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“Absolutely fantastic, if you haven't been you're missing out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Daphne Restaurant

Daphne Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 439 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Absolutely fantastic, if you haven't been you're missing out!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I visited Daphne recently a couple of friends and I was extremely impressed. I was absolutely amazed by my first experience with Turkish food. The food was exquisite, you could taste that it was freshly prepared. The starters took about 15 minutes to come out from ordering, and the mains came out about 10 minutes after our plates were cleared. The starters were amazing (I had the Calamar) really delicious, perfectly cooked and the dipping sauce! You have to try it out for yourself. For my main I had the Daphne Style Incik. We were warned that that particular item takes longer to cook than the other items on the menu, which was highly impressive as many restaurants would either not bother informing you or use cheats to speed up the cooking time. But the food did not take too long at all.
Our waiter was an absolutely lovely man, knew the menu like the back of his hand, could talk you through any item on it and explain the flavours and make recommendations. He was attentive and looked after us through the entire meal. The chef came out afterwards to ask us how our meals were which is a lovely personal touch, it was a joy to be able to thank him personally.
I highly recommend everyone checks this restaurant out. This restaurant is a hidden gem in Cheltenham that more people should discover and enjoy.

  • Visited June 2013
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hearty Turkish fare”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I agree with other reviews on Tripadvisor, in that this restaurant could be busier but it was mid-week & raining! Three of us enjoyed Daphne's lamb special and the owner was very helpful, friendly and provided detail into each of the specials on the menu.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank MemmaM
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“Very disappointed...poor service, inedible food.”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We booked Daphne's after reading the good reviews and were seriously disappointed. We were in a big group of 18 so we had preordered and were assured that our numbers were not going to be an issue and that we would have an area together. However we were sorely disappointed. Upon arrival we were seated at two separate tables which we had not been told about. Our drinks order was taken promptly on arrival which was the quickest part of the evening!! Having had our order for over a week they took nearly an hour to bring our starters out. I had the balsamic set (olive oil and balsamic vinegar and bread). Measly amount of bread supplied, two very small slices, we had to ask for extra.
Shockingly it then took over another hour for our mains to arrive in a staggered fashion! Some of us had finished our mains before others had received theirs, absolutely awful service. It wouldn't have been so had the food been edible but 5 of us had to send ours back, one was served RAW chicken shish kebabs and the rest was a very overlooked, very dry inedible lamb, chicken and fillet steak.
The manager of the restaurant's explanation was that one of the chefs was ill, if we had been told this at the beginning of the night we would gone elsewhere. This meal ruined what was suppose to be a lovely evening.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Monmoutraveller
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hit or Miss”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Two visits... the first for the lunchtime set menu which was good value and quite passable.
So felt it was worth a try one evening......Big Mistake!
The food was a real let down, just very ordinary and forgettable, though far from cheap. The place was busy which could excuse the long wait to get any kind of service and when we eventually got the bill it was over three hundred pounds for four people! This was clearly wrong and so it was pointed out to the waitress. Back it came, still way too much . At the third attempt, they finally got it right. This was about a year ago and from the look of most of the more recent reviews maybe things have improved since.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Seeiteatit
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Cirencester
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lunch with friends”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Four different main courses. All were excellent and original. It was a good choice with a vegetarian in the group. The service was attentive and not only was the food good but the restaurant looked nice. We would be happy to visit again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank NiccoloCirencester
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