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Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
+44 1242 222200
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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  • 398
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 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
A delight!

My daughter and I went for dinner last night and had the tasting menu and wine flight to go with it. What an amazing treat! Every course was a dream, wine was really interesting and perfectly complementary and service was unfailingly charming and informed. This is a really class act.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
John-cosham
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went for dinner last night and had the tasting menu and wine flight to go with it. What an amazing treat! Every course was a dream, wine was really interesting and perfectly complementary and service was unfailingly charming and informed. This is a really class act.

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bromsgrove
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our party of 6 had a fantasic dining experience over lunch. We chose the lunch menu rather than the tasting menu and everything from the chefs appetisers to every course of everyone's meal was top quality and served beautifully. Seriously, nobody had anything negative to say. For me, the service made the whole experience. My personal preference is relaxed and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The staff were all lovely, knowledgeable and relaxed, the restaurant classy, warm and cosy, and the food was spectacular. Why Lumiere is a two rosette restaurant, nobody knows. Obviously the AA ate at Le Champignon Sauvage instead and got mixed up because they got the rating mixed up! Went for a birthday treat... it would have to be for the... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We keep coming back, keep having the taster menu and keep loving it. The taster menu changes every time and is always a great combination of delicious, interesting and fun. Atmosphere and service is very friendly and relaxed. Best restaurant in Cheltenham, easy.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I chose here for my partners birthday and we were in no way disappointed! We had the nine course tasting menu, which was absolutely fantastic, also adding the cheese course at the end. every course was amazing, I was also impressed by their wine list, which has obviously been carefully considered. I'm amazed this restaurant is only currently two rosettes,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This being the third time I have eaten in Lumiere a review was overdue. Jon and Helen make a great team and really take care in ensuring you have a fantastic experience at their restaurant. From the outset the menu is outstanding and the culinary journey you experience does not let down. The creativity in the food is great and... More 

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Blakeney, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I used TA to find somewhere special to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. A surprise for her indoors. The reviews of Lumiere and it's informative Web site made my decision. Once we had found its unprepossessing front door we were welcomed with a smile and a view of just a few low lit white linen covered tables. This place is... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had a really unique dinning experience, tried the tasting menu and had been offered a very tasty wine. Me and my friends will come back for another special occasion!

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Gloucestershire, UK
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192 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The taster menu is just sheer pleasure! Jon will adjust the ingredients to avoid allergies or dislikes, & you simply must have the accompanying flight of wines - not only does it remove the hassle of choosing, but each has been carefully selected to go with its matching dish. Helen & her front of house staff are excellent, attentive without... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited for my wife's birthday, had to book well in advance, was worth the wait. Tasting menu superb, staff a delight. Will definitely return.

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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: +44 1242 222200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 123
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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