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Purslane Restaurant

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
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33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
441312263500
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We chose to visit Purslane as a treat during the festival after reading fantastic reviews online, suffice to say we were not disappointed. We had the seven course tasting menu which was superb. Flavours were delicious and well thought out, we opted to also have the wine pairings which were lovely and at an extra £25 per head very reasonably... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the 7 course taster menu with recommended drink and it was superb! The waiter was a delight - very knowledgeable and considerate. It was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I truly can't recommend this beautifully intimate oasis highly enough- you must go!

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Thank janieair0il
Washington, DC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A pocket-sized restaurant with warm, welcoming staff and a casual but stylish atmosphere. Our starters - crab meat garnished with fish roe, capers and prawns - were excellent, as were our mains (sea bass and rabbit). The food is beautifully presented and even more beautifully prepared - subtle combinations of flavor and texture that were a delightful surprise in this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here as a large group of 8 girls for lunch at the start of August. We used the restaurant to set us up for a day on the town and it definitely did just that. We ate from the lunch menu and all throughly enjoyed our choices. I had the cauliflower soup followed by the Guinea fowl. Both... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect at first, but it was an intimate setting, lovely atmosphere, amazing food, and great service. Whole room consists of around 6+ tables at most with the 'bar/till' area in the corner. Not cramped and not bumping into other tables which was good. We had to 7 course tasting menu with the optional wine added, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited during the Festival after reading reviews online. Very small restaurant but food & service was excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Ian O
Livingston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here as a party of 4 to celebrate a birthday and had the 7 course tasting menu. All the dishes looked and tasted fantastic, the scallops were exceptional! we are already planning our next visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Compact, cosy and personal ambience. Pretty decent food, reasonably priced Will go again to try the 9 course taster menu

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Thank Luke A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I met with Paul last week and explained what I'd like for my birthday lunch. On the day the courses were beautifully presented with great attention to detail along with the requirements of one guest dealt with perfectly. Great staff and a lovely atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone for casual fine dining or an individual special event.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small restaurant down a few stairs with a pleasant atmosphere. The service was very pleasant and not intrusive. The waiter had a good knowledge of the menu. The courses came in a timely fashion and our party of four, which included two vegetarians enjoyed everything we had. The presentation was stunning without being over fussy and the flavours were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $66
Cuisine
French, British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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