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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 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We was only staying in Scotland for a few days, so was having a look to see where we could go, we came across this little restaurant! didn't looking busy, so we decided to give it ago! they didn't have what i normally have on the menu so i chose something else, and it was more tasty than what i... More 

Thank Ellis W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked after reading wonderful trip adviser reviews. We were not disappointed! Impressive vegetarian menu, I was spoiled for choice. Staff attentive and food excellent.

Thank Emily S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First place my husband took me for dinner in his home city been a frequent visitor for over 30 years. There is a wide choice of dishes and each one is well cooked and soooo tasty.

Thank Gillian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic lamb khutta! Try it. My boyfriend had an awesome chicken sagwala as well it was delicious. Cannot fault the food. The staff were so friendly and talkative, nice atmosphere created. Would definitely go back next time we are in Edinburgh.

Thank Evil_Duck93
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I visited this restaurant which was so convenient to where we were staying in the Inn Place. It was early on a Wed night in Feb and already the place was so busy. They had a fabulous menu of authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Service was excellent, food was so good and we were able to avail... More 

Thank Eimear99
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came here looking for a good curry in a city we didn't know very well and were not disappointed! All of the food was spot on and the atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely too, very relaxing

Thank Leanne K
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely Nepalese restaurant - authentic, delicious food and a very warm welcome. We had a simple dinner with momos, poppadums and bajis to start, followed by a couple of curries and rice. Tiger beer for us and mocktails for our teenagers. Having lived in Nepal for some time last year, it was a pleasure to come back!

Thank lucinda r
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live in Edinburgh you tend to look narrowly at anywhere off the Royal Mile as being tourist central. But this is a pleasingly authentic and substantial restaurant: simple decor, comfortable seating, friendly staff and - importantly - tasty food. The menu is not vast and has a number of familiar Indian dishes, but the execution is fresh. Pakora,... More 

Thank firenze02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in on a whim and had relatively modest expectations as it doesn't look like much from the outside - but the food is sensational, a real underestimation. Would definitely recommend and come again. Excellent.

Thank Henry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a range of food, from vegan to meaty, and it was all delicious and very flavorful - like the best I've had in India! Good, attentive service too. Highly recommended.

Thank amertner

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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
US$8 - US$23
Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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 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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