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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

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Neighborhood:
Old Town
Indian, Asian, Nepali
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25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a Authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant...
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a 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. To join us please make a Online Reservation using our Online Booking Form. Gurkha Cafe & Resaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorite which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food so book early

It was a good job that we had booked a table as there was a waiting list on the Saturday night. It's not a huge menu but all the food is freshly cooked and is well worth waiting for the service is first class. try the Moo Moos they take about 20 minutes and are well worth waiting for. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
RabbiBuckley
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was a good job that we had booked a table as there was a waiting list on the Saturday night. It's not a huge menu but all the food is freshly cooked and is well worth waiting for the service is first class. try the Moo Moos they take about 20 minutes and are well worth waiting for. We... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

At first sight you wouldn't suspect it, looking rather run of the mill if not a little down market, but this Nepalese restaurant makes up for in service and food for what it lacks in decor. Amazing food, flawless service, felt welcome from the second we walked in to the moment we wallowed out. Could only ever give it my... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Came here after the good reviews on TA. Tried to sit us up the front near the door (empty) but we asked to sit through the back where there were other diners, quite a few Indian diners which is always a good sign. Food was good, not amazing, and my chilli fish was not what I expected, more Chinese in... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a little gem. Small from the outside but it packs a punch once you are in. Great atmosphere, staff and importantly food. Mixed 'non vegetarian' starters were a hit, followed by chicken curry and lamb with a punch. Well presented, delicious and more classy than most restaurants of a similar ilk. Well done Ghurka cafe - you're got... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited Gurkha Café Sunday evening (17/5/15), party of 4, two wrinklies with their eldest son and our daughter in law. We are all big fans of indian cuisine, I myself cook to high Asian standards having had a very good tutor, therefore my family are particular about their Asian foods and flavours. This was the first experience of Nepalese... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

After long flights to the UK we were looking for a light, but interesting, meal and are pleased that the TA reviews of Gurkha Cafe encouraged us to walk over from our hotel. Ordering some starters, apricot naan, rice and and dal was about it, but gave an indication of why this restaurant is so highly rated. The vegetable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I went to the Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant this week for my father-in-law's birthday. The food was delicious and very flavorful. The staff and the service was just as good. We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend the restaurant.

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Northallerton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great atmosphere and amazing food. And the staff went out of their way to be accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Food was delicious, staff very friendly, lively atmosphere. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the moon for Indian in Edinburgh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Was there with on a weekday, we had different dishes so we could have a taste. Ans was delicious. Good spicy, tasty...very lovely and would return! The service was very friendly. Do not hesitate, it is very worth it!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a 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. To join us please make a Online Reservation using our Online Booking Form. Gurkha Cafe & Resaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorite which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored 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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.