Gaucho Edinburgh

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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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KingJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service To the food, it was sensational.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi KingJ, thanks so much for the lovely 5 star review! It's great to hear that your whole experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was sensational! I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ShaunM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, great food, great service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Shaun, thanks for leaving us some feedback! I'm so glad to hear that your whole experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was great! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Had messaged the restaurant before hand to let them know it was a special occasion , We arrived at 8.10 .. weren’t seated at our table til 8.45 , even though similar party sizes arrived after us but were still seated before , when I made enquiries as to when our table would be ready was given only ASAP also asked for a quiet table in advance , we were seated slap bang in the middle of the seating arrangement .. although Food was superb won’t be returning in a hurry after the service we received tonight

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to our usual high standards and I will be sure to discuss this with the team. However, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I hope we can welcome you back in the not too distant future to demonstrate our usual high standards of service. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Aidan
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant and location was lovely. Noisy atmosphere was not a bad thing as it gave a sense of privacy. Steak and drinks was delicious. Staff were attentive and very nice, would definitely recommend!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Aidan, thanks for 5 star review! I'ms so glad to hear that you had such a lovely evening with us and were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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FraserA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!! Great steak - will be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Fraser, thank you very much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that both the food and service you received at Gaucho, Edinburgh were excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MelanieG
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant for a contemporary feel. If you are looking for romantic, this is not the place to go as it is quite loud but if you are going for good food - their steak is absolutely to die for. Service from the moment we walked into the restaurant until our departure was the best I have ever experienced.

I was introduced to new wine that evening, White Malbec - never heard of it but the taste with the steak....10/10.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Melanie, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steaks were to die for! The white Malbec is one of our favourites too! Hopefully we will see you all again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely amazing can’t fault anything. Food great service great and venue great

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's brilliant to hear that you couldn't fault anything during your experience with us! We pride ourselves on our high standards of food and service so it's always great to received feedback like yours! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AlanW
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much enjoyed as a precursor to Scotland’s victory over France at Murrayfield. A great restaurant which we shall assuredly return to when next visiting Edinburgh from London. Big thanks to Craig who looked after us so well.

JAW.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi Alan, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh. It's brilliant to hear that such a great experience with us and were so well looked after by Craig! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Scotland! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NiyahClark
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food! The atmosphere was lovely.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Niyah, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that your whole experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was so positive! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MinnieO
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Such a nice atmosphere too!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Minnie, thanks for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear you had such an amazing time at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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WilliamC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arranged a family night out at Gaucho Edinburgh. I am always looking for something different and Gaucho filled that bill. As a family we were not disappointed, the service, food and atmosphere was brilliant. We would have no hesitation in booking, dining and recommending Gaucho in the future.
Well worth the visit, we look forward to our return in the near future.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi William, thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your family dinner at Gaucho, Edinburgh was so memorable! It's also great to know that you would recommend us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AllanJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Hostess found out it was my girlfriends birthday and organised a small dessert for her with out me asking. Fantastic food and vibe.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Allan, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you and your girlfriend were so well looked after during her birthday celebration at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We look forward to welcoming you both back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best food and service we have ever received absolutely perfect

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Rachel, thank you so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that both the food and service at Gaucho, Edinburgh were the best you have ever received! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the rest of the team and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Delish
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service. Pricey but well worth it.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Delish, thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had such a fabulous experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LaurenF
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal I have ever eaten. Will 100% be back again. Expensive, but not overpriced for what it is, worth every penny.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Lauren, thanks so much for the lovely 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have ever had! We are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Ros2017
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks, friendly service. Perhaps more choices for dessert would be nice.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi Ross, thank for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that both the food and service you received were excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SophiaM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sharing platter and it was excellent. Service was spot on our waiter was knowledgable and attentive. Best steak restaurant in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi Sophia, thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a memorable experience with us and that in your opinion we are the best steak restaurant in the city! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Dave
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak! In fact the whole meal was brilliant. Staff were top draw. I would recommend this place to everyone who loves a good steak.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi Dave, thanks so much for the lovely 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your whole experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was brilliant and that you will be recommending us to others! We look forward to welcoming you back for another steak soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MichelleT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever, with amazing service in a stunning setting. Definitely can’t wait to return!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi Michelle, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's brilliant to hear that you had the best steak ever at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 6 everyone enjoyed the experience. Food was excellent, restaurant classy and service fantastic. Had the set menu such good value for money. Will definitely be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you and your party all had such a positive experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and will definitely be back! We look forward to seeing you all again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50. Geburtstag von meinem Ehemann.
Sehr gutes Essen, hervorragender Service!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 stars! I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GrahamC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks are excellent and the booths give privacy. Excellent service as ever.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi Graham, thanks very much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that your experience in Gaucho, Edinburgh was excellent as always! We look forward to seeing you on your next vivit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a special dinner for my partners 30th, we were well looked after even had a happy birthday writing on the dessert with a candle. Food as very nice.Was a very relaxed place did not feel rusted. Overall a very nice evening thank you

