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Purslane Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and brother-in-law treated me to a tasting lunch to celebrate my birthday. It was delicious. A lovely meal from start to finish. I would thoroughly recommend the experience. The service was excellent and I hope to visit again soon.

Thank A G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited Purslane twice now and both times the whole experience has been fantastic. Paul and his team go out their way to ensure your visit is the best it can be. I'll definitely be back.

Thank Yvonne G
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It had been quite a while since my last visit to Purslane and I had enjoyed it previously, so I was very happy for a reason to come along to go back. We opted to eat from the set lunch menu, which only contained two options for starter, main and dessert, but that wasn't a problem for any of us.... More 

Thank BrawScotland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Double date with our neighbours who were also, by coincidence, eating here at the same time. Staff happy to accommodate us by moving tables together. Glass of complimentary bubbles on being seated set the tone nicely. We went for the a la carte menu, but you could go for the 7 or 5 course tasting menu, with or without matched... More 

Thank Wotsit179
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this restaurant after reviews on tripadvisor, have to say what a wonderful restaurant only small but very relaxed and welcoming. The 5 course tasting menu was beautiful and very reasonable in price and staff created a great atmosphere, even the chef came out for a chat after our meal which enhanced our visit here. Would definitely come back and... More 

Thank LKM700
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No other words can be used to describe the food other than absolute perfection there is not much more I could say.

Thank Helen M
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, intimate, attentive and helpful staff. Each dish is beautifully presented and a true treat once you taste it. My favourite dish was definitely the scallops. Beautifully cooked with delicate flavours, not over powering the sweetness of the scallops.

Thank boba2000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very high and consistent standard of food. Intimate and attractive layout. Professional front of house staff. Good wine list.

Thank tbzdl
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a second visit to this restaurant and proved just as good as the first visit. Good choice of menu for four people, among them a vegetarian. One of the party also had a birthday that weekend which the waitress picked up on and brought over some delicious handmade sweets at the end of the meal. This small attention... More 

Thank W5014AXSandraS
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small intimate restaurant providing casual fine dining. The waitresses were incredibly professional and friendly and the food was excellent. We had the a la carte menu, i had the pork starter and venison main and my boyfriend had scallops to start and rabbit for main. All the dishes were beautifully presented however were good sizes and perfectly cooked.

Thank Nickatbh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $65
French, British, Scottish, European, International
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, 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: 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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