Local restaurants & bars

Restaurants we recommend:

Within a 2 minute walk –

The Ivy Cheltenham Brasserie offer sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to local residents and visitors alike. There is also a dedicated weekend brunch menu with some delicious alternatives to the mid-week à la carte and an exclusive drinks menu specially created by the bartender, including some classic favourites with a twist and new creations.

Montpellier Cafe offers simple cafe food, from breakfast to an all day menu and take away options like sandwiches. Their drinks menus are made up of high quality loose leafs teas and single estate coffees, wine and craft beers.

Flynn’s Brasserie is a bustling, long-established restaurant situated in the heart of Montpellier. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and informal, making it the ideal destination for leisurely lunches, intimate dinners and special celebrations. It is a very social place brimming with business people, shoppers, couples and friends meeting for a meal or a glass of wine.

Brasserie Blanc is beautiful and atmospheric, situted in the old Ballroom of the Queen’s Hotel. It boasts an open kitchen at one end, making it reminiscent of the Grande Brasseries of Paris, a large bar and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating to lounge in whilst watching the world go by.

Cote Brasserie is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients.

The Giggling Squid offers simple, rustic, fresh Thai food.

Within a 5 minute walk –

Lumiere – If you are looking for something extra special, then we would highly recommend Lumiere. This is a multi-award-winning restaurant where only fresh local produce is used, combined with faultless service, making this an experience to remember. Booking here in advance is essential, even during the week, as each table is booked once for the whole of the evening. To make a reservation, call 01242 222200.

Thai Emerald offers brilliant customer service, as well as delicious and beautifully presented food in an enchanting, atmospheric environment.

L’artisan is in the top three of our recommended places to eat in Cheltenham. L’Artisan is a traditional, genuine and unique restaurant where food is lovingly prepared on site, using the best local and French ingredients.

Prithvi – In the short time this Indian Restaurant has been open it has taken the town by storm and is currently No. 1 on Tripadvisor. This is fine dining, Indian style.

Within a 10 minute walk –

The Daffodil – An award winning conversion from 1920′s Art Deco picture house in 1998 produced a unique and dramatic setting for a stylish restaurant, retaining many original features as well as its original name. With sweeping staircases and views to wow, The Daffodil now lends itself equally well to the intimacy of a special occasion, the hair loosening abandonment of a party, as well as wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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 the Michelin Red Guide, 2 stars from Harden’s Guide and 4 AA rosettes.

The Suffolk Kitchen – Winner of the Best Restaurant in Gloucestershire in this year’s Taste Awards. Inspired by the best of British, The Suffolk Kitchen serves seasonal food sourced from across the British Isles.

Pubs we recommend:

The Jolly Brewmaster is an award-winning pub that is an easy stroll from The Bradley. The atmosphere is that of a real local pub with a great selection of local and guest ales and ciders. During the summer months, sitting in the large rear courtyard is a must.

The Retreat is a chic, vibrant and buzzy bar, set in the Suffolks area of the town. It offers a great outdoor space in the summer, and also offers food.

The Montpellier Wine Bar has been a prominent part of the cosmopolitan area of Montpellier since it popped its first cork in 1977. It is noted for its vivacious atmosphere, alfresco dining and “be seen” socialising.

The Beehive has received recognition in many local and national pub guides, as well as a feature in the Michelin “Eating out in Pubs” guide and the Time Out magazine’s “Eating out of London” guide. It was described as informal, vibrant and eclectic, and a great meeting place with a good atmosphere.

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