GL50

4.8
160 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.

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 160 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielFM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and wonderful service. An absolute must whenever we're in Chelts.

MH
MartinH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as ever

M
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly vibe, stylish setting, great service and of course innovative, delicious food. All made and served with love. Thanks to Jonas and the team.

FR
FionaR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tue waitresses were very attentive yet liw key. Thoroughly enjoyed the tasters. Both the starter and main were excellent, extremely tasty and of the correct quantity. Chef came out for a chat, which was an additional touch, completing a highly enjoyable summer evening.

KC
KirstyC
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat GL50 was, a truly wonderful experience from start to finish!!!

The food was out of this world and wonderfully presented, if you're a foodie, this is the place for you.

If we return to Cheltenham, we will definitely be booking again.

Thank you for a memorable experience.

RJ
RebeccaJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, we came here to celebrate what should of been our wedding day and had a fantastic time. The food was delicious! Excellent service throughout the night.

AR
AdrianR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A gem of a restaurant with precision care and flair in each unique dish. A must visit when in Gloucestershire.

SB
SueB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A lovely evening and food, service and restaurant really lovely. Obviously the COVID situation makes it all slightly different but the staff where very professional. Would love to come again if we ever return to Cheltenham

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience of the 9 course taster menu!

LB
LucyB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant very classy and very good service. Innovative cuisine but perhaps trying too hard to be very different. Three of our mains were not hot and were sent back. However replacements arrived quickly and much better. Puddings very interesting to try but rather too many unusual flavours for some of our party. Good wines. However expensive and will probably not return as there are so many restaurants to try in Cheltenham . Worth a try though. Would have given higher score but for food temperature.

LC
LizaC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, artisan food and presentation of it, the staff were very friendly and open to offer alternative dishes to have for dietary requirements. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, some exceptional food. Scallops dish was first class, the rib of beef was melt in the mouth (the portion of beef was so large that we had enough left over for several sandwiches today). Recommended without reservation.

AS
AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service what more
do you want or need.

KW
KerryW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely sensational dining experience at GL50, we couldn’t fault it. Superb service, friendly staff, and the food was exceptional, surprising, beautiful, with intense flavours and perfect portion sizes. We will definitely return with friends and would recommend it to everyone, you won't regret it... The best meal I've had in the UK.

MH
MikeH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had just travelled down to Cheltenham from Hertfordshire but before we left I went onto the Open Table website to find a restaurant that was open in these interesting times and selected GL50. It took us a little time to find the restaurant but it was very well worth it. Situated opposite the Minster the outlook from the dining room window is calm with only pedestrians walking by. The greeting on arrival made you feel at home. The service was perfect as was the food. It always a big plus to experience new tastes and different combinations of produce. As I was driving I could only have a small glass of wine but the wine menu was very affordable. In all our experience is a big thumbs up and we can’t wait to return to Cheltenham again.

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keithg
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food of outstanding quality and a wonderful ambience. As a Coeliac it was such a treat to be offered delicious speciality bread and the staff were friendly and attentive. A fabulous experience all round.

SM
SarahM
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent meal. The menu was inventive and mouth watering so it was difficult to choose. Everything was well cooked and beautifully presented. Very highly recommended.

GW
GreggW
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The personal service and food were exceptional. There was a good mix of conceptual dining and straightforward menu options. I loved that the kitchen staff on occasions brought food to the table to face the customer and explain the meals. Thank you.

AJ
AlanJ
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GL50 is tucked away from the main shopping area but really easy to find and has an outlook over a grassy area. We choose GL50 after research of Cheltenham and it did not disappoint in any of the areas we considered important when choosing a new restaurant to dine at. Their appliance of COVID prevention was outstanding - our menus were presented to us in a named envelope. What attention to detail. The menu, although not vast, four choices for starters, mains and deserts, was more than enough. The actual choices were truly inventive and cooked, or rather created, with a care and understanding of how to make food look and taste so inviting. Every plate was returned empty - that says it all. Whilst not cheap, it certainly was value for money. Our evening ended with a visit to our table by Jonas, the Executive Chef, to discuss the food and our experience. We left GL50 totally satisfied with every aspect of our dining experience and discussing when we would next be in Cheltenham to visit GL50.

