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“Faultless food”
Review of Lumiere

Lumiere
Ranked #1 of 495 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$46 - US$105
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 21 December 2012

We managed to get a last minute cancellation for a Thursday evening.

On arrival you instantly feel relaxed the decor, furniture and atmosphere are all very welcoming,

Staff are all friendly and polite, They know the menu and dishes well. We opted for the 7 course taster menu and found the menu and the drinks to be very reasonable on price.

We have eaten in many starred restaurants and sometimes chefs can create dishes which are style over content. However this is not the case here.,...... All dishes are well thought out, perfectly seasoned and very tasty.

Also the portion sizes were great, you can some time end up eating 6-7 course but still feeling hungry but i felt we had great value for money with 7 good portions of food.

The service throughout the taster menu was consistently well timed.

There are some quirky elements which i loved but everything was on the plate for a reason.

Will definitely return

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2  Thank theomillie
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed it, hope to see you again soon.
Thank you for posting your photographs too!

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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Reviewed 21 December 2012

One of my favourite restaurants, which we usually go to for a special treat. Food, wine and service is always top notch.

Thank Debz04
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoy our restaurant, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Charming welcome and service here, beautiful calm room. We had the vegetarian tasting menu which had some amazingly delicious things such as a dish with kohlrabi and mozarella ice cream, and the soufflé desserts was a triumph. Sadly also some disasters; the chef seasons like a meat eater i.e. masses of salt and over reduced sauces, the risotto none of us could finish as it was overpoweringly salty and garishly strong. The lack of subtlety such a shame but a culinary adventure nonetheless.

3  Thank Jezza08
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Had a wonderful night experiencing the innovative taster menu in this small, quiet, intimate venue. All our party really enjoyed every course - left feeling happy and smug that we had chosen this venue at the last minute and it had worked out so well! Apart from the absolutely delicious, interesting dishes of course after course (not too big so we were satisfied but not too full) - the service was a great mix of friendly, informative and warm. I've visited lots of Michelin starred restaurants and can only assume the Michelin chaps must be calling soon to award that star. Felt so inspired I have tried to reproduce a few of the dishes myself at home.

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1  Thank THLondon
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, hope to see you again soon.
We have a Facebook and Twitter page, if you would like to post some pictures of your recreations we'r love to see them!

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Great ambience. Friendly staff. Wonderful innovative and tasty food. We went for lunch.
We have already booked for our anniversary in June!!!

1  Thank Fred G
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen & the team at Lumière

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