New Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cheltenham


Cheltenham is home to some of the finest bars and restaurants in the region, and that looks set to continue, with both independents and national chains setting their sights on opening up new bars and restaurants in town. No complaints here!

This is a rolling article which we'll try to keep updated as and when new places and info on openings get announced.


The Old Courthouse

Where? The Old Courthouse on Regent Street (next to Copa)
When? 15th February 2018
What to expect: There's a huge menu, covering everything from steak to sausages and a special Sunday menu with a choice of roasts and sides of pigs in blankets. View the full menu and book a table online here

The Sober Parrot

Where? St James' (Near The Fire Station restaurant)
When? Spring 2018
What to expect: "The Sober Parrot will be Cheltenham’s first alcohol free live entertainment venue. It will be a safe, friendly, space for people in the recovery and wider communities to meet, socialise, gain new skills and connect - all without the pressures of alcohol ... or the hangover!". For more information and to donate visit the Just Giving Page here. Stay up to date with latest information by following The Sober Parrot on Facebook here

Giggling Squid

Where? Montpellier
When? Early Summer 2018
What to expect: "Staggeringly good Thai food prepared by master Thai chefs. Serving a super popular tapas menu at lunch with an extensive menu in the evenings."

Visit the website here

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Holee Cow Hamburgers

Where? Clarence Street near Superdry
When? November 2017
What to expect: An independent gourmet burger restaurant using local beef and super-fresh produce.
Follow them on Facebook here.

The Ivy

Where? Montpellier Rotunda - (Old Lloyds Bank)
When? December 13th
What to expect: An elegant all-day dining destination with a beautiful bar area positioned underneath the Rotunda Building’s historic domed ceiling. The menu includes signature dishes such as The Ivy Collection shepherd’s pie. Space for up to 200 guests across the main restaurant, bar and terrace, the restaurant also offers private dining room for up to 20 guests. Visit the Ivy Cheltenham website for more information and to book or call 01242 894200.

Babel Cheltenham

Where? The Brewery Quarter
When? Saturday 14th October 2017
What to expect: Babel provides a sleek yet relaxed and social space to enjoy fresh modern food, carefully selected drinks and totally unique cocktails. Stay up to date with the latest from Babel Cheltenham, the Babel website here and follow the Facebook page here

Five Guys

Where? High Street end of The Brewery near Fitness First.
When? Monday 16th October 2017
What to expect: A classier 'Subway for burgers' with 15 free toppings to choose from. From the Five Guys website: 'With burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches and a multitude of toppings, you've got more than 250,000 possible topping combinations to choose from (not-to-mention the 1,000 mix-in milkshake combinations).' Visit Five Guys UK

Mr Mulligan's Restaurant

Where? The Brewery Quarter
When? 7th October 2017
What to expect: You’ll find a themed menu with treats for the whole family. The Lost World Menu in Stevenage includes Ice Age Sundaes, amazing milkshakes, hot dogs and Nachos, however this out of the world dining experience will leave you mesmerised. Operating a full menu, this unique restaurant will have a range of great dishes including a range of “lost World Burgers” and the family favourites.

The Suffolk Arms

Where? Suffolk Road
When? August 2017
What to expect: Cheltenham's new modern local. A great range of draught beers + cask ales, artisan gin + delicious stonebaked pizza.

Follow the all new Suffolk Arms on Facebook here


Where? Old British Heart Foundation Shop near Boston Tea Party
When? 31st July 2017
What to expect: Casual dining experience offering asian food inspired by the flavours of japan. Wagamama Cheltenham are currently recruiting for front of house and back of house staff. Follow Cheltenham's brand new Wagamama on Facebook here

Pret A Manger

Where? High Street
When? End of June 2017
What to expect: 'Pret creates handmade natural food avoiding the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much of the 'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market today.'
More info: Pret are currently recruiting for Team Members at their new branch

Lucy's Cafe

Where? Bath Road next to Bargain Booze.
When? 13th April 2017
What to expect: Delicious home made cheesecakes plus cafe drinks and snacks including paninis and salads.

The Clarence Social: NOW OPEN - Read Cheltenham Rocks' Review

Where? 1 Clarence Parade opposite Revolution
When? October 2016, read more here
What to expect: Beautifully designed spaces for eating, drinking & meeting in the heart of Cheltenham.
More info

Baker and Graze: NOW OPEN

Where? 48 Suffolk Road
When? Mid-November 2016
What to expect: Bakery and restaurant offering breakfast, brunch and lunch with gluten free options.
More info Baker and Graze Facebook

Bottle of Sauce: NOW OPEN

Where? Replacing The Quaich in the increasingly fashionable St James' Quarter (home to The Fire Station)
When? Week commencing 18th November 2016
What to expect: Eating, drinking and socialising with a private dining space and a menu including wood-fired pizzas and burgers.
More info

Kindness & Co: NOW OPEN - Read Cheltenham Rocks' Review

Where? 38 Clarence Street, opposite the Boston Tea Party
When? January 2017
What to expect: A health food café that focuses on deliciously nutritious food, beautifully presented, in a calm tranquil environment.
More info

The Tavern: NOW OPEN

Where? Royal Well Place.
When? Early 2017
What to expect: Not technically new, but re-opening after a fire earlier in 2016 the revamped Tavern will include 'a fresh new look, dirty menus and a few suprises along the way'.
More info:

Cosy Club: NOW OPEN - Read Cheltenham Rocks' Review

Where? First floor of the new Brewery development.
When? Spring 2017
What to expect: Comfort food with gluten-free options, cocktails, 'imaginative' kids drinks in a setting described as 'eccentric, eclectic fantasia'.
More info: