Crisp white tablecloths, gleaming cutlery and sparkling glasses adorn the tables at this sophisticated restaurant in the centre of Cheltenham. Here diners can enjoy superior cuisine while feeling truly relaxed and completely taken care of. The team at Tarragon is dedicated to creating a casual fine-dining experience for their guests, ensuring the atmosphere is smart but never stuffy, and refined yet unpretentious.
The menu is pleasingly diverse, with polished versions of British classics listed alongside exciting exotic delicacies. The selection changes regularly in line with the fresh produce available. Whether you visit for an unhurried breakfast, a quick lunch or a full three-course feast, you'll receive the same high standard of service.
The likes of eggs Benedict and scrambled eggs and bacon are sure to set you up for the day - or perhaps order an indulgently sweet breakfast of pain perdu, featuring freshly made cinnamon French toast topped with seasonal fruits and Chantilly cream. What a treat. At lunchtime, meanwhile, two delicious courses are available for just £12.50 from noon until 5pm. Begin with the soup of the day or mouth-watering fresh pear salad with Cotswold Stilton and vinaigrette, followed by freshly made cod fishcake with cucumber salad or a homemade 6oz burger topped with Double Gloucester cheese and served on garlic ciabatta with twice-cooked chips and salad.
The a la carte menu demonstrates the chefs' love of fresh ingredients, not to mention their impressive culinary know-how. Starters such as Cornish crab salad with coriander, chilli and lime, wrapped in cucumber ribbons and served with honey, orange and chilli dressing show off the culinary team's talent for inventive flavour combinations. This is further confirmed by mains such as chicken and peach bake with Dauphinoise, sweet peach and vine tomatoes, and medium-rare springbok with baby carrots, kale, pomme puree and wild orange sauce. Desserts such as peach cheesecake with peach jam topped with micro basil provide a suitably indulgent end to proceedings.
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15 Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SW (view on map)
Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm; Fri & Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-5pm