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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prithvi

Prithvi
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Ranked #1 of 440 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $87
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A statement of serenity and calm. A refined and sophisticated approach to dining Indian in an intimate and relaxed surrounding.Prithvi, "Earth or Mother Earth, in the ancient Sanskrit", where mouthwatering food and an attention to detail is second to none.
UK
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had an amazing experience at Prithvi just before Christmas. The service was excellent and the food unexpectedly brilliant. This is not a 'curry house' it is Indian fine dining without an extortionate price tag. We are great lovers of Indian food both at home and in restaurants and this meal was very different to the usual and therefore very enjoyable. The service was high level but not over-bearing or stuffy. It is a small place so I would recommend booking. We were surprised how reasonable the price was considering the quality of the food and service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prades, France
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A very tasty well presented curry with friendly attentive service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had a very tasty well presented curry with friendly attentive (but not intrusive) service. Good choice of food. Restaurant clean and comfortable a pleasurable experience. WC’s clean and tidy. Booking essential. We will certainly go back the best meal we had in Cheltenham.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caroline66500
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Ate with friends to celebrate a birthday. As my friends commented – they felt that the evening had been special.
The welcome from the owner Jay and his staff was very warm. The restaurant has a sophisticated feel - nice white linen tablecloths and napkins with sparkling clean glasses. The service was very friendly and attentive. All the courses were delivered to the table with a description of what we were about to eat. We started with a complimentary amuse bouche. To start, my partner and I had the platter to share and our friends had the poppadum's - it was good to see that the poppadum's and condiments had the total price quoted – quite often the condiment tray is priced separately and can be a bit of a shock. I then had the Chicken Dansak and lemon rice – good flavours. The house red was excellent. As we were celebrating a birthday we had some lovely complimentary chocolates and a selection of tiny desserts. All the food was excellent and we were looked after extremely well. Great attention to detail. The price was also very reasonable. My only negative comment is that the website needs some attention.
Will definitely be back – an all round excellent dining experience

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Shhhh!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Visited this place on a two day break for the New Year and reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. My wife and myself booked for Jan 1st to celebrate her birthday. What more can I say that has not gone before. The service was attentive, without being intrusive and the staff showed a great pride in the food being prepared for you explaining the ingredients and flavours if you so requested. As my wife stated after the meal, this was certainly not your typical Indian restaurant with pages and pages of options but a selective choice of food that you came away, feeling was cooked and prepared uniquely for you by your personal chef. Brilliant and can't wait to return but Shhhh! don't tell anyone else

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steven E
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Henley on Thames
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not your average Indian restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and I ate at Prithvi on a miserable December night. The welcome was warm and friendly. We opted for the tasting menu which was really unusual in an Indian restaurant; 6 courses plus an amuse bouche. Everything was absolutely delicious, and I'd certainly recommend this option.
The service was impeccable, and of the sort usually seen in a Michelin starred restaurant; we were surprised at this until we discovered that the charming Maitre d' trained in one in Birmingham.

Visited December 2012
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