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: 4 February 2020

Ends: 28 February 2020

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

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DP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great establishment. Meal was superb. Service top notch.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi Derrick, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was superb and that the service you received was top notch! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DG
Angus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the ambience of the room. The food was delicious and Fiona our server was just the most amazing person. The empanadas were just magnificent

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi DemiladeG, thanks so much for the 5 star feedback! It's brilliant to hear that you had such a memorable experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh with our steak being the best you have ever had! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was lovely as we were sat in the really cool private dining room with the wine wall. The waiters have been very helpful and food was delish especially the Tuna ceviche. Would come back again ☺️

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your private dining experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined on Valentines with our best friends (as 2 couples).
Great steaks, rump recommended, we had them cooked Blue, Rare, Medium Rare and Well done. It was very very good and reasonably priced.
Very swish inside, cool trendy decor, background music not overpowering. Generally a young hip crowd dishing that night.
All in all very good, although disappointed the wine seemed expensive. £49 for a bottle of entry level red and £57 for a bottle of Sauvignon is fine dining prices.
Would recommended based on the steak alone, service also very good....

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Craig, thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm delighted to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your Valentines dining experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! Both our entry level red wine and Sauvignon Blanc (both from Argentina) actually start at £29 per bottle.. The £57 bottle you have mentioned is one of our more premium Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience. Best steak I ever had and likewise my wife. Everything was superb.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Kris, thank you for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that everything was superb during your visit and that your steak was the best you have ever had! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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EG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and definitely wont be the last. Service was very good. The menu was explained to us on some items we didn't understand. The food was amazing best steak we have had, and we have been to a lot of steak restaurants. Outstanding.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Elliot, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that your first experience dining with us was such a memorable one and that your steak was the best you have had! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was was excellent! Waiting staff were very attentive and we had a lovely first Valentine’s dinner! Thank you!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 10 hours ago

HI there, thank you very much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you had such a lovely first Valentines dinner at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by everyone! I hope we will see you again for another visit soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couples night food was unbelievable along with the service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your couples night out at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that the food and service were unbelievable! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KW
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning Churrasco Di Limo with side salad & tenderstem broccoli, accompanied by a superb Vina Patricia Argentinian Malbec, followed by Chocolate fondant & Argentine coffee -superb all round

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Kevan, thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your steak was stunning and that your experience was superb all round! I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding never had a steak like it. Quite expensive but lovely Staff were ok could have been more friendly. When we got the bill they added a 12.5% surcharge on even though we had got the meal as a gift on a voucher plus the drinks we bought when I asked they said it was discretionary so I asked to have it removed I would have left a tip anyway because of this I didn’t leave a tip. Would recommend but beware of surcharge

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Angela, thank you for the 5 star review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you have never had a steak quite like it before! As is stated on our menus and on the bill, all service charge is discretionary and we are always happy to remove this if asked, as was done for you on the evening. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steak as always and delicious sides. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal. Service was excellent too.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Lorna, thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you couldn't have asked for a better meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was great. The food was fantastic with great options. Thanks for having us.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you were well looked after by our staff, however it's a shame to hear your steaks were not cooked to your liking. Had you mentioned this on the day we would have been more than happy to offer freshly cooked steaks. I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, Great food and lovely atmosphere, a good place to meet with friends. I would highly recommend Edinburgh's GAUCHO.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Marc, thank you for leaving us some feedback! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and would recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh to others! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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C
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Didn't like that the service charge was already added when I received the bill and for the most part we were the only 2 people in the restaurant, apart from what seemed to be the owners having a meeting a few feet away from us, which was pretty weird.. Food was good though.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Claude, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. As is stated on our menus and on the bill, our service charge is discretionary and we are more than happy to remove this if asked to do so. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Expected better service, although the food was really good it’s the most expensive steak in town

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 4 February 2020

Hi there, thanks for leaving us some feedback. Sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to expectations. I will pass your comments onto the team to be discussed. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bad staff upstairs very helpful, fast and efficient serviced. We were served by Craig, he was very helpful and attentive without being over bearing. Good speed of service and food was delicious. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Jennifer, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great evening with us and I will be sure to pass your lovely comments onto the team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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N
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing - great food and service. Probably one of the best steaks I've had.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Nick, thank you very much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that your visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh was amazing! I'm also delighted to know that your steak was one of the best you have had! I hope we will see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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r
Perthshire
106 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate from the special Open table set menu at £35 great value

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SL
Greece
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner reservation at Gaucho was nothing short of excellent from the minute we arrived. The staff were extremely nice and services was of a quality standard which was on par with the food we ordered.

