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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We called in here on passing and dispite being very busy (will book next time) they managed to squeeze us in. The food was excellent so tasty and generous portions. The staff were friendly and we didnt have to wait long for food. Will deffinately be back

Thank Donna S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here one evening with my wife. We tryed the gúrka special chicken and it is probably the best indian/nepaleas dish í have ever had.

Thank Albert S
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will keep it short but FAB FAB FAB food, please don't take any notice to the negative criticisms. This is a really great Indian restaurant with lovely food and great staff. We will be going back when in Edinburgh again.

Thank dgturner1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there at lunch time on a Saturday whad great service and great food. I'm a Vegetarian so I really appreciated the good selection of Nepalese Vegetarian food. I had Vegetable MoMos as a starter followed by Aloo Kauli (Cauliflower and potato uniquely flavoured with chef’s own blend of spices) .It was delicious!!

Thank KerstinSkye
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If u r luking for authentic, good Indian food IN Edinburgh, this is a must visit place. We order Paneer Makhni and Chicken and could get Tandoori roti and Naans too. The food tasted fantastic and the portion was also very filling. The restaurant is spacious and has a friendly staff (Profile, u did a fantastic job). Its in d... More 

Thank Khushi S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is excellent with good food, good quantity, courteous staff and good service. Highly recommend if ur near old town..

Thank suraj s
Reykjavik, Iceland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must order a table, but don´t expect some fine dining with tablecloth. Party of five and we let the chef select for us. Everything was very good ... poppadoms, naan bred, korma chicken, king prawn and more.

Thank je107
Yarm, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten here a few years ago and wanted to return to see if it was as good as we remembered. Visited again last Tuesday evening and had an excellent meal. The food was certainly as good as we expected. The service was very friendly and efficient and the ambience was pleasant. The location is also very convenient. There... More 

Thank Ann W
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous find, great central location. Great food and service at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

Thank Katharine B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food service is a bit slow but I didn't mind the wait it was worth it. Will visit again when back in Edinburgh

Thank HeleneLiverpool

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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