converted with much consideration to the history of the building. It opened in July 2011 to mixed reviews. Now a year later and having experienced indifferent food and service, we are hearing positive feedback from our guests. If you are not happy, make sure that you make your dissatisfaction known. We have just revisited the day that Jamie also visited. The food quality has substantially improved. However, service still very muddled. The downside is that if you have not reserved a table, you maybe in for a long wait.
T 01242 500193
Zizzi is located in a deconsecrated church, between Beaumont House and the town centre and offers reasonable value and a more casual environment. Zizzi is child friendly.
T 01242 252493
RURAL EATERY’S IN THE COTSWOLDS
The Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter
We first visited this former von Essen hotel for Sunday Lunch in April 2010. We were delighted with the food quality, service and value. In their main restaurant a 2 course Sunday lunch is £18.50 and £23.95 for 3 courses. Afternoon tea is generous and of good quality. If you opt for the full afternoon tea at £12.50 arrive hungry! If you are touring the Cotswolds, look no further for a great lunch and / or afternoon tea. Prices correct August 2013.
T 01451 822143
The Severn and Wye Smokery
The Severn and Wye Smokery currently no web site. An established smoke house, brasserie and delicatessen on the outskirts of Westbury on Severn about 35 minutes drive from Beaumont House. Dining tables, which you may have to share, are located in the delicatessen. You can watch staff preparing fish for smoking through viewing windows. If you do not enjoy fish, you will leave hungry. From a small menu they serve top quality fish dishes which some fine dining restaurants may only aspire to. Recommend as stop off on route or on the way back form the Forest of Dean. Take a cool box and buy some fish to take home – wide variety available.
T 01452 760190
Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power
Sadly we have not visited Hollow Bottom yet [we need more days off!], but have received positive comments from guests.
T 01451 850392
Airport Plus: 01242 808090 www.airport-plus.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab: 01242 242424 - especially recommended to help guests with any disability.
Starline: 01242 250250 www.textbookings.co.uk
Long Distant Buses
Tourism & Attractions
Cheltenham Tourist Office at the Wilson
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
56 Shurdington Road
Gloucestershire, GL53 0JE
T 01242 223311
F 01242 520044