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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
+44 131 226 3500
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got engaged in the morning at Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens, and strolled the short distance to Stockbridge's Purslane Restaurant. Their 5 course Tasting Menu was on offer at a mouth-wateringly low £35, and boy - was it good value! Following an enticing amuse bouche of smoked haddock and chives risotto, a pave of salmon with clams, celeriac, spinach and garlic... More 

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Thank Hugh D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small restaurant in Stockbridge, only room for 28 covers. Emphasis is on the food. The menu is not extensive, but there are also two tasting menus with various wines to complement the food. When food is served the staff explain what you have in detail. Enjoyed all courses very much and would recommend this small friendly restaurant.

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Thank Sylvia M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited purslane for a birthday treat and what a treat it was. We enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu with matching wines and enjoyed this throughly. I'm not a fan of lamb but the waiter happily allowed me to change this for the rabbit course Scallops were cooked to perfection, the amuse boosh, a leak and potato veloute was like... More 

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Thank Reviewerer85
Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband takes me to purslane every year for my birthday, it never fails to impress us we had a great meal, the scallops are the best I have ever tasted they are to die for. We are going to go back in a few weeks for my husbands birthday. Also staff very friendly and helpful. Thanks again for a... More 

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Thank Lindawallace1954
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fashionable Stockbridge, the Hampstead village of Edinburgh, presents an embarrassment of choice to discerning foodies. Purslane in St Stephen’s Street - no relation to its namesake in Cheltenham - is foremost amongst restaurants offering fine dining menus. The cramped basement dining room has a maximum of 28 covers. The low ceiling, wooden floor, rustic décor – planks line one of... More 

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Thank ddfoodie2014
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in a basement off St Stephens Street, this is a tiny place but a lovely atmosphere and fabulous food. Lots of attention from the proprietor who talked with passion about each of the courses. A memorable evening.

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Thank Nick H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Edinburgh for Easter weekend and booked this restaurant in advance as our special night out. We pre booked for the 7 course tasting menu with the wine flight. Every part of this experience was wonderful. Booking online was very easy then the staff called me the say before to confirm we still wished to go ahead with... More 

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Thank Charlotte R
Scotland, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and were very impressed with the quality of food. We were served by Alex who was extremely knowledgeable and obviously had a real love of food. When we arrived there was only one other couple, but in no time at all it was full and had a lovely atmosphere. It is quite rustic in decor but this... More 

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Thank ralston
Northumberland
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with friends Had the 7 course menu with wine tasting Every course very good scallops with marmalade and pomegranate particularly good Wine well matched All really good value for the quality Highly recommend

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Thank gasmanNorthumberland
Edinburgh
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hugely enjoyable experience, enhanced by it being such a surprise - I did not know of this place before being whisked in for a birthday treat. We had a tasting menu that highlighted great skills from the chef, and a real flair for getting the best out of local ingredients. There were some surprises too - twists on classics... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$64
Cuisine
French, British, Scottish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 3500

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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 neighbourhoods. 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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