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Lumiere

££££European, British,
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
+44 1242 222200
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (150 reviews)
“smoked eel” (14 reviews)
“pork scratching” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

If we hadn't asked for directions we wouldn't have found this absolute gem! After reading trip advisor reviews it had a lot to live up to, but it definitely did not disappoint! The food was fantastic quality and perfectly put together, the staff were attentive...More

2  Thank Jenn B
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 21 January 2015

Lumiere is a small unpretentious restaurant which is 'big' on service, attention to detail and delicious food. Have had lunch there on several occasions and each time it was a rewarding experience. Staff genuinely seem keen to provide excellent service - and they do -...More

3  Thank LCGILL
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 11 January 2015

We went here for my birthday, having come across it on the internet. We had seen the mainly excellent reviews on TA, so wanted to try it for ourselves. It did not disappoint! From the outside it is not apparent that it is a restaurant,...More

2  Thank Liam M
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 7 January 2015

Vegetarians generally get a raw deal from restaurants. Sure, I have had plenty of good meals, occasionally great ones. But too many times you're not even a second thought, or even a third. There's something on the menu because there has to be, and you...More

5  Thank SuperDale
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 6 January 2015

J and I are irregular visitors and not as frequent as we would like. So we both looked forward to our pre-Christmas visit on the 20th December, a seasonal present to us both. J is vegetarian but this has never been a barrier to us...More

2  Thank Martyn D
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you both again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 28 December 2014

Wonderful once again. The 7 course tasting menu is a must with highlights from this visit being a smoked cauliflower soup (I hate cauliflower!) and a duck course of parfait, ham and croquet confit. The tequila 'slammer' pallet cleanser is always good fun. Service is...More

1  Thank Jen W
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 19 December 2014

I'm a big fan of food that has the wow factor be it through presentation, taste or just unusual ingredients or combinations. However, many such restaurants can be a little formal or pretentious and that's just not my thing. And then I discover Lumiere. If...More

2  Thank Adrian S
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 14 December 2014

We were eating in Lumiere to celebrate my daughter's graduation. It was a memorable meal with many interesting menu choices and different foods to try. In between, we had little extras. The very best thing was how helpful the staff were to us, my husband...More

Thank Jill H
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Jon, Helen and the team at Lumière

Reviewed 13 December 2014

I honestly can't understand all the fuss about this restaurant. What am I missing? We booked for a birthday meal and were underwhelmed by the ambiance which we found functional and uninviting. From the fire door entrance to the cheap cutlery and glasses, the strange...More

4  Thank azure983
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I have had a quick look at your other reviews too, just to make sure that I wasn't missing anything.... This review holds us in very similar company to a couple...More

Reviewed 8 December 2014

This is a very nice oasis of proper cooking and service. It's not cheap , nor does the food push many boundaries but the quality is high and you walk out with a warm feeling. It's close, but no Champignon. Positives are that the small...More

Thank medocain
LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Just to put a couple of your comments into context; whilst I agree that 3 courses should never take 3 hours, we should maybe...More

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junesilv
29 January 2017|
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Response from LumiereCheltenham1 | Property representative |
You are able to send a request for a reservation from our website & one of our reservations team will then contact you to arrange your booking within 24hours. (Please note that we are closed on Sundays and Mondays.) If your... More
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zahir18
31 October 2016|
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Response from clairel545 | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is bijou (small but perfectly formed). I would not take my dog even if was permitted. Sufficient space for diners not for dog too.
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zahir18
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$46 - US$106
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarence Parade, Cheltenham GL50 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 222200
  • E-mail
Description
Lumière is intimate fine dining restaurant set in the heart of beautiful, Regency Cheltenham. Run by Chef Jon Howe and his wife Helen. Lumière offers a short inspirational menu and friendly, informative service. Jon excels in being able to put a new and interesting twist on traditional dishes, the menus change frequently allowing Jon to make the most of the fresh produce available to him.
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