There is such a fabulous diversity of foods in Cheltenham and trying food from around the world allows you to experience a taste of other cultures, without the cost of travel! After you’ve started the day with one of our award winning English breakfasts here at Hilden Lodge, why not treat yourself to lunch or an evening meal from across the globe to celebrate the International flavours of Cheltenham.
If you’re planning a trip to Cheltenham soon, be sure to look up these exotic or unusual venues, all of which are just a short car journey away from Hilden Lodge – from Kangaroo Rump Steaks to Organic Italian Wine, Cheltenham has it all.
Escape to the Caribbean at Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is renowned above all for 3 things: Rum, Reggae and Jerk chicken. The restaurant chain brings the Caribbean to you with cocktails, lively music, authentic food and energetic staff – who could resist? The menu focuses on traditional Caribbean dishes, with favourites including the Double Dipped Steak, Spicy Mo’ Bay Chicken and the Caribbean Curried Fish. The restaurant is suitable for couples or larger groups, and with happy hour offering 2 for 1 on over 40 rum cocktails evenings can get very busy; be sure to book a table in advance.
Location: Based on the corner of Pittville Street, the Turtle Bay is just a short distance from Hilden Lodge, if you don’t feel like getting a taxi there is a regular bus service running this route.
Try Something New at The Storyteller Restaurant
The Storyteller Restaurant offers a selection of food from various American states, along with some dishes you wouldn’t find on most restaurants menus, they have a diverse a la carte menu featuring unorthodox dishes such as the Coffee and Chipotle Kangaroo Rump, Elk Burger with Blue Cheese and the famous Storyteller Burrito. Along with this, they offer a party menu for larger groups, featuring a set menu at a discounted price.
One of the customer’s favourite features of Storyteller is their ‘walk in wine room’, featuring over 100 bottles from wine producing countries around the world, allowing you to examine the bottles and read taster notes before your purchase.
Location: The Storyteller Restaurant lays on North Place near the centre of Cheltenham, this is again, easily accessible from Hilden Lodge by car or bus.
Discover Bavaria at the Cheltenham Bierkeller
The Bierkeller Cheltenham is a Bavarian style bar which takes pride in its variety of beers and German snacks available to its customers. Boasting over 80 world bottle beers and 10 beers on draught, the Bierkeller is a must if you’re a beer lover; if you’re not, try one of their selection of Stein cocktails. Amongst the beer they also serve pizzas and various Bavarian favourites such as Bockwurst, Krakauer and Curry Wurst, favourites at the bar include their giant pretzels and bockwurst fries.
As well as showing a selection of live sports, they host a variety of events including quiz nights, live music and the popular rock and roll bingo.
Location: The Bierkeller is based on Bath Road, just a short drive from Hilden Lodge, also accessible by bus.
Enjoy Local Italian Food at Primavera Ristorante
Located in the central Montpellier area of Cheltenham, Primavera Ristorante has been described as the hidden gem of Cheltenham. The restaurant prides itself on buying produce sourced in and around Cheltenham, their 40-mile dining zone aims to support local farmers and suppliers; on top of this, customers love the organic wine on offer – imported from small Italian vineyards that you won’t find anywhere else. Primavera Ristorante is perfect for late lunch or dinner, however, it can get very busy at peak times so be sure to book in advance!
Location: Primavera Ristorante is based in the beautiful Montpellier area of Cheltenham, easily accessible by car or public transport.
The Spice Lodge – Pan-Asian Experience
If you like a little spice in your food then The Spice Lodge is the place for you. They serve the most wonderful Indian, Thai and Asian dishes all sumptuously aromatic and full of flavour. Located in the former old mansion house on Montpellier Drive, The Spice Lodge is Cheltenham’s premiere Pan Asian Indian & Thai Restaurant who have won the British Curry Awards in 2015, 2012 and 2011. It is a fine dining experience set in a beautiful building and the service is second to none.
Location: The Spice Lodge is on Montpellier Drive, very easy to get to from anywhere in Cheltenham.
Multicultural Food in Cheltenham
Whilst we have only been able to highlight a few of the great places to try new foods in Cheltenham, we recommend you go and see for yourself, Cheltenham has a whole host of venues to eat and drink, suitable for couples, families and groups.
Where to Stay?
After a day or evening spent exploring the diversity of foods available in Cheltenham, choose accommodation that suits you, relax in a comfy bed in our newly renovated rooms.
Hilden Lodge has availability over this summer period, based on the outskirts of Cheltenham and with parking for all guests, it’s the perfect place to get away. Call us now on 01242 583242 or book online here.