The Coconut Tree

4.6
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£25 and under
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Sri Lankan

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Enjoy the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality & cuisine, our dishes are rich in Ceylon spices with recipes going back generations from our very own parents kitchens. Try a traditional Hopper, Kotthu and Devilled dishes, mix them with our tapas style menu. Spoil yourself with our Cocotails, beers & fine wines. We’re known for groups and celebrations, an organisers dream with no need pre order. Cheltenham's interiors feature exposed brickwork, The Coconut Tree signature 'penny bar' and enclosed rear garden.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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RH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The 4 plates per person was dear for £20. I would suggest splitting it between two people. As such, 8 x plates for two people for £20. £10 each.
Me and a friend could not finish it all and this would be wasted for customer and chef.

Otherwise could not fault it

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the “I can’t decide” option as it was my first time there. Best food decision I’ve ever made! The food, the vibe of the place- unbelievable!
A Must try if you haven’t already done so.

SL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Extremely noisy. Food very very salty. 3 times requested tap water 3 times our request was ignored

LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Exceeded all expectations. Great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend.

J
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food, selection of cocktails and ambience.

SP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

An unconventional restaurant serving great food with very friendly service.

n
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavourful food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend it!!

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great as usual. Only minor complaint was that I specified it was my birthday when I booked, and when I arrived nothing was mentioned. Not a problem in itself but I overheard the table next to us mention a birthday and they were given free drinks. Would have been nice if this was also offered to me.

PK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome from the staff when we walked through the door. A busy Saturday night but everyone was in control. We asked the waiter to choose a selection of dishes for us. The pumpkin curry was our favourite closely followed by the hopper.

A really fun and fab evening. The team were really kind so together with the unusual dishes, a truly memorable evening. Thank you to all at TCT for making it so

HC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Coconut tree is a great restaurant and we love the relaxed feel. It was a busy Saturday night, so expect some noise, but not imposing.

E
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had read about The Coconut Tree so wanted to visit as I was going to be in Cheltenham and I like to try something a bit different. A little walk from the city centre but very easy to find. The service was attentive, the food and drinks were served quickly. The food was very down to earth and full of spiciness. I wasn't keen on the 'Hopper' but that was personal choice. The goat curry and the chicken on the bone curry were both excellent.

MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit so you must be doing something right! Again, the food was interesting and tasty. We tried a few new things but for the life of me I can't remember what they were called! Again, the staff were friendly and efficient. One small quibble, there was a bit too much Rap played for my taste. Why do people like that stuff? It's horrible! But anyway, the Coconut Tree is a great restaurant!

SH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, it is a lively place with great food and attentive staff.

E
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

If you want to eat some ware different then this is the place. Food was good but if it is the first time then you do need a bit more advise on what to order.
What we ordered was fine but there are dips and other things that you can order which we were not told about.
Will be going again to dry something different.
Ps the wife loved it because of all the Gluten free food.

EC
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant night, food was delicious and extremely good value for money. The staff were all extefriendkt and even managed to extend our table when friends turned up! Cannot wait to go again.....

TB
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday it is s as always good food and fun

KF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, staff all friendly and food is cooked fresh! Great night.

I
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting food - good service and very good value and pina colada in fresh pineapple! Yum

PS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a gem the food was amazing , the music was good to, the staff very informative about all the dishes .
Big Shaq very helpful , the place was that good we went back a second night.

JO
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unusual and no frills cafe restaurant with lovely fresh food of an unusual type. Some of the dishes were a bit 'samey' and it is difficult to judge how many dishes you need as they vary in size. Friendly welcome and good service.

DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very friendly staff, gorgeous food, would definitely recommend this restaurant for a night out with friends.

L
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff very helpful, service was quick and the cocktails unusual. We were given a better table when we arrived which we appreciated.

LB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Cheltenham!! Fantastic staff. Food to die for

DR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We mainly had the Christmas specials - innovative and tasty twists on the classics. The sprouts (which I normally dislike) were absolutely delicious!!

L
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice staff, beautiful food, would definitely come again

R
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second visit for the us. Even better than the first. The food was delicious everybody shared their orders we had a great evening.

MV
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made the most of a small narrow venue. Seating uncomfortable but can’t fault food staff drinks and atmosphere

SM
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, nice staff, upbeat atmosphere, very happy with our experience

CC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brilliant service, fun, innovative food. Great choice of vegetarian and vegan options. Reasonable price

AA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Great vegan options loved the no drama Sri Lankan fried rice and dhal. Can't wait to come again

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had many dishes and the food was fantastic but for one dish. The cocktails were less amazing, too sweet overall.

h
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great place, very friendly. Recommend the split sprouts and cashew nuts to anyone!

A
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can only be described as a flavor explosion. Best vegan food we have had in a long time!

NC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so much variety and it all tastes amazing.! Friendly and very helpful staff.. . Great atmosphere... very cool place. I've eaten here 5 times and every time I spend the next day thinking about what I ate and wanting it again. ! A very good sign in my opinion.

R
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In all honesty one of the best meals I’ve ever had in Cheltenham. The flavours and dishes were perfect and complimented each other.

Will definitely return

Thank You

Richard

RS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had an another excellent meal here, although I did miss some of the items from the previous menu such as the mutton rolls and pineapple curry. Service was friendly and efficient and we were made to feel most welcome.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feed and atmosphere, good selection of drinks!

P
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Unfortunately the open table website timings do not match restaurant timings so we arrived to be told kitchen had closed
They were very accommodating and served us but not whole menu

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the buffet, it was lovely. Very tasty and nice to have a good variety of dishes

AF
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing highly recommend, plenty to pick from! Cocktails also really good.