Masion Chaplais comprises a lovely deli with a thriving restaurant, and appears to be a vibrant and lively hub of the community. This laid-back little gem is ideal for all kinds of occasions. It’s a feast for the senses and brings carefully sourced ingredients to the Cheltenham dining table. When we stopped by, gingham tablecloths flung over wooden tables reminded us of French restaurants, and there was an unmistakeable hum of romance in the air.
Food ranges from all-day breakfasts to fresh lunches, and the team selects only the best artisan produce to feature in the deli. Spoilt for choice, sampled the celeriac soup and a chicken salad. My companion opted for the lentil and chorizo soup before tucking into a home-baked sausage roll and various colourful salads. A variety of desserts tickled our fancy, but we chose to try the rich Bakewell tart and homemade ice cream, and the chocolate and raspberry tart from the exquisite display. Looking for a special gift for a special someone? Treat them to a gorgeous hamper, carefully selected and arranged by Nanette. She told us that a new restaurant in Cheltenham’s Montpellier region is in the pipeline – this continuing success is most richly deserved.