Yes, it's yet another Ivy Brasserie. Occupying Cheltenham's Grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda, the restaurant offers all-day dining with a menu of modern British dishes alongside Ivy classics.
Harden's survey result
“Do ask to sit under the rotunda” – which makes this spin-off from the national chain “a memorable place to eat”. “The food is not memorable, but overall it is fine and predictable, one can rely on getting a decent meal”.
In a converted bank and ballroom, this national chain spin-off inarguably has a “great setting, especially the central rotunda, given a racing theme in a nod to Cheltenham Racecourse”. But one reporter summarises the limits of the concept at large – “I don't know why I don’t love it more – service is really good, tables well-spaced, great drink selection too… but oddly the menu seems a bit, well, boring for the location”.
“The fabulous décor in this converted bank and former ballroom with a grand circular bar” is the prime selling point at this branch of Richard Caring’s national chain. Ratings edged up in the last Diners Poll, but the “lovely building” can’t mask the feeling that “the menu choices are more like a Café Rouge”, while “the food is OK, but doesn’t match the ambience”.
“The fabulous décor in this converted bank and former ballroom with a grand circular bar” is the prime selling point at this branch of Richard Caring’s national chain. Ratings have edged up in the last year, but the “lovely building” can’t mask the feeling that “the menu choices are more like a Café Rouge”, while “the food is OK, but doesn’t match the ambience”.
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The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Food and service are professional, reliable and entirely anonymous. I imagine one could eat the same dish every day and find it unvarying - and expect to be treated politely but distantly by the staff - and sometimes this is an advantage. The rotunda is wonderful though, and can make a visit stand out. The ordinary but pleasant side rooms are quite though."
|Wine per bottle||£27.00|
Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SH
|Monday||8:30 am‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am‑11 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am‑11 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am‑11 pm|
|Saturday||9:30 am‑11 pm|
|Sunday||9:30 am‑11 pm|