Gurkha Bar and Restaurant Musselburgh

Gurkha Bar and Restaurant Musselburgh

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Hours
Sun
14:30 - 22:00
Mon
14:30 - 22:00
Tue
14:30 - 22:00
Wed
14:30 - 22:00
Thu
14:30 - 22:00
Fri
11:30 - 22:30
Sat
11:30 - 22:30
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice Best of the Best 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
€8.00 – €30.00
CUISINES
Nepalese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Come and visit us to experience the Himalayan nation of Nepal in Musselburgh, Scotland. Nepalese food is becoming more popular worldwide because of the authentic taste and succulent flavours. We're the first Nepalese restaurant in the 'honest toun’ of Musselburgh, serving our mouth-watering Nepalese cuisine as well as your good old Indian all-time favourites. At our unique place our experienced and enthusiastic team will ensure you, your friends and family have a wonderful, memorable evening out with a huge variety of authentic and exotic Nepalese and Indian dishes served with our own perfect hospitality. About Gurhkas: "Better to die than be a coward" is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are an integral part of the British Army. The potential of these warriors was first realised by the British at the height of their empire-building in the last century. "If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha." -Sir Sam Manekshaw
PRICE RANGE
€8.00 – €30.00
CUISINES
Nepalese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles912 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
23
Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

matthew_graham23
Bridgwater231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 business
We have eaten here twice now while travelling for work and on both occasions the service and food were excellent. The restaurant interior is very traditional and clean. Portion sizes are very good and the food itself is excellent quality. Prices are comparable to other Indian restaurants we have eaten in and overall I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.
Written 25 January 2020
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Anne A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
My sister and i visited the resturant on sat 5th dec 2020 as it was my birthday. It was 2pm and we were the only only 2 customers.The place was immaculate and clean. We had a beautiful 2 course lunch and a couple wines. The waiter was very attentive the food was lovely, fresh and hot.They came out with a little ice cream cake with candles and sang happy birthday.Will def be back and would recommend
Written 9 December 2020
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurants
Dear valued customer thank you very much for your Lovely feedback we see you again future
Written 7 February 2021
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Pamela
Pathhead125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Well what a surprise that was .. First time visiting the restaurant. It certainly will not be our last. New owners and the food was sensational. Sam and his team of chef and front of house staff have put together a fantastic menu with authentic flavours, a great team front of house with a lovely welcome and smile and service was great . Our can highly recommend the Tandoori King Prawns as well as Bhuna . Nan breads were to die for and the special Karma Sutra cocktail to finish was fantastic. They say they have a lot to change with decor which will take time but the food was truly perfect. They did the right thing … Get the cooking and menu food correct the decor changes can follow. Lovely fresh flowers on the tables. I give the a huge 5 Stars for Service, Food . Very well done and we will be back many more times with friends .. ( candles on the tables always a nice touch too 😉) 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Written 27 February 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Hi Diamond40wl, Thank you for taking the time to review us, it's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you back with us again soon. Best wishes from the Gurkha team
Written 2 March 2022
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John C
Edinburgh48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
How this place can be the number 1 Indian in Musselburgh, amazes me. Ordered a takeaway through JUST EAT on Saturday night. There was a few of us, so It cost over £50. We put our order in at 6:15pm and were told that it would be delivered at 7:45pm. It was a bit of a wait, but it was Saturday and we anticipated that they would be busy. When 7:45 came and went, we checked the App, only to be told our order had been delayed, but would be with us shortly. From about 8pm onwards we tried to phone the restaurant to cancel the whole order, so we could place an order elsewhere. But it seems the phone had been taken of the hook. We tried over 200 times to contact them, but it was constantly engaged. At around 8:30pm the App then told us we could cancel the order, but it wouldn’t stop it being delivered! We eventually just cancelled it. Then at 9:15 the driver turned up with our takeaway. So it ended up taking 3 HOURS. The food itself was to say the least, mediocre. Certainly nothing the write home about. One lamb dish was nice the rest of our meals were very bland, and I’ve tasted better Nan’s from Aldi. We complained through the JUST-EAT App, who contacted the Gurkha. They very generously refunded us £3. Which shows me the are all about the money and certainly don’t care about their customers. Surely another Restaurant destined to go down the pan in the near further. You treat customers, that have a valid complaint with contempt, and they’ll soon go somewhere else. Just like we will from now on. You have lost the business of at least 3 families, due to your dreadful service.
Written 1 September 2020
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Hi Lb0JRC, Thank you for supporting review , we are now on different stage , you will have high level of experience with us , Please visit us , meet us and re review our improvement. Our team is working hard to be on top . Gurkha Management team.
