Gaucho Edinburgh

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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

3 courses with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 3 January 2020

Ends: 3 February 2020

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-17:00

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant steaks. That's it!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that your steaks were brilliant, and I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal, food and service was excellent

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that both the food and service you received during your birthday meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Dale, thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that both the food and service were excellent! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AG
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Angela, thank you for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was as fantasic as always! I hope will we see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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g
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very pleased to say I had one of the best steaks I have had in years and will be looking for a Goucho's on my next visit to London just to compare!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi gpblitz, thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was one of the best you have had in years! I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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A
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaucho is a beautiful restaurant with fabulous decor. Staff are very attentive and take care of you as you walk through the door. We were well looked after by Ray, he had great knowledge of everything they had to offer. Food was excellent, maybe a wee bit more expensive than we usually pay but well worth it. We would love to go again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Annie, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and would love to come back! We pride ourselves on the friendly and knowledgeable service that our team provide each day so it's lovely to receive feedback like yours. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Ray and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fab restaurant, beautiful food. Quite pricey, lovely for a special occasion

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Ann, thanks so much for the 5 star review!It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that the food was beautiful! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JA
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service are both amazing - this was a very fine dining experience

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Jacqueline, thanks so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that both the food and service were amazing! I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JB
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy dining in this restaurant. The steaks were very good. My only criticism would be the chips. They used to serve chunky fat chips which went really well with a steak but now they are thin and don’t taste very good. Staff were excellent and I very much enjoyed my evening

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Julie, thank you for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your most recent visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's a shame that our thinner hand cut chips are not to your liking. I will pass your comments on to our kitchen to be addressed. I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was very quiet as it was a Monday lunchtime in January. However, this did not effect the service or food which were excellent as always. Very happy that our (quiet & well behaved) dog was welcome too.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Gilly, thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your meal and the service you received was excellent as always at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you and your furry friend back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I have had and in turn it’s very expensive. Good service as expected for price and very nice menu including an extensive wine list.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Paul, thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was one fo the best you have had! I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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C
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The burger was absolutely delicious 11/10, the chips weren’t as good as last time, a lot were just skins.
My aunt loved the Malbec.
Lovely ambiance on a Sunday afternoon, nice and quiet and not too busy.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Cristafly, thanks for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your burger and Sunday afternoon at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your aunt loved the Malbec. I will pass your comments regarding the chips on to our kitchen to be addressed. I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. They really made us feel welcome. Food was really good.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 January 2020

Hi Katarina, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely experience and were so well looked after by our team. We pride ourselves on the friendly and knowledgeable service that our staff provide each day so it's great to receive feedback like yours :) I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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IT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service staff very helpful
Need slightly better lighting on way to toilets

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Ian, thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you received such excellent service during your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect food and a perfect evening.
Service was great and the noise level was just right. Will definitely be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Simon, thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you had the perfect evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that service and food were of our usual high standards! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Amazing....he gave spot on recommendations! The food was out of this world and totally worth every pound.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Jazmine, thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your meal was out of this world and that the service you received was spot on, with your table host giving recommendations to make your experience with us that little bit more special! I hope we can welcome you back soon to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

10/10 for the food, the steak was cooked perfectly, the sides were delicious and the bar staff make any cocktail even if it’s not on the menu

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 January 2020

Hi Chloe, thanks for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you would score us 10 out of 10 for food! It's also great to know that our bar team were able to make you the cocktail of your choice! I hope we will see you again soon :) Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience in Gaucho Edinburgh. The food was excellent, the service was on par with the food. The cocktails were perfect as was the atmosphere. Loved everything about it.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 January 2020

Hi Jamy, thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear you had an amazing experience with us from the food to the cocktails to the service! I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Yummy!!!!!!!! Best steak ever!!!!!!!!! Worth every penny

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2020

Hi Leonie, thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best ever! We look forward to seeing you again soon :) Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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FM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, great food and superb ambiance. It’s not a cheap meal but neither should it be.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2020

Hi Fraser, thanks so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal once again at Gaucho! Service was fantastic and steak cooked to perfection.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2020

Hi Lyndsey, thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your steaks were cooked to perfection and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GN
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was average and very little of it, I had booked early in the evening for 2000hrs & not seated till 2030hrs I thought it may of been busy until I seen the restaurant dining area only a hand full of diners sitting & front of house when there were turning people away wanting to dine saying there was no availability/tables which was a lie. When finally settled at the table the waiter straight away telling me there wasn’t this wasn’t that on the menu, poor choice for so early on for a top restaurant like Gauchos, my wine choice was good but overpriced but found myself pouring it myself as our waiter kept forgetting about us. Off to a bad start already.
My starter ”scallops” only 1 then halved was the smallest I’ve ever been served for the most expensive, the food went cold almost right away within being served.
My steak was charred not to my liking and unrested enough which was only served with french fries which had been triple fried or burnt, all other sides had to be extras these were cold too, my wife’s steak cost £50 and came out frizzled and dried out really poor quality dressed food. I asked for a Garlic butter sauce for my sides and out come a small ceramic tub of butter straight from the fridge lol.
My experience at Gauchos (Edinburgh) wasn’t a scratch on Piccadilly’s London Gauchos, sadly there’s better restaurants to opt for in & around Edinburgh’s St James Square. Sadly I won’t be dining there anymore with this chain when I’m back in Edinburgh.
I hope this was a one off! and not the case for others trying this venue as Gauchos were my finest steakhouse of choice, not anymore.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2020

