28 Cheltenham Food & Drink Deals and Offers Exclusive to The Foodie Card

28 Cheltenham Food & Drink Deals and Offers Exclusive to The Foodie Card

If you live in Cheltenham or are visiting the area it’s great news for you as you can now take advantage of exclusive offers at 28 of the best independent food & drink places.

The Foodie Card can also be used at more than 200 restaurants, cafes, hotel restaurants, coffee shops, food & drink shops, cookery schools and more across HerefordshireGloucestershire & Worcestershire. The card is £15 (or two for £25) and entitles cardholders to year-long savings and access to offers exclusive only to them. Please note that all offers are subject to change, so please check under ‘the foodie card‘ before visiting.

Here are the 28 offers that can be used in and around Cheltenham town right now…


Koj

The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the food bill Tues-Thurs 

Founded by MasterChef finalist Andrew Kojima in 2017, Koj is a small plate Japanese street food restaurant, which uses the tagline #NOsushi to make the point that there is so much more to Japanese cuisine than raw fish!

Head upstairs to discover Koj’s own cocktail bar -Bandana Monkey, where you can expect to find a selection of Japanese craft beers, sake, shochu and whisky, as well as their own list of Japanese-inspired cocktails.

Click here to read my interview with Koj, Executive Chef & Owner at Koj Cheltenham.

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Purslane

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The Foodie Card offer – A complimentary glass of fizz when ordering from the tasting menu 

Purslane is a family-run, award-winning fine-dining restaurant specialising in British seafood and Cotswold produce.

It sits just a few hundred metres down a quiet road which is directly opposite John Lewis on the High Street in Cheltenham. The menus change monthly to match the seasons, using the freshest ingredients available and the most sustainably-caught seafood from British waters.

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AquaVitae

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The Foodie Card offer – 25% off the food bill

Aquavitae is a champagne and cocktail bar/restaurant based on Regent’s Street in central Cheltenham.

In February 2019 chef Jez launched a new food menu which includes nibbles, small plates, sharing platters, salads, burgers and sides. Look out for the bottomless brunch; available every Saturday with 2 hour sittings starting at 11 am – packages starting at £30 per head.

A lot of the dishes are ideal for sharing with friends over drinks, so ideal for a light lunch or night out. The venue can also be hired for private parties and events for those looking to celebrate in style. Free wifi is available, and local parking is just next door.

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Domaine 16

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The Foodie  Card offer – 10% off the food bill

Domaine 16 is a brand new cheese and wine bar located on Regent Street in Cheltenham.

The passionate team at D16 are looking forward to sharing their expertise, and allow you to have a taste of the world through a selection of amazing wines, and supporting local farms with a great choice of cheese based Dishes.

Pop in for a glass of wine and a D16 Charcuterie or Cheeseboard, and enjoy their relaxing sofa area, or join them for lunch / dinner (Tuesday to Saturday),  to check out their delicious Signature dishes !

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Bar Padrón

Bar Padrón Cheltenham
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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the bill on Wednesday & Thursday evenings

For a taste of Spain head to Regent Street’s newest Spanish restaurant in Cheltenham. Bar Padrón serve a range of authentic Spanish dishes including meat, fish and vegetable options. Each dish is freshly prepared and served when it’s ready, as you’d typically expect with tapas.

Food suppliers are selected based on ethical standards and sustainability. A comprehensive drinks menu includes Spanish wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks and of course, Sangria.
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The Outdoor Inn

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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off all drinks

The Outdoor Inn is a unique bar and music venue in Cheltenham; bringing the festival feel to the town centre.

This is a new concept arriving in Cheltenham from April 2019. Founders Matt & Jay aim to combine alfresco bars from around the world and Germany’s beer gardens!  The Outdoor Inn supply the drinks and team up with local pop-up food caterers to ensure that every time you visit, there will always be something new to try.

The piece of land they’re operating on has been unoccupied for decades, leaving the top of Cheltenham High Street looking unpleasant. Matt & Jay’s pledge to the community is to regenerate that piece of land, to ensure it’s welcoming and vibrant!

So, when you’re at a loose end or just passing during the summer, pop in and have a chat.

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Smokey Joe’s

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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the bill (including food, drinks & bar)

Smokey Joe’s is a family owned retro diner on Bennington Street in Cheltenham.

It’s a café/restaurant/bar which is styled on a classic American diner, and it has a menu to match with dishes including gourmet burgers, hot dogs, nachos, mac cheese, great sandwiches and some serious sides. There is a menu for kids and the dessert menu is full of favourites such as ice cream sundaes and waffles. Now in the 4th generation of the family, Smokey Joe’s is a great place for some pop culture, food and entertainment.

