Cirencester and the Cotswolds has earned itself a well-deserved reputation as a foodie destination, not only for the quality of eateries throughout the area, but also for the array of produce on offer.
You will be sure to find a lovely cafe, pub or restaurant in Cirencester. We are delighted to feature some of the eateries which Cirencester has to offer.
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Tierra & Mar, Sheep Street, Cirencester
Tierra & Mar is a family-run restaurant offering modern European cuisine in the heart of the Cirencester. We offer a large choice of modern style tapas dishes as well as a set seven course menu, a traditional Spanish Sunday lunch and the option to have larger plates if you don’t feel like tapas.
Head Chef Brett and Restaurant Manager Silvia are a husband and wife team who run the restaurant. Brett and Silvia both worked in Michelin starred restaurants in England, Australia and Spain before deciding to embark on their own restaurant venture. Where Brett is from Wiltshire and Silvia from Benidorm in Spain, the restaurant successfully brings these different backgrounds together by using local, fresh produce from the Cotswolds to create modern European dishes. Local produce is something we’re passionate about, therefore, all of our suppliers are within ten miles of the restaurant.
Tel: 01285 642777
The Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Cirencester
The Fleece in Cirencester offers heart-warming traditional meals. Tuck into a range of delicious dishes including Steak and Thwaites ale pot pie with creamy mash, Roasted lamb rump or a Fishmongers Platter filled with salt and pepper squid pieces, smoked salmon, prawns, crispy fried whitebait, and all the trimmings. Finish off with our famous homemade sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce, and you won’t be disappointed.
There are lots of different eating areas that are all lively, light and filled with fun, as well as booths, all cosy and comfy to settle in for the night.
Your four-legged friends are also more than welcome. We even have a tin of homemade treats for well-behaved dogs.
Tel: 01285 658507
Jesse's Bistro, The Stableyard, Cirencester
Jesse's Bistro is ideally situated in Blackjack Street, not 50 metres from the famous Roman Museum in Jesse's Courtyard. We pride ourselves on the freshest of ingredients and Aberdeen Angus Beef, Old Spot Pork, Cotswold Lamb, all the best of fresh fish and seafood daily delivered. These are then cooked for you in our unique woodburning oven.
Finish the meal with a delicious selection of puddings made by us. The service is friendly and efficient - we have a superb choice of wines and excellent coffee. Extensive tables 'Al Fresco' for that English summer day.
Whether you wish to have a snack or full meal, we are open 10.30 - 2.30 Monday through to Saturday, and in the evenings Wednesday through to Saturday 6.45 - 9.30 (last order has to be in by 9.30). Please call to avoid disappointment. We can also cater for parties and meetings.
Tel: 01285 641497
Côte Brasserie, Black Jack Street, Cirencester
Inspired by a modern take on the classic Parisian brasserie, Côte provides a relaxing, yet chic, environment in which to dine.
On the menu you will find authentic French favourites such as tuna Niçoise, steak-frites or half chargrilled poulet Breton and starters such as chicken liver parfait, Roquefort and endive salad or French onion soup.
The specials menu changes monthly so that there is always something new to try and it’s based on what’s in season. The weekday lunch and early evening menu also changes monthly and is planned around market prices. It can include delicious items such as pork rillettes with sourdough toast, followed by fantastic fresh hake and finished with Côte’s speciality crème caramel.
Breakfasts at Côte are special too, including eggs Benedict with homemade velvety-thick Hollandaise and a fantastic vegetarian breakfast. The French toast with maple syrup and fruit salad makes for a great brunch and of course there are always fresh pastries on offer.
With friendly and welcoming service and a varied but reasonably priced French wine list, Côte is a perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Tel: 01285 657 698
Coffee #1, Castle Street, Cirencester
In our coffee shops you'll find beautifully handcrafted coffee made with passion and skill served up in cosy coffee houses with lashings of character and cheer. Our beans are ethical and our milk is sourced from local dairy farms! Pop in for buttery teacakes or a wholesome bowl of porridge to accompany your morning coffee. Protect, boost and cleanse yourself with our freshly squeezed fruit and veg 'Super Juices' and try out our fine selection of baps, sandwiches, savoury croissants, salads and Panini for lunch and the most marvellous array of tea and cakes for afternoon tea.
Tel: 01285 885709
Café Mosaic, The Woolmarket, Cirencester
Looking for a place to eat in Cirencester with a modern, fresh atmosphere that offers great customer service? Whether you are looking for a hearty full English breakfast in Cirencester or just a simple snack from a local café and sandwich shop, it's time to call in on Café Mosaic. With 30 years in the business, we can offer the authentic café experience in pleasant surroundings that are sure to appeal to both the continental and modern at heart.
