Harden's survey result
Set on the Promenade in prime “Regency Cheltenham”, this luxe Georgian townhouse hotel made quite a splash when it opened in 2013; but, while the “cool” vibe (“especially for Cheltenham”) and “lovely” decor still impress, service is “slow”, competing soundtracks between restaurant and bar can create a “cacophony”, and the food is only “OK rather than great, and expensive for what it is”.
“Lovely interior design” – “jaw-droppingly impressive” to fans, but “a bit dead” to others – features in all reports on this Grade II-listed mansion on the promenade. Results from the “quirky menu” are likewise a bit mixed, but no disasters are reported, while service veers from “very attentive” to “truly amateur”.
In a fabulous White House-esque hotel backed by Superdry’s co-founder (he also provides the uniforms) this newish dining room is certainly a “funky” spot, replete with a “great” zinc bar; its small fan club claims it also offers the “best beef” in town, but the bill can seem “difficult to justify”.
No 131 Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The starter of tiger prawns was excellent and an enormous helping. The steak frites were also very good. Service good and the dining room pleasant. £100 for two was reasonable value."
131 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1NW
7am - 9.30 (Fri-Sat 10.30pm)
Last orders: 9.30, Fri - Sat: 10.30