Harden's says

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.

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Summary

£68
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

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£57
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
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1
Poor
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It looks beautiful but hasn’t found its feet yet” – this outpost of Richard Caring’s burgeoning national chain occupies the grade I listed Rotunda building, but is one of its least consistent members, with reports of “patchy” service and some “very paltry and unexciting” meals. Experiences have varied within a single meal – “how can they go so quickly from poor to perfection?”

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £16.95 £21.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.70 £23.70 £4.25 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SH
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm

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