Gaucho Edinburgh

4.6
1814 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 1814 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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LLT08
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Food was fine, a few minor issues which wouldn’t happen at these prices. Service good. Overall for the money there are better options

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

i love Gaucho the food is amazing we dine in frequently here but do always find the service very slow but friendly

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Claire, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your 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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PaulT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only let down from a great meal/night was the noise in the place was very loud

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GerardB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 47 yr wedding anniversary and it was very good.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

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

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MarkL
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was disappointed with the food. My wife ordered a well done steak and it was pink most of the way through it. My sirloin was not as good as expected and lots of fat rather than actual meat.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Mark, Thanks for leaving us your feedback. We will take all your points on board and try our best to improve them going forward. Best wishes, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from entering to exiting. First class service.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 21 hours ago

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

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vipTaylorJ
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast and super dog friendly!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

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

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MrsH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and cocktails.
Always a great night here and will definitely be back.
Thank you

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that the service, food and cocktails you received were amazing! We look forward to welcoming you back on your visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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roslynB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive set meal great value for money and delicious to go with it, Staff friendly and attentive and dining area had great ambience, looking forward to returning.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

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

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NicolaH
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening at Goucho Edinburgh. Our first time in the restaurant. Food was great and the service from our waitress was amazing. My husband loved his 50th birthday desert treat!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Nicola, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had a lovely evening with us for your husband's birthday! I hope we can welcome you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Pattait
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Top class restaurant great service waited 30 minutes for table even though we had booked in advance but it was very busy. Will go again soon

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Pattait, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great 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 Restaurant Director

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RichardC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Friendly and helpful staff (especially Craig). A tad expensive. Quite noisy as I was sat right under a speaker. Would definitely go again but would have to be for a special occasion due to price.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

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

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Kylem
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food as always. Truffle mac n cheese on the side is a winner

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GailH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We reserved a table for 8.30 which was not ready until 9.15 service was very slow
9.45 before we had our starter and 11pm when we had dessert, so the evening ended up to late to go anywhere else. Bitterly disappointed. Also we booked a Friendmass evening which should have been party games at the table which consisted of a packet of cards and 2 dice which they took back at the end of the night

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Gail, Thanks for leaving us your feedback. We will take all your points on board and try our best to improve them going forward. Best wishes, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AmyG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and atmosphere was great! I loved it.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 26 November 2021

Hi Amy, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted 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 Restaurant Director

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Suzy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Meat undercooked totally rare, tough as old boots! Had to ask for it to be cooked to medium as originally requested. Still rare when brought back. Over priced

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Suzy, Thanks for leaving us your feedback. We will take all your points on board and try our best to improve them going forward. Best wishes, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gauchos was always good but it’s even better now. Really great cooking complemented by amazing service from the lovely Yanis.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 26 November 2021

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

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ClaireR
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Lovely meal, however the service was very slow. Waited 40mins between starter and main. Waitress apologized and offered and extra drink. A shame that this spoilt the experience.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 26 November 2021

Hi Claire, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us however it is a shame that the speed of service let down your experience. I will pass your comments on to our team to be addressed further and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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BridgettC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, great food and great service, perfect evening to finish our mini break

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Bridgett Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great 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 Restaurant Director

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TrishH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and setting, a bit pricey for what you get however but I would retur

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful venue, fantastic food and wine. We had a beautiful night. Service was good, not rushed.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff really helpful had to change our booking time at short notice, it was not a problem
Great service food was excellent
Will definitely be back
Thanks Tony

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MRSPL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had Friendmas lunch. 3 courses + glass of prosecco £45 per person. Really enjoyed it. Great food, great service, excellent ambience for a cold winters day. Arrived at 1230 and left at 1730 - a great place for a good old fashioned long lunch. Excellent wine list too.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 25 November 2021

Hi MRSPL, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your festive lunch at Gaucho, Edinburgh 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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StephenH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steak, grest service & really nice ambiance. Cocktails are good too! Pricey but definitely worth treating yourself!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 23 November 2021

Hi Stephen, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great 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 Restaurant Director

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ChrisD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding customer service and great food. A lively atmosphere in a great setting

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 23 November 2021

Hi Chris, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that the service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh was outstanding and that you enjoyed your meal with us! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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WilliamC
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A love restaurant that has a great atmosphere with great food and very good service from attentive and discreet staff.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Stephen, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great 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 Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Gaucho to celebrate my birthday and engagement. Granted, the food on the menu is on the more expensive side, but the price is definitely justified. The nicest meal i’ve ever had and the service we received was incredible. I already can’t wait to book again in the future. The nicest steak EVER!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an incredible experience celebrating your birthday and engagement with us! 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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TomG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent steaks and side dishes service pretty sharp as well.
The room felt a bit cold if I’m honest and we had a separate dining room.
I don’t like the adding on of a supposedly discretionary gratuity already on my bill. I tip according to how I feel I’ve been treated during my visit and do like the cheek of being told how much to tip.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 23 November 2021

Hi Tom, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that your steaks were excellent and that you were so well looked after by our team! The service charge is 100% optional and we are always more than happy to remove from the bill if asked to do so by one of our guests. I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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StevieD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wine and service arrived with a days worth of shopping bags which were looked after while we enjoyed a fantastic end to our day 👌

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Foodie12
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

A very busy Saturday evening, which may be the reason that the quality of the fillet steak was much below the standard of what we have experienced there many times in the past. We spoke to a Manager about it and he kindly deducted some of the cost. It was a good gesture, however we still left feeling disappointed, as we had gone for a special occasion. We will not return anytime soon.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I will pass your comments on to our team and we will try our best to improve on these points going forward. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LouisA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff were amazing!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

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

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kayL
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We got a late booking. Staff were a efficient and friendly
Steak was really tasty, heavily salted which we don’t mind.
Would return again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi Kay, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you were well looked after by our team and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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samanthad
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ive ever had! Surprisingly reasonably priced as well. Utterly delicious!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

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

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NovaG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very dog friendly…what a lovely change to be welcomed with your dog in such a lovely restaurant.
Food was amazing, first time we’ve been as we searched for somewhere dog friendly.
Great if you don’t have a dog too.
Steaks & cocktails are amazing.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi NovaG, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your furry friend enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AynsleyS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived slightly early for our table and we’re able to be seated at the bar for a drink before heading downstairs for our meal. The staff were really helpful and friendly which added to the overall experience.
Food was amazing and the restaurant is really lovely.
Overall fab night :)

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

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

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AlexandraM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience, Great food, amazing staff, would return often.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback! I'm so pleased 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 Restaurant Director

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JohnK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent device and first class food
Beautiful interior yet laid back
Will defo be back thanks

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi John, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a first class experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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HighlandeR
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very impressed with the food, the steaks were cooked exactly as requested and were delicious.
I would recommend to family and friends for a steak in Edinburgh

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that your steaks were delicious! 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 on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got a sharing platter which was divine and starters and sides to share. All the food were superbly cooked and had nice accompanying wine. Staff were very attentive and as the occasion was for my friends 21st - they brought out a plate at the end with a birthday message and some chocolates which was greatly appreciated!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh 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 1814 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.