Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 00:00
Friday, Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00 Closed Sunday Evening
"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.
First off was tongue-teasing maki, nigiri and gunkan sushi with salmon roe, raw tuna, ginger flakes and wasabi. Then came plump crab and prawn dumplings, emerging juicy and succulent from their bamboo steamer – delicious. We also just had to try the intriguing signature Black Rock Grill. It was a talking point indeed, as we cooked choice slices of lamb, fillet steak, duck and scallops to perfection on our very own slabs of super-hot volcanic rock. With colourful vegetables and wok-fried new potatoes, this was the tastiest, healthiest dish we had enjoyed in a long time, made less healthy but far more delicious by wine chosen from a well-stocked rack. For dessert, I couldn’t resist an exquisite tangy lemon posset topped with raspberry coulis and a pistachio truffle, while my dining partner’s chargrilled pineapple with coconut broth and spun sugar was to die for.
Our evening at Tiger’s Eye was a roaring success, and with plans to extend into more historic rooms and the terrace above, the sky’s the limit for this fantastic eatery"