The Coconut Tree

4.6
773 reviews
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£25 and under
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Sri Lankan
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
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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AF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

If you haven’t tried this place it’s worth a try. Great little dishes great for sharing in a group.

GW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit, my wife has been before and loved it . Warm friendly greeting. Very helpful with menu selection. Great cocktails. Very relaxing, good attentive service. Eating there was like being on holiday. Certainly go again when next in Cheltenham.

CA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic as always. I would just like the devilled pork back on the menu please, was so disappointed when it wasn’t on there anymore.

CC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We Love coconut tree. Food great. We have to book in advance

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

His was our first visit, a family gathering. We all loved it, and found the staff so helpful in guiding us what to order. We will definitely return, and also seek out The Coconut Tree in Oxford. Hoping you might open one in Winchester? Many people would love it here too! Thank you.

OT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Busy ex-pub doing SriLankan food. Inexpensive and tasty. Small dishes to share. Surroundings quite basic.

L
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was good but the food didn’t taste freshly cooked. Wouldn’t recommend as there’s other restaurants that offer food for a similar price that are much better

RM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Staff were very welcoming and willing to assist with the menu. The menu was varied, interesting and our choices tasted great. Would look forward to trying many other dishes in the future.

A
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing place. Staff were really helpful and feed was delicious

MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

After reading the reviews, we were so looking forward to visiting The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham, we had visited Sri Lanka and loved the food. Sadly, we were both extremely disappointed with the place. On arrival you felt as though you were more in the Caribbean rather than Sri Lanka with the music that was being played, which continued the whole time we were there. The was no Sri Lankan beers available so we ended up with Thai ! The food wasn't good, certainly not like authentic Sri Lankan meals, even the rice was poor with huge lumps in it, had to cut it with a knife. As for the Hoppers, they were soggy pancakes that were put in an enamel bowl to keep their shape, not crisp little bowls, that stood up on there own, asking to be filled with goodies. Even the egg inside was hard, not soft and runny when you cut into it, made the whole thing very dry. Really sad, good idea but poorly executed, not authentic, won't be visiting again.

JT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great evening... the food was delicious and unusual, the service helpful, polite and friendly - and although slightly noisy this all added to the atmosphere which was buzzing

A
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere, would highly recommend! Really helpful and friendly staff as well

AR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. I come here often and every time is even better than the last

KD
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous lunch for my son's 19th birthday - delicious food, lively/fun vibe and great service. We had no trouble finding great vegan food - which is often a real challenge. Definitely coming back and highly recommending to friends, especially the vegan and veggie ones.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I’ve been loads of times and I love the food. The dishes came out in a less coordinated way than usual, but that was probably due to them being sooo busy (and popular), even on a Monday. Still a great meal tho.

L
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Lovely food and great price but the noise level was really high!

CB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Vastly different to one in Oxford, staff more interested in having their own party, openly drinking on shift, forgot orders, received wrong food. The food itself is fantastic, pity about the rest.

KM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. Good service. Good atmosphere (noisy but not unpleasantly so). The only issue was that the computers went down and we had to wait over 30 minutes to get our bill - which is quite a long time with no food or drink, just waiting. But I’m sure that was a one-off. We would go back.

L
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff! My favourite place to eat!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, and wonderfully fun cocktails to add to the fun. Well priced to boot!

J
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it here .. great food, inexpensive and the perfect place to catch up with friends

JR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food as always. Lots of choice and great service.

MT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and friendly service as always, food took a little while as it was so busy but we got offered free cocktails which more than made up for it!

CL
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely great experience. We have been meaning to go for ages and heard many great reviews. We were not disappointed. Thank you for a great evening.

HG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was fab as was ambience. Very popular place. Loved the decor. Just wasn't that in to the food, which ultimately as a restaurant is the main selling point.

FB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd visit to Cheltenham restaurant, enjoyed more than first. Really good ambience and friendly staff, though drink service a little slow.

NG
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Enjoyed the street food format, lots of dishes to share at the table. Delicious curries, lots of vegan dishes. Definitely coming again to try out more dishes.

JB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived at the coconut tree and was greeted with a smile and shown to our hi-table. The decor of the restaurant is in keeping with the thia street food theme, featuring graffiti from local artists.

The range of food was so good we didn't know what to get and went for the 'chefs selection' which proved to be great value for money, taste bud tingling and over yummy filling food.

We took advantage of the 2 for 1 cocktails, to easy to drink! And because the chefs selection was such good value we went for dessert to - drunken banana tasted sweet!

Overall, massively friendly service, high quality food and for the money was great! Would definitely recommend!

OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, the food is amazing and very fresh, can’t wait to go back !!

RD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although it was a very enjoyable evening, with decent food, it doesn't seem to be as good or enough as it used to be. The egg hoppers were good, as ever, but the other portions were definitely smaller and seemed runnier than usual e.g the black pork was particularly watery and hardly had any pork in it, and the cheesy Columbo, which is always a favourite of mine, seemed to lack its usual crunch and consistency. Again , the Sri Lankan fried rice was nice, but there just wasn't enough of it for one person even let alone three sharing! Maybe we should have ordered more, but in the past, and I've been countless times, 7 or 8 dishes has always been enough for three people to share satisfactorily. That said, the food on the whole was still good, and I will go back again. Hopefully I can just put this particular evening down to an unfortunate off day in the kitchen.

FG
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good value, good atmosphere, lovely service

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a fantastic meal with superb service!

JH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at the Coconut Tree is delicious - every dish we ordered (about a dozen!) was delicious and I'd struggle to choose a favourite. The service is really friendly but, unfortunately, two items - one food dish and one drink - just never arrived, despite us chasing them. We've found this before at the Coconut Tree and it's a bit annoying as otherwise it would get five stars all round. Don't let it put you off, but do try to remember what you've ordered!

AK
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great ambience for lunch and a superb wine list to match

DE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place - lovely, really interesting food, great people... :-)

GG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Coconut Tree was an amazing surprise! We love Sri Lankan food so thought we'd give it a try and were blown away by the food, staff and atmosphere. We would highly recommend The Coconut Tree if you love spicy food, friendly staff and awesome beats.

Z
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit, but won’t be the last. Excellent food, excellent service and amazing ambiance. Well done to the owners for creating an excellent experience. It made my wife’s birthday night.

PC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food ambience and service. Very tasty, would use again.

RG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real high quality food at this place. Was fantastic. Amazing flavours too. Glad I booked as got very full very quickly and it was a Thursday. The cocktails were really tasty too, girl making them did a great job. Great experience and will definitely be going again when I can.

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service as usual and delicious food.

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