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The Daffodil

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European, British, Grill
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18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham GL50 2AE, England
+44 1242 700055
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had pre-ordered but with 20 of us for dinner and some late additions and changes we were a demanding group. The staff at The Daffodil were superb. They were so friendly and helpful and very accommodating. The food was great and all served together and we were looked after well for drinks. Izabella was our lead waitress and did... More 

Thank Adam M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this on a friday evening to sample the early-bird menu. It offers a great selection at a good value. The food was well cooked, and staff were friendly and attentive. Why isn't this a 5-star review? Not the restaurant's fault, but the atmosphere lacked which is a shame given the stunning building. Definitely a recommendation however.

Thank pikerloo
Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The space is awesome-- a former theater with huge ceilings and art deco fixtures. The food is unspectacular but well-prepared. Live jazz is a plus.

Thank KenJen3925
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife & I visited this restaurant recently whilst visiting Cheltenham. It is in a lovely old art deco style cinema. When we arrived we went upstairs to the bar for a drink before the meal the cocktails were excellent. When the table was ready we were escorted down the staircase into the main dining area which I thought was... More 

Thank Robin075
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined at the Daffodil a few times under the previous ownership. It became progressively disappointing - oh well. The Daffodil closed in January and we locals were saddened - but then a 'spring flowering' took place and it reopened a couple of months later under new owners. They already have other interests - Browns Restaurant in Worcester for example.... More 

Thank willybee
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great art art deco feel to the place. Good was great, service was great. Partner said the steak was OK and they could be a bit more imaginative with the vegetarian dishes - the chickpea curry type dish wasn't very flavourful.

Thank NZKirst
Lechlade, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly beautiful restaurant in the Art Deco style. You feel like you have been transformed back to the 1930s whether you are sitting upstairs in the balcony in a booth or downstairs in front of the open kitchen. Live music too, often a jazz combo of some sort. However there the 10/10 experience ends as the food doesn't live... More 

3 Thank DrCumbrian
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and and service in a wonderful converted art deco cinema complete with some of the original seating

Thank Sal N
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult not to get too carried away as this was an amazing experience. The ambience was fantastic. The staff were superb. The food was varied and excellent. Overall service was faultless. Welcomed by the owner who recognised my wife from another of his venues. Nice gesture. Can't praise the place highly enough and hope to return another time.

1 Thank John T
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super venue, great atmosphere, good food. All very clean and newly renovated. Helpful and friendly staff available within 5 seconds of you looking up. Not to be missed. (it would be a 5 but the food was more of a 4.)

1 Thank Mebedbug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $65
European, British, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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?