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.
New head chef Hayden Botha continues to deliver polished versions of the Puro staples, but has also introduced his own out-of-the-park spin on seasonal dishes. The experienced chef (formerly of The Pump House in Bristol) has a knack for pairing rich flavours, an affinity for locally foraged ingredients and an unfussy style of delivery.
Flavour-forward dishes such as freshly-landed hake with naturally salty sea vegetables, creamy mashed potato and shellfish velouté champion hyper-local ingredients and 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.