It wouldn’t be the weekend unless there’s a brunch involved – who’s with me? I thought so. With so many restaurants in Cheltenham making brunch an institution, it’s hard to know where to go. Whether you prefer them bottomless, vegan, fully carnivore or vegetarian, I’ve searched for the best. Read on for my picks of restaurants offering the best brunch in Cheltenham.
Woodkraft, Regent Street
The latest venture from MasterChef champion Simon Wood is located in a beautiful period building in town. With a menu crafted from seasonal produce, you’ll find all your brunch favourites in a casual setting. Check out the classic Woodkraft breakfast, eggs royale, or delicious pancakes with banana, maple, walnut, and chantilly cream. Each dish will give you a full belly and change for a tenner, serving up some of the best brunch in Cheltenham.
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Number 85 Coffee & Kitchen, Hewlett Road
Serving up breakfast from Tuesday through to Sunday, Number 85 makes it into the best brunch of Cheltenham. Very reasonably priced, tasty grilled bacon or sausage sandwiches come in for under a fiver. For larger plates, don’t miss the mouthwatering Full English or the poached eggs and smoked salmon on granary. Delicious!
The Larder, Bayshill Road
With a delicious brunch menu that runs all day except on Sundays (when you can check out their delicious Sunday lunch menu), The Larder undoubtedly serves some of the best brunch in Cheltenham. Choose a classic like truffled eggs on toasted English muffin with sauteed mushrooms with hollandaise. Or, push the boat out for a brunch with a twist – NYC bagel with thick cut salt beef, Swiss cheese, spiced coleslaw and pickles.
No 3 Restaurants, Royal Crescent
Created by former England Rugby International and MasterChef star Phil Vickery, No 3 Restaurants undoubtedly dishes up some of the best 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.
Gallimore’s Kitchen, The Courtyard
Situated in Montpellier’s cute Courtyard among boutique shops and bars, you’ll find some of the best brunch in Cheltenham at Gallimore’s Kitchen. Boasting great quality ingredients, all their brunch dishes are delicious. Don’t miss the smashed avocado, poached eggs, and salsa verde on toasted muffin, or indeed the classic English breakfast with delicious locally sourced ingredients.
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 Sober Parrot, St James’ Square
An alcohol free establishment, there’s no need for booze when the brunch is so good at the Sober Parrot. Alongside a tasty menu of mocktails, the brunch menu is impeccable, and some of Cheltenham’s best. All reasonably priced, check out the veggie breakfast with halloumi, portobello mushroom, eggs, tomatoes, smoky house beans, and wilted spinach.
The Fire Station, St James’ Square
Within the beautiful interior of an old fire station, The Fire Station keeps it burning with an epic bottomless brunch. Served every Saturday and Sunday, you can choose a two course meal with bottomless prosecco, bellinis, and mimosas. The salt and pepper squid to start followed by the eggs royale and multiple bellinis is always a great combination. It’s definitely some of the best brunch in Cheltenham.
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!
The Tavern, Royal Well Place
Featuring seasonal food and a vibrant atmosphere, The Tavern won’t disappoint you when it comes to the best brunch in Cheltenham. Grab a Bloody Mary and a classic dish like steak and eggs, smashed avocado, or a brisket hash served with jalapenos, fried egg, and sriracha hollandaise.
There’s my pick of the best brunch in Cheltenham. Are there any brunch places I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below.