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Lumiere

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Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
01242 222200
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lumière is intimate fine dining restaurant set in the heart of beautiful...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 345
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food for as long as I can remember!

The food at Lumiere is exceptional, of course it's not cheap! The three course set menu is £60, but with the additional tasters offered was really seven courses, the care and attention in those dishes must take time, my wife, Nichola, said that she could have a perfect meal on the additional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Horseybum
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The food at Lumiere is exceptional, of course it's not cheap! The three course set menu is £60, but with the additional tasters offered was really seven courses, the care and attention in those dishes must take time, my wife, Nichola, said that she could have a perfect meal on the additional tasters. Just fantastic, thank you - we will... More 

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gloucester
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I thought the food was tasty but couldn't really substantiate the prices I probably wouldn't still working because there are too many other nice restaurants in Cheltenham providing good value for money

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My boss told me to take my wife out for a nice meal on the company. We had eaten in Lumiere under previous ownership but not for a few years so took an opportunity to check it out again. It's a lovely little intimate place in a great location, easy to find. Service is really nice, we felt very welcome.... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This meal turned out to be the best meal we have had in Cheltenham, so far we have tried over 30 of the best choices in the area, most of which I have reviewed. There are about 10 restaurants that I haven't left reviews for yet but I plan to re-visit during the next few months, although none of them... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great small place with very careful and intelligent staff. Technically great and complex food - with a great wine list. The waiting list is justifified and tells its own story.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything is excellent. We only go on special occasions as it is expensive but you get what you pay for.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Experienced the taster menu at Lumiere it was absolutely amazing. A taste sensation in every way. Staff were excellent and very informative when describing each course. The restaurant in itself is very under stated, yet ideal. the wine prices are very competitive for this standard of cuisine. undoubtedly one of the best meals we have ever enjoyed, how this establishment... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited Lumiere after a great day at the festival. The service was excellent and the food fantastic. With a very subtle and simple decor and great service, the ambience was perfect for the two of us to relax after a long hard day at the races. We will definitely be visiting again. Thoroughly recommended.

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Burton Trent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a cracking do- again. This is a wonderful restaurant and always manages to tempt us away from the races :-). Hopefully I will see a horse sometime?

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lumiere was great from start to finish. The food is refined, delicious and filling, justifying the price. There wasn't a single thing brought to us that we didn't love. This was all topped off with wonderfully friendly and knowledgable service. The owners clearly love what they do and know how to do it. Would recommend it to anyone visiting cheltenham.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 01242 222200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 89
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?