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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
What 932 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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SvetPhill
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt service and had a very welcoming atmosphere. Food was delicious and the staff very knowledgeable, providing advice with which wines would best compliment my main.

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Mrsd
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, CV-19 alterations spot on. Our waiter was amazing, and we felt safe and well cared for.

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BlairRobertson
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience and food overall. Amazing service, and kind and friendly waitress whom made our experience even better.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Blair, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear you had such a lovely experience with us and I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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BobG
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a 225g rump steak which was cooked to my liking and my friend enjoyed his rib-eye. Wine by the glass is a bit pricey for 175ml

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Bob, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's great to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your steaks with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KateB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Disappointed by the Social Distancing arrangements. People at the next table were very close, no ppe, staff quite close. You couldn’t tell there was much different apart from no condiments on the table. Appreciate that they were trying to make things feel as normal as possible, but... Food was ok but not as good as the last time.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Our newly implemented ‘mindful dining’ policy which adheres to the current and up to date government guidelines can be found online in the news section of our website, it is also communicated outwardly to each guest upon booking. Our policy is that we do not enforce our front of house teams who are socially distancing from all guests (as per current government guidelines) to wear face masks. All staff wash and sanitise their hands regularly, and all are temperature checked prior to each shift .

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AngelaA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food really tasty and different. Service was fabulous, friendly and interactive. 2 diners didn’t think it was the best chateaubrian they had tasted but still good. My sirloin salad was extraordinary. Alex, recommended a terrific wine. Not cheap but had a fabulous evening. Would recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Angela, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely meal with us and were so well looked after by Alex and the team! I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ClaireR
Inverness
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant and lovely food. Amazing steaks and friendly attentive service. Slightly dark setting but wasn’t a problem. Would love to visit again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Claire, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and 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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BrianA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit since the restrictions began in March. Overall, Gaucho is taking the Covid-19 situation very seriously with wide gaps between tables and enhanced hygiene in evidence. The results was that I felt safe. The meal and service were excellent - starting with empanadas, the main course was an excellently prepared Chateaubriand with chips, oyster mushrooms and broccoli, with dulce de leche cheesecake to finish. The bottle of Malbec, as recommended by the waiter, was excellent, and served at the correct temperature. A splendid evening.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Brian, Thank you very much for the lovely 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your first post lock down experience to Gaucho, Edinburgh was such a positive one! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ShibuK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good food in great ambience. Steak did not live up to an earlier experience in taste and flavour. Overall good service and enjoyable dining experience.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi ShibuK, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and were so well looked after by our team! However it is a shame that your steak was not up to the same standards as your previous 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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Ellie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, staff always around making sure everything is ok. Handled the restaurant very efficiently giving the covid situation. I have a nut allergy and they catered for it very well. Steaks cooked to perfection. Very pleasant experience.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Ellie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you such an exceptional experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by the whole team particularly Alex! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to him and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience and the food was delicious!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the 5 star rating of Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Nicolag
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Guacho with my family, table of 6. Put on a table with plenty room. Service was next to none with our fabulous waiter Ray telling us perfectly about the menu and his recommendations, the food arrived which was cooked to perfection. We all loved our experience here from start to finish 10/10 in every department.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Nicola, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your family loved your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that all your food was cooked to perfection! I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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viprpat7361
Perthshire
109 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always perfect

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that your visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh was perfect as always! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Shelley
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service - highly recommend to anyone that loves steak

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Shelley, Thank you for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you had such a fabulous meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you would recommend us to others! I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JimJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and staff were all excellent, will definitely be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Jim, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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YohannD
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dining experience! Not my first time at Gaucho but our waiter, Alex, was superb and very attentive. We got a lomo each and I can not recommend this enough. We ordered 5 or 6 sides too, which were all very tasty. Alex also recommended us a wine that wasn't on the main wine menu, which was a very light Patagonia Malbec and very reasonably priced too!

All in all, a terrific evening was had and will definitely be going back! :)

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Yohann, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had such a terrific evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by Alex! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to him and the rest of the team, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely first class experience. Almost feel guilty for the 4 star ‘value’ rating but it was an expensive meal. Possibly the best Sirloin steak I’ve ever had.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so delighted to hear that you had a first class experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your sirloin was the best you have had! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Alimo
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Staff very attentive. Food excellent. Gaucho Edinburgh is well worth a visit. Arrangements for COVID were good but did not detract from the restaurant ambience. I’m just

