Gaucho Edinburgh

4.7
1299 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 1299 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter who served us was amazing, made our experience 10/10. He was constantly at tentative, gave recommendations and was happy to speak to us.

Well done

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that the service you received made your experience with us 10/10 and I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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SophieE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food highly recommended , will be back next time in Edinburgh

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Bailois
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were out on a date night exploring Edinburgh having driven up from Oxford. Our welcome was excellent and warm. We enjoyed a booth near the entrance to the restaurant downstairs. We were welcomed back to Gauchos with complimentary fizz which was a nice touch and appreciated. We shared the chateaubriand and the taste was just perfect. I highly recommend the cocktails too! Thank you to our waiter Dennis who was very attentive and thank you for the time taken by the French Manager to chat to us. We will be back!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Bailois, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you are your wife had such a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you enjoyed your Chateaubriand and cocktails! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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KirstyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing friendly staff, outstanding food will definitely be back!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kirsty, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear you had an outstanding 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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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food delicious, as always, however service rather slow and we waited a while for our food to be served.

We were seated at the bar after our dinner and waited 15 minutes for no one to approach us to take our drinks order so we left.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Rebecca, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that your food was delicious however it's disappointing that the service let down your experience with us. I will pass this on to our team to be addressed further and I hope we can welcome you back again soon to demonstrate our usual high standards of service. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JamesB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was amazing, best steak i have ever had, recommendations for drinks were spot on
Great service and fantastic night overall

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi James, Thanks for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had an amazing experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steak was the best you have ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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StephenW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink was outstanding member of staff who served us was very helpful and will defo be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

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

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FUBB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good meal, and genuine service although staff a little too busy to check during meal. Noisy but nice to hear people again. Meal a bit rushed as you are only allocated 1hour 45 min slot which was not advised when booking. £140 for 2 courses x2 and 2 glasses wine , 1 cocktail and a non alcoholic drink. Not cheap but quality. Would I go back = yes

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi FUBB, 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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DianeS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

On arrival staff were lovely. Taken down to the restaurant and a very strong small of fish was in the air. Waiter was nice and served us quickly but a table that came in after us was served food 1st. Our food came eventually and the started of scallops was delicious! I ordered the sea bream for my main and it was served slightly uncooked. They took it away and replaced no problem. Second serve was the same raw in place’s. They took it away and and served me a different meal.
They didn’t charge me for my main and did give us a complimentary drink but I don’t think we will be back .

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Mags
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails outstanding Food outstanding and service friendly and helpful

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Mags, Thanks very much for the 5 star review|! I'm delighted to hear that your cocktails and food at Gaucho, Edinburgh were outstanding 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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Lidsxx
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service and lovely environment.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Lidsxx, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It;s great to hear you had a lovely experience with us and 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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RussellJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food everything cooked perfectly would definitely recommend would love to see this restaurant open in Cardiff

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Russell, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great meal with us and that everything was cooked perfectly! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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EllanWelsh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and they couldn’t be more accommodating with our dog getting him treats and water

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Ellan, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had an excellent experience with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JustineP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening at Gaucho. The food was first class - the scallops to start were like little explosions of taste, and the steak was the best I have eaten in years. The service was friendly and fast, and all in all we couldn't fault anything at all.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Justine, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a fabulous experience with us at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steak was the best you've eaten in years! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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IsobelW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, amazing food, we’ll definitely be returning

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Isobel, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had a fantastic 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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StaceyF
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff brilliant… food epic! Lovely atmosphere well worth a visit

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Stacey, Thanks very much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear you had a lovely 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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KirstieT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday alex our waiter was great really friendly as were all the other staff , food abs wine were out of this world would definitely go back and recommend to others

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Kirstie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great Birthday meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Alex and the team! I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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SteveE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best steaks in Edinbugh, ceviche also great as is selection of Argentinian Malbec.

The steaks are a little pricey but OMG the taste!

Great for a special occasion or simply if you have a few quid to spare.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Steve, Thank you for leaving us some feedback. I'm delighted to hear that your steaks with us were the best you've had in Edinburgh and that you enjoyed our Malbec selection! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GeorgeeneE
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice to be back. Food was as good as ever. Service and ambiance good.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm so pleased to hear your meal was as good as ever 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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Mmmm
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Alex was an amazing waiter. We really enjoyed the food. Thank you

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Mmmm, 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 you were so well looked after by Alex! I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with great service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had a lovely meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our staff! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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NatCole
Dunbartonshire
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Always great food and service! Love it here would recommend

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Lw0304
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food. Will definitely be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Lw0304, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that both the food and service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday meal. Service was first class

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear 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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Jaimie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love everything about this restaurant. The service, the decor & the food is outstanding! Highly recommend!
Also the best Mai tai I have ever had 10/10

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

HI Jaimie, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was outstanding and that your Mai Tai was the best you've ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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gilliank
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Gaucho.
It was a perfect dining experience
It’s lovely and chilled interior
Food was amazing , everything was cooked to perfection
Bella our waitress was lovely
I will definitely be back very soon.
So glad I found this wee gem !

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Gillian, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had such a great first experience in Gaucho, Edinburgh and that everything was cooked to perfection! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to Bella and the rest of the team, and I hope we can welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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IANB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Between Edinburgh and london I have been to Gauchos around ten times in the last year, even twice on the same day, but I was so disappointed with the food served to us on Sunday that I will not be back to the Edinburgh restaurant. When the steaks came they took longer than usual to arrive even though there were only six tables to cater for and they were dry. If that visit had been my first visit there would not have been a second visit let alone ten. The next time I want a steak meal when I am in Edinburgh I will go to Hawksmoor.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Would highly recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Charlotte, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear that you had an excellent meal with us 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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k8aroundtown
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I would not recommend eating at Gaucho. The food was very disappointing. I ordered the burrata starter, which had a distinctly bitter/burned taste. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t good. The main issue, though, was the steak. Their prime offering is their beef, but my steak - which I ordered medium rare - came to my table grey throughout. They did remake it, but it was back on my table in about 5 minutes, and was very rare. I don’t mind rare steak, but this was a ribeye and I hadn’t ordered it rare so, once again, it wasn’t prepared properly. I’d have eaten it, but it was also completely unseasoned. I don’t think it was touched with salt or pepper before hitting the grill, and it was truly flavourless. The wait staff did kindly refresh my order of chips and mushrooms when they brought me my new steak, however, and the chips were very nice. The mushrooms were not very good at all, and were basically raw, likely because they were rushing my second steak. I was given a free glass of wine to compensate for the steak being overcooked, which was nice. My total bill was nearly £100, which really felt like a waste of money given the amount of food I actually ended up eating/that was prepared properly.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi K8aroundtown, Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Mistakes do happen and by the looks of it we tried to do our best to rectify them, I am sorry this wasn't good enough for you! It was actually myself who dealt with your re-cook and comp'd your glass of wine. I checked back on your second steak and you said it was good. Had you said anything on the night I would of been more than happy to deal with it appropriately. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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IANB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Gaucho Edinburgh a few times and the food and service was excellent. Prompt service and a lovely main meal with a nice sweet and coffee to finish.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Ian, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that both the food and service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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DavidF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye steaks with king oyster mushrooms were outstanding. Definitely go back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi David, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was outstanding and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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KNico
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service. Definitely recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi KNico, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased 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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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our waitress. Food was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely unreal. Food was bangin and service was great too

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

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

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vipSarahR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere and excellent service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a fabulous meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh 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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PaulB
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service and food. Best steak I’ve ever had

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Paul, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you've ever had and that you were so well looked after! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JamesB
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice meal- touch loud- attentive staff

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi James, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had a nice meal with us and were well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AT1874
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a good variety of options. Will be back!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi AT1874, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great 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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KerryJ
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless. The best restaurant we’ve eaten in. Craig was fantastic, talked us through the menu & his recommendations were exceptional. We had missed our flight to Portugal that morning, and when we explained why we were spending the weekend in Edinburgh, we recieved a complimentary glass of Portuguese Port each. We could not fault the service, the food, the ambience. Absolutely perfect, will definitely be back again, thank you so much!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Kerry, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a flawless experience with us and that Craig was able to make your weekend in Edinburgh that little bit more special! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and 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 4.7 stars by 1299 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.