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Star Bistro

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12 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham GL50 3DA, England
+44 1242 572958
08:00 - 15:30
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A very accommodating space with rear accessible access. A cellar bistro run on behalf of the National Star College and employment training some students with disabilities from there. Really nice meal with a difference well presented by friendly staff. Definitely recommend dropping in if you’re in, or near, Cheltenham.

Thank Zhivag07
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Really fabulous food. I like what they are doing here with helping the less abled to work. The staff are all very conscientious.

Thank Labute
Stroud, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A large group of ladies having lunch before the afternoon performance. To aid the bistro we all pre ordered which made the lunch delivery very quick. Good service and generous portions with very tasty food.

Thank Mary P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Excellent, very welcoming, great food, especially their full breakfast, and a great supporting cause.

2 Thank Rob M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1,771 reviews
1,009 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We walked past here yesterday and decided to pop in for lunch - a great decision! A very bright and airy space, spotlessly clean with cheerful staff. The food was very tasty and plentiful - I had a smoked salmon sandwich with salad & slaw whilst my wife chose the squash, feta and seed salad. All round a delightful experience... More 

2 Thank GrumpsDC
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We friends often visit this very friendly, stylish eating house and treat ourselves to fab healthy gourmet food at such reasonable prices. So we decided to have our Christmas get together here. We were not disappointed. .It was amazing and the menu was refreshingly different from the traditional Christmas choices..the veggie option was delicious. Thoroughly recommend it. AND when you... More 

2 Thank Jan K
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Charming little venue offering work experience to Star College students, who work very hard at making you feel welcome. The food is good. The only concern is that many people will not be aware of this bistro as it's a little tucked away. It's well worth seeking out!

Thank carrie47267
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely quiet place to have Saturday coffee stop. Will try it out for lunch another time as looks good value. Like the ethos of helping students with disabilities get really useful work experience. There's another branch at Ullenwood, near the Cotswold Way so could be a good bet at the end of a long country walk😉

Thank CheltenhamTraveller8
Pershore, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Just eaten the most wonderful Laksa here for lunch on a chilly day; (and had take-away pea and mint soup earlier in the week). Both were superb and everything about this place is lovely: great food, very welcoming staff, nice décor, almost next door to work! Recommended.

Thank Di S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just popped in for coffee following a recommendation. A great find, very friendly and helpful staff and some of the best coffee around. Will make this my regular stop when in town.

Thank tony s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
European, Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham GL50 3DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 572958
StarBistro is a social enterprise by National Star enabling young people with disabilities to gain real life work experience. We offer a quality dining experience for our customers using the finest local and seasonal ingredients and in so doing develop a truly local and sustainable supply chain. Our food is prepared simply, tastefully and in season.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?