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

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: 4 November 2019

Ends: 29 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-23:00

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AA
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks with tasty sides. Service was good. Wine list is quite expensive and felt it could have offered less expensive alternatives. Have dined in Michelin star restaurants and been served wine with a more competitive price.

ML
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service amazing as always, only disappointment is that the tables are always so tight. Seem even worse when you come as couple as the tables for two get squashed into tiny spaces. Cannot fault the food or the service though, which is why we return to gaucho time and time again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 14 hours ago

Hi Michael, thanks for leaving us some feedback! It's great to hear that you return time and time again to Gaucho based on the high standards of service and food! It's a shame that your experience was let down by your table, please let us know next time if you would prefer one of our more spacious booths and we will always try our best to accommodate if possible :) hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing but unfortunately the sides were Luke warm.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food, lovely setting. Sunday evening so not too many people around. Expensive but no complaints.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars! It'as great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us on Sunday evening! I hope we will see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really good experience! It is something to repeat. :)

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing! It was our anniversary and we had just had a baby so it was our first date night since having her and I can honestly say the food, service, atmosphere everything really is great. Already recommended friends to come here and we will certainly be back. £100+ for a meal with drinks but so worth it for a treat!! Will be back soon.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 October 2019

Hi Stacey, thanks so much for your lovely 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you and your partner had such a great experience with us, especially as a first date night since the arrival of your baby :) I hope we will get to see you both again at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waiter service was excellent. Greeting service in the cocktail bar was lacklustre.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Alison, thanks for leaving us some feedback! It's great to hear that you received excellent service during your meal however it's a shame that your greeting was not up to the same standard. I will pass your comments on to be addressed. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaucho didn't disappoint - great service - awesome food - brill atmosphere

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Mary, thanks for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh didn't disappoint! It's also great to know 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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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue was lovely, the guy who waited on us explained the steaks very well and the food was very tasty

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Natalie, thanks so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your steaks and were so well looked after by our team :) we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, staff friendly and professional and helpful, food lovely and fair price for quality of food. Definitely recommend Gaucho

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Carol, thank you for the 5 stars! It's brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and would recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's also lovely to know that you were so well looked after by our staff! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The toro de ancho was sexually gratifying. My partner's steak was overcooked but they brought out another one with no fuss.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Ross, thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Tiro de Ancho and that any issues with your partner's steak was quickly rectified. I hope we can welcome you both back to Gaucho, Edinburgh for another steak soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous meal, would definitely return, drinks overpriced

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Sylvia, thanks for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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g
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food. We had steak sampler and it was worth it. Service was lovely, if a bit stressed, and drinks were a tad on the slow side to come. Overall very nice and would definitely return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 October 2019

Hi gemwhitt, Thanks for your 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, especially the Gaucho Sampler which is great for trying all 4 of our main cuts! Apologies for the delay with your drinks, I will pass your comments onto our Bar Manager to address this. I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entrée très raffinée et belle présentation. La qualité de la viande est incroyable et notre serveur très souriant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 October 2019

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

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LC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice surroundings, enjoyable meal

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hi Lindsay, Thanks for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I hope we will see you again soon, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault our experience; the food, the service, the ambiance - all were impeccable. Our table wasn't too close to others which is a plus for me (though we were there at a relatively quiet time) and we didn't feel rushed at all. We also loved the 'cheesy Colombian bread' (Pandebono) we were given at the start.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hi Jen, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a good time at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your experience couldn't be faulted! It's also great to know that you received impeccable service as we pride ourselves on the friendly and knowledgeable service that our staff provide each day! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Up to the standards I expect from Gaucho whatever location

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience! Proper and delicious cousins. Ribeye & Chorizo are both perfectly cooked. The scallop is also with multi flavors. The stylish decor and the super nice staff add lots additional scores! Highly recommended!

RW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything good down to waiting staff could not be more attentive. As it was a Tuesday night not too busy so a nice quiet meal. Could not fault

AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Helpful staff
Great menu
Overall a fantastic night

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 October 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to know that you had a fantastic night with us and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I don't think the decor matches the kind of restaurant that Gaucho is going for. Seems like a lot of style over substance.

The music was too loud.

Steak was delicious and so was the sides. The empanadas were not the best. Lacked flavour and pretty unremarkable.

Sadly won't be coming back. If I want a good steak meal I'll head back to the Chophouse.

The service however was very good and the waiter was knowledgeable.

