Prithvi

4.9
668 reviews
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£41 and over
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French / Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine

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About

Cheltenham’s Prithvi Restaurant, located on the Bath Road, is inspired by no less than Mother Earth – Prithvi being the ancient Sanskrit translation. The restaurant offer a refined and sophisticated approach to dining, sticking to a concept of understated elegance in every aspect, from food to service. Prithvi’s dining room sets the scene for a very special dining experience, the surroundings calm and understated, painted in cream, tables dressed in white and gleaming silver and glassware and with attractive artworks on the wall. Staff are equally well turned out, gliding from table to table as they serve steaming plates of freshly cooked food and quietly take orders, give menu advice and pour wine. Prithvi’s menu is much more than just simple Indian food. It’s prepared using fine, luxury ingredients with dishes cooked to order and though the basics are rooted in Indian tradition, the execution takes its inspiration from modern gourmet approaches
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French / Indian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Thursday and Saturday 12pm - 1.30pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday: 6pm - 9.30pm
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Phone number
01242 226229
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
There is pay & display parking opposite the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
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Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special treat! Delicious Indian inspired dishes with tasty little surprises in between courses. Much better value for lunch compared to dinner, but always fantastic food and service - the owner always comes over for a chat. We keep going back for special occasions!

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CR
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined here a few times and it never fails to disappoint. Fantastic food, wine and service.

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H
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favourite restaurant and never disappoints. Beautifully flavoured and presented food with warm and attentive service.

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CT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding and exceptional. Very careful with my gluten problem.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing creative food , beautiful tastes and great friendly service.

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HL
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals were very tasteful and imaginative. The service was friendly and attentive.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time here for my daughter’s birthday, the food was amazing and the service friendly, informative and well timed. We had the tasting menu and they were very accommodating regarding requests to switch dishes, we also had a wine pairing alongside which was fantastic and the staff were clearly very knowledgable about the wines. It was mentioned in conversation that it was my daughter’s birthday and they brought out a special ‘Happy Birthday’ dessert after our desserts, which was a lovely touch. Great place, would highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!

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TB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding evening - food, atmosphere and service were all perfectly judged, and all in all, represented outstanding value. Looking forward to taking friends and family there in the future!

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PW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was great, spicy and experimental, full of flavour and great taste combinations. Service was excellent. If you want some fine dining and food presented well here is the place for you, if you like big portions and beer at reasonable prices then maybe not. A great treat and somewhere we’re looking to visit again, looking forward to trying out the lunch menu also.

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RH
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late but they were so kind and held our table. Great food and wine was a good match too.

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous as always. To celebrate our retirement and my husbands birthday. Couldn't have been better.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really modern twist on Indian food, wonderful to look at and even better to eat!

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GL
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and even better service. Our first visit of many, I'm sure!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in the U.K. should have at least two Michelin stars.

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AM
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our meal was excellent as ever. It is a wonderfully consistent experience eating at Prithvi and we wholeheartedly recommend it. We look forward to another return visit soon.

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IW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit here and it has been supreme on every occasion. Fusion of food wonderful,the tasting menu was a delight. Staff attentive, knowledgeable, yet not intrusive. Our overall favourite place ever

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OT
Cumbria
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have been to Prithvi.

The first time we were blown away by the service and the food. This time the food and the service were superb again.

From the moment you walk in the door you are welcomed and made to feel that you are the only diners there. The staff are attentive without being overbearing, each course that is served is explained, looks and tastes delicious.

We had the taster menu and both my wife and her brother asked if dishes could be tailored to their tastes, this was adhered to and was just as good as the original menu which I had.

I would recommend Prithvi to anyone wanting perfect food, excellent staff and a lovely ambience.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we knew this would be special. A wonderful welcome. The tasting menu is just amazing, so delicious and served impeccably. Stylish, thoughtful and an absolute delight. We Can’t wait to come back

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JT
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food nice atmosphere and attentive staff.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although expensive the food is just perfect and the service is very good but not in your face . It’s our favourite restaurant in Cheltenham

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LD
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, one of the best in the UK! Great service, good wine list and a special way to cook Indian food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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CR
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined here on numerous occasions over the last few years and despite the appearance of many new restaurants in town this is our favourite one in Cheltenham.
Beautifully presented food, exquisite tastes (a take on French cuisines with an Indian influence), great wines and impeccable service. We’ve already booked to go back!

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C
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The standard of food was great. The portions could have been a little bigger. Overall a fabulous experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food was fantastic

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can honestly say that I had the best dinner I have ever experienced !!! The quality of the food and service was excellent . Portions were not huge but were exquisite .

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SC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and stunning food - great all round and will be returning shoryly

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LM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our evening at Prithvi - immaculate service, superb food and generally just a lovely, lovely place. Staff are knowledgable and polite but friendly, and it’s some of the best and most interesting Indian food I’ve ever eaten.
They also gave my husband a little celebratory birthday desert - a lovely touch! I’ve tried to upload a photo, but it hasn’t worked, so you’ll just have to trust me about what a fabulous place this is.
I thoroughly recommend it!

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 6th occasion we have visited Prithvi during the last couple of years. Just like all of the previous visits, we enjoyed the very friendly, welcoming ambience, and the food was simply divine. Great to see that such high standards are maintained consistently. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

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MR
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite restaurant in Cheltenham, never fails to provide high quality dining experience, beautiful flavours and textures of wonderfully different food.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant , great quality food and extremely skilled staff on hand ...nothing is too much trouble ...delicious menu with attentive but discreet staff who really do put the customer first !! It’s our favourite place to eat in Cheltenham -superb !!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommended by my son who ate here a few weeks ago as a party of four. Decided to book for my birthday and I was not disappointed, every bit as good as I’d been told. Service fantastic and every little detail perfect. The food was amazing, all sorts of wonderful flavours and the added courses were a very tasty surprise. So impressed that we have booked again for mid July.

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p
Worcestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely fabulous food as usual. Prithvi never fails to impress

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V
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, interesting food. Do the tasting menu, very good value and every course just seemed to be better than the previous, if that's possible. Excellent service. Did not want the meal to end!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We rate this restaurant in our top 3 in the UK, along with Le Manoir and Le Gavroche. Service was truly exceptional and the food was sublime. You are made to feel really special. Very rare that you find this level of service and quality of food outside of the Michelin star restaurants. Have already booked to return soon.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience--from service to creative and delicious dishes that highlight Indian flavors. Another terrific meal from the team at Prithvi.

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G
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was so good! Service was spot on and they made my husband a lovely birthday surprise plate! Highly recommended!

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EH
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional food with friendly service, nothing was to much trouble.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service again. We’ve been to Prithvi quite a few times and always had a fantastic meal. Staff are friendly and welcoming.

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