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Gaucho Edinburgh

4.7
1127 reviews
£41 and over
Steak
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

Bottomless Beef and Bottle £60pp

Oct 14, 2020-Feb 28, 2021·Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00

Choose from a weekly changing menu of brilliant steak cuts and a selection of our favourite free flowing wine.

What 1127 People Are Saying
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KarenH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time in the restaurant. Lovely decor and atmosphere. Food was good. Asked for medium, next time we’ll probably go for medium rare. Steak was still very tasty as were all the sides. 1/2 lobster was small for the price but again, very tasty.
Excellent, helpful service from our server Craig.
Will definitely be back and looking forward to trying the Sunday a roast.

Nice touch when Craig brought us complimentary sweet to acknowledge our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food - wine a little overpriced.

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CatrionaM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and surroundings. Will definitely return.

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Michelle
Dunbartonshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous decor, great balance of relaxed/professional. Excellent waiter Craig who took us through the menu, explaining everything really well and made some excellent recommendations. Food was sooo good. Lovely touch, the petit fours for our anniversary.
Would highly recommend, we will be back

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Peter
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktail. I liked that the wine could be bought in 500mls carafes. Steak was delicious.

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Hells
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant, loved it. Came with an itison voucher, accepted without question, treated like everyone else of course as you’d expect.
Shared a sirloin steak and a bottle of red wine. Lovely.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Hells, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely first experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SteveMacca
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent
As was the service
Hope to return soon

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Steve, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that both the food and service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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StevenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top quality meat, best steak ever according to our 7yo!
Atmosphere as good as you'd expect in lockdown

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NicolaM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a Sunday roast and were not disappointed. It was actually the best roast we have ever had! So tasty and cooked to perfection! Amazing service as always. Thanks guys 👍🏼

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Nicola, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday Roast and that it was the best you have ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CrunchyNut
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steak, super service, a bit dark downstairs.

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JillC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could not say anything bad about this restaurant everything from start to finish was perfect

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Jill, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that everything was perfect from start to finish during your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish was treated like royalty the waitress we had was very good and helped us choose from the menu and was extremely fast with the service 👍

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi there, Thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's brilliant to hear that you had such a great experience with us and that you were so well looked after by your waitress! I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Jamie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish, was running late to the table had phoned in advance to let them know. Was told that they would honour the 1 and a half hour time slot which was fantastic. Service was outstanding never rushed from start to finish, nice touches of knowledge from our server recommending side dishes to go with our food. Steak was cooked to perfection. Nothing was to much of a hassle and also checked in at the right times to see how we were getting on. Would definitely recommend gaucho to anyone and everyone for great quality food and a brilliant atmosphere. Thanks again for a lovely night.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Jamie, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was outstanding from start to finish! I'm also so glad to hear that your steaks were cooked to perfection and that you were so well looked after by our team! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to everyone and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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EmilyR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Not great service. Waited over an hour for food and the excuses for why people where served
Before us where poor. Just admit you forgot our order next time.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Emily, As explained to you on the day that to cook a chateaubriand medium well, takes a considerable amount of time especially when not having starters. Guests around you had ordered different cuts of steaks at different temperatures hence them getting served before you. I can assure you, your order was not forgotten. It's a real shame you won't be back but hopefully you change your mind and we can deliver a great experience next time. Best wishes, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RebeccaM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, they took account of my allergies and made me feel very reassured.
The food was magnificent, we are looking forward to our next visit.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your food at Gaucho, Edinburgh was magnificent and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PamR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever. Great service. We had an Itison voucher but still choices. Terrific service! Cant wait to go back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Pam, Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have ever had and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LyndaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently celebrated our anniversary and the staff made it a experience to remember. The food and ambiance was fantastic, we will most definitely be back ❤️❤️❤️

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Lynda, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your partner had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh for your anniversary and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LGOOctober
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great last minute visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh. Craig was excellent and was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine options.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Craig and the team! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Whiskyhibby
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic steaks, excellent attentive service and an extensive wine list, make sure you try the cocktails

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Whiskyhibby, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that your steaks were fantastic! We look forward to seeing you again on yur next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PamelaG
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Having visited Gaucho many times previously, I had no idea of how awful this night would be.
Being in a basement, it was obvious that there was no proper ventilation & it was boiling hot. The 1st table we were shown was surrounded by other tables, so we refused & chose a table in a corner. Tables were not at least 1 metre apart, as people were sitting almost shoulder to shoulder with the table behind. No screens between tables to reduce spread of covid.
We were not offered any hand sanitizer, but we had brought our own. There was no obvious signage showing a one way system, no monitoring of people using the toilets. Our waiter told us we could not have the early evening menu which finished at 7pm, although our table was booked for 6.30pm. He then said we could but I had to press the point. He wouldn't touch the water glasses on the table, which was fine, but then brought us cutlery that his hands had been all over! Usually bread is brought to the table, but we had to be asked. Our waiter had a beard, which means his mask cannot properly fit close enough to prevent particles escaping. This is why surgeons & doctors in hospital don't have beards, as they are medically unhygienic.
We asked for our steaks to be medium, but 1 steak was unevenly cooked being almost raw at one end and well done at the other. The chimmichirro sauce was awful cheap olive oil, so greasy it formed a thick film in the mouth. It was completely tasteless. When a man at the next table sneezed violently twice into his hands and did not sanitize, it was time for us to go. We complained about the unsafe environment & the food, but it fell on deaf ears. The manager was abrupt, rude and dismissive. He said as a gesture he had taken off the service charge, which everyone knows is discretionary & we weren't going to pay anyway & he reluctantly deducted £2.50 each from the bill. He had no idea we were regular customers, but we won't be back. We will take our business elsewhere.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 October 2020

