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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
25/27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25/27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here with a group of friends including both vegetarians and non--vegetarians and everyone was able to find a dish to their liking. We covered Indian and Nepalese food and it was great to see Everest lager -the last time that I had drunk...More

Thank HughMc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow what a find! We have just arrived in Edinburgh, fancied a curry, checked on TripAdvisor and realised that The Gurkha Cafe was just around the corner so decided to give it a go. It's 9.15pm on a Sunday night and the place is over...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although Edinburgh is not known for its curries, we tried this place on a day trip to Edinburgh. Started with mixed starter at £8.25 but came with no sauce. Mains were lamb karahi and chicken jalfrezi, both hot, at £12.95 And £11.95 respectively. Served with...More

Thank aldomartini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very satisfying meal with an authentic Indian flavour. Enjoyed it enough to go back again quickly.

Thank alishaz823
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for dinner after online reservation. Fairly busy and bustling on a weekend evening with reasonably tight seating. So scores a point less on ambience. The staff were polite and welcoming. The star of the show was the food with huge portions. I...More

Thank Rohan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really fancied a curry tonight whilst we were visiting the wonderful Edinburgh. We were looking at reviews and came across this little beauty It said a table wasn’t available but gave them a call hoping we could get a table.... and we did! We...More

Thank missmara1209
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely evening with polite and friendly staff Good was well presented, cooked and great tastes. Would recommend a visit if in area

Thank TelW63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our third time here and the food just gets better and better. Easy going and friendly staff. Better reserve a table because it often is full.

Thank Björn E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!! Food was excellent, tried something new and it was fantastic!! staff were very friendly. Small restaurant which gave a personal and relaxed atmosphere. Definitely recommend to anyone! Looking forward to visiting Edinburgh again and having a great meal at the Gurkha!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meeting up with family at the Gurkha Restaurant. The restaurant is great value and fantastic food buffet style. Fantastically wide choices. Staff extremely helpful and attentive very clean 5* car parking at restaurant very very happy

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Old Town
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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Questions & Answers
3 September 2016|
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Response from A9453XZrobertf | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. There was none when we were there. But great atmosphere and food!
28 August 2016|
Response from Gurkha cafe R | Property representative |
Thank your for question. we always try to make sure different allergen requirement meet nicely. we practice best to avoid any allergic you have. Thank you
19 October 2015|
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Response from Gurkha cafe R | Property representative |
No, we don't have any takeaway service. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25/27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832
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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is an authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant based in the heart of Edinburgh. This popular restaurant offers a unique journey through the Nepalese cuisine. As well as maintaining the authenticity of the food, Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant strives to elevate the friendly and relaxed dining experience by following the changing food trends in Nepal. Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorites which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.
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