The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham

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£26 to £40
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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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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner evening with live jazz musique!

GP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and decoration were excellent throughout and both had charm and quality. The menu offer was imaginative, genuine and wholesome cuisine, plus the staff were all extremely polite, courteous and professional. The wine menu was remarkable with affordable through to exclusive choices and all of very good to excellent quality. All of the meals we had were excellent, delicious and truly professionally cooked and presented. We want to come again, and highly recommend to others. Thank you.

KA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service and good food. Nice to have the band playing in the background. Very attentive staff. Food was very nice, the chocolate bomb was delicious.

EM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely and the whole of the staff team made us feel welcome and couldn't do enough for us. Wonderful place for afternoon tea and really good value for money.

AH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We thought the wine that was recommended was overpriced.

d
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for Brunch on Sunday with my husband. We were acknowledged immediately on entry and shown to a very nice table near the bar. We were offered drinks and these were served very promptly and we were left to peruse the menu. I chose fish and chips and my husband the eggs benedict. When the food arrived it was not the hottest it could have been and the batter on the fish underneath was a little soggy. However, the deserts of cheese board and apple tart made up for it.
Overall a nice experience but the drinks are expensive. Beware of the gratuity on the bill.!!

JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable and look forward to visiting again soon!

JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all really enjoyed our brunch at the Ivy. A lovely setting and really good food.

B
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very poor service. 30 minutes late to be sat down to the table. further 30 minutes to get our drinks.

CW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great experience all round, from the welcome on arrival our attentive waiter, and amazing food. Will be back again when we have saved up the pocket money!

RW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by friendly and courteous staff, and this behaviour was reinforced by the waiting staff too. We only had time for a single course and drinks, but the food was excellent, plentiful and served promptly. The ambience is lovely. We were seated towards the front of the restaurant and it should be noted that the tables nearer the central bar area were a lot noisier - if you want an intimate table then I would recommend that you don’t ask to be seated under the dome. Overall it was great and we will be going again.

LS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Bit noisy due to acoustics in building, lacks atmosphere and the lighting is poor, particularly when reading the menu. Definitely a special occasion place but considering the prices, we have had better meals in other restaurants in Cheltenham and surrounding areas of Gloucestershire and wouldn’t rush back.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Certainly our favourite Cheltenham restaurant, also nice pubs close by.

LT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely birthday celebration lunch with a group of friends - All the staff were friendly and helpful.
It was quite busy which gave the restaurant a good vibe. I had eaten before (always been good) but friends hadnt and they all loved it especially the Espresso Martinis!!

HB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
Very helpful and polite staff
Lovely to sit in The Ritunda

RC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing indeed. All the food was average and cool. Coffee was cold. So sad as front of house try really hard but food was poor.

AC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a lovely friendly reception followed by a delicious brunch. The attention to detail from all the members of staff at this venue always impresses and makes every visit special and indulgent.

p
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and a lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend for a weekend brunch!!

OT
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music was what made that night special. The band and singer were amazing.
My wife is very fussy and even best food and drinks don’t awake her emotions and her typical answer: How is your food honey? Sounds just like: “it’s ok”.
Yesterday she just physically told me she likes it. And we really did. From starters through mains and big Valentines cheescake. Everything was great. Service faultless. We will be back. Thanks

MB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food and ambiance. Had to wait over half an hour for a booth table which I had requested at time of booking so it was an expensive drinks bill but couldn't fault other than that.

NC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice experience not worth the price given the quality of the food.

MD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a really lovely Valentines dinner, the food was fantastic and was very quick to come out considering it was a busy Friday evening and the service and atmosphere was also really nice. Only criticism was once we had eaten it took a little while to get the bill and then also had to wait to pay but besides that, we had a great first experience!

SD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great evening with a lovely ambiance - particularly love the cocktail bar and the pre-dinner champagne.

JD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was ok expected it to be pricey. Steak was supposed to be medium ended up char grilled in one side which left not a nice taste in mouth. Desert menu limited. Waiter was superb ambience was amazing beautiful place but £30 for burnt steak and that's without chips was disappointing

PH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use the Ivy Cheltenham a lot the atmosphere is always great, the food and service Are exceptional, you are always made feel welcome and looked after by the team.

JD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food & equally great service - reasonable veggie selection too. We really enjoyed our lunch.

JG
Wales
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our forth visit to your restaurant and our third lunch.We also spent New Years Eve with you with two friends and enjoyed the food,atmosphere,service and band greatly.
We will be back very soon.

C
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We were looked after very well by all the staff, particularly Sabine. The food was excellent, the service great and the ambience perfect.

H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I love The Ivy and always go to the London Ivy in the Kings rd that is excellent , so was eager to try Cheltenham . I was slightly disappointed as my starter being Crispy duck was so crispy that it could have been crispy bacon and you couldn't pick it up on your fork . so sadly I didn't enjoy my starter and wouldn't have it again but my friends prawn cocktail looked good and the prawns were plump . I will be going again as it is such a lovely place.

JC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal and the service was even better. Love, love love it!

NA
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to eat and this place never fails to satisfy our expectations. I took my wife for Valentines Day and we both thoroughly enjoyed our evening. As per usual the food was cooked to perfection, presently beautifully and promptly.
Oli, our waiter was superb, showing us to a private booth overlooking the main dining area, with a great view of the kitchen preparation area.
We both can’t wait to return.

SC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Ivy Brasserie, the food was delicious and the staff were attentive but not intrusive. Made a Birthday lunch very special, we will definitely be going back.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Good experience, love the building and atmosphere however there were some annoyances.

Our water order was wrong, the coffee took ages and when it did arrive it was incorrect, the coffee mugs were dirty too. Also, they were aware that the booking was a birthday however there were no arrangements until reminded.

GS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal, the atmosphere and the staff were great. Wasn't expecting the £5 for water, but would 100% go back.

JS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, service and food is second to none and the selection of drinks is brilliant

CG
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth visit to The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie and we are delighted with everything once again.

J
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Yes, beautiful place, lovely food. But the venue is so cold. Can't enjoy your meal when you have air con blasting up your back and it seems no one could do anything about it.

OT
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have been here several times
There are a few things that need improving
With regard to food
The mackerel filleted didn’t come with enough toast
%The cream brûlée crust was too soft, needs a harder sugar glaze
( I have made this myself many times and would have bit better if crust had been caramelised)
The chip were overcookedas if they had been cooked earlier and just reheated
This is sent as constructive criticism
Regards
Mrs BLuck

ND
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thanked the Staff for excellence very good food andwine

JG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really quiet and friendly atmosphere. The service was fantastic and our waiter was very friendly (despite another waiter trying to take our plates when we had barely even put our cutlery down). Overall a great dining experience