This section of our guide is to showcase the best restaurants in Gloucestershire. This guide includes all the new options, the quays and docks. It however, features small independent restaurants in all the towns and villages locally. Many of the independent restaurants in Gloucestershire pride themselves in using locally produced food.
Best Restaurants By Area
- Cheltenham – Culinary options in the foodie town, including some artisan and posh venues.
- Gloucester – Some best rated places to eat in the city, including in the Quays and also the picturesque Docks.
- Cotswolds – Country pubs and more gourmet options in stunning villages and also the smaller towns of the area.
- Forest of Dean – Many independent eateries in the area for good local food. There are also options to dine out in the Wye Valley area.
Restaurant By Type
The county has a vast choice of places to enjoy a meal out from local British food to cosmopolitan international cuisine.
- Veggie – Plant-based food options in the county.
- Indian – Options for eating out at restaurants cooking Southern Asian food.
We have a detailed list of places serving brunch or breakfast during the Cheltenham Festival. Many of these eateries serve delicious food throughout the day typically. Race Week is one of the most popular events in Gloucestershire, and dining out is very busy.
Enjoying a Sunday Roast is a very popular meal out for people and groups. There are loads of options to do this, from budget carveries to more exclusive Sunday Roasts.
Featured Gloucestershire Restaurants
Some of the best or most interesting places to dine out in the towns and villages of the county.
Located just off the A38 in Whitminster is The Fromebridge Mill pub & Eatery. The Fromebridge Mill is in a beautiful countryside setting, with the River Frome running past. The pub has a beer garden, enabling you to enjoy the views with a pint or a meal out.
The Menu at the Frombridge Mill has cuisine to suit most tastes, from steaks to fish risottos. Their menu also includes options for vegans or vegetarians, including a mushroom & ale pie.
The Three Choirs Vineyard has a brasserie on site that serves quality local ingredients in an eclectic dining space. The Brasserie is open for lunch or evening meals by reservation only. Diners can enjoy meals paired with their award-winning wines, choose from sparkling options, red, white or rose. The Brasserie has a very experienced head chef who is passionate about using seasonal food on the menu.
Nepalese Chef One of the best Asian Restaurants in Gloucestershire
If you fancy some outstanding quality South Asian cuisine, then Nepalese Chef is a fantastic option. They cook their dishes to a very high standard and come in mild or hotter options. Their food is tasty and well presented, they also have quite the unique menu for southern Asian cuisine.
The Tara Restaurant at the Hatton Court Hotel showcases the best local ingredients cooked by very talented chefs. The Tara Restaurant has a few menu variants, including a breakfast menu, lounge menu and an À la carte dinner menu. On Sundays, the kitchen does a very nice Sunday Lunch, ideal for those wishing for a traditional roast dinner. The À la carte menu includes some delightful dishes, including fish of the day, pork belly with creamed potatoes or beef fillet, to name a few. The lounge menu serves elevenses, lunchtime light bites like a burger, sandwiches or grazing boards to share, including the ploughman’s board.