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5.0 /6 Excellent 95 Reviews

Chelsea Bar and Brasserie

Town Centre European, British ££££ +100
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About Chelsea Bar and Brasserie

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
Chelsea Bar and Brasserie, 60 St George's Place, GL50 3PN Cheltenham

Further Information

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.

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95 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 95 Reviews
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 09:00

Fantastic service and fantastic food! Never fail to have a bad meal there and with a tastecard the 50% off food is incredible. Would thoroughly recommend

1 review so far 6
25.05.2017 15:23

Attended for a work meal, amazing food, great atmosphere and efficient service. We will return. We will look to return in the future. Thank you

2 reviews so far 6
14.05.2017 18:36

We use this restaurant quite regularly. The lunch deal is excellent value for money, love the Sunday lunch and an evening out there is great. Good food, reasonable rates and lovely staff

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 11:49

Lovely tasty Sunday lunch would happily go there again. Smart restaurant and very attentive staff. Was given voucher for next visit which we hope to use soon.

1 review so far 3
18.08.2016 12:19

our first and last visit, asked what soup of the day was , but waitress did not know, had to visit kitchen to find out.told it was vegetable, in fact it was pumpkin, I hate pumpkin!! soup arrived with bread but no butter, butter came but no side plate!! my wifes main was risotto but she said it was very gooey. I had chicken BUT sauce was virtually pumpkin soup with a few spices, diasappointing. chef came to talk to us after main course, asked what soup was he confirmed pumpkin, when I told him I had been told it was vegetable he apologised. asked him what cheesecake of the day was he said he thought it was lemon BUT he would have to check, why does a chef NOT know his own menu??!! my wife ordered pavlova for dessert BUT they brought profiteroles?? sent back, shortly after a very hard pavlova arrived.thank goodness I had cheese and biscuits the best course of the day. bill arrived and was wrong they had charged us full price for 2 desserts instead of set menu 3 course price!! bill also had large optional gratuity added, asked for this to be removed I decide gratuity NOT the restaurant!! eveyrone was very pleasant but waitress training sadly lacking, did not know menu, placed soup spoon on my left?no side plate for bread roll provided.my wife had dessert spoon BUT no fork,it was badly needed pavlova was very hard. they only had 4 customers for lunch but service was painfully slow, arrived 12.20 but did not leave until 13.55. sorry but really diasappointed with this meal, this restaurant is not for us!!!

1 review so far 3
22.08.2016 10:44

The staff were very pleasent but not very attentive. The food was nice but there was hardly anything on the plate. We booked a "Sunday lunch with all the trimmings" and were really looking forward to a big roast lunch. I had 5 nuggets of steak for my "roast beef" and most of the plate was taken up by the gravy boat and the Yorkshire pudding. The others in our party had what can only be described as stir fried pork strips, no apple sauce. We did get apple sauce after we had finished our meal but it was out of a jar. We each had what equated to one small potato cut into 3 which really were sauté potato. The vegetables were really nicely cooked and it all tastes nice. I was told that they had a special offer to introduce the Sunday lunch menu so although the lunch was only £8.50 I would have much rather paid more and had a decent sized lunch with roast meats and lots of veggies. I had a pudding which was really nice and very welcome as I was starving after my lunch. My biggest deal breaker was the £4 per bottle which I was charged for the water that was already on the table before we arrived. Really bad practice as my children had opened it whilst I was sorting out one of the other guests. Salt and pepper was on the table and we weren't charged for that so don't put it on there unless it's complimentary!!! I wouldn't recommend it and I wouldn't go again.

