Chelsea Bar & Brasserie

4.1
53 reviews
£25 and under
British
THE BRASSERIE Sophisticated, relaxed, contemporary. The Chelsea Brasserie offers modern British cuisine infused with European recipes and techniques. Locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients are central to the menu's innovative dishes. The head chef and his team are dedicated to producing food that is based on a clear understanding of flavour, encompassing a lighter style of cooking. The sleek and stylish dining room provides the prefect backdrop for any occasion from intimate dinners to business lunches. THE BAR Luxurious yet relaxed, to compliment the restaurant. The Chelsea's Bar is open all day serving a wide selection of fine wines, beers and cocktails. Cocktails are made using only the best and freshest ingredients and our in house infused spirits, the wine list boasts an eclectic selection of old and new world wines. Table service is provided as well as a selection of nibbles.
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Liana
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! A real gem and shocked this place isn't busier as the food is always excellent!

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AngelaS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The food was served ten minutes after we sat down, the restaurant was empty, the food was only luke warm and obviously microwaved so no, I would not recommend it. I have decided to cook my own roast in future!

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great menu and good food. Ambience and restaurant layout was really super. Fantastic wine selection and service was brilliant. Had a fantastic evening thanks to Chelsea bar and Brasserie!

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BrianW
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From booking to paying the bill was 1st class.
I would point out that the drinks were over priced though ( G&T)

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charleeg
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic but service was poor and order was wrong on food and drinks a few times! Would go back though as the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were given this as a Christmas gift from sister. Very friendly staff & greeting. Service very prompt. Food good,not as hot as it could be. Although described as a "traditional"roast it's not, as the meats are not from a roasted joint. However, the meat , whatever method it was cooked was very good! Puddings delicious especially the ice-cream, which the waitress said was the chef's own made!

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Donal77
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great place. Arrived after a day at the races. Staff were very nice even though some of our party didn't make it

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DerekP
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a really enjoyable evening. Absolutely great food and excellent service.

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Mary
Hampshire
30 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a wet day at the races and shopping 4 of us had an extremely good meal in a vibrant atmosphere with good service. A definite return when back in Cheltenham

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NiallH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night with great food....

Really enjoyed the food with some great cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was nt worth the full price but as we had a groupon deal was fine
We didn’t have time to stay long as we had other arrangements
Slight concern how quickly food came out which always makes us suspicious of being cooked way ahead of time and then just microwaved

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The staff were friendly. Some of the food was a little disappointing. The batter on the tempura prawns was far too thick.

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ERFWCPL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place, we had never been before. But certainly will come again with our grown up children! Thank you. Very nice food, friendly service,

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Impromptu Saturday night out, good menu choice, atmospherenjoy and staff attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place, excellent service from Paula & Dave, extremely good value & superb food. All in all a great experience & Id definitely recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is tastefully decorated and has a calm relaxing atmosphere to it. We where lucky and it was jazz evening - amazing music and singing.
The service was top notch - nothing was too much trouble and all our needs were catered for. Our 6 year old wanted a kids menu but they didn't have one but chef made him what he wanted - spaghetti bolognaise!!
The food was Devine and all cooked to perfection, plated beautifully.
This is a must go and have a meal place!! Highly recommend it to everyone

Can't wait to go back !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and place to eat. Staff were friendly and food was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Friendly, fun , on trend lovely food ! Good time had by all !

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Travellady
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very friendly staff, just not the ambience we expected sadly. Food was well presented but average. But can't fault the staff they were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service. As we had never been to Cheltenham before we could not find the restaurant. My daughter rang and explained where we were and the manager came out to meet us in the pouring rain I may add.!!! Took our coats from us when we got inside and the service was excellent throuout. Had the 3 course lunch menu and it was excellent value as it was only £12.95. Big size portions as well . Would certainly go back if visiting Cheltenham again.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good menu on a busy Saturday evening, great service after a slow start. Ambience marked down as large Christmas party were noisy with high pitched screams thrown in for good measure but hey ho its nearly Christmas and short of chucking individuals out what can a restaurant do.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My partner and I had a beautiful meal on Friday evening. There was a good selection on the vegetarian menu. We were there early so not very busy, that said it was still a lovely atmosphere

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dev79
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiters were very polite and friendly and professional. They provided a high chair as requested in advanced and ensured there was an area to change our baby. The only reason for a four not a five is we had to ask for the dessert menu. Service went quiet after lunch was served and we weren't asked if we wanted anymore drinks. Though we had a groupon voucher we took the opportunity to have more.

MM
MazMo
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first visit with my sister for lunch. Had the set price lunch, good selection, tasty hot meal, good value for money, good portions. I've booked again with my partner

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Sammy
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Lovely looking restaurant, friendly staff but food disappointing.

