Gaucho Edinburgh

4.6
668 reviews
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Steak
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  • Special Occasions
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  • Good for Anniversaries
A short walk from Waverley station, just off St. Andrew Square, Gaucho Edinburgh is proudly our first Scottish restaurant serving Argentina’s best free-to-roam, grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef, big Latin flavours alongside a premium wine list.

As you walk through the door of this contemporary, glass building you’ll be welcomed by sophisticated interiors, with textures and tones inspired by Argentina’s forests. Enjoy a drink in our cocktail bar or descend into our dining room for a relaxed working lunch or to entertain in our stunning private wine room. At the weekends, get a dose of social vitamins with our DJ hosted brunches and legendary Sundays roasts.

Special Offers

Edinburgh Restaurant week: 3 courses & a glass of Pommery: £26.50

...from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 28 July 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-19:00

Edinburgh Restaurant week: Bottomless Steak Sunday £40

Enjoy (weekly changing), a weekly revolving steak menu featuring different, delicious cuts of meat all for £40 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
This menu is available for advanced reservation and walk ins. This offer is valid for the duration of a 90-minute dining period. The first portion of steak is served as 300g. Guests are then permitted to only order in increments of 100g per person. The whole table must take part in bottomless beef. We operate a responsible drinking policy.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 7 July 2019

Ends: 1 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-23:00

What 668 People Are Saying
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WM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and table service was good
Restaurant decoration was excellent but underground setting wasn’t for me.
My fault but didn’t notice service charge otherwise would have given it a miss.

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C
London
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions tiny on set menu. Service abrupt. Decor - too much bling. Carbon footprint shocking. Not worth it.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and good value

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There was a lot of noise from the kitchen.
The meat (lomo) was excellent! But the fries could be better, hard and not warm.
We alsow had to ask salt.
The waiter we had for our table was Thomas. The service he gave was not that personal. He gave is the impression to be nervous. Everytime we asked something it felt as to much.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Annie, We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent experience. We will feedback these issues to our team so we can continue to improve. Yours Sincerely. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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G
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service (Tomas) and the most wonderful steak. I mentioned it was our anniversary and they created a lovely plate with edible flowers and truffles. Would highly recommend, a great atmosphere.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Geoggers, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JB
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really like this restaurant. The steaks were delicious. Chips a little disappointing would have liked them more chunky. The staff were excellent. As it was a birthday celebration they gave my son some chocolate truffles on a plate with happy birthday written in chocolate. A very nice touch. Will definitely be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that we could make this occasion special for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great steak place. Booked a table for 8.30 and arrived 8.15 but weren’t seated until 8.45

The service was pretty terrible more down to the fact the restaurant was full and there didn’t seem to be enough servers. Our server kept telling us “I’ll be right back” so it took another 20 mins to give our order.

The steaks were great - I asked for medium well but was definitely served more well done. That was ok for me it was absolutely delicious. Sides were good - chips were a little soggy could have been more crispy but edible.

Would come back for sure would just like to see an improvement in service and attentiveness.

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G
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sensational as usual staff was friendly great service and surroundings

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Gerard, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you thought the food was sensational and that you enjoyed the friendly service, We hope to see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Gaucho experience was amazing. Loved the decor- something very NYC about the colours and ambience. Fantastic service, our server talked us through the menu well and was able to advise when we had questions. As avid steak fans, our steaks were the most flavourful we have ever had. Our bottle of Malbec was just delicious. We cannot wait to come back and would not hesitate in recommending Gaucho to friends and family.

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Edinburgh
20 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best meat served in town here. Always a favourite.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are delighted to hear that you think our beef is some of the best in town. See you soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The steaks ordered wasn’t the steaks received and although this was a really nice steak the cost was considerably more and the waiter refused to take this into consideration when presenting the bill. Clearly a communication barrier.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special mention to our waiter, Craig, who was great all evening and did a fantastic job.

The food was lovely - particularly the ducle de leche cheesecake with toasted marshmellow.