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Pundits Indian Restaurant

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The Foodie Card offer – 15% off food bill, minimum spend £20 (not in conjunction with any other offer)

Pundits is a brand new Indian restaurant for 2019, and one of the few curry houses that still use traditional Indian and Bangladeshi cooking methods, and fresh ingredients with each dish.

As well as the restaurant there is a function room with seating for 70 guests for private hire and dining. For larger functions such as weddings the whole restaurant can be booked during weekdays at no additional hire cost.

Pundits offer FREE home delivery in Cheltenham on all orders over £15 (3 mile radius minimum). Please note that during busy periods delivery may take up to 1 hour and 15 mins, and collection may take up to 40 mins.

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Sixways Wine Bar

Sixways Wine Bar, Charlton Kings
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The Foodie Card offer – Bottomless tea or coffee when you buy any pastry or cake / or a carafe of house wine for £8 when you buy a sharing cheese or charcuterie board Sunday to Thursday

Sixways Wine Bar is an independent wine & gin bar, shop & deli based in Charlton Kings (just a short walk from Cheltenham town centre).

Sixways is a coffee shop by day; serving tea, coffee, breakfast and lunch. At night the venue transforms into what is now one of Cheltenham’s most popular wine bars, with more than 100 wines and 40 gins on offer. Cocktails, beers and ciders are also available.

Order a cheese or charcuterie board to compliment your wine, or if you’re stopping by after enjoying dinner at The Looking Glass a few doors down, then this is the ideal place for a night cap and to graze on a few nibbles.

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The Cheltenham Stable

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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the bill

The Cheltenham Stable, based on Clarence Street, is a friendly restaurant specialising in ciders and pizzas.

There are 80 varieties of cider on offer, cider tasting experiences, and a range of pizzas made with sourdough bases and locally sourced toppings. The rest of the menu includes wraps, pies, salads, sharing boards with vegan choices and a kid’s menu. You can also take away if time is limited. The building covers two floors and there is seating inside and out, with space for holding private events and parties. Dogs are welcome too. A great local for the Cheltenham community.

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288 Bar & Wok

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The Foodie Card offer – 15% off the bill Sunday to Thursday

288 Bar & Wok is a local Chinese restaurant modelled around the noodle restaurants popular throughout Hong Kong and China.

Their head chef has nearly 50 years of Chinese culinary experience. He has been working in Chinese restaurants since he was 18 years old. He has worked in Hong Kong, Germany and London before joining 288 Bar & Wok in September 2005.

Locally sourcing Asian ingredients locally is challenge. Bamboo shoots and water chestnuts don’t grown well in the British climate!  But where they can, 288 Bar & Wok buy locally. For over 10 years founder Pak Wai has been collecting their free range eggs from Clay Hall Farm, only 16 miles away. Every week, to ensure absolute freshness the team load up the truck with Chinese pak choi grown on a small family farm in the Vale of Evesham.

If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant that serves great food and drink in a fabulous atmosphere in Cheltenham, then 288 Bar & Wok is a must!

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Poco Culina

Poco Culina Cheltenham
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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off any home or work Poco Culina delivery over £15. Available Thursday/Friday in Cheltenham

Creative, everyone friendly catering with a sprinkle of Eastern magic. Poco Culina conjure magical, Mediterranean and Eastern influenced foods that are everyone-friendly. Completely plant-based, mainly gluten-free and entirely hand created, Poco food is nutritionally balanced and alive with colour, taste, authentic spices and truly innovative combinations of vegetables, beans, spices, nuts, fruits, grains and herbs. Thrilling and surprising customers with incredible foods they may not have experienced before is their passion.

Here’s what to expect from Poco Culina:

  •  Weekly menus for home and work in
    Cheltenham – delivery or collection
  •  Business lunch and corporate catering
  •  Celebration and event catering
  •  Cookery demonstration in your home
  • Pop-up lunchtime and evening events

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School House Cafe

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The Foodie Card offer – A free regular hot drink with every cooked or veggie breakfast purchased (Mon-Thurs)

School House Café, based in the old St Paul’s School site in Cheltenham, is a community focused cafe. It is relaxed and everyone is welcome – take your laptop, visit with friends and children, or just enjoy some peace and quiet.  This cafe is a non-profit social enterprise to benefit the community, with the main aim of helping people get back into work. Enjoy great coffee, tea and fresh smoothies and a selection of pastries, cakes and breakfast choices.

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RASOI Indian Takeaway

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The Foodie Card offer – 15% off the bill when you collect your order / 5% off delivery orders over £20

RASOI offers a new approach to Indian takeaways – the convenience of eating in your own home, with all the family, while enjoying all the culinary benefits of a fine dining restaurant experience. They believe customers shouldn’t have to compromise on quality or convenience when it comes to takeaway food. Wherever you choose to eat, excellence should always be an option.

