The Daffodil

4.4
683 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
As Cheltenham’s most dramatic restaurant, The Daffodil with its Art Deco influence offers an extensive 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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British, Modern European, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday , Wednesday & Thursday: 17:00 -21:30
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00; 14:30 - 17:00; 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00-17:00

Tuesday closed
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Phone number
01242 700055
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Tom Rains
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Public Transit
Rail: Cheltenham Spa
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Entertainment
Free live Jazz every Monday night together with Martini Monday promotion in our mezzanine bar.

Champagne Friday our weekly Friday promotion offering all of our Champagnes by the bottle at 1/2 price 12.00-late
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RG
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great place and great food we have fined there for a few times now

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CH
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We all enjoy the meal there but when we see have special offers on Thursday and Friday will be happier something on Wednesday and another suggest is the vegetarian food can be more interesting and small plate,thanks

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SC
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic restaurant! Great choice on the food and drink, really good quality and well presented food. Brilliant service from super friendly staff. Will recommend for date night and special occasions! Lovely live music too!

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OT
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

Service not very good, food very average, poor quality fish

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TH
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere on a Monday night, with live jazz was fabulous. Service and food excellent too.

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B
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined on 15 July 2018

Excellent Sunday lunch. Plenty of choice, plus unlimited house wine or Prosecco. Also excellent staff.

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KC
4.0
Dined on 14 July 2018

The only criticism I would say is that we had ordered a very expensive bottle of Champagne but it had not been properly chilled so we had to send it back !! So unfortunately couldn’t have any as they didn’t have anymore of the one we wanted. Which was a real shame as it was a Birthday!

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SB
4.0
Dined on 14 July 2018

Beautifully presented food and original choices in the set menu, which is fantastic value for money, particularly as it included a complimentary drink.

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RD
5.0
Dined on 13 July 2018

Wonderfully cooked and presented food and our waitress as always was delightful, engaging and attentive.

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WW
5.0
Dined on 13 July 2018

A great evening: staff all knowledgeable, friendly and respectful; setting and ambiance lovely with seating that includes cosy banquettes. Most important of all though the food was delicious. The twice baked cheese soufflé starter was creamy and cheesy as it should be and the lobster was perfect. Will definitely go again...

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OT
5.0
Dined on 13 July 2018

We had such a phenomenal time. It was our first time in Cheltenham too, so it was so lovely to mark the occasion with a trip to The Daffodil. I would recommend it to anyone and am definitely planning to go again. Amazing food, amazing people, amazing music playlist 😂💞

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JR
5.0
Dined on 13 July 2018

I have dined at some of the best places in London, but never have I experienced food as amazing as it was here. Beautiful decor and great service!

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CS
Worcestershire
5.0
Dined on 8 July 2018

Another excellent experience. We are regular customers for Sunday lunch

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T
5.0
Dined on 8 July 2018

Lovely team, who really made our experience enjoyable and memorable.
We will definitely return!
Thank you to you all :)

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PD
5.0
Dined on 8 July 2018

Eight of us went for Sunday Lunch to celebrate my birthday. The menu was good to suit all tastes and we all enjoyed our lunch. The unlimited Prosecco, red or white wine went down very well. The staff were excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending The Daffodil to anyone.

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T
4.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

Very pleased with the dining experience, excellent food and enjoyed the evening

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W
London
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

The staff were attentive, and the food good quality. The extra effort being put in for a birthday in the group was unexpected and very welcome. We all enjoyed a round of mocktail afterwards.
The only item lacking was air-con or fans on a very hot day.

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AG
1.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

Have been to Daffodil many times over several years, so I'm sad to be writing negative review. The food was as good as always, although the kitchen seemed to be running slowly. Main problem was the broken air conditioning - it has been broken since at least April, and I've been 3 times since then. Management has not taken the aircon seriously and during the summer the bar and restaurant are far too hot. It completely ruined our experience. Will not be going back unless this gets fixed.

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GV
Berkshire
3.0
Dined on 6 July 2018

The food and service was great. However, the restaurant was uncomfortably hot. We do understand that the weather is unusual but we would have thought that since it has been warm for several weeks the management would have arranged fans or mobile air conditioning to ensure customer and staff comfort.
We went on a Friday evening as they had advertised by half price champagne on Fridays. We arrived to be told that this offer was only available on bottles of champagne, not champagne by the glass. Nowhere on their website or on their menu was this specified so we felt the advert was misleading. We had booked specifically to take advantage of the offer but not all of us were drinking champagne so we did not want a bottle.

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T
London
3.0
Dined on 4 July 2018

It was a warm day and the air conditioning should have been in operation!!!!

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V
3.0
Dined on 2 July 2018

Very poor Veggie menu, 2 items!!

The menu was full of options, just only 2 veggie!!

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J
Gloucestershire
4.0
Dined on 2 July 2018

Monday Martini's is an attraction in itself. Throw in a very good meal, both gourmet-wise and cost-wise, and live fun jazz, you must have a recipe for a great evening out with friends. And it was!

