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Purslane Restaurant

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33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 172
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  • 17
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  • 6
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Very Small Place Big on Food

I eat here in early March (1st). Arrived just after opening and only customers at that time. Food was excellent. I had Haddock Risotto and lamb. My wife had another starter (?) - I cannot remember - and Red Mullet as a main. We were both very please with the food at £30/head/3 courses but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
James Y
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I eat here in early March (1st). Arrived just after opening and only customers at that time. Food was excellent. I had Haddock Risotto and lamb. My wife had another starter (?) - I cannot remember - and Red Mullet as a main. We were both very please with the food at £30/head/3 courses but excluding drink. I would definately... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Dined here last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were both very disappointed. We had quite high expectations given the good reviews here on Tripadvisor but it certainly did not live up to them for us. The place is absolutely tiny and very lacking in atmosphere. Although the restaurant was half full when we arrived you could have... More 

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Saturday 21st feb, 5 course taster lunch menu. I couldn't fault the food or service, absolutely stunningl food. I had high expectations through recommendations and we weren't disappointed, lived up to every expectation. small ( smaller than I expected) restaurant but this added to the personal friendly service, had the accompanying wines which again added to the experience. Highly recommended... More 

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Glasgow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great food and great wine. We had the five course tasting menu and it was faultless. Fish course was excellent and the beef was amazing. Great selection of wines and will definitely be coming back in the future.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a 5 course lunch tasting menu. Simply faultless food, absolutely delicious. Nice and cosy inside, great service, and a nice wine list. Highly recommend.

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Visited on Valentine's eve as we had a guest arriving the following day. Did not disappoint. When we arrived for our 7.30pm booking, there were a couple of other tables occupied. When we left, the place was full. The food was excellent as usual. My starter of pan-fried scallops with an escabeche garnish was beautifully presented and tasted as good.... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The restaurant is tiny, sits about 24 people, and is nicely decorated and has a friendly, cosy atmosphere. The waitress was very nice and attentive and they catered for our allergies with no fuss. Food was lovely; I had a beef roulade with caramelised onions followed by guinea fowl with roasted vegetables. The jus for the guinea fowl was really... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had an Itison voucher for the 5 course tasting menu. Typical of this type of building in the area its a basement restaurant. It is very cosy only 8 two person tables and the decor is a bit tired. The food was very impressive in that food which I wouldn't normally enjoy tasted amazing. One of the best courses was... More 

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edinburgh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Enjoyed an extremely tasty 5 course tasting meal tonight. Nice intimate atmosphere. Great sized portions - left feeling full and happy :-). Highly recommended & will be back soon hopefully.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here for our valentines meal and had the 7 Course taste menu, originally they said we wouldnt have time for it, but as we had our hearts set on it, they let us and the service was very fast! Each course was absolutley beautiful! And

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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