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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
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 358
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Food!

Without any doubt this is the most outstanding and memorable meal we have ever had the pleasure of eating!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
William D
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and two friends visited Cheltenham for the first time for a wedding this weekend. Lumiere was booked on the basis of reviews here. We were not disappointed. Terrific, imaginative food in a relaxed environment with charming staff. All of this at remarkably good value prices for those of us who live and dine in London. If you live... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went for dinner recently and found the service a little lacking. Whilst the staff were very friendly they seemed quite inexperienced and didn't know what was in some of the dishes and had to ask another member of staff to come over to advise on the wine. Some of the amuse-bouche dishes were slightly odd in flavouring and didn't... More 

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience as much this time as you have done previously. I do take on board that whilst my front of house staff are lovely, friendly and yes, they are young they work very hard and... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A return visie left not quite as good an impression as previous ones. Still very good, but seasoning and balance of sweetness in a savoury dish not quite spot on. The difference between this and e.g. Champion Sauvage was apparent. Still well worth a visit

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Without any doubt this is the most outstanding and memorable meal we have ever had the pleasure of eating!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Intimate 8 table setting, where the food takes centre stage. Deconstruction, experimentation and exploration of flavours rules the plates. Warm and friendly service, a truly memorable evening.

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fourth visit - wonderful. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Costs a lot but worth it if you want a special meal.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Decided to make the most of the last few hours before the polls closed and the TV coverage of the election really started to go to Lumiere again. Whilst it's been a while since we had last been, I was very pleased to discover that it remains a great restaurant. It was very quiet, though with just three tables occupied.... More 

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The cotswolds
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went to Lumiere for my 50th Birthday so the pressure was on for it to be perfect and we were not disappointed. The food was exquisite, with a whole host of delightful amuse bouches between courses. The presentation was impeccable and the flavours were divine. The service was attentive, friendly and relaxed. Without doubt the best top quality restaurant... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I small establishment that certainly offers unique and wonderful experience! The dinner experience was fulfilled with an intimate and indulgent tasting menu experience. I could go on about every gastronomic delight of the evening, but I feel that would ruin the experience for anybody wanting to visit. The highest recommendation for a restaurant that is surely missing the ultimate michelin... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My partner and I joined friends and were lucky enough to sample the tasting menu with accompanying wine - the food was incredible - each dish was like a work of art and the wines matched them perfectly. All the front of house staff were friendly and knowledgeable - a fabulous treat

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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: Japanese, Seafood, Noodle, Sushi, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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