Join a family of polar bears for a frosty festive feast at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Enjoy a delightful festive feast at The Ivy in Cheltenham alongside its charming family of polar bears, all adorned in Christmas attire and eagerly awaiting guests, from November 2023.

By Emma Luther  |  Published

Festive dining is in full swing at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham.

This year there's a tempting array of festive menus, including the festive breakfast set menu, daytime and evening festive set menu as well as a delightful polar bear afternoon tea.

And it wouldn't be Christmas without a tasty tipple, so The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie has teamed up with Nyetimber, Monkey 47 Gin, and Everleaf for some sensational seasonal cocktails.

Running until Wednesday 3 January 2024, from 8.30am until 11am, guests can kick off a day of Christmas shopping with the £16.95 festive breakfast set menu, featuring a selection of smoothies and breakfast classics, such as pigs in blankets and indulgent eggs royale with The Ivy 1917 cured smoked salmon.

To continue the celebrations throughout the day and into the night, the daytime and evening festive set menus feature a blend of traditional and modern dishes. Highlights include goose and turkey shepherd’s pie and Christmas creme brulee topped with winter berry compote and shortbread.

Enjoy the daytime set menu from 11.30am until 6.30pm with two courses for £50 or three courses for £55. The evening set menu is served daily from 6.30pm until close with three courses for £55. 

For afternoon tea aficionados, the polar bear-themed afternoon tea is not to be missed. This beautifully presented three-tier afternoon tea features freshly baked fruit scones, finger sandwiches and sweet delights with a festive twist, served between 3pm to 5pm, from £29.95 per person.

To end the meal in style, guests can enjoy a polar bear Christmas dessert, featuring a winter spice snowball incorporating clementine, orange sorbet with a white chocolate polar bear and festive spiced sauce poured to melt.

For something seasonal to sip, the enchanting new cocktail menu, crafted in collaboration with Nyetimber, Monkey 47 Gin and Everleaf, is designed to bring guests a feast of holiday cheer.

There's Nyetimber's classic cuvee multi-vintage, gin-gle bells fizz, as well as alcohol-free festive citrus sparkler with a vibrant blend of flavours mixed to transport guests to a winter wonderland.

And, for anyone struggling with Christmas gift inspiration, there's a limited edition £100 Champagne celebration voucher, which might make life easier and tastier.

Your recipient can spend it on anything from afternoon tea, a weekend brunch with friends or an intimate dinner for two, with a complimentary bottle of The Ivy Champagne when they redeem the voucher from Tuesday 2 January 2024 until Sunday 31 March 2024.

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