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  1. Distance: 1.63mi
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  1. Distance: 1.63mi
  2. Distance: 12.10mi
  3. Distance: 15.98mi
  4. Distance: 21.13mi
  1. Distance: 1.63mi
  2. Distance: 12.10mi
  3. Distance: 15.98mi
  4. Distance: 21.13mi

About The Daffodil

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!

18-20 Suffolk Parade
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2AE
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
British, Modern European, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 17:00 -21:30
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00; 14:30 - 17:00; 17:00 - 22:00

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01242 700055

Website:
http://www.thedaffodil.com/

Entertainment:
Free live Jazz every Monday night together with Martini Monday promotion in our mezzanine bar.
Cheese Club business networking lunch held on the last Tuesday of each month.
FridayFizz our weekly Friday promotion offering all of our Champagnes by the bottle at 1/2 price between Midday and 8.00pm

Public Transport:
Rail: Cheltenham Spa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Daffodil Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (143)
Good for Anniversaries (114)
Good for Birthdays (106)
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Good for a Date (101)
Romance (90)
Fit for Foodies (67)
Handcrafted Cocktails (61)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Worth the Drive (53)
Group Bookings (49)
Live Music (42)
Authentic (40)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Fun (38)
Lunch (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
People Watching (33)
Business Meals (32)
Cosy (29)
Afternoon Tea (28)
Neighbourhood Gem (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Casual (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Seasonal (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Happy Hour (11)
Brunch (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Child Friendly (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Scenic View (5)
Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Brilliant food and excellent service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

We had a wonderful evening , the food was amazing and the ambience was fab’. We were there for my daughter’s 21st . The staff made it very special bringing a firework desert !

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Excellent business lunch last Friday, perfect venue, everyone said how good the food was.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on 6 November 2017

Booked for my boyfriends Birthday and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We were early for our booking so had a few drinks in the bar upstairs before dinner. I booked on a night when they had live music which really added something extra to the night. There was plenty on the menu, although as a vegetarian the choice was a little more limited. Out of the 2 mains, I was actually spoilt for choice as they both looked good, in the end, I settled for Gnocchi with pesto and feta. My meat eating boyfriend didn't know where to begin and settled on the Pork Belly...he promptly licked the plate clean. We both had a very special evening and I would definitely return again in the future to celebrate another special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Fabulous setting, fabulous food, and fabulous service,

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Simply excellent!! Fab atmosphere, great service, lovely food. Would definitely come again.

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Great atmosphere in the old cinema! Our waiter was the best waiter I've ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

We went for dinner here for our anniversary. Food was brilliant and service was great also. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

AMAZING! Loved it. Wonderful food and cocktails. Friendly service. Awesome decor and live band.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Lovely atmpshere. Very friendly and accomodating. Superb service. Delicious food. A really great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Absolutely loved it. Definitely going to become a regular event. Superb food in a great venue.

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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Began with a cocktail in the bar upstairs. Even if you aren’t having any food, it’s worth the cocktails. They were delicious! As were the mixed olives that we had with the cocktails. The service was brilliant as was the food. The overall atmosphere was great.

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·Dined on 27 October 2017

I booked the daffodil because I was proposing to my girlfriend on arrival the front of House staff were very nice and showed us to are table very nice as well we had drinks and ordered are food then I got down on one knee and popped the question she said yes I hadn’t let the staff no but they were fast to realise this and brought us over some free champagne to congratulate us which was a lovely thing to do then are main meal came which was outstanding on to dessert as the waitress Britt it out she also came with a lovely congratulations board and sparklers which made are night so special I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff for a great and memorable evening so this restaurant comes highly recommended by us

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 23 October 2017

We were celebrating my boyfriend`s birthday and I`m so pleased that we had chosen the Daffodil to do so. Elliott and his team made our night really special and we were well looked after. I can only just recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

The restaurant is amazing , a converted cinema in an Art Deco style , the all staff are friendly and attentive , the bar staff, and waitering staff are knowledgeable about their role and offer very good advice. The food is amazing , whilst on paper it doesn't look cheap it's worth the bit extra for the quality

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Very nice atmosphere, converted cinema, very nicely done. Our waitress was very friendly, the food very, good. We were with 7 persons and had a nice round table. Excellent.
Would like to move to Cheltenham to be closer to the Daffodil !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

Lovely meal, enjoyed the live music as it created atmosphere. Booked in advance for the Daffodil and got reminder the day before to confirm the table which was good.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

