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5.2 /6 Excellent 48 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.


48 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 48 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
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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.

1 review so far 6
22.06.2017 11:21

Lovely restaurant with great staff and food. Menu was great. Simple but effective and the food was great as result. Finally felt I have been to a restaurant where I have not been put off by an overly fussy menu but have still been to a nice place.

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 07:35

Evening meal with friends. Food and service were great. There was plenty of choice on the menu, we decided on steak and sea bass which were all very nice. Cheesecake was fantastic. Will definitely visit again.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2017 23:39

Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere; good service and excellent food. We both had steak and it was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend for that special evening out.

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.

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
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
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
21.04.2017 17:02

A warm welcome, efficient and outstanding mains. Only the necessity of getting to the Everyman for curtain up prevented my wife and me from sampling starters and sweets. An excellent experience and we certainly know where to go if and when we're in Cheltenham again.

2 reviews so far 3
24.02.2017 10:07

The initial welcome was good and the 2 guys running the front of house were very friendly and efficient. The meal took far too long to arrive (45 minutes after we had our starter) and this seemed to be because there was a consistent stream of food going out to delivery guys for deliveroo requirements. The steaks we ordered were fine but only luke warm- we would have returned them but had waited a long time and did not want to stay any longer.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 10:35

Incredible food. This is a wonderful restaurant where the advice is fantastic. The wine was also very good and nothing was to much trouble for the lady that served us. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
04.04.2017 16:42

We had great time and the food was amazing as my 2 guests have confirmed to me.The staff were very friendly and i have now booked again this time instead of 4 persons now 17 wow.

1 review so far 6
22.05.2017 18:05

The food was very good with adequate portions - and came out hot! Clearly just cooked. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Service a little slow but with four of us made the evening last.

1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 09:34

Lovely place, staff were great and food was phenomenal! I'm a fussy steak lover and the fillet I had there was one of the best I've ever had. All agreed we will be back!

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 10:10

Amazing experience, slowish service but if you're not in a rush then it won't bother you. The food was so worth the money and the portions were the perfect size. Would definitely go back!

2 reviews so far 5
07.06.2017 14:04

Good simple food, at reasonable prices, and very attentive staff . I had prawn skewers to start, then sea bream, partner had pea and ham soup and steak, all good , didn't bother with dessert as we were full!

1 review so far 6
28.05.2017 08:45

Both main course were excellent, the Swordfish and the ribeye steak were cooked perfectly. Followed up by New York cheesecake and the raspberry cheesecake. A good selection of craft beers as well

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 09:22

The staff were very friendly, attentive from the moment we entered the restaurant. Both the service and food was excellent and will definitely book again and tell our friends about it.

1 review so far 6
08.02.2017 08:18

Lovely meal. Didn't know this place existed! Nice if you want a relaxed and private dining experience. Food was very nice and all reasonably priced. Would recommend to anyone.

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 08:25

Nice place great service and good food. We came to Cheltenham for an overnight stay watching the ballet. Wished we had such a restaurant near where we live.

2 reviews so far 6
22.02.2017 09:05

A great little place, tucked away in Rodney Road in the centre of Cheltenham. Food was amazing and service was perfect. I would highly recommend for any occasion.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 00:56

We booked for new year, from start to finish I felt attented to even when it got busy. Great service, even better food. Would definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 12:49

The steaks were incredible! Perfectly cooked to order. All the food was good, the service was brilliant, I would highly recommend this restaurant - a hidden gem.

2 reviews so far 6
02.06.2017 09:38

Superb meal and a great price . Great service with a smile . Without doubt one of the best in Cheltenham . Will be back soon .

1 review so far 3
24.06.2017 11:12

Food and service good but waited far too long for our steaks.. 1hr 20... for steak and chips... Their focus is clearly on their take away service unfortunately. Very small restaurant with only 10-11 tables so you would think they could get that right. Needs a refresh as decor could be better.

1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 18:34

Great service, food was lovely, steak was cooked just right! Will be going back to try out the dinner menu some time. Thanks again! Definately recommend

1 review so far 5
16.06.2017 06:04

Excellent meal with super service. Lovely atmosphere. Fillet steak cooked to perfection. Red snapper enjoyed by my wife. Will definitely return and also want to try out the breakfasts. Thank you

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 12:25

Really nice Restaurant. The food was superb and very well presented. Value for money was very good. Overall a lovely evening, thank you very much

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 08:30

My friend had visited before and recommended we have the fillet steak. I can see why! It was absolutely absolutely delicious. I'll definitely visit again!

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 09:52

Couldn't fault this place. The food was lovely, our waiter was very friendly and there was a really nice atmosphere. I will definitely be back!!!

1 review so far 6
28.02.2017 23:47

The service was very attentive and the food was outstanding and extremely well priced. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. I would definitely go again!

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 08:54

Intimate restsurant. Delicious venison steak, cooked to perfection and served with Nash. So nice that it's not chips! Wonderful waiting staff. Highly recommend this place.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 21:09

Lovely calm atmosphere, down to earth waitress and best of all delicious food. Ordered steaks - cooked as ordered, salmon with beautiful crispy skin and prawn tagliatelle -all dishes excellent.

6 reviews so far 6
21.05.2017 09:09

We have been coming here ever since it opened. They consistently succeed in serving up the best quality steaks in Cheltenham! We shall definitely return.

1 review so far 5
04.06.2017 09:28

Service was good. Wine, brilliant. Steak was lovely though a little dry on the outside (fillet, medium rare) . Calamari not so great. Chicken Liver pate, lovely also.

1 review so far 5
13.05.2017 10:18

Great food, service and ambiance. Food is of a very good quality. I had the 10 oz ribeye steak which was cooked perfectly and seasoned just right.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2017 11:20

very relaxed atmosphere. Steaks were perfectly cooked, starters very nice, pudding yummy good value for money. Attentive and polite staff. Would go there again. overall great.

1 review so far 5
25.06.2017 13:34

King prawn skewers were amazing!! I also enjoyed the lamb steak too, good value for money whilst enjoying good food & drinks are also reasonably priced

1 review so far 5
21.12.2016 09:09

Freshly cooked food was excellent, shame the restaurant is so quite as I don't think people are aware it is there. Good prices, friendly staff

1 review so far 5
11.05.2017 12:22

Nice food, presented top quality style. Lovely attentive and polite staff. Clean and tidy restaurant. Good menu choice. Highly recommended. Will definitely visit again soon.

1 review so far 2
15.02.2017 07:38

Expensive for what you get . Basically steak on a pile of greasy onions, two slices of pepper,two slices of courgette and mashed potato. Not good . It's a shame as this could be a great little place and there are far ,far better places to go in Cheltenham for a fraction of the cost.

1 review so far 3
05.03.2017 13:51

Calamari tasted like it was frozen. We had to wait nearly an hour for our mains. Steak was a bit over done but tasted good. Overall disappointing and we won't be going back.

1 review so far 2
29.03.2017 12:38

Either the waitress wasn't making the kitchen listen to customer requests or the kitchen was ignoring them, but she definitely heard me so there should be no excuse for not getting what was ordered.

1 review so far 1
28.06.2017 14:22

kept waiting for ages starter of fried calamari could have been anything no taste whatsoever main course of burger looked very unappetising and tasted not at all home made overall very disappointing