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East India Cafe

103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
+44 1242 300850
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (74 reviews)
“railway lamb” (17 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (51 reviews)
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Indian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made a booking off the back of a recommendation for when two friends came to visit us. Sadly, I booked the wrong date but the restaurant we able to accommodate us by moving a few things for us, and with a bit of good...More

Thank Lewis P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend and I were meeting in Cheltenham yesterday and having searched on-line for places to have lunch, we booked the East India Cafe. What a find! It doesn't look much from the outside but inside it is nicely decorated with a lovely ambience and...More

Thank dimmo13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and very good food. Highly recommended. Not cheap but well worth the money. Would go back.

Thank mcculloughrea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about East India Cafe is well considered and superb . The food is delicious , the service is excellent and the attention to detail is exquisite .

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not cheap but the tasting menu is def. worth a try, however be prepared for one of two disappointments amongst the varied dishes. Very much an informal 'cafe' rather than restaurant ambiance

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I picked this place based on reviews and also the menu online. Not being local I hadn’t got much else to go on. I love good, well spiced and balanced food. East India Cafe didn’t disappoint. The food is nice and not your normal Indian...More

Thank cmart72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a trip to East India cafe is always a treat and this was no exception. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the service just right and the food excellent. The ambience helps the whole experience. While it is not a cheap bargain basement place I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must visit! The service is excellent, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is excellent, I really can't pick fault. During the course of our meal, lots of little extra dishes were brought out which was unexpected and just added to...More

Thank LauraGloucester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit.....Will not be my last. Service and food was fantastic. I've never understood people saying "flavours bursting " I do now........ wow the food was fantastic and so was the service. Attention to detail was phenomenal could not rate highly enough thank you.

Thank Carhie12340
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part off “Cheltenham Promenaders Curry and Colonels” guided tour we were given a curry masterclass by this fabulous restaurant’s head chef. What a lovely experience. Firstly a very warm welcome from the management and all the staff. Then a fascinating and informative demonstration of...More

Thank Mike B
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28 January 2018|
Response from AlexBMM | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. the best thing to do is call them. They are extremely helpful
Rosie R
22 January 2018|
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Response from CotswoldTina | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I haven’t answered your question before. The owners of this restaurant are delightful and very helpful. If you contact them beforehand I am sure they will discuss possible dishes with you. Best wishes.
Sophie B
19 November 2017|
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Response from AlanR_11 | Reviewed this property |
Personally we prefer to choose our own dishes. The kitchen is set up for the tasting menu, so personal choices are a better test of cooking abilities. As far as I know they will flex the tasting menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$86
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 300850
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East India Cafe was established in November 2015. We opened the restaurant with the philosophy of bringing the techniques of mum's cooking into professional setting. We started researching the era of British Raj in Colonial India and brought those recipes back to life here in Cheltenham using modern cooking methods and our own twist. Our principle is to serve tasty food with a piece of history with it. This is not just a place to take care of guests hunger but also a place to come and relax with great variety of drinks and an evening of experience. For us research and innovation is an essential part of what we do with distinct attention to detail. We passionately believe in innovation and merge science with the art of cooking. Welcome to The East India Cafe, Cheltenham
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