10 New Cheltenham Bars, Cafes and Restaurants to Try in 2019

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Here are 10 new Cheltenham bars, cafes and restaurants to try in 2019, and it’s looking likely that there will be more to add to the list before the year comes to an end. We are spoilt for choice for great places to eat in and around Cheltenham. Where will you be tempted to visit next this year?

Domaine 16

Opening date: March 2019

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Domaine 16 is a 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!

The Foodie Card offer – 10% off the food bill 


Pundits Indian Restaurant

Opening date: March 2019

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Pundits is 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.

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


August Moon Tea

Opening date: March 2019

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Originally started in Nottingham, August Moon Tea founder Estelle Liu moved her unique business to Cheltenham earlier this year. The tea shop can be found in Montpellier Courtyard and has a variety of over 20 black, red, green and white teas, all sourced from small farms.

Their aim is to change people’s views about how they drink tea, by educating them on a more delicate process where you can find the inner peace and be mindful.

The Foodie Card offer – 10% off all shop products (anything above £5), private tea ceremonies and private workshops


The Outdoor Inn

Opening date: April 2019

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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 which arrived in Cheltenham in 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 was left 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.

The Foodie Card offer – 10% off drinks


Angeline Bakery

Opening date: April 2019

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Angeline Bakery is an independent bakery / café nestled in the heart of Montpellier Cheltenham. A good variety of handmade bakes, both sweet and savoury, as well as top notch sandwiches, light lunches, salads and soups which are all are freshly made.

Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, customers are invited to eat in or takeaway. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets are all catered for with a wide range of options available. Wash all those bakes down with great coffee, speciality teas, fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes!

The Foodie Card offer – coming soon


Bar Padron

Opening date: May 2019

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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

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


MUSE Brasserie

Opening date: May 2019

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MUSE Brasserie is a Modern European Restaurant serving creative new dishes as well as traditional firm favourites by award winning French Chef Frank Grillet.

The menu offers an array of dishes from all over Europe and flavours from both India and the Far East also play a significant part in creating some new and exciting palates – extract taken from the MUSE Brasserie website.



Opening date: July 2019

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GURU J’s is Cheltenham’s newest burger joint!

Expect Bombay style handcrafted Burgers, Sides and deliciously thick creamy Milkshakes. All of GURU J’s food is freshly prepared to order and is available to collect from the Cheltenham branch, or can be delivered within a 4 mile radius (delivery charge applies).

The Foodie Card offer – 15% off the food bill (collection only)



Opening date: July 2019

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Brotherfood is a Hungarian / Polish bistro based on Albion Street serving traditional food.  In addition to the food you’ll also be welcomed into the culture and customs of the country, and the brotherhood! Owners Zita and Jacob aspire for Brotherfood to be a place where you can meet friends, celebrate or just read a book.

The menu offers a selection of homemade Hungarian and Polish classics from brunch until dinner, just like their Mums did it!


Son of Steak

Opening date: September 2019

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Son of Steak has taken over what was the Harvester inside the Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham, and is open for business after an extensive refurbishment. Son Of Steak is the ultimate ‘fast casual’ steakhouse & steak restaurant, offering cocktails on tap, chicken & vegan options and of course steak which is what they are known for. Although being part of the Mitchells and Butler’s brand, Son of Steak is the second opening following its flagship restaurant in Nottingham.


Also on the grapevine….

Restaurant GL50 has taken over the building which was previously The White Spoon. Owner and head chef Jonas Lodge plans to open the new fine dining restaurant in late November. Keep an eye open for updates at www.restaurantgl50.com

A new pasta restaurant has opened in September. More information about Petit Pasta coming soon!

Double 2, Suffolk Rock, Bombay & Co, Vegetus, Clementine, Chaplais Kitchen, Burger Box (Charlton Kings), Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar, Bhoomi Kitchen, Burger King, The Alchemist, The Miller and German Doner Kebab are also new to Cheltenham for this year.

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