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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
Excellent fine dining Indian style .... such a friendly place with quality food that is beautifully presented & extremely tasty. Quality personal service makes this restaurants a fantastic experience.
A lovely evening, the waiters were really attentive and answered any questions. The food was really good, a surprise extra little course from the kitchen was amazing. We even got a dessert to celebrate our anniversary - lovely touch and remembered. Loved it and will certainly be returning
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.
There is an ongoing debate on what is 'fine dining' in a south Asian context. This is the market that Bhoomi wants to hit. As someone who likes to eat out and eat good food, I find this debate a problem. I like to eat in good restaurants and I like south Asian food, but I have yet to be convinced that they go together. My wife and I have eaten at The Curry Corner in Cheltenham which also wants to be in this category. We were not convinced by that establishment and not sure I am convinced by Bhoomi. This is not to say the food was not very tasty and that we did not enjoy the evening - it was Valentine's Day - but put it into context with price of the meal - £87.50 plus tip and I only had one beer and my wife two glasses of wine. The starters were very good - scallops Malabar and the chili paneer. The former had subtle spicing which was appropriate, while the latter was a bit more fiery and it worked well with the basically bland Indian cheese. My wife's main course was also very good - butter chicken - but mine was problematic. I don't eat red meat or chicken, so my choice was sea bream vs lobster + big prawns. I chose the latter which was pricey at £22.50. As East Coast American born, I love lobster and it is not very expensive, particularly in New England. The dish was very tasty which was the problem - the lobster was totally masked, while the prawns were not quite so. The high price was not warranted because it was only the lobster that caused the price to be that high and it might as well not been there. So this is the dilemma. I think that Bhoomi does not really compare with a very good western/European restaurant, for example Purslane in Cheltenham, and thus the price is too high. If what you want is a South Asian meal with a more refined atmosphere than other local 'Indians', such as The Brasserie or The India Lounge, then go for it. I would prefer the others at half the price. As Americans say, you pays your money and you take your pick.
I have only good things to say about Bhoomi. As you arrive the decor and ambience are fabulous, the service is utterly charming but still efficient and friendly and the food is superb. We were a party of 4 with one member having a serious chilli allergy, Bhoomi allowed 3 of us have the tasting menu and catered separately for our person with the allergy. They could not have made her feel more included, she was delighted. If you love Pritvi you will love Bhoomi!
Our booking was at 6.00pm just as the restaurant opened for the evening and unsurprisingly we were the only people there. It did begin to fill up at as our meal progressed. We chose the tasting menu but asked to change one course and this request was accommodated with no problem. The service was attentive without being overbearing and the food was of a very good standard and all the courses complemented each other pretty well. At £39 per head it was bit expensive but as there were no problems we did not feel hard done by. My only gripe is that the room was very dark and as I am profoundly deaf and need to be able to see to lip read asked for the lights to be turned up. This was done albeit a bit reluctantly so it was ok. Whether my request would have been accepted had the restaurant been very busy I am not sure. I get very frustrated with dark restaurants which has become a bit of a trend, as well as not being able to hear properly, I have always considered food at this level to be a visual experience as well as a taste experience.
Booked Bhoomi for my partner's birthday. Called a week prior to booking as my partner has a dairy allergy, to ensure there was plenty on the menu. Upon arriving the staff took our coats, showed us to our table and remembered the dairy issue, talking us through the menu options. The food was superb, with unexpected extras along the way, and the staff incredibly friendly and helpful. A great experience and would definitely recommend - a class above your average restaurant.
First visit to Bhoomi's and it won't be the last. There was a lovely feel to the place......it's classy but manages to pull off the tricky balance in catering for both the more formal and informal evening out. The food was fantastic and I'm sure other people have provided detailed reviews so would want to just give a huge thumbs up to the staff who were not only attentive, but a delight to chat with.
Bhoomi boasts a very elegant interior with sumptuous colours and comfortable seating. The tables are well spaced so one doesn't feel cramped as in other restaurants. The South Indian menu is by no means expansive, but all the better for it - particular stand-outs are the masala dosa and goan pork curry. The service is excellent - attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended.