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Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
+44 1242 222200
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lumiere looks inauspicious from the outside but the proof is in the eating. The menu is small but there is a separate vegetarian menu. There is Cajun popcorn and rice cracker and pork scratching nibbles to start. For my starter I had cauliflower with heritage beetroot-I have hated beetroot since childhood but this converted me. Main was a delicate pea... More 

Thank Calamity999
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lumbered must be very near a one star award!,set in a side street, it's presence beautifully understated, the restaurant delivers fantastically. The interior is again understated flat Matt walls with beautiful detail in the table presentation. Service was delightful with our waitress providing perfect poise and delivery. The food - well the chef delivered, my mackerel entree was perfectly cooked... More 

Thank Will E
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful tasting experience. Lumiere is right up there with all the top restaurants and deserves the highest praise. Each course was delicious - great taste experience and very interesting dishes. Service was superb - Helen and John are a wonderful team and nothing could be faulted.

1 Thank Annie C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant looks really understated from the outside. You could easily walk past it without even knowing it was there. But that almost makes it even more special. The service we received was attentive, polite and friendly. You could tell that if anything wasn't quite right, they would happily fix it for you. Fortunately, that didn't arise with us because... More 

Thank Injeta
Westbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited recently with very good friends and experienced the 9 course tasting menu. Having never had a tasting menu before we were a little unsure of what to expect but oh my, what an experience we had. Each course was exquisite, in presentation, flavour and taste. Two of the tastes experienced, which we had never had before, were rabbit... More 

2 Thank westlife07
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But not terrible, was still hungry after....which is strange.... Nice for a one off but wouldn't go again!

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me to Lumiere to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant is small and intimate. The staff were very welcoming and service was excellent. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. I would certainly recommend going here if you want a night to remember!

Thank Denise S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The food was amazing both in flavour and presentation. We had the 9 course tasting menu so we didn't have to make a choice from the delicious sounding menu! It is expensive but this is reflected in the work and ingredients that go into... More 

1 Thank SarahBSSE
St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor and it was all that we had hoped for. Good food. Helpful staff who responded quickly and politely to an over cooked steak which was remade to perfection. Reasonably priced and would certainly go again

Thank joannakaye
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food and excellent service. Great vegetarian menu. Each course is full of flavour and beautifully presented. A highlight of my Cotswold holiday

2 Thank Jaime B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $105
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 222200
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, United Kingdom
Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?