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Purslane Restaurant

33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #64 of 1,900 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, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We arrived quite early in the evening for the tasting menu which we had decided to order in advance. The portions were small but for the number of courses any bigger would have been a bit of a waste, and the dishes were certainly the highlight of the night. Each of the seven courses offered exciting and new flavours. We... More 

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Glasgow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There is no doubt, the food at Purslane is on the whole very good. My friend had scallops for starters, I had the trout. Both top notch. We both had the "Christmassy" guinea fowl dish for mains. Nice, but not extraordinary (tasted exactly like a chicken breast). The cheese board for afters was not memorable and not presented very well... More 

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lovely small restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Food was excellent - fresh and nicely presented. My sea bream was as tasty as any I've had anywhere - crisp, hot and meaty

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A small and cozy restaurant with a few set of covers, Purslane will not fail to impress you. The menu is creative with a good number of dishes and a selection of a few good wines. We got there for lunch on a Sunday and since we were the last table, some of the plates we have selected were not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Euurgh so so good, we got ourselves involved in the taster menu on a short weekend break to Edinburgh in September through, as it turns out, a lucky Google search - thanks Google once again the oracle of all my knowledge. The service is ace, the food is stupidly good especially for the price and it's in one of those... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

small restaurant hidden away in the stockbridge area, the food is of high quality and the prices are very agreeable. very enjoyable atmosphere and will be returning soon!

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scotland
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Again another unforgettable dining experience at purslane. From the minute you walk in the door you are looked after with a fantastic staff, excellent knowledge of there dishes and wines. The menu is very reasonable priced with local, fresh produce and a very talented head chef whom works very hard with his team in ensuring there customers have the most... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Party of 6 on Saturday after the rugby. Excellent little dining room and interesting menu spread between fish, meat and game options. I had rabbit as a starter which was really good and red mullet main, again excellent. This is high quality cooking and presentation at a pretty reasonable cost. No complaints from our party - all thumbs up. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

4 of us Australians found this restaurant online while staying in Edinburgh. I honestly cannot describe the absolute AMAZING experience we had. I had the rabbit lasagne, pork and creme brulee, my husband had the pigeon, guinea fowl, and the poached pear with earl grey panna cotta and chocolate mud. We LOVED this place, friendly staff, great food, great experience.... More 

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Longniddry
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Had another fabulous meal at Purslane yesterday. A small, cozy restaurant with a lovely ambience the experience is only enhanced by the wonderful food and personal, attentive service. Chef Paul Gunning has to be one of Edinburgh's top chefs - the seasonal menus are well thought out and the food is beautifully presented and flavoursome and it's nice to have... More 

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

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