With the arrival of February comes the arrival of romance, and the chance to show that special someone in your life just how much they mean to you. So, in anticipation of Valentine’s Day, we have rounded up some of the best Valentines dining offerings in Cheltenham. Get ready for a romantic, memorable and delicious occasion for two.   

Prepared duck on a white plate

The Mahal

Montpellier Drive, Cheltenham, GL50 1TY

 

Located on Montpellier Drive, The Mahal takes you on a majestic culinary journey through India. From your first bite to your final mouthful, it's all about flavour and celebrating the wonderful Indian spices and ingredients that we all know and love, with a modern twist, the finest British ingredients and friendly, welcoming staff.  

 

Next weekend, 11-12 Feb and Valentine's Day, Monday 14, The Mahal will be serving up two specially curated seven-course tasting menus alongside their renowed à la carte offering. 

 

With Scallops, Pickled Mooli and succulent Tandoori Barbary Duck for the meat lovers, and Pea & Ginger Potato Cakes followed by Jackfruit & Pumpkin Biryani for the vegetarians and vegans. There is sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste buds. 

Tomato and watermelon salad on a white plate

Number 85 Coffee & Kitchen

85 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham, GL52 6AJ

 

Since 2017, Number 85 Coffee & Kitchen has become known for being one of Cheltenham’s independent hidden gems. Serving bespoke cakes as well as delicious breakfasts, lunches and pop up evenings that sell out in minutes. 

 

On Saturday 12th only they will be serving a multi-course meal that includes Home Cured Salmon, Duck Trio and Peach Melba for dessert. Delicious. 

Espresso martini surrounded by small bottles

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Rotunda Terrace, 3 Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SD

 

Located in the stunning grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda building. The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the centre of Cheltenham. 

 

This year The Ivy’s romantic Valentine’s offering is not to be missed. Delivering delightful sharing desserts, a collection of cocktails to fall for and the lost art of letter writing. They have created the perfect way for you to show how much you care.

 

What’s more, this Valentines the Ivy has joined forces with Letters of Note to produce an exclusive edition of their international bestselling book, Love curated by Shaun Usher, which will be complimentary with every reservation on Monday 14th February.

A woman's hand holding a fork full of spaghetti

Gianni Ristorante

1 Royal Well Place, Cheltenham, GL50 3DN

 

Opened in 1996, Gianni is a small corner of Italy in the heart of Cheltenham. Serving authentic, traditional Italian dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. 

 

For Valentine’s Day, Mario and head chef Vito will be rolling out a three-course menu full of fine Italian favourites including Salmon Ravioli, Marinated Seafood Salad and Sliced Fillet Steak with Port Demi-Glace.

A cup of tea and biscuits on fine white china

Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Park, Cheltenham, GL52 3JE

 

Serving a range of hot and cold food with beautiful views over Pittville Park, the Heritage Deco Café Orangery offers art deco style café culture at the Grade I listed Regency Pittville Pump Room. 

 

On Saturday 12th, treat your loved one to an exclusive afternoon tea at the Pump Room accompanied by romantic tunes played on the Steinway piano. There’s a variety of tasty sandwiches and traditional cakes to choose from, served with a freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee. 

Baked salmon on a bed of shredded cucumber and carrot

Suffolk Arms

40 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2AQ

 

Voted the best pub/bar in Gloucestershire 2021, the Suffolk Arms is an attractive Grade II listed pub set in the heart of the Suffolks of Cheltenham. Offering Cotswold dining, using local suppliers and seasonal ingredients, this is casual British dining at its best.

 

With an ‘Arrival Aphrodisiac Cocktail’ to kick things off, the three-course Valentine offering is sure to get the love drug flowing. With Braised Sticky Short Rib, Baked Salmon, or Chargrilled Spiced Asparagus Broth for the main course followed by a decadent sharing dessert and Espresso Martinis to round the evening off. 

Sliced steak on a granite serving board

Son of Steak

The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham, GL50 4FA

 

Not feeling like celebrating with a romantic meal this Valentine’s? Perhaps you would prefer to be going out with your mates instead. Well, Son of Steak has got you covered.

 

Between the 13th and 15h of February, bring your favourite third wheel and they’ll get their main course free. Avoid the love-hearts, roses and candles and get stuck into a steak instead. 

 

Offering fast, high-quality steaks, burgers, chicken and vegan alternatives, Son of Steak are all about good food without the fuss. 


Don't see something that tickles your fancy? Don't worry, these are just seven sumptuous samples. There are many more award-winning, independent, and highly recommended restaurants to choose from in Cheltenham.

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