Le Champignon Sauvage

“Sustained culinary excellence in its fourth decade” - AA Inspector



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A testament to the dedication of David and Helen Everitt-Matthias, Le Champignon Sauvage is now in its fourth decade, remaining in the upper echelons of British gastronomy throughout, and achieving its longevity without attention-grabbing culinary stunts. The exterior is understated, while the interior of blond wood and dove-grey, punctuated by striking artworks and white linen, delivers a civilised, discreet feel, with Helen overseeing service. David’s cooking, for all its modern ingredients and technique, retains an underlying sense of classical French, simple and precise, and showcased with a light touch. Perhaps start with fillet of perfectly timed ling, celeriac and lovage purée and a finely executed celeriac remoulade topped off by samphire in an accomplished light sauce. Witness roasted Cotswold lamb chump served with romaine lettuce, peas and sheeps' curd, followed by a creative dessert such as a well balanced coconut macaroon with caramelia mousse, chocolate and a coconut sorbet. A cracking wine list completes the picture.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Le Champignon Sauvage
24–28 Suffolk Road, CHELTENHAM, GL50 2AQ


  • Seats: 40
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 10 days at Christmas, 3 weeks in June
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 14
  • Wines over £30: 111
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: Modern French

About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.


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