Prithvi

4.9
673 reviews
£41 and over
French / Indian

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
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SarahL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Reviewed on 18 December 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Superb restaurant - everything I have ordered here has been outstandingly delicious!

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vipMontpellier
Gloucestershire
31 reviews
Reviewed on 14 September 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

New location a little further out of town, but has more space. Food remains exceptional and staff wonderful. Always a great experience.

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Pacoceline
London
21 reviews
Reviewed on 26 August 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

been going for a few years now. Each visit is consistent and so tasty

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DavidP
Berkshire
3 reviews
Reviewed on 11 December 2018
Overall5foodserviceambience

Seriously good food and interesting wine list - I will return to try the tasting menu.

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Fiona1234
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ChantalR
Gloucestershire
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hilliers
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CarolT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndrewT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing creative food , beautiful tastes and great friendly service.

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HelgeL
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SheenaH
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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TimB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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PaulaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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RachelH
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MalcolmP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GarethL
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Foodies
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndrewM
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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IrwinW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SallyL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JohnT
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food nice atmosphere and attentive staff.

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TonyB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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LesD
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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45mins
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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ChantalR
Gloucestershire
10 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Cade
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was fantastic

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lyndap
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ColinM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

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MelanieR
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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maryC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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pussycat
Worcestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely fabulous food as usual. Prithvi never fails to impress

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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CarolW
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Prithvi is rated 4.9 stars by 673 OpenTable diners.