If you’re planning on having a few drinks or a bite to eat or are staying over in Cheltenham, we’ve come up with your comprehensive guide to where are the places to be and be seen. If you’re not familiar with Cheltenham, and are either planning or attending a birthday party, stag or hen do, or even going to a racing meet – these are some of the best places for dinner or cocktails.
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Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham, GL50 1SD
tel: 01242 894 200
Located in the stunning grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda, The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham is an all-day dining restaurant offering modern British and Ivy-inspired classics seven days a week, serving breakfast, elevenses, lunch, weekend brunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
1 Royal Well Place, Cheltenham, GL50 3DN
tel: 01242 221101
Situated in a prime position in the heart of Cheltenham is this well-established eatery that caters for everybody. This Italian restaurant has been dishing up authentic cuisine since 1996 and has become somewhat of a Cheltenham institution.
London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL54 4HG
tel: 01242 516400
This one is a little far outside of Cheltenham, but ideal if you’ve got a designated driver with you. Situated in the Charlton Kings area of Cheltenham is Koloshi Indian Restaurant and Bar. A delicious cooking and discreet service of Koloshi continues attracting entrepreneurs, dignitaries and celebrities alike. The restaurant is known for its regional subcontinent cooking, combining high-quality fresh products with sophisticated flavours to create refined Indian dishes. Chef Azad Hussain and his team have mastered the art of Indian regional cuisine over the years.
The Fire Station
St. James Square, Cheltenham , GL50 3PU
Tel: 01242 809 135
A vibrant, fresh and accessible all-day social hub, The Fire Station reopens 110 years after it was originally built. Providing a welcoming space that everyone feels they can use as they like, when they like, to eat, drink, work and party.
The Robata grill influences the menu, offering succulent meat cooked over English oak with an open flame. Robata directly translates into fireside cooking, perfect for a fire station, and the menu is inspired by this style.
No 131 and Crazy 8’s
131 The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Tel: 01242 822939
No.131 is a late night destination for good times on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, with house DJ’s and special guests playing into the early hours. After supper head down to Crazy 8’s and delve into their delectable cocktail list until late into the night.
If it’s dinner that you’re after, the restaurant offers generous, relaxed, fun food. They make sure that wherever possible, their food is traceable, local and seasonal and their suppliers are carefully chosen by supporting local farmers and artisan producers.
2A Ormond Terrace, Regent Street, Cheltenham,GL50 1HR
Tel: 07725 125121
At Lily Gins, it’s all about the cocktails. Full of excitement and energy with innovative cocktails, expertly crafted by experienced bartenders.
Don’t expect the usual contemporary chic cocktail bar, what you can expect is a place where the tunes keep coming thick and fast, and the staff are always having fun. They’ll have you downing shots and cocktails in no time.
2 Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier St. Cheltenham GL501SW
Tel: 01242 510999
Ultra-stylish décor and mouth-watering cocktails place the Soho Bar in Montpellier into a league of its own. Inspired by various locations around the globe, the interior is elegant and chic and accentuated by its state of the art lighting and sound systems, designed to evolve throughout the evening and set the perfect ambience for your night.
The Bottle of Sauce
7 Ambrose Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3LH
Tel: 01242 256156
Hip new bar and eatery from Dodo Pub Co. now open on Ambrose and Clarence Street. Expect dirty burgers, Neapolitan pizza, craft cocktails and more.
18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 2AE
Tel: 01242 700055
Located on the beautiful Suffolk Parade in The Cotswolds Regency spa town of Cheltenham, The Daffodil restaurant is a hidden gem, tucked inside a beautiful 1920’s cinema. The building has many unique period features; the sweeping staircase, art deco features, projectors and beautiful entrance reception, the venue has been sympathetically adapted in keeping with the Hollywood glamour and art deco style synonymous with the venue since the 20s.
Refurbished by Laurence Llewellyn Bowen, whose objective was to create a luxurious space with a touch of modernity and austerity; The Daffodil venue consists of a grand reception, a large dining room, and upstairs Champagne and cocktail bar.
The Shutters Inn is a fantastic foodie destination within easy reach of Cheltenham Racecourse, making it the perfect place to stop by on race days. With fantastic food, friendly service and a fantastic atmosphere, there’s no shortage of reasons to visit this homely pub.