Sunday 24 September 2017

Gloucestershire food reviews

Read independent Gloucestershire food reviews written by SoGlos’s experienced journalists.

SoGlos went to sample the menu new Shipsont-on-Stour eatery, The Bower House.

The Bower House review

Rating: 4.5/5

SoGlos went to sample new kid on the block, The Bower House – a foodie’s heaven in the Cotswold market town of Shipston-on-Stour.

SoGlos enjoyed sampling the brunch menu at The Hangar in Upper Rissington.

The Hangar review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos jumped at the chance to indulge in a spot of brunch at The Hangar, a brand new Cotswold café located in Upper Rissington.

A must for gastronomes, make your way to Eckington Manor for its Masterchef Menu series.

Eckington Manor Masterchef Menu review

Rating: 4.5/5

Charcoal emulsion, cotton candy and a contentious tomato salad that cut the television judges in two, SoGlos tucked into Masterchef:...

Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley showcased recipes from their new book at No. 38 The Park.

The Lucky Onion Club Presents... Hemsley + Hemsley review

Rating: 4/5

Championing simple food that’s delicious and good for you, Hemsley + Hemsley hosted a lunch and supper club at Cheltenham’s...

It was hard to find fault with The White Spoon’s sensational Sunday lunch.

The White Spoon Sunday lunch review

Rating: 5/5

Sometimes you can believe the hype, a usually cynical SoGlos discovered, tucking into ‘the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham’...

The Wharf House is punching well above its weight with the introduction of a new six-course tasting menu.

The Wharf House tasting menu review

Rating: 4.5/5

With six courses comes six chances for The Wharf House to sink or swim, with the Gloucester restaurant’s brand new tasting...

Sushi galore, curry and burgers too, SoGlos tested out restaurant delivery service, Deliveroo.

Deliveroo office lunch delivery review

Rating: 4/5

Transforming the landscape of the boring office lunch, SoGlos sampled a taste of the restaurant delivery service, Deliveroo,...

Forget the Bake Off, SoGlos took part in the first ever Great British Batter Off at Simpsons.

SoGlos takes on the Simpsons Great British Batter Off challenge

Rating: 4.5/5

SoGlos went behind the scenes at Simpsons Fish & Chips to compete in the first ever Great British Batter Off – learning more...

Italian eatery Carluccio’s has revamped picnicking into a luxurious dining experience.

Carluccio’s Picnic Review

Rating: 4/5

Packed with antipasti, pancetta tarts, Piedmont biscotti and pretty perfect focaccia, Carluccio’s gourmet picnic hamper transforms...

SoGlos headed to Cheltenham’s newest cafe, The County Kitchen, and discovered a child-friendly vibe and great value menu.

The County Kitchen review

Rating: 4/5

With a relaxed family-friendly vibe, a great value menu and super-speedy service, just off the High Street, SoGlos headed to...

SoGlos headed to Carluccio’s in Cheltenham to savour the tastes of Italy closer to home.

Carluccio's Cheltenham review

Rating: 4/5

After its hotly anticipated opening at Regent Arcade in Cheltenham this spring, SoGlos ventured to Italian eatery Carluccio’s...

Three tiers of treats await at The Wharf House’s tantalising afternoon tea.

The Wharf House afternoon tea review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos tucks into a springtime afternoon tea at the waterside Wharf House in Over, complete with rare sunshine, some of the...

The hearty Sunday roasts at The Old Spot Inn hit the spot for a lazy weekend lunch.

The Old Spot Inn review

Rating: 3.5/5

The cosy surroundings, relaxed atmosphere and hearty grub at The Old Spot Inn in Dursley providing the perfect setting for...

The crab gazpacho was without doubt the star of the bistro’s alfresco menu.

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro review

Rating: 3.5/5

From crab gazpacho and sensational service highs to soggy frites and overcooked burger lows, SoGlos returned to Hotel du Vin...

SoGlos experienced a taste of Sweden in the heart of Cheltenham.

