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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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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The title says it all, but I am going to witter on anyway. We have been intending to visit Purslane since it opened, but somehow never quite got around to it. However, we have now rectified that omission and are absolute fans of the place. The ambiance is not fussy or pretentious, the staff are very efficient and knowledgeable but... More 

Thank BarryS713
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband found this little out of the way gem on TripAdvisor. Wow the food was faultless and we don't recommend easily as we are very picky. From stepping inside the service was great and my halibut was the best I have ever tasted. We went a la carte not the lunch time menu, but would try that next time.... More 

Thank Elisabeth L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a superb meal here last night taken from the A la carte menu. All aspects exceeded expectations. The taste and appearance of every single dish was incredible. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend for special occasion.

Thank Kate J
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been before and had had a good experience. So we went again and were not disappointed. There was a choice of A La Carte or a limited choice set menu. Both were excellent. As before the service was professional and friendly. We will return.

Thank John W
Wrightington, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I found out we were visiting the Cotswolds I consulted the 'bible' of restaurants (Good Food Guide), and a Google later found Purslane, and subsequently the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor. So glad I booked it, as the food lived up to all expectations, as did the wine pairings. They also made some changes for my other half, a pregnant... More 

Thank rOjU_10
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 friends, we enjoyed every dish of our 3 course a la carte lunch. Very strong on fish, seafood, mushrooms and game. 3 of us love goat and ewe cheese, so that was good too. Good reasonable wine list. Good unfussy service.

Thank birkonian2016
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a special place!!! Some very interesting combinations that really work!!!presentation, quality, service, Cant rave about it enough throughly enjoyed the whole experience, served by a very knowledgeable young lady who looked after us so very well. You just have to go !! Il definitely be back next time I'm in Cheltenham

Thank Fiona H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't booked and called up on the evening, they were kind enough to give us a table around 9. The service was excellent, very friendly and did not try and rush us at all. Great wine choice, we loved the chablis. The food divided us slightly, both thinking it was very tasty, we both really enjoyed it and could... More 

Thank kins599
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here to celebrate a recent birthday. It was wonderful food served and cooked with true care. Quality was 10 out of ten . Great place to eat.

Thank jimmy140
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal at Purslane. Food was fantastic, excellent fish. Good selection of wines. The service was excellent. No quibbling about carafes of tap water. Plenty of space between the tables and pleasant decor. Did not feel hurried to leave after we had finished and paid. Would visit again but a little expensive for a weekly visit - shame!

Thank Denise C

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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
US$8 - US$42
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?