Harden's survey result
“A real gem”, Gareth Fulford’s “friendly” backstreet outfit is “far better than the rather unprepossessing exterior suggests”, with “very well cooked fish” the star of a menu that’s “creative” – with “exquisite flavour combinations” – if a little too “cheffy” for some tastes. It took some flak for seeming “a little overpriced” this year, and an interior that’s “buzzy” and “very relaxing” to fans is, to sceptics, “dreary”.
“What a great find!”; in the backstreets, chef/patron Gareth Fulford delivers “really interesting dishes” – notably “fish cooked à point” – and lots of “nice, foraged bits” at his stylish establishment. Another boon: it’s all “very reasonably priced”.
Reporters just “love this restaurant” – a small but “really special” backstreet venue where Gareth Fulford turns out especially “wonderful fish dishes”, and where “the tasting menu is a particular triumph”.
“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”.
Purslane Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Lovely fish and seafood, followed by fab puddings."
"A small quite awkward room, but some excellent food - unusual and very well cooked fish particularly. Far better than the rather unprepossessing exterior suggests, and good value too."
"The restaurant had a nice buzzy atmosphere and friendly feel. We had the tasting menu. The food was very cheffy but it was almost trying too hard with too mnay different ingredients and flavours."
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
16 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 1JJ
|Tuesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm|