These are big words in an area where curry is a way of life, but The Kashmir has the best Indian food in the Cotswolds. It depends who you ask, of course, but this welcoming eatery on Albion Street in the town centre is the pride of Cheltenham, so many locals will not even consider a challenger to that crown. The Kashmir is casual and fuss-free, the kind of place you can breeze in and out or chill out over a quick meal, but the food makes you want to hang around all day. If ever an Indian restaurant deserved a reservation, it’s now, it’s The Kashmir.
One of many reasons why The Kashmir is so popular among those in Cheltenham who know their peshwari from their keema is its effortless cool. Both the exterior and the interior of this Indian restaurant are dark and elegant, and the low-lighting inside helps to create an atmosphere ideal for sampling the very best of the Indian kitchen. By that we mean when you’re comfortable and relaxed, your tastebuds come into their own. The Kashmir sits very proudly on Albion Street in the very centre of town where a truly impressive menu is ready and waiting.
With whole spices and fresh herbs (rather than curry powders and supermarket packets common elsewhere) permeating throughout, The Kashmir’s long menu has heartwarming Indian and Anglo-Indian favourites (the vindaloo wakes you up without killing your taste buds, and their range of baltis is as good as anywhere) as well as a selection of specialty signature dishes – we particularly recommend the succulent salmon-e-salon, the superb Bangladeshi desi machli for fish lovers, as well as the chicken anarkali, a whole chicken breast stuffed with medium spiced lamb mince and then roasted in the tandoor and served in a special sauce.
Restaurant was very busy but staff were totally on it, no lengthy wait for food and food was amazing! Will definitely return to The Kashmir.
Very friendly staff and great food at sensible prices. Nice and clean inside with a good atmosphere. Good time had by all. Would I return? Yes
Great place, had takeaway before and loved it! Reasonably priced and staff are friendly! Particularly love the keema masala curry, had it elsewhere and it doesn't compete!
Great food, fantastic starters, great service with humour, brilliant observational skills in helping one of our party to realise a handy talent. Will come again!
Another good night at The Kashmir with great food at value prices. We just love this place, staff are so friendly and helpful. You can just chill and have a quiet night eating your favourite curry. If you're not sure what to choose they will give you advice if you tell them what flavours you prefer and how hot you like it. Highly recommended
Great, fresh food and friendly staff in nice surroundings. The Kashmir is a local favourite for many and is a great local Indian/Bangladeshi restaurant. The food is consistently good, with great flavours and not too heavy. The drinks selection is also excellent.
Had a lovely meal last night with friends, everyone said how good their meal was. The service was unobtrusive but very good, the restaurant has a bright and modern interior, very clean and appears to be well maintained.
Great food best Indian in Cheltenham Would definately recommend to anyone to go The food is fresh cooked and amazing value drinks Are reasonably priced as well first visit was amazing well go back for sure
2nd visit to The Kashmir for a Retirement do this time. Really enjoyed ourselves again. Food was great. Staff are wonderful. We'll be going back again.
Food and service good. Portions not overly big which is also a good point. Had a table booked for 8:15 but had to wait 15 mins or so for our table to become free which was a little disappointing