Written 2 March 2022
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Julie1211969
Edinburgh11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
I was looking forward to trying out this restaurant for my mum as 80th after reading the reviews and it started out well with a warm welcome. Unfortunately it deteriorated rapidly from there. We were asked if we wanted the kids meals to come with the starters and we said yes, they didn't and after waiting 30 mins we asked about them, no apology was given and we waited a further 10 mins before asking again. We eventually received them 45 mins after the starters and having to chase our main course we finally received them 1he 40 mins after ordering, with the exception of one which mum waited another 5 mins for. All the excuses under the sun were used, from cooking freshly to the fact they were busy and even it's a celebration so we thought you wouldn't want to rush. The kids were starving, mu mum was past being hungry so it ruined what should have been a lovely evening. We got some money off the bill after insisting and a free drink but it should not have taken us to complain several times before an apology was issued. We had taken a cake and in the end we just wanted to take it home. Food wise it was hit or miss with some of us loving it and some disliking it. It seemed like they had over committed themselves to takeaways which were coming thick and fast.
Written 9 April 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Dear Julie, Thank you for your time and review, Firstly, we said sorry to you and offer drinks, all male customer enjoyed, laughed , we all were planning to change light , birthday music and bring cake on table on full restaurant atmosphere but you choose not to do it. It was my mistake on planning how and when to serve on table when restaurant is full. I thought the table with starter ordered and who have bottle of wine drinks will want to have break , give time for body and make the evening better. But, you were upset why other table got food who have no starters. I felt very sad we missed the birthday song and loud applause wishes from everyone. You asked for discount after discount. We paid the Birthday mum meal, kids meal and requested you to be happy , cut cake front of everyone. When you left the restaurant, other gentleman were taking with me about not to worry , I said to them it is my worst day in catering life I couldn't share happiness after doing all what we could. I gave another bottle of good wine for birthday mum to drink at home too. You reviewed 6 places , you are upset on 5 places and happy on 1 place. I hope you will visit weekdays if you want more focus on you. We were not busy until 6:30 pm all came in sametime so and our chef will need a bit time for quality fresh food.We would like to request to all to book before 6pm or after 8pm if quick food service needed. or You can give your party set meal on advance. I was happy to see all gentleman have happy faces , the kids were enjoying with magic , saying wow. Our chefs have served a lot for community while community suffered from Covid, They delivered free food to very needy homeless people. Now everything is expensive, people asked discount after discount and gave negative review. I hope you will have happy time and wishing you very best , see us on weekdays to have small tour in kitchen to understands us how your food were done, how long it takes etc. Kind regards Gurkha Team
Written 10 April 2022
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Local_East_Lothian
East Lothian15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
excellent food & excellent customer service food was full of taste/flavour - as you'd expect at an Indian cant fault the quality but the quantity is slightly lacking. given the order was from the a la carte menu, you would have expected decent portion sizes given the mains were around £12 and the shared mixed starter around £12, the portions were a bit smaller than you'd expect. When the starter arrived, We thought there was another plate going to arrive: the starters were full of flavour. Mains arrived in serving bowls, but would say the portions should have been bigger, given it was the a la carte menu.: The mains had plenty of flavour and were not over spiced. Think next time we will go at lunch time and try the lunch time offer. The food is highly recommended and would go again
Written 1 April 2023
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Harka karki
Hi local _East _Lothian Thank you for your feedback, it means a lot for us , we are happy to serve you again and again. Gurkha Bar and Restaurnat Management team
Written 1 April 2023
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PT
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 family
We went for lunch. There's an option for a fixed price lunch, which was reasonable, but we opted for the main menu which had a very good selection of dishes. The waiter was very attentive & the food was lovely. My only issue was that the restaurant was a bit too cool. We would certainly recommend people give this restaurant a try.
Written 29 January 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Thank you for coming for lunch and your positive feedback about the food. We're really proud of the unique and traditional dishes we offer and love to share them with our guests. We do very much appreciate your recommendation and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Gurkha again soon. We will definitely make sure we have the heating perfect in future, particularly when the weather is colder as it has been recently so thank you for bringing that to our attention here.
Written 10 February 2022
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Liz K
Edinburgh24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Best Indian food ever, fantastic service and reasonably priced. I ordered a dish that wasn’t on the menu and chef made it beautifully to my taste. The staff are very attentive and really want you to enjoy yourself Cater for all tastes too.
Written 17 February 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Hi Liz, Thank you for taking the time to review us, it's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you back with us again soon. Best wishes from the Gurkha team
Written 22 February 2022
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Bethany D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
Visited with my boyfriend earlier this month. Had been with a friend the month before and fancied coming back again as we had a lovely time the first time. The food and cocktails were beautiful, the atmosphere was lovely and front of house staff made you feel really welcome. After our meal we were even offered a wee shot of sambuca with a man who lit it for us which ended our night off nicely. The second time was just as good as the first and will definitely be returning here and recommending it to anyone else who is looking to eat out in Musselburgh.