Customers now have the choice of having food delivered, or collecting it in person. RASOI’s aim is to make their name synonymous with superior food and to be the pioneers of Asian food in the Cheltenham area, offering new and exciting food choices.

RASOI’s chefs are experts in their field, handpicking the best dishes from their vast knowledge, to create food which inspires the imagination.  The management & team desire is to become an integral part of the Cheltenham community and the best Indian takeaway in Cheltenham!

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Dunkertons Organic Cider

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The Foodie Card offer – Buy any case of 12 (mixed or one type) in the shop and get a free Dunkertons Glass of your choice 

Dunkertons Organic Cider make premium organic English cider and perry crafted in artisan spirit and vision. Using carefully selected cider apples and perry pears they hand blend the juices using traditional skills and techniques. Just as their founders, Ivor and Susie’s vision intended, “We’re are deep into flavour here. Our ciders and perry really taste of apples”.
You can now visit Dunkertons’ Cheltenham site, where they have a shop selling all of their ciders and perry as well as locally sourced organic breads and cheeses, glassware and pottery, and gifts such as bespoke hampers. You can also book onto a tour to have a unique experience of their state of the art cidery and learn all about the history, and how Dunkertons craft their organic ciders and perry.

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Marinades Caribbean Restaurant

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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off total bill Tues-Fri (al a carte menu only and must book in advance mentioning The Foodie Card)

Marinades is Cheltenham’s original Caribbean Restaurant, serving delicious, fresh, authentic Caribbean cuisine.

If you’ve ever been to the Caribbean and enjoyed Jerk Chicken fresh from the grill, fried dumpling and a cold Red Stripe beer on the beach – or stopped at a street corner stand for a spicy vegetable patty, ackee and saltfish and a rum punch – then you’ll know what Caribbean food is all about and won’t need a second invite to come to Marinades.

As an independent family run restaurant owners Clive & Wendy try to ensure that wherever possible their meat, fish, vegetables and ice-cream is sourced and supplied by other local family owned businesses. By going to Marinades you will be supporting a local business established since 2003 and many other similar small, family owned businesses.

You can also find Marinades at Gloucester Farmers Market every Friday between 10:30 am-2:30 pm for hot food to eat now or take home for later.

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The Coffee Dispensary

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The Foodie Card offer – 20% off all drinks Mon-Fri 

It’s by being obsessive in their pursuit of preserving the flavours intended by the farmers, and the coffees provenance that make it more than just coffee for The Coffee Dispensary! Being able to offer the best coffees from the top roasteries, espresso or filter, enables this Cheltenham coffee house to offer a  wide selection of beans to brew or to buy.

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Ginger and Garlic

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The Foodie Card offer – A FREE soft drink or bottle beer with any meal purchased

The quirky interior and quality authentic food will make for a memorable Korean dining experience.
The menu offers lots of great dishes, but if you fancy being your own chef for the night choose from the BBQ set menu and ask the staff to turn on the grill and get cooking! This Korean joint even has Karaoke booths for when you’ve had enough plum wine to be brave enough to sing.

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StarBistro

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The Foodie Card offer – A FREE coffee with any meal purchased 

Located on The Cotswold Way and in the grounds of National Star’s Ullenwood Manor, StarBistro at Ullenwood offers simple and in-season dishes with ingredients sourced from Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and the South West of England.

Food is prepared by an experienced team of staff and students from National Star College, offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to gain real work experience within a bustling hospitality environment. The menu changes regularly.

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Fat Toni’s Pizzeria

The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the bill lunch & dinner Mon-Wed and 10% of the bill at lunch on Thurs (eat in or collection)

If you love pizza and you’re ever in Cheltenham then a visit to Fat Toni’s is a must! Located in the centre of town on Regent street, this old school pizzeria offers great pizzas to enjoy either in the restaurant or take away.

High quality meats, cheeses and vegetables form the wide range of toppings and the pizza bases are made from hand-stretched sour dough. Go large with a 20 inch pizza to share, and split the toppings half and half, or 3 or 4 ways! There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options too.

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Henry’s Tea Room

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The Foodie Card offer – 25% off any purchase

Located in the heart of Cheltenham, Henry’s is the new home of afternoon tea. Bursting with character, these charming tea rooms offer something for both savoury and sweet-toothed visitors. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options are all available.

Discover a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to relax and unwind, all set in an intimate environment. You can call in to visit Friday to Sunday, or get in touch to make a private hire booking for any other time. The space at Henry’s is ideal to host birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and more!

