The Coconut Tree

4.6
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Sri Lankan

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Enjoy the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality & cuisine, our dishes are rich in Ceylon spices with recipes going back generations from our very own parents kitchens. Try a traditional Hopper, Kotthu and Devilled dishes, mix them with our tapas style menu. Spoil yourself with our Cocotails, beers & fine wines. We’re known for groups and celebrations, an organisers dream with no need pre order. Cheltenham's interiors feature exposed brickwork, The Coconut Tree signature 'penny bar' and enclosed rear garden.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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SusanC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great place to eat. A little spoilt for a while by very nosy people on another table, but great after they left.

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BernieC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting food great flavours excellent value. A really friendly environment and really good service.

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KateW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous food and menu choices! Highly recommend.

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SteveY
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, well presented by attentive staff.

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Sarahs
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friendly chilled cosy place, went for the sharing taster menu for £20 per person and so pleased we did plentiful dishes of amazing flavours and quality
Loved the music that was playing. Staff were friendly and helpful I will definitely be back 😊

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Shanella
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were fice of us. Great food & ambiance! Thank you

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Alexis
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Very helpful and friendly staff.

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ReetT
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to The Coconut Tree in a while. There have been a few new additions to the menu but the food is as good as ever.

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Vickers
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently awesome. Delicious food, great service and fab atmosphere - as always.

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vipSheilric
Oxford
38 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time there. Loved the place! Tuna was bit tough - overcooked. Chicken was bony. Loved the hoppers and the dirty ??? Tapas dish. Nice wine- Shiraz.
Service was superb.
Will definitely go back

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kateb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food - so tasty. Great for people who are gf. Staff are really friendly. Couldn’t recommend more. Such good value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i booked a table for my boyfriends birthday, we arrived late and just before the kitchen was closing (so sorry again) and the manager was so understanding and nice about it. we got our food quickly and it was the nicest meal i’ve had there before. i had the black pork with rice and rotti and it was all delicious. thankyou to the team at the coconut tree for making my boyfriends birthday so lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was good, the settings were lovely. The waiter was quite pushy with getting us to spend more money though and as it is quite an expensive restaurant as it is I found that quite off putting.

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PaulT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unusual and interesting 'street food' theme. Good for sharing and different from your standard flavours.

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MorganM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travel all the way from Tamworth as Cheltenham is our closest one and we recommend it to everyone.
LOVE the food, the staff are beyond helpful and the whole experience is outstanding.

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SiMick
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and great food that we've never tasted before. More than we could eat, we went away with cartons of left overs that where just a nice the next day. Would highly recommend for a different meal out.

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SSSSCCC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cheerful & efficient service and fabulous mohijos. As always, a fun evening in a great restaurant.

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OliverC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic in here. Only issue was they let a lot of people in who aren’t eating and we were quite crammed in, plus our order got muddled a few times. Would definitely go back though.

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food! Brilliant staff. Would highly recommend.

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StruanP
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service along with an amazing atmosphere. Can’t go wrong here!

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SueS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu has changed so tried new tastes and disappointed especially cheese cubes hard dry and tasteless. Too much onion in other dishes and tried hopper for first time no where as tasty as dosa. Gave feedback and got a discount sign of a good restaurant thank you.

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EstherB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a really lovely meal in a lovely setting with superb service. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We will definitely be going back!

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Catwoman
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first visit to the Coconut Tree. I was only able to book high top seating, which was a little uncomfortable for me (I'm rather short!), and the lively Friday evening noise level made it difficult for the three of us to chat, but the fabulous food made up for it! Every tapas style dish was delicious, and we had fun sampling each other's choices. We're planning to be back in Cheltenham soon with a larger family party, and another visit to the Coconut Tree will definitely be on our itinerary.

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SarahJ
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, lovely environment and friendly staff. Good vibe as well

NH
NaotoHoward99
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food so lovely and the service and staff were amazing really lovely place

SG
SamGreenland
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing food! Service was great and the value for money incredible. The only negative was that if I was to sit on the bar tables from the side of the wall I don’t think I would of had enough room to comfortably eat. However in the other tables more than enough room. Would recommend to anyone!!!

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JohnnyO
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is fairly straightforward but very tasty nevertheless. Having numerous small dishes to share enables you to try a lot of things and not to risk all on a dish you’ve never heard of. Sharing also makes a meal more of a group event as you can discuss what you’re all trying. It’s excellent value for money and very cool. I’d go again without hesitation.

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SusanH
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here, lovely food, staff and service was good. Lots of choice on the menu , great atmosphere. Seats a little uncomfortable but other than thar a great all round experience. Would definitely go again

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AlsExp
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit to the Coconut Tree - it just seems to get better each time. Food and service is excellent - we will be back

MB
MelB
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brought back a friend as her birthday request but this time she wasn’t going to share!
Great food as always - would like to see more deserts on offer but other than that - another great meal.
Thanks guys x

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LeoE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab time! Excellent food and plenty of it for the £20 per head option. Ask for the dishes to come out in gradually rather than al together.

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Albec
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We really enjoyed our lunch and the friendly service. The only downside was the noise level.

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MichaelS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice to eat something new. Would recommend to anyone. We’ll definitely be back!

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Allenspawn
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really funky place , excellent service , menu and food explained and all dishes tasted lovely , would definitely come again

RT
RuthTttttttttttttttttttt
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were a party of vegans vegetarians and carnivores and all found plenty to choose from the menu.The vegan voted it the best vegan food in Cheltenham. The dishes were all tasty in different ways

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KateS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, imaginative food, served in funky surroundings.

We were pleased we had an early booking as it took a while for all our food to arrive - because it is cooked fresh and there are lots of dishes.

Flavoursome but not uncomfortably hot spice wise.

Great choice of vegan food.

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AnnaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but let down by service - waited over 20 mins for drinks and then another half hour before any food came. Food was really tasty though

MF
MonicaF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere .. can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual and Pippy our waiter was ace! Highly recommend but make sure to book in advance! It’s very popular. (Cheltenham restaurant)

LD
LukeD
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the staff were nice to talk to and when I asked, made a few suggestions from the menu which I would recommend doing.
It was pretty busy but not crowded, a nice chill atmosphere

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The Coconut Tree is rated 4.6 stars by 1012 OpenTable diners.