The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham
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.
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.
Thank you for the attention with elderly grandparents and the anniversary tartlets
Excellent service from two superb waiting staff. Food all arrived together but shepherds pie was cool. The spicy dishes were very mild
As always extremely good service and excellent food.
Excellent service & food in a fantastic building
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Superb location. Great service. We didn't have much to eat but what we had was very nice.
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.
Good reasonably priced food. Service was good and unfussy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ..
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
Wonderful service and lovely atmosphere. Staff are very attentive without being intrusive and the food is lovely. Highly recommended.
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
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.
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.
Excellent service and great atmosphere. Live music which I thought would be too much, but very good.
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.
Very good restaurant. Food is excellent and the service great. A very enjoyable evening.
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.
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
Beautiful room and excellent service. Really enjoyed the afternoon tea and stayed for cocktails after. A lovely birthday treat.
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.
Absolutely outstanding would highly recommend to friends and family
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.
Lovely surroundings and friendly attentive staff. Food was delicious. Will eat here again
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
An amazing place with lovely people and fabulous food - I'd recommend breakfast here any day of the week!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
Extremely efficient and kind staff, food excellent. Overall a first class dining experience.
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.