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Purslane Restaurant

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
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33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131-226-3500
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing experience

My partner and i attended a family get together at Purslane on Friday 28th August, the atmosphere was amazing . The staff were very attentive and friendly, the food was outstanding, we will certainly be dining there again soon and i would recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My partner and i attended a family get together at Purslane on Friday 28th August, the atmosphere was amazing . The staff were very attentive and friendly, the food was outstanding, we will certainly be dining there again soon and i would recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting the area. Thankyou for a great dining experience

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Another amazing gathering at purslane tonight. Great service, amazing food and lovely intimate atmosphere to spend a night with family and friends. Loved my smoked salmon starter! Highlighter of my night. 😀 Great location and definitely highly recommended for a visit.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Second time I have visited Purslane last time was earlier in August for lunch then yesterday for an evening meal for my birthday. The food on both occasions was excellent lots of thought put into the menu so something for everyone. My daughter and I had the 5 course tasting menu which was amazing. Service is good staff make you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A small Stockbridge restaurant with great food and an interesting and unusual wine list. Friendly service, a little slow to start with but we had all evening to enjoy ourselves

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Three months ago I loved our lunch here, today I was very pleased to get away! The lunch menu was dull and we chose from an only little better a la carte. My quail starter was not hot enough and even a little tough. The bread 2types but only 2slices between us tasted old. My partners scallops were quite a... More 

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Derbyshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was one of the best meals I have ever had! My husband and I chose the seven course taster menu and I was worried that I would be over faced with the amount of food. But the portion sizes were perfect. Each dish was cooked perfectly and accompanied by a complimentary glass of wine. The wait staff and the... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Purslane is tiny, and there's a slightly cramped feel to the table layout, but to be fair I can't see how they could manage it any better in their current location. The meal was excellent - particularly the main course (Beef with Girolles). If I were to be picky my Guinea Fowl starter was slightly over-cooked, but the flavours were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

we had dinner two Thursdays ago. My family and I enjoyed so much with the menu. Starters, Mains and desserts everything totally delicious. It is a small and hidden place. The food is as good as star michelin Restaurant. It will be difficult to forget that night.

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visited Purslane after reading the fab reviews however we were disappointed. I have to say the setting, service, quality of ingredients were excellent however, the food itself just didn't hit the mark for me. Combinations were slightly odd ie the mushy aubergine with the lamb was not complimentary at all and the guinea fowl starter a little bland. In summary,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A quaint bistro style restaurant with only 20 covers so I assume booking essential. The food and service were both excellent and we shall return.

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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: 0131-226-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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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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