GL50

4.9
83 reviews
£26 to £40
British
After working in some of the best restaurants in the world, I’ve seen some amazing food but also a lot of waste. Now more than ever zero waste is being brought into the public eye and in Restaurant GL50, I plan to reduce food waste!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Dine Local: 6 course seasonal tasting menu & drinks flight £100 pp

Sep 2, 2020-Dec 24, 2020·Tue-Sat 18:30-21:30

6 course surprise, seasonal tasting menu centred around local, seasonal produce, prepared with a unique twist. We cater around all dietary requirements & any dislikes so that all the surprises on the night are good ones. The menu is paired with drinks we believe are complimentary to three courses. All dietary requirements & dislikes must be made aware to us 24 hours prior to your booking date, no menu adjustments can be made after this time.

What 83 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved every moment.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service in this hidden gem.

The food and experience was exquisite without being pretentious.

Wholeheartedly recommend GL50 but only in a whisper so as not to miss out again myself...

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JustinV
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food. Glad that I got this booking in before lockdown and looking forward to visiting after.

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Sally
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Complimentary starters were lovely. Venison was really tasty. We enjoyed the cabbage ice cream. Seemed to work with the chocolate dessert.

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ClaireM
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, probably one of the best restaurants in Cheltenham

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vipNealM
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked through the door and to the end of our evening; everything was perfect; thanks !

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LidiaD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply sublime!
The food was amazing and well matched by careful service and atmopshere

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JohnB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time we have been to GL50 and certainly not the last.
Jonas is an amazing chef. His food is exciting and totally delicious.
Sophie looks after everyone with friendly professionalism and her knowledge of the food and wine is exceptional.
Can't fault it. Just wish I lived nearer.

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JakP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fine dining with a good surprise with every mouthful.
Excellent service from both front of house and the kitchen.

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PittvillePar
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We were recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was exceptional, but at the price it is only for special occasions (for us anyway). The service was attentive - perhaps too much as I don't like being asked after every course how it was. However, it was really nice to meet the chef/owner as he visited each table to discuss the meal - if we wanted to. The decor is a bit bare so the place feels echoey and I got a bit sick of The Beatles.

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JimW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and a really nice atmosphere and it was great to have a chat with the chef/owner. Sincerely hope that they bloom in these difficult times as they definitely deserve to.

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MaggieB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely delicious.Food was innovative but not just for the sake of it .Every dish was perfectly balanced and full of flavour.Either GL50 needs to move to Reading or we need to consider moving house.

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NileshP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, beautifully presented and delivered by chefs proud of their accomplishments. This is a gem, even for vegetarians like us. The restaurant is destined for lots of awards

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SianM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food in a lovely location with great service - could not fault it and cannot wait to return.

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Lucasv
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food of high quality and great creativity. Limited but very good wine list. They know their stuff on the food and wine front. The service was excellent and very personal. The restaurant lacked a little bit of atmosphere due to the Covid modifications but highly recommend. When in Cheltenham or surroundings go eat here.

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jannyjean
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was lovely although some of the bread was very doughie, a bit like cake.
Thought the wine list could have been a bit more extensive with more choices in the lower price range, there was a jump of nearly £10 from cheapest to the next. Staff attentive and friendly.

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Adam
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

another first class meal . the pigeon remains excellent.

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RG123
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

This place has the feel of a michelin star restaurant, service was excellent, in my humble opinion the food did not taste as good as it looked.

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Emily
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here with my boyfriend for our joint 30th birthday, and it was honestly one of the best meals we’ve had. Quirky mix of ingredients, but we love the ethos of the place in reducing food waste. I had roast wood pigeon and it was to die for, and at the end they gave us a little birthday surprise that just topped off an already perfect evening. Thank you so much to the team! We’ll definitely be back next time we visit the Cotswolds.

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SimonO
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good night out, awesome food, great service and good atmosphere. Food was especially good well presented, explained well by chef/server and lovely to eat. Would definitely book to go again. Highly recommend

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LindaA
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night and the best food. It was a perfect place and menu to commemorate our 40th Anniversary! We had the special 8 courses tasting menu option and it was worth. Beautiful presentation and in each one of the course we had the chef to explain what it was on our plate. Highly recommend this restaurant. Sofie was very attentive and also explained all the wines which were being served with the courses. Nice touch at the end bringing us a Happy Anniversary tray with sweets !

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PaulB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic food and excellent service. Ambient score of good only due to reduced number of diners due to the covid crisis. Would heartily recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back

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KevinC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first visit back to GL50 after lockdown and it did not disappoint - we were made to feel welcome right from the start. We felt in safe hands with the COVID arrangements and the food and service were excellent - we'll be back soon

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for that special celebration or just to enjoy fabulous food in a quiet and pleasant restaurant.

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MikeF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

GL50 – No Postcode Lottery

Don’t visit GL50 if you want traditional safe cooking. If you like the surprise of new and creative taste combinations, this is the place to come.

