Recent Reviews

A selection of recent reviews from bloggers and press

Foodinburgh: “Taisteal is great value, their five course tasting menu coming in at just £35 – it’s a good option if you enjoy fine dining style food but you’re on a budget" Read the full review here

The Edinburgh Foodbook: “I described Taisteal to a friend as a perfect date night that won't break the bank. Taisteal delivers great value whichever menu you go for” Read the full review here

Natbee’s: “Taisteal gets a 10/10 for me. Everything was up to high standards, the food was delicious and the restaurant atmosphere and food presentation were just the cherry on top of the cake” Read the full review here

The List Magazine: “The result is refined yet gutsy; delicately presented but studded with contrasting textures and tastes” Read the full review here

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