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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
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Ranked #30 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Nepali
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a 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 strives to elevate the 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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed with the food and the atmosphere of this place. We literally felt as home and the food was very good and fresh. Thank you for a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Food is delicious, authentic and veggie friendly. Location is great and staff are warm and welcoming.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of proximity and we're not disappointed by our experience. This place has a small front area but a huge dining area at the rear, built with a lovely false roof. The staff were polite, efficient and friendly. Service was slightly slow for the main course but we were in no rush so it didn't bother... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the momo and the curry to follow didn't disappoint. Top food all round. Definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had a great meal here last night. Specialises in Nepalese food as well as the usual Indian range. Nice presentation too. I recommend the Gurka Special Chicken!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visited on a quiet Monday night, friendly quick service in a quirky venue. Popadoms were good, pickles no so. Had a chicken curry (medium) and apricot naan. The naan was very nice. The curry sauce was tasty, but so spicy. I like a hot curry, so for a medium this was unbelievable, I would label very hot. Also the chicken... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A charming location and a warm welcome the mixed starters and potato with pea and cumin were beautifully presented and delicately spiced but it was the main courses that set the Gurkha cafe apart. The Bhuteko Khasi lamb dish is gorgeous as was the Gurkha's special chicken - I will be back on my next visit to Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Went after reading reviews on trip advisor and was not disappointed. Booked a table an hour before going and was welcomed by such friendly staff. My husband and I both had starter and mains, both were absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this little gem to anyone wanting high quality food with exceptional friendly service.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is our perfect New Year's Day lunch, after an fabulous night seeing the new year. It was lovely and cosy and the waitress was very helpful. We had poppadoms and pickles while we decided on our mains. The pickles were different to what we normally get elsewhere but they were just as delicious. The main dishes were beautiful, packed... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have to say, this is definitely one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I visited the restaurant on a recent trip to Edinburgh with my fiancé, and we both thought it was excellent. Service was top-notch, with staff all very friendly and professional. There was a bit of a wait for the food, but it was... More 

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Additional Information about Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, Nepali

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