GL50

4.9
214 reviews
£26 to £40
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!

Experiences

  • Nine course tasting menu

    £90.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A unique & seasonal tasting experience for all the culinary curious out there! As this is a surprise menu on the evening please make us aware of any special dietary requirements & particular dislikes before your booking so that we can ensure all the surprises are great ones!
  • Seven course tasting menu

    £75.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Unique & seasonal surprise seven course tasting menu. We will challenge your taste buds & ensure an evening you won't forget anytime soon. We must be made aware of any special dietary requirements & any dislikes prior to the booking to ensure that all the surprises are good ones.
  • Cheltenham Literature Festival Special Menu

    Oct 8 - Oct 16, 2021

    We are running a special early evening set menu for the duration of Cheltenham Literature Festival. Available from 5pm to 6:30pm from 8th-16th of October. Two courses for £15 or three for £18.50.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 214 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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jonesey01
London
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A real serendipity. Tucked away down a back street GL50 is definitely worth finding. The food was outstanding and more than equal to that served in many starred restaurants in my experience. Friendly attentive staff, a pleasant ambience and terrific value. Find it before they become victims of their own success.

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jackieS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Great ambience & delightful staff. Food was delicious. Only quibble is that the portion of bread & ice cream could have been larger.

JP
JudyP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A new discovery and we will definitely be back. Our only quibble was the music, too loud for us, though they turned it down on request, and not what I think of as background music for dining. But this said, an excellent dining experience and a relatively new restaurant which merits support to develop.

RB
RachelB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, how it doesn’t have a Michelin star I do not know. Everything about the place was amazing, food, and service. Cannot recommend enough, we will definitely be visiting again.

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CQuin
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with very professional staff. We especially loved the scallop and pork belly starter and the carrot and coriander soup with pine nuts amuse bouche. Speed of service was perfect and presentation good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The staff were very willing to accommodate and help. Had a fantastic experience for a birthday meal and would recommend to anyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of space between tables so we felt really safe. The food was delicious and they catered well for our party of four with one gluten free and one dairy free diner. Thank you!

JC
vipJoeC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Unusual and well made cocktails. Very attentive service. The food was incredible - great combinations and textures, and portions surprisingly generous. So glad to have this restaurant not too far from us.

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Rosina
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very helpful staff.
The wine was lovely too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening good food and friendly staff

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AndrewT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit - what a wonderful hidden gem for relaxed fine dining. Delicious food, beautifully presented and accompanied by friendly efficient service. We will be back. Very highly recommended.

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Pierre
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice diner for my wife's 50th birthday anniversary. The food was really good and original with lots of flavors and a lovely presentation. I would definitely recommend this place

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LY2021
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service from front of house was impeccable, we loved the personal touch of menu in an envelope and the atmosphere was relaxed. The chefs who brought food could have talked more about their dishes rather than just deliver it. Unfortunately the food didn't quite marry up to the price tag with some elements just not to our taste. The venison starter was the best dish.

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SimonD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really, really good meal. Words are not enough to describe it - you really have to experience it yourself to understand the quality, care, taste and overall service to appreciate just how good it was.

It was relatively expensive but well worth it. One of my top 5 meals in my lifetime.

DH
DerekH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

GL 50 provides top class cuisine along with friendly and timely service in a modest, clean and uncluttered, environment.. good value.

SW
SteveW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault the service, the food was outstanding then add the ambience and we had one of the best dining experiences ever. Only pity was we were visiting Cheltenham so can't go back on a regular basis. Good luck to Jonas and the team.

IJ
InderpalJ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, some of the best food I have eaten.

Each course was distinguishable from the previous one. The flavours of each dish were amazing.

Thank you to the staff and the team for the exceptional service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with exceptional food, service and wine. It was for a special occasion and the added touches were greatly appreciated. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant highly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

HG
HollyG
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal. Real attention to detail I every way even with menus being presented in personalised envelopes. Food was incredible cannot wait to come again and will be recommending to everyone.

DO
DavidO
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've missed taste like this for a long time now. No matter what you pick from the menu you wont be disappointed.

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momomo
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely ambiance, excellent staff. Highly recommended.

MK
MariaK
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service & food was very good. We had the tasting menu & my husband had the accompanying flight of drinks. We were both impressed right from the oysters we had to start right through to the cherry Bakewell dessert. It was will prepared & pleasantly presented. The service was attentive yet unobtrusive & relaxed. The restaurant was quiet which made conversation easier but there was a weird mix of rock to Sinatra playing in the background. The music seemed random & didn't really fit the style of the restaurant. It didn't detract from our experience- I just found it odd. My husband & I were already taking about going back to sample more of their menu before we'd even finished our meal & I look forward to returning.

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NikkiF
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little touches and extras were lovely - menus in a hand written envelop and complemetary amazebouche.
Service was attentive but not intrusive
Food was excellent and interesting and the portion sizes were perfect

MD
MaryD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyable evening. Definitely the Cheltenham restaurant to visit for exceptional food, creatively prepared.

TS
TheSilverFox
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very special meal for us as we were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary and the 9 course taster menu accompanied by the wine flight option meant that we got to sample the best that GL50 had to offer. A discreet location with a very relaxing atmosphere, we will certainly be going back.

Simply delicious!

JA
JonA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food with a quality drinks list. Excellent and attentive service, without pretention.

MC
MatthewC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and was not disappointed, the food was exceptional, the service was first class. We will definitely be back.

JG
JohnG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal here for our anniversary and my wife’s birthday. Both the service and food were excellent and would thoroughly recommend to others.

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ReillyP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A lovely restaurant in Cheltenham. The menu was very inventive with just enough choice to know the produce was top quality and very fresh. Between the four of us we tasted most things and each of us enjoyed what we had from the vegetarian options, to the pork and the kedgeree. The sides were delicious - especially the truffle mash. If you are looking for a meal that is excellent quality and unusual menu then this is definitely a good choice

TB
TomB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from the minute we walked in to the minute we left, so friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm and the food was absolutely stunning, we loved everything we had. The truffle mash is next level!! Great place, great people and amazing food :-)

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Sallyw
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar. Again. Thank you.
There is no better restaurant in Cheltenham (and yes, some of the others are very good). Different level of cuisine.
Vegetarian guests were blown away by the care and attention to non meat dishes (tasting menu that was tasty - for every mouthful!)

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AlexandraB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from the minute we arrived to the time we left. Certainly worth the wait for an available table to book and with very good reason. A must for any food lovers!

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Sallyw
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning. Deserves a Michelin star. Best meal we have had in a very long time (have been twice this month - tasting menu and standard both spectacular).

MA
MartynA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and do not forget to try desert!!! Hidden gem

TA
TraceyA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son treated me to lunch for my birthday and it was fabulous, lovely atmosphere, we both felt comfortable, great service and fantastic food, we thoroughly enjoyed it, highly recommend.

KS
KirstyS
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was all amazing. I am gluten free and there was plenty of options and alternatives made available.

MW
MarionW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate A La Carte from the small but interesting menu. We had a 'Special' main course which was a rib of beef to share, truly delicious and far too much for us to eat so we took the remainder home! The flavour of all of the food was spectacular. Service was attentive and friendly and we felt at home as soon as we entered the restaurant.

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NancyD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant location for a birthday meal. Interesting menu and enjoyable experience

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Suefromcheltenham
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a top class restaurant and to be highly recommended at star level.
This was our first visit and we have booked again.

FAQs

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

GL50 is rated 4.9 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.