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L’Artisan, Cheltenham: ‘They know what they are doing and they do it extremely well’ – restaurant review

Lovely French L’Artisan sends the sweetest of billets-doux from the mid-80sL’Artisan, 30 Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3NX (01242 571 257). Starters £6.95-£11.95, mains £12.95-£26.95, desserts £6.95-£7.95, wines from £22.95In the early 1980s, as at various times over the following decades, there came upon the land a mighty fashion for drainpipes. Being a classic adolescent, which is to say, sodden with the desperate need to fit in, I duly pinned and stitched my black school trousers. This was a terrible idea for a fat kid with massive thighs and relatively thin calves. I ended up looking like Jeremy Hillary Boob PhD, from the 1968 Beatles movie Yellow Submarine. I love a contemporary reference, me. Continue reading…