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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. ‘
For more information, visit facebook.com/restaurantGL50
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