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It’s notoriously difficult to find a restaurant that serves South Indian cuisine specifically, with most Indian and South Asian restaurants in the UK attempting to capture as much custom by offering, at best, a comprehensive menu of subcontinental delicacies or, at worst, an unfocused menu whose scope is so large that it’s unlikely that all on it could possibly be prepared with the care and attention that such food deserves. Thankfully, for those living in Cheltenham and Montpellier, Bhoomi enters the fray with an exquisite South Indian offering served up in elegant premises along Suffolk Road. The name Bhoomi is Malayalam for ‘earth’, and indeed the dishes on offer are in sway to the seasons and cycles of nature. Whether for casual or private dining, this specialist restaurant deserves a reservation.
Please see below for important information about dining at Bhoomi.
This restaurant is fast becoming our favourite in Cheltenham. The whole experience is top class and makes for a perfect evening. The new wine waiter delivers a really enjoyable wine flight with spot on matches with the food
Superb food, service and atmosphere. One of the best restaurants we have ever been to. Very classy and high end. We will definitely go again. South Indian cuisine fine dining.
The service was excellent and the food was quite delicious. The atmosphere is classy and the restaurant spacious; the whole evening was a real treat.
Perhaps one of the best ways to become familiar with Bhoomi’s focused South Indian cuisine is to book the Tour of Bhoomi, a five-course tasting menu showcasing the peerless skill at work in this Suffolk Road kitchen. Using locally-sourced ingredients, Bhoomi’s masterful chefs are able to offer up a culinary journey making stops at dishes like the kala, twenty four-hour marinated and roasted Scottish salmon with mango chilli chutney, duck samosas made using Gressingham duck and spices and served with minted chutney and aubergine mash, lamb Chettinad prepared using Welsh lamb with a coconut, tomato and chilli reduction, classic butter chicken with naan, and, for dessert, the saffron-infused gulab jamon dumplings with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream. Truly a way to transport yourself far from Cheltenham and Montpellier!
Naturally, Bhoomi offers refined a la carte dining for lunch and dinner, too. With the option of a two- or three-course lunchtime deal that allows you to sample South Indian delicacies like the Mysore dosa and the lamb curry with appam. Dinner at this popular Montpellier Indian restaurant continues the theme, with scallops in a Malabari style, rasam seafood soup and chaat to begin, with Goan pork, sea bass moilee, king prawn chemmeen to follow. Again making its mark when compared with many run of the mill curry houses in Cheltenham, Bhoomi has a very robust list of traditional South Indian sweets for dessert. Once you’ve got to know Bhoomi’s superior offering, why not book their luxurious and intimate private dining room when you need to impress a colleague or celebrate with fine Indian food. Bhoomi restaurant policies
Bhoomi is not recommended for children or babies.
Bhoomi does not enforce a strict dress code but does however encourage smart-casual dress and asks guests to refrain from wearing shorts and flip-fiops.
The car park is five minutes from the restaurant. Guests can find on-street parking along most of the side-streets surrounding the restaurant during the evening and for two hours during the day.
Groups of more than six guests are asked to contact the restaurant directly.