Restaurants Cheltenham

SVEA CAFE &

RESTAURANG: 

SWEDISH COMFORT IN CHELTENHAM

Svea is an architectural match for Monty’s, but atmospherically it’s a full change. The high Regency ceilings still suggest expansiveness, but in the cream and teal of Svea it’s an airy, pinewood satisfaction quite different to Monty’s rich confidence.The food echoes the aesthetic impression. I suppose I have that backwards, but you see the venue before you eat).It’s getting close to Christmas season — shopping, culture, cosiness and gift runs. If you find yourself sweating, feet aching, anxious or exasperated this festive season, Svea could save Cheltenham for you. An open sandwich, meatballs on rye with creamy beetroot salad-! You remember the meaning of balm. Choose the carbonated mint and grapefruit beverage on their soft drinks menu for an instant refresh. Your worries leave you, you regain perspective. You relax, and recall that we make effort for festive seasons because we care about people, and wellbeing, and living appreciatively.
My dining companion, on the other hand, for whom french food is too delicate and who finds trouble digesting aggressively spiced food, found Svea’s robust but gentle menu a relief as well as a pleasure. He dined on a meal with chicken, rice, chilli and banana elements, so don’t worry there’s no variety or choice.
Beyond the tremendously welcoming decor (as well as this it’s interesting; plenty to look at, even books to read about the culture playing host to your meal) and the fascinating and rather nice sense that your meal is cooling you down, fanning your brow, even as it’s served hot and bolsters your energy stocks for a no-chills after-meal period… Beyond that, the drinks menu is a treat. Not too long, but diverting. I mentioned the mint and grapefruit — I’ve already been back for another of those — there are more specifically Swedish options too. Snaps, in its proper context. Vargtass, in this case a lingonberry cocktail that’s not quite acidic enough to stand in for pickled beetroot during a mouthful of lunch, but that’s delicious alone. Smooth coffee with fat slices of apple cake, and Swedish beer. Svea is a restful haven that leaves you bright-eyed, and the drinks menu exemplifies that.
Of course, there are a number of traditional fish options to be enjoyed as well. But that’s left up to the individual, don’t you think?
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Restaurants Cheltenham

SVEA CAFE &

RESTAURANG: 

SWEDISH COMFORT IN

CHELTENHAM

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Svea is an architectural match for Monty’s,  but atmospherically it’s a full change.The  high Regency ceilings still suggest  expansiveness,but in the cream and teal of  Svea it’s an airy, pinewood satisfaction  quite different to Monty’s rich confidence.  The food echoes the aesthetic impression.  I suppose I have that backwards, but you  see the venue before you eat).It’s getting  close to Christmas season — shopping,  culture, cosiness and gift runs. If you find  yourself sweating, feet aching, anxious or  exasperated this festive season, Svea  could save Cheltenham for you. An open  sandwich, meatballs on rye with creamy  beetroot salad-! You remember the  meaning of balm.Choose the carbonated  mint and grapefruit beverage on their soft  drinks menu for an instant refresh.Your  worries leave you, you regain perspective.  You relax,and recall that we make effort for festive seasons because we care about  people, and wellbeing, and living  appreciatively.
My dining companion, on the other hand,  for whom french food is too delicate and  who finds trouble digesting aggressively  spiced food, found Svea’s robust but  gentle menu a relief as well as a pleasure.  He dined on a meal with chicken, rice,  chilli and banana elements, so don’t worry  there’s no variety or choice.
©  glos.info   2014, 2015