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“Tasting menu is the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lumiere

Lumiere
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
01242 222200
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Ranked #2 of 325 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Price range: $32 - $89
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tasting menu is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The service is the best. They are very polite and try to make the experience something different. The tasting menu is worth paying for as you experience various styles of cooking and amazing flavours. Everything is thought of, even the decor of the toilet :) definitely worth going for a special occasion

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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Cheltenham
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Just Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

It's all about the food and it was just superb . Flavours that were creative without being over complicated , presentation that is so stylish without being pretentious.
It's a pleasure to eat food that is clearly well thought through and prepared with such passion and skill. If you are in Cheltenham and love food Lumiere is a must

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Exquisite...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Wanted somewhere special for a birthday meal so went onto trip advisor for Cheltenham restaurants. We had done a lot of the local restaurants but wanted a night to remember, and Lumiere didn't disappoint. The service was immaculate. The setting was cosy and intimate. The food exquisite. We arrived at 7 and left at 10.30pm. It's a real foodies heaven. You can understand why Lumiere only have one sitting per evening. Definitely recommend. Parents have already booked for next month. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, we'll look forward to seeing you next month.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Lacking ambience and food too highly salted”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We were expecting great things from this restaurant given the reviews, but it really disappointed. The chef clearly is creative and has a high level of skill, but ruined it by over salting. The restaurant is very comfortable with good, professional service, but has no style or ambience. It's a place for business lunches, not for a romantic dinner a deux.

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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150 reviews 150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
“consistently fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Lunch at Lumiere on a Saturday has become a regular monthly treat which has yet to disappoint. The quality of the food is first class - fresh, well sourced ingredients which owner Helen takes as much pride in detailing as she does in describing how each dish has been prepared by Jon. As a pescetarian I am usually torn between the fish options on the 'regular' menu and those on a separate vegetarian menu which is thoughtfully offered on each visit. The service from Helen's team is attentive and friendly at all times.
The presentation is delightful - starting with the wonderful selection of warm, homemade bread rolls and butter of a perfect consistency served on a granite slab with sea salt.
The wine list is a bit on the expensive side but, in the context of the £28 lunch menu, does not detract from a fabulous experience.
See you next month!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you always enjoy your lunch with us.
We'll look forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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