9 Gloucester restaurants to visit now for a socially distanced dinner

Whether it’s a romantic date or a long-overdue catch up with family and friends, Gloucester’s restaurants are reopening safely after lockdown.

From innovative independents to firm family favourites and high street chains, Gloucester’s restaurants are open and ready to safely welcome diners back.

From meze with a view to adventurous Asian fusion food cooked on hot stones, SoGlos has rounded up nine of the tastiest places to eat in the city, all with social distancing in place.

About the sponsor – Gloucester City Council

Gloucester City Council has partnered with Gloucester BID, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester Quays and King’s Walk to get Gloucester good to go.

It’s been working behind the scenes to help Gloucester’s restaurants put safety measures in place, from regular cleaning schedules to social distancing stickers, so dining in the city is as safe as can be. Gloucester Quays has even installed a brand new, covered outdoor seating area for socially distanced alfresco dining in all weather.

For more information, visit gloucestercitycouncil.co.uk.

1. Tiger’s Eye

As well as the best mojitos in town, Tiger’s Eye at The Old Bell serves up innovative Asian-inspired dishes like bao buns, fresh sushi, ramen and a selection of Izakaya style tapas, alongside a hot rock grill with an assortment of exotic meats to choose from.

2. Greek on the Docks

With an enviable location overlooking the water at Gloucester Docks, diners can feel like they’re on a Mediterranean holiday while enjoying authentic dishes like stuffed vine leaves, calamari, stifado beef and even swordfish souvlaki at Greek on the Docks.

3. Topolys

Homely, family-run restaurant Topolys on Southgate Street offers a menu of rustic, crowd-pleasing Italian staples like spaghetti alla carbonara, cannelloni and penne arrabiata, in a relaxed setting.

4. Coal Kitchen

Cooking up juicy steaks, skewers and burgers on its open grill, alongside veggie options like mac and cheese and halloumi fries, Coal Kitchen at Gloucester Quays is ideal for a spot of lunch or dinner while hitting the shops.

5. Sebz

Sebz on Northgate Street offers a selection of tasty tapas, traditional Portuguese dishes like Piri Piri chicken, and thin, crispy Mediterranean style pizzas, that make it a firm favourite with locals.

6. Settebello

Settebello serves up dishes inspired by its southern Italian roots, including Napoletana pizzas, seafood linguine and Polpette della Nonna, a traditional family recipe for spaghetti and meatballs, with panoramic views across Gloucester Docks.

7. Portivo Lounge

Shoppers can enjoy laid-back dining at Portivo Lounge at Gloucester Quays, with options for all day brunch, main dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, burgers and burrito wraps, or a selection of tapas to share. It also offers gluten-free, vegan and kids menus.

8. Nepalese Chef

Not your average curry house, Nepalese Chef on London Road has an extensive menu of authentic Indian and Nepalese dishes, featuring familiar favourites like samosas and tikka masala, alongside specialities like Nepalese barbecued lamb and Himalayan curry, all with a handy spiciness guide.

9. Bill’s Gloucester Quays

Popular chain restaurant Bill’s at Gloucester Quays offers all day dining with a menu of crowd-pleasers like fish finger sandwiches, macaroni cheese, burgers and sharing plates, as well as a dedicated kid’s menu.

For more information, visit gloucestercitycouncil.co.uk.

© SoGlos
Thursday 17 September 2020

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