The Coconut Tree

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661 reviews
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Sri Lankan
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Spicy
  • 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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Houston
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Inexpensive interesting food, off the beaten track but worth a visit.

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RP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food atmosphere. Wonderful can’t wait to go again

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KL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Sri Lanka and am absolutely overjoyed that when I am back in my hometown visiting family I can soothe my homesickness with a taste of authentic Sri Lankan food. Thank you guys for creating a fabulously welcoming and chill place to eat and spend an evening. Only negative is that Arack Sours are no longer on the menu but the “Drunken Sri Lankan”s eased the pain. See you next year :)

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TC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall the ambiance of the place was welcoming and relaxed. A little disappointed that some of the food wasn't hot enough and not all as flavourful as I would hope. But would definitely give it another go.

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AK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and really cheap. Perfect place for a relaxed meal.

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M
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable food with fantastic service and a great vibe. I came on Monday with my friend who has just moved here from Sri Lanka and he loved the food as well. Will be back again soon with all the family.

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GH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great atmosphere!! Will definitely be going again

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JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Great food, great service and great atmosphere!

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G
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lively atmosphere and interesting enjoyable food. Depending on where you sit, it could perhaps be a little lacking in ventilation but overall a pleasant experience

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DM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Great food, relaxed atmosphere and the staff are fantastic. Perfect for a fun night out with a group of friends.

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F
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great if you want something a bit different, staff were attentive and informative about the different dishes and made good suggestions. Really enjoyed our lunch.

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TP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty food in quirky surroundings. Service good. Will be back.

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CL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Really tasty food - a lot of it plant based too. Jolly casual atmosphere.

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MC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, helpful waitress and quick service. Cocktails didnt seem very strong but were still a nice accompaniment. Will definitely go back.

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W
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food just the right portion size good service and atmosphere within the restaurant, definitely save some room for pudding the bananas are beautiful the batter so light and crispy. Definitely will be returning

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with plenty of choice. Great cocktails too.

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KN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!
Although I’d love to see a curry with chicken breast on the menu.
Will definitely be back again soon!

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SB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lots of friends visiting for the jazz festival and we all loved it! My favourite place to eat in Cheltenham.

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e
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good advice from server on what dishes compliment each other, just a really nice place to eat. Tons of vegan options! Hard to get a table! That’s always a good sign.

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MB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Delighted us all. Good value. Drink reasonable. Wonderful owners/staff. Does what it says on the tin. Would definitely recommend.

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

Highly recommended

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D
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spicy cuttlefish dish was one of best dishes eaten out in Cheltenham

Hugely friendly team proud of their food and they should be

Will be back

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SB
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service. Food was really nice and great to try new and unique dishes like the Hopper and the Cheesy Columbo’s. All nicely washed down with some tasty cocktails.

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PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food lacked seasoning. There was no ´devil´in the devilled chicken wings.

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ZJ
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first taste of Sri Lankan food and we loved it! Delicious ‘tapas’ type dishes to share, lots of tasty gluten free and vegan food, great chilled atmosphere and the waitress was very friendly and helped us to order. Generally well priced though I thought the small prawn/squid dish at £7.50 was a little pricey, otherwise all good! Have already recommended to a few friends and will definitely go again.

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m
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The "I can't decide menu" gave us a good insight into the choices available. My favourite was the cashews. Would have liked a back to my seat and if there were a few more soft furnishings the background sound would have been less noisy. Generally, an enjoyable experience.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as usual

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MH
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the Coconut Tree and have eaten there several times. However on the last 2 occasions we have had a problem with our order. Firstly a dish that I had ordered did not arrive - as you are warned that dishes arrive as they are cooked and not all at the same time it is hard to know when you should remind the staff that you are still waiting for something. I eventually had it delivered after everyone else had finished eating (and 2 reminders to our waiter). This time I had 2 of one dish delivered and was missing another. I had to send it back as it was cold anyway and then had to ask for the missing dish to arrive. They tried to make it up by delivering a complimentary dish of another item but to be honest everyone was full then and it felt uncomfortable. The staff here are really nice and the food unique and delicious so I hope this does not continue to happen or we will just stop eating there!

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CF
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, great playlist and awesome food. Team are smiley and food was awesome!

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C
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a group. We opted for the tasting menu, a great selection of dishes were brought out without us having to choose. This worked out as amazing value and meant we were all able to try a range of items from the menu. There were plenty of dishes and flavours to keep everyone happy.

The drinks selection was well received too!

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A
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had a wonderful time at the coconut tree. The food is always impeccable, service excellent and the cocktails are scrumptious. Particularly enjoyed the salted caramel espresso martini. Yum from start to finish!

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DG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was great. Only feedback i would give is that open table says you can park at the church, which you can’t! But the restaurant was brilliant

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E
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Our table, for a party of six, was far too small. We were squashed and uncomfortable and eating was difficult. I had to put the bottle of wine on the floor by my feet. There wasn't enough room for the dishes. Noise level was fine for a while but then a large, rowdy group made it impossible to have a conversation and we paid up and left. Disappointing.

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JD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited again last week. The new menu items were a real hit. Just got to love this place for a unique evening meal.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No kids so took advantage....😜

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C
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Most enjoyable meal i have eaten in ages. Wonderful flavours from a fantastic menu. Can't wait to go back and try more and try some cocotails! Friendly and helpful staff. Best value for money in Cheltenham. Cuttlefish my favourite..similar to squid but better.

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BR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, the vegetarian dishes especially delicious: Hopper, chick peas, carrots etc..

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FR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience! Great food reminding me of times in Sri Lanka.

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K
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! Really authentic and delicious food - plenty of variety on the menu. Highlights were the cuttlefish and the daal. Excellent service, thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. Highly recommend!!

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GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. We went with what our waiter recommended and had a great meal.

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