Flavour-forward dining at Puro in Clevedon
Lunch or dinner at this family-run restaurant warrants the short detour from the M5 to the seaside town of Clevedon.
Head chef Nick Fenlon is a keen forager and his resolutely seasonal menus feature finds from his countryside pursuits. The experienced chef (formerly of The Pump House in Bristol) isn’t scared of bold flavours, and ingredients such as Cornish mussels, beef onglet and poussin are enlivened with intriguing additions.
Nick’s menus change every couple of months, but are refreshed on a weekly basis to include hyper-local seasonal ingredients. Dishes such as tuna tartare with avocado and wasabi ice cream, seaweed tapioca cracker, lime gel and Vietnamese pickled salad are as attractive as they are delicious.
The chic decor makes this a fantastic find for an intimate dinner with someone special or a sociable supper with friends. Ask owner Dom Lamy for a wine pairing to square up to the ambitious dishes – an impressive display of bottles at the entrance signals to diners they’re in for an indulgent evening of wining and dining.
Trencherman’s tip: don’t leave without paying a visit to sister business Vintage & Vine. The bottle shop and wine bar is located above the restaurant and is the perfect spot for a pre/post dinner drop.