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The Daffodil

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18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham GL50 2AE, England
+44 1242 700055
12:00 - 00:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Daffodil is a great location inside an old cinema and the ambience was spot on, service was A1 and quality of food was spot on. Menu choice wasn't great but I am fussy and only eat Fillet steak but Ribeye was the only choice.........so a bit to fatty for my likening. Overall a great venue

Thank Gareth D
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended a number of Cheltenham restaurants during Race week and this was by far the best.Only booking time was 9.30pm and had 10 min wait at the bar.Once at our table staff were attentive and service first class.Impossible to fault food and the experience in the brilliantly renovated movie theatre is not to be missed.The Daffodil should be top of... More 

Thank Terry P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My adult children and their partners took me for a meal to celebrate my 60th Birthday. Elliot, the Supervisor was really welcoming and explained various items on the menu. There were 60th Birthday balloons at the table which was a bit of a shock! We had a lovely table in what is a unique building that was originally a theatre.... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having dined at the Daffodil a few times over the years, I must say that I've normally had a great experience... until now. For a 'fine dining' experience at these prices I would expect: 1. Superb food quality - it was certainly good but far from great. 2. Outstanding waiter service - Sorry, but just being attentive is not enough... More 

Thank Rich617
Keith S, General Manager at The Daffodil, responded to this review

Good evening Rich617 Thank you for your review. We welcome all feedback as it allows us to take the necessary steps so that such a situation does not occur in the future. As a business we pride ourselves in offering the best possible service to our customers at all times. I would therefore like to sincerely apologise, that my team... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice; though the menu is very 80s with very little in the way of surprises. The bar staff though are very rude and unattentive so go for a drink elsewhere before your meal. The Retreat is always excellent and is only yards away

1 Thank Charles_Glos
Keith S, General Manager at The Daffodil, responded to this review

Good afternoon Charles_glos Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your last visit to the Daffodil. I would like to investigate the issues raised further. When its convenient please could you email me on manager@thedaffodil.com with some more information regarding the date and time of your meal hat would be great. Kind regards Keith More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning building inside and out. Enjoyed cocktails on the balcony before descending into the restaurant. Beautiful Art Deco interior, friendly efficient service. Great food. Would recommend for a classy meal out

Thank gilloandneilr
Keith S, General Manager at The Daffodil, responded to this review

Thank you, Gill & Neil for such a lovely review. Ill be sure to pas on your kind words to our team & we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Keith More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful family here to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and the manager Elliot provided excellent service and was great fun! Really enjoyed this evening - next time will be visiting when there is a jazz night on to hear some live music.

Thank Shona P
Keith S, General Manager at The Daffodil, responded to this review

Thank you Shona for such a lovely review. We are collaborating with the Cheltenham Jazz festivals this year so there will be some additional dates in April to look out for. Until then we hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Keith More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for my 20th birthday on Friday evening. The waiters were lovely and topped up our glasses for us regularly. Food was great, definitely try the steak it was one of the best I've ever had. I also have to say that the Procecco was fab! They brought out a sparkler for my birthday which was a nice... More 

Thank Rochelle P
Keith S, General Manager at The Daffodil, responded to this review

Good evening Rochelle, Thank you for your wonderful review. I was so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful birthday with us. Kind regards Keith More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Th Daffodil has changed hands again recently and it's now as good as it's ever been. 17 of us for a family celebration and every meal was superb. There's plenty of choice on the menu and knowing the quality of food is so good you can relax in an environment that's as comfortable as it is interesting. Amazing

Thank Spencersdaddy
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a Friday evening here. The building used to be a cinema, now converted to cocktail bar in the circle, restaurant in the stalls. The place was crowded - the bar hosting a raucous hen party. Noise level was very high, but caused by people having a good night out. Menu had good variety - we had beef carpaccio,... More 

Thank JLHartSt

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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$12 - US$81
European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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?