Harden's survey result
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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.
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”.
16 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 1JJ
lunch noon - 2.15 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm