Gaucho Edinburgh

4.6
1965 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

  • Valentine's Day at Gaucho

    £20.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    For those looking for the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, bring your darling to us and we will take care of the rest. Enjoy a romantic evening with Gaucho classics from our A la Carte menu. *Please note we require card details to secure all bookings for Valentine’s Day dinner. 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.

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 1965 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Tulip1
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Lovely steaks ! Very quiet, which was to be expected on a a Tuesday lunchtime in January. We had a discount offer, without this I’d have thought twice about going as it is an expensive place.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi Tulip1, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GaynorT
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gaucho was wonderful. The service and food were honestly outstanding. I recommend Gaucho for family, friends and business meals. If I had to suggest one tiny thing it would be to offer alcohol free cocktails as ,although there were ones on the menu, they were not available and as the esignated driver it is nice to still feel that I am having a special celebratory drink. Dont forget they also atttract more profit than a soft drink (I imagine). Overall a fantastic night. Thank you.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi GaynorT, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you meal was outstanding 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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LindaM
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ….not the restaurant’s fault that a table of 12 were very loud

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

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

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VikkiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, ambiance and service was great!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi VikkiC, 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! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LouiseA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing service we will defiantly be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi LouiseA, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing 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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ElaineM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very good customer service, nice atmosphere, bit noisy

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi ElaineM, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JulieZ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed with Gaucho. It can be difficult to get a decent steak in Edinburgh due to all the tourist traps but this was the best we have had in a long time. Absolutely lovely staff, friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi JulieZ, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and 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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CarolH
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless food and service in the nicest dining room in the City.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vudduboy
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal. Service and food excellent

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi vudduboy, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and were so well looked after by our team! i hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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SadieK
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant this was our first visit we will definitely be back. Food and service was great!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi SadieK, Thanks so much for the 5 star rating of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your first experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GemmaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and Craig, our waiter, was brilliant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi Gemma, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had a fantastic meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by Craig! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next vsiit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Abx39
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Simple menu with emphasis on excellent steaks. Fairly expensive but some of the best steaks available in a chain restaurant. Service was very good although very quiet.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi Abx39, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and were well looked after by our team! I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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BernarditaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Gaucho. We’re argentinians and the quality of the food was superb. Remarcable Service. Definitely we’ll be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi Bernardita, 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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Faye
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening, we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in style ❤

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi Faye, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you and your partner had an amazing evening celebrating your anniversary with us! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AngelaA
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We felt very well looked after and had a lovely birthday evening. Thank you all.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi Angela, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a lovely experience 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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SamA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from the moment we walked through the door. Our waiter couldn’t do enough and the food/wine was excellent. Can’t wait for our next visit.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hi SamA, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you received such fantastic service and that your meal was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Anon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience3

The service was first class, however the food was not the best. My husband’s steak was very tough and my starter was not as described on the menu. The wine was excellent but overall the food was not to standard for the price.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

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

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MarceloM
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went to Gaucho with a high expectation to eat an authentic Argentine meal. Empanadas were nice. Stake was nice. Wine list was fine but too expensive, with cheapest wines starting at £30+. Dessert was bland with nothing authentic Argentine options but adapted to UK (cheesecake, stick toffee pudding, fake alfajor with coconut ice cream?, and other ice cream options). Price overall very expensive.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hi MarceloM, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. We will take all of your points on board and do our best to improve them going forward. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GavinH
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like steak and wine you'll love this place.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

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

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KatrinaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, service, establishment,attention to detail , xant fault Gauchos.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hi Katrina, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a brilliant meal with is and 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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CarolH
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Once of the nicest dining rooms in Edinburgh, but more importantly service and food outstanding.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hi Carol, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that the food and service you received were outstanding! 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 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came to celebrate my son’s birthday. Everything was lovely. Only one minor point was I thought the music was too loud.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

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

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Brooklyn
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, attentive staff throughout... spectacular food and drinks. A nice ambience and energetic atmosphere. Only criticism would be the drinks were quite expensive.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hi Brooklyn, 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! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Evia
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beatiful and elegant place.Waiters looking smart and attend quickly.Enjoyed the overall atmosphere ,as it wasn't too loud to hold conversation.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 4 January 2022

Hi Evia, 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! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Sonny
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had a meal here like we usually do every so often but the steak wasn’t cooked that great and never had that much flavour, we had the same problem last time, we mentioned about it and got my partners steak replaced although this time we couldn’t not be bothered mentioning anything to the waiting staff, gaucho has obviously went down hill. After being one of our favourite restaurants I’m really disappointed to take it off the list.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 January 2022

Hi Sonny, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. We will take all your points on board and do our best to improve them going forward. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They got it all spot on for us so enough said

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 4 January 2022

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

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NeilP
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely evening, food was excellent and staff really polite and welcoming.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 4 January 2022

Hi NeilP, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had a lovely experience with us and 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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ScottH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the wine was excellent. The only problem was no phone signal.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi Scott, Thanks so much for the 5 star review. It's great to hear that you had a fantastic meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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yangz
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

service was excellent, limited choices from the menu, the steak was too hard to chew.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi yangz, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you were so 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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CatherineWhite
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice setting 👍🏻

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 January 2022

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

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S2021
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very low quality of food. Side of potato and carrots half boiled and barely cut. Meat too well done, while medium rare in the middle, seemed like it had been taken from the freezer. Same cutlery for starters and mains. When addressed, staff responded in a highly defensive and accusatory way. Would never recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi S2021, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. We will take all your points on board and do our best to improve them going forward. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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DensieW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good hospitality and very good food. Would definitely come back again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2022

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

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AgnieszkaP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner experience! Food delicious,steaks so tasty ! Marek our server friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2022

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

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FoodieEdinburgh
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! Great food and atmosphere! Loved it.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2022

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an incredible 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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Jurgita
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the service was excellent.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2022

Hi Jurgita, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Österreich
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Das Essen war wirklich lecker und der Service sehr aufmerksam. Allerdings gab es nur ein Hauptgericht für Vegetarier und im Speisesaal war es sehr laut. Die Preise waren gehoben und der Service wurde mit 10% auf der Quittung berechnet, was vorher nicht kommuniziert wurde.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2022

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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MichelleM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak - quite possibly the best we've ever had. Service was impeccable. Really worth going.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2022

Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that your steak was the best you have ever had 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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Kevins
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish ,staff and food were spot on .. couldn't had a better experience thank you so much

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi Kevin, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a fantastic 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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CarolM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful fillet steak with chimichurri sauce. Delicious dessert and friendly service. Great lunch.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 January 2022

Hi Carol, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and 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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SteveW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing service and quality food

nice atmosphere and clean

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi Steve, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with us and were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! 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 1965 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.