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“Outstanding as always”
Review of L'Artisan

L'Artisan
Ranked #6 of 499 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The genuine French Restaurant of Cheltenham
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Always my favourite for an outstanding lunch in the heart of Cheltenham. This week’s seafood special was a typically French soupe de poisson followed by a whole dressed crab. Both were perfect! A wonderful creme brûlée and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc left us with no alternative but to snooze the afternoon away and dream of our next visit to Elisabeth and Yves’ very French restaurant.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Whilst the outside is somewhat inauspicious the inside is pleasant - and then the food arrives and it is simply amazing! A meal of incredible quality and impeccable presentation - I can not recommend one thing from them menu for they were all looking incredible and tasted better! Go-eat-enjoy!

Thank Chris501964
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We went a couple of weeks ago after hearing mixed, but mostly positive reviews. First impressions were good, it was busy and i liked the atmosphere. It's quite an odd place but i think that is intentional, and after reading the chef's colourful and aggressive responses to reviews on here i can see it is a reflection of him/her. The food was tasty but presented in such an odd way, you get your meat with a generic plate of confused side dishes that despite tasting nice, look rather unnappetising. The mousse/puree thing in the upside down cupcake shape was bizarre and reminded me of baby food. The other components were nice and cooked well. Also the dessert was described as a white chocolate dome, but there was no dome! To me it feels extremely dated but apparently every french town still has one of these eccentric 80s style restaurants flogging their dead horse, so why can't Cheltenham have one too? The reason i've given 2 stars instead of 3 was that we paid £155 for 2 people, which included 2 decent bottles of wine and 2 starters, 2 mains and one dessert. After spending that much i would like to be leaving raving about the food, as opposed to just thinking that it was tasty. I think the chef is good but it just wasn't for us.

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3  Thank thedarkprince
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We dined here for a family occasion and were very pleased that we did.
We had a variety of starters including the very tasty scallops. Our mains were included fillet steak, trio of lamb and sea bream all beautifully presented and tasty. The desserts of crème brulee and sorbets were as expected.
The service was excellent with a good atmosphere.

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Thank Ciaran B
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Five of us went to dinner for the first time to L'Artisan restaurant, and met by the lovely Lady of the House. Herself and her husband Chef and the proud owners of this fine restaurant, both French, and had a super young waiter that really knew the menu, would not be surprised if he also was a budding chef and owner in the making. We only got his name because we asked him to write it for us Valentin. The food was unbelievable and great value, We sat upstairs in the nice room on a round table overlooking the street. we arrived at 6.30 and left at 12 midnight first in and yes last out. The chef also came out to spoke with us which was very nice. Really super food five bottles of lovely wine and the bill we felt was not expensive for all we had at £350.00. Well done and we'll be back next November and March 2019. and well done again to Valentin.

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Thank John Paul M
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