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Lumière, Cheltenham, Gloucesetershire

Lumière

4.9
4.9
75 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Cheltenham’s newest MICHELIN Star - Lumiere is an elegant, ingredient-led, innovative, fine dining experience in the heart of Cheltenham. Lead by husband and wife team, Somerset born Chef Jon and general manager Helen, the restaurant has a focus on the best British produce sourced from a network of dedicated farmers, fishermen, producers & our own family run farm.
Since opening in January 2009, Lumiere has received numerous local and national awards including a MICHELIN Star, AA Restaurant of the Year for England, 3AA Rosettes and is regularly listed amongst the Top 20 Restaurants in the UK by Hardens and Tripadvisor. Jon was also shortlisted for Restauranteur of the Year by The Caterer for all of his efforts during the pandemic.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:30–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 19:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    01242 222200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Howe
  • Area
    Cheltenham
  • Cross Street
    Most of the main town centre parking is within a 10 minute walk.
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    1 minute walk from the Bus Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

Experiences

  • EIGHT

    £135.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    EIGHT Courses of our delicate, produce-driven dishes inspired by our home-grown harvest & Jon’s skilful creativity. Vegetarian Menus, along with other dietary specific menus, are prepared only upon request. For customers who are unable to consume meat, fish or shellfish we are happy to substitute courses from our vegetarian menu but please do let us know in advance. Due to the seasonality and complexity of our dishes, we are unable to offer a completely dairy or egg free menu. If you have any other specific dietary requirements and will require a dietary specific menu please do contact our team to discuss when you make your reservation.
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  • FOUR

    £60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    FOUR Courses of our delicate, produce-driven dishes inspired by our home-grown harvest & Jon’s skilful creativity. Vegetarian Menus, along with other dietary specific menus, are prepared only upon request. For customers who are unable to consume meat, fish or shellfish we are happy to substitute courses from our vegetarian menu but please do let us know in advance. Due to the seasonality and complexity of our dishes, we are unable to offer a completely dairy or egg free menu. If you have any other specific dietary requirements please do contact our team to discuss when you make your reservation.
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  • SIX

    £100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    SIX Courses of our delicate, produce-driven dishes inspired by our home-grown harvest & Jon’s skilful creativity. Vegetarian Menus, along with other dietary specific menus, are prepared only upon request. For customers who are unable to consume meat, fish or shellfish we are happy to substitute courses from our vegetarian menu but please do let us know in advance. Due to the seasonality and complexity of our dishes, we are unable to offer a completely dairy or egg free menu. If you have any other specific dietary requirements and will require a dietary specific menu please do contact our team to discuss when you make your reservation.
    SIX photo

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Best Overall

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Best Food

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Best Service

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Best Ambience

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Best Value

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Innovative

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Romantic

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    British

  • Cheltenham

    Best Overall

  • Cheltenham

    Best Food

  • Cheltenham

    Best Service

  • Cheltenham

    Best Ambience

  • Cheltenham

    Best Value

  • Cheltenham

    Healthy

  • Cheltenham

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cheltenham

    Good for special occasions

  • Cheltenham

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cheltenham

    Most Booked

75 Reviews
  1. PaulH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was attentive and informative. The food was exceptional with immaculate presentation.

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  2. ClareH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, delicious food, fantastic service and surroundings. Definitely recommend.

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  3. jeane

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous as usual. What more can I say?

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  4. LABL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole evening was wonderful with delicious, amazing food!

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  5. Janie

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Understated restaurant which purely focuses on outstanding food and excellent service - not to be missed!

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  6. JaneC

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There were 4 of us in our party. Two of us had a good experience but the other two were disappointed as one of them found the food not to their taste and the other ended up unexpectedly drinking a very expensive wine. This was caused by the use of tablets for showing the menu and wine list. When taking the orders for drinks we were not shown the wine list on the tablet and the waiter did not highlight that the wine ordered was the most expensive version offered! There needs to be more accommodation for customers not necessarily up to speed with using tablets rather than paper menus so that there isn't any confusion over exactly what is being ordered. I think that using tablets is a bit pretentious as it isn't necessarily environmentally friendly, paper can be recycled.

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  7. StephenH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and quality, perfect service. Would recommend to anyone

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  8. VeryHappyCustomer

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a delightful way to spend an afternoon. The food was so full of flavour, you could taste every herb, every spice. The presentation was second to none and the service was perfectly balanced - sensitive yet efficient. We left Lumiere absolutely full up, satisfied and in awe of the chef! Well done Lumiere.

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  9. Sillygilly

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food . Did the 8 course taster and every course was awesome. Wish I’d done the wine flight but that was out of budget . Service was lovely and informative. Highly recommended the whole experience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience at Lumiere from start to finish. We did the 6 taster menu - every item was excellent, full of flavour with some quirky tastes and textures throughout. Can’t pick a favourite dish as all were top drawer. Well worth a visit for a memorable dining experience.

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  11. Peggy

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it was a lovely experience, the staff and food were amazing! However I feel for the price the restaurant could do with a little more atmosphere, the decor was certainly lacking and I can’t remember hearing any atmospheric music. I feel you can’t just rely on the food for the experience, it needs to be a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds!!

