survey result

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Ogrodzki’s “traditional neighbourhood bistro” is a real local magnet for its accomplished Gallic cooking, with Jay Rayner’s 2021 review in The Observer also praising its beautiful homage to the ‘80s. In June 2022, after almost a decade in business, the fine diner pivoted to a more casual bistro/‘Café du Midi’, offering breakfast and set lunch menus from 10am-4pm. Whether or not less is more, it was praised this year for its “changing seasonal menus, authentic dishes, pleasantly cluttered” decor and “delightful service that’s so verrrrry French”.

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This warmly authentic Gallic spot from chef Yves and his wife Elisabeth Ogrodzki, veteran restaurateurs who have cooked their way to Cheltenham from Paris, Provence and rural Leicestershire, wins consistent high ratings – and thrilled Jay Rayner of The Observer for channelling another age (the ’80s) “and beautifully so”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “delightful, very warm experience” is provided by French owners at this small and “cluttered” spot. “Chef Yves and front-of-house Elisabeth are absolutely charming and thoroughly professional”. “Tasty” Gallic cuisine provides “bistro cooking to a T” from “an ever-changing regional menu” to complete the deal.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quaint” and “very French” (“in a non-posey sort of way”, i.e. “like being in a really good quality restaurant in provincial France”), the Ogrodzki family’s diminutive Gallic haunt was “thoroughly enjoyed” by reporters again last year thanks to its “beautifully presented and perfectly cooked” traditional fare.

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30 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3NX

Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.95 £23.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.40 £14.90 £5.50 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £3.25
Service 10.00%
30 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3NX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday10 am‑6 pm
Wednesday10 am‑6 pm
Thursday10 am‑6 pm
Friday10 am‑6 pm
Saturday10 am‑6 pm
SundayCLOSED

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