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10 Cheltenham restaurants for late night Race Week takeaways

PUBLISHED: 09:56 10 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:56 13 March 2015

When all you want is carbs, head to one of the take outs on this list! (Image from Simpsons)

When all you want is carbs, head to one of the take outs on this list! (Image from Simpsons)


After an exhausting day of Guinness drinking and bet placing at Cheltenham Festival there is nothing better than a delicious carbohydrate filled supper. We give you ten of our favourite restaurants in Cheltenham open until late.

Real Burger.Real Burger.

Real Burger

01242 808 774

Real Burger hand make their burgers with love. With an extensive range of meat and vegetarian burgers to choose from, your burger will be made from scratch whilst you wait. Not strictly fast food perhaps, but you’ll get beef burgers made from 100% Gloucestershire prime beef, served in freshly baked buns and accompanied with chunky hand cut chips.

We suggest: the BBQ Burger, smothered in a sweet and smoky sauce, is a must. It’ll be busy during Cheltenham Festival, so call in advance to avoid the queues.



01242 511 942

If the countless jars of Guinness are proving too heavy to handle, Paparrito’s healthy alternatives to fast food may prove to a relief. They specialise in burritos and tacos made to order and stuffed with rice, Mexican beans, peppers either chicken, beef, pork or marinated tofu.

We suggest: A large whole-wheat burrito with marinated chicken and a dollop of extra spicy salsa and smoked jalapenos.

Mamma's Kitchen.Mamma's Kitchen.

Mamma’s Kitchen

01242 300 724

If the Guinness and potatoes of St Patrick’s Day have become too much, opt instead for the authentic Caribbean cuisine at Mamma’s Kitchen. For those who love to try something new, there are plenty of traditional West Indian dishes to choose from, such as curried goat, jerk chicken and salt fish.

We suggest: the ackee and salt fish; a Caribbean staple and a local favourite.

Bar and wok.Bar and wok.

Bar and Wok

01242 582 346

Bar and Wok has a no fuss approach to Chinese cuisine, serving up big bowls of noodles and curry. The ingredients are sourced from the family farm in the vale of nearby Evesham and the sociable long benches and tables makes the Bar and Wok ideal for catching up with friends after a long day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

We suggest: the Szechuan King Prawn Curry (although all portions are huge so you won’t go hungry whatever you order).

Simpson's fish and chips.Simpson's fish and chips.

Simpson’s Fish and Chips

01242 521 964

Fish and chips have been in the Simpson family for over 40 years so it is no surprise that they are the West Midlands winners of the ‘National Fish and Chip Independent Takeaway’ award.

We suggest: if you’re feeling extra hungry then try the ‘Family Feeder’ - a huge box with 2 cod, 2 cod bites, 6 chicken bites, 4 regular chips, tartare sauce, peas and a bottle of coke.

Thai Emerald

01242 522 004

Known more widely to locals for its authentic Thai interior, the Thai Emerald has a worthy take out service too. There are plenty of dishes on the menu including plenty of vegetarian options and all hot dishes are marked with a spice indicator so there will be no fiery surprises!

We suggest: ordering the classic green curry with a side of coconut rice.


01242 771 444

Situated in the heart of Cheltenham and a short stroll from the racecourse, there is no need for race goers to travel far for some hearty Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine,

We suggest: the caffeine-stuffed Turkish coffee to boost your energy for the evening ahead.

Charles Takeaway

01242 529 125

Where possible, Charles Takeaway uses local ingredients and sustainably sourced fish, so it’s no wonder they are the longest family run takeaway in Cheltenham. If you can’t wait until after the races, lunchtime specials run until 2pm but Charles Takeaway is open late, so there is plenty of chance to grab a hot fish supper.

We suggest: getting there early (and ordering plenty of curry sauce). The queues during Race Week have been known to trail out of the doors and around the corner as it’s so popular.

Peri Passion

01242 255 322

If you are a race goer looking for quick and spicy refreshment, Peri Passion serves up the ultimate Afro-Portuguese cuisine at a snip of the cost of its well known chain restaurant rival. There is a selection of Peri dishes on offer, from pittas and wraps, to mouth watering chicken straight from the grill.

We suggest: ordering online for local delivery to arrive once you’ve returned from your big night out in Cheltenham.

Pan Pizza

01242 253 254

With stores located in both Cheltenham and Bishops Cleeve, race goers will never have to venture far from Cheltenham Festival to grab a pizza.

We suggest: visiting the website to make the most of the offers available

If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a night cap, check out the 10 Cheltenham bars you have to visit during Gold Cup week.

Do you love a curry above all other takeaways? Then this list of top 10 curry houses in Cheltenham is for you!


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