We had a wonderful night at the Daffodil, great service, excellent food, this restaurant could not be faulted.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Went to the Daffodil for lunch on 06/10. There was some work taking place which caused a disruption and disturbed our celebrations. It was the day before my sisters wedding. A polite word with the manager and the disruption went away and the manager went above and beyond with very generous compensation. We regularly go to the Daffodil for special meals/occasions and the food is always fantastic and the service excellent. This experience just emphasises that the Daffodil is a people venue and prides the experience of their clients over profits. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

In Cheltenham for one night. Saw Daffodil and decided to see what a restaurant in a cinema was like. Loved it - fantastic food and lovely lovely waitress. Wish we lived nearer and could go again when music etc on.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 29 September 2017

As always, the lunch was delicious and the squash and blue cheese salad starter had a unusual and distinctive taste.

Service was excellent and the staff were their usual polite & friendly selfs.

Love the Daffodil, my most favourite place to dine and chill out in Cheltenham, especially on the Jazz nights.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 28 September 2017

As always excellent, service spot on and food superb. You just need to promote the steak deal on the website! Thanks to Tom & Tom!

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 (Worcestershire)·Dined on 26 September 2017

From the moment we arrived - my mum and my two sisters - we felt very welcome. As we were eating early we took advantage of the early bird menu. Good selection, good portions, competitively priced, and very good value for money.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 26 September 2017

First class service, very friendly and helpful staff (every one of them) made my visit a real pleasure. I loved the Art Decco styling and the food was excellent. Definitely recommed a visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 23 September 2017

We had a great meal here to celebrate a special occasion. Staff were helpful and attentive and fun. We had a great time and I would recommend it for larger groups and more intimate dinners. Great bar upstairs too.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great veggie food for a good price with fantastic flavours.... delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

We (group of 8) had the best time here for a friend's birthday, afternoon tea was one of the best I've had. Service was second to none, nothing was too much trouble from taking numerous group photos, attending to a couple of special requests and calling us a taxi.
The food was amazing with a great selection of fresh sandwiches and sweet treats, we moved upstairs for a cocktail afterwards which was also fantastic.
The building and decor is what makes this experience different and special, it is absolutely stunning and perfect for a special occasion.
The one small negative point we had was that lovely as it was to have a live jazz band playing, the level of the music was just a little too loud to make conversation comfortable, it would have been more pleasant as background atmosphere.
Overall a brilliant afternoon with some lovely memories made.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

great evening, lovely Good, private booth which was great for our girly annual meet up. Lovely staff and great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Amazing place! Food was amazing, service was amazing and I just couldn't fault it! Sat up stairs for a cocktail first- the old Art Deco cinema is a super feature. Felt really special for me on my birthday!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 11 September 2017

If I'm ever lucky enough to find myself in Cheltenham again I would go back to The Daffodil in a heartbeat. We unknowingly booked for the Jazz night which was brilliant, and the food was just incredible. I would walk back for the Double Gloucester Souffle! The staff were also attentive without being overbearing - the perfect balance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 11 September 2017

Great dining experience. Food was delicious. Service was excellent and made us feel like VIPs. Great ambience with beautiful Art Deco styling. Didn't know it but Monday is Jazz night. Music was excellent and added nicely to the overall atmosphere. Was very enjoyable and a great night out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Experienced and helpful mixologists in a vibrant bar. Delicious food from a varied menu and attentive, friendly service. This restaurant has a great vibe and excellent staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

The food was excellent and my party confirmed that it was the best dining experience they had had for years. The service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive and any additional request was met with a smile and actions immediately. We will be going back and I would recommend the Daffodil to anyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

my partner think it was like having own Butler. 😜 service is outstanding and food.
lovely place.
one of out top fav place now.
Thank u.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Absolutely loved our afternoon tea at The Daffodil, lovely ambience and service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

We dined at The Daffodil this week to celebrate our friend's 30th.
Our dining experience was second to none. The team were very professional, lead by Elliott, the fantastic maitre d .
The food was delicious and the ambience, stylish, elegant but relaxed.
Well done and Thank You Daffodil gang. We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Really good value and tasty set menu.
Excellent service
Great setting
Two great servers....Olivia. and Connor

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on 31 August 2017

Love eating here. Great food, brilliant service, superb setting.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Excellent visit (again). Staff are attentive and the desserts are out of this world.
Lovely cocktails.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Went for my daughters 18th, superb food excellent service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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