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“Outstanding!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Purslane

Purslane
Ranked #5 of 440 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$41
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Critically-acclaimed, small, independent restaurant specialising in sustainable British seafood and local Cotswold produce.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing meal, perfect atmosphere and excellent service. Tried some of the best flavour combinations and finest ingredients. Can't recommend this place highly enough!!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sjhawkesford
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for all of the superlatives Sally. Our challenge is now to maintain those standards and try to beat them. Your challenge is to revisit and test us on them!
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English first
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
“Imaginative and Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

At last a restaurant which has thought about its menu and moved away from the ordinary
Imaginative, delicious food, excellent skills, superbly presented and with first class service.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Graham G
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you Graham, how very lovely of you. Gareth spends most of his waking (and sleeping) hours dreaming about food and how to translate ideas on to the plate without taking things too far. We're very lucky to have the small team of staff that we do at front of house supporting Stephanie and following her leadership so it's a pleasure to hear it rated as 'first class'. Do come again!
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De Pinte, Belgium
2 reviews
“creative tastes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Well hidden in a quiet street, in an unpretentious yet agreeably decorated house. The menu as well as the waitress/(co)owner breathe passion for food, with an international training. What came on the plates (we chose for fish) looked and tasted really delicate! The desserts lived up to our (by now) high expectations and offered creative tastings. This exquisite cuisine was one of the most pleasant surprises of our 2-week journey through (South) England. Well worth the discovery!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marc G
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Ever so glad we added to your experience of England. It's hard not to get carried away talking to customers about food and wine from around the world, particularly if they have a shared interest in it. Stephanie could certainly wax lyrical for hours about the wonderful meals she's been lucky enough to enjoy. We're all very keen to return to your part of the world and experience In De Wulf again. It was by far one of the best meals any of us have ever had.
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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect Purslane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

A delightful romantic dinner in a lovely setting on a romantic getaway to Cheltenham. The menu provided a welcome reprieve in terms of fresh seafood in the countryside and was well presented plus excellent value. During the course of the meal we were drawn to a picture on the wall and upon returning back home we requested further details on the photographer and the restaurants owners were so very kind as to arrange a print for for us. Amazing service, charming restaurant and highly recommended. Thank you Purlsane.

Visited April 2014
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Thank StubbingsFamily
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thanks ever so much for posting a review Gareth. Glad the print arrived safe and well. We'd be delighted to see you again should you make it back to Cheltenham any time in the future.
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Cheltenham
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A new favourite restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, and is a complete delight. After booking our table for 4, but before we ate there, I discovered that Jay Rayner had given it an excellent review in The Guardian about 18 months ago, so our expectations were high. It is small (seats about 26) and simply decorated, with welcoming waiting staff. The menu is mainly fish, but my, do they know how to cook it! The food is absolutely delicious, with a wonderful combination of flavours and textures. The pricing is simple, all starters are £8, mains £18 and desserts £7. The wine list is reasonably priced - our excellent bottle of Viognier was £28, and there was plenty of choice for less than that. My crab salad starter was beautifully presented, as was the plaice fillets for my main course and milk chocolate and almond ice cream sandwiich for dessert. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and it is definitely on our list of favourite restaurants in Cheltenham.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynne24
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Helena F, Owner at Purslane, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thanks ever so much Lynne. Glad we were able to meet your expectations. We are a small restaurant but hopefully what we lack in size we make up for in personality - good things in small packages and all that.
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