From five-star foodie destinations to cool and casual places to tuck into some tasty food, SoGlos rounds up 15 of the best places for a dinner date in Gloucestershire in this hot list.
Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham
If you’re looking to really impress your other half, a meal at Gloucestershire's only five star hotel, Ellenborough Park, will do the trick!
Whether you dine from the à la carte or tasting menu, your taste buds are in for a treat. Pick a table in its laid-back brasserie bar and restaurant, its classic dining room or its seasonal alfresco dining area for a luxurious date night that will definitely earn you some brownie points.
The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham
Laid-back, cool and undeniably tasty, The Coconut Tree serves up fuss-free Sri Lankan street food, perfect for enjoying alongside one of its many quirky, island-inspired 'Cocotails'.
Reminisce over a plate of its devilled chicken wings, hot butter calamari or pineapple curry and take in the good vibes for a warm and vibrant date night.
Somewhere Else in Cirencester
Hailed by many as home of 'the best cocktails in Cirencester', Somewhere Else is a unique, deli-style eatery, serving up Indian street food from Asha Indian Kitchen.
Sample the taste of New Delhi, with classic curries like kormas, bhunas and vindaloos, while east meets west with its tacos, superfood salad bowls and unique naan bread burgers.
The Sheep on Sheep Street in Stow-on-the-Wold
Nestled in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Sheep on Sheep Street combines Cotswold charm with feast-worthy food, which is a great date night option for something more relaxed.
Get cosy in the gorgeous restaurant or go alfresco and dine on the garden terrace – complete with a feature fireplace, so there's no excuse not to cuddle up! Menu highlights including its smoky wood-fired pizzas and barbecue sharing board.
The Nook on Five in Cheltenham
Cheltenham's first rooftop restaurant, The Nook on Five, is the perfect setting for an atmospheric dining experience.
Its à la carte menu features dishes such as chicken, ham and leek terrine with house pickles and toasted brioche; pan-fried halibut with a clam and brown shrimp chowder; and a banoffee choux bun with a banana compote and Baileys ice cream. All topped off with romantic views over Imperial Gardens and Regency Cheltenham to take your date to new heights!
The Farmers Boy Inn in the Forest of Dean
The Farmer's Boy Inn at Longhope is known for its infamous Big Ugly Burger Challenge – and while this man versus food challenge is not exactly date night appropriate, the charming Forest of Dean pub does have a romantic side!
Enjoy some downtime with your partner over a pint and sample The Farmer's Boy's popular pie menu, with fillings including tender steak and stout; rich mixed game with cranberry and red wine; and both veggie and vegan options. Make sure to check out the chef's specials chalk board for unique additions, too.
KIBOU in Cheltenham
With its stunning décor and funky wall art transporting diners to a Japanese blossom forest, KIBOU on Cheltenham’s Regent Street is a dreamy destination for a stylish date night.
Cosy up with a bowl of soul-warming ramen or get into the spirit of sharing by ordering a platter of delicious hand-rolled sushi – with plenty of vegan and vegetarian choices, as well as traditional raw fish options. Its cocktail menu is very impressive, too!
Tigers Eye in Gloucester
Heat things up with the hot rock grill at Tiger's Eye, located in Gloucester's Eastgate Shopping Centre.
With a reputation for serving the 'best mojitos in town', browse the extensive list of over 20 classic cocktails and house specials and enjoy a Pan-Asian feast. Want to get amorously adventurous? Couples can cook their own food on the hot rocks, with a choice of steaks, seafood and exotic meats to spice up date night.
Holee Cow in Cheltenham
Keep it casual with an epic burger from Holee Cow in Cheltenham, for a date that isn’t too serious.
Based just off of the High Street and unashamedly hipster, Holee Cow serves up fries loaded with pulled pork, jalapeños and spring onions; buffalo wings or crispy jackfruit wings for veggies; and of course, some food coma-inducing burgers. For a chilled date night at home, it also offers a takeaway menu with delivery available in and around Cheltenham.
Made by Bob in Cirencester
Cupid's arrow is sure to strike during a dinner date at Cirencester's Made by Bob, where diners can sit back, relax and watch their food go from preparation to plate in the open plan kitchen.
Expect stylish dishes full of flavour, with a focus on sumptuous seafood such as deep-fried calamari, seafood stew and pan-fried sea bream.
Petit Coco in Cheltenham
Get intimate at the gorgeous Petit Coco, a traditional French bistro just off of Cheltenham’s Cambray Place.
Enjoy an indulgent menu by romantic candlelight, with dishes including coq au vin, slow roasted lamb, magret de canard and desserts like crème brûlée, apple tarte tatin and profiteroles to truly make your heart flutter.
Tierra and Mar in Cirencester
For a taste of the Mediterranean in the Cotswolds, Tierra and Mar is the perfect place to woo your date over some terrific tapas with a fine dining twist.
A five-course sharing menu is available at £32 per person featuring a Spanish Iberian platter, spiced chicken thighs, paella and, to top it all off, delicious churros with chocolate. Yum!
Forest Hills Golf Club in the Forest of Dean
Tee up an unforgettable evening of romance at Forest Hills Golf Club in the Forest of Dean. The recently refurbished clubhouse holds regular themed evenings, bringing in speciality chefs from across the county – having hosted everything from fish and chip nights to Thai-inspired menus, and even a visit from the famous Beefy Boys van!
Ideal for a more casual outing, the bar menu also features wholesome homemade favourites to tuck into with a loved one.
The Ox in Cheltenham
The ultimate foodie destination for meat lovers, The Ox in Cheltenham has a dark and seductive dining room that makes an alluring setting for date night.
Showcasing a menu of exceptional food, created using local and seasonal produce, diners can expect melt-in-the-mouth meat, sublime cuts of steak and an ever-evolving wine list to tantalise their tastebuds.
The Speech House in the Forest of Dean
Set in the picturesque Forest of Dean, The Speech House Hotel is sure to sweep your date off their feet, delivering fine dining experiences surrounded by beautiful woodland.
Take a seat in the historic beamed Verderer's Court restaurant for a curated menu that's refreshed seasonally and always shaped by seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.