Taxidi

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Taxidi
6 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH
  • Telephone 0131 228 1030
  • Opening times Tue–Thu 12–9.30pm, Fri 11am–10pm, Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 10am–9.30pm
  • Food served Tue–Thu noon–9.30pm; Fri noon–10pm; Sat 10am –10pm; Sun 11am–9pm. Closed Mon.
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Cosy Greek bistro serving up fantastic food in a friendly fashion.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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There’s something lovely about walking into a restaurant and being struck by that feeling that we tend to describe as authenticity; whatever it is, Taxidi, a cosy bistro in busy Tollcross, has it in spades. Mezze options are plentiful and cater for a wide audience. Sheep’s milk talagani cheese, named for the winter cape worn by Greek shepherds, is halloumi-like and deliciously squeaky. Pitta bread is perfectly seasoned with lashings of olive oil and oregano, (and indeed, as the staff will tell you, it’s all about the olive oil here). Fava Santorinia, described as Greek hummus, is a wonderful discovery which begs to be scooped up, made from yellow split peas rounded out with caramelised onion, capers, lemon and (of course) olive oil. If you’re not in the mood for sharing, main dishes are all packed with character and flavour, and there are daily specials too. Even the drinks carry through the Greek heritage, with wines and a selection of soft options rounding off an entirely enjoyable experience.

The List's rating
9

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Jason Campbell Thomson visited Taxidi on 5 March 2019
  • High point: Getting lost in the atmosphere
  • Low point: Not being able to sit together in a large group
  • Notable dish: Fava Santorinia
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Greek music
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2

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