8 Well Walk, Cheltenham GL50 3JX 01242 228 555

Our Story

Our Story

The White Spoon is led by Chef Director, Chris White, supported by his partner Purdey Spooner, both of whom share a passion and deep attachment to food.

Chris first developed an interest in food at an early age, looking to escape the small village he grew up in he secured a chef job in a hotel kitchen in France. He quickly found he had a love for experimenting with produce and creating new exciting dishes.

Since then his hard work and dedication has seen him work in award winning kitchens such as the prestigious Fat Duck group. The experience and mentoring received here has been key in allowing him to cultivate his culinary enthusiasm for developing innovative and exciting techniques.

More recently Chris has managed a kitchen in an acclaimed Cotswolds’ establishment where he has accomplished a number of awards in his own right. From this he brings to The White Spoon a passion for local produce and suppliers that he can utilise to deliver the exceptional flavours found at The White Spoon. His menus demonstrate his passion for showcasing the diversity of ways in which an ingredients can be prepared,

Like most food lovers Chris & Purdey spend most of their free time either eating or drinking. The pair love to experience new cultures and when near never need an excuse to visit a local vineyard!

These experiences inspire the food and wine served at The White Spoon, which is a primarily British themed menu, but you will find flavour influences from around the globe.

Chris and Purdey are two ordinary people, with big dreams. They both grew up in families where food was everything, and together they have become a tiny bit obsessed! Having spent the last 10 years working hard to achieve their ambitions, they now see their ultimate dream come to fruition in The White Spoon.

Through the White Spoon they want to pass on their dining experiences to those who enjoy eating and drinking as much as they do! For Chris, it is freedom to cook the food that excites.


Our Restaurant

The White Spoon is a restaurant born from the ambition and commitment of our Chef Director, Chris White. It is an unpretentious, approachable and laid-back eatery serving the finest dishes made with flare.

By using modern techniques, individual flavours are elevated into something truly exciting. Chris is always careful to ensure nothing is lost from the ingredients’ original charm.

Our aim is to create a relaxed and informal environment without compromising on quality or standard of food, an alternative to fine dining. Attentive service coupled with a contemporary feel makes The White Spoon a place where everybody should feel comfortable.

Menus feature produce in tune with the seasons, together with some unexpected and unusual flavours.

The restaurant itself has a natural look and feel to it, from the reclaimed timber tabletops to the stone-like tableware, connecting our patrons to the origins of the ingredients they are dining on.

In order to honor the individual ingredients found on your plate we insist on everything being made in-house, from the smoked butter to all the stocks and sauces. For our customers this means enhanced quality and taste. For us it means we can add our unique identity.


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It is with great sadness that Purdey & I are making the following announcement;


After three and half great years running our fantastic restaurant, Sunday 24th March 2019 will be The White Spoon’s last service before we close permanently.


We have had such a fantastic time, creating, growing and running The White Spoon, a dream I have held for a long time. We are hugely proud of all that we have achieved.


Unfortunately, the challenges of running a business, especially in such a demanding industry, whilst trying to maintain a balance with a young family have proven too much of a stretch for us. As a partnership and a family, we have made the very difficult decision to move on and adapt what our lifestyle looks like.


We are thankful to you all our customers who have taken time to dine with us, in particular those of you who have become avid supporters, visiting regularly. Over the years there are those of you who have become less like customers and more like friends, to the whole White Spoon Team. We will miss you dearly.


We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you, to our staff, past and present who   have shared our passion and shown great commitment. Whenever, the going got tough, we could always rely on certain people to dig deeper than ever asked.


Apologies, but this does mean that we will not be able to honour any bookings past the 25th March.


We hope that over the next week we will see a few of you to say goodbye. We have a number of tables available Thursday to Sunday, if you wish to visit us for one last taste of The White Spoon’s unique offering..… and I’m sure there will be a few bargains on our wine list this week!


All the best,

Chris, Purdey & Annie