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“The benchmark in Gloucestershire” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lumiere

Lumiere
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
01242 222200
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Ranked #2 of 345 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Price range: $32 - $89
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
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.
Cheltenham
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The benchmark in Gloucestershire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We are major foodies and had dinner with friends at Lumiere on Saturday evening . Our friends travel extensively and love their food and wine. We knew how good Lumiere is and once again they delivered on every front . Great flavours and combinations without confusing your palate. Great service with such attention to detail . Our friends were blown away and Sunday morning breakfast was an enthusiastic review of the dining experience the night before.

The deserts are to die for ! The wine list is very well constructed and sensibly priced. In terms of creativity and quality of dining experience Lumiere is the benchmark for fine dining in gloucestershire.


Visited April 2013
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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, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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london
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“and they say 'never go back' .... pah!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

having first visited lumiere about 2 years ago recently returned for a Saturday lunch as we were in the area. Having had a fabulous meal (which is still in our top 10) on the previous occasion was really hoping that they would still be at the top of their game. I am so pleased to say that we weren't disappointed; from the moment we sat down the food and service were top notch. I ate from the fixed price luch menu (excellent value) while my partner went a la carte. An excellent selection of wines by the glass, a number of chef's 'freebies' all added to the occasion. Dish of the day was lamb three ways including a superb mini shepherd pie. On our first visit we were one of only 2 tables but was pleased to see that there are now enjoying a busier time. Hopefully they wont get too much busier as we fully intend to be back a lot sooner than 2 years and we wouldn't want to be turned away.

  • Visited April 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 you enjoyed your meal with us, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A real treat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Lumiere is the place to go for a special occasion. The standard of food, cooking and service is high. We went for lunch with friends and we were all blown away. The decor is modern understated. The attention to detail in food and presentation fantastic, plus it tastes good too! The wine list has some unusual choices which is good. We will be back when a celebration is called for.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 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, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Outstanding - a wonderful experience :D”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We went to Lumiere last Friday evening, having decided to treat ourselves to the tasting menu and accompanying flight of wines for our 9th wedding anniversary. We were welcomed warmly on arrival and made to feel very comfortable in the gorgeous surroundings - the attention to detail is superb. Service throughout the evening was attentive but not intrusive. The timings of each course, and the wines, was perfect. I cannot praise the staff enough for their high standards of service - they are knowledgeable about the food but without being patronising or pretentious. The food was truly wonderful - with no 'weak' course, we were only sorry to have to ruin the beauty of each plate by diving in! Absolutely loved it and cannot believe this establishment has yet to be starred. Couldn't fault anything about the evening - thank you for such a memorable experience.

  • Visited April 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, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic best restaurant in Cheltenham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Best restaurant in Cheltenham. The service is fantastic very attentive makes you feel special. The food is creative and imaginative - brilliant chef. Ok it is expensive but you get the best !!

  • Visited March 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, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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