Brunches in Cheltenham: 10 of the best (and booziest) places to go
PUBLISHED: 16:19 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:48 17 July 2017
Forget breakfast, brunch is now the most important meal of the day and luckily for us, Cheltenham is home to plenty of great places to get your latest smashed avocado and Prosecco fix. We pick 10 of the best (and booziest) places to enjoy bottomless brunches in Cheltenham
1. The Fire Station, St. James Square
This sympathetically restored Edwardian fire station was transformed into a trendy eatery in early 2016 and is renowned in Cheltenham for its delicious and moderately priced bottomless brunch.
Available on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm, diners can enjoy a two-course brunch for £30 with unlimited Bellinis or Prosecco.
Menu highlights include shakshuka baked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, hummus, dukkah and flatbreads – and for those with a sweeter tooth, there are buttermilk pancakes topped with a choice of smoked bacon and maple syrup, or mixed berries with honey and Greek yoghurt. Our stomachs are rumbling just thinking about it…
2. The Bottle of Sauce, Ambrose Street
Expect a young, fun and informal atmosphere when dining at The Bottle of Sauce. As one of Cheltenham’s most recently opened haunts, it is already making a huge impression on the local foodie map and it’s easy to see why.
Widely known for its rustic pizzas and succulent burgers, The Bottle of Sauce also serves up a mean brunch on weekends.
Served between 10am and 3pm, the brunch menu includes cooked breakfasts, buttermilk pancakes and bubble and squeak. The breakfast fries and cheesy chipotle beans are perfect for sharing with friends. Feeling boozy? Enjoy bottomless Bloody Marys for an additional £10.
3. Sup and Chow, Bath Road
Think of brunch at Sup and Chow less as a Saturday morning excursion and more as the beginning of the weekend with unlimited Prosecco and plenty of tasty food up for grabs.
After a morning spent browsing the quirky shops on Bath Road, this pub is a great place to hang out with friends and catch up over bubbles and bacon and egg sourdough sarnies. Sup and Chow is a dog-friendly pub too, so you can kickoff the weekend celebrations with Fido in tow.
4. Wild Beer, Cambray Place
Located in the bustling town centre, Wild Beer is the perfect place to start the weekend.
For just £25, you and your friends can feast on a dish from the weekend brunch menu and unlimited Prosecco – just make sure you book and pre-order ahead.
Boozy brunches are served between 11am and 12noon on Saturdays and Sundays so settle down in a comfy armchair and enjoy a tasty breakfast with lots of local produce and plenty of bubbles whilst you soak up the bonhomie atmosphere.
Breakfasts for after the night before
1. No. 131, The Promenade
Looking for a truly indulgent way to spend your Saturday morning? No.131 nestled at the top of Cheltenham’s promenade has luxurious interiors with a sumptuous, ever-changing brunch menu to match.
Enjoy splendid views of the Imperial Gardens whilst you tuck into smashed avocado and eggs or a seafood sharing platter with oysters, salmon, tuna and lobster – a truly extravagant affair to kick-start the weekend.
2. Suffolk Kitchen, Suffolk Parade
If, like many, you take a while to wake up in the morning, Suffolk Kitchen is a peaceful place to start your day. Nestled in the heart of the Suffolks, this restaurant is cosy and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Cheltenham high street. The small size of the restaurant ensures an easygoing environment to enjoy a yummy brunch.
Brunch is served between 10am and 12noon with a menu featuring all of the traditional favourites: from a choice of eggs Benedict or Florentine or Royal served on a toasted muffin, omelettes and a full English breakfast. Vegetarians are also catered for with a full veggie breakfast, bubble and squeak with poached eggs or vegan pancakes with mushrooms.
3. The Clarence Social, Clarence Street
The Clarence Social is a laidback venue, ideal for enjoying lazy weekend brunches topped up with one of the finest Bloody Marys served in Cheltenham.
On the menu there are plenty of brunch classics; from full English breakfasts complete with Old Spot bacon and sausages, to poached eggs on crunchy toasted sourdough, there’s enough to sate any appetite. After a no-frills brunch? The Clarence Social also serves up a hearty bacon sandwich and a great latte, with the coffee beans supplied by a local micro-roastery. Brunch is served every day from 10am until 3pm.
4. Montpellier Lodge, Montpellier Walk
The conservatory of Montpellier Lodge is an ideal place to while away the morning with a frothy cappuccino, a plate of freshly prepared smoked salmon and eggs, and the latest issue of Cotswold Life magazine.
If you want to venture beyond the traditional bacon and egg breakfast, the Montpellier Lodge brunch menu also features carpaccio of heritage beetroot, confit trout rillette and beer battered haddock to tempt you from your comfort zone.
5. Baker and Graze, Suffolk Road
Pastry aficionados rejoiced when Baker and Graze opened its doors in 2016. Nestled in the heart of the trendy Suffolks, this artisan bakery-come-restaurant is a welcome venue to the Cheltenham foodie scene.
All baked goods are freshly made in store, so brunchers can expect hot off the press sourdough sarnies and light, fluffy pastries for breakfast and lunch.
Inside the interiors are contemporary yet welcoming; expect exposed brick walls, cast iron radiators, wooden floors and metro-tiled walls. In the summer, the small courtyard is going to be a brilliant suntrap for morning diners.
6. Cosy Club, The Brewery
Located in the up and coming Brewery Quarter, the Cosy Club has only recently opened its doors to the food-loving population of Cheltenham.
Spend the morning people-spotting from the huge glass windows overlooking the high street whilst you tuck into ham hock hash and triple-stacked pancakes – just make sure you’re wearing your stretchy trousers!
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