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Purslane Restaurant

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33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • 17
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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
7 course taster - 100% recommend

We would fully recommend this restaurant if you like, comfortable surroundings, high quality service and phenomenal food. We went with the 7 course taster menu with matching wine. Every course was my next favourite with the hake and the foie gras being the exceptional dishes. Everything from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We would fully recommend this restaurant if you like, comfortable surroundings, high quality service and phenomenal food. We went with the 7 course taster menu with matching wine. Every course was my next favourite with the hake and the foie gras being the exceptional dishes. Everything from the relaxing tunes, to the lighting the friendly approachable host is reason to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There was nothing I didn't like about this place. Excellent service, incredible food. Music, atmosphere, decor all added to a superb evening's dining. Superb value.

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is on basement level of St Stephens street, down some very steep steps. The dining room is very small & intimate but didn't feel overcrowded. Service was efficient & friendly. Food was cooked to perfection & presented very well. Overall I thought it was great value for money & will be happy to return.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant has an amazing chef, real gourmet food at reasonable prices. Every dish had been created with imagination, love and attention. My pork dish had pork served in different ways with delicious sauce and red wine poached pieces of pear. Each dish was a work of art. There is a taster menu, but also a set menu where... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

7 course tasting menu with matching wines for £75, worth every penny, food and wines were fantastic, service was good and informative and not rushed in anyway, my only criticism is that it would have been nice to have a copy of the menu so that you knew what was coming next (all other restaurants we have had tasting menus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Fine dining in a casual and cosy atmosphere. The staff were lovely and the food was considered, presented well and most importably...delicious!

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Lauder, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Superb, 5 course tasting menu, courtesy of an Itison voucher. Beautifully balanced menu cooked superbly and featuring locally sourced fresh ingredients. Amuse bouche, fish course, main meat course, pre-dessert and dessert with a glass of wine from extensive wine card. Top marks to the kitchen and knowledgeable front of house staff. Very small (friendly?) interior meant the only slight downside... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaraunt as part of my wife's birthday week, although small, about 20 covers, we found the food and service here delightful. Chose the tasting menu with wine, and both were lovely. When we visit Edinburgh again this will be a place we will visit again.

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Edinburgh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It is true the decor is rather tired and dull- but the food and service on the evening of my visit was excellent, so I have awarded 5 stars, seems petty to knock a point off for the decor. Would like to visit again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Dined at Purslane for the first time a week last Sunday with my girlfriend. It was an anniversary dinner, and we were both delighted with our first visit there. The food was exceptional. Service was just the right balance between informal, and informative. My partner had scallops to start which were absolutely delicious, followed by guinea fowl which was equally... More 

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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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