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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

) #79 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ 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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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
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 via mobile

Good location and very easy staff to deal with. We played golf all day and were very late for our reservation. I had been in touch though and the staff happily moved our slot and were very welcoming on arrival. Good Nepalese beers and the...More

Thank SonofScholes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We like Indian/Nepalese food, and this restaurant did not disappoint. The prices were reasonable, and the service was attentive. It also had a great location.

Thank EatOmaha
Reviewed 6 days ago

So we kind of pissed off the waiter before we sat down to eat. We had a large indian group missing the flavors of home. This place delivered in spades. Authentic taste and reasonable prices.

Thank TravelBeforeKids
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the starters was too spicy for our 8 year old, despite trying to choose something more neutral. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had a chicken momo to start (really nice), Poleko Bhale Kukhura (Chicken in nepalese sauce), and rice,...More

Thank Hunnipot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and food good. I have eaten Nepalese food before and this was on par. The restaurant is near the Royal Mile so has many tourists as customers.

Thank Jayne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I took a wee trip into Edinburgh for some sightseeing and after a great day we thought we'd finish it off with an Indian, we checked Tripadvisor's top ten and realised we were quite near this place, so off we went. First...More

Thank Geo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Nepal over 10 years ago and have lovely memories so it was great to find an authentic Nepali restaurant while away recently in Edinburgh. I chose Nepali dishes although they do Indian ones as well and was pleasantly surprised by the presentation and...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have walked along Cockburn Street many times, and have not tried this restaurant before. My only regret is that we hadn't tried this before. On arriving at 5.00pm on a Saturday, we were the first to enter the restaurant and by 7.00pm it was...More

Thank Winnie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After attending a pre wedding drinks reception, I was in need of dinner. Having just returned from a hiking holiday in the Dolomites, fuelled by meat and pasta, something to tickle the tastebuds was required. We chanced on the Gurkha, and the smell drew us...More

Thank Yua Haw Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family dinner ahead of Uni Graduation and everyone wanted some good Indian. Gurkha met the need and then some. We had a table of 8 and we were well taken care of by the staff. We had 6 different appetizers and each of them was...More

Thank FamFunIllinois
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-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
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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