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  1. Distance: 1.63mi
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  1. Distance: 1.63mi
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  3. Distance: 15.98mi
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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (162)
Good for Anniversaries (135)
Good for Birthdays (122)
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Good for a Date (115)
Romance (103)
Fit for Foodies (70)
Handcrafted Cocktails (68)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Worth the Drive (57)
Group Bookings (54)
Live Music (48)
Authentic (44)
Pre/post Theatre (43)
Lunch (42)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Neighbourhood Gem (39)
Notable Wine List (37)
Fun (36)
Business Meals (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Casual (33)
People Watching (33)
Cosy (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Afternoon Tea (26)
Seasonal (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Brunch (11)
Healthy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Scenic View (9)
Child Friendly (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vegan (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Outstanding Value (1)
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vip
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined 3 days ago

The service at The Daffodil was truly impressive. Informal and friendly but exceptionally focused on the customer experience. Very impressed. Great venue - converted old art deco cinema. The food was great too. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding! Best place in Cheltenham

Service amazing
Staff fabulous

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·Dined 7 days ago

Spent a very enjoyable evening here for my husbands birthday. Stunning restaurant, so nice to see the character of the movie theatre has been kept. Food was lovely, highly recommend the salmon ceviche! Service was also good, my only disappointment was that in spite of letting the restaurant know previously it was for my husbands birthday celebration,we had to ask for the birthday surprise. I had also emailed the restaurant beforehand about trying to alter time of booking and no one got back to me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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service3
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·Dined 7 days ago

My favourite restaurant, always great service and food, will be back soon

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 12 January 2018

We all enjoyed the food and drink and were well looked after by Mitch. Its a lovely place to eat and next time I go i will pick a jazz night

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 11 January 2018

Absolutely stunning venue, service and food exceptional. Would definitely recommend and revisit

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Fabulous food, great service from Alice,great atmosphere

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Beautiful decor with superb staff and great food/drink . Highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Beautiful venue with impeccable service. Great quality food at a good price. Always a lovely dining experience and the live jazz music adds a special touch to the occasion. One of my favourite restaurants ever!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

I love this place. It always feels special to eat here.

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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Absolutely lovely restaurant. Early ticket menu offers great value for money

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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value4

 
·Dined on 30 December 2017

Great service all round - excellent food and drinks- was quite expensive hence the 4* for value but you get what you pay for! ( recently went to Malmaison in cheltenham- similar price but awful service and average food there!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

From start to finish a very nice experience. We were away for a New Years break. The Daffolil is an Amazing venue in an old cinema. Great it is still alive and makes a terrific restaurant.
The staff from checking in your coats, to service in the restaurant was exceptional. They even took the time to phone, when we left the card key to our hotel on the table, and phoned our hotel to get them to,prepare another one for us. Now that's what I call service.
We shared a chateaubriand steak which was beautifully cooked and delicious. We would defiantly go again if we were in the area. The only tiny negative was the expresso coffee was quite bitter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Exellent table, freindly staff and excellent food. The waiter was slightly delayed taking our order,but gave us a complimentary glass of wine, which a pleasant surprise.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on 23 December 2017

The Art Deco decor is beautiful and the food and service excellent. This is our go to restaurant for special occasions and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Loved the daffodil would definitely recommend ! Art Deco quirky and great service !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

We came here for my partners birthday just before Christmas and the venue was dressed beautiful - very Christmassy but full of class. Elliot served us and was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgable about his restaurant and menus. We chose the chateu briand and what a choice! It was cooked beautifully and great portion size. Overall a lovely experience and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

Love the Daffodil! One of my favourites in Cheltenham

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 20 December 2017

I’ve been three times in ten days, that tells you what I think.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 20 December 2017

A unique restaurant immediately welcomed
on arrival and shown to the table ambience first class and we can say that the service could not be bettered the presentation of the food and the quality was again most impressive the wine waiter was most friendly and informative

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

Discovered the Daffodil by chance when visiting Cheltenham . So pleased we did , it was an amazing place !!
Stunning interior , fabulous live music and wonderful food .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

The cinema origins of the building have been embraced with great effect. The cocktail bar (upper circle) is a fun space overlooking the dining area. We both enjoyed 3 different courses all of which were well presented and cooked to perfection. This was all brought together by exceptional service, all the staff working well to create a wonderful dining experience. We had travelled up from Devon for the weekend and the daffodil made it a very special memory for us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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food4
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service4
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 16 December 2017

We visited the Daffodil twice last week, most enjoyable on both occasions, I’m going again this Wednesday so I think that tells you all you need to know.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

We had a wonderful time at The Daffodil for festive afternoon tea. The staff were amazing, so friendly and helpful, they made us feel really special. The food was brilliant and presented beautifully. The pianist playing Chrisymas songs really added to the experience. We went for a friend's special birthday and will definitely be booking again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Been here many times , always a great experience! Highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

We went here to celebrate my 50th birthday and wasn't disappointed it was so beautiful and would recommend this to anyone .

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 9 December 2017

Brilliant place to eat. Very atmospheric being in an old 1920s cinema with most of the architectural details remaining. Service and food was excellent. I would like to go back for Afternoon Tea next time I am in Cheltenham.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on 8 December 2017

We visited the Daffodil in December just after we got engaged and had an amazing evening, the welcome from staff was warm and full of congratulations, we had a nice table where a complementary bottle of champagne was waiting! The food was incredible, would recommend the cheese soufflé and the chateau briand. The waiters kept coming over all evening to top up drinks and congratulate us. Perfect evening, will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

Amazing. Great staff, great setting and fantastic food. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

Couldn't fault it, ambience was perfect, service was first class and food was absolutely devine

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Romantic
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value4

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

Beautifully converted ex cinema, excellent food and service. All perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

We went to the Daffodil for a 50th birthday meal, with friends. We enjoyed the live Jazz and afternoon tea on the Saturday afternoon and had booked to come back for dinner. The place is fab! Food excellent and were well looked after by the staff. Elliot was brilliant and so were the other waiter and waitresses. We would definitely recommend this place. Decorations for Xmas were lovely too.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Everything was perfect we had the chateaubriand and it was delicious the waiter was attentive and personable we were made to feel welcome and comfortable and nothing was too much trouble

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service3
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

A great atmosphere, excellent setting - with vibrancy for a special meal.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Another special meal at the Daffodil. It was my Grandparents Diamond anniversary and my graduation and we had a fabulous evening. The food, service and ambiance was fantastic. Very relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend the Daffodil for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Lovely food and lovely service as always.

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·Dined on 22 November 2017

A really nice place to take clients to. We arrived much later than planned but the food was fantastic and the ambience great. It is a very attractive place to dine.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 21 November 2017

Fabulous setting - The Daffodil was an art deco cinema in a former life. Marvellous food and attentive service. And great late 60s/early 70s soul music playing in the background. It all added up to a superb night out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Steffi and Lisa professionalism personified great service with them both going an extra mile

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on 13 November 2017

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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