GL50

4.8
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31 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
After working in some of the best restaurants in the world, I’ve seen some amazing food but also a lot of waste. Now more than ever zero waste is being brought into the public eye and in Restaurant GL50, I plan to reduce food waste!
What 31 People Are Saying
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CatherineM
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, staff were helpful, chef came to table, would highly recommend this restaurant.
If we are ever back in Cheltenham we will definitely go back.
Good luck as this is a new restuarant 🍀🍀🍀🍀

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Mosser
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great inventive food and a surprisingly different but brilliant wine list. A fantastic night at GL50 . Just what cheltenham needs from a young owner /head chef...a different and innovative menu...not the usual repeats..will be back

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SianM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous new addition to the Cheltenham restaurant scene with delicious food and really lovely staff. Will definitely be back.

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Hugo
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good British food. A hidden gem at the moment, but think it’s going to get very popular.

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DebbieA
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food with the exception of the roasted cabbage side.

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Yomyomyomburrp
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, knowledgeable and attentive staff and a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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KJS1
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu on Valentines evening along with the suggested drinks flight. The food was wonderful, delicious with just the right proportions. The varied drinks were well selected to complement the food. The hostess Sophie and staff were welcoming and attentive and the chef Jonas came to chat at the end of the evening : a lovely end to a lovely meal. Thank you. We look forward to returning.

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SingingJan
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited GL50 for lunch today with friends, having been recommended. Everything was perfect from the warm welcome, an interesting wine list, through a lunch which was delicious, beautifully presented and excellent value. The chef/proprietor took the time to come and speak to each table and made an impression on us with his enthusiasm for good local produce and using every part of every ingredient. This restaurant deserves to thrive and we will certainly return.

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elevon
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It's a lovely idea of making good use of all produce.

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a first visit to GL50 on Saturday evening. A warm welcome, delicious food (the sea trout was great) and lovely ambience all contributed to a thoroughly impressive experience. Chef Jonas taking time to chat to diners towards the end of the meal was a lovely touch and echoed the high standard of service throughout. Excellent!

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Nathaniel
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away by how good the food was and were impressed that the food was served by the chefs who made it, so they were able to tell us about the dishes. The head chef was also very excited to talk more about how he came up with the menu items. There is clearly a lot of passion in this restaurant - will definitely be going again.

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AlexB
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was incredible, very interesting combinations. Great vibe in the restaurant, perfect for a date but also for dinner with friends. The owner and exec chef came out and thanked us for visiting the restaurant which was a nice touch.

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Elanne
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very imaginative use of ingredients. We were very impressed that the chefs used all of the produce where they could to reduce waste. We had the taster meal and every dish was delicious. Having the chef who prepared each dish deliver it to the table and explain how they'd prepared it added to a fabulous experience.

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VanB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seasonal food presented beautifully, warm atmosphere and attentive staff. Lovely to meet the chef too. We would definitely return and not hesitate to recommend to others.

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ClaireM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night, brilliant food and drink and lovely service, we will definitely be back

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AndrewE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, great food and friendly efficient service. Tucked down a small side street in the town center. This is one of the best meals I've had in a long time and reasonably priced. The 'Raw venison, turnips, caramelised whey' starter was amazing as was my Guineafowl main - lots of great flavours. The locally sourced sourdough bread and home made butter was a nice touch between courses. Didn't sample the wine list this time, but will do when we return.

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BrianW
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at GL50 and we will be returning very soon.
The food was excellent in taste and value. Compared to other eateries in Cheltenham this is one not to be missed.
It was a nice touch for Jonus to come and ask us about our meal.
See you soon.

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Jane
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent and inventive cooking from a talented young chef. We will be returning

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TomY
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't dare hope GL50 would be anything like as good as the much- missed White Spoon, but on the basis of a first visit, it's absolutely tremendous. Another brilliant chef at work. Highly recommended, we can't wait to go back.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in flavour and presentation, a creative menu and perfect portion sizes; a warm welcome from front of house, and a visit from the chef whose enthusiasm for his art is palpable. A perfect casual fine-dining experience at a very reasonable price.

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MMWN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and really friendly chilled out vibe! Loved all the dishes we had - each one had such a wonderful combination of flavours. Great to meet the chefs who created the dishes when they bring them to your table too.

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KevinC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I visited GL50 for lunch - our choice of restaurant was based partly on the reviews on tripadvisor and partly on our curiosity regarding the "minimal food waste" policy. Our experience was truly delightful and its one we plan to repeat as soon as we can. The welcome was warm and heartfelt, the food was excellent, the service was of the highest order and all at a reasonable price. I cannot recommend GL50 highly enough - get in early before word gets around.

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TrevorL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulously innovative food, probably the best restaurant meal we have had. Very attentive service. Highly recommended

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RachelH
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous evening, the service was lovely - informal but informative and then the chef and his team presented some of the courses. We almost don’t want to tell anyone about it to keep it a hidden gem but it would be better to have more people there.

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ARLY
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent 3 course lunch cooked and presented to fine dining standards. Difficult to find fault - perhaps a little too quiet, although the choice of background music was appreciated. Certainly deserves to be a success.

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ChrisG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, delicious food served by friendly and competent staff. A great new restaurant in Cheltenham.

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RD77
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our first trip to GL50. The food and the service were very good and it was a nice surprise to meet the Chef in person and his enthusiasm for the project is obvious. We will be back!

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vipPacoceline
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Opening week and will have to improve if it wants to succeed. Only five tables occupied well less than half the capacity. Our main order came out wrong ordered fish but what came was duck. They changed the dish but the refire meant my partner recived a lamb dish thar was not to a goid standard. The lamb was now tough. When the bill came that also showed the duck which wsd never ordered. Then ensued an arguement with the waitress who said it was a system issue. She had entered fish into the system but it had defaulted to duck. I suggested that systems don't change orders but staff do. Very poor service and argueing with a guest over an error not of their making needs to be focused on customer experience if they are to get the restarant full

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Gingerboysmum
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous dining experience with a unique and individual styled menu offering beautifully presented and very tasty food. We loved it and will return. The staff were excellent with just the right amount of attentiveness.

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SimonB
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good first visit to a new restaurant in Cheltenham. Good friendly and attentive but not obtrusive service. Enjoyed the menu on offer which had a short but interesting choice of dishes available. Mains were not as hot as would have liked to be but its a minor niggle on an otherwise good first visit.

Definitely would give GL50 another try

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IanD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just everything one could want from a special dinner out. Food was beautiful and so tasty, owners and staff were charming and prices were reasonable for this quality of food.

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GL50 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01242 228555.

GL50 is rated 4.8 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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