Recent Reviews

A selection of recent reviews from bloggers and press

The List Magazine: "It's possible to interpret 'taisteal' as a conceptual culinary journey: this Taisteal hints at the exotic without being elite, inaccessible or scary." Read the full review here

Gluten Free Edinburgh: "A stylish look, a great value £10 ‘Market Menu’ plus clarity and choice for gluten free, this is a restaurant to seek out when you want something a bit different." Read the full review here 

Boys Eat Scotland: "The menu features a globetrotting mixture of ingredients and the best of Scottish produce – it wasn’t easy choosing as we wanted to try everything." Read the full review here 

A Graduate Girl in Edinburgh: Read Lauren's review of her date night in Taisteal here 

Edinburgh Feasts: "We enjoyed our visit to Taisteal and look for reward to trying more delights as they start to establish themselves." Read the full review here

Gaby Soutar, The Scotsman: "The food here is brilliant – brave, irreverent, fun and punchy." Read the full review here

Lauren Dall, The Luxe List: "an absolute jewel box of a restaurant" Read the full review here

Nigel Duncan, The Edinburgh Reporter: "Speaking to Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig about food is an experience and an education. Tasting what he produces is exiting and liberating. He defies convention and introduces diners to a exotic and uplifting new world." Read the full review here

Tom Johnston, Tom Eats! Blog: "This is one of the finest new dining experiences in Edinburgh, or anywhere else for that matter. 23/25" Read the full review here

Leda Olia, Little Girl Bigger World Blog: "Taisteal delivers on its promise with a refined menu of unexpected culinary mastery" Read the full review here

Joanna Blythman, The Herald: "Don’t go to Taisteal expecting sticky toffee pudding. It isn’t going to happen. The dessert selection isn’t tired or trad, it’s eclectic. 8/10" Read the full review here

Bite Magazine: "Gordon Craig gives equal attention to texture, presentation and flavour in these carefully crafted and cleverly devised dishes – the skill is evident as is a love of and nod to the Orient" Read the full review here