Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham

(65 Reviews)
Parabola Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AQ
French, British, Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £18
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00.
Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:30.
Saturday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:30.
Sunday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham sits in the stylish Montpellier district of town. Its chic French bistro uses the best regional ingredients, serving dishes in elegant settings that offer relaxed al fresco dining.

The Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham menu celebrates elegant French bistro-style dining, using fresh, premium, locally sourced ingredients. Delicate starters such as tiger prawns in garlic and pastis butter give way to bold mains, which include a hearty classic cassoulet with white beans and confit duck, sole meuniere or a baked aubergine and halloumi parmigiana. A Sunday lunch menu and range of superb desserts also feature.

The Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham wine list is a highlight, featuring a huge variety of carefully selected bottles. Dark leather chairs and stained-wood tables sit alongside the colourful, bustling bar area, ensuring an elegant yet informal ambience.

Featuring dramatic interior touches like a wine glass chandelier and central spiral staircase, Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham is just 4 minutes’ drive from Cheltenham Spa Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham
(based on 65 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (12)
  • al fresco (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (16)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (37)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (26)
  • luxury (15)
  • private dining (16)
  • romantic (25)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (6)
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  • By Richard O from Cheltenham
    2 February 2016

    We had not eaten at Hotel Du Vin previously but were well aware of its reputation so for a Big birthday celebration it was the perfect choice. We chose the set menu through Booktable for both cost and convenience as we were expected to be a large party. The menu was limited to only 4 choices per course which is more than sufficient but unfortunately all the starters were tomato based, even the broccoli and stilton soup had tomato in it apparently. My son ordered that soup but a fish soup arrived which surprise surprise had a tomato base. He opted to keep it and enjoyed it. The terrine was quite small, overly cold so quite tasteless with dry brioche, no pickle, dressing or salad garnish just a gerkin and two pickled onions. The main courses were small and not very imaginative. The lamb and ratatouille dish was just a small amount of the stew in the centre with a lamb steak, with bone, balanced on the top. It was ok, not great just satisfactory. Dessert took half an hour to arrive. The chocolate dessert turned out to be a pot of mousse with cream on top but was made better by the nice crispy tuile on the side. We were served by a very nice young man who apparently had been drafted in from the Bristol restaurant for the evening and his service was excellent. He was attentive, and polite as were the rest of the staff. The restaurant is quite attractive but unfortunately it was quite cold in there so by 9.30pm a few of us had to put coats on. In summation I would say that Hotel du Vin is a beautiful and very impressive building making for a pleasant evening but the food served was decidedly average at best.

  • By Soula E from Cheltenham
    1 February 2016

    The food was very enjoyable, but a few greens on the plate would have made it perfect. chicken in sauce with just mash can be too rich and a few greens on the plate would make it more appealing in taste and looks

  • By Sheila J from Cheltenham
    16 January 2016

    The food was excellent. The service could have been a little quicker but the staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • By Peter E from Cheltenham
    7 January 2016

    A very welcoming ambiance. The food was good quality and the service friendly. The deal was good value for money.

  • By Carie L from Cheltenham
    23 December 2015

    Food and service was wonderful!

  • By Vanessa H from Cheltenham
    23 December 2015

    Great dinner

  • By John M from Cheltenham
    7 December 2015

    Turkey rolled not sliced and dry, plenty of vegetables, sprouts not cooked, service very good

  • By Steve S from Cheltenham
    30 November 2015

    Booking was quick and easy, the deal we had was good value, although at their normal prices I would not recommend.

  • By Susan M from Swindon
    19 November 2015

    We were so pleased to get the opportunity to dine here again,Excellent value deal,the food staff and venue were superb.

  • By Izzy J from Cheltenham
    18 November 2015

    The bistro was lovely, very atmospheric. Food was excellent, portion sizes for me were perfect as quite small so could have all three courses! I would say that service let us down slightly; the restaurant wasn't busy but our initial waitress didn't seem inclined to help us and was quite sharp. Card machine also wasn't working, which caused a slight issue. Overall, I would definitely visit again.

Restaurant Location Map
Bistro du Vin at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham
Parabola Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AQ