Review on Purslane
Purslane opened its doors in July 2012 in the space occupied by the Italian restaurant La Capanella, located just off the High Street in the centre of Cheltenham. The duo behind this new restaurant, chef Gareth Fulford and Restaurant Manager, Stephanie Ronssin come with an impressive pedigree, having worked at a number of AA Rosette and Michelin-starred restaurants and more recently at the award winning Kingham Plough in Oxfordshire. The restaurant has a modern décor that exudes an understated elegance with an intimate ambience.
Gareth a keen forager, has a close relationship with his suppliers, one look at their website and you will see the kitchen's allegiances, just about every supplier and producer is given a name-check. Fish caught from sustainable sources shows up strongly on the menu, but there are options available for carnivores. Typical offerings on the regularly changing carte might include beetroot-cured Loch Duart salmon, roasted heritage beetroots, and horseradish sauce or home-smoked Tetbury Wagyu beef, pickled carrots and crisp ox tail. Follow on with wild Cornish sea bass, Jerusalem artichoke soufflé, chanterelle mushrooms, and winter truffle or breast of Wye Valley duck, braised red cabbage, roasted parsnips, duck leg pie. To finish who could resist Yorkshire rhubarb and vanilla mess with rhubarb ice cream or maybe baked dark chocolate and salted caramel mousse with Brazil nut ice cream.
Attentive and warm service provided by Stephanie, accomplished cooking and a well-conceived wine list is ensuring that Purslane is a very welcome addition to Cheltenham's dining scene.
Modern British / Seafood
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Thu (6.30 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card