GL50

4.9
197 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 197 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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InderpalJ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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.

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HollyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MK
MariaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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TheSilverFox
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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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).

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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.

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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.

JC
JillC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both top-notch. Really enjoyed our evening.

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vipMcticker
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. The stylish yet warm ambiance created a lovely welcome The staff were highly attentive without being intrusive
Food exquisite - so fresh and original. An eclectic and original wine selection was available complementing the dishes perfectly. I could see the chef of this restaurant Jonas Lodge becoming a rising star in the years ahead.

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Fishmeister
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Jonas Lodge's cooking shows the quality of his training by some of the UK's leading chefs. The short, imaginative menu - 4 starters/main courses/puddings plus a pair of oyster choices and a couple of specials - shows GL50's commitment to cooking to order. We had scallop with celeriac, gooseberry, yeast & pig cheek and a venison tartare, both beautifully presented and loaded with interesting flavours. We had salt marsh lamb to follow, cooked to pink perfection, tender and succulent. The wine list was well chosen and the prices fair. Our server was friendly and helpful with good knowledge of the dishes. Don't go there if you are in a hurry. Cooking of this standard takes time and care, so dinner is a relaxed process, providing a whole evening's entertainment. The only downsides were the piped musak (it added nothing useful) and, absolutely not the restaurant's fault, a loud-mouthed woman on the next table who never stopped talking about herself! The man she was with said nothing at all until they left, when he mumbled “Sorry” to someone whose chair he brushed. We had a wonderful meal, great service from delightful staff and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. I hope they get a Michelin toque soon!

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WilliamC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise. Had a meal with some old friends and our first visit to GL50.
The whole experience from start to finish was truly outstanding.
Fabulous staff, menu, ambience and food sensational.
A lovely touch for the chef and owner to come and introduce himself.
Top marks!

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amyg
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always enjoyed this location and with the new development it sounds as though it will become a great location. The restaurant has been tastefully decorated and the relaxed ambience was enhanced by the satisfying soundtrack. The service had the right balance of attentiveness, the staff were lovely, the food was great and the house red very drinkable. The menu was small but well thought through with good options for all tastes. I really enjoyed the evening and will definitely be back.

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MMWN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious innovative food and fantastic service. Always a pleasure to eat here!

AH
AnitaH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, great wine pairing and great service, we throughly enjoyed our evening

AH
AlanH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank You To All the Staff at GL50. We ate here on Saturday Evening and the whole dining experience was excellent
Such wonderful imaginative food cooked to protection served by professional, friendly staff
We wish you all the very best in your future and when next in Cheltenham we will come back and eat

NT
vipNickT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. The best food I’ve had in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal service, Polite and incredibly informed staff added to an incredible experience. Food served to perfection and presented impeccably.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On arrival, the menu's were in an envelope with the lead name of the party on, shown to the table, really nice ambiance and decor. We were served with tasters from the kitchen which was a nice touch. Food was excellent as was the service. 5 starts from me all round excellent experience.

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Megs
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, the staff were super knowledgable and friendly, and the cocktails were amazing! My new favourite place to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great restaurant lovely staff. Will definitely be going back

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DanielFM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JJ
vipJustynaJ
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. From the warm welcome to the very end. Food was superb

MH
MartinH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as ever

M
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
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.

FAQs

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

GL50 is rated 4.9 stars by 197 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.