- 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 10am–9.30pm. Closed Mon.
Cosy Greek bistro serving up fantastic food in a friendly fashion.
In a world of Platonic ideals, we’d all have a Greek relative who was able to cook the nurturing, flavour-filled dishes of the country whenever we need a culinary dose of sunshine. Happily in Edinburgh there’s a bistro that can do exactly that: relative newcomer Taxidi. Its grey-blue walls are bedecked with a flock of birds but the space is fairly plain – here, it’s all about the food. Share a mezze; talagani cheese (distinctively different to its better-known cousin halloumi) is milky, nutty and squeaky, kissed with the criss-cross of the grill and complemented perfectly with sweet marmalade. Pita is imported from Greece, toasted and liberally doused in oregano – the perfect carrier for a triumphantly tangy tzatziki, heavy on garlic and refreshing chunks of cucumber. Kolokitho keftedes Daphne (courgette fritters) boast delectably charred outsides and a tangled mess of mint, dill and feta inside, while keftedes tia giagia (pork and beef meatballs) are gorgeously well-seasoned and surprisingly light.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Greek music
- Open since: 2017
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
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