Bhoomi’s story begins over 6,000 miles away, in the small South Indian village of Kaliyar, Kerala. It was in this village that farmer Appacha first discovered his love for food, cooking, and hospitality. Tales of his vibrant dishes and hospitable service returned to the English farm owner, who soon called upon Appacha to live and work in his farm house in Burford. Appacha accepted and brought with him his authentic southern-Indian dishes, much to the approval and delight of the owner’s friends, family, and neighbours. With recognisable and undeniable talent, Appacha finally settled here, in Cheltenham, where he worked for years as a private chef. Now, almost 50 years later, Appacha is the inspiration to grandson Michael, who has reignited the tastes and authenticity of Appacha’s southern-Indian dishes, which he now serves to you in the form of Bhoomi Kitchen.


Inspired from the south-west state of Kerala.
From traditional limited one pot curry’s to the famous Masala Dosa & Keralan style barbecue’s.


Cheltenham –
Our original restaurant located in the Suffolks of Cheltenham. We offer a private dinning room and also bar dining option.

Oxford –
Our newest branch located in Headington. The restaurant has al-fresco dinning at the front over looking London road.

“You’ll receive a warm welcome at his luxurious restaurant. You won’t find all the usual curries but you will discover original, refined, modern dishes with a focus on southeast India”

Michelin guide