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Star Bistro

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12 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham GL50 3DA, England
+44 1242 572958
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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: StarBistro is a joint venture between The Wiggly Worm and National Star...
StarBistro is a joint venture between The Wiggly Worm and National Star enabling young people with disabilities to gain real life work experience. We offer a quality dining experience for our customers using the finest local and seasonal ingredients and in so doing develop a truly local and sustainable supply chain. Our food is prepared simply, tastefully and in season by The Wiggly Worm team and students from National Star College.
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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Little Gem for lunch

Popped on as we haven't been able to get to the Star Bistro. Very friendly service, very reasonably priced and delicious lunch. The salads are particularly good and you will come away very satisfied. Terrific place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
UkBaker
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UK
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Popped on as we haven't been able to get to the Star Bistro. Very friendly service, very reasonably priced and delicious lunch. The salads are particularly good and you will come away very satisfied. Terrific place!

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Cheltenham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Laid back relaxed atmosphere with great food. Had the grid iron steak along with a Cheltenham Spa ale which was perfect. Bright modern décor was spotless. Will return soon!

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lovely place. Warm atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff. That eggs benedict is honestly the most delicious ever. The sauce wasnt too sickly and the balance was just right. Beautiful presentation. Recommend it highly!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Didn't realise this was part of the star college group which helps give skills to disabled youths. Friendly, cheap cafe with good coffee, decent food and a great cause.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Visited for breakfast, hadn't realised that the ownership had transferred to the star college. Food was excellent, and well priced - £8.20 for a full English breakfast.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had lunch here and was totally unimpressed. I used to LOVE this place but haven't been for about 18 months. It has completely lost it's sparkle. No atmosphere, slow service, just ok food.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a real gem of a find, tucked amongst the offices of Royal Crescent, just behind the main promenade so easy to get to. I regularly order goat's cheese salad but this was the best I have ever tasted -coming with fresh warm figs, bacon and nut garnish and beautifully presented.We rounded off with coffee and a heavenly chocolate... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was the first time we have visited since the new ownership, we were in a group of four and we're delighted with the choice on offer with variety ranging from the usual fare of soups and sandwiches to more of a full meal such as burgers and risotto. The food was excellent, and would recommend it as a pleasant... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This used to be my favourite lunch place in Cheltenham, but it has lost its inspiration. The menu has shrunk, and what is left has not changed for weeks. The dish we chose had no delicious dressing on the salad and the most miserably small portion of butter to go with the toast. The coffee is excellent, but the cooking... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting as I'd heard & read good things. The food was very tasty, the coffee was fairly nice, the cafe was clean and looked good but the service was quite flat. Our order had to be checked a couple of times and it felt as if our waiter was brand new. I don't mind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham GL50 3DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 572958

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

Description

StarBistro is a joint venture between The Wiggly Worm and National Star enabling young people with disabilities to gain real life work experience. We offer a quality dining experience for our customers using the finest local and seasonal ingredients and in so doing develop a truly local and sustainable supply chain. Our food is prepared simply, tastefully and in season by The Wiggly Worm team and students from National Star College.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?