The Coconut Tree

4.6
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£25 and under
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Sri Lankan

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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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4.6
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4.6
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NW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. We were blown away by how good it was, and will be back.

JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Vegan and Gluten free LOADs of food i could eat

BB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food equally matched by a faultless service!!

SH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My third visit to The Coconut Tree and it still doesn't disappoint. The food is really tasty and there is an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans too. I LOVE their virgin passion fruit mojito!

T
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely, fresh food with a great selection for vegans and vegetarians. Great atmosphere and friendly helpful staff.

CH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty. Would return

NT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience!
The staff are very friendly and helpful.
The food is amazing

LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic what a hidden gem, food freshly prepared, staff really helpful, loads of gluten free options, will definitely return,

LK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What better place to spend a cold dark winters evening enjoying friendly hospitality and scrumptious food!

B
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a great find in Cheltenham, it is popular so always book. The food is tasty with some real surprises including vegan, the jackfruit balls were especially nice. Some tables are bar stools so make sure to book according to your need. The lighting is dim we had to use the phone torch to read the menu! I found some of the curry dishes had the same flavour gravy. The food could have been warmer on a cold night and I made the suggestion they consider heating the serving dishes and plates. For average eaters 2 dishes and rice is sufficient. Didn't try the desserts this time as full.
The waiter did go out of his way at no extra cost to change my cocktail as I did not like the first one. I have been before and will certainly go again.

L
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, freshly made and served very quickly. Staff friendly and helpful and contributed to the wonderful vibe of the place. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.

SW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This s the second time I have been to The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham and it was just as good, if not better than the first time. It was very noisy the first time & difficult to hear ourselves speak. It was much better this time.
My friend is Vegan and I decided to eat vegan too......and the food was absolutely delicious ! We were seated and served within minutes of arriving......Helped with the menu choices and looked after attentive throughout our stay.

If you like interesting, tasty well cooked fabulous food, in a vibrant friendly atmosphere..then get yourself booked in !

LO
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service the team were friendly, informative and efficient. Great to try some different dishes will be returning.

RC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Great place to go for a friend or family birthday!!

JJ
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food is amazing, definitely needs a repeat visit to try some more.

HC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Great atmosphere. Our new favourite!

T
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

If you want comfort whilst eating, then this is not the place for you! Wooden stools, not great. But if you want great food and even greater value, then you should definitely try it. Top tip, the Can’t decide option is enough food for 2 people to share. We were a group of 8 and had so much food left over!

PA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing, cocktails were amazing. Will definitely be going again.

F
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always amazing! Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Would definitely recommend!

MJ
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lots of tasty dishes, interesting drinks and fantastic service.

JG
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great night here ... food is lovely and super fresh. Goat curry has to be a favourite. Also had some great cocktails.

CE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at amazing value.

C
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top nosh. Great beers. Superb music and a great vibe. We are regulars for a reason!

FB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing meal and very friendly staff. Puddings were disappointing however everything else was beautiful. We had a great evening and are already planning on going back.

PC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend of our son as a fun and different dining experience, and she was right. The style is tapas, ie small but delicious dishes of Sri Lankan food. Nicely spicy and the coconut is never far away.
5 of us ate well for £86, so not expensive. The background music wasn't too loud but added to the atmosphere. We will return...

G
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally love the high top seating area.
The goat curry was incredible along with the prawn and squid curry just outstandingly tasty 😋
Fab friendly helpful and looks a fun place to work too !

KF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely fabulous find. Tucked away from the centre of town but still walkable. Lovely lovely staff, amazing food, great cocktails. We had a fab night and would highly recommend .

VW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazingly tasty, authentic food, great ambience and lovely staff. My friends visited from Sheffield to try TCT and absolutely raved about it. Not often that Cheltenham has a food place more cool than ones in Sheffield or Manchester !!

RJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food swapped out with limited explanation for a similar dish but not what I wanted, food wasn’t very warm and came out partly because of the swap a long time apart meaning much of it was finished before other dishes arrived - all in all disappointing compared to my last visit

ST
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, best caraibbean food, really good cocktails! I would definitely recommend!

RH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best places to eat in Cheltenham

LP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere.
Fantastic food. Definitely recommend

BM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been living in Cheltenham for 12 years, this has changed how I think about eating out in Cheltenham finally we have somewhere that has outstanding food that’s tasty and full in flavour.

Thank you

KG
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal once again would recommend to anyone

PC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal for our daughter. Delicious food with great atmosphere. Service was very awesome too.

MC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic experience with great food, ambience and very good service. Occasionally slightly slow with service but it was all worth the wait.

HL
London
167 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I really liked The Coconut Tree. The flavours are different and, even with just two of us, we were able to order a good variety of dishes with a reasonable bill at the end. Unfortunately I don't live locally but if I did, I'd definitely be back!

CB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unusual and delicious. The seating On a barstool was tricky for an older person like me, but the food made it well worth it. I can’t wait to go back!

SS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely staff. Will be going again!

MB
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for our small farewell meal to travelling family. Just a little disappointed that it was our 2nd visit without drunken bananas 😔. Our guests were very impressed with meal experience overall. Thanks guys!