4a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD
  • Telephone 0131 278 3410
  • Opening times Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri & Sat noon–11.30pm.
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri-Sat noon–11.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £25
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in association with
Birra Moretti

A luxury Argentinian steakhouse serving free-to-roam, grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef and more than 200 exclusive Argentinian wines.

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From the moment you arrive in the black-leathered, bright-light belly of Gaucho, it’s clear that it’s the very definition of 'extra' (if you'll forgive the Instagram parlance). There are no waiters, only table hosts. Guests are not simply given menus to choose their steaks from, they are presented with real-life slabs of perfectly marbled meats to eye up. Wines are not only matched to each course, but every glass has a substantial backstory too. It's elaborate, yes, but it's excellent. The Argentinian influence is evident in every inch of the menu: starters include crispy empanadas, soft shell crab causita (the shell quite literally melts in your mouth) and carpaccio-like stone bass tiraditos, which is a step up from the usual smoked salmon. Of course, the steaks are the real star: aged for 34 days, and cooked to your exact specifications. Marinades such as chimichurri and aji amarillo only add to the exemplary flavour, while fat chips and humita saltena (sweet corn purée served in a husk) are very welcome bedfellows. The cheese selection is wide ranging, while the dulce de leche cheesecake will have you wishing for a never-ending plate. Yes, this place is pricey, but the food is faultless and the service impeccable.

The List's rating






Rebecca Monks visited Gaucho on 6 February 2018
  • High point: Superb service
  • Low point: You need a pretty penny to visit
  • Notable dish: Chorizo sirloin steak
  • Average price: £40 (set lunch); £40 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £27.50 per bottle

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