Heading to Cheltenham and looking for the best brunch in town? Having been born and bred in the town, I’ve had breakfast at pretty much every establishment in the town! In this article, I share my recommendations for the best brunch in Cheltenham.
It wouldn’t be the weekend unless there’s a brunch involved – who’s with me? We’re absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants in Cheltenham, which is absolutely ideal if you’re a foodie like me. In fact, with so many breakfast spots in our spa town making brunch an institution, it’s hard to know where to go. Whether you prefer a bottomless brunch, or are vegan, fully carnivore or vegetarian, I’ve tried and tested the very best in Cheltenham. Read on for my pick of places to go for the best brunch in Cheltenham.
Woodkraft, Regent Street
The latest venture from MasterChef champion Simon Wood is located in a beautiful period building on Regent Street. With a menu crafted from seasonal produce, you’ll find all your brunch favourites in a casual setting in the heart of town. There are so many delicious options, it’s easy to see why it’s often booked out for brunch each weekend, so make sure you book ahead. I really recommend the Woodkraft breakfast if you’re feeling hungry, the smashed avocado on toast with a spicy kick of Aleppo chilli oil, and their incredible bacon and maple pancakes. Serving up some of the best brunch in Cheltenham, you’ll leave with a full belly!
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No 3 Restaurants, Church Street
The genius lovechild of former England Rugby International and MasterChef star Phil Vickery, and chef Tom Rains (formerly of Cheltenham’s beloved Daffodil), No 3 Restaurants undoubtedly dishes up some of the best brunch in Cheltenham. Having recently relocated to the former site of Charlton Kings’ The Merryfellow pub, it’s a hidden gem discoverable only for those who know where to find a very decent brunch in Cheltenham. Start off with a Bloody Mary or a mimosa, and get stuck into the main course. All the ingredients are extremely high quality, from the streaky bacon to the incredible eggs. Don’t miss Phil’s Cooked Breakfast, or the Huddle Breakfast of Champions with grilled steak, scrambled eggs, smashed avocado, roasted red peppers, coriander, and chilli.
The Find, Regent Street
A longstanding favourite for brunch in Cheltenham, The Find is perfectly located along Regent Street. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, it’s an old faithful when it comes to a decent brunch. For savoury brunch dishes, choose from classics like smashed avocado on sourdough, steak and eggs benedict, and mushroom florentine. If you’re after something a little sweeter, try their buttermilk pancakes with clotted cream and mixed berry compote, or their homemade granola with yoghurt. They serve a great cup of coffee too – you won’t be disappointed.
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Cafe Boho, Great Norwood Street
For some of the best brunch in Cheltenham, you have to visit Cafe Boho. Located near Cheltenham’s chic Suffolks area, you’re spoilt for choice in this lovely little cafe. Relax with a non-alcoholic cocktail with your brunch or a range of teas and coffees while you peruse the menu. They’re renowned for their mini pancakes and waffles – the Biscoff topping is to die for. If you’re looking for something a little more savoury, they have a range of dishes like a shakshuka and smoked salmon with scrambled egg on focaccia.
Curious Cafe & Bistro, Bath Road
Located on vibrant Bath Road, the Curious Cafe has been dishing up the best brunch in Cheltenham for years. A favourite for its classic breakfasts, there’s an extensive menu and everything is truly scrumptious. Whether you prefer steak with your fry-up, bubble and squeak, or a classic Full English with bacon, sausages, and black pudding, the Curious Cafe has got you covered.
The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Montpellier Walk
A glitzy restaurant with elegant decor, The Ivy brings a little London glamour to our Cotswold town. You won’t be disappointed as they serve up some of the best brunch in Cheltenham. Start off with a fresh green juice, then get stuck into a tasty folded ham and cheese omelette, or scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. The opportunity is one not to miss!
No 131, The Promenade
Undoubtedly one of the coolest places to be seen in Cheltenham, No 131 has a large terrace area that is beautifully decorated. Serving up some of the best brunch in Cheltenham, I can assure you everything is as tasty as it is Instagrammable. Enjoy a classic Full English breakfast, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast, or their delicious truffled eggs on toast with caviar. Their kedgeree is delicious too, as are the smoked kippers on toast if you fancy something a little different. Visit on a sunny day to get your weekend kicked off the right way.
Number 85 Coffee & Kitchen, Hewlett Road
Serving up breakfast from Monday through to Saturday, Number 85 makes it into the best brunch of Cheltenham. Offering one of the most affordable brunches in the town, you can enjoy some brunch classics at Number 85 and leave with change for a tenner. Served 9-11, pop by for a tasty smoked back bacon or pork sausage sandwich. If you’re after one of their larger plates, don’t miss the oak smoked salmon and poached egg on organic rye sourdough, or wild mushrooms with garlic and herb butter. All their brunch dishes are simple but delicious.
There’s my pick of the best brunch in Cheltenham. Are there any brunch places you’d add to the list? Let me know in the comments below.