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Purslane Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
+44 131 226 3500
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The food we actually got was average at best anyway, but the whole evening was ruined when the waiter managed to knock my wife's red wine all over her, the main course and everywhere. This was very upsetting. Her main was replaced, but tasted of the wine so was not a new Dish! As my wife was rightly embarrassed and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal. My husband had been before and wanted me to experience the delicious food. I wasn't disappointed. Had the haddock starter, which had so many tastes and flavours as well as a fun presentation. The waiter was superb and very knowledgeable about the food and wines. Hubby had the scallops and loved them - though he did... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Every course was outstanding and cooked to perfection. The scallops ,sea bream and Guinea fowl were particularly delicious. Alessandro was front of house and delivered an excellent device. He explained the wine pairings beautifully and worked extremely hard. A lovely unstuffy atmosphere. Truly an evening to cherish.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my fiancé went to edinburgh for his birthday weekend and to give us time away from our young children. I booked Purslane as it looked lovely from the reviews and food which my fiancé would like (he's quite fussy!) On arriving it took me by surprise at how small the place was but this just added to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had a wonderful Sunday lunch meeting up with old friends. The great experience started from the moment we walked in . Started with a smokey gin and tonic, then red mullet starter, guinea fowl main, rhubarb and pistachio desert. All beautifully presented and packing plenty of flavour. Highly recommended.

Thank WiltshireSimon
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing food and wine pairing. great service, small intimate restaurant, memorable for all the right reasons.

Thank AliHappyTraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real hidden gem, we had the 7 course taster menu, the food was wonderful matched with perfect wines. The atmosphere was intimate and casual and a big thank you to Alex who made our visit special with his knowledge of the food and wine, it is rare to find someone with so much passion and time, it was busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food,wonderful atmosphere,gorgeous little boutique restaurant . fabulous service what more can I say,can't wait to go back to Scotland so I can go there again.

Thank Sam W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first visit to Purslane was a truly memorable dinner. We chose the 7 couses testing menu with a bottle of white wine (Riesling from New Zeland 100% recommended), about the food, we can just say 5 star fine dining restaurant. In Stockbridge we found this small and friendly restaurant where we have recieved a TOP QUALITY food and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I chose Purslane for our birthday celebrations. We had travelled to Edinburgh from Belfast and had taken some time to choose our meal venue!! First of all I would like to commend our two Spanish waiters. Unbelievably enthusiastic and so friendly The food was great however these two fellas really could sell coals to Newcastle This is... More 

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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
$29 - $62
French, British, Scottish, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • 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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