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Smith's of Bourton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Smith's of Bourton

4.7
4.7
450 Reviews
£26 to £40
Burgers
Theo & Sebastian who are brothers, started Smiths in the middle of a pandemic! We are seriously passionate about patties and are based in Bourton-On-The-water, also known as ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’. Our restaurant sits circa 30 guests making it a small, exclusive place to come and eat. Since opening, we have made it our mission to get our hands on the best possible ingredients. We also use dry aged beef with a great fat content supplied by Aubrey Allen, which marries up with our strong, unique flavour combinations giving you the ultimate bite! We cant forget about or delightful buns, which are handmade daily by a wonderful local baker. All the flour used for our buns is made up of Cotswold flour sourced from local farmers.

We also pride ourselves on having a vibrant cocktail scene. All of our cocktails are bespoke to us and our syrups and flavourings are made in house!

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2 people

21:30


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Burgers, Cocktail Bar, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:00 Sun 18:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01451 810564
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Theodore Smith

What 450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

450 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff and meal. Tater Tots are awesome.

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    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place and atmosphere. People very friendly. Will come back.

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  3. Nikos

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best burger! Super service, fantastic location and ambience!

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  4. Sara

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time we have been as a family - and does not disappoint! Perfect burgers - probably the best we have tasted! great staff Thank you!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased. I have already told 3 friends about it and will be bringing my step son here for his birthday.

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  6. BeckieC

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited this fabulous restaurant for the second time and we do not have a bad word to say. we absolutely love it here- we are not from the area but travel just to go there. the staff are always very friendly and helpful, the food is absolutely outstanding and by far our favorite place! Beefy Boys have nothing on Smiths in Bourton on The Water, they are just fabulous! thanks again guys and see you soon! 😊

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  7. DavidP

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The burgers were excellent, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The location was beautiful, too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genuinely the best burgers in the world. I can give no higher compliment.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here on our first night in Bourton. Amazing atmosphere and the burgers were to die for. Fairly limited dessert choice but what they do they do well (it was brownie or cookie dough when we went!). The staff were very attentive and service very quick. Our only regret was not staying long enough in the area to visit a second time!

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  10. Jane

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third visit and it was absolutely great. The burgers are amazing, definitely the best burgers we have had in the UK! Just trying to work out when is acceptable for a return visit, is the day after ok? :-)

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been meaning to take my son to Smiths after we went a couple of years ago and he loved it

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  12. KatieB

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent burgers, maybe not the biggest choice, but they were delicious and the tastiest burger I have had in a long time. Very tasty chocolate brownie too and helpful staff.

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  13. DeesDines

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I feel this place is hyped up on Instagram but reality is not great. Food was nice, especially the burgers. Mac and cheese didn’t taste of anything. Wasn’t much of an atmosphere, felt like everyone was talking quiet so we didn’t hear each others conversations. Service was poor, from walking in to be greeted by bloke at front of house we were made to feel like it was an inconvenience being there even though we had booked a table. Could tell all staff were clearly ‘stressed’. From sitting down we heard 4 different tables being apologised to for something with their food/wait time which didn’t fill us with confidence. Couple next to us finished their food and left and waitress came over and left bottle of cleaning solution and cloth on the table and it was still there by time we received our food, ate it and left. The bloke running front of house seemed as if he didn’t want to be there, we were asked by a waitress if we wanted more drinks to our reply was yes but never received the drinks. Luckily the burgers were nice as the overall experience for my husbands birthday meal didn’t leave a great taste in our mouth. Would not rush back here unfortunately.

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  14. ViennaM

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t recommend Smiths enough, the food is delicious, the servers are always smiling and happy to help.

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  15. IanDJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little gem of a place. Had Sunday lunch there and had one the of tastiest perfectly cooked burgers ive had in years. Really really good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Certainly not short on the portion sizes

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  17. LorraineP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had high hopes as general reviews were good Burger was lovely But served on a tea plate with no salad or coleslaw?? Wasn’t any salt pepper or sauces on table & wasn’t asked if we wanted any Disappointing one bowl of chips between us 2 burgers 2 soft drinks £45 bill !! Left us feeling we should have gone to Mc Donald’s!!

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  18. CharlotteP13

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressed with both the food and service, really couldn’t fault it!

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  19. jesss

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was super lovely and the food was so lovely.

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  20. RTupp

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded expectations! Would gladly go again. Best burger I’ve had in quite sometime. Great atmosphere and service as well.

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  21. Jade

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal and drinks, staff were friendly and the food was amazing! :)

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  22. IanM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our second visit and, sadly, our last. The meals were awful and we should have sent them back but soldiered on, paid the bill and left. Far too much salt ruined both meals plus my wife’s chicken was more akin to charcoal.

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  23. Anonymous22

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily 10/10! Melt in the mouth burger, amazing! Quickly seated, no long wait for food and nice decor. Well done Smiths

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  24. LuciaB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great and friendly staff, good music and overall very lovely designed place.

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  25. JadeM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, we had the blue cheese boulevard, triple b, kale and carrot slaw and smiths dirty tater tots! Really nice burgers!! Loved the decor, including the ladies loo which included sanitary items... very thoughtful! Staff were so accommodating, including to other customers which we overheard! Drinks we had ice tea which was sooo refreshing and the one trick pony cocktail was perfect!!

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  26. SophieL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely clean well kept restaurant. Food was delicious and staff where lovely. Would definitely recommend xx

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  27. JaneW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burgers were different to what I remembered from last time the meat itself wasn't as nice? The toppings were lovely on all 3 that we had but very disappointed with the actual burger ive been absolutely dying to come back after last year's visit but not what I remembered

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  28. KateN

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff. The dirty tots were exceptional. Crispy new potatoes which it included were gorgeous. The Mac and cheese also nice. TBH I preferred these to the burgers which were difficult to eat as the bottom bun was so thick and eating with your hands everything was squeezed out, but I am not a burger lover. The Cajun fries were also nice. Overall a lovely place to eat if staying in Bourton.

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  29. ScottS

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Of course we had the burgers. They are huge, delicious and cooked just right. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. I would definitely eat there again.

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  30. CraigS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Next level food, burgers we amazing and the brisket tata tots were also delicious

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  31. IshaiK

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Centrally located, good hamburgers and side dishes. Highly recommended for meat lovers.

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  32. RebeccaH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, quick service. Would recommend. Gluten free buns available too!

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  33. DonnaD

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place, good burgers, friendly staff, very slow service although it was a bank holiday, seated next to bratty kid, pricey.

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  34. StevenA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and welcoming staff. Delicious burgers and fries , quite possibly the best we have ever had. Highly recommend visiting this lovely little restaurant.

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  35. Owen

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent gourmet burgers, also canned craft ales and cocktails available

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great casual dinner! Truffle fries were delicious and good martini too:.

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  37. SharnW

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Smiths is THE place to go for burgers in the North Cotswolds. Small but done well. Interesting combination of flavours. Not trying too hard, the ingredients speak for themselves. Well done Seb and Theo your hard work pays off

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  38. HandB

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived early so it was quiet but the service was gd and food tasty.

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  39. DMG4

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second visit has only confirmed my opinion — it’s the best burger I’ve had. Incredible…

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  40. ClareK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely selection of burgers and drinks. Attentive service. We had the classic and the blue cheese burgers, both were fantastic. Can’t wait to come back!

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FAQs

Smith's of Bourton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01451 810564.

Smith's of Bourton is rated 4.7 stars by 450 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

21:30


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Smith's of Bourton

Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 2BT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:00 Sun 18:00–20:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Burgers, Cocktail Bar, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Theodore Smith
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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