We offer a delicious range of foods and refreshments, including but by no means limited to; breakfasts, sandwiches, baguettes, made to order lunches, jacket potatoes, afternoon teas. What's more we can also offer an extensive selection of beverages, wines and beers. We also have a weekly specials menu full of exciting new dishes for you to enjoy.
Tel: 01285 656362
Keith's, BlackJack Street, Cirencester
Keith's, the tea and coffee specialist has been Cirencester for 39 years and is responsible for the irresistible aroma that pervades the church end of Black Jack Street. At the rear of the retail business is a small restaurant with a courtyard garden which offers 'light lunches and the best scones in the town'.
Tel: 01285 654717
New Brewery Arts Cafe, Brewery Courtyard, Cirencester
Based within the New Brewery Arts they use free range dairy products, fair-trade coffee, tea and sugar and locally supplied meats, fish, bread, fruit drinks, beer and wine. They serve crisp salads, chunky doorstop sandwiches, steaming hot soup, mouth watering quiche, homemade cakes and more..
Tel: 01285 657181
Magdaline's, Dyer Street, Cirencester
This gem of a place is absolutely ideal for a drink, snack or light meal when pottering around the town. In good weather there is also outside seating.
Tel: 01285 641570
He Says She Waffles, 2 Templar Mews, Black Jack Street, Cirencester
We have created a venue which you will find slightly quirky, but warm and welcoming. It’s a place to eat, drink and talk. Or to waffle, drink and waffle.
All our waffles, savoury and sweet are freshly baked and you’ll be able to smell warm waffles cooking every day. Where possible, most of the toppings are made here in our own kitchen. The menu has something for everyone and whether you’re looking for breakfast to set you up for the day, something different for lunch or an afternoon treat, you’ll find it here.
You’ll also find great coffee, quality teas and amazing milkshakes served in good old fashioned milk bottles. (We are particularly proud of our milkshakes!).
The Crown,West Market Place, Cirencester
The Crown is located in the heart of historical Cirencester - The Capital of the Cotswolds - The Crown has been at the very centre of town life through the generations. A traditional inn, dating back hundreds of years, the modern-day Crown combines an authentic English pub atmosphere with a vibrant and lively social scene. A fine selection of ales and wines, combined with a mouth-watering menu, have helped make The Crown one of the Cotswolds’ most popular destinations.
The Wheatsheaf Inn, Cricklade Street, Cirencester
The Wheatsheaf is a traditional public house that suits all tastes. Lunchtime and early afternoon food with home cooked pies, bar snacks and traditional Sunday roast and a selection of cask ales on the bar from national, regional and small brewers. There is also an O.A.P. special menu on Tuesdays offering meals at a low price. A finalist in the 1999 licensee sports bar of the year, it has a separate function room showing the latest televised sports events on a big screen and on widescreen televisions. The function room with its own bar is available for private hire. The pub also has a courtyard and separate children's play area with swings and a slide.
The Black Horse, Castle Street, Cirencester
The Black Horse is situated in Cirencester, which is known as one of the gateways to the Cotswold and the largest area of outstanding natural beauty in Britain. It has just 3 simple and basic en-suite rooms. The inn sits in the heart of the community and is the perfect base to explore this picturesque town and area. Food is served all day with choices from the extensive menu, which can be enjoyed sitting in the bar or in our restaurant area.
Somewhere Else, Castle Street, Cirencester
Situated in the heart of historic Cirencester, Somewhere Else Deli Bar is the ideal venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From a casual family brunch to a sophisticated dinner, we offer a fresh and innovative menu which changes weekly, matched by a thirst-quenching selection of wines, beers and spirits and some naughty cocktails.
Super-stylish interiors and a large terrace with heaters add a cool welcoming vibe – all in all making Somewhere Else THE place to be seen for those in the know.
The Golden Cross Inn,Black Jack Street, Cirencester
This early-18th Century coaching inn offers a warm welcome to all, from those seeking a thirst quenching pint of real ale to discerning diners looking for gourmet British cuisine, and of course to weary travellers looking for a bed for the night.
While the building itself dates from the mid-17th Century, landlord Mark Lindesay and his dedicated team have recently transformed the pub into a welcoming hostelry offering contemporary standards of service, great food, good company and comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms, suites and apartments.
The Golden Cross Inn offers the perfect combination of contemporary sophistication and traditional charm with its exposed beams, classic pub ambiance in its snug bar, combined with a light, airy dining area, all tended by friendly and attentive staff.
