The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham

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British
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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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Houston
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

A contrasting experience. The environment is excellent, nice layout, good tables, lots of plants The food looks good but is actually average. The prices are not terrible, other than the G&T's, £12 is quite a profit margin. So on balance, mixed.

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AV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast! Good choices on menu. Friendly and efficient staff.

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OT
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

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SW
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service in an excellent ambiance, complemented by delicious food - the Ivy Cheltenham is most definitely the top restaurant in town. Looking forward to returning very soon.

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

It's a nice brasserie environment and the staff are lovey. The food is very nice and not too pricey for an up market restaurant, but I just felt it didn't really wow me. I think it's because there were no surprises like little in between nibbles, after dinner aperitif etc. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it as it was a really nice evening, but it was all over a bit soon and it doesn't rank all that high in my list of top eating experiences.

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

An excellent lunch enhanced by friendly and efficient service.
The ambience has been greatly enhanced by the recent addition of tropical plants.

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TK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very tasty lunch consisting of crispy duck starter and monkfish and prawn curry main. Delicate multi layered flavours not found in your average restaurant. Bit pricy when you add it all up but certainly makes a special occasion in superb surroundings. A lot of staff about, attentive service initially but tailed off gradually and had to catch the eye of the waiting staff to order a sweet, coffee then bill.

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

The food was not good. My T Bone steak was very poor - Tuna starter poor.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful building, fabulous food, enthusiast staff a very good evening

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EM
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, great food and attentive service
My only issue is the acoustics - even with an almost empty restaurant, the beautiful ceiling doesn't bode well for hearing what your guest is actually saying !

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PH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super wait or, lovely food.great atmosphere, will definitely be back.

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SB
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, friendly staff and a good varied menu. Will definitely go again

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CM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff amazing, very friendly and helpful and great with my 2 year old. Food was amazing too.

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DO
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We were offered water before we had even sat down expecting complimentary water we were unhappy to pay for it. The food was very well presented but was not warm enough - also the coffee was not hot enough. Buck's Fizz is small for £9.50

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SP
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience and we will be going again soon!

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ST
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening for our girls night out. Our waiter was lovely, food was fabulous and we are looking forward to next time

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a
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very good evening .the service was just right no pressure but every course on time.
The food was exellent and the ambiance perfect

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EM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have a very enjoyable evening and looking forward to coming back

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SO
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special meal during our stay in Cheltenham. The Ivy was recommended to us when we arrived so was pleased to get booked in on the Saturday even if it was earlier than we had wished. The 2 hours allocated for the table passed quickly so I would probably arrive earlier and have a leisurely cocktail before going to the table so that we can appreciate the surroundings more.

We are a group of school friends from 42 years ago who try to meet up once a year so this experience is added to the many lovely times/meals we have shared.

Thank you
Susan, Sally, Debbie, Julie

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LW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice decoration around the room! Great atmosphere and lovely service. The food was very nice however the drinks were a bit pricey. I guess you pay for the experience though and it’s very worth it.

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c
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The staff did not ask how the food was once they were just trying to buy as much as possible , the value for money was appalling - the cream tea is £20 each and all that’s included is a few small sandwiches , a scone , and some cake.

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a
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Booked three months ago. Requested a booth for 4 people. Girl on reception desk was very condescending and said the booths were for five guests only. I saw parties of 3 and 4 sitting in booths and when I mentioned it, she just rolled her eyes. Need a side of rice with the lobster and asparagus gratin. Way too much sauce. Service impeccable. Had planned to visit again as a couple but you have taken out the 'divider' between diners and people at the bar, which makes it too open for an intimate dinner.

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EI
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday treat for my mum. Our waiter was attentive and delightful. Food was amazing and we had a wonderful time - no rush to leave the table either with was refreshing. Well done The Ivy!

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CH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our breakfast, staff were extremely attentive and the food was relatively fast, but of very high quality. The restaurant itself was a lovely venue

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CD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Recommend it for the building and service but not the standard of the food

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AG
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first trip to the Ivy and I have to say that it was fantastic. The service was exceptional and the food delicious, with a great menu and healthy sized portions. Will definitely be going again.

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SR
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, professional staff. Beautiful interior. Food fabulous.

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b
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We have been to the Ivy several times and this time was for a Birthday celebration. It has always been very good, hence why I booked again.

Starters were OK, nothing special.
Main courses were dreadful, Half a Chicken that was so over cooked you could hardly eat it. Monkfish curry that was chewy so overcooked also and a Burger that looked not much better than a fast food take away burger and tasted bland.

Huge disappointment and a bill of £200 to add insult to injury. We had free desserts, which we were not really interested in as the food had been so poor. I was not allowed to take in a Birthday cake and so was given a complimentary Raspberry Tart, lovely I thought, however.. it was the size of a milk bottle lid.

Very very disappointing, we wont be going back, which is sad as the building, service and ambiance are lovely.

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B
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good overall! Great service and beautiful decor! Only little bit of feedback is on the set menu the Camembert dessert was pretty poor, just two slices of cheese and celery and crackers. Will defo go back however! Think the set menu is great value and the Ivy group have really brought style back to dining!

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AD
London
93 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were look after very well and the food was lovely! Enjoyable!

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MB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mum & I treated my sister to Birthday Brunch. Staff could not of been more kind and attentive towards us. I pre-booked and asked for a lovely table as it was a special celebration. We were shown to a perfect booth in the main dining room. Omelettes were delicious. Lovely ambiance, calm, exceptional service. Attention to detail appreciated. Sincere thanks to The Ivy Team for making my sister feel so special. x

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TR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on a Sunday for an early evening dinner. Made very welcome by smartly dressed, personable and attentive staff.
The food was delicious and the drinks (Ivy special G&T and Bloody Mary) perfect.
The relaxing ambience and the stunning setting of the restaurant was marred only by the imperfect accoustics. Dining under the cupola the background music was scrambled with the conversations of other diners leading to a cacophony of noise. Having said that, I would not hesitate to recommend paying The Ivy a visit

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JC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant wasn’t overly busy hence the noise level being fairly low. Our Afternoon Tea was delicious and we likened it to the one we had at the Reids Hotel in Madeira. Adrian, our waiter, was very attentive, good humoured and an asset to your establishment.

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GN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely venue and decor. Good service and very friendly staff. Loved the round bar. Comfortable seating at bar and table. Live music on a Sunday was a bit too loud.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Gorgeous setting, food outstanding but somewhat expensive especially the drinks.

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KO
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here, always welcoming with immaculate service and wonderful food. Can't wait to go again!

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AJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel up from Wales to visit this restaurant,the food ,service has always been second to none.
We look forward to you coming to Wales!

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ST
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food fabulous but a long wait. May miss Saturday next time

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AJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have taken people to The Ivy for work and I have never had a bad report. I thought I would take my wife for a special meal for two on Saturday 11th May 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was first class and the food exceptional.
I will not hesitate to return.

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BW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food lovely. Staff very attentive and courteous. All in all a lovely experience

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