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The Daffodil

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18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham GL50 2AE, England
+44 1242 700055
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

New to the area and wanted something special for our wedding anniversary, looked online and saw this 1920’s renovated Cinema and it looked fab, so booked for a meal. Our coats were taken when we checked in and then shown to our table (booth), it was so plush and the atmosphere was electric. The waitress was Hannah and I do... More 

Thank GrahamGallagher
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Daffodil was quaint and the service great. However, myself and my boyfriend were slightly disappointed with the food, both the quality and portion size for the money. We felt that we were paying for the atmosphere as opposed to the quality of the food.

1 Thank Elsmorgan93
Stirling, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Daffodil is a great trip down memory lane for those of us who remember when cinemas were one off entities in attractively designed purpose built buildings. And how well this old cinema has been transformed into a superb restaurant keeping many of the period features to create a great ambience for the excellent food that is served. Don't... More 

Thank FlyingScotsman92
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We want here on a Monday, not even realising it was jazz night. Great atmosphere, great music, great cocktails, great food and great service! Thank you!

Thank Emma2389
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Daffodil on Saturday night - stunning venue and delicious food. Loved the ambience and felt very comfortable. A 3 course meal for 2 with cocktail each and a bottle of wine came to £100 Including service charge - great value. The vegetarian selection was fab and there were at least 4dishes on the main menu to... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can state that this was one of the best restaurants with the exception of the European in Derby we have visited in many years. The service, food, ambience and decor were without fault, the attention to detail from confirming that there was accessibility for my wife who uses a wheelchair and on arrival they cemented this with the staff's... More 

Thank kevev2016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue... all three of us had superb meals and were seriously impressed. Elliot gave fantastic service and the whole place had a great buzz. Food was great and reasonably priced for the quality on offer. Highly recommended.

Thank Hamsolo77
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an old cinema beautifully converted with terrific attention to detail. The approach, the entrance the welcome all good, the stage is set. Just really goes down hill from there really, not in a catastrophic sense just disappointing. Service ok, food ok but nothing great or even very good. And its not cheap its towards the top end. We... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the Daffodil having been on our list for ages. We were not disappointed with the venue itself it is stunning. To get this review into context I would first like to say that we very much enjoyed our evening. The slow service was very annoying and if we hadn't had loads to catch up... More 

Thank Reevesygirl
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying in Cheltenham,you really should eat at the daffodil,interesting decor being an old cinema, and great food and atmosphere.Go early and have a drink upstairs,great varied drinks list,head down for dinner and make sure you order the creme brûlée for dessert. We have been many times now and have never been disappointed

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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$25 - US$63
European, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
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?