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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Went for the 7 course taster menu and this was a great choice. The star was the scallop dish, scallops wrapped in smoked ham. Very tender and delicately cooked. The hake was also a delight. Couldn't fault any if the food. Small but adequate portions considering the number of courses. Wine was very reasonably priced.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I recently celebrated our anniversary with a 7 course tasting experience in Purslane. We had an amazing experience and the food was excellent. Each and every wine that was served with our meals was perfectly suited to the food. The waiter and waitress also made a special effort to give some background on the ingredients used in... More 

Thank David O
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a family birthday and 5 of us had the 7 course menu with matching wines. It was amazing all the courses were delicious and I had all white wine as I'm not a fan of red and the wines were spot on! Definitely need to try it here if in Edinburgh! The staff were lovely and... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed each course of the 7 course tasting menu. Each course was delicious and described well by the staff.

Thank Elaine J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good dishes and competent, classical cooking with twists in this cosy restaurant. After an amuse bouche, a salmon roulade sprightly with several little garnishes, a starter of parsnip veloute' effused an enticing curry aroma and came with tasty samosas. Another starter was a rabbit tian, a delicate well presented dish with many flavours and textures that agreed with each other,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner took me here for my 25th birthday in December. We were greeted by the staff who immediately wished me a happy birthday and suggested some champagne which was delightful. As it was a special occasion we both opted to go for the 7 course taster menu and I'm so glad we did. Every dish was unique to this... More 

Thank kaymac32
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were searching for a fine dining experience for my birthday treat and found just that. Amazing food for great value and the waiter was lovely and attentive. Cosy atmosphere with tasty, well preseanted food and excellent service.

Thank EnglishElla
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy restaurant, friendly relaxed service, excellent food well presented -prices midrange/above but worth it, will definitely return.

Thank 123hangry
Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scallops to die for! The whole night was unbelievable and couldn't fault the menu and service. A must try if you are in Edinburgh.

Thank Lindawallace1954
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked ahead as we'd heard this restaurant is always busy and were glad we did - it only seats 20 or so giving it a very intimate atmosphere. Like many others, we opted for the 7-course tasting menu paired with matching wines. For each course the front of house staff will explain the dish and the wine to help... 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
$28 - $62
French, British, Scottish, International, European
Dinner, Lunch, 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: +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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