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“Superb across the board”
Review of Purslane

Purslane
Ranked #7 of 446 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$43
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Critically-acclaimed, small, independent restaurant specialising in sustainable British seafood and local Cotswold produce.
Gloucester
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb across the board”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was our third trip to Purslane over a couple of years and it seems to be getting even better. I couldn't fault a single aspect of the food, presentation or service. Absolute perfection.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mintys_gal
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thanks so much for the review and also for the return visits! I have to disagree on the use of the word 'perfection' however. There's ALWAYS room for improvement, even if you're lucky enough to have been open for 50 years.
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

First time here and not disappointed, we want to go back.

Great food, interesting/varied menu, fab presentation, service excellent, we felt it was good value for the high standard of food, atmosphere is cosy and relaxed, but modern decor. My partner is a chef and he had the scallops for main, best he ever had and I had the pork, which was tasty, the triple cooked chips, which aren't really chips, more "potato tubes" are amazing. I had food envy for other diners food that was coming out too which is a good sign!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Jo C
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
It's a good day when you pass muster for a fellow chef. I know from experience that they can be the most critical and particular people to dine with. I have food envy every time I carry plates out to the tables or pour a glass of wine for a customer, so can also empathise there too! Thank you for posting your feedback.
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A real gem!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Fabulous restaurant in the heart of Cheltenham specialising in seafood. The dishes were creative, perfectly cooked and presented. The atmosphere was intimate and the service fabulous - unpretentious yet completely professional. Would highly recommend and would definitely return.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Heather1807
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you Heather, we try our best to find the right balance of relaxed and professional in our delivery of service so it's great to hear when people have enjoyed that.
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Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

The restaurant specialises in seafood dishes all of which are very different from the standard dishes on offer e.g. Cornish cod and Cornish plaice. The vegetables were delicious. I didn't order the fat chips with summer truffle but the person on the next table had and they looked and smelt absolutely delicious. I saved myself for the desserts and can recommend the gooseberry combination as it's such an English dessert. Well worth a visit and the staff are so attentive and welcoming too.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Joyce W
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you Joyce, really appreciate your comments. It's hard to stop your stomach growling when there's a basket of truffled tiple-cooked chips nearby, I know the feeling. Unfortunately the gooseberries are now past their best for this year, but we have some gorgeous organic greengages waiting in the wings which hopefully I will get first 'taste test' on!
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Cheltenham
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Excellent modern British food with a seafood bias. High quality ingredients and a outstanding presentation without being overly pretentious or 'nouvelle cuisine'. Also it is remarkably good value - starters and mains and desserts are generally prix fixe and the wine list is very reasonable indeed. Thoroughly recommended in all respects

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank RhodriMawr
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Why thank you Rhodri. You haven't really left anything there for me to address, so I shall just stick with THANK YOU, again!
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