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Summary

“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”.

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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”.

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
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
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* 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
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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