We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

East India Cafe

103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
+44 1242 300850
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (65 reviews)
“railway lamb” (14 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (39 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Indian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
103 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NW, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (741)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 732 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is my fourth or even fifth meal at EIC. Two were in a group (32 people) when we had the restaurant to ourselves for special events and the others as a couple or a foursome. The staff are able to deal with both ends...More

Thank cynicalUk
Reviewed yesterday

Honestly, you can only believe this place when you go! The service and the food are quite simply exceptional. It is exactly the same as you would get from a Michelin restaurant. It was an off-the-cuff decision and we were very lucky to get in...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with a friend very last minute but managed to bag and early table. Very cosy in there. Lovely greeting made even nicer by the complimentary homemade soft drink on arrival. Food had excellent flavour, my lamb starter was super tasty. My friend thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank BJSS1986
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is only the second visit we have made to this splendid establishment. A truly unique Indian restaurant extravaganza. Beautifully set tables set the mood for a dining experience which is really rather magical. On this occasion we chose from the a la carte menu....More

Thank CotswoldTina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read the positive reviews and looked at the pictures of slightly over-elaborate plates I wasn’t really sure what to expect. This is a small restaurant with a small menu. It is very far from the standard “Indian” restaurant offering. Ingredients are expertly sourced and...More

1  Thank PT5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restricted hours opening means it's advisable to book in advance. Well worth the trouble because the food is absolutely delicious - first class ingredients blended with aromatic spices and beautifully presented. Service is very attentive and you won't be disappointed by your visit!

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love love love this place. It certainly was a fantastic experience. The taster menu (with drinks) took around 3 hours to get through, and I can say is that it was a well thought out and timed dining experience. I would highly recommend this to...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank Piers M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The understated name and exterior hides an unusual, in a good way, Indian restaurant. The interior is more elegant than another Indian I’ve ever been to before. The food is more fusion than recognisable traditional U.K. Indian food and absolutely delicious. The portions are fine...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank 44simon64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the table, paid my deposit for a group booking and did not really know what to expect. From first stepping into the restaurant, the service was first class. Nothing was too much trouble and all questions answered. The menu was intriguing but a...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank neil_rayer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty lunch for our anniversary, was great value for money. Delicious food although perhaps not dessert... irrespective love this restaurant

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank Jilljazb
Nearby Restaurants
Brasserie Blanc
1,311 reviews
.21 km away
The Coffee Dispensary
92 reviews
.21 km away
504 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Montpellier District
754 reviews
.36 km away
The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
332 reviews
.35 km away
Everyman Theatre
345 reviews
.30 km away
Cheltenham Town Hall
209 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sophie B
November 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
August 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from traveltime023 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an entrance at the back, accessible from Montpellier St.
August 25, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from tobyjojo | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. They get booked early. Do hope ypi enjoy it as much as we did
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$86
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
  • E-mail
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing