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Gaucho Edinburgh

4.7
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Steak
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Dine Local: Three Course Menu and Glass of Rose £30 per person

Sep 1-30, 2020·Thu 12:00-23:00, Fri 12:00-17:00

Pre-booking is required. Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offers

What 1064 People Are Saying
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lllll
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Beef leg is not suitable for cooking as steak, why put leg meat on the menu is the most confusing thing for me. And I start to doubt do they know how to cook leg part in right way?

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LindaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely table settings would be lovely in the evening also. Great meal and wine. Waiter very helpful and attentive

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Linda, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had such a lovely evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Gethin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quite simply the best steak I have ever had, sublime, highly recommended.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Gethin, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NigelW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit, would recommend to everyone. Menu choice was good but the food was superb. Will definitely be going back!!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Nigel, Thanks for the 5 stars! It's brilliant to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was superb and that you will definitely be back! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MrsH29
Lancashire
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Staff were fantastic and helpful. Would highly recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great time at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AlanB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Used Itison deal so good value for money. Food and service very good.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Alan, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and were well looked after by our team. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AmieS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating steak and the waiter was so helpful talking us through the menu. The food was delicious! Will defo be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Amie, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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IonaF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely night here with my boyfriend on Friday! We both had ribeye steaks and they were cooked to perfection!! The waiter we had was so nice and very chatty. The atmosphere was great, even during these tough times and restrictions.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Iona, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you and your boyfriend had such a great time and we look forward to welcoming you both back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PaulineM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed. Second time since lockdown. Will definitely return

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Pauline, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and will definitely be returning. We look forward to seeing you soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JulieY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault Gaucho. Fantastic steak and great service. Will definitely return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Julie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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lisas
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous food great setting excellent service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had such a lovely experience with us I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Jani
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service from a friendly and attentive team who helped make our daughter’s birthday meal very special. Food was wonderful too!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jani, Thank you very much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you and your table were so well looked after on your daughter's birthday and that your food was wonderful! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CatlK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 2 .... very informative service, pleasant waiters.. and perfect steaks. Great evening

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Cat, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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StephenG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great steak. Wonderful service. Can not wait to go back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Stephen, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RaneemU
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service throughout the evening and amazing food! First time dining here, however I highly recommend and will be returning. Also this was booked as a birthday treat and the staff went above and beyond to make this experience special. Thanks again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi RaneemU, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great first experience with us and that you were so well looked after on your Birthday! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AnitaO
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service
Amazing food
Easy to book online

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Anita, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GrantT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, stunning venue and great service. Would recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi Grant, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of staff celebrating one of our team going off to get married.
From start to finish the service was outstanding!!
Our waitress was soo attentive and we never waited for anything, she was always on hand.

The food was simply exceptional. Best steak in Edinburgh and between us we have tried them all.

Thank you sooo much for making it a great experience.

Sorry if we were a bit noisy towards the end 😊

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that you and your colleagues had such a great experience with us and that your steaks were the best any of you have had in the city! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MickF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fillet steak was next level. Best I’ve ever had.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi Mick, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your fillet steak was the best you have ever had! I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JohnMorris
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Recently attended Gauchos for a meal, and sadly we were extremely disappointed. We had purchased and it is on voucher which was to the value of £40 for 2 starters and 2 mains. Which when we looked at the menu thought this is a great deal, however on attending our reservation, the menus that were sat down in front of us were swiftly removed on announcing we have a it is on and replaced with a vastly reduced menu, with hardly any choices on it whatsoever.. We were basically treated like we were different to customers that weren't using a voucher. On recieving our meals we were disappointed with the portion size considering the price of it on the full menu.. Or was it a smaller portion size because of the voucher? If so then thats shocking as well.. As had the ribeye been served to me paying the full price I would have sent it back due to the daft there was barely anything to it, also no vegetables at all, just a side bowl of chips.. To my understanding the voucher was to the value of £40 so why does the menu had to be changed? Surely its up to the customer what they like? Because they can pay extra money towards the meal over and above the value of the cost they have already paid.. Plus we got charged £3.75 for a bottle of sparkling water which is just beyond believe to charge that for a bottle that probably only cost £1..the food tasted great and the steak was well cooked. But its hard to get away from the fact that it felt like we were discriminated against because we had a voucher

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi John, Thanks for your feedback. We currently have 100s of ITISON diners frequenting Gaucho every month and they are treated no different to anyone other guest. Upon buying this voucher the sample menu is detailed in the description of the purchasing T&Cs to eliminate any confusion. The menu you are given is the same as our set lunch option and portions are they exact same size. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food and we will hopefully see you again soon! Best, Sean Weeraratna GM

