Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival: Places to Eat In Montpellier

Montpellier is a district of Cheltenham and where Cheltenham Jazz Festival takes place. Whilst most places we will be listing on our selected list of restaurants are within walking distance, the restaurants closely surrounding Montpellier and ones that are in Montpellier are of course the closest to where the events will take place.

Montpellier and the surrounding roads are full of beautiful architecture and is known for its boutiques, cafés and restaurants many of which are independent. There are also the gardens where Cheltenham Jazz Festival will be taking place.

We haven’t tried every restaurant or café in Montpellier….yet, but we have listed ones that have caught our attention whether that be where we would personally like to dine or where we think people would enjoy!

All the restaurants are close to each other so there are plenty of options if you want to walk around and have a look when you are here however as the festival will be on, it is advisable to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

The Daffodil

Photo courtesy of thedaffodil.com

Located on Suffolk Parade, The Daffodil is described as per their website;

The Daffodil restaurant is a hidden gem, tucked inside a beautiful 1920’s cinema. The building has many unique period features; the sweeping staircase, art deco features, projectors and beautiful entrance reception, the venue has been sympathetically adapted in keeping with the Hollywood glamour and art deco style synonymous with the venue since the 20s.

We have always wanted to eat here but just have not got round to it yet, which is silly. The Daffodil are an independent steak restaurant. It’s not just steak that they offer of course and their menu’s do change per season but you will find other meats and fish on the menu and vegetarian options.

Photo from thedaffodil.com

The Daffodil first caught our attention a couple of years back and were very active in the ‘Eat out to help out scheme’ so much so that they kept the offer going for many months after. The Daffodil still do handsome offers similar to the eat out to help out such as Ten Pound Mondays; £10.00 off per person when you spend £20.00.

On Thursdays they do Steak Night;

Enjoy a rump for £1 per ounce or £2 per for a fillet, and choose from an accompaniment of delicious sides to compliment your meal.

See the Steak Night menu here

See all offers here

See main menu here

Book here

The Mahal

At The Mahal restaurant, the menus are inspired by a love of progressive Indian cuisine, brought to life by continuous research into ever-evolving regional recipes, and combined with a dedication to using only the finest British ingredients. Unique and innovative, our award-winning team create menus that showcase the best of the season.

The Mahal offer an A La Carte Menu, a Lunch Menu and a 7 Course Tasting Menu which also includes a Vegetarian 7 Course Tasting Menu

The menu changes per season and currently still set at the Winter Menu.

Please note the opening times;

OPENING TIMES

MONDAY & TUESDAY: 5.30PM – 10PM

WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY: 12PM – 2.30PM & 5.30PM – 10PM

SUNDAY: CLOSED

Options that caught our eye included;

Tandoori Cooked King Prawns

Shellfish, goan curry bisque, Autumn Squash, Gun Powder

Jack Fruit and Pumpkin Biryani

Young Jack Fruit , pumpkin, crispy brown onion crumb, burani raita.

This restaurant looks amazing and the menu looks delicious and different to any restaurant that we have been to before. We are very much looking forward to trying this out.

The Chelsea Brasserie

The website describes them as;

The Chelsea Brasserie offers modern British cuisine infused with European recipes and techniques.

Locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients are central to the menu’s innovative dishes.

The Brassiere serves Lunch, Dinner, A La Carte Menu, Takeaway and Private Dining.

Lunch offers include; 2 Courses £14.95, 3 Courses £17.95

The lunch menu on offer includes mains such as

Seafood linguini. Tiger Prawns. White Fish. Datterini tomato sauce (df, nf)

Smoked Tofu. Seasonal vegetables. Tomato concasse (gf, v, ve, df, nf)

And much more. The menu can be seen here

The À La Carte offers more variety and we took an interest in the below options;

Starters

Pan seared scallops. champagne beetroot puree, tomato red onion garlic crisps salsa (gf, df, nf) £14.95

Seared beef. Whole grain mustard mayonnaise, Tomato red onion garlic crisps salsa.  Parmesan. Tenderstem broccoli (gf, nf) £9.95

Mains

Slow cooked beef. Truffle mash. Heritage carrots. Pan jus (gf, nf) £19.95

Garlic saffron baked salmon. Coconut risotto. Beetroot Puree (gf, nf) £18.95

Deserts

Warm pecan pie. Vanilla icecream ( v) £6.50

Lemon Panna Cotta Tart. Fruit compote (v, nf) £6.50

Full À La Carte menu here

For Vegetarians and Vegans there is quite a lot of variety including

Baked aubergine. Lightly spiced Carnaroli risotto rice (gf, v, ve, df, nf) £14.95

Full menu here

If going with the kids they have fish and pasta options mostly which can be seen here

Sam’s Montpellier

A restaurant with a wide variety of food, the website states that

not everyone has the same food preferences and often there are a variety of dietary requirements, so Sam developed a ‘menu for all’. There’s a variety of tasty options inspired by the earth (plant based), the land (meat), and the sea (fish). The clear signposting on our menu means if you do have allergies you can make an informed choice.

The menu includes;

Smoked Cashew Croquette, Beetroot Puree, Kale Crisps (2) (VE) £7

Scottish Scallops, Cauliflower Puree, Cauliflower Couscous, Bacon Crumb (GF/DF) £11

Full menu here

They also boast a great variety of cocktails and their signature cocktail is the Elderflower Martini.

L’Artisan

A French restaurant which of course makes sense in a district with a French name, we don’t have enough French restaurants in the UK.

Their menu does include typical (yet not seen so often these days) foods such as snails and rabbit. (Not to my taste but still)

For us, the lunch menu was more attractive as included;

Bacon and Cheese Omelette served with Vinaigrette Salad

(Omelette Bacon-Fromage, Salade Verte)    £ 8.95

Traditional Beef “Bourguignon”, cooked in Burgundy Wine Mash or Fries, Vegetables

(Le Boeuf Bourguignon cuisine au vin de Bourgogne) £ 13.95

Smoked Salmon Omelette served with Vinaigrette Salad

(Omelette au Saumon Fumé, Salade Verte)        £ 9.95

Lunch menu can be seen here

À La Carte menu here

There are so many more options such as chain restaurants including Zizzi, Côte Brassiere and more and many cafes too. A good old fashioned google is highly recommend.

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