Very nice restaurant - good atmosphere & stylish design. The upstairs bar is a nice place to start (or finish) with a wide range of drinks & cocktails - you can look down on to the restaurant below.
The menu is good with enough choice to suit most tastes, though not so many to cause indecision. All the food was delicious and well presented and the service was excellent.
All complimented by a very good wine list.
Very good evening all round.
We booked the Daffodil for an extended family meal. The restaurant was eerily quiet, being the only table lunching at 1.30! On the plus side, the staff were very attentive and quick to produce menus and take drinks orders.
Food. The food was distinctly average, especially considering the price. The worst dish being the heritage tomato salad - £16 for a starter-sized main comprising over-ripe tomatoes smothered in oil, with the odd pickled walnut. Having requested parmesan to accompany the dish, we were presented with what can only be described as strong-tasting rubber (I think it was parmesan which had got hot and been left to dry out in the open air...). The best dishes included a cheese soufflé and fruit
Overall. I feel for over £200 the five of us could have had a better dining experience and more consistent food for half the price. Sorry, Daffodil - you're staff were great but there are so many good eateries in Cheltenham you just don't cut the mustard!
Another excellent meal with excellent service. Can Rose wine be included in the Sunday offering without having to be signed off by management on request. We would be happy to pay a small premium if necessary. We are not heavy drinkers and one of us can only ever have 1 glass of wine anyway as we are driving.
The food was delicious and the ambience as lovely as always. We were disappointed with the bottomless drink offer, however. It was clearly not bottomless as we were unable to have refills until every member of the party was finished or close to finished their drink. We all drink at different paces, so it was awkward sitting there waiting for the other members to finish. This created a bit of pressure for them to drink quicker so that members of the party weren't sitting there without a beverage. Although it was explained to us that this was due to the new Sunday liquor licence, I think it was a misrepresentation stating that it was bottomless as this is not the experience I have had at other Cheltenham restaurants.
First impressions of The Daffodil were excellent. The entrance is impressive, and the front of house staff were enthusiastic, friendly and efficient.
Unfortunately, the staff member who looked after us in the restaurant was less helpful - one of the starters didn't turn up and there was no apology or explanation, and we were often left with an empty glass. It wasn't the case that the restaurant was overly busy, which we would be happy to make allowances for. In any case, the service wasn't unfriendly, just inattentive.
However, I must say that the food was excellent - generous portions and really delicious - and really great value, so despite our disappointment with the service on this occasion I would visit again in future.
Nice meal in an unusual setting. Food was excellent.
Thank you to everyone at the Daffodil for making my friends birthday afternoon tea a special and memorable event. Cake selection was super and I discovered that I like Turkish Delight !
Have been coming here for around 10 years. Very nice food and service - chocolate brownie amazing - only the overpriced liquor coffees spoilt the experience.
Went on a Monday evening for my birthday which worked really well given there was live jazz on. Ambiance was perfect for a semi smart special occasion and the food was delicious. Some items on the menu quite pricy but also good choice of dishes for around the £18 - £20 mark and the free entertainment meant it was very good value overall. The building itself is stunning and worth a visit just to see and appreciate it. I imagine Saturday lunchtimes would be cool when there is also live jazz on.
The atmosphere on Monday Jazz Night was fabulous. I can highly recommend the quality of the cocktails and the menu is perfect for a Monday night supper.
Visited for Sunday lunch, excellent choice of menu and delicious.
Went to the Daffodil for a family meal and, from the moment we arrived we were well looked after. They take your coat at reception and walk you to your table. the building is an old, imposing Art Deco cinema and is quite beautiful. it was absolutely packed, not a free table, so please book or you may be disappointed! the food, drink and ambience were all exceptional and, for fine dining, not particularly expensive. Great time had by all.
Very good food and service definitely will go again
Lovely meal, the 3 course set menu with a glass of fizz was great value for money. Nice, friendly staff. The jazz band was a great 'bonus'. Lovingly restored and full of original features. Can't wait to go again.
Me and my partner travelled from Derby to come here and it was worth the drive, the double cheese soufflé to start was super cheesy and moorish, I moved on to a belly pork dish, all the components complimented each other perfectly and the pork pulled apart with little effort, amazing flavours throughout and the ‘pork scratching shard’ on top was a great touch.
Half price champagne was a unexpected suprise on a Friday but we would have happily paid full, excellent selection and quality. A great place to celebrate my girlfriends birthday - the whole place and staff were spot on
We ordered food from the set lunch menu which was great value and very tasty. However, service throughout was poor and we seemed to be forgotten about in the corner. There was a large table in and it took a long time to order drinks, food and the desserts. When ordering an extra drink this then came well after we had finished. Luckily, as we were meeting to catch up, we weren’t too bothered but the service didn’t really match my expectations.
Our fourth or fifth visit, travelling 50 miles but worth the visit yet again.
Been here twice and it and the food is amazing.Also the service on both occasions has been brilliant.Love this place and will come back again
we started off with cocktails from an excellent cocktail menu, expertly made. then moved on to sunday lunch , which was very tasty indeed and accompanied by excellent wines.
