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) #1 of 334 Restaurants in Cheltenham €€€€ European, British,
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
+44 1242 222200
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first visit to Lumiere where we were warmly welcomed by the smiling and chatty proprietrix Helen. Ambience ....understated, elegant and totally relaxing. Service....excellent. Snacks . 4 skilfully made bonne bouchés were most imaginative and full of interesting flavours : Warm breadsticks with pesto dip...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've been to a lot of restaurants around the world - this has to be one of the best. Congratulations on your understated but wonderfully pleasant service and superb food - absolutely delicious. We had a wonderful meal. Thank you. Wish we could have shaken...More

Thank Chickpea36
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have no idea who these guys have upset up in the ivory towers of Michelin, but somebody up there must have a grudge. There is no other logical explanation why Lumiere would still be starless after all these years of near perfection. The decor,...More

Thank FussyBvggerBrit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fantastic meals we have had at this unassuming restaurant. Food is superb, wine selection very good. This is a short review as I'm sure that a lot of other customers will have given extended reviews. Love food.... you must try Lumiere 😘

Thank MeHappyTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to this restaurant by our son who lives in Cheltenham and we were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in we felt like we were in someone's private dining room but it felt very relaxed and chilled, like eating lovely food...More

Thank Debs195734
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lumiere is our 'go to' restaurant for special occasions and we have been here five or six times in the last two years. I have lived in Cheltenham for 13 years and I never noticed it before even though it is on a busy street...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or to simply treat yourself. The service is impeccable & the food exquisite. You're made to feel like you're the only diners there. Cannot wait to return.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for our anniversary, and wow we were so happy with the food, service, ambience (everything). We have eaten at 3* Michelin restaurants and are gob smacked that Lumiere hasn't got a star yet! We chose the tasting menu & the staff / chef...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal from the canapés to the dessert. We went to celebrate my brothers birthday. I booked it several weeks in advance but it was worth it for the experience. For the main course my brothers girl friend had the John Dorey,...More

Thank sallymarkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming, intimate restaurant that makes for a real dinging experience. The changing set menu was well balanced with a good selection for each course that was both varied and delicious. In fact the difficulty was making a selection. Service was impecable and the whole...More

1  Thank 5727Chestnut
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I book online for next Saturday evening ?
29 January 2017|
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Response from LumiereCheltenham1 | Property representative |
You are able to send a request for a reservation from our website & one of our reservations team will then contact you to arrange your booking within 24hours. (Please note that we are closed on Sundays and Mondays.) If your... More
Can I bring a dog with us for lunch?
31 October 2016|
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Response from clairel545 | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is bijou (small but perfectly formed). I would not take my dog even if was permitted. Sufficient space for diners not for dog too.
I would like to book a table at lunchtime for three including a dog????
31 October 2016|
Response from 654GregP654 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$102
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 222200
  • E-mail
Lumière is intimate fine dining restaurant set in the heart of beautiful, Regency Cheltenham. Run by Chef Jon Howe and his partner Helen. Lumière offers a short inspirational menu and friendly, informative service. Jon excels in being able to put a new and interesting twist on traditional dishes, the menus change frequently allowing Jon to make the most of the fresh produce available to him.
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