Gaucho Edinburgh

4.6
687 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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

Edinburgh Restaurant week: Bottomless Steak Sunday £40

Enjoy (weekly changing), a weekly revolving steak menu featuring different, delicious cuts of meat all for £40 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
This menu is available for advanced reservation and walk ins. This offer is valid for the duration of a 90-minute dining period. The first portion of steak is served as 300g. Guests are then permitted to only order in increments of 100g per person. The whole table must take part in bottomless beef. We operate a responsible drinking policy.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 7 July 2019

Ends: 1 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-23:00

What 687 People Are Saying
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TJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had heard good things about Gaucho and we were very pleased to find out it was all true! We ordered Scallops and Empanadas as starters and these were very nice. For our main course we both had steak (be crazy not too!). Having seen the different cuts of meat we both chose 'Lomo' (fillet) and chips. The steaks were cooked to perfection and so very tasty. The 300g size was a perfect size. Prices are high, especially for fillet, but we enjoyed every mouthful of our dinner. Not really having room for a dessert we both had a dessert cocktail instead. These were both delicious and rounded off a perfect evening. The staff were very attentive but left us to enjoy our meal without interruptions. We both had a wonderful time at Gaucho Edinburgh and I am very sure we will be back again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Trevor, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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L
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely meal to celebrate a special occasion was made even better by the great service and complimentary birthday truffles. Having been before, I thought the restaurant had improved. It seemed to have a better 'feel' this time being a little busier and better lit.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lynsey, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience and that we are continuing to get better at what we do. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RF
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very expensive, but truly delicious. Best steak house.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ro, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are glad to hear that yo enjoyed the steaks. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal with excellent service! Would definitely recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Sutherland Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you had a beautiful meal with us. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect i come back at the next trip ti Edinburgh. It was a perfect Birthday Dinner. Thank u very much

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Alain, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are delighted that your experince was perfect. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a real buzz to this restaurant, very attentive staff, excellent food and wines. Will definitely go back again!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Vee, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing meal. We will 100% be back soon. Craig our waiter was 10/10. 0 complaints .

Thank you

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from taking our jackets to explaining all the dishes. Great night all around!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hey Scott, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are delighted that you loved the experience and can’t wait to welcome you back again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm glad we found the restaurant. I feel if it had a better location it would be full every day.

All the food was a 5/5.
The mac n cheese was a 6/5.
The dessert was a 10/5.

I wish there was one in cincinnati I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Jacob, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled that you loved the experience and can’t wait to welcome you back again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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L
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All food was delicious and interior is beautiful!
Really nice touch bringing steaks to the table and explaining each cut.
One negative was the charges for sides-£5 for some mushrooms is excessive.
With regards to service, 10% service charge was automatically added onto the bill. The only issue was that one of our party was drinking water and rather than leave it on the table, the waiter kept filling up half a glass for her.
Overall a great night and will definitely be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hey Lovemygrub, Thank you for taking your time to leaves us a lovely review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food and interiors. We will take you comments on pricing and service points on board and feedback to the relevant departments. Kind regards Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Craig, our waiter explained everything to us and gave us recommendations. A great place for a celebratory meal.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hey ShonaJ, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled that you loved the experience and can’t wait to welcome you back again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time. Waitress was excellent, recommending different steaks to us. Loved the food and the drinks. Would definitely return!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hey SophieW, Thanks for the 5-star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh. We are truly glad that you had a nice time and the team were able to well look after you during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaucho Edinburgh has lovely athmosphere and the music is perfect loudness for conversation. The service was perfect and those steaks are to die for! Five stars!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 August 2019

Good afternoon, Many thanks for the 5-stars and the amazing review! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled that you enjoyed your steaks and the service! It is really nice nice to hear that you loved the atmosphere and the music! We hope to see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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G
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hey Gary, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very bad service and the food was very salty and. The quality of meat was not that good

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 August 2019

Good afternoon AbdullaA, We're terribly sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. We pride ourselves on our service and product so its disappointing to hear these expectations were not met. We will feedback these issues to our team so we can continue to improve. Next time you book with us please do so with me personally and I will make sure we do something for you and you're very well looked after. Yours sincerely, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Gaucho is obviously a steak house, but a little bit more thought to those partners who dont eat steak. Perhaps a few more chicken/fish dishes.

