Although it’s not February yet, bookings at restaurants often fill up as Valentine’s Day approaches.

Deciding exactly where to go for food can be a difficult task since there’s so many restaurants to choose from.

If you’re looking to enjoy a meal on the day either with a loved one or friends, we have you covered.

So whether you’re celebrating or not, here’s some of the top-rated restaurants with fine dining within a one-hour drive of Malvern, all of which have at least a 4-star rating on Tripadvisor.

Fine dining restaurants within a one-hour drive of Malvern

East India Cafe

Malvern Gazette: East India Cafe (Tripadvisor)East India Cafe (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Location: 103 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1NW

One reviewer wrote: “Had a lovely meal at the East India Cafe last Friday night. We were in Cheltenham for a pre birthday weekend organised by my husband. After searching online and following previous great reviews I booked. We were not disappointed. Service was fantastic. “Food was even better. Thank you for a lovely evening. Hopefully we will visit Cheltenham again soon and we will be back.”

Another said: “A first class experience.
“We went for my partners Birthday. A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.
“We chose the taster menu for 2. A fab choice, 7 courses of exciting flavours and beautifully presented. The service was very good, friendly and very attentive.
“Well worth a visitk.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

Restaurant GL50

Malvern Gazette: Restaurant GL50 (Tripadvisor)Restaurant GL50 (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Location: 8 Well Walk, Cheltenham, GL50 3JX

One reviewer wrote: “Excellent menu with some really interesting dishes. The waiting staff were very well informed and it was interesting that a chef brought the food to the table and explained the dish. Really enjoyed the beef which was a special for 2 people to share.”

Another said: “We really enjoyed a superb, inventive menu, including venison fillet with haggis croquettes, and a beef fat salted caramel tart for pudding. You'll have to go there to find out more!!! Great service too. Lovely wine list. I believe it to be very fairly priced for the quality of the food. It really is top notch!! You'll be well looked after and enjoy a special night.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.


Malvern Gazette: L'Artisan (Tripadvisor)L'Artisan (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Location: 30 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3NX

One reviewer wrote: “Thank you so much for a lovely meal! My fish was very good and my friend’s duck looked really yummy! I have been to the restaurent quite a few times now - and it always is good! Can’t wait to see you again!”

Another said: “We have tried different restaurants when visiting but our go to restaurant is now L'Artisan when visiting from Cornwall. The food is excellent and the menus are always changing. They inform you of what everything is and we have never been disappointed. Very welcoming. It is nice to be able to walk to a restaurant instead of driving miles as we do where we live.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

Eckington Manor

Malvern Gazette: Eckington Manor (Tripadvisor)Eckington Manor (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: Hammock Road, Eckington, Pershore, WR10 3BJ

One reviewer wrote: “A superb meal in this converted Dutch barn. Very good choice, beautifully cooked, presented and served. Good choice of sensibly priced wines. A lovely evening.”

Another said: “From the friendly greeting on reception to the quiet attentiveness of the restaurant team, everyone is there to make your visit amazing. And the food, every mouthful of every course a delight. Didn’t want the evening to end. Thank you.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.


Malvern Gazette: Mortimers (Tripadvisor)Mortimers (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 17 Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 1DA

One reviewer wrote: “This place is a gem! Wayne and his staff deliver a five star performance in all aspects of this dining experience. The food is sensational, imaginatively presented and beautifully constructed. Come on Michelin, pull your finger out and award the star(s) so justly deserved. Many thanks Wayne for a wonderful lunch!”

Another said: “Fabulous celebration birthday dinner! Everything was perfect, even the butter presented with the breads were a work of art!
“It was difficult to choose a favourite course but I think the Beef and onion dish just about had the edge!
“Stunning food!
“Thank you Mortimers!!”

Book via Tripadvisor here.