Gaucho Edinburgh

4.6
438 reviews
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£41 and over
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The newest in the group, this 120 cover restaurant is based in Edinburgh’s prestigious St Andrew Square and boasts a new modernised design which reflects the more accessible dining culture of the new, evolved Gaucho.

The restaurant serves the best steak around, sourced from the finest Argentine cattle whilst offering a Latin American style throughout all menus.

a wine list providing a choice of more than 200 exclusive Argentinian wines, some of which are produced at the restaurant’s vineyard in Mendoza, as well as an extensive range of Scottish whiskies.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Argentinian, Latin American
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00
Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30
Sun 12:00–22:30
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Phone number
0131 278 3410
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Max Castaldo
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Public Transit
We are located a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley station
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

3 courses & a glass of sparkling wine £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 27 November 2018

Ends: 6 January 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 16:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 10:30PM

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BD
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most amazing lunch, excellent value and and service outstanding from entry to leaving. Food was exceptional!

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overrated food. But lovely restaurant.

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NB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic & friendly service, & a beautiful venue. Worth the splurge.

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JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Bar service was good prior to going downstairs to eat. Good explanation of steak choices. Asked for house wine (Malbec) and rather surprised to be charged £13.50 a glass.
Rather suspect chips served were frozen version.

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SC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really nice lunch - steaks are lovely and very tender. The ambience was ok but we were the only people in the restaurant for lunch which felt a bit strange. Prices a bit on the high side, especially for a glass of wine, but it was a nice outing for us.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating wedding anniversary.
Dominique was amazing and made us feel so special.
Food delicious!

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IW
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from entering, very friendly. Then another nice lady met us at the entrance to the restaurant. She introduced out waiter Alec, who was outstanding. Gave us the low down on the stakes and how they should be cooked. Actual stakes on a board. Not seen this outside London in really expensive restaurants! Well done! Loved the place. Tried to get in on the Saturday night but it was booked up. I know why! Bill sorted very easy. Then an excellent goodbye by the waiter Alex and both ladies. Food beyond outstanding. Would I go again? Oh yes please. In fact I will look the name out on my travels!!!!

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LB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Staff were excellent and so was the food. Will definitely be back!!

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AE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service provided by waitress who was very efficient and kept wine glasses topped up. Food was delicious as always.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food & service good but lacks the refined touches of a restaurant of this level. Used the sister Cau chain where food & service as good but half the price! The noise level in the restaurant is very loud & the food & wine over overpriced. This is a £50 per head restaurant charging £80! Save your money & go elsewhere.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the set menu but would have been just as happy on the alacarte menu. Outstanding steaks. Would have liked another choice of rose wine “by the glass” but what I had was perfectly acceptable. Look forward to returning soon. 😀

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OT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service from all staff involved. Beautiful food. Would recommend a visit. Can’t wait to go back :)

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, excellent surroundings & good vibe! Would definitely return....

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal and our waiter was very friendly and very attentive. We couldn’t fault this restaurant at all.

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic place with awesome staff. This absolutely made my night. The food was amazing thank you

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were absolutely delicious, fantastic service and amazing company.

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N
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was soooo good and was a perfect stop for nice fancy food that everyone can have also the staff were so welcoming and friendly, will defo go back

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DE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit and certainly won't be my last. The décor, food, staff, COCKTAILS were all brilliant. Our waiter couldn't do enough for us but all the staff were really nice and attentive. We had the set menu and this was excellent value for money and even though we were booked for 6.30pm, we weren't rushed to give our table back. Definitely worth a visit and I'll definitely be back.

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d
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The steak was unfortunately overdone for my husband who ordered medium rare. The service started off well but got worse as it got busier. Desserts were a bit hit and miss. Chocolate fondant was excellent but the lemon meringue tart and churros were average.

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k
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative service and outstanding food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a server called Charlie, he was great. Showing all the different types of cut and suggesting wines to go with it. It was my boyfriends birthday so he went that extra mile with a chocolate happy birthday platter and a taster of a new gin.
I have friends coming up to Edinburgh in a few weeks and I will definitely suggest Gaucho to them

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DB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Steak beautiful but fries served were shocking and did not get much response when we mentioned

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HA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The chicken portion was very huge for one order.
Overall the food quality was good

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MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last Saturday we had a beautiful steak at Gaucho and the place is stunning. It’s definitely a place to go to in Edinburgh.

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w
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fab until understanding that my wine was not charged as a 175ml which I thought was what the list said how ever it was a 75ml?? who drinks a 75ml measure of wine?>

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service received from the front door staff to waiter. Lovely food beautiful looking restaurant.

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D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took the family out for an early Saturday night dinner, where the kids said best food ever

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JF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really enjoyable birthday meal at Gaucho's. Edinburgh. First class food and service - the staff made it s very happy occasion!

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S
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic steaks, great service and buzzy atmosphere

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l
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place but with first class service – I wilI definitely would return again in the future.

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SD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect. Service was great. We had an absolutely lovely evening.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Normally love this restaurant but would not order Sunday lunch again

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NL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Quite expensive for quality level of food. £36 for a bottle of wine that tasted like it should be £5. Great service to start with but then got left waiting for a long time at the end of the meal.

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GO
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, great service and atmosphere. Promptly seated and service with the right balance of attention.
A very pleasant evening

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Booked this for my daughter’s 18th birthday meal. Very impressed, way better than I expected. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff, nice setting, great atmosphere. Perfect really.

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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have reserved Gaucho after a recommendation from our friends and it certainly is worth a visit! Our steaks were cooked to perfection, wine was just as good. The place itself looks very nice and modern with great ambience. Special Thank you to Craig, our waiter, who went above and beyond! Will definitely be back 😊

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IH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and great value . Highly recommend. Keep it up Gaucho. Ian H

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning setting, very opulant and the food was amazing. Fillet steak was superb. the service and attention from the staff was exceptional and we were made to feel very welcome. I would return anytime I am back in Edinburgh

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience. Friendly staff. Food very salty. (We told the waitress and they reduced our bill to compensate as a gesture, they would not agree it was too salty and it almost got heated over it!)

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LC
Lincolnshire
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

my medium rare steak was tasty but swimming in a pool of blood - even I know it had not been rested enough - that mixed nicely with my blue cheese sauce! which was lukewarm - although I could cope with that! considering there was one table of 4 people and one other of 2 people I would have expected the meal to be faultless - it is not as if they were run off their feet! the starter and bread were excellent, chips good too - salt cellar had to be replaced - we could not persuade it to come out!

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