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Alimo, Thank you for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice venue, great style and pleasant atmosphere. Steak was good, nothing to write home about - cold if I am honest as was the cooked veg as sides dishes. Didn’t eat the broccoli as was very cold. Staff were pleasant but took ages to offer us a drink, after the first drink no one came to ask us if we would like to have another. Only had one drink each. Over priced for cold food.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and venue however it is a shame that your meal let the experience down. I ca assure you this is not our usual standards and I will pass your comments on to our chef to be addressed further. I hope we can welcome you back in the future to demonstrate our usual high standards. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Briony
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal with friends. Excellent food and service. We have been a few times before and we will continue to return as it is an overall wonderful restaurant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Briony, Thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your most recent visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh was as excellent as all the other times you have dined with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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WilliamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the welcome to the service I could not find a fault. The food was delicious, cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi William, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you were so well looked after by our team and that your meal was cooked to perfection! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Fiona
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thought the set lunch was excellent value for money and we really enjoyed it.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Fiona, Thank you for leaving us some feedback! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our set lunch menu! I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DanaW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great choice if your looking for something special

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Dan, Thanks for leaving us some feedback! I'm so glad 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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StevenC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Well worth the visit. Thanks for a great evening.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Steven, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear you had such a great evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LaurenSaunders
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my partners 30th Birthday at Gaucho Edinburgh on Thursday night.
The whole experience was absolutely fabulous! The restaurant is beautify and very clean.
The staff were amazing and very accommodating. But the star of the show was the food, all cooked perfectly and served a perfect speed. Not too quick so that we felt rushed and not too slow so that we had to chase. Absolutely beautiful! Will 100% be coming back x

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Lauren, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a fab time celebrating your partners 30th Birthday with us! It' also great to know that your food was all cooked to perfection 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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LeeB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, such an amazing place. Food was nice but for the price not incredible, Miller and carter although not as fancy I think over the steak was better and much better priced.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Lee, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the interior of our restaurant however it is a shame that the steak and price let your experience down. I hope we can welcome you back in the future to demonstrate our usual high standards. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SamanthaA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting, food & staff! Would definitely recommend!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 August 2020

Hi Samantha, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you would definitely recommend us to others! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AdamY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Gaucho and I was thoroughly impressed.

The food was very flavoursome and the service considering the COVID 19 regulations was flawless.

Can't wait to come back again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 30 July 2020

Hi Adam, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's brilliant to hear that you had such a great time during your first visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Gillian
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lunch menu 3 course £25 the food was lovley we had the ribeye steak

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 August 2020

Hi Gillian, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at gaucho, Edinburgh dining from our lovely set menu! I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, and I'm picky! Hip and beautiful place, great food, service and not too expensive.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CatH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent set value meal . We went on Sunday and was quiet, well spaced from other diners. We went for the Sunday roast and the set menu. Food was excellent and beautifully cooked and service was exceptional.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 30 July 2020

Hi CatH, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you and your table enjoyed our set lunch menu and Sunday roast! I hope we can welcome you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very knowledgable and friendly, food was top notch and the vibe was great

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 July 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that your food was top notch and that you were well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ZoeP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During covid you are unsure what to expect. Service was excellent even with limited contact. Food was of very Hugh standard and atmosphere was exactly as expected

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 July 2020

Hi Zoe, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great experience with us during your first visit post lock down! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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vipnienam
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice ambience and service food delicious and the bar upstairs great for cocktails

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 July 2020

Hi Nienam, Thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and cocktails in our upstairs bar! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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BruceM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as always , slightly spoiled by a drunken loud male at the next table whose language was fruity to say the least. Thankfully they left after we had our starters !

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 July 2020

Hi Bruce, Thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that your latest dining experience with us was as fabulous as always! I hope we can welcome you back soon :) Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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viprpat7361
Perthshire
109 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here numerous times now and for my first meal out post COVID where else was I going
A truly great restaurant

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 July 2020

Hi rpat7361, Thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you were able to enjoy your first post lock down meal with us and that it didn't disappoint :) We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MikilaB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Attended as a party of 7 following positive recommendations. Food was brought very late to the table, it was cold for all except one who had an amazing steak, one party member had allergies to onions, they brought food to her with shallots even when told about the allergies, it was replaced but all of the other diners had finished their meals by this point. Would not return after this experience.

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ScottH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the nicest steaks I have had would highly recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 July 2020

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

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SonyaM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been for a while and took someone who hadn’t been before hoping would be as good as I remembered.
Not disappointed at all.
Food was amazing! Fabulous wine choice and have to say Craig who was serving us made it all the more enjoyable. Really knowledgable and he was brilliant.. Def be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 July 2020

Hi Sonya, Thank you for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that your first time dining with us after lock down was such an enjoyable experience! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to Craig and the team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit :) Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GinaG
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak in Edinburgh. Food was fabulous. Service was excellent. Quite expensive but it was worth every penny. We will definitely be going back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi Gina, Thanks so much for the 5 star reviews! I'm so glad to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have had in the city and that you were so well looked after by your waiter! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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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 932 OpenTable diners.

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