Saturday 19 January 2019

10 hottest restaurant tables in Cheltenham

How far in advance do you need to book for a Saturday night table at Cheltenham’s most popular eateries? SoGlos has done the hard work for you.

The Cheltenham restaurant scene is well and truly buzzing, but nabbing a prime time reservation at the most popular spots has become somewhat of a waiting game.

That’s why SoGlos has contacted some of the most popular eateries in Cheltenham to find out just how long you can expect to wait for a Saturday night table for two, and discover which is the hottest haunt in town.


1. Prithvi

Book in advance: 9 weeks

The Bath Road Indian has the longest wait for a table at over two months. Promising ‘an emotional experience where every little detail matters,’ the locally renowned restaurant is celebrating its sixth year in Cheltenham, claiming its success has surpassed even its own imagination.



2. Le Champignon Sauvage

Book in advance: 8 weeks

With two Michelin stars to its name, there’s no surprise that it’ll take almost two months to bag yourself a table at Le Champignon Sauvage. Run by David Everitt-Matthias and his wife Helen since 1987, it describes itself as ‘the perfect place to relax whilst visiting the Cotswolds.’



3. KIBOUsushi

Book in advance: 7 weeks

The award winning Japanese kitchen serves up a range of options including raman, katsu and of course, sushi. But you’ll need to at least two months in advance for that popular Saturday night slot.

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4. The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Book in advance: 5 weeks

Gorgeous architecture, brilliant atmosphere and a deliciously comprehensive menu; it’s no wonder it’ll take over a month to book for a Saturday night at the newest entry on our list, The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie. However, the Brasserie says it does ‘hold back a percentage of tables every day for walk-in diners.’ So you could get lucky if you’re in need of a last-minute table.



5. Lumiere

Book in advance: 5 weeks

Despite finding us a rarely available table for just over a month’s time, the team at award-winning Lumiere advised allowing two months to guarantee a Saturday night table for a special occasion. Offering a contemporary British menu, it’s a popular spot tucked away just off the High Street, on Clarence Parade.



6. The Daffodil Cheltenham

Book in advance: 5 weeks

Described as a ‘hidden gem’ of Cheltenham, The Daffodil boasts incredible art deco features inside a 1920’s cinema façade, alongside a delicious à la carte menu. Make sure you book a few weeks in advance to ensure a prime time weekend table.



7. Koj Cheltenham

Book in advance: 4 weeks

Located on Regent Street, the popular Japanese restaurant was opened by Masterchef finalist Andrew Kojima. Koj serves an ever-changing menu, but happily publicises its ‘No Sushi’ policy, instead recommending neighbours KIBOUsushi for those looking for such a dish.



8. The Coconut Tree

Book in advance: 2 weeks

Located on St Paul’s Road, The Coconut Tree says it’s ‘more than just a bar and restaurant,’ and we’re tempted to agree! Offering top quality Sri Lankan street food, you’ll need to allow at least two weeks to book yourself a table at this popular dining spot.



9. L’Artisan

Book in advance: 2 weeks

Describing itself as ‘the only genuine French restaurant in Cheltenham’ L’Artisan sees its meals as works of art. Open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, you’ll need at least a fortnight to secure a Saturday at this Continental foodie haven.



10. Petit Coco

Book in advance: 2 weeks

The French bistro, located on Cheltenham’s Bath Street, offers a charming and intimate dining setting with a selection of classic French dishes such as Magret de Canard and Terrine Maison. Make sure you allow two to three weeks to book your Saturday night table.


By Melissa Hamblett

© SoGlos
Friday 02 February 2018

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