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you ever find yourself in Cheltenham then we have a gem of a restaurant tip for you: The White Spoon, which opened towards the end of 2015. Located down a little alley and overlooking a pretty churchyard, the restaurant is very unassuming and informal, but when the dishes start hitting the table you’ll see that this place really means business.

The man behind the menu is Chris White, who previously worked at The Fat Duck and The Hind’s Head and he is clearly making the most of this experience with some beautiful dishes at The White Spoon. We kicked off with the flowerpot bread – yes that’s your own personal loaf baked in a flowerpot and served to your table fresh out of the oven with two types of butter, one smoked, one salted.

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We started with two beautiful fish courses, confit salmon, rhubarb and salmon caviar, and Cornish red mullet with fennel, asparagus and squid ink. Then, being a Sunday, it was on to a full roast of pork collar, roasties, crackling, veg and apple sauce, and also the brill with potato gnocchi and a langoustine powder. Killer desserts were a very pretty looking take on rhubarb and custard, and a dark chocolate parfait with praline ice cream and salted toffee popcorn.

The White Spoon was a spot on meal from start to finish and we wouldn’t be surprised if this place won a Michelin star in the future.

8 Royal Well Rd, Cheltenham GL50 3JX