Gaucho Edinburgh

4.7
1158 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 1158 People Are Saying
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Foodie12
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks in Edinburgh. Consistently excellent.

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Brunching
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best steak and the buratta starter is amazing ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
West Lothian
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and we were so impressed! The restaurant itself is lovely and has a great atmosphere! The food was just amazing (best steak ive ever had) and the staff were very attentive and friendly! Will definitely be back!

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dianeg
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was exceptional and the limitless Sunday Roast was amazing value! We kept going until we couldn't move which made it fantastic value for money.
Great service too!

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James
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Overpriced. Avoid unless you desperately want expensive steak.

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jillb
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience - everything was perfect. We will be back soon.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi Jill, Thanks for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that everything was perfect during your visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Vidad123
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a really lively restaurant. We were looked after well and the food was delicious. Good choice in the menu. Great wine list.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 December 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for your review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a lovely experience with us and enjoyed your food and wine! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good. Lovely place. Would go again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 December 2020

Hi there, Thanks very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely meal at Gaucho, i requested a booth and noted it was our anniversary - we were seated in a lovely booth area and we were given a little plate with “happy anniversary” written on chocolate and some biscuits at the end of our meal! Our server, Craig, was very polite and friendly! Of course, the best steak in Edinburgh (we both enjoyed the fillet “Lomo”).

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi Lauren, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your partner had such a great Anniversary experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Craig and the team! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on and we look forward to welcoming you both back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Bronwyn
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Everything was fairly good.
Ordered a non-alcoholic drink that was priced £6.50 wasn’t overly happy with the amount you got in the glass considering it was a very expensive mocktail, although once explained, staff replaced it with no issue. Food was lovely. I will return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi Bronwyn, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MichaelL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Booked restaurant based on festive menu option available on website. However was refused menu and told bluntly al la carte menu was only available.

TBH should have got up and left.

Steak was ok IMO better steaks at Kyloe and much better dining experience next door at The Ivy where service is truly excellent.

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arrantknave
London
48 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious steaks, sauces and sides. Excellent service. Thanks folks

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so pleased to hear that you meal with us was delicious and that you were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GauchoLover
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Have adapted well to the COVID restrictions.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a fabulous time as always with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PaulineP
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch, food was amazing! It was a bit pricey but it was a lovely treat and great quality meat. My dig was made welcome too. Will defo be back. The service was great too, everyone we spoke too was very friendly. Thank you

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi Pauline, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you had a lovely lunch 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 General Manager

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Penelope
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful steak, cooked perfectly! No alcohol served due to the current government restrictions but there is a good selection of mocktails - try the Tiki Twist, it’s lovely. Great service.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 December 2020

Hi Penelope, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your steak and mocktails with us! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JawadH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, excellent service.
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Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 December 2020

Hi Jawad, Thank you for the 5 stars! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your 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 General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Lovely waitress. Helpful management.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 December 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I LOVE Gauchos, Piccadilly London was my go to place for a number of years. First time visiting Edinburgh venue and the service was just as friendly and accommodating.

Food was really good, slight changes and it would have been fabulous (steak came out medium instead of rare and ceviche needed more citrus). The presentation, quality and portions were spot on.

I’d happily go back again and already looking forward to the next trip!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the city! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant ambient and services were excellent

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 23 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NicoleR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Food was great, waited so long on our mains though! Not great when your starving and pregnant. Shame the ambiance wasnt as great as previous visits felt it was too bright and not intimate like how it used to feel.

