It's the tastiest time of the year in Cheltenham as the Food + Drink Week returns — with plenty for people to sink their teeth into from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 September 2023.
With more than 40 foodie events taking place across the town, from special offers to tasting masterclasses and some unbelievable bargains, SoGlos rounds up 10 tantalising highlights to get in your calendar.
For the full lowdown, visit visitcheltenham.com/food-drink-week.
Experience Cheltenham's new independent steakhouse with two-courses for £15 or three-courses for £20 from Monday 18 to Friday 21 September 2023, between midday and 5.30pm.
Enjoy Sef's elegant interiors and be enthralled by the theatrical dining experience at the Quadrangle-based restaurant.
Hebe Restaurant and Cafe
Try one of Hebe Restaurant and Cafe's three special offers: coffee and a cake for £5 from 11am to 2pm; a set lunch menu of two courses for £15 and three courses for £20 per person, served between midday to 2pm; or a £25 two-course set supper menu from 6pm to 9pm.
Opposite Cheltenham Ladies' College, the restaurant and cafe prides itself on sharing and conviviality, in an elegant, stylish and modern setting.
The event kicks off at 6pm on Thursday 21 September 2023 and costs £20 per person.
Enjoy a Domaine 16 Cotswold taster board, featuring three local cheeses paired with three local drinks — sparkling, red wine and brandy — for £25. Knowledgeable staff will guide diners through the selection.
This sociable French restaurant on Regent Street attracts groups of diners who love to enjoy food and drink with their family and friends.
Choose from two starters and a bottle of wine for £25 in an inviting atmosphere where you can relax, unwind and indulge in the finer things in life.
Sitting in the heart of Cheltenham on Montpellier Street, Novo Club brings together the perfect blend of late-night drinks, delicious wines, cocktails and elegant cuisine.
Hosting its first 16 line takeover with the freshest, coldest Oktoberfest beers, food and drink fans can also enjoy warm pretzels and fancy hot dogs at Planet Caravan during Cheltenham Food + Drink Week.
Tucked away off Bath Road, this colourful, cosy little spot buzzes with energy and a welcoming atmosphere.
A night of Negronis in Montpellier awaits at Steeplechase Distillery, featuring its signature London Dry Gin and The Thoroughbred Navy Strength Gin for £30 per person.
The night starts with a classic Negroni, followed by a table side serve of Navy Negroni and finishes with a Negroni Bianco. You can also pop in to enjoy a single gin and tonic for £5.
Choose three tasty tapas dishes for £15 or include a jug of sangria for £20 at this popular pub.
Offering live sport, music and freshly cooked food, you can feast in two large outside seating areas including Tailors' courtyard garden to sit back, relax and people-watch over a pint.
The Grape Escape
Try a wine flight featuring five of the most famous grape varieties and styles for £16.50 at The Grape Escape from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September 2023. There's also a wine tasting event on Wednesday 20 September 2023 at 7.30pm with eight wines with cheese and charcuterie for £40.
A range of beers, ciders, spirits, soft drinks and bar snacks are on offer, too. Add a meat or cheese board to your order and enjoy the sociable atmosphere.
Montpellier Wine Bar
The iconic Montpellier Wine Bar has been in its prime location since 1977 — and during Cheltenham Food + Drink Week, visitors can explore the newly-renovated space and tuck into a special set menu with a selection of wines from a carefully curated list.
Each flight will have three wines with different profiles and tasting notes. There's a large selection of international wines on its full menu, too.