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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
   ££
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
   ££
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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Purslane Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Purslane Restaurant in GL50, Cheltenham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Purslane restaurant.
Cath A
Lovely fish and seafood, followed by fab pu...
Reviewed 9 days ago

"Lovely fish and seafood, followed by fab puddings."

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Robert M
A small quite awkward room, but some excell...
Reviewed 2 months, 7 days ago

"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."

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Jane B
The restaurant had a nice buzzy atmosphere ...
Reviewed 4 months, 10 days ago

"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."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £17.00 £20.00
Pretheatre £17.00 £20.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 60.00 Always Available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £22.00 £18.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
16 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 1JJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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