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About Us

Purslane restaurant opened in July 2012 and combines the freshest, sustainably-caught seafood from British waters with the best local produce the Cotswolds has to offer. Chef, Gareth Fulford uses modern techniques such as sous vide cooking to bring out the purest flavours while delivering simple dishes to a high standard. 50% of our menu is seafood, using fish sourced from small, inshore day-boat fishermen who use hand lines and nets off the coast of Cornwall. They don’t damage the seabed by trawling and they land their fish on the same day it’s caught, so it can be fresh on your plate the very next day.

Gareth and Restaurant Manager, Stephanie Ronssin come from AA Rosette and Michelin-starred backgrounds, where they have welcomed royalty, celebrity diners and foodies from far and wide. Between them they bring beautiful dishes to the heart of Cheltenham paired with wines from well-known names such as Louis Latour and small independent vineyards, plus a small range of Belgian beers. Just imagine a pressed terrine of Wye Valley duck, Cheltenham beets, duck liver parfait and gingerbread crisp to start. Follow that with delicious grilled Cornish gurnard, Evesham Vale heritage tomatoes, sea spinach and potato gnocchi.

And finally, finish your meal with vanilla-poached Gloucestershire apricots, natural yoghurt mousse and homemade granola. Whether you’re popping in for our three-course prix fixe menu before a night at the theatre or dining a la carte after a great day at Cheltenham Races, Purslane offers an intimate and friendly atmosphere that you’ll want to revisit time and time again.

Service times:

Tuesday – Saturday 12-14.30 and 18.30-21.30

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Restaurant Manager/Director

"I have been living and working in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds for over 8 years and have a deep passion for food and wine. This passion has taken me on a culinary journey from two-starred Michelin restaurant to high-end Cotswold gastro pub and country hotels.

I’m delighted to welcome you to Purslane, home of contemporary British cooking and look forward to meeting you soon.”

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"I come from a family of butchers where, as a child, fish was seen as a rare luxury at the dinner table. I love the simplicity of cooking fish and creating fantastic dishes from the humblest of ingredients. After spending five years working at prestigious events cooking for royalty and various A-list celebrities, I settled in the Cotswolds to work at a top-quality gastro pub.

I love sourcing fantastic seasonal produce from smallholders in Cheltenham and the surrounding area, finding out exactly where all of our ingredients

come from and how they are grown, reared or caught. Over the years I’ve learned that food can be luxurious yet simple at the same time"

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