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“perfection at Purslane”
Review of Purslane

Purslane
Ranked #8 of 473 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$44
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Critically-acclaimed, small, independent restaurant specialising in sustainable British seafood and local Cotswold produce.
Reviewed 24 June 2017

An all too brief, first time visit to Purslane on a Tuesday lunchtime was, nonetheless, a memorable one.
The set lunch was of exceptional quality and value (two courses for £14, three for £17). There was just one choice of starter but this was perfect on a sizzling June day - a refreshing mint granita with a rich Jersey curd and fresh peas. The main of plaice, served on the bone, with a wonderful, buttery sauce and Jersey potatoes was delicious and perfectly cooked. Along with an excellent flat white, I did taste the dessert of cherry panna cotta with peanut brittle which, like everything else, was beautifully presented.
Service was first class.
With a long drive to follow, our only regret was not being able to stay longer and accompany our lunch with some wine. However we shall definitely return in the near future.

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1  Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Good to see a restaurant which focuses on fresh fish, in this case mainly from Cornwall.
Starters of John Dory with courgettes and baby summer turnips and sea trout with pea ice cream and pea mousse were indicative of a chef who was both creative and well able to cook fish perfectly.
Main course of Torbay Sole with beans, samphire and heritage tomatoes was minuscule and very poor value for £20.
Desserts were unexciting and overpriced at £9.
Service was quite dreadful.....the wine was forgotten and only served after the first course arrived and after my wife reminded the waiter.
A requested liqueur was also not brought to our table until yet ANOTHER prompt was given.
It is such a pity that the good food was not complemented by better service.
Purslane needs a competent Front of House Manager...not two pretentious young men and an ineffectual young girl who badly need training.

2  Thank LARGOBAY
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Lovely food and excellent, attentive service make this a super place to dine. The food was well cooked and beautifully presented - a great place to eat.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Fantastic food especially if you like fish dishes. Great service and very polite and knowledgeable staff who explained the dishes each time. Good value for money for the type of menu. Not to large a restaurant but tables spaced a discrete distance from each other. Will return.

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Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

What a great place. Very flexible. Good wine list. Delicious inventive menu. Superb value. Will return

Thank Drew M
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