New Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cheltenham


You can't beat Cheltenham for its huge choice of restaurants, cafes and bars, and the new openings just keep coming. Check out some of these yummy-sounding new restaurants and bars on the horizon and check all those that have recently opened below the list.


The Alchemist

Where? Brewery Quarter
When? 28th August 2020
What to expect: "At The Alchemist we’re masters in the dark arts of molecular mixology and demons in the kitchen. Our mixologists create every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, presented in vessels orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre, they bedazzle, bewitch and set the scene for everything we do."


Where? Brewery Quarter
When? Spring 2020
What to expect: "HUBBOX is an essential stop-off for amazing American inspired street food & great drinks. We have an extensive menu of award-winning burgers made using 21 day dry-aged Cornish rare breed beef. Our hot dogs are Bratwurst-style made from high welfare, outdoor reared pork. Our fries are hand-cut & double fried. We also stock a great selection of craft beers; on draught, in bottles or in cans, as well as a choice of Origin coffee, our special recipe malt-shakes and soft drinks. At HUBBOX, food and the provenance of our suppliers is something we are fiercely proud of"

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The Outdoor Inn

Where? The Strand
What to expect: Ever-evolving, make your way to the coolest bar in Cheltenham to see what's new.
Unique bar and music venue in Cheltenham; bringing the festival feel to the town centre.

Online pod bookings open

Follow them on Facebook here

Son of Steak

Where? The Brewery (replacing Harvester)
When? 23rd September 2019
What to expect: "There’s no need to dress up, no need for a special occasion to treat yourself at Son of Steak. Just come with a smile and we’ll provide the rest. A great haven for whatever you fancy: a quick bite, socialising with friends or treating the kids. And whether it is our steaks, our Bumbu Bali chicken or our burgers, we always use the best equipment (like our Josper oven) and the best cooking method (like the special way we cook our Flat Iron). So that you leave us with a satisfied belly."

Follow them on Facebook here

Domaine 16: NOW OPEN

Where? Regent Street
When? 3rd April 2019
What to expect: The very first Cheese and Wine bar in the UK is coming to Cheltenham! With a menu focussing on cheese dishes, from fondue to souffle.

Domaine 16 is now open for bookings and between the 3rd and 13th of April they will be offering a 20% off food for all customers (25% to our early supporters by using code NEW25 when booking). For updates in the meantime, follow them on Facebook.

If you are interested in working for Domaine 16, send your CV to

Burger King: NOW OPEN

Where? Lower High Street
When? Early April
What to expect: After disappearing off Cheltenham's high street 3 years ago, rumours are that Burger King is bringing the Whopper back. Read more on Gloucestershire Live

"Our commitment to premium ingredients, signature recipes, and family-friendly dining experiences is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years."

Gin & Juice: NOW OPEN

Where? The Promenade
When? 28th February 2019
What to expect: Downstairs in No. 131, Crazy Eights has been transformed into Gin & Juice, continuing the hotel’s renown as the place to party on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Alongside house DJ’s playing into the early hours, there is a selection of over 350 gins that will amaze beginners and satisfy connoisseurs. Guests can sit back and relax with their favourite tipples in The Snug which can be privately-booked. Gin & Juice will also be offering an all day brunch menu, making it the perfect spot to work from before transforming from coffee to cocktails.

Stay up to date with the opening by following the Lucky Onion on Facebook here, or sign up to the newsletter on their website.

The Outdoor Inn: NOW OPEN

Where? Upper High Street
When? 12th March 2019
What to expect: The Outdoor Inn is the new alfresco bar in the town centre, launching (12-15 March) with its Cheltenham Festival week-long event, ‘Raise the Hoof’. The perfect venue for your after-party, with a real pop-up, festival atmosphere and a feast for all of the senses.

The Horse Box bar, is a real treat serving local beers from Cotswold Brew Co, Guinness, wine and a range spirit and mixers, housed under a large, colourful stretch tent, turf underfoot with playful seating and eye catching installations.

Live music from 6pm-midnight, rounded off each night as the place turns into a sing-a-long live piano bar!

Stay up to date on the Outdoor Inn Facebook page

GDK - German Doner Kebab: NOW OPEN

Where? Old YMCA shop, High Street
When? Early 2019
What to expect: "We serve 100% lean succulent meat in handmade breads and crisp salad, with a choice of three signature sauces. German Doner Kebab. Kebabs done right."

Visit the GDK website for more


Where? Regent Street
When? December 2018
What to expect: "WOODKRAFT features the very best local provincial produce using the philosophy of farm to fork working with locally sourced products that benefit the diners, small scale local growers and producers. Our dishes reflect the basic WOOD principles of made from scratch."

To find out more about WOODKRAFT, and book a table, visit

The Botanist: NOW OPEN

Where? The Brewery
When? November 2018
What to expect: "A concept like no other, offering a soon to be world-famous selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, Champagne and wine. Food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ. With live music every night, sublime social times are guaranteed!"

To find out more about The Botanist, including how you can apply to be part of the new team, visit

Baker and Graze @ Naunton Park: NOW OPEN

Where? Naunton Park Pavilion, Leckhampton
When? Summer 2018
What to expect: With excellent coffee, a new range of 100% natural ice creams, pastries and cakes, from the Pavilion on the side of beautiful Naunton Park.

Follow them on Instagram

Giggling Squid Cheltenham: NOW OPEN

Where? Montpellier
When? 23rd July 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."

For your chance to be invited to the opening party or the Giggling Squid Cheltenham soft launch weekend sign up with the form here.

View the Cheltenham menu here

The Sober Parrot: NOW OPEN

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

The Old Courthouse: NOW OPEN

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

Holee Cow Hamburgers: NOW OPEN

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.

Babel Cheltenham: NOW OPEN

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


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.

Five Guys: NOW OPEN

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: NOW OPEN

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: NOW OPEN

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

Wagamama: NOW OPEN

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: NOW OPEN

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: NOW OPEN

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

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: