Gaucho Edinburgh

4.6
608 reviews
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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.
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GP
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The whole experience was very good indeed with great service from all staff on a quiet Friday afternoon, not sure what it would actually take to make it outstanding for us so please be assured that this was a great lunch experience..

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

Excellent service from everyone, from start to finish, and food was cooked perfectly!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hey Kostas, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! How nice to hear our staff looked after you from start to finish! I will make sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team. Thank you so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh and we will hopefully see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was absolutely gorgeous but the atmosphere let the place down.

The music was unbearably loud to the point where we felt like we were shouting at each other across the table. The staff were nice but it all felt a little bit false. They were also super pushy about trying to give us bottled water for the table (had to say no 3 or 4 times before they eventually gave up)

The soft drinks were extortionate and for a 'large' soft drink we were given two tiny bottles of coke poured into a glass.

We regularly go for steak when we're at home in Glasgow as well as when we're travelling and I would say in terms of service its closer to some of the tourist restaurants abroad than a premium experience which is what we were paying for.

Overall, whilst the food was lovely, I wouldn't go out of my way to visit Gaucho again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hey l4984, We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent experience. We will feedback these issues to our team so we can continue to improve. It's a pity you won't be back but if you change your mind please get in touch and we will make sure your next experience is up to our high standards. Yours Sincerely. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We can not fault this restaurant one bit. The staff where lovely and both the food and the restaurant itself were beautiful. I had one of the best steaks I have ever had, cooked to perfection and full of flavour. I will definitely come back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hey AmyS, Thanks for taking the time to share this fantastic review of Gaucho, Edinburgh. We are truly glad that your steaks were cooked to perfection and you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. Our team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote! We look forward to to seeing you again. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amasing and service very good but unforunately I could not understand the waiters very well. I also did not appreciate the service charge being added to my bill at the end of the evening. I can understand large tables but it was only myself and my husband there so to me 11.00 was far too much as we were only in the resturant for just over an hour.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hey Pamela, We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. All service charge is completely discretional and we can remove it with no questions asked. Sorry this may have tarnished a lovely experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon though. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely perfect experience in Edinburgh for Argentinian steak! Great selection of items and just delicious. Staff was phenomenal in making us feel at home and providing recommendations! Would go back in a heartbeat!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hey CarlosS, We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing this great review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! We are so glad that you loved our beautiful Argentinian steaks! We couldn’t be happier that you felt welcome- I will make sure to pass your fantastic comments on to the team. Cant wait to have you back. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and beautiful restaurant will most definitely be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hello NadineT, Thank you so much for your lovely review! How nice to hear we offered you such an amazing dining experience here at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I will make sure to pass your beautiful comments on to the team. Can’t wait to welcome you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MB
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Service was impeccable, staff very welcoming and knowledgable. Food was excellent, wine good but pricy, they didn’t have the cheapest wine by the glass available and the alternatives were expensive. But you don’t come to Gaucho on the a la Carte expecting a cheap meal out, you come because the food and service is brilliant and the restaurant is beautiful.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hey MichelleB, We are so grateful for your kind words, thanks for this fantastic review of Gaucho, Edinburgh. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food along with the magical atmosphere, and that the team made you feel so welcome. Next time you should try our new spring set menu and our BYOB Mondays with no corkage fee! We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit expensive on the wine list otherwise exceptional

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hi KeithK, The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh is delighted with your great review. Thank you so much! We very much look forward to seeing you in one of our BYOB Mondays with no corkage fee-great value for money! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, the surroundings are great to sit in!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hey KennethD, Thanks for taking the time to share your 5 star review with us and the community! We are thrilled that you loved your experience here at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to seeing you again. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Too much fuzz to eat something

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 April 2019

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you thought there was too much fuss for you to dine with us. If you would like to give us anymore feedback on how we can improve the guest experience that would be great. As a company we set extremely high standards and are always striving to deliver the best experience possible. Yours Sincerely Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hey Steaklover (great username by the way), Thanks for your review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! We are thrilled that you enjoyed Mothers Day with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday and everything was great. All the staff were very attentive and helpful and nothing was too much bother for them. The food was absolutely delicious too. We will definitely return

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L
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service , wonderful with our young son

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GT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, very attentive but not too much so. Food was lovely and cooked to perfection.

