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Summary

“Adding a touch more sparkle to the Cheltenham fine dining scene, Purslane has an added attraction in its unpretentiousness”. The “intimate” venue is a “small”, “quite plainly decorated” venture in a backstreet; on the menu, a good deal of “inventive, bright and surprising cuisine”, and in particular “outstanding” fish. “Gareth Fulford is definitely (Michelin) star material”.

£59
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A menu that’s “mostly fishy, and executed well” wins some very enthusiastic praise for this “very good” city-centre three-year-old.

£50
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A restaurant of recent vintage, tipped for some “outstanding” cooking (including “lots of delicious fish dishes”); the setting is a little “cramped”, though, and service can be “indifferent”.

£49
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A welcome newcomer to the town that’s one to watch” – this “small central bistro” (“tucked away so you won’t stumble upon it”) wins high ratings for its “imaginative” menu “with the focus on fresh fish and local produce”; service is “not polished, but willing”.

£48
Very Good
Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

9.30 pm

Purslane Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Purslane Restaurant in GL50, Cheltenham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Purslane restaurant.
Adam M
Always reliable , well cooked food mainly ...
Reviewed 4 days ago

"Always reliable , well cooked food mainly fish. Well balanced flavours and textures. Desserts good as well A casual, small ,informal place. A place we return to , -Wish he would not put out the seaweed butte though"

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Peter B
Excellent halibut, other fish dishes were a...
Reviewed 5 months, 6 days ago

"Excellent halibut, other fish dishes were also very good although some of the side dishes were a bit hit and miss, I liked the truffle chips but not so keen on the spelt or semolina additions."

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Ivor S
The staff were unfazed by an emergency ambu...
Reviewed 10 months, 10 days ago

"The staff were unfazed by an emergency ambulance visit for a patient, though the operation of the evening had been seriously disrupted. It didn't affect the quality of the food either. We had turbot and skate caught off Cornwall accompanied by locally sourced veg. It really did taste different. This is a really special place and when we go back to Cheltenham again, that's where we'll eat."

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16 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 1JJ
Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.15 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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