The Coconut Tree

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Sri Lankan
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  • Spicy
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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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LH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked after seeing good reviews and photos on Instagram, and it did not disappoint! Absolutely delicious food, lovely staff, and really nice relaxing atmosphere. Would highly recommend, especially the Egg Hopper, still thinking about how good it was!

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

Excellent atmosphere and food. Highly recommended. Good vegetarian and vegan options.

RE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE this place, so lucky we have it in Cheltenham. Been here about 6/7 times and it’s always been amazing. Always recommending the coconut tree. 👍🏻

MB
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looked after from the word go - despite them being rushed off their feet bless them! We took two family members for their first visit, one of whom doesn’t like rice! Roti breads were plentiful and cooked beautifully. Cocktails great too as well as the mint raspberry tea. A great occasion.

F
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic food but service for simple drinks really slow. Drinks service should check as simple orders come in. Maybe two tier service could be organised.

SW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night out , great food , great service. Nice decor.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely authentic food! Really enjoyed our meal. We have eaten here twice now, great both times.

SF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening. Nice to see a restaurant busy on a Tuesday evening. We were welcomed straight away on arrival and shown to our table. Friendly staff, a great atmosphere and lovely food, even a great beer on tap (Maltsmith IPA). The Hoppers are amazing, would recommend the goat curry as well. The only downside was not having enough room to try the desserts! We'll have to come back and try them.

s
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great flavour vegan / Vege food. Loved the concept of street food tapas style so you try lots of dishes. Very friendly and attentive service

BH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed it. Good interesting food, nice staff, liked the 70' funk, if a little loud. Street art decor, high tables not the most comfortable. Been nice if the food had arrived hotter to the table. Outside needs a good sort out -might put people off 😊

OT
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

All good very busy, but the bill was wrong three times by £87.00 !
Sorted but if we hadn’t checked in detail it would have been a nasty surprise

I
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Was like sitting in a Sri Lankan kitchen having mom rustle up much loved dishes to feed the soul. Booked a table for next month

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and tasty food. Not a quiet venue but buckets of buzz

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely relaxed place to eat with friendly staff and great food! The service was a little slow at times, but it's such a lively place it didn't matter too much. They'd run out of a few things, so a couple of dishes were unavailable, and they also ran out of ingredients for the cocktails we wanted. Other than that, it was a great night. Will definitely go again!

EP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails. Definitely come again! Already recommended to friends and family

JK
Herefordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem off the beaten track. The food was incredible - a genuine taste sensation. Great concept, quirky decor, very friendly staff, truly great experience. Thank you.

HL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived and were seated on the high seats. These are tall chairs with the tables attached to a wall. You can have a cushion to make it more comfortable but it wasn’t necessary. The food was absolutely delicious mostly served in small enamel trays. We weren’t sure how much to order so ordered 3 plates each with rice and bread which was ample. The only sad thing that happened was because mushrooms were so delicious we asked for another portion but were told the kitchen had closed. If you like good food in an informal setting this is the place for you

CG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, relaxing and friendly atmosphere and good value.

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing from start to finish! Lovely welcome, we felt like nothing was a problem (esp that I’m coeliac and cannot have any gluten). We chose all gluten free selection and the amount of food was immense! The flavours and atmosphere, staff’s friendliness all was second to none!

One thing I’m gutted about is the special pancake....wish it was gluten-free as my friends were very impressed!

Already booked in to check out the Cardiff venue! Yum!

KM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, amazing value! Super friendly staff. One item we ordered didn’t arrive, but we had plenty of food between us so wasn’t an issue and it was removed from our bill no questions asked. Highly recommend!

JW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time. Really good value. Went for the surprise dishes that they chose. Said I like hot meaty dishes so a bit disappointed when 4 of the 5 dishes were vegetarian. When I pointed this out they offered me another dish free. Well done. Thought their pancake trade mark dish was nothing special but next time I will have something else.

MG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food , a very high standard of service and a lively atmosphere. Absolute pleasure.

EJ
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal at The Coconut Tree. The waiting staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food is delicious. It’s a real treat to come as the atmosphere is always buzzing and the food is different from anywhere else. This time I took my teenage sons and despite them not being particularly adventurous normally, they tried all sorts of dishes. The cuttlefish and cheesy colombo were their favourites. Thanks.

KC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely buzzy local restaurant with friendly service and delicious fresh food. We loved tasting lots of different dishes and flavours but definitely got excited and over ordered!

SS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing and the staff are so friendly!

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed and unconventional with a real buzz about it

LH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, lovely staff & super good experience. Only tiny negative was felt a little bit rushed on our table as they were booked very solidly back to back.
Still awesome though :)

W
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was good. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be booking again in the near future as I would love to try all the dishes.

JG
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu & cocktails. Very friendly staff who were happy to suggest things from the menu. Would definitely recommend.

JE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique place and food. Booking essential as it gets very busy. Don’t let the area and lack of parking put you off. Staff very friendly and attentive.

E
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant as we have several vegetarian and vegans in our family and its always a hit. The children are always offered rice/chickpeas as soon as you walk in, even before the drinks order is taken! This keeps them from having to wait and they can then nibble on the main tapas later too. The staff are incredibly friendly and always offer to explain the menu and make recommendations. I just love this place and will definitely be returning! Thank you Coconut Tree again xx

MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food and the service was fantastic & helpful when it came to choosing items from the menu

SR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit and was not disappointed. Can't wait to go back.

AF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
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
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
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 on 13 August 2019
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

AW
Gloucestershire
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We liked a lot of the food but the goat curry was not very good quality meat with lots of gristle. Decent value we thought but service was slow

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.

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