Gaucho Edinburgh

4.6
1602 reviews
£41 and over
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.

Please note: we currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve at Gaucho Edinburgh

    £20.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Raise a glass to the end of 2021 at Gaucho this New Year’s Eve. We will be offering our a la carte menu throughout the evening featuring your Gaucho favourites along with our extensive wine list. *Please note we require card details to secure all bookings for New Year's Eve. A deposit of £20 per person will be applied at the booking stage. We require at least 72 hours' notice for any cancellation, after this point deposit will be forfeited.
  • Friendmas

    £45.00 per person

    Nov 22, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022

    Come together at Gaucho with our festive set menu, Christmas drinks and a collection of classic games. Introducing ‘Friendmas’, our newest groupwide dining offers friends and familes the opportunity to celebrate Christmas together. Each table will be given a Gaucho games pack for the duration of the booking, which will include a pack of cards, the name game cards and a list of Gaucho card game suggestions. The menu is £45 per person (excl. service) and includes three courses and a glass of Domain Chandon. Book your ‘Friendmas’ table now. In the true spirit of giving, any group that roles a double six on the dice at the end of dining will enjoy their meal on us. Terms apply.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1602 People Are Saying
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ChrisE
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice surroundings and a buzzing atmosphere. Some issues with some of the spiral ribeye steak (quite sinewy). Would have hoped they'd checked before sending out. Apolgised and offered another or free pudding, but didn't require either (had already eaten enough). Discount off of the price would have been nice.

Over all pretty good and service great.

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MichalZ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service will be coming back for sure

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi MichalZ, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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IwanJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were beautiful, chatauxbriand was perfect

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi IwanJ, Thanks so much for the 5 star review. I'm delighted to hear that you had a lovely meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Kimberley
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sophie was absolutely amazing! Such a lovely person and was extremely helpful, gave us amazing service from start to finish and gave us plenty of recommendations on some of her favourites. The food was amazing aswell as the cocktails.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Kimberley, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience with us and that you were so well looked after by Sophie and the team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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RuthM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best steaks we’ve had in a restaurant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Ruth, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was one of the best you've ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JamieS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and chosen as love the food in Argentina. The meal was delicious - great ribeye and good service too.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Jamie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a delicious meal 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 Restaurant Director

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JamieC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My plate was swimming in juice/blood so the steak obviously wasn’t rested long enough. I also wasn’t given a steak knife which is bizarre given it’s a steak restaurant. The food itself was nice but not the best steak I’ve had by a long way so definitely didn’t merit the hefty price tag.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Jamie, Thanks for your feedback. All our steaks are wet aged therefore they do not need to be rested unlike dry aged steaks. So any juices lost will not effect the tenderness of a wet aged steak unlike a dry aged steak. The knifes on all the table settings are in fact steak knifes, they have a concealed serrated edge which sometimes go un-noticed. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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S14DA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you step foot in the door, the service is second to none. Concierge, waiter chef… everyone is wonderful. Big shout out to Thomas who gave us an insight into anything we didn’t understand. The decor is unbelievable, so modern, so beautiful. You might think that the food would falter with so much focus on the above but you would be so wrong. Perfectly cooked steaks, mouth watering sides and a fantastic ambiance. No wonder there is a waiting list! Thanks for a great meal for my fiancé’s birthday Gaucho!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that the service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh was second to none and that your steaks were perfectly cooked! I will pass your lovely comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LisaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service, amazing food beautiful restaurant

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had an amazing meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LeeR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Specifically wanted Sunday roast but was sold out by 4pm - disappointed to say the least

There were also a few starters, deserts and drinks all sold out

Staff did help and acknowledge our situation

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lee, Sorry to hear you were disappointed about us being sold out of Sunday roast, it proved extremely popular on that day. There are serious issues with the supply chain at the moment so yes we are unfortunately missing several drinks/wines from the menu as well as certain food items. Glad to hear the staff dealt with situation and hope to see you again. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ClaireR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another top notch meal.
Food was top class and service second to none.
Can't wait for our next visit already!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Claire, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great meal 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 Restaurant Director

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, fabulous service and outstanding steak !!
If you have time to go … GO!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

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

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GmanJay
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Excellent food as always. All of the team members whom we encountered were really friendly! Big shout out to our waitress Wiola who waited us impeccably. Thank you.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi GmanJay, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had an amazing experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Wiola and the team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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stuartb
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to! Cheers for a brilliant night!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi stuartb, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is one of the best restaurants you have been to! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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CharlesF
Angus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Staff clearly work well as a team to make sure food is nicely timed. Interaction with customers is just right and they know the menu well to make good recommendations. Food was a great treat and tasted fantastic.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Charles, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great mela with us and were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Thank you.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star rating of Gaucho, Edinburgh! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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DavidT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service from a friendly staff . Would recommend .

