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5.3 /6 Excellent 79 Reviews

The Grill 49

Town Centre Gourmet £££ +100
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About The Grill 49

For exceptional steaks, The Grill 49 is where you can find the absolute best. This gourmet steakhouse is famous for their delicious modern European dishes. This restaurant isn’t just a steakhouse, however, and is also known for serving fantastic breakfasts and lunches. Whatever the occasion, The Grill 49 sets the stage for an amazing time. You’ll find this sophisticated dining destination down Rodney Road in Cheltenham’s town centre just next to Regent Arcade – book ahead to snag a table at this sleek restaurant!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday Closed
The Grill 49, 49 Rodney Road, GL50 1HX Cheltenham

Further Information

Steak lovers and gourmands alike from all over the Cheltenham area flock to The Grill 49 when they want to be guaranteed an incredible meal. The folks here are serious about steak, asserting that this meaty delight is the best comfort food there is. Sophisticated while remaining unpretentious, the restaurant attracts a mix of local food lovers, from young and old, to their premises on Rodney Road in the town centre.

Stop into The Grill 49 during the early daytime hours and start your day off on the right foot with one of their many breakfast options. We recommend the Breakfast Burger, a British beef burger topped with bacon and a fried free range egg. During the evening, you can’t go wrong with one of their signature steaks such as the 10 oz sirloin or 16 oz T-bone, seafood delights like chilli garlic and rosemary sea bass, or their own homemade Jamaican jerk chicken. For dessert, their creme brulee is truly phenomenal, and a must-try for diners with a sweet tooth. Reservations are highly recommended for this one of a kind restaurant in the heart of Cheltenham’s town centre.

CHEF'S CHOICE

79 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 79 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 08:09

Food was excellent Wine chilled and tasted good Service excellent Excellent value for the money Highly recommend Lovely atmosphere we will definitely be going again

1 review so far 6
06.09.2017 09:40

Excellent food Cheerful staff and great ambience Celebrated my daughters birthday with you and we all had a really nice time Starters were tasty and well presented

1 review so far 6
04.09.2017 20:48

Absolutely delicious steak! Probably one of the best I have tried in Cheltenham for very reasonable prices. Staff were brilliant- very friendly, will 100% be coming back to Grill 49!

1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 07:42

Lovely restaurant and reasonably priced too! Brilliant service and the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend. Will hopefully visit again if we come back to Cheltenham

1 review so far 4
11.09.2017 09:47

Firstly may I say that most things about this establishment are fine. However on this last visit there were a couple of real no no's. One being we were sat down with menus and it was 25 minutes before our order was taken and that was with at least two visits by a waiter to the next table who I would hope could clearly see we were sat with menus in front of us. The second point was that I ordered calamari rings for a starter and what appeared was indeed that but the product was very hard, almost like cube sugar! I managed to cut or break the first couple of rings before giving up. When discussing this problem with what I believed to be a "manager" I said it looked as if the rings had been taken from the freezer and dropped in hot oil for too long a time and presented,to which he made no comment. I did not pay for the item and I have to say that everything else was just fine. We will most likely visit again in due course but will steer clear of calamari rings.....

1 review so far 3
06.05.2017 08:09

So much right and so much a little...odd! We were met not with a warm welcome but with somebody checking the clock to see if we were on time (we were). On finding I could only have a sweeter rose wine by the glass, I was told it was no problem for a bottle of dry Rose to be opened, even though only offered by the bottle, which was lovely hospitality and the wine was delicious. The food was...interesting. Starters were nice although I'm not sure a cheese tuille goes particularly with prawns. But the main issue was that EVERYTHING comes with roasted Mediterranean vegetable. Everything. My starter of prawns came with them. My friend calamari had a little garnish of them. My fillet steak (beautifully cooked and very tasty) came with mountains of them. My friend had the steak and blue cheese hot salad and that came with them. The only difference between the steak dish and the hot salad being that the steak was served ON TOP of the Mediterranean Vegetables in the salad... What made it a "salad" we still have no idea. I was honestly expecting the coffee at the end to come served with a slice of courgette instead of a petit four. It didn't... We won't be returning but I would note that the staff were very clearly desperate to make a good impression and to please their guests.

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 11:11

The ambience of this restaurant was delightful (on a Wednesday evening!) and the staff were extremely pleasant and attentive without being obtrusive during our meal. We had filet steaks which were perfectly cooked and seasoned. An excellent bottle of Cote du Rhone was served but it would have been preferable to have one with a traditional cork rather than a screw top! A big well done to Grill49 for providing us with a superb eating experience on this special occasion. Already looking forward to our next visit. Keith and Jan, Gloucester.

