The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham

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2140 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham is an all-day dining British restaurant with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international classics, seven days a week.
Located in the stunning grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda building, the restaurant serves breakfast, elevenses, lunch, weekend brunch, afternoon tea and dinner and features a private dining room and a bar, offering relaxed yet sophisticated dining in the popular town in Gloucestershire.
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TN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue, in one of Cheltenham's most iconic buildings which has been very tastefully transformed from its previous use as a bank. The service was very attentive and slick, and the food arrived quickly and was delicious. I'm told the Shepherd's Pie is to be recommended which I will certainly try next time. The coating on my Chicken Milanese was rather pale and soggy hidden underneath salad leaves but tasted fine.

Overall a very pleasant lunch. It could be made clearer that a 12.5% service charge is added to every bill, even for small parties, as I stupidly missed this and ended up leaving a total 25% tip. Having said that the service was very good so I don't feel too peeved by being unknowingly so generous.

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s
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Thank you for the attention with elderly grandparents and the anniversary tartlets

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SS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from two superb waiting staff. Food all arrived together but shepherds pie was cool. The spicy dishes were very mild

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LH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always extremely good service and excellent food.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food in a fantastic building

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BE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We live in Cheltenham and have been to the Ivy before when it just opened. It was better then. Whilst the building is worth a visit, we were disappointed at the level of service ( with 4 hungry teenagers we had to wait more then an hour for our lunch). Good ok, but nothing special.

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NM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the Ivy for the first time for brunch. It was a most enjoyable experience for my family. We could not fault the food, service or ambience. The building was beautiful. I would definitely go back if ever in Cheltenham again.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

While the food was good...the service at this restaurant was poor.

We had to ask to order. Twice for water. They mixed up my partners soya milk for his coffee with my milk. We felt like we got forgotten a table of 2 behind us was served a lot quicker than us. Overall this let it down.

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ML
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice setting for afternoon tea, portion size a little tight though. Service ok.. In my opinion, it's in that mid-bracket between a budget afternoon tea and an afternoon tea with a 'wow' factor. So all in all probably fairly priced.

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KM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly professional, knowledgeable service, yet friendly and unhurried. Almost colonial (in a good way), spacious dining environment. Excellent menu and additional specials. Not the cheapest experience but in line with cost expectations for three courses, wine and pre-dinner drinks at £155 for two including optional service at 12.5%, the latter gladly given.

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EM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Superb location. Great service. We didn't have much to eat but what we had was very nice.

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KD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food all over seat from previous table occupants.
Had to ask twice for mustard to accompany food and it eventually arrived to late.
Ordered deserts and one was forgotten...again had to ask twice and it eventually came 20 mins after the others.
No excuse really as not even that busy in restaurant.
12.5% service charge automatically added to bill...they definitely did not deserve it.
Food very nice but nothing special.
Restaurant very overrated in my opinion
Wouldn’t go back.

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MP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good reasonably priced food. Service was good and unfussy.

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AN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the Ivy in Cheltenham. Our anniversary [26th] was very much enjoyed by the
pleasant staff and the superb food and we could not fault either the food or staff. 5 stars from us.

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J
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch was first class with exception of the prawn cocktail. The top half of the prawn cocktail was excellent, the bottom half was somewhat of a mess.
The remainder of the lunch was excellent and well prepared. The service was exceptional.

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PL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went to The Ivy for our first time on Tuesday night mainly to hear the Jazz group. Sat right next to the Band who played a set appropriate to the venue and at a volume where you could hold a conversation. Food was OK if nothing special. Waiter very friendly and attentive. Overall an enjoyable evening.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We visited The Ivy for my Grandmother’s birthday as a special occasion. We had heard brilliant reviews and decided this would be somewhere ideal for her and to celebrate. The ambience was beautiful with a relaxing and calm atmosphere; there was live music the night we went and it was pleasant to hear from the adjoining dining rooms. The food outstanding and the quality could not be argued.

However, it was fairly busy for a Tuesday evening and this was mentioned by staff. Maybe because of this, service was a little slow with a forty minute wait for our starters and then another forty minutes for our main. It was suggested on the confirmation email when booking that sittings for under four people would only be for two hours, yet we were there for almost three and therefore could not adhere to that suggestion.

