Gaucho Edinburgh

4.7
1421 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.

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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 1421 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MrsG
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal yesterday at the end of our family holiday. We were super well looked after(including our 6 month old Black Labrador) and the food was delicious. All our steaks were cooked exactly as we’d asked for them and the sides and sauces were perfect accompaniments. Lovely wine list too. We all had divine desserts too, including our son who has a dairy allergy and really enjoyed the brownie and vegan ice cream. Thank you so much for looking after us so well. We loved it and it was worth every penny.

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RossM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time celebrating with my wife on her birthday,
The steaks were brilliant !
The staff were very attentive lovely ambiance

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LynneM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant! Great staff, very informative. Food was first class. First visit there, will definitely be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lynne, Thanks very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had a first class 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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LyndaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic meal with great service. Will definitely be back for more of the same

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lynda, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a fantastic meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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BruceW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, with good service and great service
Well worth a visit

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MikeM54
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smart, friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings, great location in town.
Lovely menu, delicious wines on offer. The steaks were so delicious, loved the sides too!
Would recommend all our friends to come - my daughter has been 3 times already once with her 7 month old daughter who sat quite the thing in her high chair at the table. Well done all!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Mike, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had a great 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! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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MatthewW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all throughout our experience here at gaucho ,the food was incredible will be visiting this chain in our local city very soon!!!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Matthew, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your meal was incredible! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ColinT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Myself and my wife Booked into Gaucho Edinburgh Saturday 24th July at 5pm and it was very busy. On arrival we were taken to our seats straight away, drinks order taken and then food ordered. Both of us had the T-Bone steak with peppercorn sauce and mustard onions. The steaks were cooked to perfection and were excellent. We also had a serving of sticky toffee pudding between which was also excellent. Service was also excellent. Overall it was superb food and service and would recommend Gaucho to anyone.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Colin, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your wife had a superb experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you would recommend us to others! We look forward to welcoming you both back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely. Greeted at the door and had cocktails while waiting. Staff very attentive.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely experience 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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JimM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and had enjoyable birthday meal with our daughter

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Jim, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had a lovely time celebrating at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed a lovely lunch. Food was excellent and service was first class from an extremely pleasant waiter. Beautifully laid table in very tasteful dining room.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had a lovely lunch with us 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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LB2020
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal and service. Highly recommend! Will be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi LB2020, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that both the food and service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh were brilliant! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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DuncanW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another fantastic lunch. By far our favorite restaurant experience in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Duncan, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is your favourite restaurant in the city! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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joew
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely anniversary dinner with my girlfriend, even brought out a nice chocolate Desert with happy anniversary written on. Wine by the glass was a little expensive, I chose a lovely pino noir but at £15 per 175ml I only had one. Other than that our steaks were Devine, peppercorn sauce was amazing and cocktails were tasty.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi joew, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely anniversary meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you both back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LesleyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious steaks for both me and my 15yr old son in a beautiful restaurant- would highly recommend Gaucho

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lesley, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your son had a lovely meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food although waited an hour for main courses

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Craig was an absolute darling, top service! Great first experience :)

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Emma, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had such a lovely experience with us and were so well looked after by Craig! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Thank you very much to the Guacho Edinburgh team!
We arrived early and our table was ready, we were catered for excellently and our waitress was amazing! She informed us about the different types of steak and answered all of our questions. She made us feel very welcome and gave us her full attention. The food was amazing, would highly recommend the fillet steak!

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TomO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very expensive for what it was Service good. Food good but not as good as could be expected for the price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable would be good if there was a lunch menu.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We will be introducing a new a la carte lunch menu in the near future which will be posted on our website when available :) Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Staff who greet you extremely helpful and friendly, waiter Alex was not friendly at all, we waited a long time between starter and main meal, manager came to apologise however our waiter didn’t make sure we had drinks and were ok while waiting so long, steak burnt on outside so wouldn’t go back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Kelly, Thank you for your feedback. As explained to you on the night we were having issues in the kitchen. I am glad the manager was able to communicate this with you and offer some desserts/drinks on the house to compensate. Sorry to hear you won't be back. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JoeNJess
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Alex was very helpful with our allergy requirements and overall was a faultless evening.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi JoeNJess, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a faultless evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Alex! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GizemU
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Gaucho for my birthday and it was amazing! The food is so tasty! Will definately be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal great service. would have maybe liked a steak knife.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world & great selection of drinks. Staff were very friendly & helpful

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your food was out of this world 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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CaraP
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak, great service, overall lovely dinner experience

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Cara, Thanks for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear you had a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steaks were amazing! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AmyY
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!
Ross cooked our steaks and were the best I have had in a long time!
Thank you for an amazing night!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Amy, Thanks so much for the 5 star rating! I'm so pleased to hear you had an amazing experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steaks were the best you have had in a long time! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here again at gaucho Edinburgh and you guys are the best.

What a great dining experience, my mother was here visiting from wales and we wanted to celebrate a long awaited retirement celebration.

The venue is perfect - nice and cool even though it was 25 degrees outside, the food was amazing, it full of flavour and perfectly cooked, I can highly recommend the chateaubriand.
the drinks were going down nicely (a bit too nice) and to top it all off the staff are brilliant - chatty friendly and very attentive.

Thanks again for another great evening.

We will be back again very soon.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your family had a great evening with us and that your food was all perfectly cooked! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to our team and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LaurieB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The women that was taking our orders made us feel very welcoming and helped us with our food menu and wine. Overall experience was amazing I think this is definitely the best restaurant in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Laurie, 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 received such exceptional service from our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ChristinaT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, very tasty food and lovely service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Christina, Thanks so much for the 5 star rating! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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SamanthaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was amazing and a perfect restaurant to celebrate an engagement. Excellent service, thank you

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Samantha, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had an amazing meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and received excellent service! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AllysonM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service lovely atmosphere loved it

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 July 2021

Hi Allyson, Thank you 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! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ShonaghB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Gaucho is king of steak. Argentinian beef is just soooo good. Staff were fantastic and very friendly.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 July 2021

Hi Shonagh, 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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DanO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a lovely meal and we were well looked after.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 July 2021

Hi Dan, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cuts to the menu and service made it an unremarkable experience compared to Gaucho of old.

Gone is the wonderful complementary bread selection with butter oil and salt that made every Gaucho experience special. Gone is the meat cut demonstration that gave Gaucho a unique touch and gone is the star side dish ‘Humitas’ that stood Gaucho out from the competition.

What’s left is just a very ordinary experience. Sad really.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's a shame to hear that your most recent experience with us was not as enjoyable as previously. Our menus change seasonally and unfortunately due to the current situation we are not offering our beef board to reduce the time our waiters spend in close contact with the tables. However I will pass your comments on to be addressed further and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Loogra
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff nice but service slow. Food fine but for the price was expecting better and would have booked elsewhere if prompter. Overall ok, a bit pretentious and lacking the quality it suggests

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CherylD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great staff service.
Food was delicious.

Just a little busy for my taste. But looking round seemed everyone was enjoying themselves.
Definitely will be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 July 2021

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so pleased 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 welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GreigT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've had and cocktails were amazing aswell

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 July 2021

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

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phils
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was excellent, all in all a very enjoyable experience.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 July 2021

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

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Rowena
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Hospitality is very good. Staffs are very helpful, accommodating and friendly. Foodies are amazing only a bit pricey.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 July 2021

Hi Rowena, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so pleased 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! 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 4.7 stars by 1421 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.