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Lumiere

Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
01242 222200
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Ranked #2 of 332 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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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic tasting menu meal here for my wife's birthday. My wife is a pescatarian so was intrigued how fine dining non meat dining would be like. I was very impressed with all the non meat dishes we had. After course 2, I had a smile on my face as I love to cook and wish I could even... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Somewhat of a hidden gem. Thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu at our recent visit. Opted for the wine pairings and was not disappointed. Imaginative cooking with great wine match ups. Not sure why it has taken us so long to visit but will be back again soon.

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Southampton
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Six of us 'foodie' friends had the 7 course tasting menu and we all thought the food was outstanding - the best we have ever had. The staff were very friendly, not at all stuffy and the service was very good. The tasting menu plus a few bottles of wine worked out at around £90 a head. We thought it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend and it did not disappoint - in fact it surpassed all expectations. We went in the evening and chose the three course menu. The cooking was exceptional and having eaten at many restaurants with a Michelin star I was surprised to find that Lumiere does not have any. We... More

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

third visit to Lumiere since moving to Cheltenham, and while expensive (around £100 a head with wine if choosing the tasting menu), the real question is why not more often. Think we should try the better value option of lunch. Many others have said it, but the tasting menu is outstanding, every course worthy of note and the service is... More

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team More

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you're in Cheltenham, this is a don't miss restaurant. Phenomenal food, great service and terrific setting. We opted for the 3 course meal, and we weren't disappointed. All four members of our party had different starters and main courses, and all of us were extremely impressed.

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again one day when you are in town. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went for lunch and had the set 3 course lunch. Food was excellent soooo much flavour. Service was good and efficient. The little extra courses were a great touch. Would highly recommend trying for lunch or dinner, treat yourself. I will definitely go back again.

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team More

Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We went for the vegetarian taster menu with the accompanying flight of wines. Well worth it - some well thought out dishes with interesting, nicely surprising tastes. Excellent service.

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I could write a thousand words about this place, but I have not the time nor the vocabulary! But it's safe to say it is probably the finest restaurant I've ever eaten at. It's expensive, but when you get 5 star service and even better food the money doesn't even come into it. Honestly, go, you WILL NOT be disappointed.... More

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team More

Cambridge
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great food, very good service and knowledgeable waiting staff... We had the tasinng menu. Multiple (lost count) courses with little treats in between. Loved the pork, the soup, desserts, cheese.... Really intimate place. Only criticism was the music which was a strange hits from the musicals played on synth (or something along those lines, you get the idea). We would... More

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LumiereCheltenham1, Manager at Lumiere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team More

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