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 Friday, 23 August 2019

Excellent dinner. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

Our fourth visit and everything perfect. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Taisteal was a lovely local restaurant with a super set menu — exceptional food at great prices. We’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Delicious meal in informal surroundings in the friendly neighbourhood area of Stockbridge. Thoroughly recommend the tasting menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

As always, the food has been perfect! We had the tasting menu with matching drinks, and the whole experience made our Sunday. Chef Gordon Craig's dishes are never dull, always giving you that twist and focused on the menu. The only slight criticism I can move to the lunch we had is the pacing of the meal, a bit too fast for our liking, and the service a bit rushed. This was the very first time in years, and it's the Fringe, meaning the restaurant is put under more pressure than usual. On the other hand, I liked seeing the room filled with customers. I wish Taisteal to thrive for a long, long time, so we can keep enjoying the brilliant food!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Food and service excellent. We love the attention to detail. This was our third time and we have booked for next week.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Liked the fact that we could BYOB on certain days of the week.Good small touches, such as minted water and tasty bread as a side portion. Really appreciated the fact that there was no automatic service charge, happy to tip as service was excellent Lots of interesting flavour combinations,main course portion was a bit small. Otherwise very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

This was my second time dining at Taisteal and I was not disappointed. I took my friend there for his birthday and had the seven courses tasting meal along with the matching drinks and we all enjoyed the food very much. I was impressed that they attempted to call us back when we wanted to add a guest to our reservation at the last minute so that we could arrange something at a later time. They also cater to vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian palates which is a bonus! All in all, I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family in a heartbeat -- the food is delicious, at times daring, but always held at a high standard.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

The food and service was excellent. We'll certainly recommend this restaurant to our friends and family

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

We had a lovely meal. The restaurant was very accommodating to different dietary requirements. We also thoroughly enjoyed the matching drinks and definitely worth the money!

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

The veggie haggis scotch egg in particular was sublime.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Minor point: Non available items on menu and wine list should be advised to diner before they try to order.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Probably one of the best value but real quality lunches you will get in Edinburgh. Super choices across the Bistro Set menu, couldn't fault it. The wine menu is a tad expensive but worth it to accompany the food you are getting served up!

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Visited On Thursday, 01 August 2019

Really nice food in a relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Great menu choice, service and absolutely fantastic food - cooked to perfection!

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Everything was PERFECT...including the attentive service! Also, they were very accommodating to our daughter who is gluten and dairy free.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Great food and fantastic service! 😀

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Always fantastic, we will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Excellent lunch with friends- great service, fabulous food and would definitely recommend this restaurant to others- a gem!

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Found your restaurant by chance but we were not disappointed our meal was great and the little touch on my wife’s dessert plate was appreciated. We will certainly be back and have already told friends about you.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Beautifully balanced dishes with great attention to detail. Mouthwatering.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Superb cooking with adventurous flavour combinations

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

Fantastic birthday celebration, excellent food, friendly service. We’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Creative original food present with passion and flair. Extremely good value on the early evening deal.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Delicious cocktails but came after first course of 7 was put down to us. Food was very well presented and tasty. Wine good value. Unfortunately the dessert was sold out on the 7 course tasting menu which seemed strange as they had our booking and therefore knew we would require it. One of our party was very disappointed with this although for two of us it was in our favour as chose from the la carte menu, and it was lovely. Overall, would totally recommend, at least for one visit.

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