Anyone hunting for restaurants in Gloucester is in luck because at Quandoo you'll find all of the city's finest dining spots. There are curry houses, Asian eateries, gastropubs, country inns, brasseries in manor houses and upscale continental restaurants. Most of them use Gloucestershire's stellar produce and all of them are a gastronomic delight.
Meat is the star at some of the most exciting recent arrivals on the Gloucester restaurants scene. In the last few years, the city has gained some sizzling steakhouses, serving up West Country beef however diners desire, as well as pie shops that are offering delicious new takes on steak and kidney. With continental brasseries as well serving steak tartare and delicate carpaccios, carnivores have plenty of options with Quandoo's selection of Gloucester restaurants.
These newcomers will have their work cut out to attract diners away from Gloucester's Indian restaurants, however. The city has had some exceptional curry houses for well over 30 years, and it’s old favourites abound from Linden and Kingsholme right through to the city centre. But they aren't stuck in their ways. You'll find innovative spins on Indian classics, including calamari masala or Sri Lankan lamb chops. There are southern Indian eateries that bake fish in banana leaves, plenty of vegan or veggie dishes as well as classic baltis that will satisfy anyone's spice craving.
If you need a family dining venue to celebrate or just catch up, Gloucester has restaurants for you. Some of the best places in town are renovated old pubs that have been taken over and turned into gastronomic highlights. Settle down with a craft ale or a glass of Italian red and pick something you love from menus that include high-quality pub grub like fish and chips and more exotic options like Moroccan couscous and harissa-spiced potatoes. Pub food is always evolving in the UK, and Gloucester's restaurants are in the vanguard.
If Indian food or gastro-pubs don't tickle your tastebuds, Gloucester has other restaurants that almost certainly will. For example, you can find some great Asian places in the city centre which take inspiration from Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Japanese and Korean cuisines. Some of the best are in the Docks district, where you can really make a day of things. See the Waterways Museum and sample the ales at the Brewery before gorging on prawn toasts, lobster curry or dim sum.
Your options aren't limited to the Docks or the city centre when thinking about Gloucester restaurants. There are also some superb places in the nearby countryside, and many of them have stunning canal or riverside locations. You can dine in luxurious surroundings in manor houses near Down Hatherley or head for gastropub delights in Edge. Take a walk in the country air, then tuck into some of Gloucestershire's finest cuisine.
The county's cuisine is something special, and local restaurants in Gloucester are experts in showing it off. From fruit wines made from locally-grown plums or berries to BBQ ribs from local pork producers, then West Country beef or desserts made with locally-grown summer fruits and regional cheeses, restaurants in Gloucester have a host of foods to choose from. Find out what the chefs here can do by making a reservation with Quandoo.