Easter Sunday lunch, bottomless wine with our roast dinner. Food was excellent, couldn’t fault any of it. Feel their could be more discretion with the wine and personally judgements made by the waiters. Amazing place though and thoroughly recommend the deal and dining there anyway.
Had a great night with great food, friendly service and good wine list too. There is a cocktail bar upstairs too , so you can have a drink before your meal.
Not usual service standards we’ve previously experienced. Bar staff left us unattended in cocktail area, had to chase up our table booking when it was 15 minutes past reservation time, had to request water for table twice & request wine from bucket away from table. Glasses not topped up as before. Also charged for double amount of wine we had, although this was rectified after drawing to waitress attention. Food was ok, but people & service make an experience. Disappointing.
The restaurants setting and ambience was lovely, very nice atmosphere. We felt that the menu choice wasn't brilliant and sadly very overpriced for what we had. We said we would return only for drinks next time
Perfect choice to celebrate my son's engagement. The staff went out of their way to make the evening so special. Thank you
My friend and I booked this restaurant after reading the 5 star reviews it receives. I have to agree, everything was 5 star, from the greetings from the front of house staff, to the service, to the food, to the ambience and the setting. There is nothing to fault. Really lovely evening. Don’t hesitate to book it for yourself!!
Stunning food and great beverages, The Daffodil never disappoints!
Fantastic food, lovely staff and amazing building. Wonderful as ever, thank you.
A fantastic experience. On Good Friday it got steadily busier but the natural ambience encourages parties to maintain a peaceful and friendly atmosphere rather than becoming rowdy. Service was attentive and efficient. Water was topped up repeatedly and the wait staff were very friendly. I don't stand much on ceremony and the waitress, Beth, noticed immediately and adopted a more casual tone with me having originally opened with 'Sir' and other such 'niceties' I was impressed by her willingness and ability to adapt her approach to her particular customers' desires. My partner observed her maintaining the formal air with another group who were a lot more stuffy, and Beth maintained the 'sirs' and 'madams' throughout.
The only downside, although I found it hilarious at the time, was the size of my chantenay carrots. There were three of them, all of which smaller than my fingernail. Not really worth mentioning on the menu as they were mostly decorative. All three courses were fantastic though, and represents very good value for money as it was only £30 for the two of us including a glass of prosecco each.
Great food and excellent service. We made the most of the Thursday steak night which was great value. Cocktails were lovely and generally a really great place for an evening out.
The service is brilliant, lovely staff. Thursday is Steak Night and was excellent value. Another enjoyable meal at The Daffodil.
Went for a pre-show meal (going on to the Town Hall to see Sarah Millican) and selected the Early Bird menu. There were 3 of us and we had booked in advance. From the moment we arrived until we left the service was superb. The food was excellent and the choices were well thought out. Add to this the wonderful cocktails, the lovely surroundings and the extremely funny Sarah Millican afterwards, it meant we all had an unforgettable evening. It was a belated birthday treat for my sister and I would like to thank all at The Daffodil for helping to make it so very special.
Excellent early bird menu, great attentive staff, nothing was too much trouble. Can’t wait to go back again
We had a wonderful time, friendly staff, fantastic food and excellent live music
Absolutely fantastic Sunday Roast and bottomless wine. Booked to go back again in a few weeks time.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic food and great selection of wine.
We've eaten at The Daffodil many times and it has always delivered a reliably good experience, although on this occasion there were a couple of things which were slightly irritating. We met friends for a pre-meal drink. The order was taken quickly but the drinks did take quite some time to arrive. When they did I poured some of my tonic into my gin before noticing it was not the slimline tonic I had ordered. I had to wait quite a while at the bar before I could get this changed and in pouring a fresh g&t the bar person missed my glass and some of the gin spilled onto the bar but the measure wasn't topped up! Service throughout the night was quite slow - they were busy but it seemed less good than usual. We had to get up a couple of times to ask for things. The different dishes were a bit hit and miss. The beef tataki starter I had was really good but my husband said that his pork belly was quite dry. My daughter's souffle starter was nice but she said the goats cheese ravioli was just 'ok'. The desserts - the mixture of Daffodil puddings - were lovely. I had been asked when I was phoned the previous day to confirm the booking if I'd like a dessert plate with a sparkler to celebrate my husband's birthday (the reason for the meal), which I said would be lovely, but this never arrived... All in all an ok evening but definitely not up to the standard of previous visits.
Booked in advance for 50th birthday celebration on a recommendation from a friend. Had a great time, best tasting cocktail ever, barman took real care! Food was excellent, right amount of dishes to choose from, lovely relaxed friendly atmosphere and setting. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and am hopeful of a return visit :-)
Superb food and service. Would give more than 5 stars if I could !!
Great setting. Requested a booth and it was given, making for a cosy experience despite the grand surroundings. Excellent food and service in bar for cocktails and at the table for meal and wine. First visit but definitely not last
Excellent dinner. Food was superb and staff very friendly.
Would only say that it would have been improved if there was more or a delay between ordering food and its delivery. When you pay higher fees for food you want to saviour the evening and drinks so a longer delay at this point would have been useful.