Tuesday 23 July 2019

The Fire Station review

Offering stylish interiors, a seriously tempting menu and carefully-crafted cocktails to kick off the weekend, SoGlos couldn’t wait to see if the Fire Station in Cheltenham would live up to its growing reputation.

In a nutshell

Boasting a vibrant ambience that's perfect for relaxed dining and drinks, The Fire Station delivers on style and substance, serving up Robata grill-inspired cuisine within an industrial-chic setting.


The review

To start…

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Arriving to a laid-back atmosphere with stomachs rumbling and a menu of culinary delights to peruse, we headed straight to the quirky curved bar, taking in the glorious double-height ceilings, exposed brick walls, tastefully renovated original features, and perhaps most importantly, the tempting cocktail menu.

As self-confessed gin-lovers, we couldn’t help but opt for The Hugo which encompassed a moreish blend of gin, elderflower, mint, cucumber and soda. And with drinks in hand it was time to browse the Robata grill-inspired menu – which translates to ‘fireside cooking’.

After much debate, we chose Padron peppers with smoked Cornish sea salt to start – thankfully a great choice with sweetness from the succulent peppers perfectly complemented by crisp, chargrilled saltiness.

We also couldn’t resist the charred king prawns, which were garnished with gremolata and cooked to perfection. Although, as we have quite a taste for spice, a hint of chilli would have given the prawns the perfect kick.

The main event…


Happily settled in the glorious dining space, it was time to tuck into our main courses. I opted for the grilled lemon sole which was served with a zingy sauce vierge and flaked off the bone with complete ease. Having swapped my fries for spring cabbage, it was the perfect light option for a summery evening.

Spoilt for choice, my partner opted for the guinea fowl shish kebab served with perfect accompaniments of smoked aubergine and homemade flatbread; we only wished there was more!

To finish…

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Without much room for dessert but unable to resist, we chose to share the decadent dark chocolate and salted caramel tart. Perfectly balancing rich, sweet and salty flavours, the tart was the perfect finale for my sweet tooth.

The Fire Station’s fantastic food, unique setting, and attentive service were the perfect combination to kick off our weekend and will definitely see us returning – perhaps to sample its infamous bottomless brunch!


SoGlos loves

Along with being the ideal dinner destination, The Fire Station also hosts live music every Saturday evening, offering a great backdrop for sipping on cocktails in the spacious bar area.


Top tip

Enjoy a boozy breakfast at The Fire Station thanks to its Bottomless Brunch, promising delicious food served up with unlimited Prosecco on Saturdays and Sundays.


What next?

To find out more see The Fire Station , call (01242) 809135, or visit thefirestation.co.uk directly.

By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Monday 02 October 2017

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