Small Plates Menu

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

On the first Thursday of every month we will be serving a small plates menu, showcasing the best of British seafood (plus a few cameos) paired with seasonal produce. Each dish is a starter-size portion.

Avoid the rush hour and stop by on your way home from work for a drink and a couple of small plates. Or stay all evening and add to your table as you go.

We will be open earlier than usual, from 5.30pm and each dish is served to you as and when it is ready, making for a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

There will also be more wines available by the glass and carafe to complete your evening.


Centurion Ale Treacle Roll                3

whipped cod’s roe

Dorset Coppa                                       7

celeriac, Tewkesbury mustard, cornichons

Smoked Chalk Stream Trout             7

beetroot, caper berries, crème fraiche 

St Austell Mussels                               8

pancetta, leeks, Cotswold cider

2 x BBQ Scarlet Prawns                      9 

chorizo,  sea purslane, fennel pollen

Cornish Monkfish Cheeks                 8                   

beer batter, gribiche

Salcombe Bay Crab                           14

Legbar hens egg, Wye Valley asparagus, yuzu hollandaise

Cornish Hake                                    15

wild garlic butter, heritage courgettes

Slow Cooked Beef Cheek                12

new season peas, horseradish

                                            Jersey Royals                           6

                                                                      mint, sea lettuce

                                             Isle of Wight Tomatoes         6

                                                                      wild roquette pesto

                                             Baby Gem                               6

                                                                      anchovy, parmesan, caeser

Driftwood Goat’s Cheese               7

pickled grapes, quince jelly

Gariguette Strawberries                 7

tonka bean chantilly, French meringue

Valrhona Chocolate Mousse          7

honeycomb, hazelnut crumble


Please notify us when booking if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. Adaptations will not be possible without prior notice.

Do call the restaurant directly for tables larger than 4 people.

Our menu uses fresh ingredients, cooked onsite, often using sous vide techniques. Therefore, if it takes us a little while to prepare your meal it’s because we’re treating it with the love and attention it deserves.


PLEASE NOTE: Some dishes can be altered to omit allergens, please ask staff for details. While we take the utmost care at Purslane to prevent cross contamination of allergens in our dishes, we cannot guarantee ingredients have not come into contact with traces before they reach our premises. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate a vegan or dairy-free diet, nut or extreme allergies.

Please note we cannot accept cheques or American Express.