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi David, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that your meal was excellent and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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RabC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an great time food was excellent great knowledgeable staff who explained all the different cuts will definitely be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi RabC, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great time at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ElTigre
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was first class and the service was impeccable. Can’t fault. I hold highly recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your meal was first class and that the service you received was impeccable! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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KatieP
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, we were very well looked after. We were too busy chatting and took a few visits to our table before we ordered. Server explained the steak we ordered and the meal was delicious! Cocktail and fizz lovely too. Spent 2.5 hours chatting eating drinking . Tables nicely spaced out and a decent size.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

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

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Sandra1
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality steaks.
Attentive but no overpowering service.
Was an excellent meal when celebrating an anniversary

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you and an excellent meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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stevena
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 10/10 best restaurant I’ve been to, definitely be going back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi stevena, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is the best restaurant you've been to! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Stef
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We liked it very much. Perfect steak, good drinks and good service. A nice place to enjoy

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Stef, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your steak was perfect and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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paulM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, Brilliant food. Would definitely go again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Emily
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff really made the experience, definitely would make another visit!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi Emily, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you were so well looked after by our team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were up for a week away and a voucher to spend, great experience from start to finish staff very attentive and food is to die for. We both had steaks, so tender and melted in our mouths. Will definitely be back just a shame there’s not one closer to home!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great experience from start to finish 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 Restaurant Director

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JanetG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

service was excellent we had a more limited menu as we had a voucher. my partners steak was very good but my fish was over cooked price was reasonable for the location

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi Janet, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you were so well looked after by our team! I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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NicolaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, steak was just perfect with advise given as well overall fantastic experience highly recommend for a special celebration

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi Nicola, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your meal was fantastic and that you would recommend us to others! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic wine list, great steaks and sides, and above and beyond service. Highly recommended

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ElaineK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience, food and service was truly fantastic!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi Elaine, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear you had an amazing experienec and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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TraceyW
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We we’re initially sat on a side table,near the kitchen entrance away from rest of the diners so requested to be moved to a more comfortable booth with sofa type seat. We were accommodated immediately which was great. Service was excellent from then on. Food also excellent with exception of mushrooms which were tough. Chateau Briand was lovely.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi Tracey, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that the service you received from our team was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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kamil
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place, food amazing, staff really helpful

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2021

Hi kamil, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you had an amazing meal with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GillianC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing dinner. Will be back again soon!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AngelaC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Would highly recommend. Would recommend the burrata starter.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2021

Hi Angela, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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CarolineN
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening with delicious food and wine - and fantastic service. Was noisier than expected, but it wa a generally a very busy night in Edinburgh! We shared a delicious chateaubriand with all the trimmings.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2021

Hi Caroline, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had a lovely experience with us for your anniversary 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 Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Unfortunately the waiter we had seemed to forget us drinks took 25 mins to arrive, ( even after a reminder) we wasn’t offered a dessert or coffee. Although both the starter and main was very good

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MarkW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like steak, you’ll like Gaucho, cooked how you like🙂

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2021

Hi Mark, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LouiseF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here food was excellent and cooked to perfection

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2021

Hi Louise, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that everything was cooked to perfection and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ribeye steak (one of two we ve ordered) was bit too fatty.. Yes I know what is Ribeye steak..
Best part: bill has arrived with PRE INCLUDED 10% SERVICE FEE... Why.. We havnt been worn about it and yes, I was about to leave tips and that would be more than they tried to push me to pay... Disgusting. Shame on you Gaucho..... you should of respect people. Learn how.
Disgusting the put 10% on top of everything, no matter the food was my BD dinner Voucher I ve got from my Scottish friends family... And now I was forced to pay 10% on top of my gift😂😂😂
Also my opinion the place is bit overpriced. Yes I know its City centre, rent, electricity and other bills, ambitious, black interiors, etc etc.. But the small (125ml)glass of no top quality wine by £10.50.... Basic cocktails £10....Hmmm...
Also stuff not really controlling the situation. There were two men with dinner table next to us, one of them was speaking very very loud that we could barely hear from each other. And no one from staff asked him to bring his sound down to respect people around....
So.. Back to mandatory 10%.. After 5minutes of arguing they removed this damn "customer tax". Bingo.
But the mood was spoiled completely. And again - it was my BD gift dinner with my daughter who flew from Helsinki to meet and greet me. I am Finnish nationality living and working in Edinburgh for over three years. Never been to Gaucho before and definitely will not be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Julia, As was explained to you on the day service charge is 100% discretionary and is common practice in most restaurants around the UK. It is stated at the bottom of all our menus and on the copy of the bill. At not one point did our manager argue with you, he explained the above and then it was removed as you asked. All our wine by the glass are served in 175ml measures not 125ml. I am extremely sorry to hear you won't be back. Best wishes, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JulietM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. Our waiter Daniel was really knowledgable and kind. The service was efficient and the whole restaurant was clean and felt well maintained. The toilets were ok, although not as nice as you would have expected from the actual restaurant. Not much of an atmosphere but we were having an early dinner so that could be why. Overall I would recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2021

Hi Juliet, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had a fantastic meal with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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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 4.6 stars by 1602 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Edinburgh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gauchorestaurants.com/gifts/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.