Svea Cafe & Restaurant review

Rating: 3.5/5

Authentic Swedish cuisine extends far beyond the humble meatball, SoGlos discovered, after sampling the Scandinavian delights...

The swanky interior of Zizzi Gloucester Quays is inspired by the Forest of Dean, with a giant pizza oven taking pride of place.

Zizzi Gloucester Quays review

Rating: 4/5

Despite doubts about dining at the swanky new Zizzi Gloucester Quays after more than one bad experience at its Cheltenham counterpart,...

Portivo Lounge offers a quirky yet relaxed place to eat and drink at Gloucester Quays.

Portivo Lounge review

Rating: 3.5/5

SoGlos spent a cosy, candlelit Monday night at the ever-bustling Portivo Lounge at Gloucester Quays, leaving impressed by the...

Expect to find vibrant colours, cacti, cocktails and crispy churros at the new Chimichanga restaurant in Gloucester.

Chimichanga review

Rating: 4/5

Vibrant décor, authentic food and great cocktails all made for a fine Sunday lunch at Mexican eatery Chimichanga, the newest...

Vanilla Pod Bakery founder Pia Cato produces some stunning results in the Roses and Swirls Cupcake Decorating class.

Vanilla Pod Bakery Cupcake Decorating review

Rating: 3.5/5

Three years since launching, The Vanilla Pod Bakery’s Roses and Swirls Cupcake Decorating class is more popular than ever....

Historical details and quality ingredients makes Jamie’s Italian Cheltenham popular a choice.

Jamie's Italian Cheltenham review

Rating: 3.5/5

Two years since launching, the initial excitement, celebrity visits and round-the-block queues may have subsided. So just what...

Art Deco styling and classic British cuisine combine at Cheltenham restaurant The Daffodil.

The Daffodil review

Rating: 4.5/5

Almost a year after joining Cheltenham restaurant The Daffodil as head chef, SoGlos set out to discover if Tom Rains has breathed...

The raw strawberry shortcake was a real highlight for the sweet-toothed SoGlos team.

Harts Barn Cookery School review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos returned to Harts Barn Cookery School in the Forest of Dean two years after our last visit, to experience a six-hour...

Monty’s Brasserie in Cheltenham scores 3 SoGlos points out of 5 for this Sunday lunch visit.

Monty's Brasserie review

Rating: 3/5

While excellent ingredients and good cooking tick two boxes, it was the sluggish service at Monty’s Brasserie that let its...

Country house oak meets modern British cuisine at The Restaurant at Cowley Manor.

The Restaurant at Cowley Manor review

Rating: 3.5/5

Swarming with British actors and Russian models, The Restaurant at Cowley Manor gave a touch of A-list glamour to’s...

The new lunch menu at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro proved a popular choice for families, friends and informal work meetings.

Lunch at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham review

Rating: 3.5/5

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham’s chefs were pitched against the clock when sat down to sample the Bistro’s new express...

Authentic cusine and charming hospitality combine at C and W’s African Experience on the outskirts of Gloucester city centre.

C and W's African Experience restaurant review

Rating: 4/5

A diamond in the rough destination for foodies in the know, C and W’s African Experience is not only Gloucester’s...

The iconic staircase is not the only thing that has remained at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro.

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro review

Rating: 4/5

Four years since opening, sees whether Hotel du Vin Cheltenham Bistro has lost any of its youthful vigour. joins in on an evening cookery class at Harts Barn Cookery School.

Harts Barn Cookery School review

Rating: 3.5/5

With so many new Gloucestershire venues clamouring for a slice of the cookery school action, dons an apron to find...

Intimate and inimitable, Cafe Rene’s restaurant is popular with Gloucester diners for more than one good reason.

Cafe Rene review

Rating: 4/5

Ska music, strong pints and some of the best food we’ve ever eaten in Gloucester made for an inimitable evening at Cafe Rene’s...

The modern decor at the refurbished Parkers Restaurant reflects a decidely contemporary menu.

Parkers Restaurant review

Rating: 3.5/5

SoGlos set out to discover whether gastronomic substance lives up to exquisite style at the pretty in pink refurbished Parkers...

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