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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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English first
gloucester uk
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Recently had the great pleasure to eat at Lumiere. We were treated to some very special culinary ideas, beautifully presented and delicate. The dessert was to die for. Not cheap, but worth every last penny.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

So glad we came here on our recent visit to Cheltenham, we did manage to walk straight past it as it is not that obvious with the sign being vertical on the wall, but we found it in the end. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Lovely menu and well prepared food. Canapés of pork scratching and apple sauce and cheese... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and it did not disappoint. The restaurant itself is quite small and cosy but is well decorated and had a nice atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. On arrival and after our drinks were ordered we were offered two separate plates of delicious amuse-bouches (pork scratching... More

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Bath, UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've eaten here twice now and the food has been exceptional both times. There is clearly a more recognised place in Cheltenham (which is also great) but the atmosphere in Lumiere is more relaxed but the food just as good! We now travel especially to eat here - it really is that good :)

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Having been twice before, we chose Lumiere to celebrate my brother's birthday last Thursday. We've enthused about the tasting menu/flight of wines experience to him after our last visits, but thought it only fair to 'force' ourselves to go again to share the experience :) Another fabulous meal with innovative, beautifully balanced dishes. Service wonderful as ever. Thank you for... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Took my husband out for his birthday here as a surprise. Liaison with the owner over dates and time were flawless despite them having just got back off holiday and she couldn't be more accommodating. We are new to the area so based my choice solely on trip advisor!! We were not disappointed. After finding the establishment (it has a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a smart restaurant in Cheltenham. It feels quite special inside in terms of decor and ambience, but at the same time it is relaxed and unstuffy and I felt very welcome as I went in. The quality of both the food and service is above the normal, and there is something about this place that sets it above... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was trying to think of the best way to describe our experience at Lumiere. My wife and I have visited a number of highly lauded restaurants in the UK but trying to set this alongside them was tricky. In the end the best analogy I could come up with was one from the sporting world of Formula One racing.... More

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