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“Lumiere is back and better than ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lumiere

Lumiere
Ranked #2 of 440 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: European, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
South West UK
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lumiere is back and better than ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

If, like us, you gave up on Lumiere when it went downhill under its previous owners, then it's time to give it another try. The food is now far more subtle and enjoyable and the mildly deranged, over-Botoxed woman who did front of house under the previous regime has been replaced by a friendly team.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Lapine006
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us.

Best wishes,
Jon, Heken and the team at Lumiere
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gloucester
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Faultless food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

We managed to get a last minute cancellation for a Thursday evening.

On arrival you instantly feel relaxed the decor, furniture and atmosphere are all very welcoming,

Staff are all friendly and polite, They know the menu and dishes well. We opted for the 7 course taster menu and found the menu and the drinks to be very reasonable on price.

We have eaten in many starred restaurants and sometimes chefs can create dishes which are style over content. However this is not the case here.,...... All dishes are well thought out, perfectly seasoned and very tasty.

Also the portion sizes were great, you can some time end up eating 6-7 course but still feeling hungry but i felt we had great value for money with 7 good portions of food.

The service throughout the taster menu was consistently well timed.

There are some quirky elements which i loved but everything was on the plate for a reason.

Will definitely return

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank theomillie
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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 it, hope to see you again soon.
Thank you for posting your photographs too!

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A real treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

One of my favourite restaurants, which we usually go to for a special treat. Food, wine and service is always top notch.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Debz04
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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 enjoy our restaurant, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Could be amazing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Charming welcome and service here, beautiful calm room. We had the vegetarian tasting menu which had some amazingly delicious things such as a dish with kohlrabi and mozarella ice cream, and the soufflé desserts was a triumph. Sadly also some disasters; the chef seasons like a meat eater i.e. masses of salt and over reduced sauces, the risotto none of us could finish as it was overpoweringly salty and garishly strong. The lack of subtlety such a shame but a culinary adventure nonetheless.

Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Jezza08
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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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Taster Menu Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Had a wonderful night experiencing the innovative taster menu in this small, quiet, intimate venue. All our party really enjoyed every course - left feeling happy and smug that we had chosen this venue at the last minute and it had worked out so well! Apart from the absolutely delicious, interesting dishes of course after course (not too big so we were satisfied but not too full) - the service was a great mix of friendly, informative and warm. I've visited lots of Michelin starred restaurants and can only assume the Michelin chaps must be calling soon to award that star. Felt so inspired I have tried to reproduce a few of the dishes myself at home.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank THLondon
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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.
We have a Facebook and Twitter page, if you would like to post some pictures of your recreations we'r love to see them!

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière
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