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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” (287 reviews)
“scallops” (121 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 5 days ago via mobile

Visited for our 30th anniversary celebration. Decided on the 7 course tasting menu with wines. Every course was a delight, with the scallops, beef and venison particularly memorable. The wines were perfect, and the front of house team, knowledgable and attentive. Highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlanWBlackpool
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the 7 course taster menu (my other half had the accompanying wine) and it was delicious. Firstly the two waiters were brilliant. One of which we discovered was one of the chefs called in because a waiter couldn’t make it! One of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emilyhC5713XF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Had the 7 course menu with accompanying wines which were excellent. Nice small cosy restaurant will certainly be back!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 1MUR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant, tucked away in a basement on a trendy, upmarket shopping street. It's small and cozy with a reassuringly small menu, which still has something for everyone. The food was delicious and the accompanying wines were well chosen. The waiting staff explained...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Londontripadviser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening as could not get in on a Saturday and I know why. It was excellent and full. It’s a cosy place with plenty of atmosphere and the front of house guys are brilliant at making you welcome and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kad8689
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a romantic dinner and it was a great. The environment is very cozy and the waiters very close and kind. We loved the machine wines and the quality of the food was amazing! I will go back for sure.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MariaF2936
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to our son and his girlfriend so wanted a decent experience. Was not disappointed. A lovely amuse bouche os sea bream, artichoke and a tarragon emulsion showed good balance of flavours. Starters were scallops, a roast and stuffed quail and a crab ravioli....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RRenton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all enjoyed a truly delicious meal, several of us choosing the £17.50 3 course menu. It was amazing value. I could have chosen anything from the menu, it all sounded and looked divine. The pairing wines were lovely. The service was good too and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tour815953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for lunch and enjoyed a fantastic three course lunch with matching wines. Each course was presented beautifully and the portions were spot on. The wines we enjoyed were perfect and we have left with names which we plan to buy. Can’t wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JoJo476
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best meals we’ve had in ages. We chose 3 courses from the a la Carte menu, plenty of choice. Every course was beautiful...full of flavour & great presentation. Hard to pick favourites however the scallops starter was stunning...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank galwaygirl16
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
$29 - $64
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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