Chef / Patron

Gareth Fulford

Family and food are the two most important things to me


“I come from a family of butchers where, as a child, fish was seen as a rare luxury at the dinner table. The diversity of different seafood species found along the British coastline and the textures and flavours they can bring to a dish is fantastic. I try, wherever possible to put sustainable species on my menus to help preserve fish stocks for future generations – whether that be the lesser-used gurnard, silver mullet and megrim sole or cod and hake that have been caught using sustainable methods.”

“I’ve been working as a chef since my 16th birthday in various kitchens across the UK. Then, after 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 before realising my dream of opening Purslane Restaurant in 2012.”

“I love sourcing fantastic seasonal produce and try to find it as close to home as possible. It’s important to me to find out exactly where all of our ingredients come from and how they are grown, reared or caught. I find the changing seasons inspiring. In the depths of Winter you can’t wait for the peas and the broad beans and the asparagus to start in the Spring. And then come the end of the Summer you can’t wait for the root veggies and the kale to start off again. I’m very passionate about food and I can’t see that diminishing.”

See Purslane IN THE PRESS

From Food Critic, Jay Rayner reviewing Purslane to Gareth being voted ‘Chef of The Year’ at the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards.

Gareth Fulford and Purslane are getting some great press.

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Our awards & ACCOLADES
We’ve maintained our Good Food Guide rating and Gareth has won ‘Best Chef’ at the Taste of Gloucestershire Awards.

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