LH
LHB29
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Not only is the cuisine utterly delicious, but the staff are very helpful and well-informed. There is a low key atmosphere which makes for a relaxing evening. Highly recommend for a friends or family dinner. Equally suitable for a date night.

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Monica
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm , friendly welcome, and extremely attentive service. All of us thought our food was first class andvthe little cups of soup were delicious. All in all a very enjoyable meal and we will certainly go back.

CH
ChrisH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary meal and GL50 pulled out all the stops! We were even presented with an unexpected happy anniversary course.
The food was incredible and the service just the same.
Will 100% be booking again!

CR
CatR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal, the service was extremely attentive and they were very accommodating of my husband’s severe nut allergy and were very reassuring.

NS
NealS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit, the first being in December 2019 just after the restaurant opened (only because they were closed for lockdown) . I| am pleased to report that GL50 remains one one of, if not the best in Cheltenham. Everything we had was cooked to perfection, the lamb was sublime and I heartily recommend the cabbage ice cream. I wish them all the best for the future. We will be back.

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PatrickP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal out with friends. Food was excellent, although the views of the malted cabbage ice cream were divided. Service great, looking forward to visiting again.

LA
LindaA
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Beautiful presentation and very good tasty food.
Sophie was very courteous and attentive.
It is one of our favourite restaurants in town.

ND
NatalieD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I had the loveliest meal at GL50 to celebrate her birthday. This restaurant is relatively new, with an ambitious and inventive head chef and team of chefs, who have created a unique dining experience. Their menu is interesting and intentionally enigmatic, so when the dishes turn up they are pleasantly surprising and totally delicious. The chefs themselves bring them to your table and they explain what they are serving. The service is impeccable and atmosphere is classy and relaxed. Prices are very reasonable for the high quality of the food and service. This is the place to dine in Cheltenham, and we will definitely be back!

AH
AlanH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dining experience at GL50, The food was amazing great service and a lovely atmosphere.
The staff were fantastic you could tell they all wanted you to enjoy your evening.
The Chef and the Sous Chef both came to speak to us and there love of the food and enthusiasm for there menu was a delight.

KW
KathleenW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal service was great would definitely come again

SJ
StephenJ
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You really must go here, superb food , frendly staff, unpretentious atmosphere, Michelin quality without the bull....
Cabbage Ice cream ? So wrong and so good, made me laugh.

GE
GilesE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food with some unusual aspects that reflect the chef’s training, lovely service and knowledgeable staff, interesting wine list with some bankers but also some really unusual choices. Will be back.

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Hammy
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a great find. Wonderful service and great food - interesting combinations with some inspired wine pairing recommendations.

AM
AnnieM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really excellent service, good overall was really excellent (there were a couple things we didn't like so much but think that was more of personal preference than bad cooking). Would definitely go again!

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Joeyjep
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Food was very, very good. Some of the dishes were the best food I’ve ever had. We will return!!

LW
LucyW
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. We really enjoyed it and would go back.

DD
DavidD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the ambiance superb and the service staggeringly good.
We had a most wonderful evening and enjoyed thoroughly the different and delicious menu. Thanks again GL50.

DW
DeeW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food .Fresh local produce.
Friendly staff.perfect.

CW
CatrinW
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really attentive and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and food.

HA
HAll
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Service, food amazing. Asparagus and Raw beef starters, Quail and lamb mains. Thoroughly recommend

JO
JamesO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food and service was second to none. Considering it was proper fine dining also not too expensive. Very impressed and will be visiting again.

FAQs

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

GL50 is rated 4.8 stars by 160 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.