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The Beaufort Dining Room Ellenborough Park

Southam Road, CHELTENHAM, GL52 3NH

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. Although the original house had been pottering along unexceptionably since the 1530s, Ellenborough really hit its stride when the first Earl of that ilk, erstwhile governor general of British India, moved himself and his wife into it 300 years later. The place itself is a sumptuous beauty in Cotswold honey, looking a little like an Oxford college, with a high-glitz panelled dining room, the Beaufort, at the centre of operations. Here, David Kelman explores the technical and expressive parameters of British modernism, in fixed-price menus of three, four or five courses. Opening with a salsify and artichoke salad with truffled lentils and crispy cabbage, proceedings roll on with a serving of Coln Valley smoked salmon sharply dressed in capers, gherkins and shallots, with puréed parsley and an egg yolk cooked sous-vide. At main course, there are high-grade meats such as Hereford Cross beef aged for 28 days, or Creedy Carver duck breast with Gem lettuce and shimejis, the leg meat fashioned into a cottage pie with smoked potato. Desserts like a baked Alaska made with blood orange, vanilla and poppy seeds could be the harbinger of a final foray into the cheeseboard, accompanied by a jelly of celery, apple and thyme.

Further information

Tel: 01242 545454
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Tue-Sat
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: David Kelman
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 5
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £25.00
3 Course lunch from: £30.00
2 Course dinner from: £45.00
3 Course dinner from: £55.00
Sunday lunch: £25.00-£30.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A46 right after 3m onto B4079, merges with A435, 4m, over 3 rdbts, left onto Southam Lane, right onto Old Road, right onto B4632, hotel on right
Nearest station: Cheltenham Spa

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