In the winter the pub offers a warming retreat from the outside cold with its wood-burning fires and “tucked away” feel, while in the summertime you’ll discover the pub’s “hidden treasure”, a sheltered sun-trap of a garden complete with lovingly-tended plants and shrubs and even a well-stocked fish-pond – an ideal location for a late-afternoon Pimms or weekend barbecue.
Made By Bob,The Corn Hall, Market Place, Cirencester
We open at 7.30am during the week, as we’re here making the bread and pastries, so we may as well open the doors and welcome you for coffee, croissants or something more substantial. Our aim is to provide a relaxed meeting place where people can enjoy fantastic food and drink throughout the day, from breakfast and mid-morning coffee through to lunch and afternoon tea. If you are looking for an evening meal on a Thursday or Friday, we are now open for supper from 7pm.
The menu at Made By Bob changes daily and we use as much seasonal, local produce as we can but we have to go where the quality is and we do have a love for the beautiful Italian produce available. For example we have found an amazing guy called Stefano Chessa of Villa Nova, a London-based supplier who brings us the very best Sardinian goods.
We make everything on site in the huge open kitchen that dominates the room. Surrounding the kitchen are a number of high stools and a glossy counter enabling customers to watch our chefs at work whilst enjoying a coffee or lunch.
It has been said by many, that when they come here, they forget they are in Cirencester. It feels just like London – it has that buzz. But it’s not just the atmosphere, our menu is also unlike anything else being served locally: bresaola with pecorino, watercress, almonds and sherry vinegar; roast rump of lamb with crushed potatoes, roast tomato, field mushrooms and salsa verde; braised cuttlefish and chorizo with chick peas, pimento and saffron; white peach bavarois with caramelised almonds. Simple stuff, done brilliantly well.We hope to meet you soon!
Toro Lounge, Cricklade Street, Cirencester
Slap bang in the town centre, with the stunning parish church and Corinium Museum close by, Toro Lounge is an elegantly relaxed addition to the Loungers family. With room for 180 Loungers it offers relaxed, welcoming drinking and dining throughout the day and evening.
The building was once an outdoors shop that had an unfortunate accident with some electrics causing a fire. It had one benefit though, as it meant we could start afresh with the building, turning it into the perfect Lounge space. We kept the original features which we felt added some character, and we then introduced a few characters of our own - a particular favourite is Derrick, our boar’s head.
The large bar is another great feature and, if you look closely, you’ll spot original ‘Corinium’ symbols, which was the Roman name for the town. In truly Loungers style there are also a few quirky items to spot - the breeze block ceiling is pretty inventive, and see if you can find the ‘interesting’ baby picture (it usually gets a few comments).
The colourful, bright interior is continued outside on our gorgeous terrace and there’s also a ‘hidden’ terrace upstairs if you want to grab some air in a little more privacy.
Igloo, Castle Street, Cirencester
Igloo is the new family and pooch friendly restaurant in town. We're a family run business which thrives on fresh food and good service, serving hand crafted cocktails and barista coffees. Bookings can be taken but not required, and space available to book out for meetings, parties or get-togethers!
Tel: 01285 239055
Jacks Tearoom, Black Jack Street, Cirencester
Welcome to the Jacks Tea Room & Kitchen. Open 7 days a week, we offer a selection of tasty treats and artisan coffees, as well as a modern brunch menu like no other! Set on a stunning Cotswold cobbled street in the heart of Cirencester, we have the perfect setting for a lazy weekend brunch or a coffee & cake break.
In an exciting partnership with the Corinium Museum, we have opened a beautiful Secret Garden for those who would like to dine al fresco!
The launch of our garden also went hand-in-hand with the launch of our new cocktail menu. From fruity favourites to classic Pimms, we are sure to have something to tickle your taste buds!
Your four-legged friends are also welcome to enjoy the Jacks experience with you. We have a stack of dog friendly treats for our special canine visitors.
Tel: 01285 640888
The Gateway Café, The Spine Road, South Cerney
Situated at the ‘Gateway’ – Cotswold Water Park, the Gateway Cafe & Information Centre is the ideal venue for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. You can enjoy delicious homemade food and proper coffee with homemade cake and take in the breath-taking view over our Cotswold lake. The Gateway Cafe is situated opposite the Cotswold Outdoor in South Cerney, there is an abundance of free parking and offers a great meeting place for cyclists, walkers, bird watchers, families and real foodies.
All our produce is locally sourced and hand made by our talented team of Chefs. We serve fair-trade hand picked whole bean coffee from Cafe Direct, every month we receive an exclusive coffee along with information booklets on who has picked harvested the coffee.
Tel: 01285 862 627