Saturday 29 February 2020

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside: GL50 Restaurant

SoGlos took a look inside Cheltenham’s newest fine dining restaurant, GL50, as it prepares to launch this November 2019.

Cheltenham’s newest fine dining restaurant is preparing to open its doors this month and invited SoGlos for a look around before its launch on Saturday 16 November 2019.

GL50 Resturant first look inside

Leasing new life into the popular White Spoon building on Well Walk, following its closure in March 2019, GL50 will be operated by Jonas Lodge, who trained under Heston Blumenthal.

GL50 Resturant first look inside

The new Cheltenham town centre restaurant will serve modern British cuisine, as well as offering an affordable lunch offering, using excess ingredients from the previous evening’s service, to tackle the issue of food waste.

GL50 Resturant first look inside

The artwork around the restaurant has been supplied by Cheltenham based abstract artist, Marzena, and will be available to buy, if a particular piece catches your eye whilst you’re dining!

GL50 Resturant first look inside

The venue’s bespoke sign is made to look rusty, and will gradually become rustier over time. Jonas explained that the sheet metal sign originally arrived in pristine condition, leading him to worry that it wouldn’t match his vision of a bright orange, aging sign. But after just one day exposed to the elements, the special metal has begun to look the part.

GL50 Resturant first look inside

When explaining the choice of name, Jonas told SoGlos: ‘We went through lots of different names and they either sounded really pretentious or really rubbish! I thought that with a postcode, it’s kind of ambiguous. Because of the style of food that I want to do, I didn’t want it to sound pretentious or unwelcoming. So, we think that GL50 is quite welcoming. ‘

GL50 Resturant first look inside

For more information, visit facebook.com/restaurantGL50

© SoGlos
Tuesday 05 November 2019

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