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Purslane Restaurant

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
French, British, Scottish, International
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33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
441312263500
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Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 26
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Gem in Stockbridge

Yet another wonderful dinner in Purslane Restaurant in Edinburgh. It is a small establishment, but the food is world class. The amuse bouche was amazing, starting us off well for our meal. For our mains we had Beef Pave which is tasty but can be tough, Not here, it was beautifully cooked with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Karen C
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yet another wonderful dinner in Purslane Restaurant in Edinburgh. It is a small establishment, but the food is world class. The amuse bouche was amazing, starting us off well for our meal. For our mains we had Beef Pave which is tasty but can be tough, Not here, it was beautifully cooked with delicious sauce and vegetables. We look forward... More 

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Thank Karen C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant small but really personal touch is great the service and the food was out of this world

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Thank David H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot fault Purslane. From the moment my friends and I arrived we were warmly greeted by professional and friendly front of house staff, who were fun and attentive throughout the whole evening. The food was cooked to perfection for my taste, everything bursting with flavor and presented beautifully with generous portion sizes too. I had the curried scallops, pave... More 

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Thank Wendy T
Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Headed back recently after eating here when it first opened over 3 years ago and it has improved with age! New decor which looks smart and modern....the staff were friendly and attentive but not over bearing......the food is as good as any of the 'big' names in town.....went for the 7 course tasting menu with wines, all as good as... More 

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Thank brum982
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try Purslane, based on the great reviews on Tripadvisor, on a Saturday night. We chose the 7 course tasting menu with wines. The AmuseBouche of potato and leek velouté was excellent, the scallops with chorizo and curried parsnip was let down by lumpy parsnip mash though the scallops were perfect. The next course of duck was poor,... More 

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Thank Angela H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard and read great reviews of this restaurant, so arrived with great excitement. The seven course menu looked amazing and we hadn't had lunch so we selected it with wines, as it was priced ok. The amuse bouche was so yummy I wish I had taken it as a starter , potato and leek velouté, unfortunately both meat... More 

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Thank poshsciuse
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious, accompanied by a lovely English wine. It is a small restaurant but the attention from the waiter was excellent and he was very knowledgeable about the wine and food. One of the best three course meals I have had in Edinburgh and we have eaten in several fine dining establishments. Was excellent... More 

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Thank 302lovefood
Halkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I had the most delicious meal with matching wines on Wednesday evening. Every course from the Amouse Bouche to the dessert was mouth watering. It was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked with sauces which complimented the food. The accompanying wines were explained by the restaurant manager whose manner and service could not be faulted. At the end... More 

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Thank Kay G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for my cousin's 21st birthday to have the 7 course taster menu with matching wine, and have to say how brilliant it was! Service was incredible, we had a very friendly waiter who was so knowledgeable about all of the food and wine but was also not overbearing and was able to have a laugh with us, which... More 

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Thank Zahra W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at Purslane. Lovely restaurant and decor, with excellent food cooked perfectly with delicious flavours. Great portion sizes. The lovely wine matched our food perfectly. Staff were really attentive and caring. Would highly recommend Purslane restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Neighborhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Phone Number: 441312263500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 72
  • Cuisine: French, British, Scottish, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

Neighborhood Profile
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighborhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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