3 ISSUES FOR JUST £3 Subscribe to Cotswold Life today click here

Review: Indian Brasserie, Cheltenham

PUBLISHED: 11:09 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 13 March 2018

The Indian Brasserie (c) Cheltenham Media

The Indian Brasserie (c) Cheltenham Media


With a focus on creating healthier Indian cuisine, and using only natural ingredients, its clear to see the Indian Brasserie want to ensure diners enjoy flavoursome and authentic dishes

In February, chef and owner Mannan Abdul invited guests to sample the entirely gluten-free menu of the Indian Brasserie on Cheltenham’s vibrant Bath Road.

With a focus on creating healthier Indian cuisine, and using only natural ingredients, Mannan has a clear passion for ensuring diners enjoy flavoursome and authentic Southern Indian, Balti and Tandoori fare.

Diners are spoilt for choice when it comes to Indian cuisine in the town, however, by offering a 100% gluten-free menu, the Indian Brasserie is a step-ahead in catering for those following a gluten-free diet.

Beef kebab with homemade chutney (c) Cheltenham MediaBeef kebab with homemade chutney (c) Cheltenham Media

Guests were served samples of dishes the extensive menu has to offer; from deliciously light popadoms with homemade chutney right through to banana and sultana for dessert, a perfect antidote to a sweet tooth.

Starters included chicken strips marinated with southern Indian spices, a beef kebab served with chutney and, a personal favourite of mine, a piece of fresh cod coated in chickpea flour with ginger, mustard, roasted garlic, fresh lemon juice and Kashmiri chillies.

Goan Red Sea Bass (c) Cheltenham MediaGoan Red Sea Bass (c) Cheltenham Media

This was followed by a variety of mains including melt-in-the-mouth lamb shank served with rice flour bread and seabass with broccoli, all beautifully presented on the plate.

The restaurant boasts a contemporary feel with modern interiors, intimately lit by candlelight and feels miles away from the busy Bath Road which just lies outside its front doors. All the staff were welcoming and engaging, and added to the atmospheric evening enjoyed by the mixture of guests and evening diners on that Monday night.

To find out more, visit the website here.

Click here to book a table or call 01242 231350.

Indian Brasserie, 146 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7NG


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Awe-inspiring views, picture-perfect scenery and iconic landmarks, the Cotswolds is the perfect place to enjoy a countryside ramble. We pick 7 walks for you to try with nearby cafes to rest your weary feet and indulge in a cream tea

Read more
Friday, September 7, 2018

Welcoming back Eitenne Defosse from Deutz for this exquisite champagne dinner.

Read more
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Discover the local pioneers who are creating delicious destinations for food-lovers

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

There’s nothing better than a cosy pub after a long muddy walk with your four-legged friend. Whether you’re after a tipple with your terrier or a pint with your pug, in no particular order, we’ve listed some of our favourite canine friendly venues in the Cotswolds

Read more
Friday, August 17, 2018

Ideal to celebrate with colleagues, friends or family during the festive season.

Read more
Friday, August 17, 2018

If you’re a local looking to try somewhere new or you’re visiting the regency town on holiday, Cheltenham has some of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds. We’ve picked 25 restaurants for you to try...

Read more
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Celebrate Christmas in the Cotswolds.

Escape and relax in between or join us for a glamorous New Year celebration.

Read more
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Discover the kaleidoscope of autumn colours in the Cotswold countryside.

Read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Once the preserve of high society, an afternoon tea is now widely available in cafes, tearooms and restaurants across the UK. This is no less true in the Cotswolds. We pick 19 of the best places to enjoy this indulgent treat in the region

Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The weekend has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate time off then with a bottle of fizz? We pick 10 Cheltenham spots perfect for a few glasses (or bottles) of bubbly

Read more
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

From a humble cheese business to one of the best-known fine foods brands, Worcestershire-based Harvey & Brockless is going places, as Tanya Gledhill discovers

Read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Artisan bread is alive and well in the Cotswolds thanks to some extremely talented, forward-thinking bakers

Read more
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Proudly boasting a host of talented chefs, local producers and brewers, the Cotswolds is a firm fixture on the nation’s foodie map. Don those stretchy trousers - we pick the food and drink you need to try in the region

Read more
Monday, July 30, 2018

Here’s a recipe that will satisfy even the most hard to please chocoholics

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Latest Competitions & Offers

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search