With plenty of exposure to the catering and hospitality sector, our consultants have extraordinary knowledge of the Cotswolds and the delights that are hidden here. We have turned to them for their advice on the best places to eat in Gloucestershire. As we come into summer, days become longer and socialising increases, we search for new settings and ideas of where to go.
Who better to turn to than those that have first-hand experience with so many local venues, restaurants and bars. CaterCrew have highlighted their top recommendations for various requirements:
Starting with the first and most important meal of the day; breakfast at The Farmshop in Gloucester Services. The Farmshop offers a high-quality breakfast, serving fresh local produce and even an option of haggis! If you are looking for a breakfast whilst out on your Saturday morning wander through Cheltenham, then CaterCrew cannot resist the welcoming and friendly service of The Curious Café on the Bath road. Not only is the experience hard to beat but the food is consistently high quality and quantity! Following a feast, coffee is likely needed to fuel the day. Just a few steps up the road, you will find CaterCrew’s choice for coffee, Brew & Bake . The clue is in the name really; exceptional coffee and even better cakes.
The top pick for eating out with the family is The Kings Arms in Stow. It is an unpretentious Cotswolds inn, serving great food and relaxed atmosphere to create the perfect day out. If you have the children for the day, then they would recommend heading to The Langton where there is a dish suited to any palette, and particularly yummy pizzas and fish & chips for the children. Alternatively, the Cosy Club, located in central Cheltenham, offer a wide range of great food to suit any requirements. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff contribute to a pleasant dining experience with family.
If you are looking for somewhere to dine with your friends then CaterCrew would suggest Bar & Wok in Cheltenham high street as the perfect spot to meet. A favourite of many, you will never go hungry with large portion sizes of authentic Chinese cuisine and the beef-patties are a must-try. The Bottle of Sauce, also located in Cheltenham town centre, is a lively, unique bar, highly recommended by CaterCrew for their amazing burgers and pleasant service.
If you are searching for a drink before or after dinner, then head to The Clarence Social, full of atmosphere and serving an eclectic array of wines by the glass, cocktails and beers. The Clarence will guarantee a good time.
Perhaps you are in need of something a little fancier for your dining experience? Then The Daffodill located in Suffolk Parade in Cheltenham, not only provides divine food, but the setting in an old cinema tops the whole experience off. If you are looking to impress your date, then The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie would do that and so much more. This restaurant definitely doesn’t need an introduction as it drew outstanding attention to its tables before opening at Christmas. Located inside the beautiful Montpellier Rotunda and excellent food on offer, it is the ideal setting for a romantic evening. Maybe you would prefer a summer setting of No.131. Found on The Promenade, the bar has an appealing outside setting where you can enjoy a glass of champagne and a light snack while watching the world go buy.
The Vanilla Pod Bakery has grabbed the attention of CaterCrew with their tempting array of cakes. Located in Fairview Street, Cheltenham, the bakery offers a wide range of delicious wedding cakes, birthday cakes and special occasion cupcakes. Or why not try the homemade delights of Huffkins, renowned for the Classic afternoon tea and clotted cream and fresh scones. Huffkins have several locations in the area, and source all their ingredients locally right here in the Cotswolds, making them a number one choice for a deliciously authentic experience.
CaterCrew has a keen eye for foodie talent, so they have noted two hidden gems within Cheltenham worth visiting. The first is The Coconut Tree, located in St Pauls, Cheltenham. The Coconut Tree specialises in delicious Sri Lankan dishes, quirky décor and a vibrant atmosphere. If you are into trying something a little different, the Coconut Tree can guarantee this to be done with enthusiasm. The other spectacular place to be sure to try is KibouSushi, in Cheltenham town centre. Traditional Japanese experience is offered at a high standard and staff are attentive and informative. There are plenty of options to suit all, and platters to try a bit of everything.
Our consultants don’t only know the best places to eat in Gloucestershire, they also know where the best jobs are at in the catering and hospitality space, so if you’re looking for your next role please do check out our latest job listings or contact us to learn more about working with our consultants to land your next gig.
M5 (Between Junc. 12 & 11a)
204 Bath Road
217 Bath Road
140 Gloucester Road
189-191 London Road
1 Clarence Parade
18-20 Suffolk Parade
3 Montpellier Street
The Brewery Quarter
288 High Street
4 Fairview Street
119-127 Fairview Road
59 St Pauls Road
18 Regent Street