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ElaineB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service. We dined on a Monday and they had live jazz, so really added to the occasion. Food was served swiftly, although not too fast, and was beautifully presented.

Great ambience - will definitely go there again.

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MBMB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good and staff friendly but food was ordinary and very expensive for what it was.

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ClaireD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely relaxing evening. Food and cocktails were great and the staff were very helpful.

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ChristopherG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for Sunday lunch having bought a living social voucher for 4 people for £17. Bill came to £61 having had 4 starters at £5.95 each, a bottle of wine £16.95 & a small white wine spritzer. My partner paid the bill which also included a £10 tip, not realising I'd already paid for the voucher so all in all very poor value for money and I now wish I hadn't taken the deal. Will not go back.

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SteveY
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have been and both times the food has been excellent and the service outstanding

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MMPJ
Hertfordshire
32 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed a good meal at the Chelsea bar, the two course lunch menu was exceptional value, good portions, well prepared and served. The service was a bit haphazard, and we had a slight dispute over the bill at the end, apparently the till wasn't working properly, hopefully others won't have the same issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food ok but the service was super fast and too impersonal

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We booked on Open Table for Monday evening and were pleasantly surprised - it was jazz night and there was a really good singer and little band there. The service was excellent & food & drinks even better. We enjoyed it so much we stayed far longer than expected and sampled a good few of the cocktails it was a memorable night on all counts and went on our list to return to. The opportunity to return came sooner than expected and we booked once again via the Open Table app. It was the night after our 1st visit and we were looking for somewhere to eat as we were staying in the town for one more night. We knew it would be busy as a race meet was on so were really pleased to see that there were tables available on the app. We promptly booked for an early sitting. We got to the restaurant looking forward to a repeat performance and thinking about what cocktails we would have. On arrival we were told that they didnt have our booking. I explained i had booked via the app about an hour previous and showed them the confirmation. They said that the app hadnt been updated and they were full, they couldnt help us. The restaurant was empty at the time (it was early) and whilst i appreciate they may have had several bookings due, i think they could have done something to help us. We told them we had been the night before and were really dissappointed - also asked why the Open Table app still showed as vacant slots - the staff didnt seem overly bothered and simply told us, that no they couldnt help us and it was unfortunate that the app was wrong, This left us with a really bad impression of the place which is so sad given the great night we had had the previous evening What a shame that that the same lovely staff werent there the 2nd night, maybe they would have been more helpful. Luckily we went into the Thai restaurant right next door, who were also fully booked, but they managed to squeeze us in and let us have a table for an hour and some lovely food.

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Pippin
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent main courses and wine. Starter and dessert were lacklustre

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SRS59
Gloucestershire
55 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to meet our friends ... there's a comfortable lounge/bar area to have a drink before moving into the restaurant for dinner. The menu is varied, extensive and reasonably priced. The wine prices are not excessive and the service is always excellent and very attentive.

Having previously visited The Chelsea Bar & Brasserie I had no hesitation in taking some friends there last Friday ... and we weren't disappointed. The food was very well presented and the service would have put a number of 3 star restaurants to shame.

A great evening out ... The Chelsea Bar & Brasserie is to be recommended.

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RWallace
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had a meal here for my birthday and were extremely impressed! The food was absolutely delicious and the rare steak was so perfect I didn't even touch the accompanying sauce. Ambience was very good considering it was midweek in January and the meal was very good value using our Taste card.

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Julesn30
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend a visit as the service, food and value are outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The drawback of having a birthday in December is that going out for a meal always clashes with everyone else's Christmas party. This restaurant was great the first time I went. This time it was extremely busy and noisy, with huge groups on their Christmas parties. As a consequence we waited a long time for both our starters and our main courses. The food, however, was lovely. And after making a comment about the slow food, we were awarded a complimentary glass of Prosecco each. I would eat here again, just not in the middle of December.

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badmanj
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eight of us ate here for an evening meal after my son's graduation. Everything about the place is lovely - great ambience, attentive and friendly staff and the food is really great. Of particular note, the steaks and the ice cream with the cheesecake! Oh and the mango and chilli cocktail.

If you have a special occasion or want a great romantic setting this place is perfect. Highly recommended.

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Setchell
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Using the online booking system, I was able to let the manager know I was booking a table for my husbands surprise 40th meal out. The table was set with a helium balloon and a card signed by the staff - something greatly appreciated and certainly not expected.

The food was sublime, beautifully presented and served at a perfect pace to match the evening. The staff were friendly and answered all our dietary questions and requests.

A wonderful evening. I will definitely be dining here again and highly recommend The Chelsea Bar and Brasserie to everyone.

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Chelsea Bar & Brasserie is rated 4.1 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.