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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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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, 09 March 2019

Every thing was great. The menu is a good mix of traditional dishes with an added twist. Service was good and the food was delicious. I can't fault it. We had a great time and will come back next time we're in town.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

We will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

We had a fabulous meal with great service. The staff were lovely and very welcoming. We will definitely recommend Taisteal to friends and we will be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Delicious, creative cuisine

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Great service and great food. Thoroughly enjoyed it.9

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

The vegetarian cannelloni was outstanding. The menu is interesting and great value for money. We will be coming back.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

The food was beautifully presented and wonderful flavours! The staff were friendly and efficient and there was a lovely atmosphere. We really enjoyed our delicious evening and are looking forward to a return visit! Thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Amazing food in a truly intimate setting! Will be back soon

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Amazing - favourite restaurant in Edinburgh!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Four of us went on a Saturday lunch time. The food is delicious and a lovely varied menu with fine dining presentation. Most of us chose the Market menu which is 3 courses for £16 - such fantastic value for money. The service was wonderful and the restaurant had a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Great food

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Food and service was great, we were slightly disappointed with the cleanliness of the toilets though. A good 15 minute scrub on both toilets and the place would be perfect

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Our second visit and it did not disappoint! We will definitely be back again, fantastic food, excellent service and lovely finishing touches with the popcorn and fresh bread. One of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Food and wines were both superb. Especially the main courses (cod & venison) were truly excellent, striking the balance between earthy and delicate. The starter macrel was also very nice with a charred flavour balanced by the freshness of the cucumber. Desserts were also delicious. The small caveats were the other starter - the risotto was too dry and not flow like a proper risotto should (though the taste was great), the tinny sounding background music (only treble could be heard of the tunes which sounded like pop hits) and the half dead houseplant on the windowsill. Those didn’t matter though, we had a wonderful evening, enjoying the super friendly and attentive service.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Hidden gem.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Food and staff were amazing! Perfect for a special occasion, will be trying to get back as soon as possible.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Market menu value for money, cocktails not so. Staff very pleasant

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Beautifully presented food in an elegent but cosy setting. We particularly enjoyed the starters, and the exquisite petite fours. Excellent service.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

The food was absolutely delicious and enjoyed by all. The staff were friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend Taisteal to friends and family and will certainly be back!

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Lovely meal and excellent service which our group of friends all enjoyed very much. Have already been recommending. Thanks and all the best for continuing to run this excellent Stockbridge restaurant at such a high level.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Always great and welcoming service from friendly staff. Fantastic value on the early bird menu

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

The two ladies serving us were absolutely wonderful (I've worked in hospitality for years, and I was very impressed with the attentiveness and genuine warmth of the staff). The atmosphere was great too! I was slightly disappointed by my mackerel starter (too wet), but overall we had a great meal and would definitely recommend! One bit of feedback I would give is to better explain the dishes on the menu (ie include the accompaniments).

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

We had a lovely meal, the spicy popcorn and bread with smoked butter were a lovely touch. The waitress (a pregnant lady) was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us . Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

We really enjoyed our meal, every course was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely return!

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