Taisteal

1 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH4 1HU
Critics Review 10/10
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Tuesday – Sunday

Lunch served 12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner served 6pm – 9.30pm

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About Taisteal

TAISTEAL IS A FAMILY RUN, NEIGHBOURHOOD RESTAURANT WITH A TWIST.
MEANING TRAVEL OR JOURNEY, TAISTEAL PRESENTS DISHES USING THE BEST LOCAL SCOTTISH PRODUCE COMBINED WITH INGREDIENTS & CULINARY TECHNIQUES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

TAISTEAL TAKES ELEMENTS OF FINE DINING AND PRESENTS THEM IN A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT.
HEAD CHEF GORDON CRAIG, AND HIS WIFE LUCY, DEVELOPED THE IDEA FOR TAISTEAL WHILST TRAVELLING IN CHINA AND HAVE MADE IT A REALITY WITH THE HELP OF A SMALL BUT DEDICATED STAFF TEAM.

TAISTEAL HAS BEEN RECOGNISED FOR IT’S INDIVIDUAL STYLE AND HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE MICHELIN GUIDE, AA GUIDE AND THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE.

Cuisine: Scottish, Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Taisteal review
10/10
A short walk away from Edinburgh city centre is Stockbridge, a leafy village-like suburb that boasts a tremendous amount of independent cafes, shops, and restaurants, including Taisteal, owned by Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig. Taisteal is an old Irish word for travel or journey, and it’s well worth the journey to this Michelin-recommended Edinburgh restaurant...
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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Excellent safety precautions in place made us feel really safe. Food was amazing and timed perfectly. The engagement from our hosts was just right and comforting.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Such a lovely place, my favourite in Edinburgh! I always feel at ease eating here, despite being coeliac. Food is utterly delicious, the atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is so friendly.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Food was delicious and staff very attentive and friendly. We had a lovely evening and will be back soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Taisteal is a fantastic restaurant. Food is excellent and staff are knowledgeable and very friendly.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Wonderful, personal service and amazing food as always - which is why we keep coming back. It's good to have you back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 July 2020

What a lovely evening out after lockdown. It was my first visit to this restaurant and I will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 17 July 2020

great - had a lovely time. went to a lot of effort to accommodate social distancing and did it while maintaining a nice friendly atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 17 July 2020

Lovely meal? Lovely setting. Highly recommended

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Visited On Thursday, 16 July 2020

Delicious food, excellent service, huge relief at being out to supper after months of incarceration. We all had a ball and I’m sure will be back. Hoping that the COVID nonsense with masks and social distancing will soon be a distant memory. Thank you for keeping that hope alive so wonderfully.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Really enjoyable first dinner out post lockdown. The staff were very friendly and charming. They are still finding their feet given this was their first night after the lockdown, so bear with them if they make mistakes, we are in uncharted territory. The food was of a very good standard throughout the 5 courses, and the wines complimented the food well. Favourite courses was the desert and second course, it really matched really well with the wine and the scallops, they were cooked to perfection, a great twist on surf and turf. Loved the scotch egg and Asian slaw. Only slight miss was the potato and onion dauphinois, the potato was slightly undercooked, but that was the only real fault with the food. The sauce really complimented the perfectly cooked duck.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Wonderful service as always! Wonderful food!

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 March 2020

I don't know what is the best, if the food or the service! Food is amazing, really I don't have words for explaining how delicious everything is. Also, the host make us feel at home, very kind and always keen on helping

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We chose Taisteal for our wedding reception and dinner and it was just wonderful in every respect. Everyone enjoyed the food tremendously and the service was fantastic, friendly, very attentive and professional. We'll be back for sure when we are next in Edinburgh. All the best to Grant and his team!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 March 2020

As always the food is outstanding in this restaurant. Please support during this difficult period because I want to continue eating here

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Really good food and wine! The pudding was especially good!

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Food was divine, service was excellent, the decor was cute and the prices very reasonable! Will definitely recommend to friends travelling to the city.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

This is our favourite restaurant in the whole of Edinburgh. Indeed, in the whole of the UK. Enough said. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Everything here is sourced and freshly made with love - especially enjoyed the coley atop a bed of aubergine and sweet chilli. Service is friendly and warm. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

I always look forward to eating at taisteal and come away inspired. A superb little business. Well done all.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Great food, and good atmosphere. Lights a bit too dim, and also please offer a drink soon after arrival as it took a while. However, don’t let these constructive comments detract from what you are offering which is excellent dining! Well done all of you.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

I have been to Taisteal for lunch a few times now and I will definitely be coming back. Food and wine were both excellent and very good value for money. Also, the service was very friendly without being too attentive. I would thoroughly recommend Taisteal to any of my friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

Food was first class with a friendly but attentive service. Will definitely return

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

We had a wonderful date night dinner at Taisteal! Amazing food, great service, excellent value.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Delightful wait staff. The food is good, as was our wine, though it is quite expensive in the evening

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Delicious meal - every course was surprising and beautiful. It would have been five stars all round except the noise seemed to carry over to the corner by the window and it was hard to hear ourselves sometimes.

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