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JamesB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food in Gaucho is always outstanding, as a fan of Rib-Eye I recommend the Ancho! Measures for COVID 19 felt well implemented, we felt safe.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi James, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's brilliant to hear that your food at gaucho, Edinburgh is always outstanding and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back for another Ancho soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Serlo
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SERIOUSLY good rump steak and a peppercorn sauce with an actual taste!!?
By the way one of the best Mai Tai cocktails I’ve ever had too!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi Serlo, Thanks for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your Mai Tai was one of the best cocktails you have ever had! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ElanaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting Gaucho and the food was lovely. Denis was our waiter and he was amazing, very helpful in recommending what to chose. Would highly recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Elana, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear you had such a great first experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Denis! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PawelS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.... the cocktails were a let down, if it wasn’t for that it would be a 5 star experience

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Pawel, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. However, I am sorry that your cocktails let down your experience. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing night, the food is delicious but the staff absolutely make the place, our hostess downstairs was so lovely and Craig our waiter could not have been better. Thanks for such a lovely night

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing night at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AnnieB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly couldn’t rate them higher if I tried. Our waiter Craig was amazing throughout and the food & wine was incredible. Absolutely will return next time we come to Edinburgh. Outstanding!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Annie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a brilliant experience with us and that you will be returning on your next visit to the city! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DavidG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very well run with good Covid measures in place and working.
Having been to Gauchos many times and in many cities across the UK for 10 years, we have high expectations and on this occasion (my 35th Wedding Anniversary) we were quite disappointed in what could only be described as an average meal.
Favourite chimichanga dip is replaced by a butter, sourdough rolls were empty and lacking flavour and side dishes were not inspiring.
We all had steaks but very different outcomes; my medium 500g ribeye was juicy but slightly overcooked and with very little marble. My sons medium rare was actually tougher than expected For a £40 steak but other two steaks were of good quality and flavour.
It was a busy night and decided 50/50 was not worth complaining about but maybe we should have.
Will go back again but maybe in a years time and hope the quality has improved.
Staff and attention was, as always, superb.
Wine selected was also of the high standard we have come to enjoy ( and was recommended by the waiter).

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi David, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you were so well looked after by our team and enjoyed the recommendations of wine. I'm sorry to hear that your steaks were not up to the standard of previous visits. Had you mentioned this on the evening, we would have been more than happy to offer you new steaks to ensure they were cooked to perfection. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ColinT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Edinburgh in 8 months due to the virus. Arrived on time and shown to our table in the downstairs of the restaurant. All tables were within the social distance rule and all necessary details for traceback were taken. Found the restaurant to be very clean and tidy and spotless.

Food and drinks were ordered. Drinks arrived immediately and the food was delivered within an acceptable timeframe. Both me and my wife had steaks, Sirloin and T-Bone and both were excellent. Overall a fantastic experience and we have already booked to go back in October.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Colin, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the city! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Camymenz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food , service and setting was all superb , would definitely recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Camymenz, Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you had a superb experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AndrewA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Underwhelming and food over priced for quality and portion size. Would not rush to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening meal out in Edinburgh. The food service and ambience were all excellent and we’d highly recommend!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us some feedback! I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you would recommend us to others! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting good and service top class
Steaks were lovely

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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EvaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abwärts, vom Großsradtgetümmel in eine glitzernde Welt.Geschmachvolles Ambiente,ausgezeichneter Service,exzellentes Essen natürliche Aromen.Leckere Cocktails.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MantasG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked it in advance, and it exceeded my expectations! All safety measures were met and staff was more than accommodating! Defiantly coming back!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi MantasG, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after! I will be sure to pass you lovely comments onto the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RachelH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Rachel, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had an amazing experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you would recommend us! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KarlR
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal Denis was an excellent host, the only negative was the salad, I would have expected a little more than a bowl of lettuce.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Karl, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and were so well looked after by Deniss. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NeilC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion but not formal/ stuffy, just good food and friendly service.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Neil, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NicoleM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb food & service - the best steak we have ever eaten

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Nicole, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have ever eaten! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Olaole
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The design is amazing!! I would love to book again for a table inside the wine room. Definitely coming back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi Olaole, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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lilouflo
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

amazing food, cooked to perfection, great service, would recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm delighted to hear that your food was cooked to perfection and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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FAQs

Gaucho Edinburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gaucho Edinburgh also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 278 3410.

Gaucho Edinburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

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