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The Daffodil

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18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham GL50 2AE, England
+44 1242 700055
18:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Worcester UK
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lunched here on a Saturday with friends. Staff were pleasant and efficient. The online info gives a set menu option, but this wasn't available, only the a la carte options which we felt were very overpriced for lunch ; £7 for a small portion of smoked salmon starter and a whopping £17.95 for the festive turkey main course. That said... More 

Thank Spaaddicts
Portsmouth, UK
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to surprise my wife and this place was certainly a surprise. It was well recommended and I have to thank those who provided me with the tip. The Daffodil is a refurbished art deco cinema and very stylishly laid out. We arrived at the appointed hour and popped up the circle bar for cocktails which were served by... More 

Thank Lozzmeister
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my wife to the Daffodil for dinner. The first thing that hits you is the beautiful Art Deco architecture of this old theatre. Wonderfully adapted to a magnificent restaurant. The Staff are attentive and polite without being overbearing and intrusive. We shared a starter between us which, with the complimentary bread, was more than enough. We both had... More 

Thank Simon R
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here and was tempted by the drink offer and live jazz and it made a lovely memorable Monday night out. Delicious martini choices for all tastes and live jazz on stage looking down from the bar area over the restaurant was great entertainment. It's expensive but a great treat!

Thank Gemma L
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here on the 4th of December, we had a late booking due to how busy they were, the service was first class quick without feeling rushed. The wine and food were both excellent, we loved the atmosphere that this old cinema created!! Would love to return again if we were in the area.

Thank Damian P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New to the area and wanted something special for our wedding anniversary, looked online and saw this 1920’s renovated Cinema and it looked fab, so booked for a meal. Our coats were taken when we checked in and then shown to our table (booth), it was so plush and the atmosphere was electric. The waitress was Hannah and I do... More 

Thank GrahamGallagher
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Daffodil was quaint and the service great. However, myself and my boyfriend were slightly disappointed with the food, both the quality and portion size for the money. We felt that we were paying for the atmosphere as opposed to the quality of the food.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Daffodil is a great trip down memory lane for those of us who remember when cinemas were one off entities in attractively designed purpose built buildings. And how well this old cinema has been transformed into a superb restaurant keeping many of the period features to create a great ambience for the excellent food that is served. Don't... More 

Thank FlyingScotsman92
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We want here on a Monday, not even realising it was jazz night. Great atmosphere, great music, great cocktails, great food and great service! Thank you!

Thank Emma2389
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Daffodil on Saturday night - stunning venue and delicious food. Loved the ambience and felt very comfortable. A 3 course meal for 2 with cocktail each and a bottle of wine came to £100 Including service charge - great value. The vegetarian selection was fab and there were at least 4dishes on the main menu to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$64
European, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham GL50 2AE, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Cheltenham Spa
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 700055
As Cheltenham’s most dramatic restaurant, The Daffodil with its Art Deco influence offers an extensive Brasserie style A La Carte menu which is seasonally changed, with an excellent choice of wines. Independently owned The Daffodil with it’s award winning conversion from a 1920’s cinema into a restaurant never ceases to wow all who visit. So whether you are planning a romantic night, a corporate event, a party or a memorable wedding, The Daffodil offers an experience not to be missed!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?