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Purslane Restaurant

33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #89 of 1,855 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
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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39 reviews 39 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Every mouthful of my dinner surpassed the previous one! I can't remember when I last enjoyed a meal out so much. And it was so reasonably priced! In some ways, I want to keep this place all to myself, however it was so good, I just have to share it. Tucked away in St Stephen Street, it's definitely worth seeking... More

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Tucked a stone's throw and a half from the daily tourist run, this hidden gem is an unassuming, small comfortable lower ground floor on St. Stephens street. As stated on their website, it is a place to feel comfortable and relaxed. Choices include a tasting menu or the two or three course options. The staff were helpful and efficient and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The 5 course taster menu was a good introduction to Purslane. We dined with the ITISON offer - it is always a bit hit and miss when dining on a "daily deal", however, Purslane was a pleasant surprise. We started with a butternut squash soup, then smoked mackerel fish course. Main course was chicken breast (mercifully not dry and overcooked),... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal in Purslane this evening. It's very rare to find a restaurant where everything is seasoned well and cooked correctly. Such a nice feeling to leave a restaurant with nothing to complain about, it was faultless! Check this place out for some great eats and excellent service. Can't speak highly enough of the place.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went to this small local restaurant and cannot recommend it enough. The restaurant was very quiet but the food was perfect - one of the best fish dishes i have had - the fish was cooked to perfection and the accompanied charred articokes were heaven. Great cooking and nice wines. We rounded the evening off having some dessert wines... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I think this says it all. We ate here 3 years ago but didn't have a TA account at the time. Now that we do, Purslane was still top of the list for a well earned retrospective review. What a delicious fine dining experience in an intimate and relaxed environment. The chef even finished the night by joining us to... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visited recently after searching for a tasting menu to have whilst in Edinburgh. Was very pleased to find the 7 course menu was the same as the one advertised on the web site. Restaurant is small but was cosy and very comfortable to be in. The host struck the perfect balance between being friendly and efficient with enough chat but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Once again it worths to follow tripadvise. Found from nothing with TA and what a fantastic surprise. You cannot loose the scalops.

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