We will 100% be returning

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your whole dining experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PH
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Been before and had a good experience. Waiter didn't go through the steak options like previously. Food wasn't as good as previous time. It's almost as if they offer 40% off during January and reduce the quality of their food. Sticky toffee pudding sponge seemed old and dry. Won't be returning due to the cost of the restaurant and poor quality.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Paul, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Sorry to hear that your most recent experience with us was not as enjoyable as before. It seems on this occasion that the beef board was declined when the waiter offered to go through the different steak options. Had you mentioned the sticky toffee was dry, we would have been more than happy to replace this for you as this is not up to our usual high standards. It's a shame you won't be returning. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent as usual but oddly one party had a dog with them.
I’m not sure why the restaurant would allow a dog in the restaurant - it wasn’t a guide dog or one in training - and a couple of times it started barking. Personally, I don’t want to be eating with peoples pets in the restaurant so I’d mark it down for that. Other than that, still the best steak in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 30 January 2020

Hi Derek, thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that not only was your food was excellent, but that the steaks you have had at Gaucho have been the best in Edinburgh! As is advertised on our website and front door, the restaurant is dog friendly, therefore we do allow guests to bring their well-behaved dogs with them. We hope will see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening in Gaucho. Steaks were amazing and cooked to perfection. Service was superb!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! It's also great to know that your steaks were cooked to perfection! I hope we can welcome you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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L
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the place is fantastic also great service. I detest the compulsory service charge. I always leave a good tip but according to service your practice puts me off going. I have recommended Gaucho to my friends but told them about the compulsory service charge and they looked at the menu and thought with the prices for the food and then the additional charge they decided not to go although those who did said great place but a real shame about the compulsory charge.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 30 January 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and have recommended us to your friends! The service charge is discretionary, as is stated at the bottom of our menus and bills, and we are more than happy to remove it if we are asked to do so. I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 February 2020

Hi there, thanks for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was brilliant as always and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, certainly didn't leave feeling hungry.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that the food and service you received were both amazing. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We went in as a young couple, not knowing really what to expect, all we knew is that we were impressed by the menu and how lovely it looked, we just wanted a nice chilled out meal. We walked in and immediately felt judged by the staff, as maybe we are not ‘suited’ to a place like that. Food was great but not for the price of the overall meal.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 January 2020

HI there, Thanks for taking your time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you felt "judged" by the staff, I can assure you that this was not the case. We regularly have young guests dining with us and even more so on the weekends, so I am very surprised to hear you felt this way. However i am glad to hear you thought the food was great. Kind regards Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although Gaucho in Edinburgh is downstairs and has a dark design theme, we like it a lot - this is probably our fifth visit in two years (we have a son studying in Edinburgh).

The food is stunning - we loved the starters (Burrata, Tuna Ceviche) and the steaks were stunning - fillet and rump the order of the day for the three of us.

Our waiter recommended a wine (called ‘What about me?’) which was nicely within our price bracket (£40) and we enjoyed it, the food and the conversation so much we stayed for another bottle.

Desserts were OK, coffee was excellent and overall we had another wonderful visit.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi there, thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had another wonderful visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! We pride ourselves on the high quality of food and service that our team provides each day so its lovely to receive feedback like yours. I hope we will see you again soon for your 6th visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, the food, the drink & wine list were all excellent.
Professional service from everyone - well done!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi there, thank you for the lovely 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such an excellent experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team! We look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant steaks. That's it!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 20 January 2020

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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London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal, food and service was excellent

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 20 January 2020

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 on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 January 2020

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 on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 January 2020

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 on 17 January 2020
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 on 20 January 2020

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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