Written 28 May 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Hi Bethany, Thank you for your review, great to know you are happy with services and quality , it means a lot for the team, we will be happy to serve you again and again. Gurkha Managment
Written 29 May 2022
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Steve R
Derby69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
I work with some Gurkhas so know what good Nepali food is along with being able to cook some select dishes myself. So after passing this place on the bus i had a look online. The menu was different when you looked in different places like of google maps or their own site so i just called up to order and explained what i had found. So, food turns up at the hotel no issues and in a pro bag with all hot food. Oh yes, this is amazing. The momos were really tasty and the chutney really nice too, this could have been a little spicier for me but it was still hot and tasty. Ive found some places seem to leave the heat out maybe for Western tastes? These didn't it was great. The lamb sekwua was lovely and the Chefs special lamb curry also. They were surprised when i called them to thank them for the great food. Shame they are 270 miles away from me. Ill be back sometime i hope, Feri Bhetaolaa!! If you don't know about Nepali food, its like a mix of Indian and Chinese. LOVELY!
Written 21 April 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Hi Steve R, Thank you for your review, great to know you are happy with services and quality , it means a lot for the team, we will be happy to serve you again and again. Gurkha Managment
Written 22 April 2022
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Paulina M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
I order food for delivery there almost every week. I can not praise this restaurant enough. The food is always made to perfection and you always get nice sized portions. The staff always welcome you warmly and sincerely. I have ordered food from many Indian restaurants around but this one is a little gem that you can not miss. The chef always do his best to prepare amazing dishes exactly how you want them. You can call them directly.
Written 2 May 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Y921URpaulina, Thank you for your review, great to know you are happy with services and quality , it means a lot for the team, we will be happy to serve you again and again. Gurkha Managment
Written 2 May 2022
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CGIThom
Edinburgh42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Booked a table online for dinner and received an email confirmation. Received a call this morning to check we were still going to be attending. Arrived, seated, given menus. Then told that they needed our table back in one hour due to being overbooked. We expressed our displeasure at this and the waiter said he could stretch to 1 hour 15 minutes. Our whole meal felt very rushed. As a family with three children, we don’t eat out very often so this was a festive treat. We were also aware that people on two tables next to us were asked to leave as the staff needed their tables and they hadn’t even had their mains by this point. Very disappointed. Poor customer service. Had staff explained this when they called us this morning, we could have come earlier or pre-ordered. Won’t be back. Ps food was good..
Written 31 December 2023
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Sassafras
United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 solo
Had such a lovely meal at this Nepalese restaurant.   Service and ambiance beautiful.   The real star is the food.  Perfectly spiced  and  so amazing.  I had the tomato soup as a starter.... truly the best tomato soup I've ever had.... them for mains a traditional dish with King Prawns.  Spectacular  entrance as they arrive sizzling!  The recommendation to have pilau rice was perfect.  And so so kind I felt for something green and they put a side dish of broccolli beautifully seasoned and not on their menu.  Just stunning people. Manager and waiter made me feel so relaxed.oh and my red house was moreish too. Thankyou for a lovely evening.
Written 24 May 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Hi Saaafrasst, Thank you for your review, great to know you are happy with services and quality , it means a lot for the team, we will be happy to serve you again and again. Gurkha Managment
Written 26 May 2022
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21chooch21
Dalkeith26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 friends
Great service very friendly. But confused by having to pay for a tray of pickles and poppadoms separately! Also noticed on bill that we paid £1.20 for our left overs to be put in a plastic box to take home. Tandoori mixed grill disappointed.
Written 9 November 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Dear valued customer, We asked all customer pre starter and drinks on arrival , our homemade chutney with papadam is very papular here , everyone like it , enjoying on it. About the prices, all listed in menu on first two pages too. We appriciated to all customer who take food home instead wasting the food. We pack the food in strong re-usable container and it is costly, We don't get free either.Can't give free packaging and service . Our portions are big , Our Tandoori mix is very tasty and you wish to take home for reason but you are disappointing, I am confusing too. Please report us here directly. You have so many negative experience on other places as well , hope you are real person not fake account owner and waiting your call back on my number which I sent to you. Thanks
Written 10 November 2022
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Dan F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Dropped in for a light dinner and was amazed by the authenticity of the offerings on the menu. I visited Nepal 10 years ago. Dining at Gurkha in Musselburgh brought back fond memories triggered by the food and the friendliness of the staff. A must for anyone in the area looking excellent food and friendly smiles!
Written 14 June 2022
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Gurkha Bar and Restaurant
Dear Danf,, Thank you for your review, great to know you are happy with services and quality , it means a lot for the team, we will be happy to serve you again and again. Gurkha Managment
Written 16 June 2022
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