The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham

4.6
6131 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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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CoralG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit to The Ivy Cheltenham with various friends where I had the breakfast, the afternoon tea and the evening dinner. The food is excellent, the service is also excellent, professional and friendly and there is a large selection of drink options and an extensive wine list. Overall I would definitely recommend and will certainly be returning.

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JoanneT
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Out server Matt was wonderful. Sommelier was awful. Wine was served in lager type glasses. Asked for another glass and was told they are only for expensive wine not for cheap wine! Never been spoken to like that in some of the best restaurants in the world. Took my in laws to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary - wish I’d taken them somewhere else and spent the £250 at my local Ivy in Cardiff or our other regular in Tower Bridge where both the food and service are better

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KirstiA
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. It was my friends birthday and they very kindly brought out a cake for her which was very thoughtful. I highly recommend

JC
JoCruz
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food, customer service and ambience at The Ivy Cheltenham are exemplary on every visit, and the best place to go for a celebratory meal and experience.

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NorahW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and very welcoming staff. We will book again.

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stevepotter
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall not bad, would probably go there again.
We requested a table at the front - clearly indicated on the booking - as previously advised (by them) that it would be quieter there.
We arrived and were marched through to the Rotunda area (much louder) - now we would understand and accept totally if there just wasn't a table at the front but to not 'apologise' or even mention it is totally unacceptable at a decent restaurant. Gave the young lady who was escorting us a hard time over that. Then they magically found an empty table at the front right past where we had walked.
12.5% service charge unacceptable and not paid mainly due to the way we were received on arrival.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous! Great food as always

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SandraK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had afternoon tea which was lovely. Based on Alice in Wonderland it was quirky. The food was lovely and very filling. We took the cakes home! I enjoyed the experience but thought it a bit expensive compared to other venues.

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MartinC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Good food in a lovely setting. The ambient noise level was very high - a little too high for comfortable conversation. Totally recommend the sourdough bread and the chocolate bombe was spectacular!

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AmandaO
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been here before but will return as soon as possible. Lunched with two friends and three courses plus a bottle of wine came to £40 each. The waitress was so friendly and helped us choose our food. Lovely atmosphere and food was delicious. Would not hesitate to recommend it.

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KenN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, enjoyable meal, spoilt for choice, will be back.

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NLJ50
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was nice to finally dine at an Ivy restaurant and overall it was a good experience. However it is not fine dining which is reflected in the modest prices for the food. The drinks are very expensive which I guess is how they make most of their money but they do overcharge. The service was very good but we did have to request a different table as we were very close to a table behind and on the walkway for the serving staff. We were moved with no fuss. Overall enjoyed it but do not expect great food just a good experience

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LesleyR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent restaurant, lovely food, lush cocktails, superb service

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KathyF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Service very good , excellent location .However the food was not good . Squid was tasteless, cod was a horrible taste and under cooked . The sauce just didn’t go with the cod. Prawns under cooked . Duck curry was an acquired taste and edible, the other dishes weren’t.

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ChrisB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Once again we had a lovely time for a special occasion at the Ivy. It was a shame it was spoiled by the table next to us being occupied by a very loud group of 4 people. They drowned out any chance we had of a normal conversation. We were very pleased that the staff were able to relocate us to enable us to finish our meal in peace.

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EmilyS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Couldn't of asked for a better night. The service, food, atmosphere was exceptional, will definitely be going again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waiter, great food

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Chrissy
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Ivy Cheltenham is beautiful venue. The Staff are kind, attentive, efficient and helpful. Service is excellent as is the food.
Our Guest, who is Coeliac and lactose intolerant was given special attention and excellent advice and help.

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Lindsey
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience in Cheltenham! So Jasmine looked after us from arrival throughout. She was professional and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Claude explained how Jasmine was in training - clearly The Ivy training model is excellent. Claude also made us hugely welcome - a fantastic 5* experience. The best Experience in Cheltenham. Thank you.

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Hugh01
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Having visited number of times, the service was poor. This was due to lack of training the staff to maintain standards.

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PatS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Good service and a relaxed atmosphere. When it got full up the noise level was very high.

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SimonW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous surroundings, very inexpensive. Service and food certainly at the top tier for this price catagory!

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AlanM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I regret to say it was not the best experience. We had to remind them we were there. One guest could not have his first choice for mains another could not have his first choice for desert. We were waiting ages for our food. The place seemed overbooked and it was not a relaxing enjoyable experience as there seemed to be people rushing about all the time

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LouiseP
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We visited you yesterday evening at 8pm and our waitress was fantastic. Very attentive, professional with good knowledge of the menu and drinks menu. The ambience was lovely and the restaurant beautiful! The only criticism was that the chips were a little over cooked. Overall an excellent evening dining at the Ivy.

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NikkiN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful and the staff were really attentive. The food was very good, looking forward to going back soon.

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Charlotteeee
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful service. Food top notch and the cocktails are amazing. Highly recommend.

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SandraG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were originally seated outside of the Rotunda but on seeing my disappointment the hostess was able to move us there. The food was delicious and the place was buzzing even at 6pm. Loved it. A great birthday treat!

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We felt like our table was added last minute we were quite squashed we asked to be moved but this was not possible we also had to wait a while for our first drinks

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Christina
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Ordered a cream tea and was made to feel a little worthless upon doing so - tea was brought much later than the scones (and had been forgotten about), side plates were missed out completely, water was forgotten, tea was very stewed when it arrived (with tea bag still in), no one checked that everything was okay, and the waitress who took the bill did not say anything to us. This was very different to the experience of those dining around us (who received an apology for late food and received table checks)

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SarD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Ivy is a very beautifully designed restaurant & bar. Loved the decor and ambience of the place. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
We ordered the ‘Wonderland’ afternoon tea, which I wouldn’t really describe as Alice in Wonderland themed at all, which was a bit disappointing. However the food was lovely and would definitely recommend & return.

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Rich
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not clear about voucher, bill came without voucher (afternoon tea for 2) taken off, even though at time of online booking I entered the voucher code.
Quite poor.
Overall food and service was good though.
Shame voucher thing wasn't sorted, I even had to email the voucher, while paying, what is the point entering the voucher code when booking if nothing is done.
Might as tell us the booking is just reserving the table at that time/place.

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VinceN
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue to celebrate any occasion, very nice server.

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GrahamC
London
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Family birthday. Always a good bet to come to an Ivy. This one doesn’t disappoint. Been a few times, delicious. Great service. Recommended.

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LouiseJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spot on. It was my step daughter’s 21st birthday and every member of staff made a fuss of her….. the choux pastry with the candle in was a lovely touch!

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Boro1977
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautiful surroundings, lots of menu choice, professional staff. Our particular waitress just needed to smile more, a bit surly faced as though she didn’t really want to be there.

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KateS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to The Ivy in Cheltenham and not disappointed.

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davids
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not happy to be informed that you didn't do breakfast,poor website.

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RossW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was brilliant and the staff were very helpful and attentive.

BE
BruceE
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The main rotunda is a great space to eat in - food was good as always and the cocktails were good too. Always worth a visit

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Number8
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Eating here under the dome is a great experience. The food is delicious and the staff very friendly but professional. Our anniversary bonus dessert was a lovely suprise!

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The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham is rated 4.6 stars by 6131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.