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had such a lovely evening and were so well looked after for your partners 30th Birthday! I hope we can welcome you back soon to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Sylvesters
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Craig was awesome as well!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Sylvester, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear you were so well looked after and I will be sure to let Craig know! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NicolaE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, well organised and staff very efficient. Service was fast and food outstanding. Friendly and helpful staff.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 24, 2020

HI Nicola, thank you for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a memorable experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that the service and food you received were outstanding! I hope we will see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GemmaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Gaucho for my boyfriend’s birthday. We really enjoyed our visit! Lovely food and really nice atmosphere inside. Had food downstairs and went upstairs to the bar afterwards.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Gemma, thank so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you and your boyfriend both enjoyed celebrating his birthday with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RichardMmmmm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was 5 star however the food did not match the setting or service. The steaks shown on the board before order were not the size u receive. The sauce that accompanied the steak was poor, very bitter and acidic. Not much like peppercorn that was ordered. The £5.00 extra mushrooms were poor, tasteless in fact. Wine not served by the glass so my hand was forced to drink red( not my favourite) as I wasn’t paying for 2 bottles of wine ( one white/one red ). Very disappointed and not cheap. Won’t recommend and won’t return. Service charge was presumptive at 10%. Not clever and whilst discretionary don’t like the way in which it’s done

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 24, 2020

HI Richard, Thanks for taking your time to leave us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the food aspect of your experience. I will certainly pass your comments about the sides and sauces to our head chef for review. All meat will shrink when cooked as it contains moisture which will evaporate when cooking. We offer over 20 different types of wine by the glass which can be found on the wine list given to you at the table. Regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chateaubriand was delicious and cooked to perfection. We enjoyed it with a bottle of wine recommended by our waiter and some sides and sauces which were also delicious. Awesome way to pass a wet February Friday. We’ll be back and would recommend a visit.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi there, 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 your chateaubriand was cooked to perfection! I hope we will see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ElizabethG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Stayed there until closing, but was never rushed. The food is unparalleled.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Elizabeth, thank you very much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear you had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SamG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience from start to finish ...

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Sam, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh from start to finish! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LukeY
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, Great service, would definitely recommend and will definitely visit again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Luke, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and will definitely be back! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Rosieee
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and attentive, the ambience was very relaxing and the food was delicious. It was very helpful of the waiter to explain the menu and the choices.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Rosie, thank you fore the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Paddy74
Angus
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and really enjoyed it, amazing food & drinks and excellent service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Paddy, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that your first visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh was so enjoyable! I hope we will see you again soon for your second visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Foodie12
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This must be the best steak restaurant in Edinburgh. Having been several times, the quality of the meat and cooking ability of the chefs makes it an incredible dining experience. Service is professional, efficient and friendly. The interior decor is stunning. A top end dining experience in the city centre not to be missed. Can’t wait to return!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi there, thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your experiences at Gaucho, Edinburgh are always so memorable and that your steaks have been the best in the city! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DerrickP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great establishment. Meal was superb. Service top notch.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Derrick, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was superb and that the service you received was top notch! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DemiladeG
Angus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the ambience of the room. The food was delicious and Fiona our server was just the most amazing person. The empanadas were just magnificent

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi DemiladeG, thanks so much for the 5 star feedback! It's brilliant to hear that you had such a memorable experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh with our steak being the best you have ever had! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was lovely as we were sat in the really cool private dining room with the wine wall. The waiters have been very helpful and food was delish especially the Tuna ceviche. Would come back again ☺️

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your private dining experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined on Valentines with our best friends (as 2 couples).
Great steaks, rump recommended, we had them cooked Blue, Rare, Medium Rare and Well done. It was very very good and reasonably priced.
Very swish inside, cool trendy decor, background music not overpowering. Generally a young hip crowd dishing that night.
All in all very good, although disappointed the wine seemed expensive. £49 for a bottle of entry level red and £57 for a bottle of Sauvignon is fine dining prices.
Would recommended based on the steak alone, service also very good....

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Craig, thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm delighted to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your Valentines dining experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! Both our entry level red wine and Sauvignon Blanc (both from Argentina) actually start at £29 per bottle.. The £57 bottle you have mentioned is one of our more premium Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KrisF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience. Best steak I ever had and likewise my wife. Everything was superb.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Kris, thank you for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that everything was superb during your visit and that your steak was the best you have ever had! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ElliotG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and definitely wont be the last. Service was very good. The menu was explained to us on some items we didn't understand. The food was amazing best steak we have had, and we have been to a lot of steak restaurants. Outstanding.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Elliot, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that your first experience dining with us was such a memorable one and that your steak was the best you have had! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Gaucho Edinburgh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 278 3410.

Gaucho Edinburgh is rated 4.6 stars by 874 OpenTable diners.

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