GL50

4.8
248 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
After working in some of the best restaurants in the world, I’ve seen some amazing food but also a lot of waste. Now more than ever zero waste is being brought into the public eye and in Restaurant GL50, I plan to reduce food waste!

Experiences

  • Nine course tasting menu

    £90.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A unique & seasonal tasting experience for all the culinary curious out there! As this is a surprise menu on the evening please make us aware of any special dietary requirements & particular dislikes before your booking so that we can ensure all the surprises are great ones!
  • Seven course tasting menu

    £75.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Unique & seasonal surprise seven course tasting menu. We will challenge your taste buds & ensure an evening you won't forget anytime soon. We must be made aware of any special dietary requirements & any dislikes prior to the booking to ensure that all the surprises are good ones.
  • Pre-Theatre Dinner

    £18.50 per personPrepaid

    Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2021

    Set three course menu with seasonal produce, aimed to be tasty & quick, enabling you to get to the theatre or where ever else the evening takes you with time to spare.
  • Aphrodisiacs & Indulgence

    £95.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 11 - Feb 12, 2022

    A celebratory seven course tasting menu for Valentines weekend with a glass of English sparkling wine on arrival. Based on the best seasonal produce with a twist towards the romantic.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 248 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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TonyH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality food. Inventive and beautifully presented. Perfect service.

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andyb
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience, great food, great service and knowledge from our hosts.
Will be back!

CJ
CJones
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular diners here as a couple and with friends. Never disappoints- always a delight.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, amazing food, amazing atmosphere. Eat here!

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Andy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, imaginative culinary concoctions that tasted spot on. All the staff were lovely, giving the right amount of attention. Friendly with a good touch of humour.

Restaurant felt spacious but also quite cosy, and intimate.

One tiny downside was that the music was quite loud and we felt it was not wholly appropriate.

We will definitely be visiting again

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andyh
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly attentive staff, great location,highly recommended.

AB
AlexB
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time we’ve visited GL50 and this time we went for the 7 course tasting menu paired with 5 course drink flight. Incredible from start to finish. Cocktails were fantastic too. Keep doing what you’re doing, guys!

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AnneG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious - innovative, full of flavour and excellent presentation! Service was also excellent. Would highly recommend!

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TezzniW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive staff. Food was nice. Just needed a little salt and there wasn’t any on the table. Presented well.

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GarethR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service to match! Will definitely return for one of the tasting menu experiences.

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MichaelDJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was genuinely a fantastic experience. The friendly and accommodating service (squeezing an additional diner at late notice), the atmospheric setting and the amazing food (variation, presentation and taste). The chef talking to us after the meal was a genuine touch. If you're a foody then its definitely one to go and try. We'll be back!

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ChazPaz
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Friendly and attentive service. Atmosphere felt laid back and comfortable. Food was imaginative and tasty and beautifully presented. Excellent home-made soda bread and herb butter and hand-whittled bread knives!! . Unusual and tasty pre-starters and a very interesting and well-priced wine list.
Lovely evening out, we'll be back again.

JR
JanetR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dishes were very well presented with lots of interesting flavours.
We thoroughly enjoyed the food and also the excellent Greek assyrtiko. We also enjoyed the Gusbourne rose.
It was nice to meet the chef and his assistants and to be able to ask questions about what we were eating.

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Vaik
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.
The staff is looking after you in the best way possible and are so knowledgeable about what's on the menu! Magical atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding culinary experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.

PB
PaulB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and the service was faultless. Our waitress knew every detail of the menu and we felt spoilt with everything offered to us. The only thing that was a little strange was Panic at the disco playing throughout our meal. I love them but was a bit strange for a beautiful setting and meal. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a lovely cozy restaurant

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NatashaS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had the tasting menu and this was really good. I won’t spoil the surprises by recounting them all but the butternut squash starter and hake really excellent! Our favourites of the whole ensemble. The service was warm and friendly (though I have a personal aversion to being served dishes by kitchen staff. I prefer to be served by front of house as kitchen staff are amazing in the kitchen and front of house are very skilled at what they do! But this is just my personal preference). We were seated in the first of the two dining rooms which possibly lacked a little of the ambience of the second dining room but as I’m deaf this was probably the better option for me! The only thing I would say that wasn’t greatly pleasing was the wine flight. I have enjoyed a few wine flights in my time but this was really off. Dessert wine with the second starter. Cider with the main… I actually would have preferred to have ditched the wine flight and just ordered a couple of different interesting glasses from the wine menu, which looked very good. Ah well, lesson learnt. If I visit Cheltenham again I’d definitely eat at GL50 again, but I’d give the wine flight a miss.