1 review so far 4
15.08.2016 22:14

We had a nice Sunday lunch using our Groupon vouchers, the food was of good quality and there was a good selection of vegetables. The portion was on the small side for the men in our group but what there was was tasty and hot. Service was a little slow but the reason why I do not give the Chelsea Bar and Grill a higher rating is that when we came to pay for our drinks there was a 20% 'optional' service charge - I question the 'optional' because the charge was added to the bill and we were about to be charged this 'optional' charge and I had to say that I did not want to pay it which was embarrassing. When I queried the tactic I was told that it is standard practice and a way of making up the staff's wages. I never tip by card, I always leave cash for the staff when there has been good service because I want to ensure that the cash goes to the staff. Slightly disappointing end to what was otherwise a pleasant lunch.

1 review so far 5
26.02.2016 09:45

My wife and I came for lunch and it was our first visit to the Chelsea Brasserie and it was very nice and the decor inside was lovely chic and modern. It was quiet and we felt like the service very good and were made to feel very welcome. The food was great and we had starters of soup of the day which was very tasty and I hadcthechicken strips which was nice and succulent. We both opted for beef burgers and fries and they looked as good as they tasted. All and all it was very good and I highly recommend you go for a visit as we will def return again and try the evening menu.

1 review so far 6
05.09.2016 09:06

Lovely visit once again to this restaurant. Service was absolutely fantastic - so attentive and pleasant. The food didn't disappoint either - I had tiger prawns to start which were lovely (the only thing I'd say is it might be nice if they come with a piece of bread to mop up all the tasty juices!) and crispy duck for main - the portion size of this in particular was amazing! Perfectly cooked and just a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be going again soon!

1 review so far 5
19.12.2016 13:10

The food and wine was excellent as was the abeyance of the venue which made for a pleasant evening for my wife and I. Overall the experience was very good and I would recommend the Chelsea Bar and Brasserie to my friends and relatives

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 08:40

We had a great time. Food was fantastic. It was a bit cold when we got there but they provided us with a heater and we soon warmed up. Only one small thing, it was our works Christmas party and I had told them and they said there would be crackers on the table. But there were none there. It didn't, however, spoil our time there. We will definitely all visit again

1 review so far 3
26.06.2016 19:20

Disappointing. Tried to book online previous day for 1pm, nothing available. Only 12 or 12.30 or 2pm onwards. Chose 12.30. Approaching restaurant looked closed! We were first to arrive and then one other couple. No-one else there up to time we left around 2pm. Food not good value for money. Considering restaurant so empty of clientele you would expect order to be correct. Oh no, my order was missing the vegetable although promptly brought to table once pointed out. Hate having to chase things though. Would we visit again - no, sadly. Had been looking forward to treating ourselves, very disappointing. Also, PLEASE do not add tip to bill. I happily pay if left to choose, but hate being pushed. Yes, paid it but felt uncomfortable not to as restaurant so empty. Waiter very polite but no character or interaction.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 10:40

Went to celebrate a birthday, Saturday night the restaurant was full, the staff were very helpful, the selection on the menu was excellent. Food was excellent. The only criticism was that our drinks took a while to arrive, due to the bar staff pouring one drink then walking the whole length of the bar to put it on a tray, to then walk back to pour another.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 08:33

We had a wonderful evening, despite the fact that this reservation system did not, in fact, check availability or let the restaurant know we were coming. That they were able to literally re-arrange the furniture and cater for 12 unexpected diners in a packed restaurant says a lot for their customer service standards. The restaurant team were outstanding. Food was great. Next time I will book directly

1 review so far 3
03.11.2016 09:18

Used a Groupon Voucher. Had a Sunday Lunch food was nice but not much of it, customers who didn't use a groupon voucher had a full plate. Surely this not supposed to be the case, we bought the vouchers to get a meal the same size. Just because we paid a few pounds less do we want a child size portion. There were 6 of us and we all felt the same. Then the had the audacity to add £10 to the bill for a tip! I don't think so!!!! Not worth the money, no more Groupon Vouchers will be bought forthe Chelsea Bar from any of our Party!!!

