Before we share the latest food news and events we just want to say a huge congratulations to Rogan Josh (based on Winchcombe Street) for winning the Best Take-Away in England title at the English Curry Awards.   We also wish to pass on our best wishes to Lumiere, who have got through to the semi-finals for the 2019 Seafood Restaurant of the Year.  They find out soon whether they have made it to the finals.  Good luck Lumiere team!

Want to be one of the first to hear about the newly opened restaurants and bars in Cheltenham?  You’ve come to the right place!  Every season we highlight any new dining and drinking establishments that have opened in town, round up the unmissable foodie events and share the best special offers we’ve come across. To make sure you don’t miss out subscribe to receive our free fortnightly newsletter.

Latest foodie news…

Son of Steak has opened in The Brewery Quarter! 

The Son of Steak, the new steakhouse which has replaced the Harvester, opened last week.  The restaurant has undergone an extensive refurbishment to create a dining space for 106 covers inside and 42 seats outside. Check out the swanky decor and delicious food below...

The Lucky Onion Group welcomes The Hollow Bottom

We were delighted to read this news when it popped into our inbox.  The 17th Century Cotswold stone pub has been a staple part of the racing community for decades, it closed suddenly in July with many locals hoping the closure was temporary and it seems those wishes have come true. Read the full story here.

New Executive Chef at Ellenborough Park

Andrew Birch has been appointed Executive Chef of our local luxury five-star hotel, Ellenborough Park. Previously executive chef of Lainston House hotel in Winchester.  Birch will oversee all food offerings at the hotel; including The Horsebox, fine dining in The Restaurant and Afternoon Tea in the truly unique and spectacular Great Hall.

Ellenborough Park’s general manager Marwan Hemchaoui added there were “Exciting things to come for the hotel’s food offering and is looking forward to revealing more in the forthcoming months”

New Chaplais Kitchen bistro has opened in Montpellier

We recently reviewed the latest bistro to open in Cheltenham – Chaplais Kitchen, sister site to the popular Maison Chaplais in nearby Tivoli.  We thoroughly recommend you keep it in mind the next time you fancy freshly made pizza in a very pretty setting!

Cowley Manor launches bottomless boozy brunch 

If a boozy brunch sounds like your perfect way to spend the weekend read on! Starting from Saturday 5th October Cowley Manor will be serving two courses for £30 and three for £35 with unlimited prosecco, house red or white wine, beers plus tea and coffee.  Food choices include classic brunch options such as Eggs Benedict, a full breakfast (vegan option available) and even Sunday roast (for an additional £5). *Bottomless drinks are available for two hours from when you are seated. For more details visit Cowley Manor. 

New ‘Cocotails’ menu launched at the Coconut Tree

Our popular Sri Lankan street-food restaurant, The Coconut Tree (based in St Paul’s), have launched a new range of low-alcohol, low-sugar and sharing cocktails, and an updated range of their sweet and fiery cocktails (nicknamed ‘Cocotails’). The new cocktail menu leans heavily on authentic Sri Lankan flavours and ingredients including turmeric, Ceylon tea and Ceylon Arrack.  **Click here to enter our giveaway to win a four course meal plus sharing 'cocotail' at The Coconut Tree!

Brand Director Anna Garrod said: “We pride ourselves on our traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, but our legendary ‘Cocotails’ have always been a huge part of our offering, and these new recipes have really taken things up a level. We’ve made an effort to include options for every preference, to make it even easier for people to find something they enjoy – which is in-keeping with our TCT mantra; everyone is welcome at the table, no matter what.”

I’m sure you’ll agree that they look absolutely amazing…

Food & drink themed events

The autumn is a popular time on year for great food and drink events.  Here are a few over the next few months which guarantee to be a mouth-watering experience…

International Street Market

3rd - 6th October 

Enjoy food from around the world at our International Street Market located on The Promenade.  This is also the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping early!

Literature themed cocktails at The Ivy Montpellier

4th - 13th October

To embrace the spirit of the Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie has crafted a collection of cocktails inspired by some of the most iconic literary works ever written.


Date: 9th October 3pm – 9pm

Location: Koj

Koj are delighted to welcome back renowned Haiku poet Paul Conneally to lead haiku walks around Cheltenham and a haiku competition to win a voucher worth £100 to spend at Koj.

MUSE Brasserie to host author and photographer Mackie over supper

Date: 9th October, 6pm – 8.30pm

MUSE Brasserie is delighted to host author, photographer and founder of 'Women of Spirit', Susie Mackie, during the Cheltenham Literature Festival, when she will present Unbreakable Spirit: How I Faced Adversity, and Won - and How You Can Too.

Over a delicious supper and wine, Susie will share her rollercoaster life story with no holds barred, speaking about her life’s purpose in showing other women facing challenges that they are not alone, that there is a future – even when things look bleak. 

Afternoon Tea at the No.131

Takes place daily

Enjoy sweet and savoury treats whilst sinking into one of No 131's sleek velvet sofas or find a shady spot on the Mediterranean inspired outdoor terrace.

Cheltenham Farmers Market

Dates: 11 October & 25 October

Location: Promenade House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ

Stroll along the stalls selling a range of produce including various meats and charcuterie, fruit and vegetables, desserts, preserves and pickles, cakes, bread, cheese and plants.

Curry & Colonels Guided Tour Experience

Next walking tour – 12th October.  (This is a monthly event see link above for more details).

A guided walking tour around Cheltenham and its Anglo-Indian past with Phillip, a reenactor guide, dressed as Captain Henry Skillicorne, the man who developed the first spa in Cheltenham. 

Cheltenham was once called an ‘Anglo-Indian Paradise’ and the ‘Calcutta of the Cotswolds’ because outside of London, Cheltenham had the most Anglo-Indian residents in Britain. This walking tour ends at 'The Spice Lodge' Indian restaurant to sample some of the flavours from that legendary era. Click here for more details about this monthly event.

Japan Feast

Date: 23rd October 6pm – 10pm

Location: Koj

A Japanese feast of iconic Japanese foods that visitors to Japan could experience. Featuring Chibba Hanson, Mark Atkinson and Ollie Thorley to bring you the latest on The Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Cheltenham Real Ale Festival

Dates: 1st – 2nd November

Location: Cheltenham Ladies College

Cheltenham CAMRA will showcase the growing vegan beer sector at this year’s Cheltenham Real Ale Festival. All vegan friendly beers will be clearly marked in the programme, and there will be a selection of vegan food and snacks to complement the beers. This will be alongside traditional ales, cider, perry, wines and soft drinks.

Latest special offers…

To check out our latest food and drink special offers including kids eat free, Christmas early bird deals and bottomless drinks deals check out our special offers page.


International Street Market
Food and Drink
Cheltenham International

Cheltenham Promenade welcomes Geraud Markets UK Ltd International Street Market once again, bringing an exciting line-up of food, drink and crafts from around the world.

Cheltenham Real Ale Festival
Food and Drink
Cheltenham Real Ale Festival

Cheltenham Real Ale Festival. 80+ real ales with a focus on vegan beers. Food (including vegan), entertainment, wine, cider and perry.



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