1 Michelin Star Chefs: Jonathon Howe, Chef Patron, Lumiere

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Jonathon Howe is Chef Patron of Lumiere, Cheltenham.


Website: Lumiere

Phone number: 01242 222 200

Reservations: Book a table

Instagram: @lumiererestaurantcheltenham

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Twitter: @LumiereChelt

Jonathon Howe

Fuelled by an insatiable appetite for culinary excellence, Jonathon sought tutelage under some of the most illustrious figures in the industry.

The guidance of culinary luminaries such as John Campbell and Stuart Mcleod helped shape his formidable skills and ignite his passion for pushing the boundaries of taste and technique.

However, it was under the mentorship of the legendary three Michelin-starred chef, Heston Blumenthal, that Jonathon truly honed his craft, absorbing invaluable knowledge and immersing himself in the art of gastronomy at its highest level.

Driven by a relentless desire to forge his own path, Jon seized the opportunity to establish his culinary empire by opening Lumiere.

This venture not only marked the inception of his own culinary vision but also granted him the liberating role of being his own boss. Embracing this newfound autonomy, Jonathon revels in the freedom to craft his own menus, infusing each dish with his unique touches and artistic flair.

On 27 March 2023, Lumiere was awarded 1 Michelin Star.

What the guides say...


three stars



Lumiere is an elegant, ingredient-led, innovative, fine dining experience in the heart of Cheltenham.

Lead by husband and wife team, Somerset born Chef Jon and general manager Helen, the restaurant has a focus on the best British produce sourced from a network of dedicated farmers, fishermen, producers & the pair's own family run farm.

Since opening in January 2009, Lumiere has received numerous local and national awards including a MICHELIN Star, AA Restaurant of the Year for England, 3AA Rosettes and is regularly listed amongst the Top 20 Restaurants in the UK by Hardens and Tripadvisor. 

On 27 March 2023, Lumiere was awarded 1 Michelin Star.

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Editor 17th July 2023

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Jonathon Howe, Chef Patron, Lumiere