Harden's survey result
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“A marriage made in heaven!” – “Helen overseeing the charming, friendly service and her husband Jon creating the beautiful presented dishes” – inspires stellar reviews of the Howe’s “relaxing”, “fine dining” venture. “menus are tailored to individual tastes with advance notice and make good use of local ingredients”.
“Enchanting service from the chef’s wife Helen and her front of house team” adds further lustre to Jon Howe’s “elegantly presented” cuisine at their “peaceful and relaxed” venture, where one reporter particularly appreciated the “exceptional care taken to accommodate all dietary requirements”.
Jon Howe & Helen Aubry's “relaxed” (if perhaps slightly “austere”) venue offers a “first-class experience overall”; “local produce is at the fore of Jon’s inventive dishes (from “personalised tasting menus” to “good-value lunches”) and Helen makes a very charming front of house”.
Jon Howe & Helen Aubrey’s “excellent-value” venture offers “fabulous” food that’s “innovative without being tricksy”, and “beautifully presented” too; the location is “unprepossessing”, though, and the “modern-bland” decor is no particular compensation.
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 3PA
Lunch Fri & Sat 12 to 1.30pm; Dinner Weds to Sat 7pm to 8.30pm
Last orders: Mon closed, Tue - Sat 8.30 pm, Sun closed