Hi Pamela, Thank you so much for your feedback. On the back of your complaint you will be glad to know that we passed our environmental health visit with distinction! I’m extremely sorry to hear you won’t be back. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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TwoSheets
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful, the service from the waitress was excellent and very attentive. We both had ribeye steaks and after tasting the real thing in Buenos Aires in March this year we were really looking forward to reliving our experience. The steaks were nice but not on a par with the steaks we had in Buenos Aires.

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Rrrrrr
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was really great and so was the overall experience. Incredible food and really good value for money. Highly highly recommend !!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SandyT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I felt it was a bit overpriced, food was delicious but I feel £45 for steak mushroom and chips with basic presentation is a little on the high side.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2020

Hi Sandy, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so glad to hear that your food was delicious! However it is a shame you felt it was overpriced. Our steaks range in price from £18 to £49 depending on the cut and size and are all premium grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef from Argentina. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with exceptional service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you had a fantastic meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ScottE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and will
Be returning again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hi Scott, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear that you were so well looked after by our team and that you will be returning again! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RossW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Craig is a credit to Gaucho.
Couldn't be more helpful and offered advice and recommendations on what to eat when we told him what we were looking at. A very pleasant dining experience, although quieter this time as there was no ambient music.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hi Ross, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Craig and the team. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Genna
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We were super excited to try the Sunday Roast, and so we arrived early and had some drinks in the bar as a treat. Unfortunately when my food arrived the potatoes were rock hard. I sent them back but it was ten minutes in the new potatoes, so my husband finished his meal before they arrived! The staff were wonderful though, and the unlimited Yorkshire’s were great, but I spent most of my time sitting staring at my food waiting for half of it to arrive than I did eating it, then ate it alone eventually! We are big fans of Gaucho. We’ve been countless times and to other branches around the world, so we will be back to try the Sunday Roast again in the hope that this was just bad luck!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2020

Hi Genna, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so glad to hear that you were so well looked after by our team however it's a shame that your food let down the experience. I will be sure to pass your comments on to the kitchen to be addressed. I hope we can welcome you back again soon to demonstrate our usual high standards. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We have had to send an email to the restaurant as it’s was not a good experience at all .. we were at the restaurant 4 weeks ago and it was great ..

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NeilG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I can remember having. Virus precautions seemed comprehensive but not intrusive.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Neil, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that your steak was the best you can remember having! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KimberleyK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Food was unreal and the service was great.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Kimberley, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OllyM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had the Chateaubriand, was nice but a bit too charcoal like around the outside for myself. The chips were massively over salted which ruined the meal for myself. Shrimp starter wasn’t great as by the time the heads and tails came off, there was barely any shrimp left too eat.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Olly, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's disappointing to hear that your meal with us was not up to our usual high standards. I will pass your comments on to our kitchen to be addressed further and hopefully we can welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Evie
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal overall. The waiter was so lovely and made us feel so comfortable; offering to read us the menu in detail and very attentive to our needs. The food was incredible, the best steaks myself and my boyfriend have ever eaten. The ambience was lovely, calm and luxurious. We will definitely return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Evie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your boyfriend had an outstanding meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steaks were the best you have ever eaten! Hopefully we will see you both again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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TomL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and exceptional food. Can’t wait to be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Tom, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your meal was exceptional! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Lynn
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The steak was cooked to perfection, so full of flavour. Can’t wait to return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Lynn, Thank you for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that your steak was cooked for perfection and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Laura
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and cocktails were just as delicious. Service was good and everything was very clean and safe from a covid perspective.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Laura, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and cocktails at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on yout next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Colette
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic from Craig..will definetly be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 October 2020

Hi Colette, Thanks you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you were well looked after by Craig and that you will definitely be back! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant ambiance and incredible food. Well catered for social distancing measures, it’s definitely a “must go” if you are in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 26 September 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an incredible experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ShaunC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. As a larger party we were placed in the dining room which suited us. Food was very nice. Main draw back was the cost of drinks (having eaten in a number of similar establishments, Gaucho's was a little pricier). That being said, it wouldn't put me off re-visiting.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hi Shaun, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so glad to hear that that you and your group had an excellent experience in our private dining room and that you were so well looked after! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Samantha
Angus
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, went for drink for my birthday. Hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Delicious cocktails

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Samantha, Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday drinks with us and were so well looked after by your host! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. Will definitely be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Barbara, Thanks for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great first experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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FAQs

Gaucho Edinburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gaucho Edinburgh also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 278 3410.

Gaucho Edinburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 1127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.