SV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our second time there and it was amazing as always. All the staff really nice and helpful, specially Alex. Thank you so much. We will be back for sure

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Susana, thank you for the 5 stars! I’m delighted to hear that your second visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh was just as amazing as the first! It’s great to know that you were so well looked after by our team, especially Alex, who I will be sure to pass your lovely feedback onto! I hope we will see you for your 3rd visit soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, excellent atmosphere and we couldn’t have asked for a better waiter for the evening he was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Matthew, thank you very much for your 5 star review! It’s great to hear that you had such a good evening with us and would recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh to others! We look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Craig and Ray, very well looked after throughout the night.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Stephen, thanks so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you were so well looked after by Craig and Ray and we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Craig! 100% recommend! Food was amazing too

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Meg, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely experience with us and were so well looked after by Craig! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna, General Manager

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NF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfectly cooked steaks and lovely crisp chips. The tres leches coconut cake was also wonderful. Loved the pineapple margarita but other cocktails seemed to have a lot of ice in them. Comfortable and stylish surroundings if a little dark for menu reading!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 September 2019

Hi Nanisa, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that your steaks were perfectly cooked and that you particularly enjoyed the tres leches coconut cake which is one of our favourites too! I hope we can welcome you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion, food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2019

Hi Callum, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you joined us to celebrate a special occasion! It's great that you enjoyed your meal and were so well looked after by our staff! Hopefully we will see you soon again at Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak I have had! Would highly recommend the Churrasco de Lomo

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 20 September 2019

Hi Damien, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It’s brilliant to hear that your churrasco de Lomo was the best steak you’ve ever had! We look forward to seeing you at Gaucho, Edinburgh again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I was really excited to go to Gaucho I heard only good things. So I bought a voucher for my boyfriends birthday. We were severely disappointed the food was okay the steak is undercooked I asked for medium I got medium rare there wasn’t options of sides included only chips. The service was not good they got our order wrong and then we ordered one small and one medium steak and they were the same size. But we were told they were fine even though the other table in the restaurant we got their food originally. They still didn’t swap the steaks our servers English wasn’t very good so I don’t think he understood what I was saying. Very very over priced and not worth going over the likes of millar and carter. Extortionate bill for what we got. The only thing that was good was the wine and the decor . Will definitely not be back.

AC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic night! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding . . . Absolutely loved it!!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2019

Hi Alex, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I’m delighted to hear that you loved your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I'm giving a 'no' for a single reason. The bill comes with a line for service at 10%. That's fine. But then when I seek to pay by credit card, i.e for the bill with the service 10%, the machine asks me if I want to add again for service, yes or no. Let's be blunt, this is dishonest- it trades on people not reading their bill and taking it for granted when they're asked if they want to add a gratuity that they haven't already paid that because, hey, an honest business wouldn't seek to double-charge.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2019

Hi Jonathan, It’s a shame to hear that your experience with us was let down upon payment. Our card machines are programmed to give the option of adding gratuity as some people choose to remove the optional 10% and leave a different amount of their choice. I can assure you there is nothing dishonest regarding this and it is certainly not a way of trying to double charge as any gratuity goes to the staff and not the business. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a ladies meal the night before my wedding. Was so lovely and yummy food! Great value!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi Clare, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your friends had a lovely evening with us before your wedding, and congratulations! I hope we will see you all again in Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food lovely place and warm welcome from all the staff

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 September 2019

Hi Karen, thank you so much for the 5 star review! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and received such a warm welcome from all of our staff! I hope we can welcome you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Booked this place after being told how good the food was and can say it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Very over priced for a steak in my opinion

SC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the you could not fault the food

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! It’s lovely to hear that the service and your food at Gaucho, Edinburgh couldn’t be faulted! We would love to welcome you back in the near future! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi pogo991, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! It’s brilliant to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is your favourite restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife and I both had fillet steak. Mine was superb, her's was a poor cut of meat and over cooked for a medium. The meal was really good overall, but i got the impression that if we had complained about her steak, it would have been not well received. It was quite incredible how two slightly different sizes of steak cooked slightly different were so far apart from the same kitchen. Because my steak was so good and sides were also excellent, we rated it very good overall.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi Alan, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback! I’m delighted to hear that your steak was superb although it is disappointing that your wife’s steak let down your experience with us. We always strive to deliver the highest possible standards and would have been more than happy to replace your wife’s steak and ensure everything was perfect. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate these usual high standards! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and quality of food continues to be well above standard, and the venue is outstanding. One of my favourites in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi Douglas, Thank you for your lovely 5 star review! It’s great to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is one of your favourite spots in the city and that you are always so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NC
Dunbartonshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening first class service amazing quality gorgeous dishes paired with lovely wine

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi NatCole, Thank you for your 5 star review! I’m delighted to hear that you had such a brilliant evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a nice decor and feel. The staff were amazing however. My steak was more medium than medium rare and they were so quick to ask to make me another which I declined as it was still tasty and didn’t want to waste perfectly good meat. So they gave us a free pudding to make up for it. These things make such a huge difference and impact. Food was amazing and to be honest the steak was still very delicious so even if they had not done that I would have been happy. However that little gesture is above and beyond. Also gave us Prosecco for our anniversary, too notch service and a special shout out to Tomasz who was a perfect host.