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LH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff and service was great.. food was good but wine was a bit pricey per bottle.

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AL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table for 5pm and we were early, no problem. Very attentive staff and a wonderful meal.

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J
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arrival we were met with a friendly member of staff who took us to our table. Menus, water and bread & butter were out pretty quick. Starter of scallops were well cooked, although the rocks of black pudding were a tad hard.
Main course we had chateaubriand with accompanying side dishes, which were superb. Wine was very good and waitress service equally so. Highly recommended.

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d
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and wonderful atmosphere and service.
The dining room is lovely

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For price you pay I wasn’t impressed. Chips over salty and to many. Not enough steak sauce seeing it’s £3.
Steak was cooked perfect but had just as good at other steak restaurants

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WS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drink are awesome. Very relaxed atmosphere no feeling that you need to eat up and go. Very nice staff with great knowledge of the food and drinks.
Highly recommend

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, good veggie and vegan options (not a huge selection but this is meat based resto after all). The service was a outstanding, everyone’s polite and helpful. We’ll be definitely back.

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RI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriends birthday outing. The steaks where amazing and the guy servicing had some really good knowledge about the steaks

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SE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent
Rib eye steak beautifully cooked
Wines were very good
Will definitely be back

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GL
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t praise Gaucho highly enough. Meal was outstanding, and the staff could not have been more helpful. Will definitely return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Beautiful restaurant with top class finish. Very quiet on our visit (we were the only guests for lunch). Steaks, wine and service amazing.

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P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my fiancé`s birthday and with some friends.
Atmosphere was amazing but the service was incredible, Monika the polish waitress was stunning and gone beyond. The chef made me a dish that was not even on the menu (Beetroot Risotto) one of the best I ever had.
Many thanks, we will be back for sure :)

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OK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere , great service and food. Definitely be back

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AK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining room , excellent food with very attentive staff, more than happy to recommend and will definitely return.

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R
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, food and wine amazing. We will always visit when in the area.

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RC
Denver
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate there on our last night in Edinburgh, honestly we thought the hype was more than the actual restaurant. The overall ambiance was nice though, the staff is very good at their job and we were very happy with the service and decor of the restaurant, it's a nice place to be and seemed to be full of people from all over. The reason we didn't love it was we felt it was expensive and the food wasn't all that great, portions were a bit small, and we ate better at other restaurants we happened upon than in this one that came highly recommended by trip advisor and the hotel. It's an ok place, we personally didn't love it.

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GL
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaucho, as always never fails to deliver. There was a"first-timer" in our group and they LOVED it.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at the gaucho in Edinburgh, we had two friends who had travelled from Australia just for the weekend to see the rugby and it was the icing in the cake to have the private dining room to ourselves, it really made it a special evening for all of us. Also Craig our waiter was fantastic, couldn’t have asked for better service.

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j
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I would recommend for the food however be prepared to be in a noisy restaurant.

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TG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaucho delivered all fronts. Great location, ambience oozed class, steaks were epic and the choice of wine excellent. What more is there to say? You will not get sacked or dumped dining here!!!

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JK
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a meal for 5 after the Rugby on Saturday and atleaset we finished the day better than it started . We have 2 vegetarians with us or should I say picky vegatarians that didnt quite like what was on the menu! however the waiter was excellant and through talking with the Chef both had off piste/menu meals that they loved. The canrnavours amongst us had the Gauncho sampler and Ribeye which were cooked to perfection and were so tender their was no need for steak knives. We will definately be back and soon

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AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and a fantastic place to eat although the A La Carte menu & Wine list very pricey - steaks were exceptional & as long as you accept bill for dinner for 2 will be north of £150 (inclusive of glass of wine) then will be enjoyable.

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PS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a very enjoyable evening with spectacular food! Will 100% be going back again soon.

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KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I took a friend for lunch last week. Food and service was great but the music level was a bit too high - my only complaint. Introduce a loyalty scheme for regular customers?

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

Excellent service steaks to die for will certainly be back.

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