Modern European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Lumiere

Silver Award

It may be hidden away in one of Cheltenham’s Regency terraces, but Jon and Helen Howe’s smart little restaurant is cherished for its personal approach and “consistently good food” – he cooks while she oversees front-of-house in friendly, engaging style. The cream and white dining room may feel a tad formal, but service is refreshingly free from airs and graces. Likewise, the kitchen tempers ambitious, whimsical ideas with good sense and a respect for the basics, transforming high-spec produce into thoroughly modern dishes ranging from Springfield Farm chicken with smoked eel, Jersey royals and wild leeks to day-boat turbot partnered by bulgur wheat, ratatouille, salsify and brown shrimps. Locally reared lamb in a good call in season, while desserts mighty include a cheeky riff on sticky toffee pudding involving a soufflé, salted lime caramel and custard. Prices are surprisingly modest (particularly at lunchtime), and there are plenty of inviting possibilities on the approachable wine list. “Our first choice when eating locally”, noted one fan.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Modern European
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for Lumiere

Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PA

01242 222200


Opening Times

Fri-Sat 12N-1.30pm Tues-Sat 7-9pm

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Michael S

26 March 2018  
Wonderful wonderful food pretty as a picture beautifully balanced so that palate and tum are satisfied served with panache a smile and a great welcome you will feel treated like a Hollywood star and leave already booked for your next visit.
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