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16 Rodney Road | Flat 3, Cheltenham GL50 1JJ, England
+44 1242 321639
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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18:30 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Purslane during racing festival week so difficult to obtain a booking.Fortunately we were able to obtain an early booking.Menu essentially seafood and not that extensive. Food was of very high quality and service left nothing to be desired.My halibut was outstanding and I would highly recommend.

Thank Terry P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last night we had an excellent dinner in Purslane. The food was wonderful and I couldn't do it justice if I tried to describe the dishes. Suffice to say, we had the crab and scallop starters followed by the John Dory and halibut mains and shared the blood Orange posset and all were really good. Unusual flavours, fantastic ingredients, seemingly... More 

Thank WiltshireAnon
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have frequently reviewed the menu at Purslane and cannot believe that we have not visited Purslane sooner! The staff were knowledgable about the menu and could offer help if required. My husband chose a fish option for his main, which was divine, and I opted for a pork dish was also delicious. We'll definitely return to... More 

Thank Sarah W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food; efficient, cheerful and polite service. Lunchtime is always a good time. If you like fish, you will love Purslane. If you don't like fish, you will love Purslane. Jay Rayner (of the Observer) claims Purslane would be a reason in itself to move to Cheltenham.

Thank philipvcole99
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

definitely one of the best restaurants in England. comfortable environment, polite and professional staffs, delicious and creative food. surprisingly low price

Thank Gabriel G
Bishop's Cleeve, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 for dinner, staff were great, very attentive, without being overbearing and looked after me (dairy intolerant) brilliantly, the food was amazing and the wine was good too. All-in-all a lovely evening, we were there from 8pm until close at 11:30.

Thank mpm2904
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for Valentine's. We had the nine course 'taster' menu with wine flight. The service was excellent, the food delicious and each wine accompanied the food perfectly. I felt a bit rushed with the first couple of courses, but a word with the waitress slowed things down a bit. A lovely evening, but I came... More 

1 Thank Jacqueline R
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very hard to fault this venue. It all starts with terrific homemade bread and works up from there. THE place for fish in this area and on this occasion had one of the best dishes ever - megram sole with lentil caviar (lentils cooked in squid ink) and squid tempura. Superb.

Thank Steve S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food as always was simply divine. Service relaxed yet professional, an experience not to be missed.

Thank nearlyretired2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have eaten at Purslane a few times over the last couple of years, lunch and dinner, and can honestly say that the food and service just get better and better. Ate there last Friday (10 Feb) with 4 friends. We all opted for the Tasting Menu at £60 a head: from the langoustine and Pollack terrine, to the sea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 41
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Rodney Road | Flat 3, Cheltenham GL50 1JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 321639
Critically-acclaimed, small, independent restaurant specialising in sustainable British seafood and local Cotswold produce.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?