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Asian, Sri Lankan, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous 3 course Sri Lankian meal at Karapincha Restaurant Cheltenham with family. The cusine was very tasty, well presented and the service was excellent - definitely worthy of a visit.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 27 April 2024 via mobile

Bought a Groupon voucher to try something different from a restaurant that looks a little uninviting from the outside. Well, what an absolute gem. Warm welcome from waitress who was busy looking after the whole restaurant with just one other Family run and absolutely delicious....Menu slightly reduced for Groupon, but plenty to choose. Amazing starters and mains of chicken Kottu & black pork curry. Only ice cream dessert but to be honest, portion are large, and took everything not eaten, home with us, for others to try. They now want to go,so just bought another voucher. Slow service,but just what we wanted. Not rushed. Everything at a good pace. Can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Greeted warmly by our waitress. Tables are well spaced and set nicely. Food was authentic and delicious. A lovely experience from start to finish.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Please do not be put off that the restaurant looks quite empty - it’s comfortable and clean. Wow what a delicious meal! We love Sri Lanka and the food. Well, the chickpeas and chicken starter were just amazing. Then we had cashew curry and black...pork and couldn’t fault the food at all. We had to ask for takeaway boxes, as there was too much for us. Would highly recommend and will definitely go again. Please try it!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 November 2023 via mobile

In Cheltenham for my daughters graduation. Arrived early for our 7pm reservation but that wasn’t a problem. Given a choice of tables which was nice. Menus delivered very quickly and drinks order taken. Bit of a wait before our food order was taken. Food was...delivered promptly and we were amazed at the quality. Chick peas were exceptional as was the deep fried cuttlefish. For mains we had the pork curry and the prawn curry with rice and roti. The curries were exceptional and the rotis great. Service throughout was friendly and attentive. We would highly recommend a visitMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

It was a Wednesday and so it was quiet. The waitress advised us that there were two items unavailable, which was absolutely fine. She was very attentive and swiftly brought our drinks and took our food order. The food was absolutely delicious. Aromatic with a...kick of spice in some dishes. They cater for the British taste buds but you can request the dish to be spicier. We thoroughly enjoyed every single dish. The food was cooked beautifully and it was fresh. We had a lovely evening. Thank you!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

First visit to this new restaurant last evening. I was unusually by myself so a bit unsure where to eat in Cheltenham. Was going to a performance at the Everyman Theatre so was looking in that vicinity. Came across Karapincha which had a few people...already there at 6.30 but plenty of tables and the Black Pork curry on their outside menu caught my eye. I was made very welcome and offered a variety of tables. My lager, curry and rice came quite quickly and were delicious - my only disappointment was that I couldn't quite finish it all! Very nice waitress and whilst not a romantic atmosphere, it was perfectly pleasant. I shall be recommending to friends and taking my husband next time!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

The menu is a little limited, with one dish unavailable and only ice cream for dessert, when I went. The staff seem kind but a little unsure. I would have preferred some light music as the atmosphere was a bit empty.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Great food, shared fish cutlets, cuttlefish and spring rolls to start. Goat curry for main. Friendly service, shame they didn't have any mutton rolls left. Def recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

The food was very good. Selja, our waitress was awesome....personable and friendly. The restaurant was very clean and had some excellent photos of Sri Lanka posted on the walls. It was a very nice evening out.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Wonderful visit on a late Sunday evening. Superb food and even better service by the 2 members of staff. Black pork was tremendous as was the prawn curry.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Second time visiting this excellent Sri Lankan restaurant in central Cheltenham. Impeccable friendly service and advice on menu choices. Great food at a very reasonable price in the current trading environment. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

We came across this restaurant on a weekend trip to Cheltenham and thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The portions were generous, the food was appealing and flavoursome, the atmosphere calm, the service friendly and attentive, the price reasonable and the toilet spotless, which is always...reassuring. So interesting to talk to the waitress and learn more about Sri Lanka from the photographs on display.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful time in this restaurant. All home cooked traditional food. The waitress was very helpful. They 'tweaked' my meal to suit my taste. Can't wait to go again!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023 via mobile

Service excellent, food fabulous,! Try the Devil’s Chicken as a starter, it was very tasty, chicken and Prawn curries loverly. 10% discount given on the bill Monday to Thursday and was a pleasant surprise. We live in York, this restaurant in our city would be...full every night, yet it was quiet. Very nice clean and spacious venue. Great for post work get togethers and Birthday party’s. Get booked in, have fun!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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