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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We arrived early, we were not allowed to sit at the bar because my daughter was under 16, there was nowhere else to sit and wait for our table and the staff on the entrance were quite happy to have us wait on the street....appalling attitude to customers. Once at our table everything was fine, particularly the live music which was excellent.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful meal celebrating my husband’s birthday. Food was delicious, suited all our differences of likes and dislikes.

JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

English breakfast and my wife toast was on the cold side. Drinks order was forgotten.

AD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Flavours were excellent and food well cooked, could have been a little warmer. Portions were on the small side.

CT
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience with great service- would visit again

LD
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We were disappointed with our visit this time.
We were seated in the main open area. Whilst it is beautiful it was very cold. We were also seated right next to the main thoroughfare to the kitchen. This felt busy and noisy with staff rushing to and fro beside us. It made our experience feel rushed and we left within one hour.
In hind sight we should have asked to be seated elsewhere.
It has put us off visiting again.

MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Having dined at the Ivy in Bath & Brighton I was very disappointed to say the least. On arrival I found the hoist at front of house very miserable and never made eye contact, asking me if I was sure I had made a reservation ! . I found the waiter rude and condescending. Having the desert menu practically thrown at my friend, was the final straw for me. No desserts just got the bill paid and left. Very disappointed.

RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The overall experience was quite good but I was not over impressed with the food. I was also not impressed with the information on the menu particularly regarding the wines, none of which seemed to be priced. I am unlikely to visit your restaurant again unless I win on the lottery or I am invited at someone else's expense. Perhaps I will have to revisit JD's where despite its shortcomings gives you good value for money.

AP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We very much enjoyed the food and would have given it 5 stars throughout! However, they were very busy and we felt rushed and in the end asked to leave the table only a few mins after we paid the bill. It is not cheap and to be honest it did slightly ruin the evening. Such a shame as the restaurant is beautiful and food excellent.

a
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had booked in advance for 5 people, but when we were shown to our table it had only been laid for 4!
The music was very loud and I felt it should have been a different genre other than pop (in keeping with the décor and ambiance)- staff turned up the music at one point and were laughing behind the bar about it.
The food was lovely apart from the cut sandwiches which were very dry - I have had a better cream tea in the Bath Ivy to be honest.
Service was OK, but I could see the waiter had a physical disability and had difficulty lifting and removing some of the heavy plates, so needed help, so that drinks did get tipped over at the table.

JN
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Too loud as too close a proximity to other tables. My friend had a hearing aid and really could not have a conversation, for both of us the toasted muffins under each of our dishes were absolutely rock hard and inedible - overall disappointing sadly as it was her birthday ‘treat’.

LA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and superb service - really lovely Saturday lunch for my mother's birthday.

PD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice evening and service . Good good value and reasonably priced wines

G
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Best Iberico pork I’ve had. Staff all very professional and efficient. Great cocktails

JC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yet another very pleasant lunch here. The food and service are always excellent. We enjoyed the extra treat for my husband's birthday!

P
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch. Nice Menu, excellent service and a real treat for all of us

JF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pleasant evening. Enjoyed the jazz. Good food . sz

BD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for our anniversary. So obviously important that the venue worked. It did, the venue is relaxing, atmospheric and comfortable. I was delighted by the whole experience - so thank you. The care we received couldn't be bettered. The staff are excellent, attentive without being overbearing. The food was good quality, well presented and very tasty. Not cheap, but well worth the money. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough.

JL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most spectacular places we have ever eaten in. The food was perfect and the service wonderful - charming, attentive and very personable. Overall, a memorable experience rather than simply a meal out.

NG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Selection and presentation of afternoon tea items were excellent. But service was very poor and very disappointing. A great shame as the building and decor are stunning!

J
Spain
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th time dining here always such an amazing experience as always, fantastic service and food and beautiful surroundings. Thank you for giving my friend a lovely time for her 40th Birthday.

AK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately the roast chicken dish was inedible in parts as it was hard and dry. The beef burger was also dry and pretty tasteless. Service was good and surroundings are excellent.

L
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, the service was outstanding. Everyone seem pleasant and happy, real joy to dine at.

TH
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon, good food, good service and smooth jazz. Fantastic.

AS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Was disappointed as a hair was found in mashed potato and although the item was replaced the party felt disappointed that they were not apologetic or offered anything as it was unhygienic so we left a lot of our main courses

OT
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as all ways beautiful place and great staff and food is fantastic.

P
Yorkshire
26 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always... make sure you look up when in the main restaurant to experience the beauty of the building

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lots of tables in a small space, and our table was hit with a blast of cold air every time the front door was opened. The constant flow of people either side of our table made me feel a little on show, although other tables would have less of this I expect.

Food was excellent, perfectly cooked and well presented. First 2 courses arrived very quickly, main course perhaps a little too quickly. Desert was perfectly timed, didnt feel rushed at all.

Service was impeccable, attentive but not intrusive, polite but not overly familiar.

A different table might of changed my overall view, but it wouldn't stop me going back.

BB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Just like dining ought to be with perfect service and surroundings, unfortunately spoilt by too many yahoos/hen parties and their noise. Suggest you put the prices up by 25%. That should get rid of some of the common crowd who think it's Zizzis.

s
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, much better than other Ivy restaurants I’ve been to.

C
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good for lunch and brunch . Setting is lovely , service is very good .

VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great evening with family Staff were really attentive but not in the way. Anticipated and accommodated needs of elderly clients. Food cooked well, such an enjoyable evening, thankyou

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening, we have visited many times, and are never disappointed, it was the first time for our friends and they were impressed. The service, the food, the ambience all came together to make it feel a real treat.

MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An amazing place and the early dinner/lunch is fantastic value but you must remember the service charge and extras push that up though.

NM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Yes, but we were sat next to particularly disruptive guests on the next table. We did our best to not pay attention, however their arguments and disgraceful attitude towards each other was hard to avoid

CO
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went with friends for afternoon tea. The interior is beautiful and we were seated in the Rotunda which was a bonus. I enjoyed the sweet selection but found the savouries a little bland. Overall it is a unique venue for a get together or special occasion.

PS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

When I brought my husband for his birthday afternoon tea in July he was given a surprise birthday treat. This did not happen for my birthday treat this week.

While we enjoyed the food presented, the tea was weak and we needed more tea bags. What we didn’t know was that we were being charged for most of the refills we asked for.

Having had several afternoon teas at the Ivy before this was a complete surprise and a disappointment.

It also didn’t seem like we had everything we’d had previously, maybe less sandwiches and cakes, although I’m not totally sure.

l
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An great birthday meal made enjoyable by the very attentive waiting staff.

CF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A first visit and birthday lunch for a friend. She loved it and will be back with her husband
Thank you

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

spread birthday