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Svea Cafe and Restaurant - CLOSED

24 Rodney Road, Cheltenham GL50 1JJ, England
+44 1242 238134
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (33 reviews)
“herring” (12 reviews)
“cinnamon buns” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Swedish
24 Rodney Road, Cheltenham GL50 1JJ, England
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

A gem, just off the beaten track in Cheltenham. We make a two-hour drive several times a year to enjoy the authentic and fresh Scandinavian food cooked on the premises by the ever-smiling Swedish proprietress. Favourite dish? Perhaps the Jansson's Temptation, a potato and anchovy...More

Thank Michael T
Birgitta S, Owner at Svea Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. Unfortunately I have to let you know that as of this weekend just gone we are now closed due unavailability of lease. Future plans unknown at the moment. Regards Birgitta

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We received a wonderful warm and friendly welcome from the female owner on Saturday evening. Do not be fooled by the 'cafe' style interior, the food served was excellent and offered great value for money. My husband and I ordered the Smorgasbord... the herrings simply...More

Thank 1973FMD
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Thought we would try a nice swedish light meal for lunch My wife and I popped into SVEA -big mistake indeed just us and one other couple there -not much atmosphere at all and seats very hard to sit on Ordered 2 light meals and...More

Thank OffaGloucester
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely evening in there, absolutely perfect, nothing to complain, I loved the starter which was the a little of everything, my boyfriend had the meatballs, and I had the beef, both really nice. The atmosphere is really cosy and the lady who...More

Thank Pâmela T
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

It's been a memorable dinner for us all with nice staff to finish the day with a big smile!🍰🥗 Emma The salad was best in the book and the cod had the same amount of superbly great food😘🐟 Lucie✅ This place is a brilliant find,...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The best homemade cinnamon buns in Cheltenham! Lovely Swedish cafe just off the high street. Would recommend!

Thank Athina99
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We needed to arrive before their opening time and so i called ahead and that was no problem. Flexibility is rare nowadays! Table was ready and service was quick enough to allow us to eat then get to the theatre on time without being rushed....More

Thank Jules2606
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I am truly impressed at the amazing care and kindness of staff, it renews my faith in true service and customer care. I have to say I would every time choose this friendly "nothing is too much bother" individual attention over the run of the...More

Thank rmwhi
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This small , gentle restaurant is unassuming and all the better for it . Relaxing calming and gentle. At a pace that is charming -simple yet tasteful meals and lunchtime snacks are served. The open sandwiches were just what we wanted for lunch followed by...More

1  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a great place to avoid the 'chain food' experience. Never disappointed here. Take the walk off the main street and find Svea and support this little gem. Interesting menu and very tasty food. Lovely smiley Swedish owner makes you feel very welcome.

Thank Carrob10
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Restaurant Details

European, Swedish
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Rodney Road, Cheltenham GL50 1JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 238134
  • E-mail
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