The Best Independent Restaurants in Cheltenham

While staying at Cotswold Grange, we'd recommend that you experience all that Cheltenham's amazing dining scene has to offer. Here's our pick of the best independent restaurants in Cheltenham from fine dining, Michelin inspectors-recommended, to casual streetfood style on the go. 

Restaurant Journey

Restaurant Journey

Inspired by the owners' travel experiences around the world, Restaurant Journey was voted a favourite restaurant by Michelin inspectors. Head Chef, Jeff Lewis, creates a culinary adverture for the tasted buds cooking up unique exquisite and playful flavour combinations. 

The restaurant specialises in “Omakase” (meaning ‘’I'll leave it to you’’ in Japanese) tasting menus with a shorter £69 per person on a Wednesday and Thursday or £110 per person for the full works on a Friday or Saturday.

The Nook on Five

The Nook on Five

The Nook on Five is Cheltenham’s only rooftop restaurant. If you enjoy fantastic modern British dining and want spectacular views of Cheltenham, this is the ideal restaurant for you. With seasonally changing menus and the chefs using only the best ingredients, it's easy to see why The Nook is a locals' favourite.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner, so you’re sure to have time to dine during your stay. The Nook on Five also regularly hosts events, ranging from watching Wimbledon to fundraisers and live music.

Domaine 16 Restaurant Exterior

Domaine 16

Cheese and wine anybody? Domaine 16 is an incredible restaurant, focused on, you guessed it, cheese and wine. As well as the usual lunch and dinner menus, Domaine 16 often hosts themed nights, such as its renowned Bottomless Raclette Event.

The restaurant is often described as ‘Not to be missed’ and ‘Outstanding’ with its friendly and knowledgeable staff providing fantastic customer service. It's definitely worth a visit during your stay in Cheltenham.

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KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar

The steamy and bustling backstreets of Tokyo are the inspiration for KIBOU's Japanese hot kitchen. Offering day-to-night eating and drinking with a laid-back atmosphere that mixes canteen-style dining with classic Japanese cocktails and sake. 

With a history of 10 years in Cheltenham, KIBOU, is a local institution that grew organically from a small basement serving 20 diners to the larger space it now occupies. You won't be disappointed!