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PeterS
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful tasting menu, with perfectly matched wine flight. The courses were brought to us by the chefs, who were happy and proud to share their creations with us.

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Sifonet
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we've had in quite a while, brilliant service, genius wine pairings and really memorable dishes

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing dinner at GL50, the service and food were exceptional. We can’t wait to go go back.

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VanessaH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nice friendly service. Good setting. Food just didn’t hit the mark. All rather forgettable.
We had taster menu so perhaps just wrong choice?
We hope they do well just need more compatible courses.

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RosieH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and a nice ambience.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would thoroughly recommend GL50 for any occasion. The service was immecible and the food was totally delicious. We hadn't been before but will start to become regular patrons

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NicholasM
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely and interesting meal, wonderful staff and ambience. A real treat.

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SimonR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely sensational. The food is the star - the excellent service and relaxed ambience is unobtrusive and just highlights the quality coming out of the kitchen. Loved it.

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KirstenD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant experience! Booked a table for my husbands 40th birthday and was really looking to make a great memory. GL50 did not disappoint! Food was outstanding, service was excellent and having the chef come out and chat with you makes a wonderful experience! Thank you so much, we had a brilliant night!

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Devlar
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem this restaurant is! The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful!

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Treat4Us
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all. Comfortable environment and ambiance. Genuinely relaxed. Service friendly and warm. Food excellent.

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TimM
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite honestly faultless. A carefully thought out menu, Michelin star quality cooking, service and front of house what a French restaurant would call 'génial,' an excellent winelist with plenty of choice by the glass. This was a second choice venue for a birthday celebration, having failed to get in to Le Champignon Sauvage. Our lack of planning is now the Wild Mushroom's loss sadly - GL50 is top of the list for all future family and friend celebrations. Some might consider it expensive but I am entirely convinced it is the best value for money fine dining experience I have had in the last decade. Well done Jonas and team - please keep the quality of the total experience this high.

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MatthewT
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really top food with attentive, warm service. Definitely recommend.

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TimL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and venue, service was the let down, I assume new staff that were not quite up to speed so didn’t justify the price on this occasion.

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StephenH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful greeting and guest care. Great food knowledge by all the team. The presentation and flavours of the food are excellent. We have a need to go back for a second time just to try other dishes. It may appear on the upper end of your budget but the value for money is under estimated by the dish prices. We will be back!

The team are a credit to the business.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal from every perspective worthy of at least one Michelin star. The quality of the cooking was outstanding with brilliant and imaginative combinations of flavours. The balance of the meal was first class with the “snacks” at the beginning and the choice of oysters before the starters. The pace of the meal was perfect, the staff wonderful and the choice of wines very good and in both quality and value. A minor quibble would be that perhaps the quality of the dessert and cheese did not quite match the exceptional high standard of the rest of the meal. Overall an exceptional experience.

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jonesey01
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A real serendipity. Tucked away down a back street GL50 is definitely worth finding. The food was outstanding and more than equal to that served in many starred restaurants in my experience. Friendly attentive staff, a pleasant ambience and terrific value. Find it before they become victims of their own success.

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ValerieR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much more than I thought it would be. Tucked away in a side street is this absolute gem of a restaurant. The service was attentive without being over the top. The young staff are enthusiastic and everyone pitches in as and when needed.
The wine list is full of really good reasonably priced wine but the most outstanding element of this restaurant is the food and what glorious food it is. As a party of six we chose the partridge with barley, raw venison and butternut squash and all were absolutely fabulous. Mains were mallard, pork and cod with a few sides of the wonderfully aromatic truffle mash and peas and bacon. There was nothing left on any of the plates. Deserts were white chocolate and apple terrine . Again nothing left but a few crumbs.
An altogether fantastic eating experience and one we would love to try again and again. Well done .

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jackieS
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Great ambience & delightful staff. Food was delicious. Only quibble is that the portion of bread & ice cream could have been larger.

JP
JudyP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A new discovery and we will definitely be back. Our only quibble was the music, too loud for us, though they turned it down on request, and not what I think of as background music for dining. But this said, an excellent dining experience and a relatively new restaurant which merits support to develop.

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RachelB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, how it doesn’t have a Michelin star I do not know. Everything about the place was amazing, food, and service. Cannot recommend enough, we will definitely be visiting again.

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CQuin
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with very professional staff. We especially loved the scallop and pork belly starter and the carrot and coriander soup with pine nuts amuse bouche. Speed of service was perfect and presentation good.

FAQs

GL50 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01242 228555.

GL50 is rated 4.8 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.