Recent Reviews

A selection of recent reviews from bloggers and press

The Robb Report: "Not content to merely celebrate the best of local ingredients, which are abundant, Craig mixes in a medley of international accents to produce a jet-setting meal" Read the full review here

The Finest Cut: "Although I’m sure Gordon is getting itchy feet and will want to explore more of the foods and cultures that the world has to offer, hopefully Taisteal will remain a firm fixture" Read the full review here

Riddle Magazine: "Taisteal is a pair of contradictions: it is simultaneously approachable and high quality; and it is familiar yet innovative" Read the full review here

Edinburgh Foody: "Food, especially when as interesting and well cooked as in Taisteal, has the power to transform your outlook" Read the full review here

Hidden Edinburgh: "Wow, wow, wow!" Read the full review here

Pavlov's Dog: "Fusion is inescapably the theme he pushes his creations further, eschewing the fear of alienating those of conservative palate, I have no doubt that he will find a following willing and ready to join him on his travels" Read the full review here 

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 exciting 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