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Purslane Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I met a couple of friends here for dinner and as usual was not disappointed. All 3 of us went for different starter and main combinations and were blown away by them all. The scallops remain my absolute favourite but the good thing about going with good friends is that you can try a bit of each other's! The night... More 

Thank Alice F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying with friends in the New Town and took them to lunch here a few minutes walk away. Had meant to go to Kitchin or Wishart but this had a better recent review. One other luncher at 1.30 and a rather dull little basement so lacking in atmosphere. Not a good beginning when the four slices, of what... More 

Thank ancientskier
Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was our last night in Scotland and our anniversary so Purslane was the perfect place for dinner. It is located downstairs but has good signage on the street level. I would highly recommend reservations as it is very small, maximum of 20 seats. Quaint and welcoming with a great wait staff and very good, creative and attractive food. You... More 

Thank Deborah B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small restaurant, so booking is advised, that produces high quality and well presented dishes that taste amazing. Gluten free was not a problem and only the starter was really adversely affected - therefore not quite up to the standard of the other dishes. We will go again and have recommended to others.

Thank anotbot
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An intimate dining experience with fantastic front of house staff,stunning wine and Devine food an experience I won't forget

1 Thank Hana B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try this little fine dining establishment to celebtate our 25th Anniversary, this visit was not on hear say or recommendation but purley on the trip advisor rating. It is a very cosy dining experience with limited seating but as they say good things come in small packages. We had the 7 course taster menu with matched wines... More 

1 Thank markrenOrkney
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in Stockbridge, a small room down a steep flight of steps, Purslane is well worth a visit. The menu consists of several tasting option and a carte. The food is very good and nicely plated. I had a nice crab starter and a venison main course. Ideally it would be a little more spacious but well worth a... More 

Thank Hadley-Apennine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never heard of this place before and didn't research it before I went as it was booked by our friends. It is down in the basement in St Stephen's street where Redwood restaurant used to be and I had fairly low expectations. Well, what a surprise. We were warmly met on arrival and overall the staff were excellent.... More 

1 Thank iainm638
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say that this is one of the less expensive fine dining restaurants on offer in Edinburgh and is still a very high standard. There was nobody else in the restaurant when we visited so the atmosphere wasn't that great but the service was excellent and the food was very tasty and all thoughtfully prepared. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience... More 

1 Thank Gingeroadonis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing night at purslane. The food was delicious and paired perfectly with matching wines. This time I experimented with my food choices and definitely was not disappointed. Can't wait until my next visit.

Thank Karen G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$28 - $61
French, British, Scottish, European, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Neighborhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Phone Number: 441312263500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

Neighborhood Profile
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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