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WOODKRAFT

The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the bill Mon-Fri (food must be purchased)

WOODKRAFT is the latest venture from Simon Wood, MasterChef Champion 2015 & the WOOD Restaurant Group . The Ethos of WOOD Manchester in using best Seasonal Produce is evident throughout the WOODKRAFT menu, delivered in a very relaxed and informal setting.

WOODKRAFT features the very best local provincial produce using the philosophy of farm to fork working with locally sourced products that benefit the diners, small scale local growers and producers. The dishes reflect the basic WOOD principles of made from scratch.

The Menu has been developed by the team at WOOD Restaurant Group and features seasonal inspiration coupled with familiar traditional dishes and flavours. The eatery is spread across three floors of a beautiful period property on Regent Street, in the heart of Cheltenham Town Centre.

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Door 4 Montpellier

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The Foodie Card offer – Free bottle of Award Winning Red, White or Rosé when you order a Cheese or Charcuterie board for two / Book a table and pre-order a bottle of wine or fizz, and even cocktails, and we’ll set up the table with a selection of Olives, Stuffed peppers, Vegetable crisps ready with your drinks for when you arrive

Door 4 is a family-owned bar in Cheltenham which offers a fantastic range of cocktails, wines and spirits & tapas/sharing board style food.

The emphasis is on quality, and Door 4 recently won Britain’s Best Charcuterie Board award, thanks to their excellent cheeses, cured meats, pickles and breads. If you’re planning a party or event there is a Private room for hire with its own cocktail bar. Events can be tailored to suit with food and entertainment as required.

You’ll find Door 4 on Montpellier Walk, offering pleasant surroundings and friendly service for a great selection of drinks and light bites.

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The Sober Parrot

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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off Tuesday-Friday and 15% off the bill on Saturday 

The Sober Parrot is a brand new destination for Cheltenham. They have created an environment where everyone can enjoy themselves, eat great food and relax without the pressure of alcohol.  In the daytime, The Sober Parrot offers a hot brunch menu, served every day until 3 pm, and in the evenings live music events are hosted in the large upstairs space. 

There is also a great, family-friendly space where children and dogs are welcome. The courtyard is a lovely outside spot to enjoy the nice weather and there is disabled access to the ground floor.

When you arrive, you’re greeted by a mix of paid staff, working alongside volunteers, some of whom are in recovery. Through volunteering they gain skills and qualifications to help them towards gaining employment. So when you enjoy a good meal or pop in to buy a coffee at The Sober Parrot, you are also supporting the Hub Enterprises to work with individuals overcoming addictions, trauma and disadvantage. With your support change really is possible.

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Botanica Coffee Kitchen

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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the bill

A new an unique independent cafe opened in Cheltenham in October 2018.

Botanica Coffee Kitchen is located on the Bramery Business Park and serves delicious Girls Who Grind coffee and fresh food, including; homemade cakes, breakfast, sandwiches, brunch and more. Botanica also houses beautiful, exotic houseplants, which are all for sale by The Aroid Attic.

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The Scandinavian Coffee Pod

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The Foodie Card offer – A FREE coffee of your choice after purchasing a 250g bag of coffee beans

Scandinavian Style – a little piece of modern Scandinavia.
Built upon the Scandinavian principle of doing simple, well; using coffee ethically sourced from the world’s finest coffee farms, lightly roasted and inspired by the speciality coffee trends out of Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Unique – right down to the original bright yellow pod where the very first coffees were served back in 2014, gave the business its name and still forms the heart of the cafe.

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Vinnie’s Eatery

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The Foodie Card offer – Free smoothie with any lunch item purchased

Vinnie’s Eatery serves great coffee sourced from James Gourmet, roasted in Ross-on -Wye. Their speciality teas are made with their in-house walnut or coconut milk and they make all of their nutritious and vegan friendly smoothies to order.

Pop in and enjoy an all day breakfast or a freshly prepared lunch from the seasonally changing menus which are all created using plant-based ingredients.

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The Looking Glass

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The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the food bill (Tues-Thurs) 

The Looking Glass was born from a dream from its owners to open a restaurant that showcased the best of The Cotswolds as they are strong believers that the region produces some of the finest ingredients our country has to offer. That dream has become a reality.

The food will always be fresh. Always free range. Always organic. Never imported. Never mass produced. Never ‘bought in.’ Everything is made in house; from our freshly baked birch sap roll & cultured butter to their own elderflower vinegar.

Traditional sourcing, meets modern cooking…

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The Foodie Card gives you access to offers at your local food & drink independents. Grab your card here for £15 (or two for £25) for year long savings whilst supporting local!

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