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Travellers' Choice2023
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US$38 - US$107
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Indian, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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There’s a certain style to this two-roomed basement in a smart Georgian terrace: the colonial-themed bar offers a good range of cocktails, as well as g...
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Return visit with friends following an amazing lunch in September. We were not disappointed. Warm welcome, superb service in beautiful surroundings. However the main star is the creative and delicious food and drink, amazing. We will return, a real treat place!

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. From start to finish the service was outstanding, both professional and friendly. And the food.. the seven course Experience menu both surprised and delighted us each time. We are not locals unfortunately, so not sure when we will have the chance...to come back. But I will be recommending this to anyone I know who either lives close enough (and it would be worth a trip) or who is passing through. Thank you for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb surroundings, excellent service and delicious food. We hadn’t planned to eat out but had heard about this restaurant and were in the area. Great location off the promenade and despite being a basement is very elegant being both a lounge for drinks and a...restaurant. We had three small plates and Indian bread, mushroom, river trout and the railway lamb curry, all beautifully spiced and super tasty. We had a decent bottle of Spanish red wine. We’ve booked a return trip.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review and reccomendation Matilda! We're delighted you joined us for dinner and really look forward to welcomeing you back very soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the most amazing taster menu last night..highly recommend! The ambience ..the service was fantastic too. Not to be missed!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review - we are dleighted that you had a great experience and really look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived somewhat flustered on a Friday evening as we were late due to an overrunning work meeting. We were instantly greeted warmly and seated for a drink in the lounge (fabulous). We were made to feel welcome, relaxed and there was not a hint of...annoyance at our late arrival. So lovely…. We had the tasting menu and what a fabulous experience it was. Every course was beautifully presented and exquisite. Favourite courses were the soup, scallop and lamb curry but in reality all the courses were fabulous. Our evening was wonderful, this is a really fabulous place, the decor is beautiful, the tables aren’t too close together and the service is friendly and welcoming. Brilliant evening - we will return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Memsahib's Lounge. We really try our best to make it place where you can relax and be indulged in every way! Thank you so much for your review and reccomendation and really hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

Authentic, incredible food. Every course was intricately layered and delicious. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. 10/10. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Arjun for your review and reccomendation of Memsahib's Lounge - we really look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

we went for afternoon tea yesterday the whole experience was incredible the decor is very grand (even in the toilets) the staff and service was outstanding we were made to feel like royalty the staff are amazing The afternoon tea was lovely the food was...delicious the taste of all the different flavours and spices was out of this world The staff were very attentive there was no rush it was very relaxing we enjoyed everything and will definitely go back I would highly recommend this restaurantMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and reccomendation Shaz - we're absolutley delighted that you had such a wonderful experience at Memsahib's Lounge - we love treating our guests with incredible hospitality!

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

We came here at the beginning of October and ordered the Experience menu with drinks. We were pleased we had! The menu was very well thought out and tasty - with bursts of flavour. I particularly liked - if I remember correctly - the Railway...curry - which came with two different kinds of flatbreads and rice. The drinks were also delicious - albeit because the first drinks were spirit based - I felt a bit tipsy by the main course! But it was all very well done and I particularly liked the chai masala martini at the end. The restaurant was very busy but service was excellent throughout, and there were a couple of check-ins during our dinner to see if we were enjoying the meal. If I was in Cheltenham again I’d probably return here, and I’d certainly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

Thank you so much for such a lovely in-depth review of Memsahib's Lounge! We're delighted you had such a great time and enjoyed our Memsahib's Experience Menu with the drinks flight too! We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

A truly delightful experience from start to finish. My partner and I enjoyed a delicious small plates menu and the service was friendly and impeccable throughout our visit. Impressed 😊

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We're delighted you and your partner enjoyed our Memsahib's Lounge small plates and hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 13 October 2023

Incredible from start to finish, staff were incredibly friendly and seemed really passionate about the food. We had the tasting menu paired with the drinks, all the dishes were not only beautiful to look at, the flavours and creations were delicious as were the drinks....Highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Thank you so much for such a kind and thoughtful review! We're delighted you enjoyed your time at Memsahib's and hope to welcome you back very soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2023

My partner and I had afternoon tea she had the vegetarian option I had the meat version both were Fantastic so many really good flavours I partnered mine with a gunpowder gin which was great the service was excellent throughout would thoroughly recommend

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Date of visit: August 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Thank you so much for such a lovely review Dale! We're delighted you enjoyed our Memsahib's lounge afternoon tea and hope to welcome you both back very soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is intimate and relaxing. The staff are helpful and friendly and happy to answer any questions about dishes and ingredients. We chose the Pescatarian Experience menu and were treated to 7 courses of the most flavourful & delicious...fusion food. You can choose the menu with or without special drinks to compliment the course and these were interesting and certainly did the job - my favourite was a spiced rum with chilli, and a cucumber mint refresher with hibiscus ice. So different and worked so well. We will return when next in Cheltenham and sample their selection of small plates. Could be wise - as after 7 courses we could barely get out of our chairs to head for home!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Wow - this is just wonderful to read! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the meal, our drinks and the overall experience at Memsahib's Lounge - thank you for choosing to...More

Reviewed 4 October 2023

Excellent service. A very warm welcome from hostess. Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely food - nothing like I have ever tried!

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Thank you so much - that is high praise indeed! We hope to welcome you back very soon to Memsahib's Lounge!

Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

I love this place, we returned again recently for our anniversary after a brilliant expirience in May. The seven course taster menu is exceptional, every course is perfection, all the flavours compliment each other beautifully. Lovely atmosphere & ambiance. Highly recommend. We'll be back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Wow, this is so wonderful to read! Thank you so much - this fills us with so much joy! We hope to welcome you back very soon to Memsahib's Lounge!

Reviewed 4 October 2023

Was not aware of this establishment but found out about it via an afternoon tea voucher. What a lovely place that serves tasty food. Not the usual sandwich’s and cream cakes. We loved the decoration and friendly staff. We have already booked a experience menu...for next week.More

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Rina Saha, Owner at Memsahib's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

This is absolutely wonderful to read Jaset! We're so happy you found us and enjoyed your afternoon tea experience at Memsahib's Lounge! We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5