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16 Rodney Road | Flat 3, Cheltenham GL50 1JJ, England
+44 1242 321639
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in Cheltenham. Wonderful food, beautiful flavours and uncomplicated. We've always experienced great service and are looking forward to our next visit...soon!

Thank stevelee09
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chosen at random following an Internet search we had a most enjoyable meal at Purslane. Booking online was very straightforward and the staff were very attentive and helpful. The food (£20 for the main course) was excellent, a well cooked fusion of flavours and beautifully presented. We can't comment on the desserts as we didn't indulge believing that £9 was... More 

Thank 999summerdays12
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing really wrong here. However I do agree with at least one other person's comment about "the emperor's new clothes" syndrome. The food was very nice, quite small but quite sufficient if a little pricey for what you're getting. I found the waiter's description of the bread and butter dish very pretentious, in fact so hilarious I almost started... More 

1 Thank tutu48
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a Prix Fixe lunch and was very impressed, lovely friendly service and gorgeous food. Excellent wine list too.

Thank SanClemente
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning food in a gorgeous setting in the heart of Cheltenham. The other half bought me here as a surprise as he knows I love fish dishes and this place exceeded all of my expectations. Beautifully intimate and very accommodating when it came to my nut allergy and advising what dishes were suitable.

Thank cheltenhamlady86
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small friendly restaurant, attentive staff without being over bearing. Fish was delicious although sauce on Wild Bream could have been seasoned better, was a little too creamy. Food beautifully presented and my desert was stunning. House Sauvignon absolutely delicious not trying to source it for home it was so good. At £115 for two it is not inexpensive but as... More 

Thank reddim2016
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small intimate restaurant with upmarket food. Great value fixed price menu plus option of wine by the glass, carafe or bottle. Only one starter but it was exquisitely pressed rabbit and black pudding. Could have eaten that as a main it was so well prepared. Both mains, fish - ling and meat - veal both again beautifully cooked followed by... More 

Thank Ian W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exciting menu. Beautifully presented. Great tastes. Some rather unusual ingredients used. Very special but an excellent meal at a sensible price. Wine a bit pricey, but where isn't it?

Thank Pam S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. Have been going for a while and never disappoints with exceptional food and attention to detail. A banker.

Thank JPChelt
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Cheltenham for the weekend and I used trip advisor to book a birthday meal. The food was delicious, very well cooked and interesting menu. I have eaten in Michelin star restaurants before and they are on par with some of those. Perhaps the service was a little rushed for us but this is only personal preference... More 

Thank SHtoron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$42
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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5 months ago
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

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