With views over the glorious Cotswolds countryside, Cheltenham boasts grand Georgian architecture. Like nearby Bath, it served as a fashionable spa retreat in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, Cheltenham is just as rewarding for visitors, and tends to be less tourist-crammed than better-known Bath. Restaurants in Cheltenham present a real treat for the taste buds, with several elegant, gourmet venues, and a smattering of international cuisines.
If you’ve a fondness for oriental flavours, the selection of restaurants in Cheltenham won’t disappoint. A favourite is Spice Lodge, offering mouth-watering pan-Asian dishes which draw influence from Indian and Thai cuisines. On the menu, look out for tasty treats like Goan cod curry and Thai red curry. The Spice Lodge has won numerous accolades, including 5 British Curry Awards.
For a special 3 AA Rosette-awarded fine dining experience in a historic setting, The Beaufort Dining Room at Ellenborough Park Hotel will not disappoint. Original Tudor fireplaces, stained glass windows and oak panelling are the backdrops to traditional French and British cuisine. On Sundays, the Beaufort presents a hearty roast with beef, pork, fish, and vegetarian selections. Afternoon tea at the Beaufort, with scones, cakes and sandwiches, is not to be missed.