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La Petite Brasserie, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

La Petite Brasserie

4.2
4.2
101 Reviews
£25 and under
French
MEET CHEF.
Elegant style of cooking has given way to a stunning menu that tours finest Morden French cuisine in the heart of Cheltenham. Dine in a relaxed atmosphere and discover a unique crafted menu of seasonal dishes, prepared with the finest sourced ingredients.
Headed by renowned chef, Ram Jalasutram. who has worked in 3 Micheline stars restaurant and Leading hotels of the world. including Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse, Raymond Blanc, Gleneagles Scotland, the Dorchester London, Randolph oxford and Pennyhill park Bagshot.


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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, British, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:45–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01242 243000
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ram Jalasutram

Experiences

  • early bird set menu two courses till 6pm

    £19.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    early bird Two courses set menu served till 6pm every day.
  • tasting menu (only Dinner's )

    £75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    tasting menu 8 courses. Discover an evening of delightful flavors and textures that will awaken and delight all of your senses.
  • Steak night for two pax

    £29.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Steak night for Two pax on every Wednesday.

What 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for business meals

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for business meals

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Romantic

  • Cheltenham

    Best Overall

  • Cheltenham

    Best Food

  • Cheltenham

    Best Service

  • Cheltenham

    Best Ambience

  • Cheltenham

    Best Value

  • Cheltenham

    Good for groups

  • Cheltenham

    Healthy

  • Cheltenham

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cheltenham

    Good for special occasions

  • Cheltenham

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cheltenham

    Lively

101 Reviews
  1. SandyH

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Such a shame but there is nothing that one can say other than this establishment needs to learn how to present food that is cooked and has flavour. A huge disappointment

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  2. LeonieT

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredibly friendly and welcoming host and waiter. The food was so delicious. And they gave us extra things to try and went above and beyond. Couldn’t fault them at all. And amazing value too. I will definitely come again next time I’m in Cheltenham.

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  3. JohnD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both excellent - a lot of thought had gone in to every dish, and all of the staff were warm, friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed the evening and will definitely go back.

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  4. ThomasW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real gem in the heart of Cheltenham Spa. Quite a surprise to be having a fabulous lunch prepared by a wonderful, eclectic and highly experienced chef. I really wasn't expecting such a great lunch. Highly recommended

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On entering the restaurant we were welcomed very warmly. Service was excellent and the food was a delight. The chef is very talented and it shows in all the dishes. Several additions including an amuse bouché made the whole experience very memorable. We will definitely be going back and would recommend this restaurant to all, especially the luncheon menu which is excellent value. visit is a must!

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  6. MariSian

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday lunch for mother's 80th made really special, a wonderful experience. Food was excellent and the service was attentive without being obtrusive. Little extra touches much appreciated.

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  7. EdwardW

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent dinner with additional amuse boche and sorbets

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  8. EleanorV

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were attentive and the food was excellent. We had mussels and galettes and both were beautifully cooked. We were given extra tasters before our meal arrived and lovely mini cakes at the end. We highly recommend La Petit Brasserie.

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  9. MatthewM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked La Petit Brasserie for my daughter’s 18th birthday, they went above and beyond to make the evening special. The food was excellent and just what we were looking for. Would definitely recommend.

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  10. PiliL

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding in its presentation and flavour. The menu choices were varied and catered to all tastes. The service was friendly and informative and we had a really lovely evening at this restaurant. Thoroughly recommend.

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  11. Joey

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, great service. Both the salmon and the duck were delicious! We've already booked to come again next week!

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  12. LovelymealservicewasOK

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was lovely and we had a nice evening. The free pre starter was delicious and generous nice touch. The staff were a bit distracted and if we wanted anything we had to be alert to catch their attention.

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  13. robc

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service,second visit,would definitely recommend this french restaurant

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  14. MeMe

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unusual place in Cheltenham. Had a lovely meal with good service. Would go again

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  15. Jack

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food. We did the taster and it is a lovely slow pace to give you time to enjoy some wine and a catch up. Food is fantastic and the restaurant has a really lovely shabby chick ambience.

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  16. JSDF

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Main course was excellent, starter was meh, service was woeful. We must have waited 30 mins between courses, no refills of water, no offer of a second drink, and the plates given to the wrong customers.

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  17. Anna

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal, superlative service again and a sweet birthday surprise . My friends loved it too. Thank you.

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  18. helenr

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food and service was outstanding cant fault it and the price is very reasonable, would highly recommend it

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  19. SylviaL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The muse bouche was excellent as well as the sorbet palate cleanser after the very enjoyable first course of smoked haddock souffle. Duck was perfectly cooked, an excellant dish all round. The king prawn cigar in the stone bass dish was however a little too salty. The portions were generous and filling, no room for a dessert. Waiters were very pleasant and efficient.

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  20. James

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been recommended this restaurant. King prawns with cured salmon was excellent and mains fillet steak & duo venison also excellent. Luke (server) also very friendly.

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  21. SimonS

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited La Petite Brasserie in early January and discovered one of Cheltenham's "hidden delights". We chose the Tasting/Grazing menu and, I have to say, it impressed everyone in our party. The food was sublime and it deserved the five stars awarded. As a by note, the menu was keenly priced and offered great value. The venison and beef dishes were cooked to personal tastes and all courses were beautifully presented. One of our number is allergic to shellfish and the chef, Ram Jalasutram, was able to create alternate courses at very short notice. Impressive. The service was attentive and the staff couldn't do enough to help make our visit enjoyable. A number of them are still "in training" and have a little to learn when presenting tasting menu courses to diners ... four stars out of five. We plan on returning to the restaurant in the not too distant future and expect to be able to rate the service as five star. In summary, La Petite Brasserie offers a really interesting menu, an excellent dining experience and provides great value for money. We, most certainly, will be returning.
    La Petite BrasserieResponded on 17 January 2024
    Dear Simon thank you for the choosing La Petite Brasserie. I'm glad that you and your friends have enjoyed. thank you so Mach for your sharing experience on OpenTable site. I will share your comments with my team. once again thank you so Mach. looking forward to see you all very soon. LPB

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  22. MarcellaW

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was terrible. Service was slow. I do not recommend.

