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East India Cafe

103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
+44 1242 300850
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (66 reviews)
“railway lamb” (15 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (43 reviews)
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Indian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the tasting menu and drinks menu at £85.55 per person (+10% service), so an expensive meal. There was no doubt that the food had been lovingly made with exceptionally pretty presentation. However, we found the flavours to be too subtle - even when...More

Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For all french tourists, East India Cafe is the place to visit in Cheltenham. If you like gastronomy, the way to prepare and cook indian food is just unique. Don't think you will find standard (even very good) indian dishes. Not at All. Here you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place,different and conforting. Not amazing but the vibes and convenience to town is great. Stsff really frendlly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another memorable meal here yesterday. We were greeted with a welcome drink and between each course delicious amuse bouche - exquisitely executed. My husband had the brisket and I the Angry Chicken. The prawn starter was equally beautiful - mouthwatering, rich, totally delicious. The ambience...More

1  Thank Katie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food quality and variation, nice environment and excellent service as usual. Highly recommended.

Thank TB21N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the set lunch with my wife. Great value and the food was superb. Service is formal but friendly and attentive. The pace of the meal was slow but punctuated with amuse bouches and palate cleansers. Really great cooking and presentation.

Thank Brownee42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love the architecture, literature and food of the colonial period in South Asia and South East Asia whist recognising that much that went on in these colonial regimes was unacceptable. So we arrived at the restaurant very interested in tasting a...More

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Thank ian_k_donaldson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well we didn’t’t expect to come away raving about the delightful taste buds that followed us home!! Absolutely exquisite dining experience too good to miss every single morsel was a complete delicious delight!! I so cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough will we be returning,...More

Thank didempseyinteriors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a random choice, but a very pleasant surprise. Definitely not your standard chicken tikka masala Indian. Beautifully set tables, attentive staff and modern, but short menu. Small amuse bouche were delicious. Great choice of g&t, which I indulged. Venison tikka starter was superb, best...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is absolutely wonderful. The food is delicious and the staff are first class. I will definitely be returning soon and will be recommending it to everyone

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January 29, 2018|
Response from AlexBMM | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. the best thing to do is call them. They are extremely helpful
Rosie R
January 22, 2018|
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Response from CotswoldTina | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I haven’t answered your question before. The owners of this restaurant are delightful and very helpful. If you contact them beforehand I am sure they will discuss possible dishes with you. Best wishes.
Sophie B
November 20, 2017|
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Response from SteveBiker19 | Reviewed this property |
We did the 3 course menu and loved it. From reviews I’ve read they do not alter tasting menu, which is understandable I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$91
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 300850
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East India Cafe was established in November 2015. We opened the restaurant with the philosophy of bringing the techniques of mum's cooking into professional setting. We started researching the era of British Raj in Colonial India and brought those recipes back to life here in Cheltenham using modern cooking methods and our own twist. Our principle is to serve tasty food with a piece of history with it. This is not just a place to take care of guests hunger but also a place to come and relax with great variety of drinks and an evening of experience. For us research and innovation is an essential part of what we do with distinct attention to detail. We passionately believe in innovation and merge science with the art of cooking. Welcome to The East India Cafe, Cheltenham
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