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Summary

“Genuine food served by genuine people” is the essence of the ongoing success of the Everitt-Matthias’s foodie legend – “celebrating 30 years next year, from a husband-and-wife team who have never missed a service… if the restaurant is open, they are always there”. It’s “a two-Michelin-star restaurant which has never rested on its laurels, with David’s dishes constantly evolving and wowing guests and critics alike” (“foraging has become the norm these days, but David was doing it years before the rest caught up”) and Helen’s service coming with “total knowledge of the food and wines”. The “pleasant” but low-key room is perhaps the weakest link, but “don’t we make our own atmosphere? It was an amazing experience!”

£85
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This wasn’t a vintage year for the Everitt-Matthias’s foodie legend. To fans, chef David remains “the unsung hero of British cooking”, and they report “food that’s always breathtaking, ahead of fashion and trends in terms of influence, and yet for a Michelin two-star not over-priced or pretentious”. Even many supporters would concede that the ambience of this low-key dining room can seem “flat” however, and what is “excellent and understated” service to fans can also seem “unengaging” to the uninitiated. More concerning, though, were the unusually high number of disappointments in this survey when it came to the cuisine – “nothing to actually complain about, but little character or sparkle to match its lofty ranking.”

£83
Very Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Unpretentious but perfect”; “disarmingly humble yet utterly driven” chef David Everitt-Matthias “continues to amaze” at this acclaimed dining room, where his “magically intense” cuisine is served by wife Helen’s “brilliant and personable” staff; as ever, though, the decor can seem “a less certain attraction”.

£78
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Astonishingly good” cooking that’s “both exciting and innovative”, a wine list that’s “both interesting and affordable”, and “friendly” service too – for most, if not quite all, reporters, the Everitt-Mathiases’ town-centre legend remains a “delightful” destination, somewhat “subdued” ambience notwithstanding.

£76
Exceptional
Very Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Le Champignon Sauvage Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Le Champignon Sauvage Restaurant in GL50, Cheltenham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Le Champignon Sauvage restaurant.
Peter B
Excellent food but the ambiance is a littl...
Reviewed 8 months, 29 days ago

"Excellent food but the ambiance is a little clinical. Overall an excellent meal using lots of local foraged items. A bit pricey at about £100 a head."

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24-28 Suffolk Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 2AQ
Opening hours

lunch 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm, dinner 7.30 pm - 9 pm
Last orders: 1.30pm and 8.45pm

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