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Vanilla

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Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JS, England
01242 228228
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real treat to find such quality in Cheltenham

I tried the new 5 course taster menu and was not disappointed. The presentation, flavours, textures, quantities, price and service were spot on and did not miss a point. The main (which was the pork shoulder) blew me and my partner away, it was simple sensational. We've had a lot of taster menus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
timtendo
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
East Sussex
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I ate here one evening a couple of weeks ago when on a solo visit to Cheltenham for family reasons. I had been looking forward to visiting Vanilla as my grandfather used to own the wonderful Georgian style property in whose basement this restaurant is sited - fittingly, as the basement used to be my grandfather's kitchen where he would... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I tried the new 5 course taster menu and was not disappointed. The presentation, flavours, textures, quantities, price and service were spot on and did not miss a point. The main (which was the pork shoulder) blew me and my partner away, it was simple sensational. We've had a lot of taster menus before and this is up there with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is great the food and service are excellent the dining room is very elegant and walking down the stairs into the restaurant you know you are in for a treat. The only problem is the size of the bill if I was a little more affluent maybe I could visit more often.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you go to Vanilla and order before 7.00, you can have three courses for £14.95. And these courses will be the most delicious food, and interesting choices, that you could possibly wish for. Stylish surroundings, excellent service - can't fault it! Do go...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I very rarely write reviews, good or bad, but I feel this restaurant no way deserves the score it has! Went on a Saturday night as a group of 4 girls. Out of 4 only one was happy with her food- fish dish, although she did point out that it was not worth £16+ price tag. The rest of the... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

had a lovely meal this evening with 5 friends, we had a mix of la carte and set menu (3 x courses for £15), all washed down with a decent Malbec. Will definitely return, the team were friendly and the chef is clearly enjoying him/herself and that shines through with quality and innovation in the food.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have just been to lunch at this restaurant and were very impressed. We had the 3 course lunch and it was wonderful. Every course was good, the breads with the first course were very impressive. I don't usually do the normal obligatory bread they put in front of you, but this was beautifully done. The service was also very... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Booked the six course tasting menu via a deal website, so glad we did! We would never have known about this little wonder otherwise, the staff were lovely and the food was delicious. Food was freshly produced and wonderfully presented, the courses started off small but grew in size up to the main course. By the end of the meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We came a cross this restaurant after a wander around town and decided to give it a try. As soon as we walked inside we had a good feeling that it was going to be nice and we weren`t disappointed. The staff were very friendly, the food, cooked by their new chef, was delicious and the price was very reasonable.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went with work colleagues table of five. Had the venison. Awesome all round. Great place. Intimate yet buzzy,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 01242 228228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 39

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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