Adding 10% gratuity automatically to the bill.....!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi James, Thanks for the 5 star review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the steaks. Thanks for your feedback on the menu, we will pass it onto the group exec chef. The service charge is completely discretionary and is stated on all menus and the also the bill itself. Kind Regards Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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IB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb steaks, possibly the best we have ever eaten.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hey IainB, Thanks for the 5-stars and for sharing your review. It is really nice to hear that we were able to make your guest’s birthday dining meal such a memorable experience! Thanks for your kind words on our wonderful steaks. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Been a few times and the experience is always the same, great food and atmosphere. Will be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hey Steven, We can’t thank you enough for your kind words and the 5-star review! It is really nice to hear that we are able to deliver an excellent dining experience each time you visit us! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled with your feedback and can’t wait to welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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D
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Took advantage of Restaurant Week. Would recommend to anyone in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hey Debs, Thanks so much for this great review and the 5-stars! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled that you loved the food and service and can’t wait to welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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WM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and table service was good
Restaurant decoration was excellent but underground setting wasn’t for me.
My fault but didn’t notice service charge otherwise would have given it a miss.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hey WilliamM, Thanks for your feedback. It’s really nice to hear that you enjoyed the food and service and that you likely the restaurant’s decor. The service charge is completely discretionary and is stated on all menus and the also the bill itself. We hope to see you you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions tiny on set menu. Service abrupt. Decor - too much bling. Carbon footprint shocking. Not worth it.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi Cushy, Thanks for your review. We're terribly sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. We pride ourselves on our service and product so its disappointing to hear these expectations were not met. I will make sure to feed this back to the team and we can move forward and see how we can work to improve. Yours sincerely Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and good value

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There was a lot of noise from the kitchen.
The meat (lomo) was excellent! But the fries could be better, hard and not warm.
We alsow had to ask salt.
The waiter we had for our table was Thomas. The service he gave was not that personal. He gave is the impression to be nervous. Everytime we asked something it felt as to much.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2019

Hey Annie, 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. Yours Sincerely. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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G
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service (Tomas) and the most wonderful steak. I mentioned it was our anniversary and they created a lovely plate with edible flowers and truffles. Would highly recommend, a great atmosphere.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2019

Hi Geoggers, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JB
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really like this restaurant. The steaks were delicious. Chips a little disappointing would have liked them more chunky. The staff were excellent. As it was a birthday celebration they gave my son some chocolate truffles on a plate with happy birthday written in chocolate. A very nice touch. Will definitely be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2019

Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that we could make this occasion special for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great steak place. Booked a table for 8.30 and arrived 8.15 but weren’t seated until 8.45

The service was pretty terrible more down to the fact the restaurant was full and there didn’t seem to be enough servers. Our server kept telling us “I’ll be right back” so it took another 20 mins to give our order.

The steaks were great - I asked for medium well but was definitely served more well done. That was ok for me it was absolutely delicious. Sides were good - chips were a little soggy could have been more crispy but edible.

Would come back for sure would just like to see an improvement in service and attentiveness.

