In recent years, Cheltenham has homed in on French cuisine in an exciting way. Whether it’s thanks to Le Champignon Sauvage, the city’s Michelin-starred gem, or the number of beautiful bistros that seem to scatter the Montpellier district, it’s a local trend that’s easy to get on board with. Read on to discover our pick of the best French restaurants in Cheltenham.
Owner David Everitt and his wife have been running this idyllic spot since 1987, quietly accumulating a wonderful reputation and many awards, including a Michelin star. The restaurant is the perfect place for a memorable yet laid-back dinner while you’re in Cheltenham, with a warm, unpretentious atmosphere and truly spectacular menu.
By combining traditional and modern French techniques and flavours with unexpected, original touches, Le Champignon Sauvage’s food is as visually exciting as it is delicious. Book a table here while you’re in Cheltenham for a meal you won’t forget.
On the corner of Montpellier Gardens, Côte Brasserie is a modern all-day French restaurant inspired by the brasseries of Paris. Côte serves the regional flavours we know and love, as well as some unique and intriguing dishes, and with choices for tame diners and experimental foodies alike, it’s a fantastic and elegant choice no matter who’s dining.
Brasserie Blanc is Raymond Blanc’s warm, welcoming restaurant, serving classic French food and wonderful internationally-inspired dishes too. There are locations scattered around the UK, with the impressive Cheltenham spot making a perfect choice for casual lunches and special occasions alike.
Situated on the historic promenade, in the old ballroom of the Queen’s Hotel, the authentically French dining room boasts a cosy lounge area, chic cocktail bar, and an atmospheric main dining area.
L’Artisan is the work of Yves and Elisabeth Ogrodzki, who moved to England over a decade ago after selling their Provencal restaurant in Nîmes. The restaurant serves up a real taste of France, with regional cuisine made from only the freshest local or French ingredients.
The best hotels near the Montpellier district
Wining and dining in Cheltenham? Why not book a local hotel and continue your luxurious experience through to the next day? The Queen’s Hotel Cheltenham by MGallery is set in the heart of the fashionable Montpellier district and offers guests a chance to immerse themselves in the elegance of the neo-classical era.
For a perfect stay from start to finish, choose the Queen’s Hotel by MGallery and enjoy peace and luxury in your own high-end haven.