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Purslane Restaurant

33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
+44 131 226 3500
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“purslane” (289 reviews)
“scallops” (126 reviews)
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French, British, Scottish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Purslane has become our favourite. The menu contains skills and combinations beyond what most us would attempt at home. Even if you know the meat or fish it will be served with something that adds the wow and reason for eating out. If you like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank starazaba
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four of us had the 7 course taster menu with cheese and wine pairing. Faultless. To counter some of the negative comments made in the poor reviews below: 1) "The portions were too large" - the portions were generous for a tasting Menu. I see...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JimWeedon13
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are only few restaurants open in Edinburgh on Sunday evenings. Lucky us Purslane is one of them. The dining room is really tiny but the food experience huge ! I absolutely and very highly recommend this incredible culinary experience !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank coastal58193265792
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just two days in Edinburgh. Where do you go for dinner? Well, after some research, this is where we went based on various great reviews. And we were not disappointed. We kept it simple because one of our friends didn't feel too well after a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank antoine4459
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely superb! Delicious food served by friendly people, in a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend. Worth every penny!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for a meal with my husband as a treat and it really was. Tiny restaurant that felt intimate, fantastic service, we opted for the three course menu with matching wines and we instantly received an amuse bouhe and entrée which were lovely, I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kryptonkara
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely evening with friends in a cosy Edinburgh restaurant with excellent food, good wines and unobtrusive service. The restaurant is small, cosy and quiet enough to have a good conversation over dinner. We have been before, and the food is uniformly excellent....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DJWebb0
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the scallops to start with, every mouthful was delicious and the veal was cooked to perfection. The staff where very attentive and brought out the food very quickly. I cant wait to go back again. I would give this restaurant ten out of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank conne24r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a tasting menu with matched wines, thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal. The wines matched beautifully with each course, dessert wine was a little small, could have drunk lots of it as it was so delicious. Service and food excellent, small cosy restaurant,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 62jeanie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid an overdue return visit to this wonderful restaurant to sample the tasting menu. Service once again was impeccable.. in a small space the two staff manage a very personal service with a smile. The tasting menu itself showcases the chef's use of fresh...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SAS12345
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
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Questions & Answers
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Paul G | Property representative |
Hello due to the premises license children under 6 can’t eat in the restaurant but if they are older they are more than welcome to dine at night.
Sam G
October 4, 2017|
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Response from paulgZ430XU | Property representative |
Hi Sam sorry for the late reply, depending on the size of your table we have a few options. The first is to have your table away from the speakers or the second is we can turn the music down and play something that is a... More
December 5, 2016|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
No, it's in the lower ground floor of a building and has stone steps down to it, which is unfortunate if you are not so able bodied as its a great restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $65
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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: +44 131 226 3500
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