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Purslane Restaurant

33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #73 of 1,843 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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Tucked away downstairs I must have unknowingly passed this restaurant a thousand times - never again. A tiny wee place with only a few tables - you need to book. Do, it's worth it. My friend had goats cheese croquettes for starter which were fantastic, fading only very slightly in comparison to my scallops. Oh my goodness they were outstanding... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here with my partner for my birthday. Great food and lovely service. We had the set menu and thought is was great value for money. The sommelier also chose a well matched, reasonably priced wine to accompany our food choices. The restaurant is teenie tiny so make sure you call ahead/book! Would definitely recommend.

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Edinburgh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Living in Edinburgh I am not sure why we haven't been to Purslane more often as it never disappoints. We were lucky enough to get a cancellation for Saturday and the service and food were great. It is one of these places that when I look at the menu I want all the starters and the mains and find it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

To be clear I have not been to the Purslane restaurant but I did commission Paul Gunning its head chef/proprietor to cook at a private function for 16. The function took weeks of planning and included four bespoke courses designed entirely from scratch. All in all it was outstanding and show-cased a fantastic array of techniques and skills. It included... More

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Bermuda
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great little cellar restaurant. Delicious. Creative food. Excellent well priced wine list. Attentive service. Great value.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Whilst visiting Scotland, Purslane came very highly recommended by some friends who make a point of eating here regularly, and it seriously did not disappoint. First of all, you are very warmly greeting by the front of house manager who shows you to your table on a floor of approximately 10 tables. Very intimate and welcoming with music playing in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Return visit to Purslane was better than the last time. Without question the scallops dish was up there with the best I've eaten and the roast breast of pigeon was again better than I've eaten anywhere else. Cannot recommend Purslane highly enough, not just the cooking, but the atmosphere, service and value are of top, top quality. Compliments to the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This small restaurant in Stockbridge was one of my best dining experiences. The basement premises is slightly dark when entering but has a relaxing ambiance. The hostess was extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was tremendous. The attention to detail and the expert cooking and presentation was top class. They provide either 2/3 course (mid to high 20's pp) or... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ate here last. Night and was not disappointed . Presentation and quality is first rate and this chef knows how to cook! Lovely cosy small restaurant which was filling up as time went on, we ate early as we were going to the festival. I chose from the two course menu and chose roasted sea bream followed by a sliced... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Recently visited here with a few friends for dinner. The whole experence was fantastic. Food was wondeful, great service and even though the restaurant was quiet (and small) it still had a great atmosphere. The restaurant is also great value, definitely more a bit more expensive that some other offerings in the nearby area but the quality of the food... More

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