Would definitely go back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Coling, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. It's great to hear that Craig looked after you so well. The cheesecake is an amazingly indulgent dish and we're glad you enjoyed. it. See you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Most of us had steaks which were well cooked and very tender. Starters and desserts lovely. Wine was a bit pricey and music was too loud and not aligned to setting.
Service was great and there was plenty room between tables. A really good restaurant which would definitely go back to.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Alan, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. See you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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D
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family celebration in the private room.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Devious, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular evening at Gaucho Edinburgh! From the moment we walked in the service was impeccable. We were seated in a comfortable and elegant leather cushioned booth in a beautifully lit dining room on the basement level. We both had the petite filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. We began with martinis and continued with a glass of wine each. All in all it was a perfect evening, our favorite dining experience in Edinburgh! Highly recommend!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Mary, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. It's great to hear here we're your favorite didning experience in Edinburgh. We're delighted to hear you the cokctails, wine and food. Hope to you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends really enjoyed the steaks(cooked to perfection) but the chicken Milanese could be a wee bit better. (A little dry)
The service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive.
Lovely restaurant ambience.

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NE
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The visit was deeply satisfying. The steaks were sublime - thinking about them brings a grin to our faces. Very good wine menu too.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Neil, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly delighted to hear that you thought the steaks were sublime. Hope to see you again soon so we can put that smile on your face :) Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and quality of food were excellent. Wine, disappointed my choice not available but alternative suggested was very good. Noise level a bit too loud from the music. Whoever sanctioned the printing of the menus should try and read them in the dim light oft He restaurant. Our waitress agreed when we mentioned it to her. When ther Sprint is due try black bold print! Alan Williamson.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Alan, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. It's great to hear you were looked after so well and given relevant recommendations. The menus are due for re-print very soon as like you pointed out they are very difficult to read. We do have tables that are quitter or not next to speakers and would be more than happy to seat you here in the future, just let us know. Hope to see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RG
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service outstanding. Our server Daniel was more than helpful with us and gave us great customer service, will happily be returning as I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food so much.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 June 2019

Hey RobynG, Thanks for the 5-star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! We are thrilled that you loved the food and the service! I will make sure to pass your thanks on to Daniel and your kind words on to the rest of the team here. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RG
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pablo (spelling may be wrong) served us, absolutely faultless. He provided first class service and gave really good recommendations. We loved the personal touches for my mums 50th birthday. We had a fabulous time and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and thank you Pablo you excelled our expectations.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 June 2019

Hello RobyG, Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic 5-star review with us! How lovely to hear that Pablo well looked after you for the night and made your mum’s 50th birthday such a memorable dining experience! I will make sure to pass your thanks on to Pablo and your kind words on to the rest of the team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Gaucho for a Father's Day meal and we were most impressed. The steak was the best we have ever eaten and the service was exceptionally courteous. We will certainly be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 June 2019

Hey LizP, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! How lovely to hear that you enjoyed a Father’s Day meal with us! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you loved our beautiful steaks and the service. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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d
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great meal and service . the restaurant is well furnished and comfortable. would highly recommend this place

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 June 2019

Hey Darren, Thanks for your lovely feedback and the 5 stars! How nice to hear that you loved the experience here at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I will share your awesome feedback with the team. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Steaks were incredible. However, overlooked Birthday celebration for our table. Noted it in the open table notes and spoke to the host. Cocktails while waiting for our table at the bar took a long time. Waiter for our meal was very good.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 June 2019

Hey KenW, Thanks for taking your time to leave us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that the service has been inconsistent on your visits to us as this is not the usual high standards we are known to deliver. I will make sure to feed this back to the team and we can move forward and see how we can work to improve on delivering the high standards we expect! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your steaks. We hope to see you again. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JK
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both fabulous - shame the restaurant wasn't busier!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 June 2019

Hey JaneK, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gaucho, Edinburgh. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a good dining experience. My son really enjoyed his 400gm fillet, it’s good that some places understand there are people who might like a bigger portion that others yet not loose the finesse. For someone who has a few allergies they were able to cook him beef tartare as starter, steak and chips as main and a fruit medley as dessert.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 June 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We are truly glad that you had a nice experience with us and the staff were able to accommodate your son’s dietary requirements. We very much look forward to seeing you again. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaucho never disappoints me. Same excellence like in London and Vietnam etc.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 June 2019

Good afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to share your 5 star review with us! It’s always nice to hear we have happy regular guests! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled with your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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A
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here 3 times and will come again!
Food excellent full of flavour
Always friendly when greeted and asked for allergies
Staff friendly and helpful nothing seems too much for them
Excellent knowledge too

