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“Best meal in a long time, maybe ever!”
Review of Lumiere

Lumiere
Ranked #1 of 484 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $47 - $108
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Lumière is intimate fine dining restaurant set in the heart of beautiful, Regency Cheltenham. Run by Chef Jon Howe and his wife 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.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I consider myself a foodie, so know good food when I see it and eat it. This little gem has been in Cheltenham on my doorstep for years and last night I sampled it. I have eaten in some of the best restaurants in London, Las Vegas and New York and this is the best by far. I cannot eat wheat, gluten or dairy and called ahead to warn them. Usually it's lip service and when I arrive at a restaurant they are less obliging. But even being a small establishment they were so accommodating it almost made me cry. Each dish they specially created for me without disruption to my fellow guests. The service is warm and unpretentious. The setting calm and relaxed. But the food is full on first class. Every bite made us smile and share with each other. Delicious. Really honestly delicious. The parsnip milk and cookies a unique dish. The sweets on a stick with the coffee a revelation. I cannot, cannot recommend this place enough. It's not cheap, but it really is worth it.

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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Visited Lumiere for lunch and had a wonderful time. Small but comfortable restaurant tasteful decor. Staff very welcoming and knowledgable. The tasting menu of 6 courses is superb, it probably changes but on the day we were there each course was perfection. The presentation of each course was an artistic triumph. The tastes were spot on. Unusually for a tasting menu we left feeling replete. Go there for a special occasion, you will not be disappointed!

2  Thank Robin M
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We haven't been here for ages but it still is is a special place. Good service, excellent food and lovely wines. surprised they don't have a michelin star yet!

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2  Thank daisyalabama
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went here for a birthday meal in November and it really was amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful and the selection of food was fabulous. It is small so you definitely need to book in advance.

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1  Thank Nikkiemma
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your birthday, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We booked for our son's 21st Birthday celebration, and our experience was certainly memorable enough to mark the occasion. We decided on the new nine course taster menu, a choice we certainly did not regret as the evening progressed. Five savoury dishes were served, then four desserts.Nine courses sounds a lot , but the portion sizes are well judged and the service appropriately spaced. All the dishes were interesting , beautifully presented and delicious.Intervals between courses were spent discussing how much we had enjoyed the last dish and anticipating what would come next. My own favourites were the lovely pollack with Chorizo crust, and their take on Tequila Slammer, an explosion of zingy flavours. We left as very happy diners and will certainly return. Thanks to all at Lumiere for a great evening.

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3  Thank Greg R
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 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. The tequila slammer is our favourite course too, and always so much fun when you are part of a bigger group too!

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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