“Near Gloucester’s famous Cross of high street stores, you can take a break from your shopping spree with some therapy of a different kind at Tiger’s Eye. The restaurant resides in the iconic 17th-Century Old Bell Inn which, along with a stunning Victorian timepiece above the jewellers next door, is so eye-catching that it takes centre stage on the city’s busiest thoroughfare.
Don’t be deceived by the low-key signage on the street, for up in the first-floor cocktail, vodka and sake bar you are in for a jaw-dropping treat – a mysterious, dark oak-panelled room with a magnificent Jacobean carved stone fireplace. It really is a treasure of a bar, offering aperitifs from an eclectic range. Like time travellers, cross from this 1600s room into a new world of Pan Asian fusion cuisine, where a young, inventive team bring inspiration from their far-flung travels right to your table. Noodles, stir-fries, salads and more are simply and freshly prepared with top-quality ingredients, including halloumi and tofu options for vegetarians.