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Cheltenham restaurants cafes reviews and culture site

Find authentic Cheltenham restaurants cafes reviews, plus attractions, cultural venues and shopping. Critical Cheltenham is written by people with cafe, tourism and restaurant experience. This Cheltenham restaurant review site is ad-free. We always pay our way and tell you how things really are. It seems like there’s so much choice in this great little town.

Read on to discover real and useful restaurant cafe culture and shopping reviews, updated frequently. Critical Cheltenham is your lively inside guide to this corner of the Cotswolds.

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Cheltenham restaurants cafes reviews? First of all, this web site came about because we became a little disillusioned with advertising-led websites.  We’re also wary of blog site ‘reviews’ of restaurants. It seems that so often, a free meal and a glass of wine buys a restaurant a favourable review.  As a result, modesty side, we feel that reviewers should have some experience and expertise in the area of food and drink. Within our small team we have a wine, coffee and beer enthusiast, a former chef and former hotel and restaurant staff.  We have a vegetarian reviewer and an experienced baker on the team too. Most of all we aim to describe what the ambiance venue is like.

A new approach to Cheltenham restaurants cafes reviews

Restaurants and cafes go through good (hopefully great) and not so good patches. Owners change, premises change and businesses close. So we’re committed to keeping this website up to date. When new restaurants and cafes open we don’t review based on an opening night or press release. We much prefer to visit once things are properly up and running.

Cheltenham restaurants cafes reviews are scored out of ten for food, drink and atmosphere.  We’re fairly tough in our assessment. High  reputations don’t count for much here. If you disagree with our reviews, please tell us – we’ll always revisit a business if things have changed.

As a general guide, a score of six of more means the venue is reliable. Seven or more and things are getting pretty special. Our score is based on what Cheltenham restaurants set out to achieve, what they charge and what their reputation is. We are always adding content and cover the range – Japanese restaurants, steak houses, Indian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, food-led pubs and community Cheltenham restaurants cafes reviews.

Cheltenham restaurants cafes reviews

We pay a lot of attention to Cheltenham cafes. There’s an amazing variety. And some very good coffee shops.

Cheltenham’s a great town with a lot going on and a lot to write about. We look forward to building this website to be as inclusive as possible.