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Le Champignon Sauvage

24-26 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AQ
The winner of our 2010 Best Restaurant Award

This excellent restaurant, must rank among the best in Britain – although looking modest from the outside. It's is run with great skill by Helen and David Everitt-Matthias.

David's cooking draws people in from many miles, with his mainly classical-style French cuisine. 

'Shetland Scallops with Pea Purée and Roasted Onion Sauce'; 'Pressed Terrine of Kid, Ham Hock & Watercress, Beetroot, Landcress & Shineji Mushrooms'; 'Eel Tortellini with Watercress Cream' and 'Foie Gras Mousse with Turnip and Potato Tortelloni' set the style for starters. 

'Chump of Lamb with Black Olive Polenta and Roasted Fennel'; 'Pan-fried Cocks' Kidneys and Langoustines'; 'Cornish Skate Wing, Parsnip Cream, Surf Clams & Brown Butter' and 'Roast Pigeon with Wild Mushrooms' the mains. 

Desserts (preceded by a little pre-dessert) are a particular forte, with the likes of 'Liquorice and Tangerine Parfait with Rhubarb'; 'Warm Prune Cake, Pressed Apples, Wild Cherry Stone Ice Cream' and 'Bitter Chocolate and salted Caramel délice'.

While an excellent selection of cheeses are in peak condition. 

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Other Details

  • Food Style: French
  • Lunch: Tues-Fri, 12.30-13.15; set L from £26 to £48 (2 courses), £32 to £59 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: Tues-Sat, 19.30-20.30; set D £26 to £48 (2 courses), £32 to £59 (3 courses)
  • Seats: 40
  • Wine: An interesting wine list offers good value and kicks off in the low £20's
  • Children's portions: No
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
  • Nearest station: Cheltenham Rail
  • Directions: On the southern-edge of the town, on the A40, near Cheltenham College. See the map on this page.
  • Parking: Street Parking, or a public car park in Bath Road
  • Closed: Sun & Mon; 10 days at Christmas, 3 weeks in June

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Contact Details

Tel: 01242-573449
Fax: 01242-254365
Address: 24-26 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AQ
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