Cheltenham's Le Champignon Sauvage has shut its doors until July for a £175,000 refurbishment which will see the restaurant and kitchen double in size.
Owners David and Helen Everitt-Matthias have bought the neighbouring building in order to expand the two-Michelin-starred restaurant.
Despite doubling the floor-space, there will only be four additional tables, with covers going up from 28 to 40. David Everitt-Matthias said: People are always being squashed in these days, and seating is so cramped. We want to go the other way and have plenty of space."
The restaurant's kitchen is also being demolished and rebuilt, incorporating space in the back yard.
"We'll be able to swing a cat in there now," Everitt-Matthias told Caterer.