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 June 2019

Hey Aljo, We are so grateful for the 5 stars and this lovely review! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh is thrilled that we are able to offer you such memorable dining experiences each time we have you at the restaurant! We can’t wait to welcome you back! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The whole experience from start to finish was excellent . We were met with a friendly ,professional welcome. Charlie , our server discussed all aspects of the menu, helped with recommendations including our choice of wine. We were not rushed and could relax and enjoy the whole experience.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi DianeM, Many thanks for the 5 stars and the lovely review! How nice to hear that we were able to offer you such a wonderful and relaxing dining experience here at Gaucho, Edinburgh! The whole team, and especially Charlie, will be very happy with your review so I will make sure to share it with them. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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t
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, excellent service (from Karole). We were recommended the Chateaubriand and it was the best steak we've both had - ever. We'll be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hey tomstips, Thanks for the 5 stars! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the amazing chateaubriand recommended by our lovely Karole! I will make sure to pass your kind review on to her and the rest of the team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GH
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Nice end to holiday in Scotland

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 June 2019

Hey GHREVIEW, Thank you so much for your great review and the 5 stars! We are truly glad that we managed to offer you such a nice dining experience to end your holiday in Scotland! The whole team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, great service and overall experience was amazing, we will definitely be back! Thank you Gaucho!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hello, Thanks for the 5 stars and the amazing review! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh is truly glad that you loved the experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfect set up in an ideal location for those special nights you want to celebrate with the best steaks in Edinburgh. Very attentive waiters, good food (slight down mark is the 'sides' are not as good as they were last year), excellent range of superb wine (Malbec from mendoza is our favourite) and high quality setting...

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hey DavidG, Thanks for the 5 stars and for taking the time to share your review with us! We are thrilled that you chose Gaucho, Edinburgh to celebrate your special occasion and we are even happier that you enjoyed your steaks and our beautiful Malbec from Mendoza. Thanks for your feedback on the sides-I will make sure to pass this on our head chef and the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night again, the two free processco helped as well, lovely booth seating!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hey AllanW, Thanks for the 5 stars! It’s really nice to hear that our staff offers you such an amazing experience every time you dine with us. I will make sure to share your lovely feedback with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience with fabulous staff! The food was outstanding.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hey ClaireB, Thanks for the 5 stars! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled that you had an amazing dining experience with us and you were looked after by our lovely staff. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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d
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Table booked for 9pm but seated at 9.30 pm
Disappointing as it then becomes late to eat such rich food.
Our waiter was great
The manager did come over and apologise but would have gone a long way if a complimentary drink would have been offered.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 May 2019

Hi Denise, Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback. I completely understand your disappointment, waiting this long for your table is not up to our usual standards. You are also right some sort of compensation should have been offered. I can only apologise this did not happen on the night. Next time yo book with us please do so with me personally and I will make sure we do something for you and you're very well looked after. Kind regards Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GF
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service was good, but overall very expensive

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 May 2019

Hi Gordon, Thanks for your review, we're sorry that you felt it was expensive. Although we do have higher priced items on our menu, we do offer a set menu which is great value for money. It's great to hear that you did however enjoy the food and service. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Gaucho and it was a fab experience. From arrival to departing we were looked after impeccably, food and service was amazing.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hey MargaretG, Thank you for the great review and the 5 stars! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh is thrilled that you loved your first dining experience with us and you thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. We can’t wait to welcome you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food staff and service in a superb setting. Very chilled atmosphere and would highly recommend this place to anyone especially if you get the Groupon deal for it.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hey DarrylS, Thanks for taking the time to share this fantastic review of Gaucho, Edinburgh with us! How lovely to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and the atmosphere! We are very pleased with your kind words and thanks again for recommending us! The team look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DE
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Groucho Edinburgh and will deff come back. Excellent food, 1st class service from everyone. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. 5 *

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hey DavidE, Thanks so much for the 5 stars and your kind words! It’s really nice to hear you loved the experience and you had a 1st class service from our staff on your first visit at Gaucho, Edinburgh. The team here at at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drink, great service and great location. Loved the ambience - busy, lively and enjoyable but not over the top - we could hear ourselves! Liked the fact there was plenty of room around the tables.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 May 2019

Hello PaulC, Thank you so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh. We are truly glad that you enjoyed the ambience and the lively atmosphere. The team will be very happy to hear your comments so I will make sure to share your lovely feedback with them. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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