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