1 review so far 5
03.02.2017 09:24

The service was great, the food was really good and very nicely presented. Cannot fault it for a nice lunch. Head waiter and table waitress were both polite and did a good job, taking time to chat and make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Delightful experience and my friend who was a first time diner at the restaurant, also agrees with me. Lovely time.

1 review so far 5
02.01.2017 20:10

Amazing night, lovely staff would defo go again however only thing I would say is they add a 20% optional 'tip' to the bill an if u don't notice it u will just pay! I prefer to decide my own tip an give it direct to the person who served me as by paying it on card it's not necessarily going to ur waiter/waitress

1 review so far 5
09.12.2016 09:03

We had a lovely meal with good service. Lost a point because there were two bottles of water on the table my friend had a small amount out of one and we were charged £3.95. However we did question it and they did remove the charge. It was quite quiet in there more people should go well worth the visit.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 19:20

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Very good service. Great selection of food on the menu. Considering the food was freshly cooked we didn't have to wait to long for the food. The food was excellent. They didn't rush us between courses. It was a very pleasurable night out.

1 review so far 3
11.08.2016 13:31

So me and three other family members went to dine at Chelsea bar and brasserie very nice place to eat decor wise, unfortunately my piticular meal was quite disappointing. I decided to try the sunday roast, the beef was very tough the few bits I had followed with potatoes that were average and hand full of veg o and a flattened Yorkshire. You can have all this for around £13 or you could pay less for better and more off at a toby carvery I know where I'll go in future for a Sunday lunch.

2 reviews so far 6
04.07.2016 08:39

From the moment we arrived until the time we left, the staff couldn't do too much for us... the manager even offered to take our shopping bags and store them in his office. The food was delicious... the best seafood linguine I have tasted.

1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 09:23

THe restaurant serves an interesting choice of food that is presented well. The staff are helpful and not overbearing giving you plenty of time to choose without being rushed. I have visited this restaurant several times and certainly recommend it

1 review so far 5
26.04.2017 09:38

The food was excellent and very good value and the service was pleasant and professional. Clean and comfortable place to dine. The only reason I didn't give it 10/10 is because the house/trance/rave music which was playing wasn't really appropriate for a relaxing lunch with friends!

1 review so far 4
08.07.2016 09:26

appearance was great and very clean. Service was great also. However the food was very salty, I would only go there for drink next time because of the amount of salt added to the food. Also the red wine jus was not a proper red wine jus-more like salty watery gravy with a hint of vinegar.

1 review so far 4
22.08.2016 07:15

Lovely food, however a bit overpriced. We had a Groupon voucher but, because the menu was confusing, ended up spending far too much on top with deserts that we thought were priced at £2 extra as stated on menu but came on at full price. Also, service charge very high added to bill.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 14:09

Excellent service, food and drink with bonus of live music to listen to. Party of 6 were very well looked after and with the benefit of a Taste card excellent value , will visit again.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 16:14

The waiter was very pleasant and charming. He was very knowledgeable about what was in the menu and also about the drinks the establishment served. We had roast beef Sunday lunch and it was lovely.

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 07:52

Very enjoyable lunch with friends. We had a two course meal which came out hot (I have had experience of almost cold food from some places). The cost was very reasonable and the staff were very pleasant. Would definitely go there again.

1 review so far 4
16.11.2016 12:46

Food was amazing however was seated near door with cold wind. Did say to staff and they tried to hold door shut but was nearly impossible. Was moved further in later which was nice, however then meal was finished. Staff was helpful but I guess the coldness made the experience a 4.

1 review so far 3
27.11.2016 07:53

The staff were very welcoming and pleasant.the food was hit and miss.The venison was tough and the chicken salad resembled a bag of mixed lettuce leaves.we were told there was water on the tabla for us and offered bread and olives .....which I thought was part of excellent customer service for a place of this calibre.At no point were we told that this was going to be charged.Disappointing meal.