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MelS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and they did all they could in difficult circumstances with the current restrictions, will definitely be back when things are back to normal

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 23 November 2020

Hi Mel, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you will definitely be back! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Eckboy
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service and all done safely under current restrictions. The fillet steak was sublime as were the mock tails. Great lunch

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 20 November 2020

Hi Eckboy, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that your fillet steak was sublime! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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vipNewhavenResident
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and glamourous surroundings, highly recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent and that you would recommend us! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, our host Alex (I think was his name!) was superb, nice and very helpful. Our food was fab. Will visit again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a lovely experience 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 General Manager

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DanC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We visited during the tier 3 restrictions, so very hard to evaluate the ambiance as it was just the two of dining at 4pm.
Dennis our waiter was lovely. Not over attentive, but there if you needed him.
Food was superb. Definitely visit again, as it would be nice to try their wines alongside the dishes.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 November 2020

Hi Dan, Thank you for leaving us some feedback. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and were so well looked after. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing (wee bit more cheese in the macaroni cheese sauce would be good though) service great too. The only downside at the moment is the fact no music can be played and no wine can be consumed. Silly rules but no fault of the restaurant. It’s not the cheapest of places but I’d rather pay a bit extra for the quality of the meat which was faultless. We have been a few times and the food has been consistently good. :-)

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed yoru meal with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Niki
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, friendly service and nice atmosphere.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi Niki, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'ms o glad to hear that you had such a lovely experience 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 General Manager

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BridgetF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Steak was badly cooked - asked for medium on signature platter and sirloin, rump and fillet were all over cooked

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi Bridget, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your steaks were not cooked as requested. I will pass this info on to our kitchen to be addressed further. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General manager

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StaceyS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit, and will be returning. The best steak we've ever had!!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi Stacey, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your second visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steak was the best you have ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SandraF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here to celebrate my birthday. Had to amend the booking to mid afternoon due to the Covid19 issue but fortunately there was a table available. The staff were wonderful from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble. The steaks we ordered were not only huge, but tasty and tender. Can’t recommend the Tiro de Ancho highly enough. The chimichurri topping on it was delicious!
No room for dessert for me after the monster steak but a lovely surprise of some chocolate truffles to say happy birthday was much appreciated.
Hopefully won’t be long until we return!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great birthday lunch with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments onto the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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McAnne
Edinburgh
23 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be able to go for lunch. We couldn't have alcohol as covid rules did not allow but had mocktails. We started with delicious bread, followed by succulent steak and chips and delicious deserts.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi McAnne, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great lunch at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KarenH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time in the restaurant. Lovely decor and atmosphere. Food was good. Asked for medium, next time we’ll probably go for medium rare. Steak was still very tasty as were all the sides. 1/2 lobster was small for the price but again, very tasty.
Excellent, helpful service from our server Craig.
Will definitely be back and looking forward to trying the Sunday a roast.

Nice touch when Craig brought us complimentary sweet to acknowledge our wedding anniversary.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi Karen, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your anniversary experience with us at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Craig and the team! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food - wine a little overpriced.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CatrionaM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and surroundings. Will definitely return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi Catriona, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had an excellent meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Michelle
Dunbartonshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous decor, great balance of relaxed/professional. Excellent waiter Craig who took us through the menu, explaining everything really well and made some excellent recommendations. Food was sooo good. Lovely touch, the petit fours for our anniversary.
Would highly recommend, we will be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi Michelle, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your partner had such a great anniversary experience with us and that you were so well looked after by Craig! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments onto him and the rest of the team! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Peter
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktail. I liked that the wine could be bought in 500mls carafes. Steak was delicious.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi Peter, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your cocktails and steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Hells
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant, loved it. Came with an itison voucher, accepted without question, treated like everyone else of course as you’d expect.
Shared a sirloin steak and a bottle of red wine. Lovely.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Hells, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely first 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 General Manager

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SteveMacca
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent
As was the service
Hope to return soon

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Steve, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that both the food and service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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StevenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top quality meat, best steak ever according to our 7yo!
Atmosphere as good as you'd expect in lockdown

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi Steven, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your 7 year old loved his steak! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NicolaM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a Sunday roast and were not disappointed. It was actually the best roast we have ever had! So tasty and cooked to perfection! Amazing service as always. Thanks guys 👍🏼

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Nicola, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday Roast and that it was the best you have ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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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 1158 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.