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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HJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely amazing food, lovely atmosphere although quite loud due to a large Christmas party.

GF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good guidance on how to chose dishes - lovely waitress to help and guide for a Xmas Lunch/
Set Dishes for a good Lunch for two people

MM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

As always the food was beautiful and I will keep in coming for as long as that is the case, but tonight we waited ages to place our order and sat without drinks for at least 15 minutes. It was more than an hours free we arrived before any food arrived. The restaurant was not full so I don’t know where the issue was, but it was a little embarrassing because we’d taken a friend who hadn’t been before and we’d been raving about how great this place is. Hopefully a one-off and not arrogance starting to set in...

P
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting food in a relaxed setting. Very enjoyable.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Where to start with this place. Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, reasonable prices, amazing service. We were almost an hour late being seated due to how busy it was and we didn't care one bit, we hardly noticed. This place is World Class at what thy do, can not wait to go back and try some more of the menu.

DW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had a really good time. Food (lots of it) was amazing and all the staff were friendly, informative and efficient.
This was our first visit but definitely not our last.

CH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! You get so much food for your money:) always friendly and positive staff who are happy to help

RM
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous tasty food, no fuss. Lots of gluten free options

JE
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic restaurant with a good vibe, the food was a bit on the spicy side especially for the children but apart from that we were very happy.

NH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; fabulous, friendly service; fun, shabby decor ... what's not to like? Will definitely be back soon to try out all the other dishes.

k
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great evening here, tasty food, good value, can’t wait to come again

SJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff are always lovely and the food is always worth it!!

SY
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner - lots of little plates of deliciousness, really friendly staff and interesting decor too. We'll be back!

BP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Great, rich flavours. Brilliant atmosphere

K
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the Coconut Tree for lunch for a birthday treat with friends. The food was absolutely amazing! It is all so authentic, the flavours just explode in your mouth. It is all well presented and is serviced in good time - it does come out in dribs and draps, but that is part of the 'street food' style experience. They have some great cocktails to accompany as well. I've been twice over the last few months and will look forward to going again.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem!! The staff were friendly and accommodating, service was quick even though it was very busy as it was a Friday night. Wonderful atmosphere and not too pricey for a little treat. Very happy will certainly be returning

BP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit in a while but still as good as previous visits if not better. Wont leave it so long for the next visit.

NW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food equally matched by a faultless service!!

SH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
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 on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

CH
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty. Would return

NT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
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!