Monday 6 April 2020

8 adventurous places to eat in Gloucestershire

From curried camel to scary-sounding spider rolls, SoGlos has scoured the county’s restaurants to unveil eight adventurous eats in Gloucestershire.

Forget an average meal or beige buffet and check out eight alternative, and rather more adventurous, places to eat in Gloucestershire.

About the sponsor – Tiger's Eye

Tiger’s Eye is a Pan-Asian restaurant in the heart of Gloucester. Famous for its mojitos and hot rock grill, Tiger’s Eye’s menu features sushi, Asian dishes and an interactive dining experience where guests can hot rock their own food.

With extensive choice for vegetarians and vegans, Tiger’s Eye also serves up burgers, salads and tapas from its inviting restaurant.

For more information or to book a table, visit

1. Tiger’s Eye in Gloucester

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Serving up premium fusion cuisine in Gloucester, Tiger’s Eye promises to take locals’ taste buds on a tantalising journey to Asia, with an eclectic menu which raises the bar with unique items such as cola-braised pork belly.

Diners can opt for the volcanic hot rocks to cook their own choice of meats or seafood on. Everything from llama and zebra steaks to scallops and kangaroo fillet is available for an unforgettable dining experience.

2. The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham

Serving up authentic Sri Lankan street food in Cheltenham, The Coconut Tree certainly offers a unique menu, with plenty of unfamiliar dishes which might need a bit of explaining, even if the ingredients themselves aren’t that exotic.

Favourites include coconut milk pancakes with egg, also known as Hoppers; hot and sour peppery dish, Abul Thiyal; and Kotthu which consists of finely-chopped rotti with egg, vegetables and meat.

3. The Golden Heart Inn in Birdlip

Located in Birdlip, The Golden Heart Inn prides itself on offering an exciting menu with ever-changing exotic items in addition to its pub classics, which has seen traditional meats including duck, venison, and partridge sit alongside ostrich, rattlesnake, crocodile, and even zebra.

Those looking for a different dining option can tuck into an ostrich burger or an alpaca tagine.

4. Kibou Sushi in Cheltenham

Located in the centre of Cheltenham, Kibou Sushi offers award-winning dishes which delight sushi lovers and adventurous eaters too, with a diverse menu spanning nigiri, sashimi, futomaki, and more.

And while avocado, cucumber and beef provide easy options for fussy eaters, daring diners can try out octopus nigiri, or face the unknown with the more mysterious ikura and tobiko gunkan options.

5. L'artisan in Cheltenaham

Take a trip to France at L’artisan in Cheltenham. Featuring classic French dishes, the menu also offers diners snails in garlic butter and parsley.

Foodies will also have a field day over the rich and creamy dishes as well as braised veal, seafood bisques and goat’s cheese salads.

6. Marinades Restaurant in Cheltenham

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It’s not just meat eaters who can sample special dishes in Gloucestershire, with Marinades Restaurant in Cheltenham serving up exotic, vegetarian Caribbean cuisine.

Suitable for vegans, Marinades’ pumpkin and callaloo soup is something which isn’t seen every day in the county, while other menu items such as ackee, curried goat, and plantain also bring a taste of Jamaica to town.

7. Greek on the Docks in Gloucester

Tantalise your taste buds with octopus at Greek on the Docks in Gloucester. Marinated and grilled with olive oil, this dish brings a taste of the Aegean Sea to the county.

Served with balsamic vinegar from ancient Greece, octopus is just one of the tasty dishes that are ideal for adventurous eaters.

8. Bar Padron in Cheltenham

Tuck into tapas at Bar Padron in Cheltenham for something that little bit different. Dishes include Galician octopus; Iberico fillet steak and sharing paellas on Sundays.

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