Despite this, the staff were friendly and welcoming with food and drink suggestions. I would definitely recommend The Ivy to friends and family, as well as visiting again. Thank you very much for making a special occasion even more so.

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B
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Tables too close together . We had to go and ask to be served an alcoholic drink after waiting ages . Food delicious but the shepherds pie was woefully small and we had to quickly order more chips as our guest was starving .. at least advise customers it’s small would u like a side order . Didn’t realise jazz was on and we were practically sitting on their Laps as our table next to theirs . Just tooo many people I think . Considering the money just too many disappointing things ? Pudding littie touches were fun ..

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b
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

good selection of interesting food, excellent service and great surroundings .

Wine was a bit expensive if you wanted more than just the hse type wine.

Music was very good

Hence we are back in 2 weeks with 2 guests

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EH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and lovely atmosphere. Staff are very attentive without being intrusive and the food is lovely. Highly recommended.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable experience of visiting The Ivy and look forward to returning in the near future.

Excellent food and great service made for a very pleasant lunch

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p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

place almost empty yet they forgot our order and brought fishcake rather than fish and chips as ordered. Also the burger was very dry.HOWEVER they made up for it by agreeing and without being asked not charging for the 2 main courses.

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J
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We only went for afternoon tea. The food was good and interesting and the service was outstanding but it was a Sunday and the place was not at all busy.
It would be nice to go again for a full meal on a Friday/Saturday night to get a better impression of the place.

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SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great atmosphere. Live music which I thought would be too much, but very good.

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IR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely evening to celebrate my birthday with friends.
Food generally was very good, only exception being the broccoli that was raw, side did get taken off the bill after I reminded the waiter that he hadn't been by to check the food was ok.
Duck pate, cod and chocolate bomb all very nice.
Will definitely be back.

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NF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant. Food is excellent and the service great. A very enjoyable evening.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the Ivy...... service was really attentive without being intrusive. The food was really nice and priced well.
The drinks were expensive is the only negative.
Had a lovely time and will definitely return in the future.

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M
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Didnt like the shouting at the bar at 5pm when i was having my meal sounded like a night club , disappointed that nothing was said by the bar man or restaurant manager , really lowed the tone of such a beautiful place made it feel cheap and unspecial , other than that enjoyed it as was a treat for my sister

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SG
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room and excellent service. Really enjoyed the afternoon tea and stayed for cocktails after. A lovely birthday treat.

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RL
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughter's pre wedding lunch with my friends. One guest had to leave early and had her main course when our starters came. No problem. They also gave my daughter a congratulations little cake afterwards which was very thoughtful. All meals were good.

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JW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding would highly recommend to friends and family

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had an excellent meal here at The Ivy Cheltenham. A little on the pricey side, but that is expected due to the restaurant name! The food was well cooked, good portions and the restaurant is very well staffed.
The ambiance is great and tables well set out. There are a few (backs to the bar) which are a little too close to each other, but luckily we weren't sat there.
Ask for a table along the wall - more room.

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DD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely surroundings and friendly attentive staff. Food was delicious. Will eat here again

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OH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most delicious lunch off the 2/3 course menu . Properly trained staff who did not refer 3 ladies as " hi guys " which I find rude . The service was really good and the bill perfect and the tip included which was well deserved . Thank you very much we shall come again . also as a side note , my sister who is pretty deaf found the noise level much better than any other restaurant , and we have tried a few. !! Thank you very much . Olivia Henriques

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SH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing place with lovely people and fabulous food - I'd recommend breakfast here any day of the week!!!!!

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a
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

a menu to suit a wide variety of preferences and the food presentation was excellent, Service was perfect and not at all overwhelming. Will definitely visit again and again!

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JR
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good though there were a couple of small issues. Firstly I had the lamb and while it was cooked to my liking it did not come with any gravy/sauce. And secondly I asked for some mint sauce and had to remind the waiter and still waited some time for it to be delivered.

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EB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at The Ivy. Sandwiches and cakes/desserts were fresh nd delicious. All in all a memorable afternoon. We I’ll be back. Thank you.

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JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Extremely efficient and kind staff, food excellent. Overall a first class dining experience.

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KW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebratory breakfast for my husband's birthday. Food well cooked and presented quickly. Attentive but not over fussy staff. Beautiful room in a prime location in Cheltenham. A thoroughly enjoyable meal which got our day off to a wonderful start. Will definitely recommend and return.

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