1 review so far 5
03.04.2016 09:02

Smart environment, very good food at a scale of prices meaning all could enjoy the venue. Lunch was thoroughly enjoyable encompassing good food very well cooked and a helpful but unobtrusive staff. Would thoroughly recommend the whole lunch time experience

1 review so far 5
05.12.2016 16:17

Very nice restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I went there for lunch with my sister on a day visit to Cheltenham. The meal was lovely and 3 courses for £12.95 very reasonable. I would recommend to friends.

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 07:16

Great food and great service. The lunch menu was excellent value at two courses for £9.95 or three courses for £12.95. Good choice of dishes available. Will be returning to dine again asap!

1 review so far 5
03.03.2016 12:46

The food and service was of a very high standard. The ambience in the restaurant was also very good, a modern wine bar / brasserie feel. Good quality cutlery and glasses something that I always judge a restaurant on

1 review so far 5
16.01.2017 15:36

staff very friendly, we had a groupon voucher which we both thought was value for money, we went early sunday evening on a wet cold day, not many people in there so the atmosphere was a bit lack lustre.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2016 08:47

During an extremely busy service on the day the Gold Cup was run the service and food quality remained as high as ever, we had a great evening at the Chelsea Brasserie.

1 review so far 4
31.01.2017 14:59

food good, waiter great. there was not much of the course that came as part of the groupon deal, but it was very good. no veg accompaniment however. beware the sweets. very expensive and the service charge that is automatically added to the bill is 25 % !!!

2 reviews so far 6
01.04.2017 12:52

Great food and wonderful service. Staff really friendly and couldn't do enough for you. I would definitely recommend The Chelsea Bar and brassiere to anyone for a relaxing night with great food.

1 review so far 4
15.07.2017 09:32

Nice restaurant, food was excellent but disappointed with the limited choice of sweet dishes. Don't like the way very small portions of food are served up all dressed up and fancy, just to look bigger and ultimately try and justify the high prices! Usual vastly overpriced drinks.

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 08:59

Lovely staff and fabulous food. Great end to a fantastic birthday. I have recommended this restaurant to all my friends and family and wil definately be visiting again soon. Thank you

1 review so far 6
16.02.2016 12:19

On entering there was a warm welcome, our coats were taken to be hung up, we enjoyed a first drink while listening to the Jazz Band playing. The food was amazing!

1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 14:59

Excellent and service. Definitely recommend. Service was attentive but not excessive. Everything ordered was brought to the table in a timely manner without being rushed. Great selections of food and drink.

3 reviews so far 5
06.07.2017 21:43

Very nice experience. Good food and friendly service. Bit on the expensive side and management have such a cheek trying to charge for water, we're not America!! It's perfectly ok to drink tap water!! Would definitely return

1 review so far 5
15.07.2017 08:29

The food was very nice, the staff were friendly and service was very quick. Both our meat dishes were requested to be served "medium" but both were just a little over that, but otherwise very enjoyable

1 review so far 4
23.05.2017 12:39

I did a Groupon Sunday lunch. Whilst it was extremely good value for money , it was described as a Continental roast. It wasn't sliced or carved meat of a joint. However, it tasted nice and again , great value for money with the coupon.

1 review so far 5
18.10.2016 11:52

Haven eaten here many times and the food is outstanding, as well as the service. Only one moan. Even though the menu does state maybe mention that bread, olives, vegetables are at an extra price.

1 review so far 6
21.11.2016 16:14

Great food well presented ,and very good polite service would recommend to anyone , a great find booked again for following week , and looking forward to it too

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:51

The food was amazing and overall the whole experience was amazing. The service was brilliant we were served by Pat who was very polite! Will be back very soon.

2 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 18:55

Lovely ! Great service and good food. Could of been a bit hotter. Would go back again as we enjoyed our meal and surroundings. Sunday lunch was very tasty.

1 review so far 5
03.07.2017 18:45

We had a really nice meal it's a lovely restaurant, the service was good. There was some exterior works going on with scaffolding up but that would definitely not stop us returning again! X