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Lumiere

Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
01242 222200
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Ranked #2 of 330 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
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 NEW

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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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were recommended to try this restaurant by friends whilst we recently spent a week's holiday staying in Cheltenham and were not disappointed! Very unassuming frontage, in fact, had to check several times on google streetview before I spotted it! Quite intimate inside; I believe it only seats 34. We went a few days ago on what was a very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I last went to Lumiere about 8 years ago, and was pleased to see that it was still going and still receiving rave reviews. I took my partner to Lumiere this time as part of a birthday treat. The booking was made months in advance, which wasn't a problem at all, with the staff asking if we had any allergies... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My partner and I have visited Lumiere several times and have never been disappointed. My favourite thing (besides the food!) is how friendly, warm and welcoming Helen and her staff are. The tasting menus never fail to surprise and each dish arrives at the table looking divine! But it doesn't stop there. Not only does the food look beautiful, it... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Simply the best place to eat in cheltenham, if you haven't been please try you won't be disappointed

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