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C
Gloucestershire
2.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

We went on a hot evening but the Daffodil is air conditioned...... only there was no air conditioning on the balcony and it was HOT! The toilets were lovely and cool as the air conditioning was working in there! To make matters even worse our group ordered a round of drinks that included draft beer. We had to wait 25 minutes for all the drinks to come because 'the barrel is being changed'. No idea why that meant the bottled beer and lime and soda took so long.
The food, as always, was delicious. Just a shame the service was, as always, slow and inattentive.

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M
London
4.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

Despite it being incredibly hot the evening we ate there, the staff coped really well and made the experience better. I would have thought the management would have relaxed the dress code for staff under the extreme circumstances.

The food was all of a good standard and portions were not small. Lovely old cinema put to use and an interesting place to dine.

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TR
4.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

The meal was lovely but the service was a bit slow and it was too hot in the restaurant.
I appreciate that we are having extreme weather of course!

Great evening though thank you.

Tracy

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OT
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined on 27 June 2018

Having read about The Daffodil and been curious, my husband and I went for dinner for our ‘date night’. We went early evening and the restaurant was quiet, which slightly took away from the ambience, but we were given a nice table out of the way and didn’t feel too exposed in the ‘middle’. Immediately upon arrival at the venue the customer experience was great, from the greeter to the waiting team. Engaged and interested, with a genuine enthusiasm for their work, they made us feel welcome and unrushed. We both had the fixed menu, but ordered a couple of other dishes a la carte to try. Food was fresh, tasty and well cooked. Portions on the menu fixe were perfect and provided for a well balanced meal. Of note were the salmon ceviche (a la carte) and the Peach Melba (menu fixe). The bill was reasonable and we left having really enjoyed the dinner and the restaurant. Good food, great staff, great date !

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DT
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined on 25 June 2018

Love the Daffodil. Fantastic food and good cocktails. We have been here quite a few times on a Monday night and never been disappointed. The jazz evenings are a special night out for my family and the two for on martinis are a hit for everyone.The art decor interior helps create a great atmosphere.

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HR
2.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

This was the first time we’d been back since it reopened. Disappointing. Went for a family birthday dinner, service slow but friendly. A couple of the mains we chose were not available, nor was the wine we chose. Food was fine but definitely not worth the exorbitant prices. Wouldn’t go back in a hurry, so many other fantastic restaurants in Cheltenham that are streets ahead of the daffodil.

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SB
London
4.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

First visit for over a year,didn't realise how much I missed it

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OT
4.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

We have always loved dining at The Daffodil and you didn’t disappoint again. We were early for our table and were quite prepared to sit in the bar until it was ready, but we were taken through straight away. Our waitress was very polite, considerate and really helpful. She gave us very good service. The food was beautifully presented and in some cases, not quite what we were expecting, but it all tasted fantastic.

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SR
Cheshire
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Stumbled across The Daffodil and so pleased that we didn’t. Couldn’t recommend enough.

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NB
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

We booked for a double birthday get together and had the set lunch menu. The food was delicious and the service was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and we will all go back again. The live piano playing made it feel really special too and the little birthday ice cream plate was a lovely touch.

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CW
5.0
Dined on 22 June 2018

Great place to go for a special occasion service was extremely good we will be going back especially after 5 on a Friday half price champagne and procecco happy days

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AB
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined on 22 June 2018

Terrific venue and food. Loved the venue and the service. Very friendly, ideal date venue and was chuffed to get a booth - thanks Daffodil team!

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OT
1.0
Dined on 21 June 2018

One of the worst restaurant experiences I had, special steak night and my fillet steak requested medium to well was cooked dry and shrunken and was completely inedible - and the supposedly 8oz fillet steak was not even 1/3rd the size of the 10oz sirloin - our plates were cleared and then returned unchanged - offered free dessert but why should I spend £25 on something ruined by the restaurant? We had to chase for our wine and for steak knives, very disorganised service. Could not finish our meal.

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RF
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined on 21 June 2018

We visit for all our special occasional and anniversaries, this being out 10th wedding anniversary.

Excellently services as always and the food was lovely food, though steak Thursday was quite busy. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

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JD
5.0
Dined on 21 June 2018

Good meet and greet, made to feel welcome. Quickly followed up with attentive service, good selection on menu, the food was well timed and delicious.

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JM
Gloucestershire
1.0
Dined on 21 June 2018

Unfortunately did not end up staying to eat here as the menu had changed dramatically from when we made the booking two weeks before and we’d been looking forward to it. Setting is very nice and different although restaurant empty due to requiring an early table.
In fact I have just checked the website and the menu we were looking forward to is still showing!

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j
London
2.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

we had Sunday lunch at the Daffodil Beef was overcooked grey looking - we did ask for rare , roast potatoes tasted reheated not fresh , roast parsnips over sweet, gravy & Yorkshire pudding good0

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C
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

We went for father's day Sunday lunch. Bottomless wine with either 2 or 3 set menu. You have 2 hours at your table. All those on the table drinking the bottomless drinks must ALL be finished before glasses can be topped up. We had 5 or 6 glasses in the 2 hours and a fabulous meal of soup, salmon, roast beef, belly of pork and desserts. The staff were great at refilling glasses, serving and very polite. Only thing was the music was a little too loud and it was very warm for me

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