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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

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, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25/27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Shashi was the best ever. Great food advice. The choice of food was fantastic and very authentic. Will be back

Thank chezkeightley
Reviewed 5 days ago

An enjoyable place for very good Indian food . Cafe is large but the nite we were there it was packed. Res a must. Food is authentic indian and you can order the degree of spice you desire. Nan is hot , tasty , and...More

Thank Francis K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food in a lovely restaurant in the old city. Big servings of food and good service. Recommend butter chicken and lamb Khutta which were fabulous. Only downside was they forgot one if our starters otherwise 5 rating

Thank Neale M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fusion of Indian and Nepalese food. We had a mixture of both and some of us had two starters for variety, instead of a main. We were welcomed by friendly staff, who looked after us well. Only criticisms were that it was a bit...More

Thank susanross2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very authentic Indian food. The Palak Paneer was very tasty, not too creamy, spicy and seemed to have been made fresh.

Thank V-Simha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time ever having Nepalese food and I have to say I am a fan! A co worker and I came here for dinner one night and we both loved everything we ordered. The naan is super fresh and delicious and the staff was very...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. We liked it so much we visited a second time, which we almost never do on vacation. Service was friendly. Suggest calling ahead it fills up.

Thank Charlton W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently returned to the Gurkha Cafe for a meal while visiting Edinburgh. The food and service were excellent as always. So glad we booked a table, as this restaurant gets busy quickly. Well worth a visit.

Thank KLG1995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had reviewed this place before going and were not disappointed with the meal or service. Easily booked for the time of day we wanted to go, and welcomed. The staff very attentive and happy. My husband is a vegetarian and was happy about the...More

Thank Angie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really tasty! Service not that great but definitely is worth a visit!! Try the momo!! Both the chicken n vegetarian are gorgeous!!

Thank EmiliaR1712
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
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September 3, 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!
August 28, 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
October 19, 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
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
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832
  • E-mail
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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