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.
NEW RESTAURANTS AND BARS COMING SOON
Gin & Juice
Where? The Promenade
When? March 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.
Where? Winchcombe Street
When? Early 2019
What to expect: Taking the success of single-concept menu Holee Cow and applying it to chicken! Dine in and take away available.
GDK - German Doner Kebab
Where? Old YMCA shop, High Street
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."
Where? Lower High Street
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."
What to expect: After Holee Cow, and Holee Clucker, comes Holee Cheesus. Grilled cheese sandwiches
Rooftop Restaurant and Bar (name TBC)
Where? The Quadrangle
When? late 2019/early 2020
What to expect: The go-ahead has now been given for a rooftop restaurant on at the top of the Quadrangle (next to the Town Hall) which will overlook Imperial Gardens and the Prom.
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."
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 thebotanist.uk.com
Baker and Graze @ Naunton Park
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.
Where? Bottom of Bath Road (replacing Bierkeller)
When? Early May 2018
What to expect: "Crafted burgers, loaded fries (with 5 options!), shakes and desserts. Freshly prepared pulled pork, butter milk chicken and chilli, plus vegan, vegetarian and gluten free menus. For familes, kids have their own menu and all booths have individual TVs with parental controls. Moody's Place will also be on Deliveroo."
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 theclarence.social
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 thebottleofsauce.com
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 kindness-and-co.com
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: thetaverncheltenham.com
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: cosyclub.co.uk