Review on The Daffodil

For 40 years this was a cinema, and the beautifully renovated room still echoes with the old magic of the movies. Sweeping staircases lead from the chic, Art Deco auditorium up to the mezzanine bar; there are giant projectors in place, old film reels on display and photos of legendary screen idols all around.

Daffodil is 'the hottest restaurant in Cheltenham', according to Sophie Grigson (writing in the Independent on Sunday). It certainly puts on quite a show, and visitors are treated to a sharp modern brasserie menu that rings the changes every few weeks.

Lunch and dinner are very similar in style, with curtain raisers like confit of duck on leek tarte Tatin and sautéed cucumber noodles or pressed carrot and beetroot terrine ahead of marlin steak on a warm salad of crayfish, salsify and forest mushrooms or corn-fed chicken breast with Provençal vegetables on a smoked paprika rösti. To close the show, try sticky toffee pudding with bannoffi ice cream or white chocolate and orange pannacotta. The wine list is an appealing assortment of around 40 fairly priced bins; live jazz is an added attraction on Monday evenings.

The Daffodil is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Modern European


Tom Rains

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Fri-Sat (12.00 - 6.00PM sUN)
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Thu (5.00 - 10.00pm Fri & Sat)

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Daffodil

  • Childrens menu
  • Pre theater meals
  • Disabled access
  • Partial disabled access
  • Private parties

Dress Code



The Daffodil
18-20 Suffolk Parade
GL50 2AE

Customer Ratings on The Daffodil

5  / 5

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  • avatar
    February 2013

    10 people found this review helpful
    Birthday Meal

    Entertained friends for an 80th birthday treat. Arrived and was taken care of from friendly staff..Drinks before dinner then a meal to be enjoyed. A bottle of Malbec with coffees and brandy. An enjoyable evening. Having lived in Brussels and eaten in very nice restaurants the Daffodil proved every bit as good

    Great evening good food and wine in nice surroundings. Thanks.

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