Local restaurants & bars
Montpellier is the bustling metropolitan area of Cheltenham and well known for its restaurants and bars.
From the buzzing wine bar to established pubs, Montpellier is as popular with the locals as it is with visitors. From Spring through to Autumn people enjoy sitting outside at bistro tables enjoying glasses of wine or a light lunch.
There is contemporary cuisine, a French restaurant, a couple of Indian restaurants, a Thai restaurant, Italian food, Raymond Blanc’s bistro and many others.
If you want to spend an evening going to bars and clubs then a 2 minute walk will have you hitting the centre of town where there are numerous small clubs which offer all night partying with lots of taxis around to get you back to The Bradley at the end of your evening.
During festival season the major events are centered around the Promenade and Montpellier, so your stroll back to The Bradley will be easy.
Restaurants we recommend….
within a 2 minute walk:
- The Ivy Cheltenham Brasserie offer sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to local residents and visitors alike.There is also a dedicated weekend brunch menu with some delicious alternatives to the mid-week à la carte and an exclusive drinks menu specially created by the bartender, including some classic favourites with a twist and new creations.
- Montpellier Cafe Offers simple cafe food from breakfast to an all day menu and sandwiches including take aways. Our drinks menus are made up of high quality loose leafs teas and single estate coffees, a small wine list and a few craft beers.
- Flynn’s Brasserie is a long established busy and bustling restaurant situated in the heart of Montpellier, Cheltenham. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and informal, making it the ideal destination for leisurely lunches, intimate dinners and special celebrations. It is a very social place brimming with business people, shoppers, couples and friends meeting for a meal or a glass of wine.
- Brasserie Blanc -I had to have a Brasserie here, not only is it in the Montpellier area (my Managing Director comes from Montpellier in the south of France), but the town motto is Salubritas et Eruditio (“Health and Education”), a sentiment close to my heart. The Brasserie is in the old Ballroom of the Queen’s Hotel. A grand room now boasting an open kitchen at one end, making it reminiscent of the Grande Brasseries of Paris. At night flickering candles give some idea of the previous grandeur, listen closely and you may even hear the faint strains of a waltz. There is also room for a large bar with a long zinc bar top imported from France and comfortable seating to lounge in whilst watching the world go by. There is even room for some seats on a patio outside.
- Cote Brasserie Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients.
- The Giggling Squid Simple, rustic, fresh Thai food. With a menu that people can eat like they do at home. In Thailand, mealtimes are all about lots of dishes that everyone shares.
Within a 5 minute walk:
- Lumiere – If you are looking for something extra special, then we would highly recommend Lumiere. This is a multi award winning restaurant where only fresh local produce is used, combined with faultless service, making this an experience to remember. Each dish is meticulously prepared and presented. However booking here in advance is essential, even during the week, as each table is booked once for the whole of the evening, so you can relax and enjoy your dining experience. To make a reservation, call 01242 222200
- Thai Emerald – Delicious and beautifully presented food. The beautiful surroundings feature traditional Thai water features, magnificent hand-carved teak furniture and picture carvings, original Thai decor, an abundance of tropical plants and of course, the most superb Authentic Thai Cuisine with discreet and respectful service.
- L’artisan –As its name suggests, L’Artisan is not part of a chain but is a traditional, genuine and unique restaurant where food is lovingly prepared on site, using the best local and French ingredients. This is in the top three of our recommended places to eat in Cheltenham
- Prithvi – In the short time this Indian Restaurant has been open it has taken the town by storm and is currently No.1 on Tripadvisor. This is fine dining Indian style. Everyone of our customers that has been there so far has raved about this restaurant.
Within a 10 minute walk:
- The Daffodil- An award winning conversion from 1920′s Art Deco picture house in 1998 produced a unique and dramatic setting for a stylish restaurant, retaining many original features as well as its original name. With sweeping staircases and views to wow, The Daffodil now lends itself equally well to the intimacy of a special occasion, the hair loosening abandonment of a party, as well as wedding ceremonies and receptions.
- Le Champignon Sauvage David Everitt-Matthias and his wife Helen have been running the restaurant since 1987. In that time they have been quietly amassing a range of accolades including:-2 stars – Michelin Red Guide. 2 stars – Harden’s Guide. Need we say more…. 4 AA rosettes.
- The Suffolk Kitchen – Winner of the Best Restaurant in Gloucestershire in this year’s Taste Awards!
Inspired by the best of British, The Suffolk Kitchen serves seasonal food sourced from across the British Isles.
Pubs we recommend…..
- The Jolly Brewmaster – This award winning pub is an easy stroll from The Bradley. The atmosphere is that of a real local pub with a great selection of local and guest ales and ciders. During the summer months, sitting in the large rear courtyard is a must.
- The Retreat This is a vibrant and buzzy bar, set in the Suffolks area of the town. Its style is chic and offers a great out door space in the summer. The Retreat also offers food.
- The Montpellier Wine Bar . This wine bar has been a prominent part of the cosmopolitan area of Montpellier since it popped its first cork in 1977. It is noted for its vivacious atmosphere, alfresco dining and “be seen” socialising
- The Beehive -Whilst being a very traditional pub and restaurant we have received recognition in many local and national guides and have featured in the Michelin “Eating out in Pubs” guide and the Time Out magazine’s “Eating out of London” guide. Being described as informal, vibrant and eclectic, and a great meeting place with a good atmosphere.
There is an abundance of good restaurants, bistros and bars in the area. Just ask us for more information and latest happenings.