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Top Choice French in Cheltenham

Le Champignon Sauvage

For over 30 years, chef David Everitt-Matthias has been thrilling visitors and locals alike in this two-Michelin-starred Cheltenham favourite. Imaginative flavour combinations in his finely executed dishes include t…
Indian in Cheltenham

Prithvi

Prithvi's top-notch service and minimal monochrome style perfectly match its elegant, immaculate modern cuisine. While rooted in Indian traditions – venison haleem with split peas, say – the menu extends to include …
Cafe in Cheltenham

Boston Tea Party

A spacious, friendly, vintage-chic cafe, where relaxed decor – all blue faux-leather booths and rough wood tables, fresh flowers and colourful cans – makes the perfect setting for a contemporary British-internationa…
Brasserie in Cheltenham

Daffodil

This breathtaking brasserie conjures its retro setting, in a 1920s cinema, into fabulous art deco glamour, with a delightful daffodil theme from its tiled floor to the plaster cornicing. Charcoal-grilled offerings r…
Music in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham’s prestigious jazz festival, held for six days over the May Day Bank Holiday, has traditionally featured the likes of Stephane Grappelli, Van Morrison and Ornette Coleman as well as newcomers. Around 50 p…
Literature in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Literature Festival

One of the world’s oldest book-focused festivals kicks off over 10 days in autumn, hosting an astounding array of talks, workshops, interviews and debates by 600 top writers, actors, scholars and other literary figu…
Notable Building in Cheltenham

Pittville Pump Room

The Pittville Pump Room is Cheltenham’s finest Regency building. Modelled on an ancient Athenian temple, it was built in 1830 as the centrepiece of a large new residential quarter a mile north of the town centre. Ad…
Museum in Cheltenham

Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

This excellent gallery-museum focuses on local life through the ages. There’s an emphasis on applied arts and design, with some wonderful British ceramics and a fascinating display on the Arts and Crafts movement, i…
Street in Cheltenham

The Promenade

Famed as one of the most beautiful streets in England, this broad, tree-lined boulevard leads down from the high street to Montpellier, and is flanked by imposing period buildings that are now filled with fancy shop…
Area in Cheltenham

Montpellier

As well as plenty of handsome architecture, the village-y Montpellier district hosts a lively assortment of bars, restaurants, hotels, independent shops and boutiques. Along Montpellier Walk, 32 caryatids (draped fe…