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“Absolute gem!”
Review of Lumiere

Lumiere
Ranked #1 of 448 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$36 - US$104
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolute gem!”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I recently visited Lumiere with my girlfriend. We usually try and go out for dinner at least once a month and like to try different places. I can honestly say this is by far the best meal we have experienced, not just in Cheltenham but quite possibly ever!

The staff were very friendly and professional and the food was beyond fantastic. Dont be put off by the price as you get plenty for your money and it is well worth it for the whole dining experience.

We cannot wait to go back!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Mr Jack R
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team
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English first
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Superb in every way”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Regrettably we only discovered this gem of a restaurant once we'd moved away from Cheltenham!

On a return visit my fiancée and I were so impressed by the food and service that we enquired about hiring the venue. We were due to get married in May and wanted to do something special the night before - a 6 course tasting menu for friends and family seemed like a great idea.

In the weeks of planning that followed, Helen at Lumiere was fantastic at helping us select a menu and advising on seating plans etc. Everything was handled with a smooth professionalism that instilled confidence.

After much planning the big night arrived. With 18 guests assembled, Champagne and canapes started the evening off on a high which was maintained throughout. The food was excellent, the service was excellent (just as is had been on 2 previous visits). Everybody loved it and some of the more experimental courses certainly provided a talking point the next day!

Lumiere is one of our favourite restaurants in the UK, it thoroughly deserves the positive reviews and my wife and I look forward to returning in the future.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank JLeyton
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to Lumiere for her birthday. The surroundings were lovely, the service was attentive but not in intrusive and the food was fantastic. Hope to go back someday.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Andrewcox0
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Still hits the mark”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We eat here as regularly as we can afford. It is expensive but the food is outstanding. Its a small restaurant but the service is excellent and for a special treat its the place to go (or if you just happen to be rich) Tasting menu for two with plenty to drink was around £270.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Tim H
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team
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New Canaan, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, lacking in atmosphere”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Good food, they serve tasty amuse bouches between courses, atmosphere is a little cold but the good service makes up for it.

Visited February 2014
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Thank NickM4
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LumiereCheltenham1, Owner at Lumiere, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best wishes,
Jon, Helen and the Lumiére team
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