Paul Gunning, chef and owner of Purslane in St Stephen Street, Edinburgh has just completed a redesign of his Stockbridge restaurant. After four years of building up the clientele and a reputation for the food Paul decided the interior of the small intimate space needed a refresh. Together with Rebecca McClement, an interior design graduate from Heriot Watt University they created a cleaner look with the help of local joinery company, Splintr, who installed the wooden feature wall, a new bar and cellar doors. Before starting his own restaurant Paul worked in a number of five star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants such as Riverroom MPW with Marco Pierre White, Number One, at the Balmoral under Jeff Bland, and Auberge Du Lac, under Phil Thompson. Now Purslane is starting to pick up it’s own awards; in 2015, it was voted Scotland’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards.
Purslane Restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon till 2pm for lunch and from 6pm till 11.30pm for dinner.