Review on Lumière

Chef Jon Howe and his partner Helen Aubrey took over Lumière in 2008 and set about building an outstanding reputation, which has resulted in numerous awards including scooping the AA Restaurant of the Year for England in 2016. It's a little gem of a restaurant tucked away in a Regency terrace just off Cheltenham's Promenade with its stunning architecture and tree-lined boulevards. Inside, the dining room looks calm, contemporary and stylish - think cool purple and cream colour schemes, displays of modern art and glass, and a simple opalescent candle chimney on each table. The prevailing mood is one of cosy, personal intimacy.

Jon trained under some of the finest Chefs in the country, most notably John Campbell, Heston Blumenthal & Stuart McCleod and while his cooking follows the seasons, his menus are built from supplies of local and regional produce, supplemented by fish from the coast. To start, there might be a quail terrine with Scotch egg, mushroom puree and "Tomato Ketchup" or hand-dived Cornish scallops with crispy pork belly, cumin caramel, carrot, orange & anise puree. Main courses also show a creative streak - perhaps venison loin with pearl barley, braised red cabbage, watercress and dark chocolate. Desserts are mostly fun-loving creations - pistachio & olive oil cake with thyme scented blancmange, rhubarb sorbet and plum puree, for example.

The wine list makes fascinating reading, with some particularly interesting stuff from California and South Africa, as well as classy Burgundies and Bordeaux.

Lumière is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern British


Jon Howe

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 1.30pm (last orders) Fri & Sat
Dinner: 7.00 - 8.30pm (last orders) Wed-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

Online Booking Availability for Lumière

Facilities at Lumière

  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 28 covers


Clarence Parade
GL50 3PA

Customer Ratings on Lumière

4.6  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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    Tim Jones
    January 2017

    4 people found this review helpful
    A fantastic lunch

    This is one of the best places we have ever eaten at. The food is exciting, beautifully presented, and full of flavour. The service is relaxed and attentive in a non intrusive way, The wine list is great. The location is central, discrete and comfortable. This is a restaurant that knows what it is doing.

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    July 2016

    8 people found this review helpful
    A charming, delightful culinary experience.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunchtime visit to Lumiere. We were most graciously and attentively looked after, nothing was too much trouble. The menu was imaginative, artistically presented, and really excited our taste buds! Lots of varied and interesting wines to complement the dishes, and a tranquil ambience to boot, we could have lingered for much longer. Can't wait to return as soon as possible. Thank you John and Helen.

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Lumière Christmas Menu

Restaurant menus often vary from day to day, so the above should be treated as examples of what to expect in terms of cuisine and price.

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