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Purslane Restaurant

33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
+44 131 226 3500
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“purslane” (263 reviews)
“scallops” (112 reviews)
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French, British, Scottish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
33A St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AH, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow this place is amazing. Beautiful food and fantastic service. We had the 7 course taster menu and it was delicious the flavours and portion sizes were incredibly well judged. Been to Michelin starred restaurants that weren't as good as this restaurant. Highly recommended

Thank KateLockett
Reviewed 5 days ago

At last managed to get back for a visit to my home area and booked a return visit to Purslane. I have always had lovely dining experiences here and this time was no exception. The cosy restaurant was absolutely booked full and I was glad...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Purslane on a September Tuesday night. We couldn't have been more impressed! Small, intimate, noise level just right. Food and service were beyond expectations. We are fortunate to have dined many places around the world and Purslane is simply, world class. Our next...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to come here when we visited Edinburgh. We stopped by at 8:55pm and they said they were closed. Website and hours posted on building say 11:30.

Thank Mylilblueshoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purslane had been on my wish list for a little while. I'm so glad finally made it. It's a lovely little place and the staff were great. The food was excellent. Sampled the pigeon, duck, scallops and sea trout, all were very good. Will be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is tiny, I mean really tiny, like smaller than some peoples lounge tiny! In the basement of one of Stockbridge many floored beautiful Victorian buildings sits this gem of a restaurant. Look down at your feet when you arrive or you may never...More

Thank TravelllingDave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did some research before going here & it didn’t disappoint. I took my partner for his birthday & we chose the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing & added the cheese course. All the food was so tasty & presented very well. The waiting...More

Thank ABunn57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in the middle of the hustle & bustle of Stockbridge, Purslane is definitely a hidden gem. It is a small intimate restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. The service was great, the waiters were attentive and we were well treated. I had the duck...More

Thank Emma9190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic birthday celebration at Purslane. We have been numerous times but currently love the scallops and duck that’s on the menu. Yesterday was my partners 30th so we took his parents who said they had never experienced anything like this before. Great food, accompanying...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Purslane with family for my birthday and had the most spectacular meal. I had the duck as main and can not find words strong enough to describe how amazing it tasted. If I could eat deserts that incredible every day I would die a...More

Thank Karen G
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
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2018|
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Response from Paul G | Property representative |
Hello due to the premises license children under 6 can’t eat in the restaurant but if they are older they are more than welcome to dine at night.
Sam G
4 October 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Property representative |
Hi Sam sorry for the late reply, depending on the size of your table we have a few options. The first is to have your table away from the speakers or the second is we can turn the music down and play something that is a... More
5 December 2016|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
No, it's in the lower ground floor of a building and has stone steps down to it, which is unfortunate if you are not so able bodied as its a great restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
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
  • E-mail
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