StarBistro at Royal Crescent

Main dining area in Star Bistro pepper crescent; green chairs and white tables on a tiled floor

Upcoming events

Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival (10 June)
Let our StarBistro chefs inspire you with a mouth-watering cookery demonstration featuring delicious and locally-sourced ingredients. Click here to find out more and book.
Three Choirs Festival (23 – 30 July)
Enjoy a hot three-course supper provided by StarBistro when you attend Three Choirs Festival, a week-long programme of concerts, theatre and exhibitions. Click here to find out more and book.

Welcome to StarBistro at Royal Crescent

StarBistro at Royal Crescent is a hidden gem in the heart of a regency terrace in Cheltenham. It is our second eating establishment, and a joint venture between National Star and The Wiggly Worm charity.

This is a unique yet real workplace that enables young people with disabilities to work, train and learn alongside professional hospitality and catering teams. Learners and staff work together to serve great breakfasts, light bistro lunches, afternoon teas, specialist coffees and cakes. In addition, if you don’t have time to linger, you can take advantage of our ‘To-Go’ menu which is available every day.

Ethics are at the core of StarBistro, and we source as much produce locally and sustainably as possible, making the most of the four seasons of the Cotswolds. We are no ordinary bistro!

The Harcourt Room – Private Room Hire (a private meeting room for 20)

Meet in style and comfort – whether it’s for business or pleasure – by hiring Harcourt Room, our fully equipped private meeting room. Harcourt is located upstairs at StarBistro with its own separate entrance, and boasts a light and airy space complete with modern technology. Coupled with the easily accessible location, it makes it an ideal venue for business meetings, private gatherings and celebrations. Please contact us with your queries.

You can find us at :

12 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA.

Accessible Parking is available towards the rear of the building, with access via our garden entrance. Plenty of other parking is available in the nearby pay and display car parks.

We are open:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 3.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 3.30pm
(Closed all bank holidays and for Christmas from Saturday 24th December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017).


Reservations can be taken, but we also welcome walk-in customers. If you’re on a tight timescale, you might like to book a table and pre-order your breakfast or lunch in advance. Simply call us on 01242 572958 or send an email to Our take-out menu is available all day too, if you really don’t have time to stay.

Outside catering

From our bases in Cheltenham we regularly work within the borders of Gloucestershire providing off-site catering to corporate and private clients. We have a ‘Delivery’ and ‘To-Go’ range just for you. We work with customers to create menus that work perfectly with the style of their event and budget. Using the same ingredients that are used in the bistro, we can help you create healthy options and cater for individual dietary requirements.

Private parties

StarBistro at Royal Crescent makes a great place for all kinds of parties and special events. Not only does the space transform into a great venue for up to 60 guests, but we’re fully licensed to serve alcohol and to play live music too.