5 reviews so far 4
27.08.2017 10:11

Restaurant is fairly small but pleasant and the food was very good, steak was delicious and good value for money. Reason for marking down was because the service was not up to scratch; we were shown to the table and then not acknowledged/no drinks order taken or menus offered for quite a while. A table of six came in after us & they were offered drinks & given the menu before us which created a disappointing first impression; staff were pleasant but perhaps a little inexperienced & in need of training. Overall I'd say food great, service lacking & kitchen extraction needs improving as we smelt of fried food when we left. That said we would try it again as the food was great.

1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 07:22

Went to The Grill 49 for our wedding anniversary and had a superb experience. Everything from the food to the service, to the atmosphere and the restaurant itself, was absolutely superb! Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. The steaks are exceptional!

2 reviews so far 6
07.05.2017 12:19

The restaurant was fully booked on the evening we went, so we had quite a wait for our meal, but the service we received was excellent and the food was well worth waiting for. The grilled prawns were delicious and beautifully presented, followed by the sirloin steak cooked to perfection. Our friend had the snapper which again was perfection on a plate. Excellent value for money and will definitely be dining here again.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 18:16

Had a fantastic evening staff always great very helpful . Crispy calamari for starters yum. I had a delicious sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce cooked to perfection. My husband had the chicken tagliatelle he said amazing so much chicken. He had chefs special blueberry cheesecake excellent. I had choc brownies the best. The wine list very good had a fabulous Australian Shiraz . A perfect evening.

1 review so far 6
28.10.2016 11:52

Tremendous steaks, perfectly cooked calamari and courteous, friendly waiter. Prices very reasonable for the quality of food and being in Cheltenham. The location is a little off the beaten track and it was very quiet on a Tuesday evening but don't let this put you off - The Grill49 is the best restaurant we've been to in Cheltenham.

1 review so far 6
29.07.2017 07:43

Fantastic evening, menu had something for all tastes without being too big. All meals cooked & delivered just right, great flavours & steak cooked perfectly. Excellent table service by all the staff helped make the evening a great dining experience. Excellent value for money. All sux of us will be returning, this place may be a hidden gem.

1 review so far 5
07.09.2017 18:25

Parking easy, food and drinks good. Atmosphere good. Went there with close friends to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. Overall good experience but just slightly marred by the front of house lady who whilst trying to be engaging kept making comments like we were there on the wrong night, as we walked in and when presenting the bill suggested that we had received more wine than we had ordered.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 09:09

I have lived in Cheltenham most of my life and sadly not heard of this restaurant before. My partner and I gladly discovered it when seeking a steak night one Saturday and we had a very pleasant experience. The service was second to none and the food was incredible. Already can't wait to go back!

1 review so far 4
13.07.2017 08:32

Only one waitress trying to deal with everyone which left us waiting for drinks & menus. Ordered the food, only 3 meals came out & we had to wait for the fourth one. We sent our meals back to the kitchen so they could all be served at the same time. One of the well done steaks was actually medium cooked so a little disappointed as I searched for a nice restaurant to go out to eat, deserts were lovely though:)

1 review so far 5
09.10.2016 07:55

After reading some good reviews on the internet we visited Grill 49, we had a excellent evening we had goats cheese to start then jerk chicken, my husband had sirloin steak all served beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. All staff were very attentive. Service was slightly slow in between courses but was worth waiting for, however we will be visiting again.

1 review so far 6
08.11.2016 08:32

Despite we struggled to find the restaurant on Rodney road, it turned out to be a hidden gem in the basement of 49 Rodney Road. Atmosphere was very relaxing, Food was nicely presented. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Ibbi the front of house staff was very attentive. Will be back again!!

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 14:37

Six of us went and all we can say is what fabulous food, staff courteous and helpful, atmosphere great. It was my husbands 50th we took a small cake they played happy birthday and gave him a free drink. Definitely will be going back again. Thank you for a great evening.

2 reviews so far 5
24.08.2017 08:50

Excellent meal as always. Drinks are pricey though! Service good but a little too pushy for our liking. We'd asked for a gap post our starter and main meal yet were asked twice within a very short period whether we wanted dessert/coffee. Once these issues are addressed Grill 49 would be at the top of my "go to" venue in Cheltenham.