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Purslane Restaurant

33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #66 of 1,918 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were given a visit to purslane as a Christmas present and oh what a fabulous present. This restaurant is quite small but that was one of the things I liked about it as you were able to have a conversation. Well the food was absolutely fabulous we had the five course taster menu, although your plate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at purslane on New Years eve. The food was very good. Highlights of the evening were the scallops with parsnip crisps and the delicious caramel ice cream. Definitely going back!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the excellent Purslane for dinner with friends just before Christmas. The atmosphere was cosy and relaxed, the setting sophisticated, yet not pretentious. We ordered from the main menu and I could have selected everything on it! The beef main course was a particular delight, cooked to medium-rare perfection, and I didn't feel short-changed on the vegetables either. Chocolate... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My husband spent some time researching places to eat in Edinburgh, and wow did he pick well. A cosy little restaurant with a lovely relaxed feel with amazing food. The service was impeccable, attentive but not obtrusive. After the meal wewere directed over the road to a fab cocktail bar. This restaurant is a little gem in a city that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We recently visited the restaurant to hopefully enjoy their fine dining 5 course tasting menu. In reality it was 3 courses with a very small soup counting as the first course and an even smaller bowl of what anyone else would call granola as the 4th course. The other courses were nice enough but to call it a 5 course... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Having read great reviews we were very much looking forward to taking up our 5 course tasting menu offer! Unfortunately not all 5 courses were great! The first course kicked off with an absolutely delicious butternut squash velouté, this was followed by a tasty (if a bit tepid) smoked haddock risotto. The main course of pave of beef arrived and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Visited Purslane, with 3 friends for pre-Christmas Dinner at the beginning of December, Ordered the set menu, which was exceptional food very well presented and the additional extras was a lovely surprise. Lovely dinning atmosphere, and our waiter very helpful and attentive.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Dined here with 3 friends for a pre-Christmas catch-up. We ordered from the set menu which was very good value and the food we each ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was very helpful and looked after us. I thought the little complimentary second starter of a little parsnip veloute was a lovely touch.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Purslane is a gorgeous wee restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh's trendy Stockbridge area. It's cozy size is more than made up by some really big flavours. I booked in for a family meal on the 23 December, and we were all greatly impressed by the place and our dinners. I chose the melt in the mouth Scallops, followed by... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Simply superb food at a very reasonable price. I had scallops then guinea fowl both of which were excellent. My friends both had different choices and we're equally impressed. The food is full of flavour, simply presented and a joy to eat. I will definitely be returning.

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Address: 33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Cuisine: International

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