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Lumiere

Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
01242 222200
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Ranked #2 of 334 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Price range: $32 - $89
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 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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Derby
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A tiny restaurant that you wouldn't know was there from its discreet outside but it is not to be missed. Only 24 covers but this means the best possible customer service and the most amazing food i have ever tasted. We opted for the tasting menu which was 9 courses. The excitement of waiting to see what was the next... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Many restaurants could learn a lot from Lumiere. I have visited Lumiere a number of times and I have never had a bad experience. From start to finish the service and food is second to none. The tasting menu is a must, and care is taken to consider any allergies. Helen runs the front of house where the service is... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We last visited Lumière two years ago to celebrate a birthday with lunch. Time whizzes by, why we have not been back before I do not know, but the visit at lunch to day was even better than the one two years ago! Delicate dishes with well matched flavours, beautifully presented and expertly served. The wine list is good and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

OK so why haven't I been here before I ask myself? It's truly amazing from start to finish and ranks above most London venues and is here in Cheltenham. The restaurant is quite intimate but Helen runs the front of house with aplomb and easily finds the line between friendly and professional service. But it's the food which is incredible.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went here for birthday and had the 9 course tasting menu. What an experience! The service was friendly and informed, the table spacious and elegant, the surroundings unobtrusive but tasteful and the food a revelation. It took us about 3 hours to work our way through the courses. There was no pressure at all to rush and our vegetarian daughter... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a local but excellent restaurant within walking distance of home. Delighted to have chosen Lumiere about which we had heard good things. We made the right choice.The food was imaginative and delicious, the service from Helen and her staff just the right mixture of relaxed friendliness and professionalism and the whole atmosphere... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I managed to secure a Friday lunch booking as part of a day and night out in Cheltenham for myself and (as a surprise for) my Wife. Being unaccustomed to fine dining I had no idea what to expect. As a house husband who works evenings part time in a supermarket, my meals usually consist of whatever I can eat... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I was taken here as a guest of a local business - I felt very special. Its a wonderful small, intimate place, perfect for any fine dining experience. I was privileged to try there taster menu, wow it is a totally awesome experience. Highly recommended

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gloucester uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Can't believe I waited so long to try here! A lovely evening, great atmosphere, amazing menu and food. Polite unstuffy service, a lovely relaxed evening . A great Lace for a special occasion.

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work
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant upon first appearance is a little strange. Mainly for the entrance and layout. However, the staff are well training, polite, attentive and extremely well educated in the food that is being served. This helps me to give the 5 stars that this restaurant deserves. Having said that, this food is not for the mass market because of its... More

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