We really love Bistrot CoCo and have to resist only eating there and nowhere else. First we usually have a cocktail in The Coco beach upstairs, where I have had the best 'sidecar' that I've ever tasted, before making our way down to the restaurant.
It is like a little bit of Paris in the middle of Cheltenham, the atmosphere is buzzy, the staff are friendly and helpful, with an intimate knowledge of both the menu and the wine list and the service is very good.
The starters are delicious and I struggle to pick just one item, so often opt for the 'assiette de Coco' which is an assortment of three items. There is also a wide choice of mains meat, fish and vegetarian again I struggle to choose because they all sound so yummy. Last time we went I had the 'Navarin of Lamb' which was a delight. The lamb was juicy and tender and melted in your mouth, and it was accompanied by new potatoes, beans, garlic bread and a delicious gravy through which you could taste the delicate seasoning of garlic, herbs and red wine. It was a triumph.
For dessert I had the cheeseboard with a glass of port and my husband had the 'Chocolate tart with Mango ice cream', which he said was a epicurean delight, he also enjoyed some of my cheeses as i was too full to eat them all.
Other diners were keen to talk with us about the meal asking what we had chosen and telling us how much they had enjoyed theirs.
An almost perfect evening, just a slight imperfection was that we had to wait longer than necessary for the bill. However I cannot recommend 'Bistrot Coco' highly enough and would not hesitate to go back again as often as possible.
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