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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nearly walked past this gem on a drizzly afternoon. Really glad that we stopped and, tempted by the menu, went in. The lady who greeted us was very welcoming and showed us to our table and took our order. We chose two different chicken dishes with a couple of side orders and waited for our order. All I can say... More 

Thank Neil H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit and was even better than before. Good service and perfect curries. 'I'll be back' as armies once said.

Thank Rick249er
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend booked this for a weekend away Great Asian flavours with lots of fish Gurka Beer Nice wine Lively atmosphere and good service

Thank VickyB116
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor and wasn't dissapointed, service was slow to start with but food was amazing, best curry ever. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Chef that evening was Saran, so compliments to the chef! Never tried Nepalese food before but thoroughly enjoyed it and will definately be back. Great location too, just off the Royal mile.

Thank Kay S
Paris, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner at Gurkha was a wonderful-who knew that some of the best and most flavorful Indian food I've had would be in Scotland??

Thank Emma G
Geneva, Switzerland
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168 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant was full and it was super heated. The staff seemed disoriented, we had to order 3 times to get a bowl of rice, which arrived and the end of the dinner. The food was flooding in cream sauce. And my friends and I had tummy-aches the next morning too.

Thank bigcop73
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal and although the restaurant was full the service was still good. All of the staff were very friendly and it was definitely service with a smile. The food was excellent so we will be returning soon.

1 Thank 1beltrix
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You cant go wrong with this place for Indian /Nepalese food. Unreal flavor and selection. Went to take a photo for the review but couldn't put my fork down after the first bite. Who knew you'd have to travel to Scotland for the best Indian food. Yum! *very busy on the weekends, recommend making a reservation. Although, they did manage... More 

1 Thank Ryan L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chicken lollipops a must, all staff are helpfull just ask. We had mixed tandoori which was wow wow wow. Been here a few times & never been disappointed.

Thank pwplumbingservices
Colchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and were seated quickly but then had a very long wait before we were asked for our drinks order- 15+ mins. I was on the verge of getting up and going out. The waitress seemed a bit grumpy. But the food really was very nice, hence the 4 stars. One thing that I didn't like- we ordered popadoms... More 

Thank Amy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
Indian, Asian, Nepali, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 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
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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Staying in Old Town

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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.
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