“One of the most enjoyable meals
of my year! ”
Scotland on Sunday
“Best fine-dining restaurants
What some of our customers had to say about Purslane...
"Michelin Guide’s Point Of View”
A cosy, atmospheric basement restaurant made up of just 9 tables. The young chef-owner creates ambitious modern dishes which mix tried-and-tested flavours with contemporary techniques. Lunch is particularly good value.
“Best Edinburgh restaurants according to Trip Advisor”
Small, quaint and reasonably priced, it is the definition of a hidden gem, and due to its size, booking ahead is advised.
Scotsman Food & Drink
“Exceptional food at reasonable prices ”
“Tucked away” in a “cosy” Georgian Stockbridge basement, chef Paul Gunning’s ‘casual fine dining’ venue serves “exceptionally delicious” cuisine “at a fraction of the price of other restaurants serving food of this quality”. “I’m amazed by how good the menu and dishes are for such a small restaurant”.
“The best fine-dining restaurants in Edinburgh ”
This Stockbridge restaurant specialises in "casual fine dining", and while the atmosphere and service are relaxed, quality is never in doubt. The menus are arranged under simple ingredient headings which expand into terse but tempting descriptions: crab bonbons with saffron aioli and a crab bisque; fillet of sea bream with a squid, confit pepper and fennel compote; prune and armagnac rice pudding with candied rosemary. Personally, I cannot help but admire a chef who combines beef faggots and foie gras in the same dish, to the detriment of neither.
“One of the most enjoyable meals of my year! ”
I’ve had several recommendations for the place, and word has clearly already spread because when we arrived at Purslane, on a bog-standard Wednesday evening in March, the place was heaving. The other thing that was unmistakeable was the extent of the makeover the place has undergone since Redwood called it a day: instead of hippy reds and endless cushions, throws and other bits of year-off chic, the decor is now stylish, contemporary and unobtrusively classy.
Scotland on Sunday
“It is restaurants like this that give Stockbridge
Recently opened on St Stephen Street in Stockbridge, Purslane is exactly the kind of restaurant that you want to visit on a chilly winter’s evening as it is cosy, full of atmosphere and sheltered from the elements.
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