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  12. Anon

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food very inventive and well presented. Fabulous service. Overall an excellent meal and well worthy of the Michelin star. I will definitely return. Overall there was nothing to fault.

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  13. RCoton

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were keen to try the 8 course tasting menu and it didn’t disappoint. With matching wine flight, we had a great evening and would highly recommend a visit. The staff were friendly and helpful, service was excellent. Overall, worthy of its Michelin Star status.

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  14. patrickH

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our fourth visit and another wonderful dinner with you. The food and the service were excellent and it was a pleasure to see that my wife’s vegetarian food matched the rest of the table in looks and taste. Thank you

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  15. Snowy

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food and exceptional service, simple as that.

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  16. davidl

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food plus the serving staff were so professional, helpful and friendly.

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  17. NigelS

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A memorable evening experience. Stunning food, brilliant service in a lovely environment. Pace of the meal allowed time to savour the exceptional food and yet have plenty of time to catch up with an old friend. All in all wonderful.

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  18. LisaF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Customer service was excellent. Gentleman was ver knowledgeable and answered all of our nosey questions. Every time we dine it’s perfect. Thank you for making our evening special.

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  19. DandR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were incredible! Soft pairings were all delicious and each course was just perfect.

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  20. AndreaS

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was amazing, the food flavours were unbelievable and the textures. You are given a guide with the background to every course and how it has been created, which is great to understand how the chefs mind works. the staff are attentive, also passionate about what they are serving. highly recommended for a special occasion.

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  21. DavidS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best taster menu’s we have had and wonderful experience with great hosts

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  22. DamirK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff and surprisingly filling fantastic food! A great night out.

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  23. James

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I recently visited Lumiere, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Cheltenham, and I would like to share my experience: Location: The entrance was not immediately apparent, which added a bit of an adventurous start to the evening! Service: Once inside, the service was impeccable. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable, enhancing the dining experience. Cuisine: The food was exceptional. A standout dish was their unique twist on coronation chicken – it was deliciously flavourful and a memorable highlight. Another notable mention is the "slammer" dish, which was both inventive and delightful. Wine Pairing: The wine pairings were thoughtfully chosen and complemented each dish perfectly, elevating the overall meal. In summary, Lumiere offers an excellent culinary experience, from its innovative dishes to the superb service and wine selection. Highly recommend for those seeking a top-tier dining experience in Cheltenham.

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  24. AdamS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    On arrival to leaving the service was excellent. The food was to our expectations. Beautiful served and cooked. The noise was such that you can talk at normal level and be heard but without being overheard. We will return sooner rather than later. I recommend this restaurant if you get the chance to visit.

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  25. Patsy

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were delighted with our choice of Lumiere for a special anniversary. It is a real treat to sample such a superb, inventive menu served with style. It is expensive but we're worth it!

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  26. Mark

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The degree of skill and attention to detail in the food was first class. Excellent service too.

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  27. ClacK

    Gloucestershire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An exciting adventure. From surprise to surprise and a visual feast too. Inoubliable!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 6 course taster menu and had a lovely time.

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  29. PaulH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food as always and charming service. The duck parfait in white chocolate was quite outstanding and the sea bass cooked to perfection. Our only “complaint” would be that the menu has not really changed in over a year and so there are no great surprises which slightly detracts from the experience and does not encourage repeat visits.

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  30. GillianR

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a real treat - Lumiere is the place to go. The food is absolute delicious- such tasty delicacies. We did the wine pairing as well which was also wonderful. The ambience is lovely- I can’t speak highly enough of the experience.

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  31. andy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exquisite flavour combinations served with style.

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  32. DavidC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lumiere remains our favourite restaurant in Cheltenham, fully deserving it’s recent Michelin star ⭐️

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  33. SavB

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing food and service , can’t wait to go back

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  34. SianH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive to different tastes and needs, very friendly and helpful service and of course amazing food.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really special meal, I couldn't recommend enough. The price is high but for the quality of the food and service the value is comparable or better than alternatives in the area. Genuinely stunning meal obviously created with a huge amount of care. We really enjoyed the whole experience. Lovely atmosphere and service was excellent - dietary requirements were sorted with absolutely no fuss and my gluten free meal felt just as special as my partner's (standard) meal. Really enjoyed the range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on offer too. The cost makes this a very rare treat for us, and it was completely worth it.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As fabulous as ever. So many highlights, although I must mention the chicken butter served with their sourdough bread. It looked like butter, but tasted like a chicken roast dinner, absolutely amazing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, definitely worthy of their star. The damson soufflé/ sauce and the venison dish were the highlights but everything was great. It was so nice there we decided to get cheese and coffee even though we didn’t really need to.

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  38. Dogfishdave

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menus can be problematic there's nearly always a course you don't like or is not good not here every thing was bang on luxury ingredients cooked to perfection mightily impressed already organising return visit

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  39. ChrisH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable experience, great Front of House staff and food well deserved it's new Michelin Star. However not a fan of eating places that only offer Tasting Menus.

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  40. SallyB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional. Lovely service. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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FAQs

Lumière is rated 4.9 stars by 75 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


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lumière

Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucesetershire GL50 3PA

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Most of the main town centre parking is within a 10 minute walk.
  • Area
    Cheltenham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:30–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 19:00–00:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    1 minute walk from the Bus Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Howe
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
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