New Restaurants and Bars in Cheltenham

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After months of limited dining-out opportunities, you’ll definitely want to book a table at one of the latest restaurants to burst onto Cheltenham’s ever-growing food scene.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere for coffee and cake with the kids, drinks with friends, or date-night dinners, there are plenty of new bars, restaurants and cafes waiting to welcome you. Here are some of the latest Cheltenham openings to tempt you.

NEW RESTAURANTS AND BARS COMING SOON

Mowgli

Where? The Brewery Quarter
When? Summer 2021
What to expect: Expect a bustling atmosphere and treat for all the senses when Mowgli opens at The Brewery Quarter this summer, offering diners the chance to savour traditional Indian street food in the heart of Cheltenham. The extensive menu features house favourites such Mother Butter Chicken and an array of curries, along with street chat dishes, tiffin boxes for one, a vast selection of vegetarian and vegan options, and a Mini Mowgli menu for kids.
For more info: Visit mowglistreetfood.com

Circo Brasserie

Where? Bath Road
When? Summer 2021
What to expect: Cheltenham restaurant group, JM Socials, has a busy year of expansion ahead with Circo Brasserie one of several new openings this year. The all-day restaurant will offer the feeling of a local neighbour eatery and serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with coffees, and will no doubt become a popular choice for a relaxing Sunday roast for all the family. Diners can expect British plates and European classic, with chefs using ingredients from the Cotswolds.
For more info: Visit circobrasserie.co.uk

Hubbox

Where? The Brewery Quarter
When? Summer 2021
What to expect: After delays due to Covid, Hubbox is set to open its doors this summer and will offer diners a laidback setting to sample delicious dishes including award-winning burgers made using Cornish rare breed beef, creative veggie and vegan choices, and all the indulgent sides you could possibly wish for. The kids’ menu is great for young diners, and the desserts will certainly be a hit with all ages.
For more info: Visit hubbox.co.uk

NOW OPEN

BAO & BBQ

Where? Regent Street
When? May 2021
What to expect: BAO & BBQ is one of the latest ventures from Cheltenham restaurant group JM Socials, who also own fine dining Indian eatery Prithvi, along with Bhoomi Kitchen, Holee Cow and newly opened Holee Clucker. The menu features delicious-sounding small plates and an array of bao buns, while there are also grilled and smoked meat dishes, and vegan choices aplenty.
For more info: Visit baobbq.co.uk

Come a Casa Ristorante

Where? Rotunda Terrace
When? May 2021
What to expect: Transport yourself to the heart of Italy at Come a Casa Ristorante, where you can expect traditional Italian favourites on the à la carte menu. Choose from pasta and risotto, meat and fish dishes, and plenty of pizzas, along with authentic desserts including tiramisu and panna cotta. There’s also a Bambini menu for kids and a great value two or three course lunch set menu.
For more info: Visit comeacasaristorante.com

The Urban Fox

Where? Montpellier Walk
When? May 2021
What to expect: If cupcakes and cocktails are your thing then make a beeline for The Urban Fox, a brand new bar where you can enjoy your favourite alcoholic drinks with a serving of cake on the side. Expect everything from espresso martinis and mojitos, to negronis and Manhattans, with alcohol-free creations also on offer, and 2-4-1 on cocktails from 12pm to 8pm. You can also enjoy bottomless high tea, and can reserve an area, making it the perfect choice for birthdays and baby showers.
For more info: Visit urbanfoxbar.com

Holee Clucker

Where? Suffolk Road
When? May 2021
What to expect: If fried chicken is your bag then you’ll be in your element at Holee Clucker, another new offering from JM Socials, who also own Holee Cow restaurant and Holee Cowless vegan takeaway. As you’d expect, the menu is mainly chicken based, with dishes including the signature chicken sandwiches served in a seeded bun, wings, tenders and pieces, a sharing bucket for two, and indulgent sides, while there are also a veggie and vegan options to choose from.
For more info: Visit holeeclucker.co.uk

Lazy Graze

Where? The Courtyard, Montpellier
When? May 2021
What to expect: This new independent cafe, run by chef John and Zara, offers a lovely spot for breakfast, lunch, and plenty of cakes. Start your day with the Lazy Graze breakfast or freshly baked pastries, enjoy sandwiches or salads for lunch, or treat yourself and a friend to the afternoon tea or platter. In addition to coffees, milkshakes and smoothies, you can expect to find an extensive selection of teas supplied by Bath’s Tea House Emporium.
For more info: Visit facebook.com/Lazygrazecheltenham

Imperial Haus

Where? Imperial Square
When? May 2021
What to expect: Experience a cocktail bar like no other at Imperial Haus, a truly enchanting spot to sample expert mixology and soak up majestic interior design that’s inspired by Regency Cheltenham. Make sure you try the signature cocktail, The Blue Peacock, a gin sour-based concoction with lychee and an elderflower foam that almost looks too pretty to drink. Well, almost!
For more info: Visit imperialhaus.com

Butterfly Box Coffee Shop

Where? Hatherley Park
When? Spring 2021
What to expect: Whether you’ve got the kids in tow or are meeting a friend, coffee and cake makes a trip to the park all the better so we were delighted that independent business, The Butterfly Box, was given the go-ahead to stay in Hatherley Park for the next three years. Along with all your favourite coffees, you’ll find the hut serving up hot chocolates, iced drinks, ice creams, tasty cakes and the signature giant cookies that you must try. And if you’re over in Gloucester, The Butterfly Box recently expanded and you can now find The Butterfly Box in Gloucester Park.
For more info: Vist thebutterflybox.co.uk

The Woozy Pig

Where? Landsdown Industrial Estate
When? April 2021
What to expect: BBQ street food specialists and event catering maestros, The Woozy Pig, now have residence at Ritual Roasters coffee so you can get your fix every weekend. They have been attracting queues for their famous brunch burgers since they opened in spring so make sure you get there early to get your hands on them. Open from 9am till they sell out – you have been warned!
For more info: Visit woozypig.co.uk

Waffle

Where? Sixways
When? March 2021
What to expect: If you drove down London Road during lockdown you might have noticed the queues for takeaways outside Waffle since it opened its doors this spring. The family-run business is great place for all ages to enjoy a refuel and specialises in coffees, milkshakes, juices, sweet and savoury waffles, along with other breakfast options.
For more info: Visit wafflecheltenham.co.uk

Number 3

Where? Royal Crescent
When? Summer 2020
What to expect: While Number 3 has been open for a while, chances are you might not have been able to visit yet due to lockdown. The restaurant, which initially launched as a food collection service last spring, is the brainchild of retired England and Gloucester rugby star and Celebrity Masterchef champion, Phil Vickery and occupies the former site of Star Bistro. The menu is a celebration of the finest meat and fish dishes, along with sharing plates and a dedicated children’s menu, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For more info: Visit no3restaurants.com