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
"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."
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|