7 reviews

33A St Stephen Street, EH3 5AH

Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Cuisine: British, Modern

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About Purslane

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Lovely lunch

    We had the set lunch (2 courses for 14.94 plus we shared a cheese plate for dessert). Chose an excellent Romanian white wine which is good value and very delicious. Have not enjoyed a white wine so much for quite a while. The choice was limited for food - 2 choices for each course. Soup (celeriac) was delicious and light. Main course of hake and risotto was good but not stunning. We felt the risotto to be lacking in flavour. The cheese plate was really good with 5 different cheeses and some excellent chutney. We had a very pleasant lunch which represented good value. The service and ambiance (great music!) were both excellent.
    anna muir - dined in restaurant 23/07/2017
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Good quick professional service good atmosphere too along with amazing tasting food

    Good excellent food def be Bk again
    Leanne Caven - dined in restaurant 23/07/2017

Casual fine dining in Stockbridge

Run by head chef and owner Paul Gunning, Purslane delivers what the chef terms casual fine dining. A compact and stylish restaurant in fashionable Stockbridge, Purslane has garnered lots of praise for its modern, seasonal cooking. Chef Gunning has an impressive CV taking in several restaurants with multiple Michelin stars and he brings that high level expertise, minus the Michelin-style fuss, to Purslane.

Contemporary Scottish cooking

Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients drive the menus at Purslane. As well as the a la carte menu, there is a tasting menu which can be paired with matched wines for each course. Typical starters might be the pan-fried scallops with celeriac purée and samphire while a popular main course might be the roast rump of lamb with parmentier potatoes, a red wine jus and peas in a buttery stock. Desserts are a speciality at Purslane whether they be a relatively straightforward vanilla pannacotta with raspberry sorbet or a more complex white chocolate mousse with pineapple salsa and pineapple sorbet. The lunch menu is exceptionally good value.

Stockbridge transport links

Purslane is on St Stephen Street in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge. Princes Street is a fifteen minute walk while Waverley train station is a ten minute taxi journey. There is some, limited on-street parking outside Purslane. Several bus routes run to and from the city centre from nearby Kerr Street.

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