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Purslane Restaurant

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
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33a St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
441312263500
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to Paul Gunning's excellent Fine dining restaurant in St Stephen's Street; on this occasion to celebrate our Pearl Wedding Anniversary on the 11 July. Having enjoyed our previous visits we were both really looking forward to our meal. We were guided to our table by Natasha and were quickly supplied with a glass of bubbly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here for the first time and loved it!!! Food was excellent and the atmosphere in the restaurant is great. We had the a la cart menu and thought it was very good value for money. It was a great fine dining experience without being pretentious. The dishes were well put together and I cleared my plates on every... More 

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Thank FionaPerry2016
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was a great discovery. We went for lunch and chose the 3 course fixed price A La carte menu. The choice were both appetizing, well presented and very tasty. Highly recommended.

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Thank ZZHC
Edinburgh, Scotland
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small and intimate - tables a bit close. Good choice of tasting menu and a la carte. Extensive wine list. Timely relaxed service. Booking advised.

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Thank EMEdin
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this little gem last night, on the advice of a friend who lives in Edinburgh. It's a petite restaurant in a basement and you'd quite easily miss it! We were met by the lovely Natalie (Natalia?!), who knew who we were and showed us to our lovely table. I'd done some research prior to our visit and... More 

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Thank Stuart F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a chef friend down south and ate here this weekend. We were surprised to find that they had been on this site for 5 years as its opposite some of Stockbridge's best known hostelries. First off, it's pretty tiny - but quite quaint inside, but its really all about the food here. Service was... More 

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Thank pelorus68Herts_Uk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to purslane restaurant for a birthday lunch with my wife the food did not only look good but the taste was out of this world and we were met as we went into the restaurant by Carlos who was great from start to finish he new his stuff if you go you will not be disappointed

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Thank David H
Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch here with my wife and her aunt. The food and service were absolutely outstanding, a view shared by all 3 of us. I have no hesitation in recommending to everyone and will certainly be eating here again - and the sooner the better.

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Thank Adrian D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read previous reviews we ga e this a shot and were not disappointed. Great food friendly staff and good service. Wine which accompanied the food was great! Would definitely recommend it to anybody!!

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Thank AlexanderB4
Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden Gem. Food, staff, atmosphere are faultless. Would recommend Purslane to anyone looking for an intimate and friendly place to eat. We have visited Purslane on many occasions and each time have something different from the menu. Still haven't found anything that is less than perfect.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $66
Cuisine
French, British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free, International
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 441312263500

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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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