G
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sensational as usual staff was friendly great service and surroundings

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2019

Hey Gerard, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you thought the food was sensational and that you enjoyed the friendly service, We hope to see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Gaucho experience was amazing. Loved the decor- something very NYC about the colours and ambience. Fantastic service, our server talked us through the menu well and was able to advise when we had questions. As avid steak fans, our steaks were the most flavourful we have ever had. Our bottle of Malbec was just delicious. We cannot wait to come back and would not hesitate in recommending Gaucho to friends and family.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 25 July 2019

Hey Pauline, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your 5-star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! We are thrilled that you loved the design, the service and our fantastic steaks! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your Malbec- my personal favourite as well! I will make sure to share your kind feedback with the whole team here. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
20 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best meat served in town here. Always a favourite.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are delighted to hear that you think our beef is some of the best in town. See you soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The steaks ordered wasn’t the steaks received and although this was a really nice steak the cost was considerably more and the waiter refused to take this into consideration when presenting the bill. Clearly a communication barrier.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special mention to our waiter, Craig, who was great all evening and did a fantastic job.

The food was lovely - particularly the ducle de leche cheesecake with toasted marshmellow.

Would definitely go back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Coling, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. It's great to hear that Craig looked after you so well. The cheesecake is an amazingly indulgent dish and we're glad you enjoyed. it. See you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Most of us had steaks which were well cooked and very tender. Starters and desserts lovely. Wine was a bit pricey and music was too loud and not aligned to setting.
Service was great and there was plenty room between tables. A really good restaurant which would definitely go back to.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Alan, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. See you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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D
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family celebration in the private room.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Devious, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular evening at Gaucho Edinburgh! From the moment we walked in the service was impeccable. We were seated in a comfortable and elegant leather cushioned booth in a beautifully lit dining room on the basement level. We both had the petite filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. We began with martinis and continued with a glass of wine each. All in all it was a perfect evening, our favorite dining experience in Edinburgh! Highly recommend!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Mary, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. It's great to hear here we're your favorite didning experience in Edinburgh. We're delighted to hear you the cokctails, wine and food. Hope to you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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C
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends really enjoyed the steaks(cooked to perfection) but the chicken Milanese could be a wee bit better. (A little dry)
The service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive.
Lovely restaurant ambience.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi Christafly, Many thanks for taking the time to share your 5-star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and your steward cooked to perfection. Thanks for your feedback on the chicken Milanese - I will make sure to feed this back to the kitchen team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NE
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The visit was deeply satisfying. The steaks were sublime - thinking about them brings a grin to our faces. Very good wine menu too.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Neil, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly delighted to hear that you thought the steaks were sublime. Hope to see you again soon so we can put that smile on your face :) Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and quality of food were excellent. Wine, disappointed my choice not available but alternative suggested was very good. Noise level a bit too loud from the music. Whoever sanctioned the printing of the menus should try and read them in the dim light oft He restaurant. Our waitress agreed when we mentioned it to her. When ther Sprint is due try black bold print! Alan Williamson.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hey Alan, Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us. It's great to hear you were looked after so well and given relevant recommendations. The menus are due for re-print very soon as like you pointed out they are very difficult to read. We do have tables that are quitter or not next to speakers and would be more than happy to seat you here in the future, just let us know. Hope to see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RG
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service outstanding. Our server Daniel was more than helpful with us and gave us great customer service, will happily be returning as I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food so much.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 June 2019

Hey RobynG, Thanks for the 5-star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! We are thrilled that you loved the food and the service! I will make sure to pass your thanks on to Daniel and your kind words on to the rest of the team here. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RG
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pablo (spelling may be wrong) served us, absolutely faultless. He provided first class service and gave really good recommendations. We loved the personal touches for my mums 50th birthday. We had a fabulous time and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and thank you Pablo you excelled our expectations.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 June 2019

Hello RobyG, Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic 5-star review with us! How lovely to hear that Pablo well looked after you for the night and made your mum’s 50th birthday such a memorable dining experience! I will make sure to pass your thanks on to Pablo and your kind words on to the rest of the team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Gaucho for a Father's Day meal and we were most impressed. The steak was the best we have ever eaten and the service was exceptionally courteous. We will certainly be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 June 2019

Hey LizP, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! How lovely to hear that you enjoyed a Father’s Day meal with us! The team here at Gaucho, Edinburgh are truly glad that you loved our beautiful steaks and the service. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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