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Côte Cheltenham

Montpellier · French · ££££
1,110 Reviews

About Côte Cheltenham

“Service was welcoming and professional … interesting, well-made, fair-priced French dishes that any modern bistro in France would be proud of”
– Guy Diamond, Time OutBringing all the charm of the French brasserie to the UK, Côte Brasserie is a group of all-day dining restaurants. Aptly located on Montpellier Terrace, across from Montpellier Gardens, Côte Brasserie’s Cheltenham restaurant is the place to go enjoy classic French cuisine in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting. Whether it's for breakfast, a leisurely lunch after wandering around the nearby shopping boutiques, or for a special evening meal, the menu at Côte Brasserie in Montpellier has plenty of options to suit all occasions. To guarantee a table at Côte Brasserie, making a reservation ahead of time is advised.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Côte Cheltenham
1 Montpellier Terrace, Montpellier
Cheltenham GL50 1US

Menu Highlights



Prawn Gratinée

King prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons

French Onion Soup

Rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Warm Roquefort Salad

Endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing


Beef Bourguignon

Traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms

Breton Fish Stew

Traditional Breton fish stew of seabass, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli

Steak Frites

Chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter (served pink)


Tarte Fine aux Pommes

Crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream

Chocolate Fondant

Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream

Crème Brûlée

Traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream
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Main Menu

Gluten Free Menu


A La Carte Menu


Mother's Day Menu


March Set Menu and Specials


More about Côte Cheltenham, Cheltenham

Breakfast is a big deal at Cheltenham’s Côte Brasserie, with everything on the menu from freshly-baked croissants to smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and croque monsieur/madame. Later on in the day, just some of the options that might tickle your fancy include light mains like the spinach and mushroom crepes, larger dishes like the fish parmentier and cassoulet de Toulouse (traditional Tarbais bean stew with confit duck wing, smoked Toulouse sausage and bacon lardons, topped with melted garlic butter and sourdough croutons), as well as mouthwatering steaks and chargrilled Breton chicken – Brittany being a French region renowned for its poultry.

Of course, as you would expect from a French restaurant, the selection of desserts is nothing short of dreamy, so be sure to leave room for the tarte au citron (traditional lemon tart with Normandy crème fraîche and raspberries), or the chocolate and praline crepe with caramelised bananas and crème chantilly. Located on Montpellier Terrace, just across from Montpellier Gardens and close to the charming boutiques that Cheltenham’s Montpellier area is known for, Côte Brasserie is a popular choice, thus booking a table in advance is recommended.

1,110 Côte Cheltenham Reviews

1,110 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Matt L.2 days ago · 1 review

Great service and food quality exceptional, thoroughly enjoyed our experience whilst visiting Cheltenham, we will definitely return and sample both the lunch and evening menus

Colin P.2 days ago · 3 reviews

Delicious lunch with my wife, served by friendly, helpful and very professional waiting staff. We had complimentary Kir Royale each before the meal (March's special offer) which was most thoughtful. My wife has allergies and the chef catered specially for her, while I had the 2-course special. Altogether we had a most enjoyable meal at a very reasonable price.

Vikki W.2 days ago · 1 review

We had a reservation on Gold Cup night & were seated at a lovely quiet table. Our waitress was lovely, friendly and helpful. Our food was fabulous.

Bryan J.3 days ago · 1 review

The food, wine and service were excellent. We have eaten at various “Cote” but the one Cheltenham is particularly good. It also very convenient being less than 40M away.

Jean T.a year ago · 2 reviews

The evening didn't start too well but improved as time wore on. We had a reservation at 8:00 pm but had to wait as our table hadn't been set up after the last visitors had left. We were also told that various menu choices were no longer available. Not really a problem but what did become a problem was that we noticed there was no cutlery laid on the table. OK, so they'll bring it with the meal, we thought. We ordered our drinks, starters and main meals and in due course the starters turned up - some hot, some cold. Problem was, we still had no cutlery! We asked about it and it appeared there wasn't any. We had to wait with the hot starters cooling off while the staff washed up knives and forks which took well over ten minutes. We have been to Cote many times and this was a first for them and certainly a first for any restaurant we'd ever been to before. However, in mitigation, it was a Bank Holiday Monday as well as the last day of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and our booking was slightly later than usual. We guessed the restaurant had been exceptionally busy that evening. I must also add though, that the food was very good and we did all enjoy our evening and will certainly be returning. The service was also good with the staff coping well after what must have been a very tiring day.

Louise L.a year ago · 1 review

We booked for dinner at Cote Brasserie Cheltenham as we were going to the theatre, so were reserved for 6pm. We were greeted at the door and taken straight to our table. We ordered off the early-bird specials menu, which is available before 7pm on weekdays. This represented such excellent value for money as the food was excellent. Between the three of us we had the mushroom brioche and tuna rilletes to start, which were delicious. For mains we had the grilled chicken, smoked Hake and chickpeas and the Haddock Parmentiere, plus a bottle of the house wine. The food was absolutely divine and the service was excellent. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Plus there is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. It was busy, but not too loud and just generally buzzing. It was exceptional food and exceptional value and I would not hesitate to return again.

Syd L.6 months ago · 1 review

Very easy to book online to reserve a table. Immediate friendly welcome when we arrived and were shown to our seats. Not rushed to make a decision about what we wanted to order. Excellent service from our Roumanian waitress with whom we had a very interesting conversation. Hope she is able stay in spite of Brexit!!! We had a gap that was just right between main course and dessert. Coffee was good. Also, good to hear that tips are shared between ALL the staff. We look forward to our next visit. When we arrived there was little noise as there were few customers. By the time we left the room had filled and it was very noisy.

Brian L.10 months ago · 1 review

This restaurant is obviously very successful and reservations are a must. The choices on the menu are numerous and varied. There should be something for everyone. At this time of the year, the fresh asparagus is an excellent choice both as a starter or main course. We visited this time with friends and we all enjoyed the food. The service was also good, although a tad slow. Our only gripe with this restaurant is the constant noise level which arises from three points: a) the height of the ceiling, b) the wooden flooring and, worst of all, c) the fact that we Brits now regard it as 'normal' to talk in loud voices and laugh raucously. A great pity. The bill, with wine, three courses each worked out at £30+ per person. We will be back.

barrington t.10 months ago · 4 reviews

As usual the restaurant was very busy --service was very good -although you seem to have a lot of new faces. Last night we had a problem with your asparagus-very unusual to find it had been split down the middle and it was very fibrous -difficult to chew and even to cut. The waiter replaced my wife's asparagus but it was still not fresh and was below your normal standard. The cost was taken off the bill even though we had not asked for it to be cancelled. Someone needs to look into this -is it the supplier or the cooking? The sea bass was excellent . Regards Barry Taylor

Chris O.7 months ago · 3 reviews

As usual the service and food was excellent. Personally I strongly recommend the veal escalope as it is always excellent. Usually I do not like vegetables etc being shown separately on the menu and priced separately but as a regular visitor to Cote Brasserie it works well but customers new to Cote may get a shock when their meal arrives. Also today all our party of 6 had creme caramel and all said how delicious it was and I would go so far as to say best ever I have tasted. All in all 6 clean plates which always is a good indicator of the food quality.

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