Gautam's

4.7
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28 reviews
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£25 and under
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Nepalese

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Namaste, and a hearty welcome to Gautam's. We are a family restaurant with over 30 years in the food industry with both of our chefs starting their careers from small restaurants in Kathmandu, Nepal. There, they began their education into food, learning from every day street vendors to top chefs at 5-star hotels before making their migration to India to gain further experience. Their time in Delhi was a milestone on their journey to Dubai where they were exposed to a more diverse customer base serving professionals from all over the world as well as tourists from the west. Here the two chefs separated and made their journey to Ireland and Scotland separately and ultimately met here in Edinburgh. That is their story, but now let us take you on a journey of food right here at Gautam's as we explore and seek out new flavours and re-discover old ones.
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GT50
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fab time on a girlie trip, excellent food & service, great find near our accommodation :)

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NEILC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience particularly the customer service. One of the best restaurants that I have been to. I will be definitely returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing foood

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PieterV
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Food! love the Saag and the Tiki massala

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HelenR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints at all, food is delicious, definitely will return. Friendly staff, comfortable seats, warm enough. Wine fine for the occasion. Noisy when full but a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and great service in a lovely restaurant

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Made booking online through app and claimed they didn’t know about booking. Not a good start. Ordered popadoms and pickles, starter and main. After 10 minutes the starter turned up, we stated we hadn’t had popadoms yet and the waiter asked “would you like me to keep your starters warm then” wow what a shock. We cancelled the popadoms and kept our starters. Funnily enough the starters were not hot but just warm. They were tasty though. Main came out as ok but forgot to bring nan bread so we had to ask again for it. We left instead of staying for another drink. They took 15% off the bill for the poor service. I can understand thinks go wrong when busy but there were only 1/4 of tables taken so no excuse there. Shame as we went because of good reviews.

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TheFroggies
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Gautam's last friday, and we had the best curries of our life, the staff is fantastic, the food outstanding. So... we came back again on saturday ! Can't wait coming back to visit Scotland and Edinburgh and eat again in your place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really yummy food. Lots of locals.

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MargaretB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Edinburgh for the weekend and decided to try the Gautam after reading the excellent reviews online.
The food was superb and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was definitely the highlight of the weekend for us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic, service was spot on, and I couldn’t believe how well priced it was. Great place!

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NicklausM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good. Spice has been tuned down for non-indians (i prefer original). Paneer wasn't pre marinated/spiced, so was a bit bland.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal in lovely surroundings, would highly recommend the chicken momos, delicious, staff where very attentive and pleasant.

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GeorgeH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality restaurant with attentive staff and an excellent range of meals , pleasant ambiance and well laid out
Will be returning

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Chris
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious Indian food, large selection and good portion sizes. I especially enjoyed the Momos. The service was super friendly, professional and quick. The place is not that large and was packed on our visit, so it was a bit loud and cramped.

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IanD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent reception, great waiters, personalized service from owner/manager and first class service. A must for any visitor to Edinburgh liking Indian/Nepalese food!

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AlvS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, and delicious Indian cuisine in calm atmosphere.

JJ
vipJerryJ
Sacramento
44 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A bit out of the way for most tourists, but a very tasty meal, creative cooking, good value, worth the extra cab/uber ride from Royal Mile sights.

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vipadrastus
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific supper with tasty food, friendly and prompt service, nice ambiance. Lucky to have this place close to home.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Magic place food was so quick great starters an great menu for value also drinks were responsible price too

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WouterM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was excellent. I will definitely return whenever I'm back in Edinburgh.

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SpyrosA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, tasteful dishes, very polite service. Really enjoyed the food which was moderately spicy (for my taste it could have been more spicy). In the cons the location of the spot (not downcenter).

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shaunthesheep
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed a lovely meal, friendly staff and good value for money - will be back!

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PatrickC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wee gem of a place. Staff great, service quick and efficient. Good curry.

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vipKringros
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and good service. We started with the Chef special app platter and everything on it was amazing all bursting with great flavors. My husband has the lamb Rogan Josh which he said was excellent. The highlight was the meal I had which was a slow cooked lamb shank( dont remember the name). This was far the best slow cooked lamb shank I had ever had. It feel off the bone and flavors were perfect. Naan was great. The only area I would advise about. If you are looking for a good wine or a variety of wines to compliment you will not find them. The only serve Indian wines( we had the Shiraz) which for us was too spicy to go with our food. List is probably ok for locals although out country visitors( like us) would like to see maybe syrah from Rhone or Cab Franc or reisling from France, NZ or Australia. Also fruity Chardonnay would pair nice.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visited a couple times already and the food is always excellent. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I can highly recommend the restaurant.

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JannickR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ein super Restaurant. Mein Lamm und das Chicken Tikka waren unglaublich. Ebenso das Naan und der überaus freundliche Betreiber. Nehmt den Weg auf euch, um göttlich zu essen!

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Cati
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A real find to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Excellent attention, both by phone when booking, and on arrival. Delicious vegetarian options and a general sense of being extremely well treated. Dishes tastier than when we lived and worked in Nepal.

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Gautam's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Gautam's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 656 9604.

Gautam's is rated 4.7 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.