I had the £100 6 course seasonal tasting menu with drinks flight.
The surroundings are modern and, as expected clean and COVID safe. The flavours are intense but the experience relaxed. The emphasis is on local produce and minimising waste.

You feel like a judge critic on Masterchef as the talented young team of (masked) chefs bring each course to your table and describe it to you.

There will be stand out dishes and those where you just marvel at the creativity. A course of burnt brassicas, krispy kale and pickled turnips served with a desert Tokay wine was creative but for me the stand out dishes were: Turbot with crispy chicken skin and black garlic; Pigeon roasted on the bone with a fabulous jus from foraged fruits with trimmings; The pre desert and the main desert of a fabulously dark chocolate torte with cabbage ice cream.

Some of the courses may sound odd but work incredibly well together both in themselves and with the choice of wines. For the accompanying wine flight lesser known grapes and regions prevailed. After an intense Clare Valley Riesling, there was a Greek Moschofilero, German Pinot Noir and some desert wines to set off the creative cooking.

For the quality, number of courses, variety, and experience this is great value. My only disappointment was the lack of a printed or digital menu recording all the wonderful courses for me. The meal though was certainly memorable (in the very best sense). Not a lottery, Fine Dining at its best.

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, first class service and exceptional food.
Decided to visit the restaurant as a birthday surprise for my girlfriend and the attention to detail was amazing, all the little touches were perfect and the staff are very passionate about what they do.
They acknowledged my girlfriend’s birthday with a nice touch and we both had a great evening.
As good a fine dining experience as I have had.

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KieranB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my partner ordered the pulled pork starter, venison main and chocolate desert. The food was outstanding and as promised, casual fine dining. The service was equally fantastic- polite and respectful with a personal touch. The menu is appealing and has the perfect balance of traditional (pulled pork, venison etc.) and unique flavours (cabbage ice cream). This is an up and coming restaurant and clearly there is a lot of skill, hard work and knowledge of creating a high quality dining experience in a casual environment. Keep up the great work and i hope it works out well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent restaurant, food and service both first class. Restaurant was very quiet for obvious reasons which shouldn’t detract from the experience but does a little.

I’d definitely recommend and we will go again soon hopefully.

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Pacoceline
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I ordered the Turbot for my main. I appreciate it is an expensive fish, however at £32 a portion I did expect more than 3 bites. My other diners had meat and had at least twice as much on their plate. The burnt apple desert had hardly any apple. Not sure why the chef would want to save on apple. I left hungry.

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PaulR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely recommend and will be back.

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MaddisonP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot recommend GL50 enough! Very friendly service and made to feel very safe throughout the whole dinner (individually wrapped menus, distances observed and masks worn). Menu was superb - experimental in all the right ways. The pigeon and chocolate dessert were absolute stand outs! Staff were all extremely friendly and the chef coming round at the end of the evening left us feeling as though we had just dined with friends. Cannot wait to visit next time we are in Cheltenham.

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GHDdjd
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely incredible tasting menu with wonderfully attentive staff. The chefs were so enthusiastic they would come to us between courses to ask how we found it all which was a lovely touch. One of the best meals I’ll ever had. Thank you!

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Limited menu. Food was not to our taste (undercooked meat) we sent it back only for the chef to say he couldn’t change anything and that was that. We paid and left hungry.

GL50
Responded on 2 September 2020

Dear Sophie, Our pork belly is slow cooked for 48 hours & our chef samples all dishes before we serve to customers. The pork is definitely not undercooked. In terms of the limited menu, you were offered & in fact made other options, which you have failed to mention on your review. All our menus are available online, so in fact if you had decided this menu was to limited for you i would ask why you decided to dine with us?

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WeeFatBoy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service, Fantastic food, great hospitality, pretty unique and different for Cheltenham...adults and kids loved the food...right next to Cheltenham Minster...cannot recommend more highly...next time we’re in Cheltenham will definitely book and go again....

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DaveL
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love to treat ourselves to a meal out in a really nice, fine dining restaurant every now and then. This was just what we wanted. No generic menu, all different, all fresh, all explained to you by the chef who cooked it. Delicious, and the owner was very nice and made sure to speak to his guests. We also noted that the only other restaurant where we didn't touch our bottle of wine, but our glasses were kept topped up without us noticing was a Michelin starred restaurant we visited a few years ago. I think that's the aim for this little gem, and I hope they achieve it. Well worth a visit.

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Adam
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine but casual dining. First class cooking . Try the pigeon

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great inventive food with friendly service. Highly recommended

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ElliotD
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at GL50 and appreciated the extra precautions taken for covid safety. We also loved the extra mile that they went for our honeymoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific service and food

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Elise
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch at GL50, amazing food and amazing service. Thank you to the team for making us feel very welcomed. Sophie looked after us very well nothing was too much trouble. Was a lovely touch the chefs bringing us our meals.
Thank you GL50

FAQs

GL50 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01242 228555.

GL50 is rated 4.9 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.