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Purslane Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$30 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
French, British, Scottish, European, International
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a small restaurant, but packs a punch. The food was excellent, each dish was meticulously presented and tasted exquisite. Would highly recommend this hidden gem.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was absolutely phenomenal, and was actually better than some Michelin star food that we’ve had - I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes it into the guide. On the more expensive side but absolutely worth...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 464katelyng
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I went for a meal here on Saturday evening and it was absolutely stunning. The service was outstanding and the food was incredible. We certainly wouldn’t have been surprised if we were told that it was a Michelin Star restaurant as it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank anew87
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some high hopes for Purslane following comments from friends and it came close to 4 / 5 score and not the 3 / 5 I've given it, but just not quite there for me. The room is quite small and decor is fairly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CalumDM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food in this restaurant is excellent. The service is very good and the staff are efficient and friendly. However the seating is very tight. Tables are too small and too close together. For that reason I would not return. It is not a comfortable...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Greenandcos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small, personal restaurant hidden away in the back streets of Edinburgh. What a find! We had the 7 course taster menu with accompanying wines which was out of this world. Both the foods and wines were exquisite. The service and staff knowledge behind the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my word! This is a restaurant to visit. I found myself making appreciative noises to my food! Service was brilliant - but oh my goodness - the food! Go.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank IswivelwhenIsing1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit in two months, this time with family. The restaurant is small and cosy, and the staff were really friendly. The food was delicious and it is amazing that the chef and team can achieve such good quality in the tasting...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DJWebb0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this after looking at lots of reviews. We were not disappointed. Small restaurant, but really great food and service. Had a really lovely meal rounding off our stay in Edinburgh. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alexcm39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this little gem as a couple. It was quiet Thursday evening, however with it being a very small restaurant I wouldn't like to visit when it's full. We enjoyed 2 courses and a bottle of wine, whilst being given small 'snacks' at the start...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank midnight-moon
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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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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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