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  23. SaqibM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    There was Stains on my Table. Staff were God knows where?! My Drink didn’t arrive till my main came out and I still had to ask where it had gone!!! No body came and checked on us and communication between staff was poor as no one knew I had ordered pudding with my course!!!! I’ve had much better experiences in restaurants that cost me half the price!!!! Very Disappointed!!!!!

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  24. BruceG

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. Service was average. As we booked for Xmas lunch, I was under the impression that there would have been some form of decoration/xmas crackers on the table. While the staff tried their best, it is definitely not a French restaurant.

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  25. TzaraD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly, welcoming and comfortable restaurant situated conveniently in the centre of town with easy access and other amenities such as pubs, close by. The staff are courteous and attentive. The chef is excellent. Our group had two starters. The parsnip soup was thick and creamy beautifully complemented with apple. The prawns were beautifully presented and delicious. Mains were the duck breast cooked to perfection and the cod which was beautifully light and fluffy complimented with seasoned mushrooms and sauce. The mushroom was risotto was also excellent. Overall the variety and complexity of the flavours was very impressive and the atmosphere very relaxing. A memorable birthday meal. Thank you we are so grateful.

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  26. ClareM

    Bath

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ext level delicious French food served by gracious and attentive waiters. We will be driving over from Bath again to visit this restaurant. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Don’t be fooled by the decor and the laminated menus, nor the slightly comic table service, this is a gem of a restaurant for its fabulous cooking! A must try for foodies.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. DeniseR

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst restaurant I’ve been to in sometime- didn’t deliver any of what they say is on offer! Place is smelly , badly decorated and we were put on our own outside the toilets. Heating was broken so it was freezing. Food was dreadful and we returned our main meal and decided to leave . We booked this restaurant for a Christmas weekend away in Cheltenham and it ruined our trip !!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun evening overall though with some drawbacks. Food was mostly excellent with good portions, the mains all fantastic though sticky toffee pudding a slight let down. Decor felt a little shabby, rushed diy vibes and the layout is strange. Service was somewhat comedic with the maitre d a little fussy and hard to communicate with. Menu’s full of spelling mistakes. Overall it felt like having a nice dinner at faulty towers.

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  30. Anna

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another absolutely delicious dinner in a lovely atmosphere and with impeccable service. Probably the nicest scallops and then cod I’ve ever had. Thank you and see you soon.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My second visit for their fixed price menu, excellent value and quality, a real treat.

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  32. Dinerx4

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Great potential - really poorly executed. Didn't get main course until 10pm (we sat at 7.45pm) and then it was barely warm. When we complained the manager argued that we couldn't expect beef to be hot!! Very disappointing, I would advise caution if booking here!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a super evening with excellent food. The service is not rushed but great and both waiters are characters. The headwaiter had to deal with an unpleasant table of people who clearly were trying on having their bill reduced. He dealt with them in a very polite and respectful manner. Food is excellent and we’ll definitely return but be warned, it is a little chilly in there.

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  34. DavidR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Completely empty restaurant, it was freezing cold and the worst part is that it was our 30th wedding anniversary, so we'd travelled to Cheltenham especially. The waiter couldn't really understand what we were saying, we had the 6 course tasting menu but he explained none of them (he'd only been there a month so lacked any sign of training). Do not be fooled by all of the blurb about the chef's experience...we found the food bland and under seasoned on at least half of the dishes. If they knew that there would be no one booked for lunch, why didn't they contact us so that we could change arrangements, as they knew it was for a special occasion? No atmosphere, very run down looking restaurant in severe need of updating and lacked charm in every area...from service to food to ambience.

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  35. Rosanna

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, friendly service and amazing value .

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  36. SueS

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a party of 8 and all thought our starters and main course food were excellent - really well presented and very tasty. We didn’t have desserts as we were too full. The wines were good and very reasonably priced. The service was friendly and timed well. The interior of the restaurant looks a little tired and could do with a lick of paint and we were in an area of the restaurant at the back, away from other tables, so difficult to comment on the ambience. Overall very good though - we will go again!

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  37. LynneG

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, beautifully served, good value for price. Wish more people took advantage to visit restaurant. Very quiet.

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  38. KenB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was and excellent meal, the set menu for two courses we felt it was very good value. It's french, but there are some twists like my curried cauliflower with the scallops was delicious. We ordered the a main and a starter each and we were full afterwards, so just had coffee afterwards. The service was really good, the waiter was very helpful. We went really early (5.30pm) so the restaurant was quiet so I can't really comment on the ambience when it would be busy. It's worth a visit for the food and for great value, for the early bird set menu.

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  39. Sophie

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have told friends that it was Michelin Star cuisine in modest surroundings.

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  40. lisak

    Gloucestershire

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Menu a bit limited, fair value, but prefer a different style of food. Like proper vegetables, not puree versions. Not keen on the background music, toilet needs a revamp- very dated/grotty. Not many diners in so felt a bit cold. Staff friendly enough.

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La Petite Brasserie is rated 4.2 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.
Google Map for La Petite Brasserie

51 High St, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1DX

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    High Street, Cheltenham.
  • Area
    Cheltenham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:45–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, British, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Executive Chef
    Ram Jalasutram
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Wheelchair Access
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