Hi Gary, Thanks for your feedback, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. These aren't the usual standards we live up to at Gaucho. We will share your comments to the team see we can improve going forward. Had you let us know on the night we would have been more than happy to rectify any of the issues mentioned. Kind regards Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Tutto pessimo. Solo la bistecca sufficiente. Il resto terribile, antipasti voto zero, costolette di angnello idem. Il vino salvabile. Conto spropositato.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2020

Thanks for your feedback, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. These aren't the usual standards we live up to at Gaucho. We will share your comments to the team see we can improve going forward. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Steak was not done as requested

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2020

Thanks for your feedback, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. These aren't the usual standards we live up to at Gaucho. We will share your comments to the team see we can improve going forward. Had you let us know on the night we would have been more than happy to rectify any of the issues mentioned. Kind regards Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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VK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Great service and food. They were so accommodating and were great with our dog as well! Highly recommended.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Veronica, thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had a lovely experience with us and would recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh to others! I hope we can welcome you and your furry friend back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining room in Edinburgh. Great food. Not cheap but worth it for a special meal/occasion.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that Gaucho has the best dining room in Edinburgh and that you enjoyed your meal with us! I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service
Loved this restaurant
We’ll definitely be back soon

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Jean, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear you loved your experience with us and will definitely be returning! We look forward to your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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K
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Goucho! The Fillet steak is to die for! Fabulous service.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi Kazza, thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you love Gaucho and had such a great overall experience! I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, brilliant atmosphere and amazing steak!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi Joshua, thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited here for dinner while in Edinburgh doing some Xmas shopping.
First of all our server was excellent - I think his name was Sean? If not apologies but he was lovely.
The steak was brilliant and best bramble I’ve had. Really good will be back!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

HI Katie, thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your steak was brilliant and the bramble was the best you've had! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments onto the team and I hope we can welcome you back next time you are in Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food excellent quality and catered for allergens. Service was good . Only gripe was that table was quite dark could have done with a little more light. Overall good experience, will definitely be back!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi SBlack, thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you will definitely be returning to Gaucho, Edinburgh and received such good service and food! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Gaucho's and have to say we were very impressed. It was the best steak we have ever eaten, service was amazing and very friendly staff. We will definitely be back. Thanks Gaucho for a lovely meal!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi Moira, thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that your first experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was such a memorable one! We pride ourselves on the friendly and knowledgeable service that our team provides along with the high quality of steaks that our chefs cook each day, so it's lovely to receive feedback like yours! I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food ... as always

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Anne, thank you for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that your latest visit was as fab as always :) we look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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l
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food as ever with really good set menu for lunch. Rib eye was beautiful and overall great quality on every dish. Delicious! Only thing that marred the whole lunch was the surly and unfriendly Chinese girl at the front desk acting as concierge who took our coats. Not a smile, no welcome, no goodbye. Acted like she was doing us a huge favour and she was too good to be working there. Everyone in our party felt the same way - snobby and snooty - no need for it. Enough to put me off coming back if she still worked there!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi there, thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and that every dish was delicious! It is a shame however that your experience was let down by the service you received at our reception. I can assure you this is not acceptable behaviour and I will be discussing this personally with the member of staff involved. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards of service! Sean Weerartna General Manager

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OT
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - thanks!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi there, thank you very much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you had a fantastic meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good steak, pure and simple. We went in with the kids and now they’re steal converts!
Thanks...:)

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Adam, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your family had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you back for some more steaks! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was beautiful from start to finish. The steak was the best we have had in Scotland and we will definitely be back. We went to order some wine and the waiter recommended us a lovely wine without pushing us to buy the most expensive one. Loved the steak, sides and the bramble cocktails were beautiful. Thank you so much we will be back soon!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Ailsa, thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your steak in Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have had in Scotland! I'm also so glad that you enjoyed your drinks and were given some recommendations from your waiter! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food fantastic as was the service, the only downside was the seating area we were in was a draft

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi Norman, thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that your meal was fantastic and that you were so well looked after by our staff. I hope we will see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, outstanding food....a must go if you are in Edinburgh

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's brilliant to hear that your whole experience was outstanding and I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with very good food. Extremely good service. I would recommend a small side salad with the steak and choice of either mashed potatoes or chips for the main.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi Scott, thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our staff! I hope we can welcome you back soon, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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