Bringing a hefty dose of continental elegance to Cheltenham’s St George’s Place, just west of the town centre in the Regency-era borough of Lansdown, Chelsea Bar & Brasserie combines cocktails and refined British cuisine for a superior experience. The brasserie’s walls are lined with an incredible selection of new and old world wines, and it’s under the glow of these bottles that you can indulge in modern British cuisine prepared by a cheffing team versed in European gastronomy, making what are typically hearty dishes lighter, outfitted with a more nuanced flavour profile.
Offering an a la carte, lunch, and Sunday menu, bracketed by a special continental menu that showcases more distinctly European dishes, Chelsea is a top spot in Cheltenham for relaxed and casual fine dining and drinking. Every Monday evening you’ll find live jazz played by talented locals serenading the restaurant. It’s the perfect time to browse the tiers of old and new world wines that the Chelsea Bar & Brasserie have so carefully curated, try one of the infused spirits prepared by in-house mixologist Ash Sharkey, or take in a novel cocktail creation like the Nutty Russian or Chelsea Sidecar – perfect for the Regency-era elegance that suffuses the Lansdown stretch of town west of the centre.
Sunday dining at Chelsea Bar & Brasserie is defined chiefly by the continental Sunday roast served from noon until 8pm – simply choose from beef, chicken or pork and indulge in a hearty roast with all the trimmings. It’s times like these you’ll be wanting to choose a robust red wine from the drinks menu. Otherwise the a la carte menu is sure to please, with main courses divided amongst seafood (the roast cod with creamed leeks and mushrooms plus a dab of truffle oil is divine), meats (pan-seared duck breast with creamy mash, asparagus and a spiced orange and cranberry jus), steaks and burgers, plus Italian pasta and risotto. The basic risotto comes with your choice of vegetables, chicken or seafood and gives the chicken, chorizo and mushroom tagliatelle a run for its money.
We had a great time at the brasserie, attentive staff, lovely food and comfortable surroundings. The choice on the menu was good and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Fantastic service and food was very good. Really lovely menu. Would go again. It's a lovely venue that's a good distance to town or montpellier.
Lovely lunch - lovely food - excellent value and we manged to order, eat, drink and be back at work just about in an hour.